Diamond, Newman and Berg
These three top musicians—singer/multi-instrumentalist David Diamond and guitarists Mark Newman and David Berg—conceived this very special onetime performance when all three played the Great South Bay Music Festival last year. Hear musical history be made. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $10. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12.
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, for damn good reason. With a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million, the band is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” With more than 30 years of musical glory under their belt, Foreigner continues to rock the charts, show after show and hit after hit. Recently, Foreigner released The Best of Foreigner & More, a new, high-definition live recording celebrating the band’s most successful album of all time. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Feb. 12.
Rock & Roll Valentine Massacre
Long Island’s best hard rock, rock and alt-metal bands join forces for one wicked Friday the 13th show dedicated to all the brokenhearted rock and roll romantics out there who would rather celebrate in the glory of loud guitars, thunderous drums and mind-bending rhythm than fork over hundreds or even thousands of dollars toward our corporate overlords under the guise of love. Come commiserate, revel and rock out together, united in jaded fury. Come profess your undying servitude to the throne of rock. Come sing in unison: “We will love again! We will love again! You can never eradicate a true heart! Love is distorted amplified visions! Love is intergalactic sonic devastation! Love is immortal and so is rock!” The lineup includes local hellraisers Dead Superstar, Breakage Rising, SOMA, Eternity Fallen and The Royal Guard. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
Airs, The Uncommitted and Piazzolla Caldera
The world-renowned Taylor 2 Dance Company will perform a program of classics and recent masterworks featuring three pieces from the Paul Taylor repertoire performed in studio style so as to focus on the choreography, as well as the athleticism, humor and range of emotions typically found in the legendary choreographer’s work. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $35. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
One of the earliest purveyors of horror-punk sci-fi nuclear devastation, these hellraisers will transform what has (sadly) become a corporate holiday into sheer, absolute and unrefined rock and roll glory. Forget flowers. Forget chocolates. Forget even White Castle (for those unaware, the Castle does table service, portraits and even Shrimp Nibblers on V-Day). Choose punk rock! St. Valentine’s Day Massacre with local legends Two Man Advantage & Haunted Hacienda. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$60. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.
Stevie B headlines this star-studded Freestyle concert starring 10 of the hottest acts of the 80s/90s Freestyle era, performing his hits “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” “Love & Emotion” and “I’ll Be By Your Side.” Also performing will be George Lamond, Noel, Soave, Seduction, TKA, Lisette Melendez, Sugarhill Gang, Nayobe and Judy Torres. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.
Country music star (and eye-candy, according to one Press staffer) Easton Corbin will perform his hit singles “A Little More Country than That” and “Roll With It,” to a rollicking crowd in Wantagh. His pure country voice, captivating smile, and lyrics that are at once pure fun, while pulling those emotional strings, are sure to delight music fans, and create more. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh muls.com $30. 9 p.m. Feb. 13.
This is All Now
Join alt-rock boy band This is All Now as they rock out to such fun songs as “The Best Night of my Life,” an anthem that pays homage to red solo cup, no-parents-home partying. Let that party continue as these guy rollick and frolic on stage, jamming to original songs that will bring down the house. Sure to be a fun night! Count To Ten, Here’s To You, Matt Weiss, Robbie Rosen, The Little Red Men, Amanda Jayne Revolution. Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $12, $14 DOS. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
Have you spent countless nights alone, in front of your computer, swooning in unrequited wonderlust at the adorable magical magnetism of your favorite You Tube and Vine stars as they bedazzle you into a hypnotic trance, boppin’ and laughin’ and smilin’ into the wee hours of the mornin’ light? Have you cried, literally broken down, clinging for dear life onto your lil fluffy stuffed bear, tears streaming down your face as these Internet sensations reached straight through the monitor and just tugged, tugged, tugged at your heartstrings? Have you rescheduled your life around those posts, pushing off important familial and friends-related events and gatherings simply to share just a few more fleeting moments with these social media darlings!?!? Well tonight is truly your night, dear cyberspace voyeurs! The world’s first all-ages social media tour and music festival is in town, featuring Sam Pottorff, Taylor Caniff, Rickey Thompson, Twaimz, Dylan Dauzat, Luke Korns, Danny Edge, Paul Zimmer, Sebastian Olzanski, and Nick Tangorra Band, along with many more of these computer-screen heartthrobs! Expect laughs. Expect mesmerizing performances. Expect cyber-fantasies, realized. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$35. 3 p.m. Feb. 14.
Party Hosted by Lil Wayne
DJ Smooth, DJ Mello, DJ Zeke, DJ Monumental and DJ Scoota will be on the ones and twos as crunktastic rapper Lil Wayne hosts the NBA All-Star Weekend Day Party. Wwwwhat!? OK!!! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $50. 3 p.m. Feb. 14.
These Mississippi rockers know how to rock! Yes, their title is a Biblical reference. Yes, they are touring in support of their latest, 2014 firebomb Blood Stained Revolution. Yes, this will be one performance for the books. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh muls.com $15. 6 p.m. Feb. 14.
Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing. She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. She recently made history with her sixth consecutive Grammy Nomination and a Best Comedy Album win for Calm Down Gurll. She has written and starred in 20 televised comedy specials, draws huge audiences on New Year’s Eve co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special with Anderson Cooper, and was recently named the new host of E!’s Fashion Police. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$62.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
American Jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra will perform their R&B funk, and pop-infused jazz hits to a delighted audience who is ready to jam. This prolific group, who has released over 30 albums that sold over 10 million copies, is a blast on the road, thriving in their live performances. Will they perform their top hits, like “Shaker Song” and “Morning Dance”? Only one way to find out, with this special Valentine’s night performance. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
Dry-witted, deadpan comedian and animal rights advocate Elayne Boosler will regale audiences with stories of her Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn, and hysterical observations about life, love, and the world we live in. Known for her energetic and sharp improvisational skills, Booster has worked with the top brass among legendary comedians, including Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, Freddie Prinze, and Richard Lewis. The first woman to perform her own stand-up special on cable television, Booster is a trailblazer who performs side-splitting bits that audiences repeat to friends long after her shows close. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $48. 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
Tap dancer Savion Glover and his ensemble take tap dance to new heights performing to music by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Shostakovich. Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. staller.sunysb.edu $48. 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
Valley Stream, Long Island-native and Press favorite Jim Breuer returns to his roots on LI to perform his signature hilarious stand-up. Expect to see spot-on impressions of the rock legends he loves, including James Hetfield of Metallica and ACDC’s Angus Young. Prepare to be schooled by the ultimate “marriage warrior” and, if we’re lucky, his notorious Saturday Night Live character, Goat Boy, just might make an appearance. No matter what he throws at the audience, they are in for the time if their lives. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$59.50. 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
Whether in front of an orchestra, in the recital hall or in a chamber music setting, Ms. Rabotkina impresses audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts,” according to The Washington Post. The award-winning Russian professional concert pianist will translate life, beauty and love through the ivory keys, dipping back and forth through another realm of transcendentalism which somehow reaches deep inside the human experience to show a simple, if fleeting and refractory glimpse of our very collective soul. Upper Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Hwy., Great River. bayardcuttingarboretum.com $5. 2 p.m. Feb. 15.
Performing some much-needed summery songs are the half-dozen groups playing at this all-day reggae festival. The lineup includes No One’s ARC (aka Noah’s ARC), Roots Foundation, Soul Junkies, Project Vibe, the Half Breeds and a special guest. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15.
Latino superstar and two-time Grammy award winning singer Marc Anthony will rock Nassau Coliseum with his signature dance moves and hit songs like “I Need to Know” and “You Sang to Me.” Anthony, the top-selling salsa artist of all time (and ex-husband of current Long Islander JLo) can also claim job titles of singer/songwriter, producer, actor, and fashion designer, to name but a few of his prodigious talents. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. Nassaucoliseum.com 7 p.m. Feb. 15. $59.50-$222.30.
Currently touring in support of his second and most recent solo record The Flood and the Mercy—and celebrating the 20th anniversary of his former band Live’s Throwing Copper—he’ll be searing new infectious songs into the minds of all those in attendance, creating new memories to a new soundtrack, one forged from the saving turmoil of his split with Live, and also in celebration of his heartfelt and timeless music. [Read More Here] Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
Hilarity, magic and bizarre, talking wooden puppets combine in the comedic tour de force that is Pizzi, who’s been leaving audience members across the country in stitches with his knee-slapping brand of standup and ventriloquism. Armed with his jokes and a small army of characters, get ready for laughs that’ll continue long after this must-see appearance! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $45. 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
Million Dollar Quartet
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock n’ Roll,” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.”Great balls of fire! Here’s a hit! A palpable hit! Raw musical exuberance! Powerhouse performances! Jaw-dropping and hugely enjoyable!” – Chicago Tribune. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $48-$83. 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
The Fab Four
This foursome hails from California but the sound and the feel are pure Liverpool through and through. Founded in 1997 by Ron McNeil, who’s the John Lennon of the group, the Fab Four are the ultimate Beatles tribute band. It’s like they just stepped out of “another really big” Ed Sullivan Show and right onto the stage before your own eyes and ears. And when they put on their flashy Sgt. Pepper’s suits, you’ll think it was just “20 years ago today” when he taught the Lonely Hearts Club band to play. Aren’t you in the mood for some Beatlemania? Don’t pull your hair out. Come together with the Fab Four and get your “yeah-yeah-yeahs” out! The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$50. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15.
