This country-steeped garage band with Cuban American lead singer Raul Malo emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences. Reunited since 2012 after an eight-year hiatus, this gig is sure to be one for the books. For one thing, that Malo sure has a “bueno” voice. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $39.50-$65. 8 p.m. October 29.
Classic Albums Live – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
If almost weekly Pink Floyd tribute band and laser light show performances on Long Island weren’t testament enough to the British progressive rock band’s lasting influence, this concert dedicated to their most popular album should convince any doubters still remaining in the dark. Expect the classic in its full, psychedelic-rock glory! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. October 29.
With nothing prerecorded, the end result of this one-man-acoustic band often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Williams jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or “ADM,” this smorgasbord of a get-up-and-dance creations will inspire many in attendance to do exactly that. Did we mention this extraordinary musician is known for his live shows? Wow. What are you waiting for? Come on out! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. October 29.
Laura Lynne Jackson
This local psychic will speak about and sign her new book The Light Between Us. Her mind-blowing story offers a new understanding of the vast reach of our consciousness and enlarges our view of the human experience. Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. October 30.
Drop Me Off in Harlem
Travel back in time to the era when jazz, big bands and speakeasies ruled. Singer and Broadway star T. Oliver Reid stars in this award-winning show that is as funny as it is informative. Through the songs of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Andy Razaf, Reid provides an overview of the clubs, musicians and social context of the music that harken back to the days of the golden sound. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $25-$30. 7:30 p.m. October 30.
Solid Soul Featuring Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne
These two singers are a powerhouse together, a divine diva duo delivering a range of genres from several generations of music including rock, gospel, blues, Americana, and of course, soul. Expect Osborne’s 1990’s hit “One of Us” and Staples’ timeless “I’ll Take You There,” plus tons of collaborative duets from both ladies’ discographies. Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. stallercenter.com $48. 8 p.m. October 30.
Monsters of Freestyle Halloween Ball
Last year’s inaugural ball was such a huge hit that these freestylers are bringing the show back with a bang. This concert-turned-party features Rob Bass, Lisa Lisa, DJ Chef, TKA, Jade Starling, Coro and many more. Don’t miss this dance/pop/rap celebration! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $75-$128. 8 p.m. October 30.
Veterans Benefit Concert Starring Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot
True Long Islanders have seen Big Shot, the uncanny Billy Joel tribute band, at least once. If you haven’t, this benefit concert is the perfect opportunity. DelGuidice has been Big Shot’s frontman for 27 years, and the Piano Man himself once said, “They had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me!” And he ought to know. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. October 30.
Gallagher’s Pumpkin Smash
The Sledge-O-Matic has arrived on Long Island, and it works just as well on pumpkins as it does on watermelons! Whether he’s finding new foods to smash or adding new material to his stage show, this iconic comedian’s routine never gets old. The front rows are the Splatter Zone, so don’t forget your poncho, and get ready to laugh your artichokes off! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49-$55. 8 p.m. October 30.
Think Pink Floyd Laser Light Show
This unforgettable concert experience captures the mood, emotions and intensity of an authentic Pink Floyd theatrical presentation, including a six-piece band with four vocalists, album sound effects and a choreographed laser light show. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $38-$68. 8 p.m. October 30.
Smart, talented and over-the-top, this comic received the Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in New York City and the MAC Association’s “Best Female Comic” award. It’s easy to see why–her unique style and captivating stage presence will have you doubled over, whether she’s cracking jokes about diets, dates or her therapy sessions. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. October 30.
Nalick first broke onto the music scene in April of 2006 with the release of her platinum Sony debut Wreck of the Day. The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at #20. Single “Breathe (2AM)” has sold nearly 3 million copies to date and was featured prominently on Grey’s Anatomy and other TV and film soundtracks. Expect that gem, along with many others. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. October 30.
Edgar Allen Poe Festival
Whether the bard from Baltimore ever haunted Riverhead in the days of yesteryear is a mystery but the place will go stark “Raven” mad about him come Halloween. In fact, the Edgar Allan Poe Festival, hosted by the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Riverhead Business Improvement District, promises to be Long Island’s largest “spooktacular” event. For three days, beginning Oct. 31 and ending Nov. 2, the streets and shops along Main Street will be taken over by street performers portraying Edgar Allan Poe, plus embodying many of his infamous literary characters who promise to step off the pages of his frightful fiction and take shape right before your eyes. [Read: “Edgar Allan Poe Death Anniversary Resurrects Writer’s Visions” HERE] Riverhead, Main Street. riverheadbid.com October 30-November 1.
David Bromberg Big Band
Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music, and his touring band grew apace. Witness the powerful force of this timeless music firsthand! And see for yourself why Dylan digs this guy so much. Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $57-$72. 8 p.m. October 31.
The Canadian singer, songwriter and actor has written hit after hit after hit throughout the decades, including the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones’s biggest hits, “She’s a Lady,” along with the lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song “My Way.” Expect a night of classics, including “Diana,” “Lonely Boy” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $88-$174. 8 p.m. October 31.
Touring behind their latest drop, this year’s Last Of Our Kind, these Brit glam metal rockers will undoubtedly blow the lid off The Mountler, converting all attendees present into diehard fans, and making this one Halloween they will never forget! Don’t miss this gig! Opening the show will be These Raven Skies. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. October 31.
Last Comic Standing
The top five comics for the latest season of NBC’s hit show—Rocky LaPorte, Lachlan Patterson, Nikki Carr, Rod Man, and Joe Machi—proved they can come up with an act in a race against the clock. The question that remains is: How quickly can they make local audiences’ sides split? NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $43-$136. 3 p.m. November 1.
Ben Folds with yMusic
Putting the “Ben Folds” into the platinum-selling “Ben Folds Five,” the man is back to rock the suburbs. Following a successful reunion/live album release with the band in 2013, Folds tackles his latest live performances with a piano concerto he’s composed as part of a global symphonic tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$65. 8 p.m. November 1.
Children’s Medical Fundraise Fest Featuring The Chainsmokers
They say music can heal the soul and transcend time. No better way, then, to combat illnesses and diseases plaguing young children than with music. Join the Billboard-topping dance and electronic DJ producing duo The Chainsmokers as they transform this soothing medium into a powerful force for helping others with a night not soon to be forgotten, and most definitely, their smash hit #SELFIE. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $60-$250. 7 p.m. November 1.
Plain White T’s
These Illinois pop punkers’ 2007 song “Hey There Delilah” struck platinum along with two Grammy noms; expect that track, as well as a slew of other power chord-driven numbers during this high-energy local performance. With opening acts Matt McAndrew, Beta Play and Shiffley. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $20-$23. 7 p.m. November 4.
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code
This compelling documentary by Dakota filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild tells the story of how obscure Vatican documents from the 15th century led the United States and Canada to adopt laws against North American Original Peoples still in effect to this day. Filmmaker/writer Steven Newcomb will discuss the film, followed by a Q&A with John Kane, Native American activist and WBAI 99.5 radio host. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10, Public $15. 7:30 p.m. November 4.
Mom-Mentum Achieving Extraordinary Women’s Leadership Conference
Long Island women are being asked to step away from their desks and get a new perspective on their lives by attending this day-long conference presented by Mom-Mentum, a nonprofit dedicated to providing leadership, education, advocacy and support to mothers in meeting today’s professional and personal challenges. Attendees will be given the opportunity to reassess their careers and share personal and professional experiences with each other in a positive, supportive environment while hearing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other professionals share their experiences as innovators, trailblazers, and leaders. “We are bringing together a powerful group of female leaders to inspire action and continue to work towards moving the needle on women’s leadership,” says Mom-mentum executive director, Alison LaFerlita. “We want to empower women to execute change.” Danielle Campbell, co-anchor for News 12 Long Island, will emcee. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, an exhibitor expo and networking. Immediately after, the first course, an interactive workshop called Building and Leading High Performance Teams and Leaders, is being presented by Ellen Cooperperson, CEO of Corporate Performance Consultants. Lively conversations will continue throughout the day, featuring a host of panelists and lecturers leading attendees through multiple discussions on a wide range of pressing topics and issues. Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. cresthollow.com For more information and to purchase tickets check out: mom-mentum.org 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 6.
—Compiled by Desiree D’iorio, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III