OMFT stands for “On My Free Time,” signifying the hobby music once was for founders Steven “Stakczdadon” Edmonds, SirrAP the Don, and Tay. The rap group’s free time is much more limited since the response to their sound blasted them to the next level. After the success of their single “Living a Dream,” OMFT became bonafide headliners, prompting not only their professional musical careers but setting the stage for a lifestyle and a brand. Check out what OMFT is all about. W Lyrica, Midnight Grahmmer, MC CB, iDeal, Edward JJ Jones and Paulie C. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $12. 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
Do you want to know where metal is made? Look no further than The Foundry! Made up of the titans of rock’s biggest, baddest, and loudest bands, The Foundry’s lineup reads like a Who’s Who of Metal gods. Former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley, Disturbed bassist John Moyer, and Scorpions drummer James Kottakwith make up this legendary supergroup. It’s fair to say that they will blow the roof off of 89 North! The Vinyl Plane, I Ignite and Sonic Bliss. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Present N.M.O.
You don’t simply go to an Anders Osbourne performance–you experience one. His raw, tormented vocals give way to soulful guitar expertise. His lyrics–at once confessional and defiant–strike a chord deep within the secret recesses of your heart. He has teamed up with North Mississippi Allstars as N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osbourne), a collaboration wrought in heaven. If down-home emotional interplay is your thing, if poetry in lyrics tickles your fancy, if you love to experience the music of the soul, do not miss this show. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Feb. 26.
Gabriel The Marine
Long Island born and bred, Gabriel the Marine has been rocking out since 2008. Guitarist and singer Mike Desmond, violinist, pianist and vocalist Dylan Ebrahimian, guitarist Dominick D’Agostino, bassist Tom Costa, and drummer Tom Davis bring together both classical and jazz influences that deepen their unique sound. A festival favorite, Gabriel the Marine has played with such bands as Taking Back Sunday, Paramore, Weezer, and MGMT. You might also recognize their music from reality show Courtney and Kim Take New York. W Lion in the Mane and Persona. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. $10. 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
This bestselling author will speak and sign her new novel, Dorothy Parker Drank Here. In it, the acid-tongued Dorothy Parker is back and haunting the halls of the Algonquin with her piercing wit, audacious voice, and unexpectedly tender wisdom. Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, drink in hand, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on this side of eternity. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 17” LIVE ON ESPN
Join STAR Boxing founder Joe DeGuardia as he presents Cletus Seldin in what he describes as his “toughest fight yet” and several more. No stranger to the ring himself, DeGuardia has been fighting professionally almost since the womb and won the coveted 1988 Golden Gloves New York Championship. This night promises to be loud, raucous, full of adrenaline. Pretty much awesome. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
Wynonna And Friends: Stories & Song
In the great company of such female titans as Oprah, Whitney, and of course, Hillary, Wynonna Judd has earned her place among those recognizable by only a first name. Wynonna brings her powerful vocals to Westbury where she will be joined by a three-piece backup band (including her husband Cactus Moser). She will not only perform an intimate set of her well-known favorites, but she will regale audiences with stories that only she can tell: what inspired her, the back stories to the songs you already know by heart. A night not to be missed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Feb. 27.
This sultry indie singer/songwriter hailing from Brooklyn will serenade an intimate audience with her retro vocal styling often compared to Roy Orbison. Her appearance comes shortly after she released an expanded, deluxe edition of her latest album, Slow Phaser, featuring the singles “Girl You Look Amazing” and “Who Killed the Moonlight?” Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $32-$178. 8 p.m. Feb. 27.
Ring of Fire
A recreation of the original Broadway musical based on the life of the late great Johnny Cash timed to coincide with what would have been the Man in Black’s 83rd birthday, which is a much better tribute than watching Walk The Line again. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. Feb. 27, 28.
The comic whose oft-quoted “Bread & Milk” rant video has more than 13 million views on YouTube brings his stand-up routine off the interwebs and into real life. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $25. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28.
Nonstop Keg Party
Wait, endless beer and boundless music!? This gig is a must-experience, featuring some of the most talented, irreverent and unruly local hellraisers on the island. After rockin’ out to a few tunes and tossin’ back a few pops, be sure to track down PD’s bassist and ask about “The Wantagh Miracle” he dug up in his yard for some additional mind-bendin’! Society’s Downfall, Thirsty!, No Face, Playing Dead and The Shipwrecks. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com 3 p.m. Feb. 28.
A sonic collage of transcendental sound, featuring: City Of Trees, Set In Color, No Good News, Count To Ten, Say It Say It and One-Click Waiting. Vibe Lounge, 40 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre. vibeloungeli.com $12. 4 p.m. Feb. 28.
Masters of Illusion
Levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers are among the magical experiences that will have audiences not believing their own eyes. At one point, the entire audience participates in a mind-boggling illusion and some lucky individuals even get picked to assist with illusions on stage! The phenomenon is born from the multi-award winning television series of the same name, which will have new episodes this year on the CW Network. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.
This unlikely singer/songwriter has been doling out quirky word jumbles atop infectious grooves and mesmerizing audiences across the country with his unique melding of country, rock and hip hop. Worth checking out, if not to stand at the back of the room, with your beer in hand, jaw dropped, eyes peeled open wide, marveling, then to raise that drink high and simply dance, dance, jumble-dance along! Will he play his cult favorite, “Beer With Jesus”? Only one way to find out! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.
Touring behind his seventh solo release, Medicine, this blues guitarist and singer genius blends several different styles of playing with his own unique signature licks. Bound to satisfy not just fans of the genre, but those of just truly exceptional music as well. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.
Keb’ Mo’ Band
This three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music virtuoso has come to embody all the hopes and dreams, joys and sorrows in the great American art form known as the blues for a new generation of aficianados. Hard to believe he embarked on this journey just two decades ago, but here he is continuing to grow as an acoustic guitarist and an accomplished artist, and it’s fitting that on his 12th album, BLUESAmericana, he offers some of the most poignant and uplifting melodies he’s ever recorded. He imbues the Chicago blues, soul-blues, the legendary greats like “Big” Bill Bronzy and Robert Johnson, plus pop, R&B, rock and jazz influences. “I never set out to be a ‘blues guy,’” says Keb, who started out in life as Kevin Moore, “but the blues is very powerful and fuels what I do. The blues puts the ‘realness’ in it for me.” Get real with Keb’Mo’ and let him take your blues away. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$95. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Opening night for a reproduction of the love-happy hit musical. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the beginning of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?” Runs through March. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Theatrethree.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.
Miss Ida Blue
She’s smokin’, this long and lanky woman with a stogie and an attitude. And a talent that just won’t be boxed in. Born in Brooklyn, Ida leads a brassy blues group with her rich, roaring voice that can make a sweet song sassy, a bitter song blissful and a love song down and dirty. But this charismatic young artist is much more than that, she’s timeless. Her repertoire ranges from the raunchy to the racy and the profound. Maybe one moment she’ll evoke the struggles that beset Bessie Smith, the next she’ll unleash some thunderous stomp that will permeate your soul and make you glad to be alive. With her “gold gang” backing her on tuba, reeds, trumpet, guitar and drums, she proudly goes “bluesin’ and boozing.” As she tells it, “We’ve got lots of stories to tell you about no-good men, any kind of men, and drinkin,’ drinkin’ and drinkin.’” That sounds about right, doesn’t it? You bet it does. Prohibition-era cocktail specials with one free for those who dress the part. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Feb. 28.
Tales of New York
Headlining this show are hits that were inspired by the heart and soul of the Big Apple itself. Included are songs, duets and ensembles from some of the most famous New York City musicals, including Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Fiorello, Company, On the Town and Rent. Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Concert Hall, One South Ave., Garden City. Adelphi.edu $20. 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 4 p.m. March 1.
The Chocolate Expo 2015
Yes, such a magical gathering truly does exist. And yes, you and your family and loved ones can attend and sample chocolate, chocolate, glorious chocolate in too many delectable shapes and sizes to list her in this meager blurb. Lovers of all things cocoa can find everything from chocolate soap to chocolate-covered bacon at this festival of sweets. Rejoice, feed and enjoy! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., East Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $15 adults, $10 kids. 10 a.m. March 1.
