Do This: Long Island Events September 4 – September 10

Social Distortion
Punk rock warlords Social Distortion obliterate The Paramount in Huntington Sept. 5, 2014 with Whigs & Jonny Two Bags.

Lisa Polizzi Band
The LI songstress (and Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of LI award winner) sings with an inner strength that can only be channeled straight from the heart. Music pulses through her veins and embodies her very soul. This is evident in every single performance, whether it’s at a small club on the South Shore of Long Island or gracing the stage of multitude singing competitions, and winning them. Her current incarnation—with a full band of equally talented musicians backing her—deliver powerful, passionate performances that span blues, dance, R &B, pop, and of course, rock. Rocking out at The Space’s FREE Thursday Night Live Music Extravaganza in The Lounge, this gig is a must-see. Trust us, you’ll love her. The Lounge at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free! Doors 5 p.m./Show 9 p.m. September 4

The Rising
This Bruce Springsteen Tribute possesses all the passion, all the artistry, all the fury of The Boss himself (or at least damn close to it) and will be performing his 1984 mega-platinum-selling Born in the U.S.A. in its entirety, along with all his hits, as part of the record’s 30th anniversary celebration. With special guest Bon Journey: A Tribute to Bon Jovi & Journey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $25. 7:45 p.m. September 4

Long Island at War
This moving, intense collection of paintings utilizes the transcendental medium of art to document the myriad roles LI played in nearly every war throughout American history. It is a powerful, emotional vision. The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, 1200 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook. longislandmuseum.org Exhibit included in price of admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors, students with ID $4, children under 6 and museum members Free. Thursdays: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Fridays: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Sundays: 12 p.m. till 5 p.m. September 4 through December 28

East Northport Annual Festival
Bicycle stunts, live music, magic shows, amusement park rides, mouthwatering food, sidewalk sales, and too many arts and crafts for sale to mention and an exotic petting zoo!? Will there be a llama munching on some grass? Will there be a squirrelly rabbit? Will there be chicken souvlaki? Grape leaves? Hummus? Will there be a baby fox!? Only one way to find out! John Walsh Park & Larkfield Rd., East Northport. eastnorthport.com/annual_events_festival.asp September 5 (6 p.m. to 11 p.m.), 6 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) & 7 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Social Distortion
Seminal punk stalwarts Mike Ness and crew take over the stage at The ’Mount for a no-holds-barred, rock-till-you-drop-or-are-carried-out mayhem fest replete high-octane, F-The-World anthems spanning the band’s nearly 40 years of ripping it, sure to include classics such as “Mommy’s Little Monster,” “Ball and Chain,” “Making Believe,” “Sick Boy” and “When The Angels Sing” along with newer firebombs from their latest, 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. With special guests: Whigs & Jonny Two Bags. You do not want to miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35, $75. 8 p.m. September 5

Cinema Arts Centre
The Last of Robin Hood
Starring Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning, this erotic, suspenseful biopic breathes life into the final, controversial years of Hollywood star gigolo Errol Flynn (Kline) and his torrid, scandalous affair with 15-year-old Beverly Aadland (Fanning), enabled by her fame-fiending mother Florence (Sarandon). Wow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Check website for ticket prices and showtimes. September 5 through September 11

Port City
This is a loaded day at The ’Rev indeed! First up it’s Long Island multi-instrumentalists and self-described “Band of Brothers” Port City—featuring their emotional, high-energy rock/indie/jazz/funk creations through piano, guitar, sax, bass, violin and drums—with fellow Long Island pop-punkers Chasing April & NY alt-rockers Chasing Carmen. 16 and older with ID. $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Doors 5 p.m. Then for the creatures of the night it’s The Electrix (Grateful Dead tribute) and Think Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute) doling out all the classic hits you just never get to see performed live anymore. 18 and older with ID. $10. Doors 8:30 p.m. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com September 6

Chris Isaak
The rockabilly swooner recently spoke with the Press regarding this gig, his acclaimed career and his love of Johnny Cash [Read It Here], among other things, remarking that he looks forward to “the fall foliage and an ebullient crowd!” This is a rock and roll gig for couples, hell yeah, but just as much for those lonely hearted jaders out there who walk along Jones Beach late at night staring at the extraterrestrial moon reflecting rippled bridges off the smooth lulling waters and say, “I know she’s out there, I’ll never give up, and when we meet, it will be like interplanetary lightning fire!” Or something like that. Expect mega-sexy blockbuster “Wicked Game,” along with many other melters. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50, $69.50. 7 p.m. September 7

Rock Legends Live! Jimi Hendrix
This cinematic celebration commemorating Hendrix’s artistry 44 years after his passing in September 1970 will include time travel clips from TV and live concert footage spanning his time melting planets with The Band of Gypsies and The Experience, featuring, among many other tunes: “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,’ “Fire,” Voodoo Child,” “Hey Joe,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.” Do not miss this film! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10/Public $15. 7:30 p.m. September 9

Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Ducks Stadium
Enjoy the Long Island Ducks game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs while raising much-needed awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer as 18 local breast cancer coalitions and countless supporters unite together to battle this insidious disease. [Read more about this amazing, important event HERE and at pinktie.org.] Together, we can beat this! Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip. 631-940-3825. liducks.com 6:35 p.m. September 9

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John Edward
This is the Long Islander’s “Coming Home Tour,” and is set to be a night absolutely full of unbelievable communications from loved ones who’ve crossed over to the other side, transcendental revelations and intense, passionate emotions, all around. Edward has a gift for delving deep into the afterlife and bringing forth messages from family members, lovers and friends who have “Crossed Over” to the next realm of existence. His psychic abilities are bound to amaze, excite and inspire. Wow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50, $65, $85, $100, $200. 8 p.m. September 9