Centenary of the 1916 Easter Uprising
Barbara Jones, the consul General of Ireland, will discuss Irish history and the commemorations planned in New York for the Easter Uprising’s 100th Anniversary. On Monday, April 24, 1916, the day after Easter, Patrick Pearse and his comrades took over the General Post Office in Dublin and read what is known as the “Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the People of Ireland.” They proclaimed their sovereignty over the then-British controlled state. While the proclamation at that time did not hold, within the next few years, Ireland declared its independence. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. molloy.edu Free. 5 p.m. February 4.
This folk/pop singer songwriter known for his original arrangements, beautiful pitch perfect tone and emotional original songs. He gained national recognition as a finalist on American Idol’s 2014 season where he placed in the Top 5. Warming up the crowd are Dylan Brady, a multi-instrumentalist, and Como Brothers, a blues, pop music and rock band. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 7 p.m. February 4.
Triple J Productions presents: Jerry Schaefer’s Americana Showcase with Jack Licitra. Expect a musical mash-up as they play together and on their own, with musical director Jack Licitra providing some extra flavor! Radio host, Jerry Schaefer will be hosting a Q&A, with each artist, prior to their respective sets. The whole show will be recorded for broadcast on Jerry’s Sunday night Graveyard Blues program. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. February 4.
Bye Bye Birdie
This classic musical comedy about rock star Conrad Birdie, the women who love him and the guys who want to be him. But when the U.S. Army drafts Birdie, his manager sends Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. See what happens next! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $27.50. 7 p.m. February 4, 8 p.m. February 6.
Earth, Air and Water: A Celebration of Tri-State Wildlife and Nature ***RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 12
An opening reception will be held for a photo exhibit showcasing the natural beauty and splendor of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In addition to many spectacular images of animals, flowers and breathtaking water scenes, some photographs include people and man-made structures. Exhibit runs through February 27. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org Free. 6-8 p.m. February 5.
This multi-talented songwriter and producer will play his classic hits spanning 24 albums, including “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. February 5.
Eric Martin of Mr. Big
This hometown hero is best known for penning/singing the classic ’90s ballad “To Be With You” when he led the supergroup Mr. Big, before going solo. Now he’s back and playing both Mr. Big classics as well as new solo material. Opening the show are Craving Strange, No Angelz, Mick James and The Heartless Devils. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $18, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. February 5.
The New York City-based all-girl band has gained worldwide critical acclaim—from no less than Jimmy Page himself, who praised the group for “extraordinary musicianship,” passion and the sensuality they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. Opening the show is Anna Rose. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35. 8 p.m. February 5.
The Lords of 52nd Street
Long Island’s best musicians—Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata and Russell Javors—whom Billy Joel hand-selected to help create his classic hits and unforgettable tours, reunite on stage once again as The Lords of 52nd Street! Get ready to hear an eclectic mix of tunes from the Piano Man’s music catalog including hits and rarities with the same energy and passion as you’ve always known, because the band recorded, toured and performed extensively with Joel during his prominence in the 1970s and ’80s. The Lords aided in the creation of hit records with Joel including: “The Stranger,” “52nd Street” and “Glass Houses.” Opening the show will be Rick & Tara Eberle of iRideSense The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury.venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $30-125. 8 p.m. February 5.
Rex & The Rockabilly Kings
This Elvis celebration show is all about The King’s early era. Bring your Pink Cadillac and your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the dozens of amazing songs that inspired John Lennon, Keith Richards and so many more, and changed popular music forever. The Rockabilly Kings features Scotty Moore-style electric guitar, Bill Black-style slap back bass, DJ Fontana-style drums and Elvis Presley-style acoustic guitar plus great lead, and Jordanaires-style backing vocals. Add it up and you get a whole lot of burning love. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. February 5. SingStrong New York A Cappella Festival
The movie Pitch Perfect and the TV show Sing-Off give you a glimpse of the incredible A Cappella concerts at SingStrong. Five completely different concerts and two days of classes feature A Cappella pop, jazz, doo-wop, barbershop and even beatbox artists—all performing with nothing but the human voice. Professionals, high schools, college groups—there’s even an open group you can join! Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20-$200. Times vary, February 5-7.
Artists’ Choice 2016
An opening reception will be held for this art exhibit that compares and contrasts artists’ interpretations of subject matter and styles. Gallery members invite artists they respect and admire to show with them. “The emotional strength of Evan Campanella’s artistic vision influenced my newest series of photographs,” said member Katherine Criss. Runs through February 28. b. j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington. bjspokegallery.org $3. 6-9 p.m. February 6.
This comic’s high energy, spot-on punch lines and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard. He always leaves everyone drunken with laughter. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $22. 7:30 p.m. February 6.
Eric Burdon & The Animals
Fifty years since this great band took over the airwaves at the forefront of the British Invasion, the band is back on tour so you can relive the legendary singles such as “Baby, Let Me Take You Home” and “House of the Rising Sun,” and enjoy so much more of their powerful repertoire as it evolved over the years, from San Francisco to New Castle. With Burdon’s soulful vocals, they’re the definition of classic rock and roll. Opening the show will be Randy Jackson of Zebra. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. February 6.
Long Island House of Rock
Long Island classic rock bands Blue Oyster Cult and Vanilla Fudge will rock their hometowns once more. BOC, who’ve sold 24 million albums worldwide, need no introduction, but for those readers living under rocks, they’re best known for their hit “The Reaper.” Fellow hometown heroes Vanilla Fudge are best known for their hit “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” Opening the show are fellow New York-based band Blue Magoos. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. February 6.
The star of Mad About You shares his tales of love, life and the funny things people do in relationships while he tours the comedy circuit between movie roles. The Main Stage at Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nichols Rd., Stony Brook. $48. 8 p.m. February 6.
Shahkar Bineshpajooh’s accomplishments as a musician, composer, singer, poet and producer could fill volumes. Born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran, Shahkar taught himself guitar, piano and drums when he was only 15 years old. At his family’s behest, he turned his focus to academics and became the youngest student in Iran to receive a doctorate in urban planning. Still, his love of music and poetry never died. His moving vocal performances with the Los Angeles and London Symphony Orchestras electrified his audiences. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury.thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$150. 9 p.m. February 6.
Lil Kim and Funk Flex
The high-power hip hop DJ and the Queen Bee herself on one stage? No, this is not too good to be true—these two rap 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 ‘Lil Kim hits aplenty 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. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20, $30 DOS. 10 p.m. February 6.
Black History Month Celebration
The Uganda Cultural Art Network presents an African cultural experience through interactive storytelling, music and dance. Jones Beach State Park at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, Ocean Parkway. nysparks.com Free. 1-3 p.m. February 7.
The Many Moods of Mommer
Transformations of a Visionary: Paul Mommer is an retrospective art exhibit exploring the diversity of the painter’s style and technique throughout the first half of the twentieth century. This exhibition offers an opportunity to experience the work and historical documentation of the artist. Mommer died suddenly in 1963 and only one piece of his work has been exhibited since, making this a rare showing not to be missed. This transcendental reception features live music and refreshments. Exhibit runs through March 13. Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. islipartscouncil.org Free. 1-4 p.m. February 7.
Super Poem Sunday
The annual Super Bowl Alternative for Poets—which still ends in enough time for you to catch the actual Super Bowl—will be, as usual, a poetry slam! (Note: you do not need to memorize your poems to compete.) Every participant gets three minutes to perform a poem. First, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded. Food will be provided. Co-sponsored this year by the Bards Initiative. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org $10. 1-4:30 p.m. February 7.
Bert Williams: Lime Kiln Club Field Day
Headlined by Bert Williams, the first great black star on Broadway, the never-released Lime Kiln Club Field Day is thought to be the oldest surviving feature film with an African-American cast. The film was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in December. MoMA Associate Curator of Film Ron Magliozzi, and Peter Williamson, Preservation Officer, who oversaw the film’s restoration, will discuss the project and its historical importance at the screening. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. February 9.
Printmaking Exhibit Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held for this exhibit focused on the many methods of fine art printmaking: woodcuts, engraving, etching, lithography and screen-printing. The art of printmaking consists of the production of images, usually on paper, but occasionally on fabric, parchment and even plastic. Exhibit runs through March 10. Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org Free. 5-7 p.m. February 10.
This magician and Long Island native will speak and sign his new book, I Got You Something! This full-color book with attached silicon bake form has more than 100 pictures and 365 ideas and recipes of something you can make—everything from candles and soap to gummies and a microwave cake. Make something gluten-free, something to say thanks, something for your dog, or leave something on your friend’s doorstep. The possibilities are endless! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. February 10.
-Compiled by Nick Pasco and Timothy Bolger