After starting out as a hardcore punk band in the 1990s, this Maryland-based quartet won a cult following with their groovy funk rock with their seemingly non-stop touring. Warming up the crowd are American Sharks and Lionize. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$37.50. 8 p.m., Sept. 25.
Inspired by the reality TV star’s daughter and her puppy, Cookie Meets Peanut is an illustrated sibling story that highlights the fun family dynamics that erupt when a diva dog must learn to share and conveys how sibling harmony is reached when surrounded by love. Barnes & Noble, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. barnesandnoble.com Price of book. 7 p.m., Sept. 25.
The jam band impresarios follow the music wherever it goes as it twists, bends and moves from the instruments, bleeds from the amplifiers and finally, via the eardrums, nestles and takes root into the listeners’ very heart and souls. Will there be “Moe Rons” in attendance? Yes. Will they shake and dance to these addictive rhythms and melodies? Yes. Will they absolutely, unquestionably flat-out rock!? Most definitely! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com. $39.50-$64.15. 7 p.m., Sept. 26.
Nobody channels his anger to better effect than this caustic comedian, whose well-reasoned rage percolates through his pores the way an athlete sweats. This guy’s ill-humor is a tonic for the troubles of our time. He rants, he raves, he ravages against the hypocrites on a righteous rampage—at full volume when all cylinders are clicking—like a man possessed. And he clearly is, which makes us all the more appreciative to see what makes him tick and what ticks him off. Look out, Long Island—Lewis Black is here for two nights! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $62.50-$74. 8 p.m., Sept. 26, 27.
Sesame Street Live
The hottest-selling ticket in town (among the preschool set) is Sesame Street Live! Join Burt and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Little Bear and the Cookie Monster as they take the stage to sing, dance, and entertain their biggest little fans in this “Let’s Dance!” production. Whet your child’s appetite for theatrical musical performances. It might be their first show, but it certainly won’t be their last! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $22-$72. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26, 27. 2 p.m. Sept. 28.
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
Grammy-winning singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle are long-time friends and mutual admirers, each with a body of work that has earned them legions of fans. They’ve been on the road since March with a special tour, Songs and Stories, Together Onstage, which is sure to delight their followers here as they swap tunes, tales and tantalizing guitar licks. Colvin’s latest album, All Fall Down, was recorded in Nashville and produced by Buddy Miller, with Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan backing her up. She’s also published her memoir, Diamond in the Rough. Earle’s 15th album, The Low Highway, features the Grammy-nominated song, “Invisible.” He’s been seen acting in the HBO series The Wire and Treme, plus Law & Order, and in the movies Leaves of Grass and the The World Made Straight. When this pair of performers team up, a night of inspired music is in store. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com. $40-$64.15. 7 p.m., Sept. 27.
British multi-platinum music maker of 1960s English rock band the Strawbs and his band perform their classic hits. They will also do a Surf Rock tribute to The Ventures and The Shadows. Opening the show is Drive, a tribute to The Cars. Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org $15, $20 DOS. 8 p.m., Sept. 27.
Food Truck Festival
The Super Saturday horse races aren’t the only draw at the track this weekend. More than a dozen food trucks will be at the park, including Mac Truck, Pizza on Wheels, Mr. Nice Guy, Andy’s Italian Ices, Gorilla Cheese, Carl’s Steaks, Mike N Willies, Dub Pies, Papaya King, Come ‘N Get it BBQ, Crepe Truck, Hibachi Heaven, Mangia Italiano and El Paso. Bellmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. nyra.com/Belmont $5. 1 p.m., Sept. 27.
Last Comic Standing Live Tour
The top five comics for the latest season of NBC’s hit show—Rocky LaPorte, Lachlan Patterson, Nikki Carr, Rod Man, and Joe Machi—proved they can come up with an act in a race against the clock. The question that remains is how quickly can they make local audiences sides split? NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$74. 7 p.m. Sept. 28.
A Commack High School graduate with flaming red hair, Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian and TV personality known for cutting loose on MTV’s comedy series, Girl Code. She got her start on stage at the Gotham Comedy Club and hasn’t looked back—except when she consults Facebook constantly to see if the people who mocked her in high school have gotten ugly and fat. As she tells it, one of her proudest accomplishments is making her grandmother laugh so hard her teeth fell out. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Sept. 26.
Steven Wright once walked into his apartment to find that everything inside it had been stolen–and replaced with exact replicas. He has a full body tattoo of himself–only taller. If deadpan, quirky humor tickles your funnybone, don’t miss your chance to see this time-honored Academy-award winning, Grammy-nominated comedian live. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$50. 8 p.m. Sept. 27.
The Red Orchestra
When the Nazis ruled Germany, the group that this documentary is named for was identified as an underground anti-Nazi resistance movement. Count it as another one of the many things schools didn’t teach about the Holocaust. Q&A to follow with filmmaker Stefan Roloff. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $10 members, $12 public. 8 p.m., Sept. 27.
The day begins with a parade with pipe bands, Irish dancers, Celtic music as well as traditional food and beverages. Irish vendors will also hawk merchandise along the parade route. Parade at noon and Festival, various venues, Long Beach. longbeachirishday.com 10 a.m. Sept. 27.
Great Gatsby Boat Tour
Take a 90-minute boat tour of the bay that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, set on the Gold Coast, which readers know as West Egg (King’s Point) and East Egg (Sand’s Point). Town Dock, Main St., Port Washington. greatgatsbyboattour.org $25, kids under 12 half price. 12 p.m., Sept. 27.
This local singing and songwriting talent will be releasing her debut music video for her single, “Invisible War,” which captures her feelings of watching a loved one succumb to the destructive influence of opiate addiction. Opening performance by the duo The Crick. Sip This, 64 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream. sipthisny.com Free. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27.
Evoking jazz singer Billie Holiday is this bluesy Irish rockabilly songstress, who’s ditties are mix of upbeat and dark, ranging from the popular “Big Handsome Man” to the more badass “Psycho.” One of the coolest acts to come to town of late. Opening the show is Bellfuries. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$42. 8 p.m. Sept. 28.
You loved him as the muscular, lovable A. C. Slater in Saved by the Bell. You swooned over him as the host of Extra. Now, as the eye candy actor approaches 40, he’s reflected upon his successes, his failures, his loves and his life, and he’s written it all down in his book, Just Between Us, which he’ll be signing. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 2 p.m., Sept. 28.
Manhattan Short Festival
More than 100,000 cinemaphiles in over 250 cities worldwide will view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers in the 17th Annual Manhattan Short film fest, an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, allowing audiences to select their favorites. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30.
A month-long group art and photography exhibit showcasing the work of eight of Long Island’s award-winning artists and photographers. NYIT New York Institute of Technology, Wisser Memorial Library, 100 Northern Blvd., Old Westbury Campus. nyit.edu Free. Oct. 1-29.
—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tirana