[Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts rock The Paramount in Huntington Nov. 29! Photo: Weiland’s Facebook page]
Run For Fun Turkey Trot
Montauk’s annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is back for its 39th year. Start Thanksgiving off right with a three- or six-mile race through the picturesque beach town. (A run in the morning means you can indulge in extra calories at dinner.) Check-in is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. but get there early—the first 300 participants receive a commemorative t-shirt. Village Green, Montauk. montaukchamber.com $10. 8 a.m. November 26.
Festival of Trees
Take in the spectacular array of designer-decorated trees, stroll through the gingerbread village, check off the folks on your holiday shopping list with presents from the vendor marketplace, decorate a cookie, and enjoy live music at the 26th annual Long Island Festival of Trees. All trees and gingerbread creations are for sale. Don’t miss this incredible event for a good cause—all proceeds go to the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $10-$15. 10 a.m. November 27, 28 and 29.
Dance Gavin Dance 10-Year Anniversary Tour
Progressive, post-hardcore, experimental band Dance Gavin Dance brings their hard-hitting lyrics, unexpected vocal sounds and sick guitar riffs to Long Island. This year, the Sacramento, Calif., natives released their sixth studio album, Instant Gratification, showcasing their collective talent and willingness to push musical boundaries. Slaves, A Lot Like Birds, Dayshell and Strawberry Girls make this a must-see show. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $20. 5 p.m. November 27.
Get The Led Out—The American Led Zeppelin
The closest you can get to the real thing, these dedicated musicians are committed to delivering the Earth-shattering songs of The Almighty Led Zeppelin [Video Above of “Immigrant Song”] as honestly and passionately as possible. Having garnered a national reputation as the “American Led Zeppelin” and its best tribute band, Get The Led Out focuses on Zep’s early years and plays some of the deeper cuts rarely heard in concert. Their acoustic versions of “Tangerine” and “Battle of Evermore” will leave you breathless. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$50. 7 p.m. November 27.
Funk Flex and Lil Kim
America’s number-one radio personality and the Queen Bee herself on one stage? No, this is not too good to be true—these two hip-hop legends are joining forces for one incredible show. For more than a decade, two million listeners a week tune into Flex’s sizzling radio show on Hot 97, where he’s played more than one Lil Kim hit over the years. Actress, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and model, Kim has established herself as one of the world’s most accomplished female rappers. She knows exactly what her audience wants: classics from 1996’s double platinum Hard Core, plus newer tracks from her mix tapes Black Friday and Hard Core 2k14. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35. 10 p.m. November 27.
Dark Side Orchestra—Celebrating The Grateful Dead Experience
When those who knew the Grateful Dead [Video Above] best—band co-founders, former band members and sound engineers—say that the Dark Side Orchestra is an amazing representation of the original, you know you’re doing something right. DSO continues the Dead’s spirit by dipping into every incarnation of their 40-year career to cover original concerts in full. The result? Fans get to “see” a Dead show that happened before they were even born! Travel back in time and release your inner Deadhead at this one-of-a-kind show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$75. 8 p.m. November 28.
Veteran stand-up comedian and fixture of the legendary Comedy Central roasts, Nick DiPaolo knows exactly how to make you laugh. He built his fan base by calling it like he sees it. His audiences love his authenticity. His biting sarcasm has eaten through the air waves on radio shows like The Howard Stern Show, The Opie and Anthony Show and The Dennis Miller Show, as well as TV’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Louie, featuring Louis C.K. Get ready to laugh! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $40. 8 p.m. November 28.
David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
Nothing says Christmas spirit like your favorite holiday songs, and no holiday playlist is complete without the jazz piano selections from the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer David Benoit brings the Peanuts gang to life in this tribute. His prominent Charlie Brown related projects reflect his passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi, cementing Benoit’s role as his musical heir. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $50-$95. 8 p.m. November 28.
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts
The former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots [Video Above] and his new band, The Wildabouts, are coming to town. Expect all the hits that made STP a household name throughout the ’90s, as well as tunes from his time in supergroup Velvet Revolver. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$50. 8 p.m. November 29.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour
The former Stray Cats front man and hometown rockabilly hero returns to Long Island with his 18-piece orchestra on their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. The concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” and much more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$39.50. 7 p.m. November 29.
Lost and Recently Found Film Treasures—Lecture by Glenn Andreiev
Filmmaker and historian Glenn Andreiev offers a behind-the-scenes look at his upcoming documentary on “lost film,” the largely disregarded portion of film history that historians have worked tirelessly to resurrect from what remains and re-present to audiences for the first time in decades. Sky Room Café at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $15. 7:30 p.m. November 30.
Toys For Tots Toy Drive
Children love toys. Toys entertain them. Toys unleash their imaginations. Toys keep the lil tots out of their parents’ hair. Unfortunately, some children go without these precious gifts on the holidays. Come donate some toys for the underprivileged kids out there and make this holiday season special, won’t you? Come share the holiday cheer. Come open up your heart and change a some kids’ lives. Fox Hollow, 7725 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. thefoxhollow.com Free with unwrapped toy. 6:30 p.m. December 1.
David Glukh Duo
The Juilliard School graduate has been a member of Dallas Brass, a bandleader, composer and soloist, who has wowed audiences around the world. This musical genius will present an afternoon of Klezmer, Jazz and Classical music performed on his signature piccolo trumpet accompanied by piano. Wow! Landmark on Main St., 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org Free. 2 p.m. December 2.
Emily St. John Mandel
This young Canadian novelist has been wowing the literary world and racking up prestigious award after award. Her fourth and latest novel, Station Eleven, is a futuristic, post-apocalyptic adventure through a world decimated by the effects of a deadly virus, and follows a Shakespearian actor troupe town to town around the Great Lakes region. This is a rare opportunity to see her up close and personal, speaking about her extraordinary word creations! Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Hofstra University, Hempstead. hofstra.edu Free. 7 p.m. December 2.
The comedian, not the former Nassau County police commissioner. (Thank goodness! Read about that tricky and elusive lil fella HERE!) Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $22. 8 p.m. November 27, 7:30 p.m. November 28.
Laughs For Eddie Dunn
Eddie Dunn has a big heart. He loves his family and friends, loves playing pool, and loves making people smile. After his father passed away a few years ago, Eddie stepped up to the plate for his family, taking on not only his dad’s responsibilities looking over the well-being of his mother, three sisters and two grandchildren, but continuing to share love and joy to those in desperate need, donning his father’s colorful costume, hat and face paint as a clown alongside his mother, spreading laughter to children and the elderly alike. This must-attend fundraising event is furtherance of that tradition, as comedians take to the mic and tell jokes, now in Eddie’s honor. Eddie and his family need your help. At 40 years old, Eddie has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, and this sinister disease has spread to his blood and bones. Eddie’s not a quitter, and will never give up the fight, or hope. Come down and share a laugh or three with this special, much loved man. Join Eddie, his family, and friends, in this extraordinary expression of life, love and laughs. Help fight this insidious disease, and help spread some light in the process. If you can’t make it, read more about Eddie, his plight, visit and contribute to Eddie Dunn’s Go Fund Me account: https://www.gofundme.com/Eddie-Dunn-s-story. Eddie, his family, and all his friends Thank You from the bottom of their hearts. The Brokerage, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. govs.com For tickets, call 516-798-2989 or 516-655-1424. $25 Donation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. December 6.
–Compiled by Timothy Bolger, Desiree D’orio & Zachary B. Tirana III