Lee Brice looks a little like the English tough-guy action-film star Jason Statham, only with a scruffier beard and a baseball cap on backwards. It’s no surprise to learn that Brice attended Clemson University on a football scholarship. Born in 1979 in Sumter, South Carolina, Brice is a Billboard-chart-bustin’ country music singer who tells it like it is about love and work. Take the title of his newest album, I Don’t Dance. Or how about his song “Upper Middle Class White Trash”? When he’s dispensing lessons on his hit, “Drinking Class,” we sit up and take notice. But he’s probably best known for his “Love Like Crazy,” which was a huge hit for 56 straight weeks. This singer/songwriter is truly an American original, and Tennessee is lucky to have him—but it’s good that those Nashville cats let him loose now and then so he can come play here on our humble Island. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$63. 8 p.m. Feb. 15.
Jay and the Americans
This classic 1960s pop group has been going strong for decades with their version of what’s come to be known as “blue-eyed soul.” Interestingly, they notched their greatest success on the pop charts after the original Jay, the singer John “Jay” Traynor, was replaced by Jay Black, who had agreed to change his name from David Blatt. This second Jay sang lead for the group’s hits like “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia” and their remake of the Drifters’ “This Magic Moment.” After Black split in 2006, the remaining Americans brought in a third Jay to perform with them: John “Jay” Reincke. That’s a lot of Jays to keep track of, but these Brooklyn guys have a lot of staying power—and so does their music. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. Whbpac.org $45-$75. 8 p.m. Feb. 15.
The Black Hearts Ball
A post-Valentine’s Day dance party with two rooms of DJs spinning synth pop, new wave, post punk, goth rock, industrial and ebm. Local artists will also be exhibiting their work. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $8, $12 DOS. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15.
Movie Trivia Night
Cinemaphiles in teams of six or less put their movie knowledge to the test as they go head-to-head in a trivia contest for cash prizes in the Sky Room Café. There can be only one. Cinema Arts Cerntre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $5. 8 p.m. Feb. 16.
The sensational chef, Rocco DiSpirito, is the popular host of “Now Eat This!” A Queens native, he’s known for his innovative fusion style of Italian cooking. He really served up a best-seller when he wrote “The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days by Eating the Foods You Love.” Who wouldn’t want to sink their teeth into a book that presents recipes you can relish like that? He specializes in fat-burning foods with gluten-free cuisine. And now DiSpirito is out of the kitchen with his latest called, “Cook Your Butt Off.” This man offers healthy cuisine choices to make a new you out of you as you dine sublime! Mangia! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Feb. 17.
Dave Clive’s Nawlins Funk Band
His heart is forever enshrined in the Crescent City but he calls Brooklyn home, and that’s where Dave Clive puts on the funk the New Orleans way, making his part of Coney Island a tasty little Cajun-Creole paradise. This veteran drummer and bandleader has been bringing the back beat of the Big Easy to the Big Apple for years, and then adding his own spices to it and stirring the pot, so to speak, like a juicy jambalaya simmering on a hot stove. His dad was a classical pianist but he studied jazz in high school and later at the Berklee College of Music, but the funk always ran deep in his veins. He’s got the bayou in his blood. Hey, Pocky Way, every day is Mardi Gras time when Clive’s Nawlins Funk Band starts to play! Is there really any better place to celebrate Fat Tuesday than at a jazz club named for the famed NoLa neighborhood? Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17.
Darcy Novick Presents Comedy Night
This comic knows how to make you laugh—and just as important, she knows who will make you laugh. This self-proclaimed “Princess of LI Comedy” has been producing comedy shows for years. Novick got her start when Richie Minervini hired her to manage the East Side Comedy Club in Huntington, where some upstarts named Jerry Seinfeld and Rosie O’Donnell once grabbed a mic and cracked jokes. The two pros recently took over the Borgata Comedy Club in Atlantic City. She’s got roots on Long Island, thanks to the Annual Long Island Comedy and Music Fest, which she helps put together through Darcy Novick Productions. A survivor herself, she’s also been “giving back” by helping other women with breast cancer through her “Bosom Buddies” charity campaign, which fights against this very unfunny disease with love and laughter. This very funny night features the great comedian Rob Magnotti of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” fame, plus Peter Bales and Eric Haft, to name a few. Some of the proceeds will go to benefit the American Cancer Society. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $10-$16. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18.
—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III