112 Weddings—Real to Reel
After two decades of filming weddings, director Doug Block wondered what had become of all those happy couples. Driven by deep curiosity, he tracked them down so he could interview them again and create this insightful new documentary about this long held cultural tradition. Block will attend the screening in person. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8.
Princesses and Heroes
Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen will now share their story of true love. Believing is just the beginning in this mesmerizing show where dreamers will witness the magic of eight Disney Princesses—including Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White—make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $25-$165. Times vary. Jan. 8-11.
Yacht Rock Revue
There’s plenty of smooth sailing when this band comes on board the stage with their tributes to the big easy sound of the ’70s. Think Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and Toto, to name a few of the bands they cover. When these Virginians first donned their polyester suits, captain’s hats and aviator glasses back in ‘09, they didn’t know that the course they charted would take them this far. But the wind was at their backs, and they’ve been making waves ever since. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$40. 8 p.m. Jan. 9.
Winter Harvest of Artists
To view life through the artist’s lens is to glimpse pure beauty, acknowledge mortality, accept and welcome the divine. This is living life on a daily basis, sort of everyday revelations, so to speak. Come walk among them and see what they see, hear what they hear, and feel with your heart the very essence of what it is to be alive. An opening reception for an exhibit featuring local artists in a nationally recognized gallery. Exhibit is on view through Jan. 31 at B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. bjspokegallery.com Free. 2 p.m. Jan. 10.
C. C. Wang: Collector, Connoisseur and Painter
Kathleen Yang, author of Through a Chinese Connoisseur’s Eye, discusses C. C. Wang, a celebrated collector and connoisseur of Chinese art, as well as a painter himself, whose holdings included one of the world’s great collections of classical Chinese paintings and Chinese literati paintings of the 20th century. Yang studied with Wang for decades to understand the traditional connoisseurship mentoring system that has existed in China for centuries. She will discuss the importance of Wang’s collection, how he judged paintings for acquisition and Liu Dan’s landscape paintings. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn. $15 public, $5 members. nassaumuseum.org 3 p.m. Jan. 10.
Fans of his two Comedy Central specials, They Put It Out There and Ouch!, can vouch for this comic’s side-splitting spot-on impressions, spontaneous outbursts and clever insights. His off-the-wall performance delivers the laughs and points out the hilarious absurdities in our illogical, pop-culture-obsessed world. See why Gene Lavanchy of FOX – TV Boston called Pablo Francisco “the most talented comedian in the business today.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$55. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.
Four gentlemen from Toronto who called themselves The Diamonds once shined as one of the most popular singing groups of the 1950s. They topped the charts with “Little Darlin’” in 1957, and since then it’s sold more than 20 million copies. Their interpretation of Doo-Wop R&B drew them legions of fans in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. They appeared 33 times on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, and they returned to prominence with a PBS special in ‘04. Although two of the original foursome have died, their music lives on with their unique blend of “classic rock & roll with today’s attitude!” Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main. St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.
Adventures in Bluesland Featuring Felice Rosser
If you’re looking for some good-time American Blues, look no further than Adventures in Bluesland, the latest album of singer/songwriter/guitarist/blues-harpist Phil Gammage, whose tour hits LI this week! Come listen to the old-school Texas-infused, raw-riffin’ guitar that keeps his audience on their feet, dancin’ and drinkin’ the night away to these original songs and their diverse selection of blues covers. You are in for a treat when guest vocalist Felice Rosser takes to the mic with a voice that hits you deep in the soul. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.
This is not your father’s acapella doo-wop group. Rockapella infuses their sophisticated, dynamic sounds without the embellishment of any instrument other than the human voice–only you didn’t know what feats the human voice could accomplish until you’ve heard these guys live. From catchy originals to updated covers, this group knows how to get down and get funky, in a contemporary fashion that have inspired so many. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.
The Other Side
An opening reception for a photo exhibit of works by New York artist Xiomáro. The collection of 29 photographs will look at the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, a National Park unit of the Fire Island National Seashore. At the heart of the collection are photographs of undated wooden crosses bearing generic slave names, set apart on the other side of a fence from the elaborate individualized stones of the Floyd family cemetery. The photographs serve as spiritual memorials to the laborers—both enslaved persons and paid house servants of color—who worked on the estate. Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. xiomaro.com Free. 3 p.m. Jan. 11.
Winter Choral Concert
The audience is invited to sing along to five local choirs as they perform liturgical and holiday music. The choirs include Chancel Choir of United Methodist Church, Choir of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Nassau Chamber Chorale and The Community Synagogue Choir. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. Sands Point Preserve, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. TheSandsPointPreserve.com $10 per car, free with annual pass. 3 p.m. Jan. 11.
The King of Persian Pop, aka “Mr. Genius,” is just that, a master of his craft who has the supernatural ability to literally tear at his listeners’ heartstrings while swirling through realms of transcendental aural nirvana. Actually, some would say that’s a bit of an understatement. Witness what all the superlatives justify at this insanely intimate and rare gig, featuring the Iranian vocalist, singer/songwriter, composer, musician, and arranger in all his extraordinary glory! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$85. 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
Texas in July
“Intense. Fast. Intricate. Strong. Loud. Technical. Passionate. Aggressive.” That’s how the members of TIJ describe themselves. The metal/hardcore hellraisers sweep through Amityville on a tour behind their latest firebomb Bloodwork. Weathering a lineup change yet as ferocious and powerful as ever, this local gig is a chance to experience exactly what a full-on metal assault means close-up. Warming up the crowd will be My Kingdom, Diamond Cutter and Critical Era. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $12, $14 DOS. 6 p.m. Jan. 11.
Art Gallery Reception
An opening reception will be held for the 2015 Rotational Art Gallery exhibit featuring local artists ranging from novices to more experienced. Works will then be displayed around town. Light refreshments will be served. Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. oysterbaytown.com Free. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13.
Men of the Cloth
An inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, a resident of Bay Shore, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti—-three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their career. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion. Men of the Cloth screens in the Creativity Film Series with filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos & master tailor Nino Corvato. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14.
—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tirana.