Destinations and Journeys
An opening reception for a judge and jury art show across all mediums, this mega-celebration of beauty and intrigue and life is simply salvation for the heart. mind and soul, bound to leave all those in attendance wondering, questioning and recognizing the indisputable, sheer breathtakingly gorgeous transcendentalism that defines us and resides in the center of our very existence, all of us, no matter who we are, where we came from or aspire to be. Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery, 139 South Country Rd., Bellport. brookhavenarts.org Free. 1 p.m. March 1.
This documentary follows a group of Florida farmworkers who battle to pressure the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the US. The screening includes a panel discussion with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal, Theology and Religion Professor Jeremy Cruz, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster-T’ruah of Rabbis for Human Rights, former child Field Laborer Rosa Niave Kenny, Justice for Farmworkers advocate Librada Paz and Anita Halasz, executive director of Long Island Jobs with Justice. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 1:30 p.m. March 1.
The five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer returns to Long Island for an evening of soulful music that will amaze and inspire. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $50-$250. 7 p.m. March 1.
The Musical Box
Fans of Peter Gabriel and Genesis are in for a rare treat. The Canadian band known as The Musical Box—the only group authorized by Peter Gabriel to perform Genesis music live—is coming to town in order to recreate, note for note, the 1973 concert “Selling England By the Pound,” which promoted the release that year of Genesis’ fifth studio album. The “Selling England” tour had started in September and ended in May in New York City. Maybe folks who were at that show will make the trek to Westbury so they can relive the magic moments all over again. And if they close their eyes, it will be like they never left. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. March 1.
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Four competitors—ring warriors John Cena, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio and Brock Lesnar—continue their grueling trek to that ultimate wrestling super-performance, Wrestlemania. Who will triumph? Who will fall by the wayside of history? Who will beg for mercy amid thousands of raucous, screaming, bloodthirsty fans!? Only one way to find out, dear Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and Junkyard Dog groupies. Only one way to find out. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $30-$125. 7 p.m. March 1.
“Celtic Punk Invasion Tour” with Special Guests: The Mahones & Blood or Whiskey; and Bryan McPherson Boston’s blisterin’ and bagpipin’ Celtic punk rock icons, Dropkick Murphys, bring their own special brew of blazing rock ‘n’ roll, traditional folk, working class roots and unabated passion to everything they do. Their music gives a nod and a fist pump to The Clash, The Pogues, and even AC/DC and the Clancy Brothers. Thanks to their connection to Woody Guthrie’s daughter, Nora, and her son, they’ve also breathed new life into Woody’s lyrics, and thanks to the new owners of the Red Sox, they brought back a tune from the Vaudeville era and made “Tessie” a favorite of fans at Fenway Park. From a Quincy barbershop to doing a title song in a Martin Scorsese film, these lads have come a long way—but they always remember with pride and a pint how they got here. As bassist and vocalist Ken Casey put it, “We want to be a punk rock band first and foremost, you know, leaving your ears bleeding.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30.50-$50. 8 pm March 3, 4.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Extreme
Under ringmaster David Shipman’s guidance, this circus has gone to extremes to provide more thrills than ever before. This show features the youngest human cannonball in the world, the 25-year-old Gemma “The Jet,” who rockets more than a hundred feet under the arena sky—and, best of all, she doesn’t explode upon impact! The brave Benny Ibarra leaps and bounds atop the terrifying Pendulum of Steel, while the Daring Danguir do their death-defying footwork on a high-wire as narrow as a human thumb. In a breathtaking display of freestyle sports, these awesome performers will show off their amazing gymnastic moves on BMX bikes, trampolines, and “slackline” straps. Did someone say, What about the animals? No Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show would be complete without the popular pachyderms known as the Asian Elephants, plus the Bengal tigers, the twin-humped camels ridden by Mongolian “Desert Goddesses” and, last but not least, 16 performing poodles. Let the show begin! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $23.25-$75. Times vary. March 4-8.
—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III