Man and Superman
Broadcast live from National Theatre in London’s West End, this romantic comedy, epic fairytale and fiery philosophical debate asks fundamental questions about how we live. Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in this reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 2 p.m. May 14.
This up-and-coming Hip Hop artist from Lindenhurst hosts an album release party for his latest effort, Releflection, which drops the same day as the show. Getting the party started will be OT$, Homicide, Mizzy & J. Pierre, Supernova and Passport General. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10. 6:30 p.m. May 14.
In This Moment
The web is spun. The legion is on the move. Go insane—but don’t forget the coal-black mascara, the bloody-red lips and the stiletto fingernails! Because this heavy metal band requests you show up in costume, the more theatrical the better to be In This Moment. Black Widow is the title of their fifth studio album, and their first for Atlantic. Here’s a sampling of their thematic range: “Sick Like Me,” “Big Bad Wolf,” “Whore,” “Dirty Pretty,” and our unabashed fave, “Sex Metal Barbie.” As front-woman Maria Brink says it all so well: “I hate you for every sacrifice you made for me!” And you know she means it from the bottom of her black-stained heart. “Is it sick to say I love to break your will?” Uh huh, it is. But she doesn’t need forgiveness. She wants her followers on their knees. So, don’t go easy on us—we deserve worse! Opening the show are Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body and The Nearly Deads. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$49.50. 7 p.m. May 14.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Like father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From the 1969 debut album to Led Zep’s second, fourth and Physical Graffiti, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 14.
The Dogg Father is back, this time promoting his funky new album, Bush, which dropped Tuesday, featuring the hit singles “Peaches N Cream,” “So Many Pros” and “California Roll.” Opening the show is Gator. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30-$40. 9 p.m. May 14.
From Autumn to Ashes
This post-hardcore band of giants first emerged from the Long Island’s music scene with a distinctive style once described as “melody and lushness meets brutality.” There have been line-up changes over the last 15 years as life has imposed its own set list, but the core mission of From Autumn to Ashes remains. They released four full-length albums, three EPS and a live record before the fire snuffed out and they took an “indefinite hiatus.” But, now based in Brooklyn, they’ve rekindled their musical creativity and have gone back on tour with Francis Mark on lead vocals, Brian Deneeve on guitar and backing vocals, Mike Pilato on bass and vocals, Rob Lauritsen on guitar, and Jeff Gretz on drums and vocals. The music is guaranteed to be as hot as the Fourth of July when From Autumn to Ashes comes to town to get the fire started. Nora, Cryptopdira and Divider. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $25. 7 p.m. May 15.
Hold onto your hats! Here’s your last chance to see catch Nitro Circus Live before the Nassau Coliseum folds up its big tent, metaphorically speaking, of course. You won’t believe your eyes! Or maybe not even your ears! After selling out its inaugural American tour last year, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live comes storming back with 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes doing their death-defying antics in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding and rollerblading. The featured rider and master of ceremonies is Travis Pastrana himself, a world freestyle champion at age 14. Among the other dare devils on board is Jolene Van Vugt, a totally flipped out rider who has earned the moniker, “the craziest woman on the planet,” and Josh Sheehan, whose triple backflip is billed as one of the biggest tricks in action sports history. We wouldn’t dare to doubt either claim. And you won’t believe what these folks launch off their 50-foot high Gigant-A-Ramp but we’ll tell you anyway: tricycles, snow skis, bath tubs and even a pink Barbie Car! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $39-$99. 7:30 p.m. May 15.
This Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, the daughter of the great Johnny Cash, will perform songs off her acclaimed new album, The River and the Thread, a collection of original songs written with her husband and collaborator John Leventhal that connect and reconnect her to the American South, the place of her birth and home of her ancestors. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $45-$50. 7:30 p.m. May 15.
The Psychedelic Furs first made a name for themselves in 1977 with Tim Butler on bass and brother Richard on lead vocals. You can’t blame director John Hughes for knowing a good thing when he heard it, even if “Pretty In Pink” the movie came long after the song it inspired. Butler is still a front-man extraordinaire, embodying the poetic voice of romantic post-punk desperation, alienation and rage, singing on the edge of snarl and sorrow, with crooning harmony in between. This seminal group managed to bridge the divide between college alt-rock radio and mainstream pop success, making hits almost despite themselves, with “Love My Way,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heaven.” But resisting the perverse lure of commerce and the relentless pressure of mass appeal has never come easily for these artists, and perhaps that’s the inspiration for another classic, “All That Money Wants.” But chaos can be beautiful, if it doesn’t destroy you first. Right, Furs? Black English opens the show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. May 15.
Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
This hard-edged band has a “crackling, stripped-down” sound chock full of street-level grit and “phenomenally funky” soul, as its fans and critics say. The blues from Tommy Castro and The Painkillers is retro, futuristic, and apocalyptic, fresh and thrilling, all at the same time. The Devil You Know, their fiery new album on Alligator Records, brings it all home with original songs and classics, exploring new music and remaining true to their roots. Some have called San Diego-native Castro one of the “greatest blues guitarists, songwriters and entertainers in the world today.” The video for their song “Greedy” is probably the most political contemporary blues song ever recorded. There’s a reason Tommy C. twice won the “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award” from the Blues Foundation, as well as being invited by the venerable “King Of the Blues” himself to join him on stage for his summer concert tours. Come listen to the band do their thing and it’s guaranteed you’ll be feeling no pain. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. May 15.
Women in Folk
Huntington resident Kirsten Maxwell, the witty Lois Morton, singer-songwriter Cecilia Kirtland and Rorie Kelly combine forces for a show-stopping collage of unbelievable music and uber-groovy vibes. This is an action-packed evening featuring the tunes of four incredible artists you will be humming for weeks afterward. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $15 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. May 15.
The Chris Duarte Group
Guitar virtuoso Chris Duarte tours relentlessly, plying his trade to rework his melodic ideas live, where the chemistry between him and his audience is catalytic and cathartic. With 11 albums and counting, his oeuvre spans 1940s’ big band swing, full-bodied blues and retro pop grooves. His voice is rough and coarse with a crooner’s touch that hits all the right notes. With a nod to Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and Howling Wolf, Chris Duarte covers a lot of ground. From sheer ferocity to hypnotic folk-like melody, he’s the consummate contemporary rock ‘n’ roll artist still going strong, challenging himself to take his music to somewhere he’s never been before. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $30. 8:30 p.m. May 15.
Dark Star Orchestra
Grateful Dead historians and enthusiasts make up this tributary ensemble, offering tastes of Jerry circa 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Sure to entice Dead Heads young and not so young. Many set lists are built to emulate those of past Grateful Dead shows, allowing fans to vividly dip into their memory banks and recall the entire essence of the experience. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$50. 8 p.m. May 15, 16.
Long Island’s first-ever dock-diving competition is among the many canine contests in this weekend-long fido fest. There’ll be obedience trials, specialty shows for about a dozen breeds, daily Best In Show competitions and much more. Sponsored by the Ladies Kennel Association of America (LKAA) and Long Island Kennel Club (LIKC). Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. lkaa.org $10, $20 per carload. 9 a.m., sundown May 15-17.
The celebration includes live music from bands from around the world, food from local restaurants, and cultural activities. There will be a lively market and cultural food representing North Hempstead’s growing ethnic diversity, with food and fun from China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Korea and many more! This year, events will include a tea ceremony, Chinese lion dancers, traditional Korean dresses, henna body tattoos as well as vendors selling traditional Indian, Chinese and Korean clothing. North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W Shore Rd, Port Washington. northhempsteadny.gov Free. 12-6 p.m. May 16.
Tanya & Lidia Bastianich
These two celebrity chefs will sign Tanya’s new cookbook Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food. Lidia will also be signing all of her previous cookbooks. Yum yum yum-yum yum! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 2 p.m. May 16.
Alternative rap comes to Long Island with Poetik highlighting an adrenaline-packed evening featuring several other notable performers. Getting the show started are Paulie C, FlipNoun, BNZ and Tony Trinidad. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12. 4:30 p.m. May 16.
Art Exhibit Launch Party
Jenny Ljungberg, owner and creative director of The Maidstone, will be highlighting pieces from her own private collection for this year’s exhibit, including works by Jacob Felländer, David Lunch and Sam Tylor-Johnson. Cocktails will be served along with hors d’oeurves by Chef Mathias Brogie. The Maidstone, 207 Main St., East Hampton. 5 p.m. May 16.
Don Rickles has lived an extraordinary life: from serving in the US Navy during World War II and negotiating the all-too common Hollywood pitfalls before embarking on a career in comedy, his bread and butter, it turned out. Rickles’ 60-plus year career as a comedian and actor includes dozens of television shows, feature films, and comedic performances. He even had a memorable performance as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s venerable Toy Story films. Rickles has been known to hit audiences with verbal barbs from time-to-time. Stay on your toes, folks. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $69.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 16.
Edwin McCain Trio
The South Carolina-born musician released his first album in 1993 without the backing of a major studio. That album’s success eventually led to his second album—and first with a major studio—Honor Among Thieves, which established McCain as the real deal. Fast forward to the present, McCain has produced a 10th album, Mercy Bound, a testament to his longevity and deep-seated love for music. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $45-$50. 8 p.m. May 16.
The Artimus Pyle Band
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd band member Artimus Pyle, a 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has successfully evolved from an important cog in a wildly popular rock band to the centerpiece of a quintet that breathes life back into his former group’s cherished hits. The group is more than a tribute band, as one of their own hails from Skynyrd royalty. Witnessing this band’s performances live is like embarking on a nostalgic trip to the past, but with the same passion and dedication that turned Lynyrd Skynyrd into an iconic southern hard-rock band. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35. 8 p.m. May 16.
World War II Encampment
Explore WWII history complete with living historians, tanks and artillery and simulated firefight demonstrations. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov/parks $10 adults, $7 children, seniors and firefighters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, 17.
Pony rides, jumping pillow, face painting, music, carnival games, petting zoo, playground, crafts, vendors and more! Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp & Riding School, 250 Round Swamp Rd., Melville. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17.
Fans of Whitney Cummings’ comedic exploits may be unaware of her meteoric rise to television as writer and co-creator of CBS’ hit comedy 2 Broke Girls and NBC’s Whitney, which aired from 2011 to 2013. Cummings has quickly established herself as a witty, quick-thinking comedian with an ability to deliver rip-roaring, belly-churning jokes that leave audiences clamoring for more. Lucky for us, Cummings decided to include The Paramount as part of her “I Love You” tour. Ms. Cummings, we love you, too. But most of all, it’s the lovestruck Tirana, bless his heart, who yearns to witness your talents in person. Please send a few barbs his way. A true fan, that Tirana. Warming up the crowd is Matt Fulchiron. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$47.50. 8 p.m. May 17.
Menopause The Musical
More than 11 million people worldwide have seen this hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, according to the show’s official website. “It’s not ‘The Silent Passage anymore,’ reads the tag line.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 3 p.m. May 17.
Glen Phillips and Emerson Hart
Like many successful musicians, Glen Phillips rose to prominence after forming the band Toad the Wet Sprocket at the tender age of 15 before going solo. Phillips has since released five records and two EPs. Not one to forget his roots, Phillips reunited with the band on several occasions, most notably in 2011 when the band performed 70 shows across the country. Joining him is Emerson Hart, frontman of the band Tonic, who takes the stage after releasing his first solo album, Beauty in Disrepair, in 2014. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 7 p.m. May 17.
The Marx Brothers
Film historian Glenn Andreiev hosts an insightful evening dedicated to the most hilarious brothers in cinema history, The Marx Brothers. Revisit (or discover for the first time) the joyous anti-authority lunacy of Groucho, Chico, Harpo and sometimes Zeppo. This rich detailed discussion comes with film clips (some very rare) covers volumes of Marx-mania from one of their first films, The Cocoanuts, onward. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 18.
Performing 1988’s epic Nothing’s Shocking in all of its glorious sonic glory, this is old-school fans’ chance to see one of their favorites simply destroy The ‘Mountler and new fans’ opportunity to witness firsthand why the group is considered one of the most influential rock bands, ever, and why the aforementioned album is considered a must-have. Killer tracks include “Standing In The Shower…” “Mountain Song” and of course, “Jane Says.” [Note from Press music slave Zack Tirana: “Do not miss this gig!”] Opening the show is A Place to Bury Strangers. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75-$99. 8:30 p.m. May 18.
Steel Panther, the metal band filled equally with hedonism and rock, will hit Long Island to promote their latest album All You Can Eat. Filled with such sweet gems as “Pussywhipped,” “She’s on the Rag,” “Gloryhole” and “Gang Bang at the Old Folks Home,” Steel Panther knows how to get audiences rowdy and ready to party. Band members Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, and Stix Zadania are the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll in all of its debauchery, spewing tunes filled with hair-metal guitar riffs and raunchy lyrics. With special guests Like A Storm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$69.69. 8 p.m. May 19.
The former Drive-By Trucker, sober, determined, and armed with another new album of songs, titled Southeastern, and another release expected in July, Some Thing More Than Free, shares his emotionally visceral introspective brand of alt-country, and as always, they’re a collection of visions crafted on his own terms. Special Guest Craig Finn. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$55. 8 p.m. May 19.
You, Me & Everyone We Know
The gushy DC-based emo pop punklers’s brand of heart-string melodies and moving rhythms will be sure to have all those in attendance swaying along, holding hands, and maybe, just maybe, shedding a few tears. Wow. Amityville Music Hall, 189 Bway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $12. 5:30 p.m. May 20.
This is one of the best rock bands that has ever existed (RIP bassist John Entwistle and drummer-madman Keith Moon) sending The Old Barn off in a fiery inferno of rock and roll fury, absolutely crushing hit after hit after hit, in celebration of their 50-year anniversary. Several Press staffers witnessed this wrecking crew a few years back at this very same venue, and we can tell you, it was pure, unrefined, rock nirvana. [Read “The Who Rock Nassau Coliseum With Quadrophenia” HERE – With PHOTO GALLERY] Roger Daultrey and Pete Townsend simply own it. Expect all your favorites from the past half-century, including “Baba O’Reily,” “Substitute,” “Pinball Wizard,” “The Seeker,” and many, many more. Not to be missed! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $44.50-$149.50. 7:30 p.m. May 20.
—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III