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This pop/rock quartet is coming to Long Island from LA to play for fans songs off their debut album, Louder, which was released last year. Fans of Disney’s Austin & Ally will recall the band’s singer/guitarist, Ross Lynch, who appears regularly on the show. Opening the show is Ryland and Jessarae. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $39.50. 7 p.m. Nov. 28.
Old School Comedy Jam
Legendary comedian Eddie Griffin, best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the UPN sitcom Malcolm and Eddie, will swing by LI, joined by Bruce Bruce and Lil Duval. Get ready for raucous laughter to overtake you and your friends as these comedians jump from sketch comedy and impressions (who could forget Eddie Griffin as Michael Jackson on crack on Chappelle’s Show?) Leave the kids at home as these guy are known for some raunchy, foul-mouthed, belly ache-inducing comedy. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $50-$85. 8 p.m. Nov. 28.
Break out the kilts and prepare your livers, because this LA-based Irish folk punk septet will play their fan favorites, including “Another Bag of Bricks,” “Drunken Lullabies” and “Devil’s Dance Floor.” Warming up the crowd will be The Mighty Stef & The Pasadena Band. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $32.50-$65. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
Fans of the Emmy-award winning show American Horror Story will recognize Patti Labelle as a guest star this season. This singing virtuoso and master of the stage and screen, who dominated “lady Marmalade” before Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink were twinkles in their mothers’ eyes, will dazzle and delight lucky Long Islanders. Treat yourself to a night with the “Godmother of Soul,” the “High Priestess of Good Vibrations” and the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Soul.” With Will Downing. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $69.50-$84.25. 9 p.m. Nov. 28.
Who? Whooo-ooo!? These nocturnal birds of prey, of course! An hour-long live animal presentation featuring owls from Long Island and all over the world followed by a night hike to hear and see who is awake after sunset. Bring a flashlight. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, 2225 Washington Ave., Seaford. nassaucountyny.gov/parks $5. 6 p.m. Nov. 29.
Saturday night dance party featuring the R&B songstress from Long Island while DJ Smooth City spins house, hip hop and rock. Let’s get this a-bumpin’ and a-groovin’ thang goin! Bring those dancin’ shoes! Holla when you get there! Let’s party till dawn! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave. theemporiumny.com $15. 10 p.m. Nov. 29.
Five time Grammy award-winning singer Michael McDonald, originally of Steely Dan and then the Doobie Brothers, is “Takin’ It to the Streets” of LI for an evening of holiday hits. Prepare for a night of old-fashioned Motown-inspired rock and roll with a legendary singer/songwriter who could be heard on the end credits of the film South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut singing “Eyes of a Child,” written by South Park’s Trey Parker. (So you know he’s a big deal.) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 7 p.m. Nov. 30.
No rocker plays guitar like Joe Walsh. He’ll always be that hard-hitter with the blazing licks like the ones he laid down with the James Gang, when he made a name for himself with “Funk 49” in 1969. He’s recently updated that number with “Funk 50,” a tune from his first solo release in 20 years. Called Analog Man, his new album is produced by Jeff Lynne, who gave Electric Light Orchestra and The Traveling Wilburys their lush harmonies, intricate arrangements and dense sound. Over the years Joe sometimes flies with The Eagles but he’ll be winging it himself for two nights at the Paramount. As his song titles say, “Life’s Been Good” for this anything but “Ordinary Average Guy.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$125. 8 p.m. Dec. 1.
Wrestling star, author, producer and Long Islander, will appear live in person to present I Am Santa Claus, a documentary that spent a year following the lives of six men who are professional Santas. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
This uplifting American a-cappella group features the amazing vocal chords of Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Chris Rupp, Tim Foust and Adam Rupp. One guy’s from Georgia, another from Texas, and three from Minnesota. How they love to sing! There’s a welcome country blend to the harmonies gushing from their talented tonsils and percussive lips as comes across crystal clearly on their new holiday album Full of Cheer, which they’ll be sharing freely when they perform. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $34.50-$46.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 2.
An iconic work of world-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián. Also featuring a new piece choreographed by Adelphi faculty member Orion Duckstein relating to the stress of constant armed conflict in the modern era which is a tie-in to Adelphi University’s yearlong look at the “Changing Nature of War and Peace.” Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Olmsted Theatre (One South Avenue, Garden City aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-6, plus 2 p.m. performances Dec. 6, 7.
The winner of the tenth season of American Idol, Scott Cooke “Scotty” McCreery released his first album, Clear as Day, in 2011 and saw it go platinum. Ever since this young country star has been winning over fans the world over with his strong faith and no-frills, earnest sensibility. His newest single, “Feelin’ It,” recently took the No. 1 spot on the Taste of Country’s Top 10 Video Countdown, so whatever this young man’s got, it’s gotta be contagious—in a good way. He’s performed for President Obama, sung the national anthem at the World Series, gone the distance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and toured from coast to coast. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $34.50-$74. 8 p.m. Dec. 3.
—Compiled by Jamie Franchi, Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tirana.