Born out of New York City, two childhood friends and their love for rock and roll ignited a 14-year-and-counting journey in this post-punk and ’90s rock hybrid. Now joined by a drummer, the trio performs songs about love, loss, and life on the road while blasting a nostalgic reminder to that decade of stellar tunes. With The Vigilance Committee, Lisa Vetrone & The ’67s, The Imperial Stormlooper, The Detours and Lost To The Light. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $14 DOS 6 p.m. August 6.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show / Led Zeppelin 2 – Tribute Band
Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring their timeless music to new audiences, this live show features a stunning light and laser display, video animations, inflatables, films projected onto a large circular screen and other special effects. The tribute band is not only renowned for replicating the music of Pink Floyd, but also recreating the look, feel, and sound of their world tours. Hailing from South Australia, these rockers have been active since 1988 and are the only Pink Floyd tribute band to play for a member of Pink Floyd. Rather than solely replicating and paying tribute to Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin 2 focuses on re-enacting the famous bands’ legendary live performances. This includes onstage interaction and improvisations–in other words, the closest thing to seeing The Almighty Zep in the flesh! Not to be missed! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $35. 8 p.m. August 6.
The Clean Comedy All Stars
Comedy doesn’t always need to be dirty and The Clean Comedy All Stars prove this with their absolutely hilarious stand-up routine. These hucksters deliver great, knee-slapping jokes minus the foul language, sexual innuendo, racism, and tasteless attacks on audience members. A must for people who want to go out and have a belly laugh, the kind that sort of rumbles around for hours, days, weeks at a time, and are punctuated by uncontrollable fits of loud, contagious laughter. 100% clean and 1000% funny. This is a must-see gig. Come start a laugh riot! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. August 6.
Jekyll and Hyde
Based on the 19th century novel, Jekyll and Hyde tells the story of Dr. Henry Jekyll who, as the result of a medical experiment gone horribly awry, transforms himself into the maniacal Mr. Edward Hyde. Featuring well-known songs such as “This is the Moment” and “Façade,” this musical is brimming with big ensemble dance numbers, powerful solo pieces, and heart-throbbing ballads. The cast and crew include high school and college students, including alumni from high schools across Nassau County. Gold Coast Art Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org Free. 8 p.m. August 6, 2 p.m. August 8.
Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools
This is a chance to catch Johnny Lyon up close and personal as he and his band cover a wide variety of music in stripped-down, acoustic form, in a truly intimate setting. Lyon strives to have a good time while he rocks out, resulting in a loose mix of songs, banter, and stories between the band and the audience. The group is known for their being multi-instrumentalists and their wide repertoire, performing classic hits from artists such as Bob Dylan, The Band, Muddy Waters, and many, many more. Wow! The Jersey Shore comes to the East End! The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $70. 7 p.m. August 7.
3rd Annual CAC 48 Hour Film Competition
Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. Filmmakers don’t know what genre their film will be until the start of the competition and the cameras must roll. All creativity: writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack, has to occur within the 48-hour window beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m. To add to the mayhem, they must also include some random elements that they only find out about at the starting line. The CAC 48-Hour Film Competition is a filmmaking competition that just has to be experienced. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10. 7 p.m. August 7.
What’s the soup on this? Could it be Emmy Award-winning satirist on the E! television network, Jeff Winger from hilarious sitcom Community, and Rex from Ted making an appearance to make you laugh like you’ve never laughed before? Quite so. Joel McHale hails the title of humor in his back pocket by pointing out the absurdities of life as we know it. As his character Jeff once winged, “Look at me. It’s clear to all of you that I am awesome. But I can never admit that because that would make me an ass.” As a matter of fact, Joel McHale truly is truly awesome, and that is no joke. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $63. 8 p.m. August 7.
Come see this hit-making, Grammy Award-winning singer bring his summer tour to Long Island this week. Miguel is celebrating the release of his new album, Wildheart, which dropped in June. You may know him from his most famous songs, including “All I Want Is You,” “Sure Thing,” “Adorn” and “How Many Drinks?” but Miguel will also be wowing the crowd at this show with songs from his new record, like “A Beautiful Exit” and “The Valley.” Wildheart Tour with special guest Dorothy. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 8 p.m. August 7.
For more than 10 years, this Boston native has performed his hysterical stand-up routine nationwide. You might know him from playing Louie CK’s brother in Louie the TV show, or from his hilarious appearance on Inside Amy Schumer. He’s even directed his own comedy special. We guarantee you will not forget this memorable gig and will be laughing about it for a long time after he delivers his jokes. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $25-$55. 8 p.m.. August 7.
This wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’Connor and Clive Tucker decided they had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a house-hold name that they deserved to be with their debut release called Life Begins at 40 Million. But so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy The Bogmen at their best. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $50. 9 p.m. August 7, 8.
Summer is the perfect time for sharing lasting moments with the ones you love, whether that’s enjoying delicious BBQs, lounging poolside or along the beach, or just laughing in the bright, refreshing sunshine. This special event touches upon all of these things, and more. Celebrate these precious moments of summertime life, frolic among fellow Long Islanders and relish in the supreme glory of August with more than 200 craft and food vendors, rides, games, as well as beer and wine tastings. Now that’s a summer memory worth savoring! You’re welcome! Main Street, Sayville. greatersayvillechamber.com Free. August 7-9.
Mark R. Levin
This best-selling author will sign his new book, Plunder and Deceit. This essential tale possesses, against all odds, a like-minded appeal to reason and audacity—one intended for all Americans but particularly the rising generation. As he tells it, younger people must find the personal strength and summon the will to break through the cycle of manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them into abject apathy. Only then can they stand up against the heavy hand of centralized government, which, if left unabated, will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity. Yikes! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 1 p.m. August 8.
North Fork Craft Beer Festival
More than 50 brewers will be pouring over 100 beers ranging from hometown favorites to international specialties. Lagers? Ambers? Pilsners? Yes, yes and yes! Come try and taste them all. Calverton Links Golf Course, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton. northforkcraftbeerfestival.com $50. 2-5:30 p.m. August 8.
Opening Reception – Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky
Comprised of more than 30 visionary works from private lenders and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, this awe-inspiring exhibition will span the 1960s through 1990s and will surely captivate and amaze. Whether using plastics, paints, enamels, drawings, prints, collages and film, Lichtenstein melded this mortal realm with its inextricable elements of the divine, creating land and seascapes that straddle both worlds and yet somehow reveal their inherent bond to one another. Oh, hallowed Earth! Oh, glorious sea! Oh, holy art! Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org Free. 4-6 p.m. Exhibit runs August 8 through Oct. 12.
Known for their catchy melodies, danceable beats and quirky stage antics, these Long Island indie/synth rockers have achieved much, despite their young age. The band has been finalists in both CBS’s Grammy Gig of a Lifetime and VH1’s Make a Band Famous Competition, among other accolades. Returning home from gigs in DC and Pittsburgh, the Shifflers are hosting their EP release party, and it is bound to be a night of soul-satisfying tunes and uber-mondo vibes. With This Good Robot and The Serotones. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 5:30 p.m. August 8.
Summer Harvest of Artists
An opening reception will be held for an invitational art exhibit highlighting the works of 41 local artists, with pieces ranging from the realism of photography to abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture. b. j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. bspokegallery.com Free. 6-9 p.m. August 8.
Broadway Showstoppers II
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. Sands Point Preserve 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $50. 7:45 p.m. August 8
Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot – Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel
This one’s for those who missed the Billy Joel concert closing Nassau Coliseum Aug. 4. The only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Islander, “The Piano Man,” himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20 8 p.m. August 8.
This accomplished appreciator and performer of timeless blues, R&B, rock and jazz tunes’ soulful tones and nuanced instrumentals will mesh his multi-tiered dimension of authenticity on respected American root classics with his own original music. From his seminal role in the Steve Miller Band in 1967 to his stellar solo career, Boz Scaggs has deservedly earned a reputation as a singular artist. And did we say he’s a crooner who will melt hearts too? Yes, we did. Are you in the mood for a romantic evening? Then this is the gig for you. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $145-$195. 8 p.m. August 8.
One-Man Star Wars Trilogy
We interrupt this blurb to tell you, reader: I am your father. Just kidding. Take out your lightsabers and get ready to watch this 75-minute entertaining play, with yes, just one cast member alone on stage. Directed by TJ Dawe, Canadian Actor Charles Ross plays all of the characters, flies all the ships, sings from John William’s score, and fights both sides of the battle. Do…or do not. There is no “try” in getting tickets for this memorable performance. May the force be with you. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $20-$35. 8 p.m. August 8.
Air Supply was one of the first modern Western music acts to perform in East Asia, bringing their unique blend of pop and soft rock music along their long journey. Decades later, the duo still performs all over the world for their adoring fans. Get ready as Air Supply performs material from their latest album Mumbo Jumbo, as well as love cuts from their career. With radio hits like “All Out of Love”, “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and “Lost in Love,” you’ll be thinking about your crush before you know it. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $40. 8 p.m. August 8.
A recognizable voice in folk music, Iris DeMent is known for her sweet tone and thought-provoking lyrics. Her latest album, The Trackless Woods, touches on humanity and the many feelings we experience throughout our lives, and receives inspiration from one of Russia’s greatest poets, Anna Akhmatova. Dement will surely create an intimate musical setting for her listeners, allowing them a glimpse into her recent artistic and personal experiences. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $45. 8 p.m. August 8.
Recognized as one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, the New York-bred Busta Rhymes is here to pack the house. He is known for club smashes like the unpredictable “Woo Hah!!” the bass-thumping “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” and the Daft-Punk-influenced “Touch It.” Over the course of his 25-year career, he has maintained a steady following in mainstream hip-hop, and has collaborated with artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Pharell and even Diplo. Whether he’s grooving on tracks with his sinister bravado, or rapping at supersonic speeds (who can forget his verse on Chris Brown’s international hit “Look at Me Now”?), Busta Rhymes will surely bring his infectious energy to the crowd. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $22, $35 DOS. 10 p.m. August 8.
Bizzydoo Kids Fest
Bouncy houses, a petting zoo, craft classes and many more kid-friendly events are on tap for the little ones while parents can check out parent-geared exhibits. Who needs a babysitter when you’ve got this!? Nobody! Hilton Long Island, 598 BroadHollow Rd., Melville. bizzydookidsfest.com $7 adults, $4 kids 2 and older. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. August 9.
Long Island Potato Fest
Come out to commemorate and celebrate Long Island’s longstanding heritage of potato growers, farms, products and more! The festival includes dozens of exhibitors, food trucks, live music, activities, seminars and contests. Calverton Links Golf Course, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton. lipotatofest.com $20. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. August 9.
POSP Summer Questival
Planet of Sound Promotions (POSP) is gearing up to host this year’s Summer Questival, which will feature any and all forms of entertainment imaginable! DJ’s Crazy Daylight and BMO /NY/, bands like Funknasty and Tractorbear: A Tribute to The Disco Biscuts, and Beatboxers MC Beats and JFLO will all be playing the festival, and audiences will also be able to participate in Tarot and Palm Reading, Henna Tattoos, and Live Interactive Art! Audience members must be at least 16 years old. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com Free. 2 p.m. August 9.
The GREAT Long Island Laugh-Off of 2015 – Semifinal
Omg laughin’ and laughin’ and laughin’ just writing this blurb. Seriously, can’t keep a straight face long enough to research this laugh-fest and give any more specific details than those already contained in this skeleton. Sorry, can’t stop. Too funny. Way too hysterical. Wow. Be still, fingers. Behave! Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $14. 6 p.m. August 9-13.
Sutton, cute as a button, has clearly fostered her own talent from the moment she stepped on stage. The versatile Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer performed in 11 Broadway shows, starred in a bunch of shows like Bunheads, Psych, and Law and Order SVU, and has sung her songs all over the world. Not too shabby. And here I am rewarding myself for cleaning my room today. Currently starring in TVLand’s new series Younger, created by Darren Star, Sutton will knock your socks off like nothin’ you’ve ever seen before. Don’t miss her for an incredible night! Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $53-$150. 8 p.m. August 9.
Don’t be a klutz, and have the chutzpah to go see this concert! You shmooz you loose if you don’t watch this centennial celebration of the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene. Fershtay? No, no, no, don’t misinterpret me. I didn’t say thirsty, I asked if you understood! This theater is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theater company in the world. Mazl-Tov, which means good luck, by the way, will present a precious repertoire to capture the soul of the Jewish people. Expect touching love songs, sentimental ballads, and outrageous humor, all imbued with optimism and faith. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $35-$55. 8 p.m. August 9.
Ballroom With a Twist
Audiences who can’t get enough of reality television will enjoy Ballroom With a Twist’s very special guest star Chris Soules, a Dancing with the Stars contestant and star of the most recent season of ABC’s The Bachelor. Some lucky audience members will be getting a rose and a chance to dance with the hunky farmer-turned-reality TV star onstage! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. August 9.
Whether you’re young and flying to Neverland for the first time or grown up and still hoping for Peter to return, it’s time for a little faith, trust, and pixie dust. Follow the Lost Boys, live a pirate’s life with Captain Hook, dance with the Indians, or flee the clock-ticking crocodile. Don’t forget, follow the second star to the right and fly straight on ’til morning! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $18.50. 11 a.m. August 11.
Joan Jett: 1970s – 2012
One of Long Island’s musical jewels is Joan Jett, a powerhouse performer whose emotional connection with audiences helped establish her style and propelled her to the top of the charts with international success. Joan first met fame as a guitarist in The Runaways, where she could hone her songwriting skills and gain fans. After five albums, when The Runaways disbanded, Joan formed Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, sending a sonic blast of pure Rock and Roll to the popular music of the late ‘70s. This program will spotlight her great creations such as “I Love Rock and Roll,” “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Runaway,” her wonderful cover of “Crimson and Clover,” and many, many more for a living tribute to this talented lady, who was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $15. 7:30 p.m. August 11.
They tried to make me go see this Amy Winehouse screening, but I said yes, yes, yes! You ain’t got the time to not see this tear-jerking documentary on the late Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse was a legend in her own right, a pop star with soul. With just two albums to her name, this British icon brought passion, inspiration and vitality to her songs. Sadly, she was not able to find harmony in her own life as her personal chaos overshadowed her artistic gifts far too soon. Why don’t you come on out and see this insightful film as soon as possible? Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $15. 8 p.m. August 11-12.
For more than 40 years, this British Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s voice and music has echoed the encouragement of peace and social and environmental righteousness. Check out his captivating biography Wild Tales, released last year, and join him for a night of social harmony and soaring songs. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $60. 8 p.m. August 12.
For this night of nights, officials are allowing stargazers in after normal closing time at three New York State parks on Long Island: Jones Beach, Sunken Meadow and Montauk—to view the Perseids Meteor Shower. The usual stargazing permit requirements are also being waived for seekers of these magical stardust voyagers as those meteors rocket across the cosmos, capturing viewers’ hearts, imaginations, and inspiring all who bear witness. Visitors must remain near their vehicles and are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring bug spray and reclining chairs—no binoculars needed. Just keep your eyes wide open and neck nimble. Jones Beach State Park West End II, Sunken Meadow State Park Field 3 and Montauk State Park upper parking lot. nysparks.com Free. After dark, August 12.
—Compiled by Daniela Weinstein, Chuck Cannini, Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Ayo Fagbemi, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III