America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin’s hilarious and wide-ranging ventriloquist act is something to behold, just ask the audience of NBC’s hit show. Zerdin is a unique talent. He’s able to create various characters—the precocious infant, the pre-adolescent Sam, to name a few—and delivers rip-roaring routines that you’ll never forget. Zerdin has also appeared on The Royal Variety Show and Montreal’s ITV1’s Comedy Rocks. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$70. 8 p.m. March 25.
Schism (Tool Tribute) featuring VAtallica (Metallica Tribute) / Facelift (Alice In Chains Tribute) / Hurry (Rush Tribute)
What’s better than a night of unbridled nostalgia?!? Fans of Tool, Metallica, Alice in Chains and Rush will be in their glory Friday as they gyrate to the potent tunes of some of their all-time favorite tracks, performed by tribute bands that are equally as passionate about these incredible artists. Listen as Vatallica, FAcelift, Hurry and Schism deliver powerful renditions of songs that have changed lives. What a night this promises to be. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $20. 7 p.m. March 25.
Big Laughs Comedy
The event’s name says it all. The Boulton Center welcomes three hilarious comedians from the tri-state area who have knack for making people laugh. It’s not easy delivering powerful one-liners that prompt belly-churning roars of laughter, as we well know. Comedians are subject to change. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $20. 8 p.m. March 25.
The Latin hip-hop star has created quite a following over the years with her unique rhythm and range. Her freestyle contemporary band, Cult Jam, was one of the first groups to deliver powerful, off-the-cuff lyrics. The New York City-native is credited with laying the ground for a number of influential Latin performers, including Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The two singers may have achieved worldwide fame, but it all began with Lisa Lisa. With guests Atomic Mary. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 8 p.m. March 25.
Murder at the Prohibition Pub
Presented by Knock ‘Em Dead Comedy, “Murder at the Prohibition Pub” tells the story of dueling families and one clan’s desire to open a new club in town. Sounds quite serious, but the show promises plenty of laughs and great music. Get into the spirit by donning prohibition-era clothes. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $60. 8 p.m. March 25.
Forever Came Calling, Major League
Hard to believe that the punk band has been in the game for a decade already. The California crew received some notoriety from the Warped Tour documentary No Room for Rockstars and developed a strong following. The quartet brings its all each and every night. With Sudden Suspension, Count To Ten, Check Engine Light, Parallel. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. ticketfly.com. $12-$15. 7 p.m. March 25.
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
Covering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the band’s classic tune. Warming up the crowd will be The Warden & FAME, Nonstop to Ciaro and Offshore Regulars. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $18. 7 p.m. March 26.
Carly Rae Jepsen “Gimmie Love Tour”
Carly Rae Jepsen will hit the Paramount in Huntington to spread her infectious pop vocals all over our fair Island. Thanks to Ms. Jepsen, we still haven’t gotten her 2011 summer anthem “Call Me Maybe” out of our heads – and that might be a good thing. This Canadian-born singer is sure to be the life of the party and draw a fun crowd. We’ll see you there! With Special Guest Cardiknox The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. March 26.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Don’t miss your chance to catch Monty Python’s classic “Life of Brian” on the big screen at the Cinema Arts Center! This 1979 religious satire stands at the top of the genre and remains as engrossing and timely as ever – especially during an election year like this one! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $4 members, $5 public. 10 p.m. March 26.
Nobody gets a party started like DJ Oscar G. His unique mixes of house tunes will get the blood pumping on the dance floor and keep you there non-stop. This Miami DJ knows how to work a crowd like a pro. Get your dance on! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. March 26.
Peppa Pig Easter Egg Hunt Craft Event
Kids will have a blast creating a Peppa Pig-inspired craft and reading along to “Peppa Pig’s Easter Egg Hunt.” For children and parents alike looking for a fun time in Huntington to celebrate the holiday weekend! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com $20 per child. 2 p.m. March 26.
Universal Horror: Creepy and Classic
For those looking for some old school horror, come down to the Cinema Arts Centre to check out their in-depth peek behind the scenes of the making of some of the creepiest horror characters of all time. For the horror and film afficiando. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. March 28.
Known for their hardcore teeth-gnashing strums that come with a lot of heart, the San Diego band Capsize has amassed a fervent and devoted group of followers. Keep your eye on the lead singer whose vocals and charismatic stage presence will stay with you for days afterwards. With Gnashville, Heal, Carve Your Niche, Graves. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. ticketfly.com. $10-$12. 6:30 p.m. March 28.
The Santa Cruz, Calif., quartet has been blending reggae with rock for two decades, all the while establishing itself as a top attraction for audiences yearning to sway to the beat as they’re bathed in soulful tunes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $16. 6:30 p.m. March 30.
Tom Philbin: A reading by P.J. Ochlan
This renowned audiobook narrator will conduct a live-reading from Tom Philbin’s 1985 book Precinct: Siberia, a novel documenting a New York City precinct home to some of the most hardened cops on the beat. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. March 30.