Billed as a “Pop Punk Will Never Die” extravaganza, this diverse lineup of local power poppers will have all those in attendance a-hoppin’ a-boppin and a-movin’ along to the music, raising their arms in the air and, together belting out a harmonious, cathartic “Hell! Yeahhh!” Joining Boundary Lines in this sonic assault on the heart, mind and senses is Part Time Bear, Five Corners, Lost to the Light and Christian Matteo. Wow. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com 6:30 p.m. July 16.
Night of the Nerds
Yep, the nerdos will be out in full force at this very special celebration of all that is logical and complex. (And comic-book superhero-related)! Expect suspenders, eyeglasses and “Big Bang Theory” T-shirts. Expect attire completely inappropriate for the weather. (Guessing some turtlenecks, worn-out sweatshirts and hoodies, and Toxic Avenger lunchboxes.. Expect references to the Periodic Table of Elements, the Bretton Woods system of finance and currency, and, with all of the current global financial instability, long, in-depth ruminations concerning the situation in Greece. Wait, you don’t have a clue about what this blurb is talking about? Educate yourselves, people! Besides all the educated conversations, they’ll be a cosplay contest, an Amiibos-Only Video Game Tournament and music, of course, glorious music, from local acts such as Mr. Oblivion, Felix, Geeks and Guitars, L.G. Thirlwell, skankers Crisis Crayons, as well as a performance from NYC hellraisers Fortress of Attitude. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 7 p.m. July 16.
The co-host of Fox News Channel’s The Five puts on her author hat with Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate. As an attorney, Kimberly Guilfoyle knows just how crucial formulating an argument is for success in life. She shares personal stories and tips on how she was able to achieve her goals without apologizing for it. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 8 p.m. July 16.
Toad The Wet Sprocket
You know several of their songs even if you’re not aware of it. These California alt-rockers topped the charts in the early ’90s with such inescapable and addictive nuggets of ear candy such as “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong,” and “Fall Down,” and they’re gigging behind their latest release, 2013’s New Constellation. C’mon down and dance, dance, dance! C’mon, you know you want to. You know you will! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$60. 8 p.m. July 16.
Since 2004, the Brooklyn singer turned from traditional genres and styles and blended reggae, rock and hip hop into his own, Hebrew-influenced art. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $30. 8 p.m. July 16.
A leading country star, this 29-year-old Tennessee charmer has six No. 1 singles in his collection of heart-melting tunes. His fifth studio album will debut later this year, and here, on this most special night, this talented, charismatic crooner is all yours. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. July 16.
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 16.
Hamptons Greek Festival
Close your eyes and think of the most gorgeous thing in the universe. “Grape leaf,” you whisper. “Chicken souvlaki,” you murmur. “Feta!” your gut swoons. Yes, yes and yes! This annual collision of all that is good and Greek in the world will feature all of these beautific apparitions and so much more! Let’s talk lamb, all hot and juicy and smokin’ atop a flaming grill. Let’s talk vats upon vats of soothing, healing Tzatziki, alongside mounds upon mounds of slathering, inviting hummus! Let’s talk amongst ourselves, secretly, of that rare, ever-so-precious Halloumi, that luscious, gorgeous mess of sacred cheese that, yes, grills–yet does not melt! Oh, this is a culinary celebration of the highest order! Yes, yes, yes, bring your friends, your family, your loved ones! [Read all about Press food critic Chris Cook’s magical foray into the Grecian realm of Syosset’s It’s Greek To Me HERE] 111 St. Andrew’s Road, Southampton. hamptonsgreekfestival.com Free. Times vary, July 16-19.
Great South Bay Music Festival
Lotus, 311 and Electric Hot Tuna are among the headliners in the insane lineup of 55 music acts that include a melting pot of genres from classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco and funk. Other big names include Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat, Lou Gramm and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Dancing along won’t be the only activity in store–a beer garden, arts and crafts, as well as kids’ entertainment, will be onsite. Shorefront Park, 99 Smith Street, Patchogue. greatsouthbayfestival.com $39.50 online, $45 box office. Times vary, July 16-19.
Stony Brook Film Festival
The 20th anniversary of this independent film festival includes screenings of features and shorts from across the globe and all genres imaginable. Many of the directors, cast and crew will attend the Q&As following the films. Stony Brook University, Staller Center For the Arts, room 2030A, Stony Brook. stonybrookfilmfestival.com $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, $85 10-day pass. Times vary, July 16-25.
