Do This: Long Island Events April 16 – 22

Nita Strauss Sam Ash
Six-string siren Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper’s guitarist) will be demonstrating her virtuosic prowess during a meet and greet at Sam Ash in Carle Place this week!

Cavalera Conspiracy
The Cavalera brothers thrashed their way into our lives in the ’90s and haven’t slowed down since. The Brazilian bro band’s latest record Pandemonium sums up what these two metalheads are all about: unleashing pulse-pounding sounds with unfiltered rage. These guys are ready. Are you? With fellow hellraisers Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity, Lody Kong and Accelerator. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $27.50, $30 DOS. 6 p.m. April 16.

Dr. Scott Banks
The author will speak and sign his new guide book Natural Cures for Dummies. This user-friendly reference arms you with information on the symptoms and the root causes of your health problems along with a proven, natural and customized prescription. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. April 16.

Claudia Russell / Bruce Kaplan & Glen Roethel
Smoky vocals and masterful guitarwork define the husband-wife duo of Russell & Kaplan, painting multi-layered collages of sound and color and emotion across a canvas born from San Francisco. Roethel is a pop-folk-rock-singer-songwriter renowned for aura-inspiring, soul-warming positive lyrics and melodies. Touring in support of his latest album, Unfolding, Roethel can be counted on to deliver lush, soothing, baritone-tenor crooning atop an array of guitar and ukelele originals and covers, all sure to heal your very spirit. Wow. This show-stoppping performance is all part of CAC’s beloved Hard Luck Café concert series, held on the third Thursday of every month in the Sky Room. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 16.

The Smoking Gun Band
Do your feet twitch when you hear really great music? Do they begin to tap and jostle and pump to the rhythm, uncontrollably catapulting you up from your seat and out onto the dancefloor, the aisle, the top of the bar? Do you raise your glass in joyous homage when you hear a crying, lonely guitar note that just somehow captures everything you’ve been feeling for the past several months but just could not seem to fully express? When you hear a vocal possessing not just perfect pitch and harmonics, but a messy, dirty, beautiful piece of the singer’s very heart and soul, does it make you howl a glorious “Oh hells yes!”!? Then this is the gig for you. Yes, you deserve this. Welcome home. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Apr. 16.

Jeff Beck
He’s jammed with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, collaborated alongside Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, and along the way, earned a Grammy and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as he secured his place among rock’s top guitarists. Jeff Beck has inspired musicians for decades, and he continues to amaze crowds with his otherworldly talents and mind-blowing feats that to this day don’t seem possible. With special guest Tyler Bryant. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$125. 8 p.m. Apr. 16, 17

Disney Live!
We can use a break from Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Coming to the stage for Disney’s latest live event are three of everyone’s favorite fairytales: Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Disney Princess trio—the evil step mother defeating Cinderella, beast savior Bell and Ms. White, who survived a jealous Queen’s vindictive poison apple rampage—will bedazzle and inspire once again. These tales never get old. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $15-$90. Times vary, Apr. 16, 17.

National Public Health Week Event Series
Interactive events examining current public-health issues including Long Island suburban minority healthcare, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV prevention, lingering mental-health effects after Hurricane Sandy, and the role of dental care in the control of chronic disease–all important topics that you and your family need to educate themselves about. Let’s do this. Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead.  Hofstra.edu Times vary. Apr. 16, 17.

Long Island Volunteer Fair
Knowledge can keep you safe. Knowledge can help your community. Knowledge can save lives and change this world for the better. This is your chance to sign up for a cause and help make a difference in somebody’s life. It is You who can do this. It is You who can make an impact. It is You who need to come on down to this extraordinary gathering! More than 60 nonprofit agencies will host exhibits aimed at recruiting campus and off-campus volunteers for various community projects. On-scene service projects on emergency preparedness and stormwater pollution will also be presented. Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. farmingdale.edu 10 a.m. Apr. 17.

Piano Duo
Jiayin Shen, the youngest student ever admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the most prestigious music school in China, brings to her performances extraordinary artistry and charismatic stage presence. She’ll team up with 23-year-old Alan Woo recently won Juilliard’s 2014 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. You really need to see this to believe it. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Grace Auditorium, 1Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. cshl.edu $20. 6 p.m. Apr. 17.

Nita Strauss
Join this six-string virtuosic starlet guitarist for Alice Cooper for a Blackstar Amplification Clinic and a meet and greet. Nita will provide product demonstrations, talk with fans and fellow guitar players about how she achieves her sound on the road with Alice Cooper and do a Q&A with fans. She will also be available to take pictures and sign autographs. Watch her shred! Sam Ash Music Store, 385 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. nitastrauss.com Free. 6:30 p.m. Apr. 17.

Modern Man
The satirical trio, featuring Rob Carlson, David Buskin and George Wurzbach, will deliver a performance you’re not likely to forget for some time. “Filling the void between The Three Tenors and The Three Stooges” is their motto, laughter guaranteed. Performer George Wurzbach has just announced his retirement from the band–to celebrate the occasion, they have written a special song called “Los Geezers del Amore,” sure to be on their OTC playlist. Wow, is this a special treat! Order up a latte, kick back, and laugh along! Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $15. 8 p.m. Apr. 17.

Bob Saget
What salacious irony! Only in Hollywood could the wholesome father on the fluffy Full House family-friendly kids’ show also be the rawest stand-up comic around whose blue streak is beyond X-rated. So which is the real deal? Well, there’s a reason Bob Saget titled his autobiography, Dirty Daddy. And that’s the guy who will take the stage and hold nothing back when he opens his mouth and the gags spill out. Maybe he’ll repeat the “dirtiest joke in the world,” a racy record he set after appearing in The Aristocrats. He definitely won’t be introducing any America’s Funniest Home Videos in his comedy act, but  you can be sure there will be some very funny, yet filthy, moments worth taking home and talking about—once the tykes aren’t within earshot, because offending those with delicate sensibilities is the furthest thing from Saget’s mind. Not. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Apr. 17.

Rhiannon Giddens
Best known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens had an extraordinary star-is-born moment on September 2013 at the Another Day, Another Time concert at NYC’s Town Hall–a celebration of the music that inspired the Coen brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis.Now she’s out sharing material from her first solo album Tomorrow Is My Turn, which incorporates folk, jazz, gospel and blues, and is produced by T Bone Burnett, so you should expect nothing short of complete and utter transcendence. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $42-$52. 8 p.m. Apr. 17.

25th Annual Hicks Flower & Garden Show
Flowers possess a beauty and presence that straddles the worlds of both the mortal and divine, somehow bridging each, all while delighting our hearts and souls. This multi-day celebration of all that is leafy and bright will feature an opening night reception with food and drinks and live music provided by AuPrivave. There will also be art demos, make-and-takes, and live renderings. Let’s revel in the gorgeousness that is horticulture, together! Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. Free. hicksnurseries.com Time vary. Apr. 16-18.

Art Bytes
When you put creative people in a room together, you’re bound to get something imaginative as a result. This special synergistic event features visual art, animation, illustration, videography, live painting and musical performances that will both amaze and inspire. Launchpad Huntington, 315 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Apr. 18.

‘Best of Times’ Cabaret
An evening with Broadway stars Karen Mason and Lee Roy Reams at Castle Gould’s Great Hall. All-inclusive evening includes signature cocktails, served dinner, show and dessert and coffee with the performers. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $120. 7 p.m. Apr. 18.

Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 18” Featuring Joe Smith
They all could be contenders! Watch them put their gloves on, insert their mouth guards, adjust their trunks and punch like poets! No, wait, that’s a poetry slam. This is a bout with light heavyweights that features some of the best pugilists around and prospects that you’ll be hearing about for years to come, long after the final bell has rung. The excitement is unbelievable when Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing champs get in the ring. Talk about a slug fest! This event will be a knockout. Take the top of the fight card. Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith has explosive talent but he’ll be facing Cory “Black Ice” Cummings, and ten rounds later, who knows what will happen? One of those guys just might be kissing the canvas.The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 18.

Patti LuPone
Northport’s favorite daughter, Patti LuPone, is a Broadway superstar, best known for her ground-breaking performance as Eva Peron in the original cast of “Evita”, which earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress. One of America’s top talents, Patti has also garnered two Grammy awards and London’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Without a doubt, she’s got the chops and the chutzpah to deliver a knockout punch every time she gets on stage. Here, she’ll be hitting all the notes, high and low, with “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda,” featuring songs from musicals Patti could have played, should have played, did play and will play, ranging from “Hair” to “Funny Girl” to “West Side Story” as well as the shows she made her own: “Evita” and “Gypsy.” It’s gonna be one helluva night. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. Patchoguetheatre.org $45. 8 p.m. Apr. 18.

Barnaby Bye
Peppy Castro, one of the leading figures from the seminal ’60s psychedelic band the Blues “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” Magoos, formed Barnaby Bye with twin brothers, Bobby and Billy Alessi, and Mike Ricciardella after meeting the twins backstage at the Biltmore Theater where they were performing “Hair” on Broadway. Later, with an assist from music mogul Ahmet Ertegun in 1972, they made a pair of highly regarded Beatles-like pop albums for Atlantic Records in the early ’70s. A few years ago they got back together, made another album that delighted their legion of fans and have been touring ever since, bringing on the love with their smooth harmonies and hard-rocking rhythms. They’ll be joined by Rich Cerniglia of The Illusion, Gene Cornish of The Rascals and Ralph Scala of the Blues Magoos. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Apr. 18.

Gilbert Gottfried
American comedian Gilbert Gottfried has won over fans throughout his career, whether it be in comedy shows or on TV and in movies with his unforgettable voice. Gottfried has seemingly done everything from voicing the animated bird in Aladdin to various comedy skits on late-night TV and appearances on a number of hit shows. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $25. 7:30, 10 p.m. Apr. 18.

The Break Finals
The rules sound simple enough. Register, make a profile, get your fans to vote. But that’s deceptive. Because the competition at the Skate and Surf Festival will be steep. Each band will be going all out, taking risks with their material, pushing the boundaries, trying anything to gain that extra edge that will make all the difference between winning and losing. Or maybe they’ll just kick back, look at the sky and say, “Forget about it!” Are you kidding? No fracking way! These people are serious. They love music. They live to play, and making that look easy takes a lot of very hard work. You want to see something amazing? Check it out! Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $15 DOS. 12 p.m. Apr. 19.

Alice Hoffman
This local author will be flipping through the pages and reading selections from The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a love story set in New York City in the early decades of the 20th century. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. Free. 2 p.m. Apr. 19.

Testament “Dark Roots of Thrash II Tour” with Special Guests – Exodus & Shattered Sun
Long Island will get a taste of San Francisco when the Bay Area’s thrash metal legends Testament and Exodus join forces. Press music critic Zack Tirana witnessed sonic demons Testament combine forces with Judas Priest at the Old Barn back in the day, and let me tell you, he still occasionally rambles on about that crazy scene in the parking lot, when all those bikers showed up and–well, perhaps you can ask him yourself one day. Maybe not. Regardless, rumor has it that Testament will treat fans to a full-album performance of their epics The Legacy and The New Order. This is a must-see for diehard fans, avid headbangers or those who for some reason are just absolutely involuntarily drawn to mind-blowing, cataclysmic guitars, crushing drums and bass, and meteorically scorching vocals. Insane. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$44.50. 7 p.m. Apr. 19.

Kim Russo
The 2015 winner of Best of L.I. in the psychic/medium category, Kim Russo goes by the moniker “The Happy Medium.” She uses her gift of communicating with those in the “spirit world” to help families and loved ones heal. You can catch Kim on Lifetime on Saturday nights in her hit show Psychic Interventions. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$120. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 19.

Covering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the legendary group’s classic tune. Warming up the crowd will be Roots Foundation, Half Breeds and Soul Junkies. Will they play “What I Got”? Most likely. “Pawn Shop”? Probably. Will they play “Rivers Of Babylon”!? Unsure. But we hope so. Only one way to find out! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. Theemporiumny.com $16, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. Apr. 19.

Keep on Keepin’ On
This documentary–one of countless screened on a constant basis from this cinematic-artistry nonprofit–depicts the story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry, who was the first African American staff musician on the Tonight Show, a mentor to Miles Davis and one of the few performers to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. Wild. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. portjeffersondocumentaryseries.com $7. 7 p.m. Apr. 20.

Jake E. Lee’s Dragon Cartel
Famed Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee will rock Long Island with his metal band Dragon Cartel known for their brash sound and loud guitar screams. Audiences will watch in awe as they kill it onstage. Opening the show are Magus Beast, J.Rad, The Royal Guard and Captain To Co-Pilot .Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $18, $20 DOS. 7 p.m. Apr. 21.

Ball In The House
Besides having an absolutely killer band name, Ball in the House (as in, “Mom always said, ‘Don’t Play..'”) this R&B, soul and pop a-cappella band promises to get you movin’ and groovin’. Influenced by Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and Boys II Men, their harmonic sound reaches deep into your soul and flows through your veins. It’s impossible to stay in your seat when they bust out their signature sounds that inspire those dancin’ feet. With Special Guests The Westbury Public School Choirs The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $5-10. 8 p.m. Apr. 21.

Stony Brook Opera
David Lawton, Professor of Music and Artistic Director of Stony Brook Opera, will conduct, and the cast will perform excerpts from the opera with piano accompaniment, sung in the original Italian language, with projected titles in English. Brenda Harris, a leading soprano in American regional opera and Performing Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University, will stage the opera. Brookhaven Lab, William Floyd Pkwy., Upton. bnl.gov Free. 12 p.m. Apr. 22.

In celebration of Earth Day, the CAC joins theaters around the globe in screening Planetary, the provocative and breathtaking film that brings into focus our connection to all living things on planet Earth, screening in the Spirituality Through Film series hosted by educator Fred Craden. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $12 public, $7 members. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 22.

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Don’t miss out on the road show by two country rock crooners. Hiatt will perform some of his biggest and most beloved songs, including “Crossing Muddy Waters,” “Thing Called Love” and “Have A Little Faith In Me,” as well as several new ones with his band The Combo. Lovett will take the stage to mesmerize with his deep country voice and clever–and often ironically biting–lyrics, along with expert guitar virtuosity. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45-$85. 8 p.m. Apr. 22.

—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III