Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events January 14 – 20

Amityville Music Hall
Dr. F**ks and friends unleash a vast array of sonic heal-alls at Amityville Music Hall on Jan. 14!

The Supernaturalists Starring Criss Angel
Too bad Houdini slipped this mortal coil long before Criss Angel dared to cross over the threshold of magic and impossibility with his amazing mind-blowing illusions he calls “mindfreaks,” because the great escape artist would have been thrilled to check him out. Certainly, Criss Angel admires Houdini, whom he first encountered growing up in East Meadow and helped inspire this magic show Angel produced called The Supernaturalists. Fortunately for us mortals, we share the same space-time continuum with this phenomenally talented contemporary magician who is always pushing the envelope between what is unbelievable and what is absolutely insane. It’s no wonder why millions of fans (he calls them his “loyals”) have connected with Angel’s message that “anything is truly possible when you believe in the power of the mind, body and human spirit!” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $69.50-169.50. 8 p.m. January 14  

A Night Of Reformulation
Crushing guitars. Machine gun drums. Mesmerizing horns and keys. This cataclysmic supernova of all that is sublime and evil and salvatory in music offers that all-too-rare opportunity to wrap yourself in rhythm, absolutely drench yourself in melody and lose your very soul in explosive, mind-altering, all-healing, all-intoxicating noise while somehow finding yourself again resurrected, floating atop sheer unapologetic sonic avalanches spanning myriad musical genres and jumping uncontrollably, raising your glass, flailing your arms, shaking your tuckus, laughing and singing and dreaming, shouting to your friends, loved ones and all who will listen: “Yes! Oh, yes! True love exists!! I can feel it! I can touch it! I can taste it! I can sing it!!!” Local and regional purveyors of this divine revelatory experience include the enigmatic Dr. Fucks, More Than Skies, Brian Bonz & The Major Crimes, and Cosmic Harvey & Celestial Mind. Come, let’s witness the apocalypse together on a canvas of non-redemptive revolutionary joy. Let’s share in the extraterrestrial-terrestrial amplifications of emotive wanderlust fury. Let’s dance. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $10. 7 p.m. January 15

Macabre Faire Film Festival
As many as 146 independent films from around the world will be screened in different rooms simultaneously. The cinematic journey continues as the guests are led to the exclusive Red Carpet Gala Ceremony attended by filmmakers, actors and producers on Saturday night. It all builds up to an “amusement park of films”, with panel discussions, screenings and a vendor room on Sunday. Upsky Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge. MacabreFaireFilmFest.com $20-$125. Times vary, January 14-16

Invitational Art Show Reception
An artists’ reception will kick off an exhibit featuring the works of Ginger Balizer-Hendler, Andrea Davide, Kasmira Mohanty and Alan Richards. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org Free. 6 p.m. January 15

Psychic Medium Bobbi Allison
Find out what’s lurking beyond our normal understanding when renowned psychic and spirit medium Bobbi Allison holds forth for an intimate evening of gallery-style readings to benefit the Plainedge Scholarship Fund. This entertaining, illuminating event is presented by the Plainedge Council of PTAs. Plainedge High School Theatre, 241 Wyngate Dr., North Massapequa. brownpapertickets.com $35. 7 p.m. January 15

Craving Strange
Hailing from Amityville, Craving Strange have been proving that the LI music scene is alive and well. Combining humor and melodic pop while retaining an aggressive edge, the band has achieved much within a small time frame. From their hilarious YouTube video remake of Britney Spears’ “Hold it Against Me,” to their Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Jacobs, Craving Strange continue to bring solid performances, making strange fans crave even more. Supporting acts include Acey Slade, Revel 9, Sweet Tooth, Last Turn Off Broadway and No Angelz. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $10, $12 DOS. 7:30 p.m. January 15

Bob Nelson
The rubber-faced funnyman from Massapequa will unquestionably leave all those in attendance in absolute stitches, yet the question remains: Who will assist Nelson at this special evening of bring-down-the-house hilarity!? Jiffy Jeff? Eppy Epperman? Perhaps Wilby Stuckerson and Mr. Pingyeh? If Jacques-Yves Cousteau shows up, or Nelson unleashes his infamous “Football Act” (YouTube it!), then the laughs will linger long after this gig, for sure. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45 8 p.m. January 15

Reggae Explosion
Over a decade since the Shaggy stepped up to the microphone, the reggae king returns with jams old and new. Classics such as “Angel” join his latest hit “I Need Your Love.” His 2013 album Out Of Many, One Music scored a nomination at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Also performing will be Gyptian, Kreesha Turner and Shane Hoosong. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20, $30 DOS. 8 p.m. January 15

Comedian Adam Corolla (Photo credit: Adam Corolla/Facebook)
Comedian Adam Carolla (Photo credit: Adam Carolla/Facebook)

Adam Carolla
The host of the “most downloaded podcast” in 2011, “The Adam Carolla Show,” the outspoken comedian and commentator unabashedly tackles controversial social, political and religious issues. He will be performing a special live presentation of his bestselling book Not Taco Bell Material, about growing up poor in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Pulling no punches, Carolla exposes, with pictures and video, the ridiculousness of his ’60s-era Hippy parents raising their kids on good vibes, top ramen and government cheese. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. January 15

Bill Staines
His music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers who make up this land of ours. Many of Bill’s songs have appeared in grade school music books, church hymnals, and scouting campfire songbooks. Composer David Amram recently described him as a “modern day Stephen Foster… His songs will be around 100 years from now.” Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $10-$15. 8 p.m. January 15

Philip Edward Fisher
This pianist is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. The centerpiece of this afternoon of music will be all four of Chopin’s beloved Ballades, some of his most popular and enduring compositions. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center,  1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $30. 4 p.m. January 16

Jon Pardi
From native California to Nashville, Tennessee, the country singer delivers exciting song lyrics about life and love from the bottom of his heart. Join a nation-wide fandom in “yeehawing” to his jams all night as he takes his All Time High Tour on the road. Warming up  the crowd will be the Brothers Osborne. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20- $45. 8 p.m. January 16

Sister Hazel
Named for a Florida nun, this charitable-minded band’s well-crafted, hook-infused songs complimented by solid instrumentation and lush harmony vocals has built an army of faithful fans dubbed “Hazelnuts.” Indeed, the quintet has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. January 16

Broadway Salute Motown
For this special salute to some of the best American music ever made, the roster of talented performers include Sabrina Sloan, an American Idol finalist and Smithtown native who played Diana Ross in “Motown the Musical;” Curtis Wiley, who performed in “Jersey Boys” and “The Lion King”; Jonny Rosch, a singer/keyboardist who performed with Cyndi Lauper, Carly Simon and Tommy James; Jacqueline B Arnold, who performed in “Shrek the Musical,” “Hairspray” and “Rent;” and Frank Canino, the musical director of “Hairspray,” “Motown the Musical” and “Rent.” Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $39-$45. 8 p.m. January 16

Popa Chubby
Beneath the surface of this intimidating, towering, and heavily tattooed man is a lovable musician still rocking his heart out and redefining the blues with his great guitar jams since he first took the stage in the early ’90s. This guy is the real deal, so come and get an earful. He’ll fill your lovin’ cup ’til it’s overflowing. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $30. 8:30 p.m. January 16

French Montana
Debuting in 2007, this rapper is best known for club hits such as “Choppa Choppa Down,” “Shot Caller” and “Pop That.” He was most recently featured in MTV’s Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $27, $40 DOS. 10 p.m. January 16

Indian Kite Festival
In the western Indian state of Gujarat, Uttarayan is a colorful, uplifting holiday that takes place every year in mid-January. It is a day of outdoor fun for the whole family. People of all ages fly kites from dawn to dusk. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry, music, performers and delicious traditional feasts are the hallmarks of the day. Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. facebook.com/events Free. 2 p.m. January 17.

Nick Griffin
For more than 20 years, Griffin has been tickling people’s funny bones. This comic’s smart, sarcastic and hilarious style has landed him on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and given him his own half-hour special Comedy Central Presents: Nick Griffin. He is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. Maybe he’ll go easy on you this time and you’ll only laugh until your insides hurt. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $17-$47. 7 p.m. January 17

Holy Holy
Fateful timing it was that this David Bowie-endorsed tribute band—named for one of the influential British icon’s b-sides released during his androgynous period—is coming to Long Island a week after Bowie died at age 69, prompting a wave of nostalgia for his many hits. Here to help fans grieve will be bandmates Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey, who with Glenn Gregory, will play The Thin White Duke’s tunes from 1969 to 1973, including his entire third album, The Man Who Sold The World. This show already sounds legendary and not a single note has yet been played. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$34.50. 8 p.m. January 17

Dreaming with Dr. King
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and explore his remarkable legacy. Be inspired by his vision of peace, love and equality to paint a colorful portrait of Dr. King!  Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. licm.com $3 with museum admission. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. January 18.

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. (Photo credit: Policy Exchange/Flickr)
Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. (Photo credit: Policy Exchange/Flickr)

Ray Kelly
The two-time New York City Police Commissioner and bestselling author will be appearing in conversation with his son and Good Day New York co-anchor Greg Kelly about his new book Vigilance. In it, Ray opens up about his remarkable life, taking us inside 50 years of law enforcement leadership, offering chilling stories of terrorist plots after 9/11, and sharing his candid insights into the challenges and controversies cops face today. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. January 19

Donny Osmond
Spanning five decades of delivering beloved performances and topping the music charts, the world-renown singer takes to the stage for the first time in four years to relive the magical moments in his awesome entertainment career. From teen idol to Broadway star and TV host, he’s been there and done that, whether it’s Las Vegas or Disneyworld. This one-of-a-kind music man is out on the road again in what’s dubbed “The Soundtrack of My Life Tour.” Maybe some of his songs are the soundtrack of your life, too? Why not sing along! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$119.50. 8 p.m. January 20

–Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Spencer Rumsey Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III