The annual Wounded Warriors Project tour hits the road eastbound, making several fundraiser pit stops along the way. Come out and support our troops, people. They are out there defending our way of life and the liberties and freedoms we all know and love yet sometimes take for granted. They fought for us, now it’s time to help these hero-veterans in their time of need. Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst. woundedwarriorproject.org $60. 9 a.m., July 17.
Wake The Sun
Citing Rage Against The Machine, Cage The Elephant and Foo Fighters as influences, these local hellraisers deliver straight-up, no-frills, no-holds-barred rock, from the depths of their very souls. Experience all the power, all the glory, all the sheer, unrefined joy that is this band and their music, all up-close-and-personal, in-your-face, and in-your-blood-and-bones. Hell, yeah! Opening the show are Eyes Eat Suns, Sir Cadian Rhythm, Steal reserve, Robot Love and Pollen. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Bway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $10. 6:30 p.m. July 17.
Rock The Boat
Four crazy hours rock ‘n’ rollin’, boozin’ and cruisin’ around the Great South Bay with The Eggplant Queens, Rico & The Rebels and Schism, a Tool tribute band. All you can drink and all you can eat for this four-hour booze cruise. Free giveaways all night. Captain Lou’s Fleet, 28A Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. Clubloaded.com $50. 7 p.m. July 17.
Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 20” Featuring – Joe Smith, Jr.
***THIS EVENT POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 DUE TO AN INJURY SUSTAINED BY JOE SMITH, JR.***
Imagine a never-ending barrage of lightning-fast, furious fists, headed, as if fueled by rockets, to the chin, nose, and face of a fighter, already bloodied, glazed in sweat, yet determined not to go down, not to hit the ground, not to relent in his superhuman quest to remain standing, knock out his opponent, and raise his muscular arms in a glorious, triumphant stance toward the heavens. This action-packed evening will deliver all the action, all the intensity, all the ironclad jubilation expected when two men forged of pure steel square off in close proximity to each other, fighting for their right to wear the belt. Long Island native Joe Smith, Jr., hailing from Mastic, is a true champion, and this match will be the stuff of legends. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. July 17.
This hometown hero and Broadway goddess is best known for voicing Elsa in the lovable film Frozen, but has also won Tony Awards for roles in Rent and Wicked. Her voice will amaze the entire audience to such a degree that they seriously won’t be able to “let it go.” The worldwide tour will feature favorites from her career, along with so much more. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $27 General Admission. 8 p.m. July 17.
Rock The Yacht 2015
Take a trip down memory lane with bands originating from all over the world as they rock this summer show! Australian rock group Little River Band perform hits such as “It’s a Long Way There,” “Reminiscing,” “The Night Owls” and “Take It Easy On Me.” California group Ambrosia will be rocking the show with songs from their ‘70s and ‘80s hit records, and Player will be doing a set of their classics as well. Stephen Bishop, made famous by his songs “On and On,” and “It Might Be You,” will be performing, as well as Brooklyn native Robbie Dupree, who is most known for his 1980 top hit, “Steal Away.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. July 17.
Steve Forbert Trio
With 15 studio albums and a slew of compilations under his belt, this soulful singer/songwriter refuses to slow down. This evening offers a rare chance to catch this talented musician in an intimate setting while he serenades all those in attendance with song after song from his powerful, moving arsenal. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. July 17.
Top-selling, award-winning rapper Dark Man X, also known as DMX, is most well-known for chart-topping songs such as “Party Up,” “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem” and “How It’s Going Down.” Get ready to be thrilled, Long Island! DMX is going to pull out all the stops, and dish it, dish it, dish it till late in the morn! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30, DOS $40 10 p.m. July 17.
A spoonful of sugar really does make the medicine go down, that is, if one prepares for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious night with Mary Poppins. When the wealthy but broken Banks family hire Mary as a nanny, things get fun and whimsical! With a pop of imagination, Mary is able to bring the family together to an understanding of each other’s feelings. Chim-Chim Cher-ee away! This timeless tale is sure to amaze and inspire! C M Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. cmpac.com $22 Student, $27 Senior, $29 Adult. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. July 17-19.
River Craft Beverage Festival
Thirsty for fun? This outdoor festival might be able to help. The annual outdoor festival along the Peconic River will be overflowing with stations from 30-plus NY craft beverage makers. Sample craft beer, wine and hard cider to your heart’s desire. Eat the delicious food, play the games and listen to the live music that will all be available at your fingertips. East Ends Arts Lawn, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead. libeerevents.com $45. 12:30-4 p.m. July 18.
