48-Hour Film Competition Screening
Filmmaking teams from all over Long Island poured their hearts out for 48 straight hours to bring you these unbelievable short films! They didn’t even know the genre they would be shooting until the start of the competition. All creativity—writing, shooting and editing—took place on the hot summer weekend of August 7th. Now is your chance to see what they made! At the end of the screening, the jury-selected winner will be announced. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10. 7:30 p.m. August 27.
Your wish has come true! This I Dream of Jeannie star recently celebrated her 84th birthday and the 50th anniversary of her beloved show. You don’t need to fold your arms and wiggle your nose to meet this longtime fan favorite. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. August 27.
These Long Beach-based rockers perform originals and covers ranging from Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix, Van Halen and Aerosmith. Show your support for a local band with great taste, great music, and great entertainment. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. August 27.
The Art of Math
An opening reception will be held for this exhibit of art-inspired works created by artist George Hart. From 3D printing to sculpture, painting and drawing, the artworks on display will showcase a variety of styles that explore new conceptual depths. The result is bold, bright, complex, angular and intricate works—inspired by a logical system that is both aesthetically and intellectually intriguing, pushing the viewer to contemplate their own understanding of what math is and what, dear friends, math can be. Runs through Sept. 25. Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org 5 p.m. August 28.
Hometown pop-punk heroes are making the long drive from their native Mt. Sinai to Amityville for their latest show to remind all the emo kids to cheer up. Check out this recent feature on the band in the Press. Warming up the crowd are Shiffley, I Ignite, The Cavalry Is Us and Call The Station. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 7 p.m. August 28.
Fresh off of his latest big screen releases, Get Hard, in which he starred alongside Will Ferrell, and The Wedding Ringer, co-starring Josh Gad, ‘Lil Kev continues selling out major venues as fans can’t get enough of his self-depreciating humor. You ready to go night-night!? Of course you are! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $200. 8 p.m. August 28.
Eric Burdon & The Animals
More than 50 years since the band formed relive the legendary psychedelic singles such as “Baby, Let Me Take You Home” and “House of the Rising Sun.” With Burdon’s soulful vocals at the forefront, this is one rock and roll performance you don’t want to miss. With Edgar Winter Group. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. August 28.
Laid Back Festival
Featuring world-class music acts such as original and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, and the folk-rock legends the Doobie Brothers. Although the event is titled “Laid Back Festival,” you can expect anything but from these classic bands. Rock `n Roll Hall of Famer Allman not only founded one of the most important American bands of all time, but has continued to pursue music with his successful solo career. Forty-five years down the road, and Allman has shown no signs of aging. In fact, the Southern rock legend, known for his decades of work with the Allman Brothers Band, plans on extending his tour through January. On top of great music, the best local food and drinks Long Island has to offer will be available. Supporting acts include: City of the Sun, Bruce Homsby and the Noisemakers, and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$125. 4 p.m. August 29.
Join us for an evening of poetry featuring the bards of Poets in Nassau, a group whose members write, read and discuss poetry at different venues throughout the county. You’ll have a chance to browse their new exhibit “Aviators, Poets and Dreamers,” listen to some seismic syllabic soliloquies, and participate as well. Light refreshments will be served. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org Free. 6 p.m. August 29.
John “Dr. Dirty” Valby
Valby’s repertoire of “dirty ditties” is composed of popular songs, limericks, classical arrangements, and his own original creations. Valby has made a career out of poking fun at his audiences, stretching the limits of free speech and accepted good taste and satirizing current events from behind the piano. When he’s not playing and singing, he yells obscenities—the audience yells back and everyone has a good time. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. Govs.govs.com $25-$55. 7 p.m. August 29.
I Am Pumped
This after-hours multi-media event features pop-up art galleries, including works by Jack Pierce, Michael Krasowitz, Jamie Mareno, J. Valentin, RatGrrl and Ryan Seslow. There will also be a live performance by Allone, a poet, storyteller and alternative hip-hop artist. Tastings by Angry Orchard will also be available. Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. islipartmuseum.org $7. 7 p.m. August 29.
The Long Island premiere of this new documentary about trailblazing tennis star Althea Gibson includes a post-screening discussion with the film’s director, Rex Miller. Gibson was the first African American tennis player to cross the color line, paving the way for the likes of Venus and Serena Williams. Recognized as the queen of the sport, Gibson made history playing and winning at Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958, and twice became the U.S. Nationals champion—the precursor of the U.S. Open. Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Market Pl., Port Washington. goldcoastfilmfestival.org $15, $10 students, $20 at door. 7:30 p.m. August 29.
These Southern rock journeymen tear through tracks spanning their nearly 40-year career, undoubtedly including breakthrough hit “Hold On Loosely” and chart-toppers “Caught Up in You” and “If I’d Been the One.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 8 p.m. August 29.
Hey! Hey! Two of the four original Monkees, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork, reunite for a tour to play mega hits such as “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer” and “I’m A Believer” that paved the way to their deserved 2014 induction into the American Pop Music Hall of Fame. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. August 29.
One of the sexiest men in R&B, Trey Songz has been taking the summer by storm. His sweet voice and wide vocal range can be heard both on the radio and in the clubs with songs such as “Slow Motion,” “Bottoms Up,” “Say Aah,” and “Na Na.” He’ll be making several appearances across Long Island in collaboration with SX Liquors, the new drink that is quickly getting everybody’s attention with arousing hints of honey and Mexican lemons. Don’t miss your chance for a tasting session, meet & greet, and bottle signature! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $37, $50 DOS. 10 p.m. August 29.
Long Island Seafood Festival
Oysters, clam chowder and lobster, ahoy! Celebrating the Island’s oldest profession couldn’t be more fitting at this venue overlooking the Great South Bay. Don’t forget to come with an empty stomach, becasue there will be an ocean’s worth of tasty sea creatures to devour! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave.. West Sayville. liseafoodfestival.org $8. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., August 29, 30.
Long Island Indie Rock & Pop Festival
I hope you have something great to wear; you’re going out to a party. Long Island’s 3rd annual Indie Rock & Pop Festival will be in full gear celebrating the sonic creations of dozens of aspiring artists and groups. Get ready to experience new sounds as you’ll be hit with styles ranging from soul pop, to indie Americana, to down-tempo IDM. These artists have stories to tell, and are not afraid to stretch genre boundaries to give you want you need. Rock out and enjoy the vibes! Eight acts TBA. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10 ages 16-20, $7 21 and up. 2 p.m. August 30.
One Hell of a Nite
Sure, he pleaded guilty to felony assault after attacking then-girlfriend singer Rihanna. Old news. Supplementing his vocals with his insatiable appetite for crazy dance moves, Chris Brown has been one of most electrifying performers in recent memory. He has achieved international success like few others, with songs such as “Loyal,” “Turn Up the Music,” “Look at Me Now,” “Yeah 3x,” “Run It,” and “Ayo,” showcasing his diverse influences ranging from R&B and hip-hop to pop and house music. C. Breezy will be far from alone as he’ll be sharing the stage with the likes of Fetty Wap, the young phenomenon taking the Billboard charts hostage with hits such as “Trap Queen,” “679” and “My Way.” The sonic rapper Kid Ink has enjoyed great success with hip-hop, R&B, pop, and even EDM collabs; the ever-talented R&B crooner Omarion, knows how to start a party with songs like “Post to Be”; and Teyana Taylor, a New York-bred singer with lots of soul, promotes her new project The Casette Take 1994. With a crazy lineup like that, you absolutely have to come. It’s a must. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $35-$150. 7 p.m. August 30.
Fascinating Gershwin with Joseph Joubert
Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of pianist Joseph Joubert as he transcends time and space and channels the spirit of Gershwin into the hearts and souls of all those in attendance! Fans will be reminiscing upon hearing gorgeous melodies, including, among many more: “Fascinating Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Swanee”! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $45. 7 p.m. August 30.
The J. Geils Band
The J. Geils Band has gone through many different genres throughout the decades. R&B-influenced blues rock to New Wave, the band is best know for their hit single “Centerfold.” Since the `60s, these Rock `n Roll Hall of Fame nominees have continued to tour, playing legendary live performances with one of the best harmonica players known, “Magic Dick.” Opening the show will be Ian Hunter & The Rant Band. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $44.50-$119.50. 8 p.m. August 30.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley
The third stop on the Catch A Fire Tour 2015, launched in celebration of what would have been the 70th birthday year of their reggae legend father, Bob Marley, features special guests such as Jo Mersa, Black Am I and Skip Marley. This is bound to be a skankin’ good time! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$45. 8 p.m. September 1.
5 Second of Summer
The Australian pop punk band is originally known as YouTube celebrities, posting videos covering various artists. Now, their YouTube days are behind them since rising to international fame touring with One Direction. The band is best known for their hit single “She Looks So Perfect” and their self-titled debut studio album. They cite Blink 182 and Mcfly as primary influences and have another studio album to look forward to drop this October. Warming up the crowd will be Hey Violet. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $85. 7:30 p.m. September 1, 2.
America’s master motivator and author will speak about and sign his new book The Common Thread, giving readers proven strategies, disciplines, methodology, insights, wisdom and perspective from people in the public eye. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 2.
—Compiled by Nicholas Semelak, Chuck Cannini, Ayo Fagbemi, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana III