The Blues Brothers
Founded by comedic actors Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, the Blues Brothers was originally formed for a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live, but soon took off with a life of its own outside of its three SNL appearances. Their stage presence and blend of R&B, blues, and soul with traditional rock and jazz elements not only inflated their concert popularity, but gave them two movies and a video game. Though Jim passed away in 1982, years later, his long lost brother Zee rose to carry on the tradition, joined by the legacy Elwood Blues, to play the band’s biggest hits, including “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Messin with the Kid” and “Soul Man.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. March 3.
The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Known for “mind-melting visuals,” Pink Floyd’s performances were highlighted by custom light shows and lasers, synchronized to their music. Though the legendary band will not be performing at this local gig, records of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits, from the Dark Side of the Moon album to songs from The Wall will be pumped in stereo effect, along with a breathtaking laser show, computer choreographed to the music. Analogous with the process used in movies, images and lights flash so quickly that they create the illusion of movement along with the music. This is truly an experience unlike any other. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$35. 8 p.m. March 3.
Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame Tour
Comedian, radio personality, author, and actor Jim Norton will take the stage at The Paramount, pushing every button he can, all in the name of comedy. His outrageous brand of humor (both dirty and self-deprecating) has earned him a Netflix series, radio presence, and cameos in many movies. A native New Yorker, Jim is bringing his “Mouthful of Shame” tour and dirty and infectious humor back home. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$38. 8 p.m. March 4.
Ms. Lauryn Hill
The former Fugees member and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer brings a whole lotta groove, soul and heart to Westbury, performing rhymes and melodies and hopefully several hits from 1998’s mega-album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She’s come to educate, and of course, mesmerize. Not to be missed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$124.50. 8 p.m. March 4.
When David Cook moved to Nashville in 2012, the expectation was that this singer-songwriter from the Heartland would emphasize the rootsy side of his sensibility, and sure enough, he had immediate success co-writing country tunes, including the Top 20 single “Kiss You Tonight,” for David Nail, in 2014. But his new album Digital Vein is something else entirely, with Cook’s powerful voice and dynamic guitar work knifing through vibrant soundscapes that boldly juxtapose manmade grooves and electronic textures. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$90. 8 p.m. March 4.
Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 22.” Featuring Cletus Seldin
New York boxing star Joe DeGuardia brings an impressive skill set to the stage, having boxed competitively since the age of 5 and going on to become a big name in boxing, winning the Golden Gloves Championship, as well as graduating and becoming a successful lawyer. Now he manages Star Boxing, which brings exciting fights to audiences everywhere. STAR boxing brings talent and credibility into the ring to present premium quality and exciting matches, and there’s no doubt this grudge match will be unforgettable. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. March 5.
Pink Floyd Experience
Band leader Tom Quinn purchased his first guitar when Pink Floyd’s epic album Dark Side of the Moon was released. Four decades later, Quinn is doing more than just mimicking the iconic band with a few strokes of his guitar, he’s giving fans of the legendary London-based band the full, mind-blowing experience. Any admirer of Pink Floyd’s influential music would appreciate a show like this. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$55. 8 p.m. March 5.
Perhaps best known as the lead trumpeter for international superstar Michael Buble, Smith has made a name for himself with his critically acclaimed album I Only Have Eyes For You, which debuted in 2014. Smith’s dynamic set will feature material from the recording in addition to new arrangements of classics by Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Joe Williams with Count Basie, Buble, adult contemporary hits like “You Are So Beautiful” and R&B tunes like “Just The Way You Are.” The trumpeter’s seven-piece band incorporates elements of traditional Dixieland jazz, swing, blues, contemporary jazz, adult contemporary and soul. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. March 5.
Widely recognized as a master of acoustic guitar, Kottke is known for his innovative fingerpicking style on six- and 12-string guitars, drawing inspiration from blues, jazz, and folk music. Kottke is a master storyteller as well, mixing recollections and anecdotes with bravura instrumentals for an unforgettable evening. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $32-$47. 8 p.m. March 5.
The Chocolate Expo 2016
Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun, including unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances. It offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and more from 35-100 local, regional and even some international vendors, depending on location and the size of the facility. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $20-$95. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 6.
Performing Desolation Of Eden In Its Entirety! Opening the show are Oceans Ate Alaska, Lorna Shore, Wage War and Necropia. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $15. 6 p.m. March 6.
18th Annual Irish Experience Festival
Celebrate the whole day through with live Irish music, arts and crafts vendors, tons of traditional Irish food, cultural exhibits, and dance performances! Wow. Hofstra University, Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex, North Campus, Hempstead. For admission & other details, call the Festival Hotline at 516-463-6582 or visit hofstra.edu/festivals. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 6.
Rain: A Tribute To the Beatles
Taking you back in time to the legendary foursome ruling the stage, tribute band Rain boasts a live multimedia spectacular journey through the lives and songs of the Beatles, delivering hits like “Let It Be,” “Blackbird” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in incredible note-for-note renditions. This is as close as you can get to the real thing. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 7 p.m. March 6.
Sports writer and Adelphi University professor Brett Topel will be speaking and signing his new book When Shea Was Home: The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants and Jets. If 1975 wasn’t the most successful year in New York sports—and it wasn’t—then it was certainly one of the oddest. For that one crazy season, all four New York teams—the Mets, Jets, Yankees, and Giants—called Shea Stadium home. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. March 8.
Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, The Messenger brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers. Includes guest speakers and reception. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. March 8.
Jessie James Decker
Jessie James Decker blends pop, country, and soul into unique songs like “My Cowboy” and “Guilty.” Also a television star, Decker is short in stature, but has a fiery personality, and her stage presence and songwriting skills will be exhibited in her current tour, Lights Down Low, featuring special guests and new songs like “Gypsy Girl.” The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $30 DOS. 8 p.m. March 9.