Taylor Dayne/Alisha Concert
Taylor Dayne, an actress, songwriter and pop/freestyle singer, joins Alisha, a dance-pop and freestyle singer from Brooklyn, to put on a show that will be a great time for the whole family! Performing Alisha’s hit songs “Do You Dream About Me” and “Too Turned On,” plus Dayne’s chart-topping tunes like “Tell It To My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “I’ll Always Love You,” this concert is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer! Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 7 p.m. July 18.
Kacey Musgraves is celebrating the release of her new album Pageant Material by bringing her summer tour to Long Island. A winner of numerous Grammys, CMT Music Awards, ACM Awards and American Music Awards, this bright and talented singer, songwriter, and performer is best known for her many hit songs, including “Follow Your Arrow,” “Merry Go ‘Round,” “See You Again” and “Keep It to Yourself.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$55. 8 p.m. July 18.
Revived in 2014 after disbanding in 1997, the Los Angeles rock band returns with their flashy stage effects. Their latest drop, The Heart Is a Monster, debuted just last month. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. July 18.
Theater lovers won’t want to miss this musical revue that salutes the most popular hits from the Great White Way. Produced by Joanne Fried and Helene Tiger, the performances feature top-flight talent, backed by an orchestra. Second show scheduled for Aug. 8. Sands Point Preserve 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $50. 8 p.m. July 18.
Kevin Downey Jr.
With an unconventional style and memorable character, Kevin Downey Jr. commands the stage, delivering unique material through dramatic pauses between every word. With an ever-growing audience, this is one bizarre comedian worth the laughs. Governor’s Comedy Club 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $17. 9 p.m. July 18.
Summer Art & Craft Festival
More than 100 artisans will be featured under elegant white Camelot tents along the pristine pine trees. This much-anticipated event is well regarded in this historical community and a serene escape from our busy lives. Deepwells Farms, 497 Rt. 25A, St. James. preferredpromotions.com $5, kids under 12 free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 18, 19.
Sweet Corn Festival
Corn-eating contests, potato-sack races, corn-hole competitions and live music are just some of the many fun things to do besides taking a hayride tour of this 100-acre farm. Try their homemade corn custard ice cream, the gourmet roasted corn and visit their vineyard tasting room! Dee-lish! Harbes Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck. harbesfamilyfarm.com $5.95-$12.95. 11 a.m. July 18, 19.
Neil Simon’s Barefoot In The Park
A free-spirited bride and her buttoned-down groom settled down to some rocky happily-ever-aftering in a Greenwich Village walk up, occasionally invaded by the bride’s easily winded mother and the quirky bohemian who lives in the attic. You definitely don’t want to miss this divine and hilarious production. Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. merricktheatreandcenterforthearts.com $21 adults, $18 seniors and students on Fridays and Sundays. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. July 18-Aug. 16.
Oldham Youth Orchestra, Brass and Wind Bands from Oldham, England
To harness the invisible power of the wind, caught and molded by the human lungs and kissed by the mouths of its creators–well, it’s just something that exemplifies the spiritual core of our existence, and most definitely an experience that you won’t soon forget. Come and celebrate all that is mortal and divine. Come listen, and sing, of life! Morgan Memorial Park, Germaine Street, Glen Cove. glencove-li.us Free. 7:30 p.m. July 19.
Wynonna & the Big Noise
Get ready to bop your head along to the rock-tinged country blues of Wyonna Judd and her new band. The five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author is a one of kind. In 1993, the sassy singer won the American Country Music Female Artist of the Year award. It’s been 22 years, but the star hasn’t lost her edge. Performing her biggest hits and most beautiful renditions, she promises to make the lively atmosphere unprecedented with delights! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $95-$175. 8 p.m. July 19.
Jarrod Spector: A Little Help From My Friends
This Philly actor played Gavorche in Les Misérable and Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway, but it was his 2014 portrayal as Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical that earned him a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. This show is bound to be nothing short of absolutely spectacular, and you should be here, with all your friends and family and loved ones, to witness it. You’re welcome. Truly, you’re welcome. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $23-$53. 8 p.m. July 19.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Since the `70s, George Clinton has been revolutionizing R&B music, adding his own funky twist in the mix, hence “P-Funk.” Taking influence from `60s legends Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Sly Stone, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic have recorded three platinum albums, along with 40 R&B hit singles. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have made funk music what it is today and continue to inspire with hit songs “Atomic Dog,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Give Up The Funk” and much, much more. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $18-$45. 9 p.m. July 19.
Amateur Radio Celebrates the 44th Anniversary of the Apollo 11
“Houston, come in Houston.” Celebrate the the 44th anniversary of the Apollo II Lunar Landing with amateur radio enthusiasts from across Long Island, and learn more about the all-important symbiotic relationship between man, radio and space, and so much more! Wow! You don’t have to be a “lunatic” to enjoy this. Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City. cradleofaviation.org Free. 9 a.m-4 p.m. July 20.
Vincent Price: He Made Horror Fun
The gothic chillers starring Missouri-born Vincent Price still draw a strong, adoring fan base. His fright films entertained, thrilled; they didn’t just “gross out.” Film historian Glenn Andreiev returns to the cinema with an evening class covering the various films, not just horror, of the multi-talented Mr. Price. This talk covers his 1940s gothic/noir films such as Laura and Leave Her To Heaven, his famous horror gems, such as the Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, his later outlandish revenge comedy/thrillers of the 1970s, and more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. July 20.
The star of Mad About You shares his tales of love, life and the funny things people do in relationships while he tours the comedy circuit between movie roles. Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. baystreet.org $69.50. 8 p.m. July 20.
There won’t be anyone falling asleep, snoring, or snoozing when watching the classic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty. Become transfixed after the wicked Maleficent sets a curse on Princess Aurora that condemns her to an ageless sleep. That doesn’t sound too bad, except for the part where you’re not able to wake up. Only a true love’s kiss can break the spell. What will prevail? Love or evil? Expect an enchanting and mesmerizing performance! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $14.50. 11 a.m. July 21.
Rock out with the “Godfather of Grunge” and his trusty, enigmatic “Old Black.” The singer-activist will be performing a smorgasbord of acoustic and electric songs from his legendary, decades-long career, as well as new gems from his latest album The Monsanto Years, in an effort to publicize a campaign against genetically modified foods. Supporting acts include Promise Of The Real, Puss ‘N Boots and Norah Jones. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $40 General Admission. 6:30 p.m. July 21.
The Long Island Sound
A screening of rare concert clips and footage of musicians from Nassau and Suffolk counties that were part of the Baby Boomer Generation. Celebrate many of Rock’s greatest bands and musicians, including: The Shangri-Las (“Leader of the Pack”), Harry Chapin (“Cat’s in the Cradle”), Billy Joel (“New York State of Mind”), The Young Rascals (“Good Lovin’”), Vanilla Fudge (“You Keep Me Hanging On”), Iron Butterfly (“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), The Loving Spoonful (“Summer in the City”), Pat Benatar (“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”), Commander Cody (“Hot Rod Lincoln”), Lou Reed (“Walk on the Wild Side”), Blue Oyster Cult (“Don’t Fear the Reaper”), and many more! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. July 21.
The Gaslight Anthem
Since their formation in New Jersey nearly a decade ago, this punk band has collaborated with Hot Water Music, The Mighty Mighty Bostones and Eddie Vedder. They have since toured with the likes Bruce Springsteen, Against Me! and many more. Known for their hit song, 45, the band has even paid tribute to legends Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer. Opening acts include Matthew Ryan & The Northern Wires. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$65. 8 p.m. July 21.
Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band
This five-piece crew features top NYC musicians, along with accordion and rubboard. Originating from Brooklyn, the band features a diverse array of influences, while paying tribute to their love of the Louisiana Creole and Cajun traditional style. With four vocalists and a variety of instruments, their live act ensures a good time. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury. oldwestburygardens.org $10. 7 p.m. July 22
Billy Elliot the Musical
Quick, grab a box of tissues! You’ll need them. Witty, sentimental, touching and inspiring are just some of the adjectives that can be used to describe this ultimate masterpiece of a show. Watch Billy, a boy from a family of coal miners who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, even though his father wants him to box. The classic elements of dream-chasing and dream-denying are bound to tug at your heartstrings. The Patchogue Theatre, 71 East Main St, Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $54-$89. 8 p.m. July 22.
Raekown & Ghostface Killah
Before Kanye West could declare himself King Of Rap, the original greats were sitting on the throne. Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are members of the Wu Tang Clan, a group that sought to make rap an art form of expression. Rugged and raw with hood-centric origins and gritty slang, the group inspired a genre of rap to flourish and prosper. With their hardcore metaphor-loaded verses, minimalistic style, and stream of consciousness storytelling, the Wu Tang Clan is a group to be remembered for the ages. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. July 22.
—Compiled by Daniela Weinstein, Chuck Cannini, Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III