Taylor originates from Des Moines, Iowa, though fans everywhere refer to him as “The Great Big Mouth.” He’s best recognized as the frontman of such Slipknot hits like “Before I Forget” and Stone Sour’s “Through Glass.” Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. July 9.
Fun2C: A Circus Fantasy
This new Big Apple Circus spectacular features jugglers, clowns, animals, aerialists, acrobats, and so much more. An extraordinary treat, the 10 a.m. showing on July 9th will feature a “Circus of the Senses,” enabling children and adults with hearing, vision and other disabilities to experience all the excitement the circus has to offer through wireless headsets, sign-language interpreters, large-print or Braille programs, and even the opportunity for select visually impaired children to touch a real clown’s nose, jugglers’ clubs and performance dogs! Wowzler, Batman. Wow. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org Times vary, July 9-12.
95th Anniversary Celebration
Experience The Heckscher Museum of Art in Lego form, digital action painting, and take selfies with myriad props and within a special anniversary frame! Help frost cake art and enjoy some sweet treats while they last! What a truly amazing smorgasbord of art and food and fun, fun, fun! The Hecksher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. heckscher.org Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10.
Beach From Above
An intimate cocktail reception will be held to celebrate the opening of a new art exhibit featuring the work of photographer Andrew Gershon with selections from his “Beach From Above” photography series. Michelle Farmer Collaborate, 2491 Main St., Bridgehampton. andygershonphotography.com Free with RSVP to [email protected] or 631-604-1850. 5-8 p.m. July 10.
The transcendental visions seen by true artists know no boundaries or mediums. Forget tradition. Forget the paintbrush. This is 2015, and the machines which have proliferated throughout the past several decades to control our lives in so many ways are manipulated at this fantastical exhibit to bring forth these magical realms, translate these dreams and provide the kaleidoscopic window required to open our’ hearts and touch our souls. A variety of image-making methods from across the technological spectrum were utilized to achieve this extraordinary feat, ranging from camera-generated images and prints to completely computer-generated images so clear and real and vivid that they resemble actual drawings and paintings. How these dastardly machines can deceive! Oh, how these mechanical overlords can twist and bend and summon pure beauty! Astounding! Don’t be fooled, however, dear visitors. Don’t be bamboozled. Though these mechanical contraptions have enabled these precious creators to birth these gorgeous, enigmatic works, always remember that it is the spirituality of the human being that is the true conduit and filter. And it is we humans, who must, and will, ultimately prevail. An opening reception will be held for local artists’ works being exhibited after winning a juried art show titled “Artie Techie.” Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org Free. 6 p.m. July 10.
Tower to the People
The Shoreham-based Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is throwing a 159th birthday bash for genius inventor Nikola Tesla with the Long Island premiere of Joseph Sikorski’s new documentary, Tower to the People, which tells the story of Tesla’s time on LI, his plans for wireless energy through a mysterious tower in Shoreham, the forces that stopped him and how the world united almost a century later to save Wardenclyffe, his last lab on the planet, from destruction. [Read About Tesla & The Film’s World Premiere HERE] Shoreham-Wading River High School Auditorium, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham. TeslaScienceCenter.org $12. 7 p.m. July 10.
This Maryland-born band plays such chill combinations of pop-punk, reggae and rock, such as their latest hit, “Fast Times.” Pre-order a copy of their new EP The Cool Down: Vol 1, available on iTunes this September! Supporting acts include Nonstop to Cairo, The Offshore Regulars and TK The Architect. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 7 p.m. July 10.
This powerful, intimate glimpse inside the too-short life and career of the gifted, tortured British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse has critics and fans alike raving. Moving, sobering and tragically enlightening, filmmaker Asif Kapadia resurrects the five-time Grammy Award winner in all her imperfect perfection. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Public $12; Seniors & Students $9; Children 12 & Under $5. Show times vary. July 10 through July 16.
Since January 2001, these multi-platform Oklahoma City boys predominantly rock out, but occasionally cross into other genres such as country and pop. They debuted in 2005 and are still rocking hard, with their latest album When the Smoke Clears, released back in May. Opening the show are Full Devil Jacket, Diamante, Ages Apart and Lubricoma. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20, $25 DOS. 7:30 p.m. July 10.
