GCP & WTA present this furious fist fest of epic proportions, featuring Zab Judah, Amanda Serrano and other fighters forging forever forward on their quest for the next knockout. Judah, a five-time world champion, will face off against Hevinson Herrera in the main event. Brooklynite and world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano is one of women’s boxing’s hottest stars—her May 29th bout was broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network, marking the sport’s return to network television—and this showdown is bound to be nothing short of spectacular! Pow wow! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com
$60-$150. 7 p.m. September. 10.
If you turn up the volume every time “Burn to the Ground” comes on the radio, now’s your chance to see these local rockers up close and personal, live. Touring in support of their latest, self-titled EP, which dropped in August, expect heavy guitar riffs, poignant lyrics, powerful vocals, and a guaranteed great show. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $10. 7 p.m. September 10.
Helen Mirren in The Audience—Live
The Academy Award-winning actress reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth II in a West End production of The Audience, which will be broadcast live worldwide. The story follows a private meeting between the queen and her 12 prime ministers until they make an agreement to break the silence. This outstanding play will take audiences back in time. In real life, Her Majesty has become the UK’s longest serving monarch. She got crowned when she was just 25. As far as we know, the queen does not have any Sex Pistols on her iPod. Mirren probably does. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members, $25 public. 7 p.m. September 10.
Rockin’ Fights 20
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is at it again. He’s excited to announce that Joseph Smith Jr., aka “The Irish Bomber,” will be featured in this upcoming grudge match. From Mastic, Smith started boxing at age 13 and has won multiple titles since. He turned pro in 2009 and is going to show his fans his best boxing moves. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. September 11.
Songs in the Attic
Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark leads Songs in the Attic, performing hits by Billy Joel and other covers. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $32.50. 8 p.m. September 11.
An Americana/folk-pop songsmith, Arlon Bennett delivers timeless vignettes and melodies that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, emotional honesty and style all his own. Arlon is never afraid to experiment and push his boundaries. His song “Be the Change” from his Summer’s Voice CD, garnered top national airplay on folk radio. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd., East Setauket. groundsandsounds.org $12.50. 8 p.m. September 11.
This local rapper spits out lyrics and rhymes with a ferocity and darkness both vivid and hypnotic, and can battle with the best—Mecca, Immortal Technique and Rhymefest among them. A member of the Long Island rap collective Dead Rabbits (Leo, eat your heart out)—along with Nightwalker, Taboo, Coal, Elz Sinatra, Buttatones and East Coast—expect a mesmerizing night of rampaging visions atop pulverizing, dangerous beats. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $13-$15. 8 p.m. September 11.
From being featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and The Last Comic Standing, this hilarious stand-up comedian is coming to Long Island. His degree from Fairfield University for writing did not cut it for this rising star, because he belonged on stage. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $17. 9 p.m. September 11, 12.
United Ink Flight 915 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival
Browse through 150 booths and meet 250 of the world’s best tattoo artists. Completely open to the public and to all ages, and with a wide variety of things to do for all, it’s the perfect day for the whole family, whether or not they’re thinking about inking. Our live music sponsor, All Music’s Inc., will be showcasing some of the best local bands performing on our outside stage. There will also be plenty of contests, tattooing demonstrations, temporary tattoos for the kids in the awesome kids area, art exhibits, and more! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City. newyorktattooshow.com $60 weekend pass, $25 adults, $12.50 kids. Times vary, September 11-13.
Invocation, march, advancement of colors, U.S. National Anthem, full honors wreath laying, full honors flag fold and presentation, rifle volley, Muffled Ruffles and Taps, departure sequence, Remarks by government officials, Benediction, honors featuring the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard—come pay tribute to all who’ve served and made this country great, as well as those lost tragically in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Michael Murphy Division as well as the Marine Corp Color Guard will be participating in this intimate, moving ceremony. Crab Meadow Beach, 447 Waterside Ave., Fort Salonga. 10:30 a.m. September 12.
The most awarded country group of the decade is coming to Long Island! Rejoice! Country music fans have been singing along with “I Like the Sound of That,” the fun new single off their album, Rewind, since its release on August 31. With 15 chart-topping singles and their reputation for cutting-edge performances, Rascal Flatts is sure to entertain music fans of all stripes! Pennysaver Amphitheater, Ski Run Lane, Famingville. pennysaveramp.com $49.50-$100. 5 p.m. September 12.
An opening reception will be held for this inspiring art exhibit featuring Barbara Hadden, a Sag Harbor-based artist who finds the architecture and landscapes of Eastern Long Island a continuous source of inspiration, and Michael A. Butler, a regional artist whose preferred medium is acrylic on canvas. Runs through Oct. 15. The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org 6-8 p.m. September 12.
Broadway, television, stand-up comedy and film, Robert Klein does it all. Being nominated for two Grammy Awards and a Tony, he is always pushing himself to do more. He has appeared on the films How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days and the Back-Up Plan, he has his own HBO specials, and his Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced is now on DVD. This live performance is one you won’t want to miss. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $39-$50. 8 p.m. September 12.
The Gong Show Live
This theatrical extravaganza captures the hilarity, excitement, and deranged lunacy of the beloved television show—in a polished, fully produced theatrical recreation. Bang a gong, gang! YMCA Boulton CEnter for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. September 12.
Year of the Locust
On and off intermittently until 2013, this NYC-based band is picking up traction. Now it looks like 2015 will be the Year of the Locust! “Fast, loud, and singer-friendly” sums up this decade-long synthesis of rock and metal. Opening the show are Silence No More, Logan’s Room and Ashes In The Sky. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $10. $13 DOS. 9 p.m. September 12.
Civil War Reenactment Weekend
The weekend’s activities encapsulate the entire Civil War in a camp environment by weaving the history of the 119th New York Infantry and its link to Long Island’s past. Presentations include a quartermaster’s tent, the officers’ quarters, an early war Sibley tent, and military drills. There will also be visiting stations illustrating the history of the war and the soldiers who shouldered a musket and fought for Old Glory. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov $10 adults, $7 kids ages 5-12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. September 12, 13.
Montauk Seafood Festival
Lobster rolls, raw seafood bar, seafood crepes, Ahi tuna sliders, sushi, ceviche, chowders, fish tacos—those are just starters! Wash it all down with local Montauk Brewing Co. beer, local wines from Duckwalk and Pindar, or imbibe a tropical twist at Lynn’s Hula Hut right on the festival site. Yes, yes, yes! We’re getting hungry just thinking about all that bounty from the sea! Montauk Marine Basin, 426 West Lake Dr., Montauk. montaukchamber.com Free. 12-5 p.m. September 12, 13.
Fiddle & Folk Festival
Headlining is Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, with supporting acts including Brooks Williams. Buddy Merriam is also slated to receive the Long Island Music Hall of Fame “Long Island Sound” for “Outstanding Contributions to Long Island’s Musical Heritage.” Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket. fiddleandfolk.com $15 adults, $11 kids. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. September 13.
Annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo
The event will include fishing, solar energy and environmental displays, as well as much more fun for families, children and water lovers of all ages. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about marine species, water recreation and boating safety. Come see displays of fire boats, police and coast guard vessels, kayaks, paddleboards and much more. Captree State Park Boat Basin, Robert Moses Causeway. Free after $8 parking fee. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. September 13.
Good Old War
Most likely recognized from their performances on late-night shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, the two-man (originally three) Philly band is slowly connecting with a more mainstream audience. Though down a drummer, the group managed a June release of their album Broken Into Better Shape, which features their lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me.” Warming up the crowd are Pete Hill and King Neptune, formerly NGHBRS) Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $15, $18 DOS. 7 p.m. September 14.
Beyond The Divide
This documentary about war, peace and the courage to find common ground is followed by a discussion with peace builder Gary Shapiro, who was an advisor for Mercy Corps in the Somali region of Ethiopia on a project to address inter-clan conflict among youth. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. September 15.
The superstar rocker and bestselling author will speak about and sign his new cook book, Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking and Partying Handbook. Fans can eat, drink, and party like the Red Rocker himself, as Sammy shares his love of food, drinks, and rock-and-roll. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 15.
Motorhead / Anthrax
Touring in support of their 22nd (!!) studio album Bad Magic and celebrating their 40th anniversary as one of the most influential metal-punk-thrash bands of all time, Motorhead, aka The World’s Loudest Band, team up with thrash demigods Anthrax for a kick-ass night of rock and roll and relentless head-banging. (This is a truly magnificent thing!) Raise those $14 cups of brew high and sing loud and clear: “The Ace of Spades! The Ace of Spades!” Press music critic Zack Tirana suggests the chant: “Lemmy for president! Lemmy for president! Long live Lemmy!” Opening the show is Crobot. (We love you, Lemmy!) Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$49.50. 7 p.m. September 16.
He won’t be paged in as Noah Drake from General Hospital or performing alongside Meryl Streep like in August’s comedy-drama Ricki and the Flash. Instead, longtime mesmerizers of the heartthrob can pleasure their ears with a performance of 1981’s “Jessie Girl.” Supporting acts include Loverboy and The Romantics. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50. 8 p.m. September 16.
—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Chelsea Russell, Desiree D’Iorio, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana III