The star of How I Met Your Mother will speak about and sign his new children’s book Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on! Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. October 8.
This famous American comedian, actress, fashion designer, author and singer-songwriter, is best known for her stand-up comedy. She will make audiences laugh so hard they’ll cry until their eyes run dry as she lets loose with her comical critiques. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. October 8.
Transformed from a ’90s grassroots band into an alternative rock entity, their work can be heard on NBC’s The Voice and Chicago Fire. Their most recent album, Echoes From the Underground, dropped in 2013. They’ll play their No. 1 hit “Everything You Want” and crowd pleaser “Best I Ever Had” for sure, and you will uncontrollably dance and smile and laugh and sing along! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. October 8.
This American rock band from Michigan formed in 2001 and has been rocking everyone’s shoes off ever since. They also won the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for “Song of the Year” for “Trenches” in 2013, and they surely will be performing that song on this special night, so you will most definitely want to be there in person. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $18-20. 6:30 p.m. October 8.
Hamptons International Film Festival
Celebrating independent films and introducing them to a wider audience is the goal of this widely acclaimed festival. You’ll see cinema at its provocative best. All you have to do is have an open mind—and open your eyes. Various locations. hamptonsfilmfest.org Check website for times and fees. October 8-12.
Late, great Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell may no longer be here with us physically, but he left behind an unbelievably addictive collection of tunes for us to rock out with him spiritually. No better way to kick off the long weekend than by seeing this very cool tribute band covering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $18, 20 DOS. 7:30 p.m. October 9.
Memories of Elvis
Chris MacDonald’s “Memories of Elvis in Concert” is a dynamic full-production tribute that shares the incredible story of the “shy humble country boy who became the ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll'” through highlights of several stages of Elvis’s iconic career, including: The Early Years, The Movies, the Black Leather 1968 Comeback, and the White Fringe 1970s Las Vegas Concerts. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $28. 7:30 p.m. October 9.
Dan + Shay
Although the Nashville country duo was only conceived less than three years ago, they have already proven themselves as one of the most promising country acts. Within two months of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney’s collaboration, the band received multiple offers, ultimately signing with Warner/Chappell Music. Since then, Dan + Shay have performed on The Ellen Show, gotten a nomination for Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the Year, and even been featured on the television show Nashville. The duo continue to prosper with their Just Right Kind of Crazy Tour, which will span the Midwest and the East Coast. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25-30. 8 p.m. October 9.
The legendary acoustic guitarist is well known for his aggressive finger-picking style that blends many genres at breathtaking speed. Growing up in Oklahoma, Kottke was influenced by folk and blues music, primarily Mississippi John Hurt. In the ’80s, Kottke began to suffer from tendinitis and nerve damage. Rather than fall victim to his condition, the inspiring artist adjusted his playing style, and adopted a more classical mode. After a long hiatus, Kottke is back on the concert circuit, supporting his new release Try and Stop Me. The album captures his spirit, wit, and three decades of musical and personal triumph. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. October 9.
Once upon a time frenzied female fans of Engelbert Humperdinck—and no, that’s not his real name—would toss their undergarments on stage as they swooned over this permanently popular English pop star. His hits “(Please) Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “After the Lovin’” and “A Man Without Love” render knees weak and make hearts flutter. Why? Because the Humpler is a big hunk of a loving man, that’s why. And if there’s any doubt about his having the chops, ask those he’s sung duets with, who range from Wynonna Judd to Johnny Mathis, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson and even Elton John. This guy gets around. Ask those who’ve bought more than 150 million of his records—63 gold and 24 platinum. Can you believe that Jimi Hendrix was once his opening act? Yeah, that must have been a mind-blowing experience for those concertgoers. And don’t forget that it was Humperdinck who influenced Elvis to don the sideburns and the flamboyant leather jumpsuits. Not bad for a young lad from Leicester born with the name Arnold George Dorsey, who went on to become a living musical legend. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $40-50. 8 p.m. October 9.
Break out the Converse sneaks, strap on a purple headband and dust off the blue jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-30. 9 p.m. October 9.
Aside from his many light-night show appearances, Ted collaborated with comic Hollis James on such videos as “Kiss Our American Ass” and “Nobody’s Dummy,” which can be found on Ted’s YouTube channel. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $22. 9 p.m. October 9, 10.
Local Color: Then and Now
Artists from Gallery North’s Artist Advisory Council have spent time exploring the local scenery of Long Island and have captured locations and places through a variety of mediums including painting and mixed media art. The result is an exhibition of contemporary works celebrating Long Island and its rich history, exploring the identity of the Three Village Area and honoring its unique historical and cultural heritage. Exhibit runs through Nov. 13. Gallery North, 90 N. Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org Free. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. October 10.
Most will recognize the controversial comedian from The Howard Stern Show or Mad TV. Though he claimed to tone down his stance against political correctness, fans can expect a well-deserved jab at the 2016 presidential candidates despite The Artie Lange Show being found on Fox News Radio. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-65. 8 p.m. October 10.
This rocking band produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album, and their million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.” They also have their No. 1 hit “Carry On, Wayward Son.” Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, this band owned the charts. It will definitely be a show that you do not want to miss. You can hear them with your eyes closed! But it’s so much better when you see them live! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $45-205. 8 p.m. October 10.
Jay Black, Chubby Checker
These classics topped the Billboard charts and continue to inspire jubilant gyrations whenever they’re played. Twist your hips and shake your hands as part of a new generation of fans for Chubby Checker and this rare joint appearance with The Voice and King of Westbury, Jay Black. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. October 10.
William Floyd Estate Tours
Marking the 50th anniversary of this park will be a special exhibit of rarely seen items from the museum’s collection displayed at the historic home of this Revolutionary War general and signer of the Declaration of Independence. William Floyd Estate, Park Pl., Mastic Beach. nps.gov/fiis Free. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. October 10, 11.
This will be quite the rocking time! If you enjoy rock music, you do not want to miss this fest! Rock music will be playing the whole time; there will be refreshments, and a good time will be had by all. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com $10-15. 4 p.m. October 11.
New York’s “electro hip-hop dub-something” duo started in a college dorm, then became a YouTube channel mega-success. More than 125 million views later, the performers landed gigs on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and American Idol. For five years, time really did fly for these boys! Become a “Flyhard” and join the masses and have some fun today! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $23-43. 7:30 p.m. October 11.
This revered American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive was also the founder of the Motown vocal group The Miracles and song artist of the year in 1973. He scored Top 10 solo hits such as “Cruisin,” “Being With You” and “Just to See Her.” Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, he will be in Westbury for an amazing performance that all should attend just to bask in the aura of this great music star who is as humble as he is fantastic. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $50-60. 7 p.m. October 11.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
The Lustgarten Foundation has been doing this Long Island Walk for the last 15 years. It has raised about $12 million for research and will continue to raise more money to help find a way to cure this lethal cancer. Come put your best feet forward, and let’s try and end this insidious disease, together. Field 5 at Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. 8 a.m. October 11.
Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill: The ‘Unseen’ Summer White House
An opening reception will be held for this art exhibit showing the interiors of the Oyster Bay home where TR conducted the nation’s business as they were about to undergo a multi-million-dollar renovation by the U.S. National Park Service. The photographs taken by Long Island-based photographer Xiomaro document a side of the mansion that the public rarely sees, and at the same time revealing the president’s imposing character and showing the intimate lives of the First Lady, the children and servants who lived and worked there. The exhibit also showcases Xiomaro’s poignant depiction of the master bedroom where TR died, taken before and after the restoration, which was specially commissioned by Tweed Roosevelt, TR’s great-grandson, who heads the Theodore Roosevelt Association. Runs through Oct. 23. Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola. Free. 6:30 p.m. October 13.
Newt & Callista Gingrich
The former Republican speaker of the House and bestselling author (not to mention a former Republican candidate for president) will be speaking and signing his new thriller, Duplicity. His wife, bestselling author Callista Gingrich, will speak about and sign her new childrens book, Christmas in America. Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. October 13.
This author will be speaking about her new novel, The Money Queen’s Guide: For Women Who Want To Build Wealth and Banish Fear. This is the book for women who want to build their own wealth without fear of failure. Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. October 14.
The legendary multi-instrumentalist and multi-talented Joe Walsh has had a musical career spanning more than 40 years. The Eagles and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band are only a few of the successful endeavors the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been involved in. Rolling Stone has named Walsh as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His guitar solo on the iconic song “Hotel California” has been considered one of the best guitar solos, ever. Walsh continues to pursue his solo career, which debuted in 1973, releasing 12 studio albums since. His hits include “Rocky Mountain Way,” Life’s Been Good,” “All Night Long” and much, much more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $50-$100. 8 p.m. October 14.
Gruesome, grisly and extreme. For almost two decades, Cannibal Corpse has inspired Death Metal enthusiasts with their original and intoxicating take on the genre. In fact, the band has been so extreme in their music, lyrics and artwork, they have been challenged by censorship leagues and have even had their merchandise banned in several countries. Regardless, the band’s releases continue to debut high on Billboard charts, as they have achieved worldwide sales of 2 million units for their combined albums, making them one of the top-selling Death Metal bands of all time. Whatever’s eating Cannibal Corpse is something people have been dying to see for years and years. It must be insatiable. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20-$25. 7 p.m. October 14.
Tab Hunter Confidential
Once upon a time Hollywood studios called this golden boy “The Sigh Guy,” because he made so many teenage girls go speechless when they gazed on his bronzed body and swooned uncontrollably. The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s features Tab Hunter, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Portia de Rossi, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and dozens more! And to think he was born Arthur Kelm in NYC! Guest interviewer Foster Hirsch will be in conversation with Tab Hunter and producer Allan Glaser. Includes a reception with live music by guitarist Mike Soloway. Cinema Arts Centr, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members, $25 public. 7:30 p.m. October 14.
—Compiled by Chelsea Russell, Nick Semelak, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana III