Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
The ex-sloven and classless former train wreck of the Jersey Shore and author will speak about and sign her new book Strong Is The New Sexy. Years ago, many thought she was destined for either rehab or prison. When she rose to stardom on the MTV breakout series, she was 20 pounds overweight from her steady diet of nachos and alcohol. Today, not only is she a mother of two, but she’s as fit and trim as she’s ever been. Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. October 22.
The State of Long Island Media: Taking Back Our Airwaves
The United States used to be the world’s shining example of a free press. But today’s corporate media isn’t just part of the problem—it is the problem. A public forum on how to fix the media will feature an expert panel followed by a Q&A with media experts, investigative journalists, professors, TV producers and media watchdogs. Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington. Free. 7 p.m. October 22.
Above and Beyond: The Untold True Story
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the United States, trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal–“volunteers from abroad”–this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. Q&A with producer Nancy Spielberg follows screening. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org Free. 7:15 p.m. October 22.
Touted as “one of the biggest and most beloved indie-rock bands of the past 20 years” by Rolling Stone and “the second coming of Nirvana” by the band Black Keys, Modest Mouse’s reputation clearly precedes them. Expect songs from Strangers to Ourselves, their sixth and latest album, as well as old favorites like “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.” Opening the show is Hop Along. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $50. 8 p.m. October 22.
Huey Lewis and the News
These Grammy winners defined the ’80s with multiple top 10 hits: “Hip to Be Square,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “Stuck With You” to name just a few. Don’t miss Huey, his harmonica and the rest of the band performing your favorites! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. October 22.
This rapper/activist/writer/producer is bringing his original, creative and socially-conscious raps to LI. Central to hip hop since 1987, KRS-One started the Stop The Violence Movement in the late ’80s and founded the Temple of Hip Hop. “Sound of Da Police” and “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” are oldies but goodies with a set list that’s sure to include songs from throughout his 12 album discography. Warming up the crowd are A Side Of Darkness, Status 631, iDeal & Scotty Mac, DJ Shuttle and D.A. The Future Of A.D.D. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $30. 8 p.m. October 22.
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones
These blues brothers reunited last year on Common Ground after 30 years apart, and they’ve been hot ever since. Their new album, Lost Time, features covers of blues and R&B songs that showcase Phil’s unique, powerful voice and Dave’s electrifying guitar solos. Come hear this one-of-a-kind duo take that bass line out for a walk! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. October 22.
South Side Johnny and The Poor Fools
Got the Fever for the girl? Well come join New Jersey’s own South Side Johnny for a special stripped-down show with The Poor Fools. A more “stripped down” “acoustic-ish” show, The Poor Fools showcases South Side’s musicianship, songwriting skills, and legendary showmanship in a more intimate setting. A must for all fans of the Jersey sound! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49-$60. 8 p.m. October 22.
Ever since 2009’s “Birthday Sex” Jeremih’s fans can’t get enough of his smooth falsetto, intimate lyrics and unique style. No stranger to music, this R&B crooner honed his skills on saxophone, drums and piano from a very young age, and has even been known to spit some rhymes on his mixtapes. “Planes,” featuring J. Cole, and “Tonight Belongs to U!” featuring Flo Rida, are the catchy new singles off his upcoming album, Late Nights. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 10 p.m. October 22.
Welcome to Mars – A Conversation and Book Signing with Buzz Aldrin
Space is still the final frontier and Mars continues to make news and attract generations of young people. In this fascinating book, hero-astronaut Buzz Aldrin challenges curious kids to think about Mars as not just a faraway red planet but as a possible future home for Earthlings! With the recent discovery of evidence of water on this extraordinary planet, the human species may be one step closer to Mars’ eventual colonization! #pyramidsonmars Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $25 members, $20 public. 7:30 p.m. October 23.
Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut, the band will play the record in its entirety for the first time, including the smash hit “Only Happy When it Rains.” The band came together in 1993 and shared an intensive 22 on-and-off years since. Their provocative alternative rock, sung by Shirley Manson’s iconic Irish accent, will echo off the stage to the roar of thousands of fans. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$65. 8 p.m. October 23.
Don’t let his cowboy hat, checkered shirts, and Southern-drawled charm fool you! The guitar-playing comedian’s uproarious remarks cut straight to the gut, leaving you “Yehawing” all the way home. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. October 23.
One of the oldest and purest of the Pink Floyd tribute bands based in America, The Machine has been playing on the Dark Side of the Moon since 1988, when New York-based musicians Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell first started to think Pink. Now Cohen has been joined onstage by Adam Minkoff, Ryan Ball and Scott Chasolen. As Spin magazine put it, they sound “exactly” like the British band. These guys are devoted, delving into 16 albums of material to come up with the perfect playlist. They’ll unleash requests, too. Once they performed songs from A to Z, in order, and they’ve also done gigs accompanied by full symphony orchestras. As Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Diehl put it, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” No Wall is too high or too far for this foursome to top. [Video above is actually Pink Floyd, not this extraordinary cover band.] NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50. 8 p.m. October 23.
This East Patchogue band absolutely rock, dropping reggae beats that’ll move your feet and free your soul! Opening the show are Roots Foundation and Half Breeds. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 8 p.m. October 23.
In the history of NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent, less than five stand-up comics have made it to the final 10! Gary Vider is one of them! A favorite of Howard and Howie throughout Season 10, Gary’s hilarious, deadpan style rocked the house repeatedly at Radio City Music Hall and his “Boobsippi” joke even won Heidi’s approval and trended nationwide on Twitter! Gary has also made a stand-up appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, and he will absolutely floor you here! McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $22-$52. 8 p.m. October 23.
Long Beach ROXX Music Festival
This lineup includes 10 music acts from across Long Island and NYC, including Dave Kellan, The Liverpool Shuffle, Rorie Kelly, Four Way Street, Risky Business, The Electrix, and Mudslide, featuring Ann Klein. This sonic smorgasbord benefits the nonprofit J-Bird Music for The Arts, Inc., supporting music programs in New York State education. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W Park Ave., Long Beach. longbeachroxxny.com Free. Times vary, October 23-25.
Long Island Hurricane Expo
Just in time for the third anniversary of Sandy, News 12 Meteorologist Matt Hammer will be on hand to talk about hurricane forecasting along with several other speakers. The Suffolk and Nassau county Offices of Emergency Management and 20 other organizations will be providing hurricane and storm preparedness information. Participants will learn how to track storms, pack a family disaster kit and prepare an emergency plan for their pets, all crucial information everyone should know to fully be prepared! St. Joseph’s College Gymnasium, 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. longislandhurricaneexpo.com Free. 2 p.m. October 24.
This music & cultural festival is replete with Irish & Native American bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wine, chowders & so much more. Organized by members of the Shinnecock and Unkechaug Tribes of Long Island. Shinnecock-Sewanaka Society, Inc., 14 North Howell’s Point Rd., Bellport. shinnecocksewanakasociety.org $40, kids 12 and under free. 2 p.m. October 24.
Dinner in the Dark
A unique sensory experience, blindfolded. Participate in a firsthand journey to appreciate the world the blind and visually impaired live, every day. Upsky Hotel, 110 Motor Pkwy., Hauppague. Siloinc.org $60. 5 p.m. October 24.
This is an absolutely riveting event for guitarists, heavy metal and hard rock fans alike, who want to both meet and learn from Adrenaline Mob’s six-string savior, Mike Orlando. get ready for an up-close-and personal guitar clinic along with a Q&A and autograph session with this tremendous guitarist, producer, and overall musician! All Music Inc., 397 South Oyster Bay Rd., Plainview. allmusicinc.com Free. 6 p.m. October 24.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, Mason combines satire, observations on the foibles of modern life and impeccable timing to create material that leaves audiences laughing until they cry and critics raving show after show after show. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 7 p.m. October 24.
“Rockin’ Fights 21” Featuring Zac Dunn
The red gloves of undefeated Middleweight World Champion Zac Dunn and Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin will hook and jab quick and hard in the arena. Join the thundering cheers of aggression and tension surrounding this bruise-tastic brawl. Who will remain standing at the end of this fist-fest? Only one way to find out! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. October 24.
More than 1,200 feature films were made in Germany’s Third Reich. According to experts, some 100 of these are blatant propaganda. More than 40 remain—nearly 70 years after the end of the Nazi regime—under lock and key. This is their story. Director Felix Moeller in person at reception. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10, Public $15. 1 p.m. October 25.
“Boo! A Family Friendly Halloween Musical”
Hallie Opal Ween, an 11 year-old, sets out on a mission to stop the “World Holiday Commission” from canceling the Halloween holiday due to low candy and costume sales. During her travels, Opal Ween meets a trio of recently unemployed and good-natured monsters whose very livelihood depends on the survival of Halloween. It isn’t long before they join Opal Ween and the audience on their quest to save the holiday from extinction! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $10-$18. 3 p.m. October 25.
The former Real Housewives of New York City personality’s reality docu-drama, Bethenny Ever After, aired regularly on Bravo until 2012, and her talk show Bethenny was cancelled last year, but she still has opinions about fun foods, smart business, romantic relationships, and her hyper-dramatic life. How did she handle her divorce? How is dating going for her? What’s up with that plastic surgery? Head on down and find out! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 7 p.m. October 25.
This accomplished appreciator and performer of timeless blues, R&B, rock and jazz tunes’ soulful tones and nuanced instrumentals 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, yes we did. Are you in the mood for a romantic evening? Who isn’t? This is the gig for you. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. October 25.
Long Island Beauty Ball For Cancer Care
A groundbreaking showcase event featuring unique interactive experiences & extraordinary networking, this must-attend event includes an open bar, food stations, DJ spinning dance music, beer and wine gardens, nail and cosmetic lounges, psychic readings, a fashion show, pop-up boutiques, paint night, photo booths, raffles and so much more! This is truly an extraordinary event for an extraordinary cause! Come show your support and let’s make a difference, together! Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Tpk., Woodbury. $125. 6 p.m. October 26.
When not surfing off the coast of California, this infectious band spreads their “luv” through feet-moving, hand-swaying, original alternative/reggae. Since 2007, the group has released three popular albums while remaining in the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart. Supporting acts include The Green and Hours Eastly. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. October 27.
This fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history, is a celebration of a peaceful revolution by those who helped birth it. Filmmaker Shan Nicholson will be here, and the vibe of something purely magical will be radiating through the air. A reception with music by DJ Kool Herc, founder of Hip-Hop Culture, is included. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10, Public $15. 7:30 p.m. October 28.
—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Desiree D’iorio, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III