This bestselling author will speak about and sign his latest novel in the John Corey series, Radiant Angel, which takes readers into the heart of a new Cold War with a suspenseful, clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. May 28.
Jake Bussolini, author of The Last Chapter – The Facts About the Last Days of Grumman, will host a lecture and book signing. The former Grumman senior vice president shares the fascinating inside story of the 1994 acquisition of the company by Northrop. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org Free. 7 p.m. May 28.
The Empty Hearts
Featuring members of The Cars, Blondie and Chesterfield Kings, this supergroup features Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Clem Burke, two-time Grammy nominee Elliot Easton, bassist Andy Babiuk and lead singer/rhythm guitarist Wally Pamar. While fans view these icons as celebrities, the band members themselves are simply friends who bond through their love of rock. Bruce Springsteen’s The E Street Band member and Sopranos television star, Steven Van Zandt, handpicked the band’s name while collaborating with Babiuk. The Empty Hearts combines many lifetimes of musical experience, while sharing an admiration for the bands that made them become musicians in the first place. From American roots rock ‘n’ roll to 1960’s British Invasion, The Empty Hearts cover a wide range of genres, creating music that is nostalgic and retro but sounds brand new at the same time. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $10-$25. 8 p.m. May 28.
Iconic and legendary American rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, has been popularizing the Southern-rock genre for more than 40 years. Their signature songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird,” along with powerhouse performances, have allowed the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to remain worldwide cultural icons. Lynyrd Skynryd is still standing and keeping the music going, furthering their legacy, retaining the respect and enjoyment among fans, regardless of generation. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $50.50-$60.50. 8 p.m. May 28.
Opening night for the local run of this hysterical musical is not to be missed. The story follows Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom who concoct a ridiculous scheme to make millions on Broadway by promoting a whopping failure, a musical about Hitler. But the jokes on them. Runs through July 12. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $69. 8 p.m. May 28.
Almost two years ago, W. Willie Maxwell II, known as Fetty Wap, took an interest in music. Since then, Kanye West has introduced the young rapper at his Roc City Classic show, alongside Big Sean, Travi$ Scott, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. His single, “Trap Queen,” has become No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 on iTunes. Wap makes his influences clear in his music, combining rap with melodies and trap instrumentals, paying homage to Gucci Mane, Project Pat and more. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20. 9:30 p.m. May 28.
Since the band formed in 2006, musicians Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott have been writing and performing chart-topping Country hits such as “Need You Now,” “Just a Kiss” and “Bartender.” Come see the trio perform their greatest hits as part of their “Wheels Up” tour while they celebrate the release of their latest album 747. With opening acts Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $32.50-$62.25. 7 p.m. May 29.
Originally known as Charlie Everywhere from upstate New York, Phantogram combines street beats and psychedelic pop. Their popularity interestingly is a result of word-of-mouth versus social media. The band has generated an enthusiastic crowd, one you’ll definitely want to be part of this summer. Son Little opens the show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$42. 9 p.m. May 29.
Get the Led Out
Get the Led Out, The American Led Zeppelin, strive toward differentiating themselves from other Led Zeppelin “tribute” shows. While a typical tribute band will impersonate live performances or add their own influence on songs, Get the Led Out has one mission: to bring the studio recordings of Led Zeppelin to life on the big concert stage. The band does this with six members, rather than four, to recreate and perfect Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings live. Fans of Led Zeppelin rejoice: you are not only among talented musicians, but fellow fans who share your passion. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$40. 8 p.m. May 29.
Songs in the Attic
David Clark will be joined for “One Night Only” by past and current members of The Billy Joel Band. Special guests will include: Liberty DeVitto (drums), Russell Javors (guitar) and Mike DelGuidice (also from “Big Shot” on vocals and piano). A night of Billy Joel music like none other. Special guest openers: The Slim Kings, featuring Liberty Devitto. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $39. 8 p.m. May 29.
The first band to play Treme’s summer reggae series every Friday night will be FyaWorks, who will musically transport the audience from Long Island to the island of Jamaica. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 9 p.m. May 29.
New York Pet Expo
This pet expo is bringing fun products and activities to LI for all kinds of pets. All well-tempered animals are welcome to attend, and pet owners are encouraged to stop by and see the giveaways and sales at the Expo. Even non-pet owners are welcome to participate in the animal adoption fair. This will be a great day to spend with your favorite furry, feathery, or scaly family members! Perhaps the Press‘ elusive Mr. Peter Chin will bring a few of his family’s whiskered, snuggly beasts to this mammal spectacular! Or perhaps not! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $9 adults, $8 seniors/military, $4 kids ages 6-11, kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 30.
Fingers Metal Shop Live
If you dig local legendary metal radio show “Fingers Metal Shop” on WBAB, you will absolutely LOVE this weekly live metal session that showcases metal, of course, in all its glory, noise and chaos, from national and native purveyors. This week’s assault is led by head-bangin’ hellraisers Misery Kills with Share The Burden, Dead Day Rising and Lost Legacy. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $13 DOS. 8:30 p.m. May 30.
LI’s top acoustic performers will present their very best original tunes, melding the realms of country, folk, rock and blues. Clarion Hotel, 3845 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Ronkonkoma. LongIslandMusiciansNetwork.com Free. 5 p.m. May 30.
’70s Soul Jam
Featuring a lineup of legendary soul and R&B musicians that includes The Stylistics, Delfonics, Manhattans, Chilites and The Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of actor, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Experience the 1970s and rejoice with the people that made the decade so memorable, as each group performs their most popular hits. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 30.
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
The German-born “Nouveau Flamenco” guitarist, Ottmar Liebert, leads his band, Luna Negra. His music, consisting of pop song structures, is complimented by traditional flamenco music and subtly placed jazz. On top of five Grammy Award nominations, the songwriter/producer has had 10 of his albums certified platinum in the United States. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. May 30.
Dance With Me Presents: Summer Invitational
Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball trophy champion Tony Dovolani will be hosting the annual Summer Invitational 2015. Presented by Dance With Me dance studios, the event will include Professional, Administrative, Amateur and Professional/Amateur competitions. There will be solo performances and lectures from guest judges Alla Kocherga, Serge Onik and Ilias Vinikovskiy on the program. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$119. May 30, 31.
Portugal Day Parade
The 1.5-mile parade route will head east on Jericho Turnpike, south on Roslyn Road, east on Westbury Avenue to Union Street and end at Wilson Park in Mineola, where Bairrada Restaurant will be hosting its 2015 Portugal Day Festival. Special attractions include Portuguese pop singers, folklore dancing, philharmonic and marching bands and other lively entertainment. Mineola Portuguese Center, 306 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. Free. 11 a.m. May 31.
Long Island LitFest
The inaugural Word Up: Long Island LitFest, a day of live, non-fiction readings is a unique celebration of words to be held at Castle Gould. The festival is broken down into three, one-hour reading sessions with breaks in between for book sales and autographs. The keynote reader is the legendary Dick Cavett, who will present essays from his latest book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. TheSandsPointPreserve.com $20. 1 p.m. May 31.
Pitbull / Kelly Clarkson
Pitbull and Kelly Clarkson combine the English and Latino songs of the suave rapper with the upbeat pop and rock of the 2002 American Idol winner. Heat up the summer with songs like the internationally acclaimed hit “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Heartbeat Song.” They’re headlining 103.5 KTU’s KTUphoria, which features Jason Derulo, Ricky Martin, Adam Lambert, Prince Royce, Shaggy and more. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25.50-$123.50. 6 p.m. May 31.
Hailing from Massapequa Park and citing John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Toad The Wet Sprocket and As Tall As Lions as his influences, The ‘Toggler celebrates his CD release Portrait Songs, alongside local songbirds Matchbox Twenty tribute band Bright Lights, Ghost Pressure, Melissa Rorech and Trees Hate Everything. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10. 6:30 p.m. May 31.
CANCELLED: Body Count
Ice-T’s Los Angeles-based hardcore band will tear up the stage. Opening the show are death metal Long Island natives Suffocation and Tension. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com 24.50-$44.50. 7 p.m. May 31.
You know her from her timeless array of hits, including “Luka,” “Tom’s Diner” and “Caramel.” This is a chance to experience the acclaimed songstress, who melds eclectic folk with poetic lyrics and seemingly endless passion, up close and personal. Not to be missed! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $47-$188. 8 p.m. May 31.
—Compiled by Kaitlin Gallagher, Chuck Cannini, Nicholas Semelak, Kyla Stan, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III