You may recognize this standup comedian from Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but Monty has a busy career making appearances on Gotham Comedy Live and the PBS documentary The Business of Comedy. He’s currently performing in his co-written play “Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat.” Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $15, two-drink minimum. 8 p.m. July 10.
Best known for playing alongside Billy Joel since 2013, the Long Islander is temporarily detouring from his dream come true to show off his own original songs. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30. 8 p.m. July 10.
Formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona, the Gin Blossoms first came into the public consciousness with their hit song, “Hey Jealousy.” After earning a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group, their album, Congratulations I’m Sorry, sky-rocketed into Billboard’s Top Ten. Will they play their fans’ favorite “Until I Fall Away”? Only one way to find out. Local punk veterans Iron Chic will be opening with Timeshares. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.95-$60. 8 p.m. July 10.
The 21st annual Vans Warped Tour is here! Originally a showcase for punk rock music, the lineups have broadened to include a variety of genres in more recent years and support different causes as well. Everything from electronic, emo, hip-hop and punk is presented, making the festival certainly something for everyone. Among the 91 bands performing are Silverstein, Senses Fail, Youth in Revolt, Matchbox Romance and many, many more. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $41.50. 11 a.m. July 11.
An opening reception will be held for an art exhibition that intends to encourage viewers to question their perceptions of people with autism and other different abilities in order to combat past stigmas. Thirty artworks are displayed side-by-side with the gallery members’ work to create an exhibition in which the art speaks for itself. Viewers won’t know whose work is hanging until they check it out. b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington bjspokegallery.com Free. 6 p.m. July 11.
The daughter of Dean Martin sings originals, her dad’s classics, and shares personal memories of the great showman who was Jerry Lewis’ sidekick and a celebrated, inebriated member of Frank Sinatra’s notorious Rat Pack. Five Towns Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. dhpac.org $40-$60. 7:30 p.m. July 11.
Opera Lovers Delight: Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”
This classic verismo opera looks at a Sicilian love triangle, murder and betrayal, all in one act. “Cavalleria Rusticana” will be conducted by Anthony LaGruth and directed by Anne Shikany. Presented by the North Shore Music Festival. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. TheSandsPointPreserve.com $50. 7:45 p.m. July 11.
Fast-rising comedian Trevor Noah, who is set to succeed Jon Stewart on the critically acclaimed The Daily Show, keeps it real about his roots in South Africa as a mixed-raced child under apartheid. With his charming and relaxed demeanor, the man with two first names shares what it was like when he first hit America. A shining talent with refreshing insight and provocative commentary, Noah draws cultural parallels that translates into tons of laughter about the contradictory conditions of the American lifestyle. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. July 11.
Legendary Doo Wop performer, Dion DiMucci, has provided the world with hits since the 1950s, including “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer.” The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has explored other genres including R&B and blues. Dion has performed alongside Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen and even gigged with Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. July 11.
The British alternative rock band formed in 1986 in London. Ex-musical director of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and ex-member of the Waterboys, Karl Wallinger is the sole member of World Party, singing and playing most of the instruments himself. Wallinger cites influences such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more, and he weaves them through his political and thoughtful stances with a sound that won’t stop. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. sulfolktheater.com $45. 8 p.m. July 11.
Long Island Philharmonic Concert
Music soothes the soul and ignites the imagination, creating universes of wonder and hope, painting visions and birthing dreams. This annual concert, dubbed Honoring Hometown Heroes, includes a fireworks show. Heckscher State Park, East Islip. nysparks.com Free. 8 p.m. July 11.
This Brooklyn-born comedian has the most distinctive voice in comedy today. To think he started at 15, when he cracked up the audiences with his idiosyncratic delivery at open-mic nights. And from there he’s played the parrot Lago in Disney’s hit film, Aladdin, Digit in the children’s cartoon/educational math-based program called Cyberchase and business manager Sidney Bernstein in Beverly Hills Cop II, which prompted the New York Daily News to write that “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Stephen King was right when he called Gottfried “a national treasure.” McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguirescomedy.com $25, plus two-drink minimum. 9 p.m. July 11.
Scenes of Horror
This compelling photo history of the Armenian Genocide details the century-old slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million at the hands of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Let them not be forgotten. Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. hmtcli.org $10 suggested donation. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 12-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. July 12- Sept. 30.
Many know Darius Rucker as the front man of the country band Hootie and the Blowfish. Now here’s a chance to see him at the peak of his solo career. Fans can still expect Rucker to treat the audience to Hootie hits like “I Only Wanna Be With You.” Supporting acts include Brett Eldrege, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $32-$51.75. 7 p.m. July 12.
***Postponed*** The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening With Cary Elwes
Fresh off his New York Times bestseller, As You Wish, “The Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes is inviting his legions of fans to join him as he reminisces about life on and off the set of the iconic film. For almost three decades “The Princess Bride” has been a family favorite. After a special screening, the actor himself will discuss classic scenes, as well as share secrets from behind the camera and more. Inconceivable! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 7:30 p.m. July 12.
After Bob Marley’s untimely death in 1981, his backing band, The Wailers, have continued to perform his greatest hits and albums in full. Although you could never replicate Marley’s distinctive sound, The Wailers are literally the next best thing. Bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett was not only recognized as the musical leader of the group, but was Marley’s most trusted band mate, performing and arranging countless hits in the 1970s. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $30-$60. 8 p.m. July 12.
An Evening with Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins
Roses are red. Violets are blue. This poem is quite basic, that much is true! Billy Collins is a poet who did in fact know it. Viewed as the modern Robert Frost, Collins reads from his ruminative works, including “Aimless Love.” In this special evening, he shares what inspired him to create these moving works all while taking questions from audience members to further explain his imaginative process. Collins reminds us that poetry is the vessel for human emotion to express itself as an outlet. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $23-$53. 8 p.m. July 12.
2016 Miss Long Island and Miss Long Island Teen Pageant
Get ready for a competition where some of the most beautiful and accomplished women on Long Island showcase their talents and smarts. Oh, the pressure and drama that can only ensue! And then walking in those impossible heels! But think of the fame, the glory, the stardom… Only one will win the desired crown, and the treasured title… You’ll have to attend to find out who that lucky person will be and how close the others came to winning the crown. On top of that, the talented Pursuing JC youth band will perform as the house band. Overall, an unforgettable day is in store. Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $50. 3 p.m. July 12.
Al Madrigal is the master of making people laugh. He’s a regular “Latino” correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a co-founder of the All Things Comedy podcast network, a television actor on NBC, and a performer for every talk show imaginable. The experienced stand-up comedian will have the crowd up on their feet after he enlightens the room with his engaging delivery, particularly on growing up with a multi-ethnic identity. Caution: Bursting out in hysterical laughter is a common symptom. Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. baystreet.org $69.50. 8 p.m. July 13.
The beauty of a memoir is that it is not necessarily grounded in fact. A memoir captures how a person wishes to remember a single moment in time. Kelly McMasters, praised author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, presents a reading and a discussion of her work, which details the terrifying environmental implications of living near a nuclear research lab in a low-cost summer house as a child amid affluent communities on Long Island. Besides being published in various publications, McMasters has recently been hired as an English professor at Hofstra University. Come live vicariously in her shoes as you absorb some inklings of past Long Island life! Hofstra University Student Center, Plaza Room West, Rm 127, North Campus, Hempstead. hofstra.edu Free. 5 p.m-6 p.m. July 14.
Reggae band SOJA, formerly known as Soldiers of Jah Army is definitely not done yet as they gear up for their summer performance on Long Island this week! Come see this chart-topping, Grammy-nominated, eight-member band perform some of their most popular classic songs like “Strength to Survive,” “When We Were Younger” and “Everything Changes,” as well as songs off of their 2014 album Amid the Noise and Haste. Music lovers shouldn’t miss this spectacular show! Opening the show is Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. July 14.
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Over 40 years after releasing their first album together, Daryl Hall and John Oates are still amazing crowds at their concerts. Luckily, their Long Island fans will get to witness the greatness for themselves at this show! Most well-known for their hits such as “Sara Smile,” “You Make My Dreams,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “Maneater,” the duo have won countless awards, including honors at the American Music Awards. Come and see this legendary group perform songs that are impossible not to enjoy! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25-$175. 8 p.m. July 15.
—Compiled by Daniela Weinstein, Chuck Cannini, Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III