An opening reception will be held for an impressive exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs of complex and simple structures created by designers and engineers. Each of the 35 local and regional artists included in this show has created a personal point of view. Exhibit runs through July 8. Gallery North 90 N. Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org Free. 5-7 p.m. June 23.
Renowned psychic medium George Anderson will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, Life Between Heaven and Earth: What You Didn’t Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You. Maybe it won’t help you win Lotto, but you’re sure to be amazed and astounded. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. June 23.
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
Edith Lake Wilkinson was a prolific lesbian artist who painted in Provincetown, Mass., from 1914 to 1923. Then in 1924 she was committed to an asylum, all of her works were packed into trunks, and she was never heard from again. Years later her family tracked them down to an attic in West Virginia and brought them back into the public eye. Her niece, filmmaker Jane Anderson, recounts the search in this documentary movie that flows like a fast-paced detective mystery. Reception to follow. Presented by the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 23.
Give a listen to “Old Photographs,” the closing track on Tommy Emmanuel’s It’s Never Too Late, and you’ll hear the distinctive squeak of finger noise as he runs his hands across the frets of his Maton Signature TE guitar. Many musicians would edit those imperfections out, but to Emmanuel’s ear, those imperfections are perfect. We think he’s right on the mark. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $42-$67. 7:30 p.m. June 23.
Bobby Sexton Trio and Mind Open
The Bobby Sexton Trio first formed out of a gig at a New York club in 2012. The group eventually got tired of playing their usual tunes and decided to branch out and experiment with jazz. Released in 2014, their album Mind Open features jazz tracks with rock, funk, psychedelic and Brazilian influences. Yes, there’s a lot of energy in every groove. This tremendous trio is on the forefront of contemporary jazz. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. June 23.
Laced Up – Long Island Sneaker Meet
Sneakerheads unite! There’ll be networking, raffles, and even an essay competition to win a pair of OVO 10s! Bring as many kicks as you want! First 30 people in the building get a FREE raffle ticket. Come in and tie one on! Try a pair. Get knotty if you dare. Music by Lex Effects. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $15, $20 DOS. 6-9 p.m. June 24.
Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Art Show
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
This Fire Island-themed art show is set up throughout the Keepers Quarters Museum and features original artwork in acrylic, pastels, oils and mixed media in a wide variety of sizes, styles and prices. Will there be beach scenes and seascapes? There’s only one way to find out. You have to see for yourself. Exhibit runs through July 17. Fire Island Lighthouse, east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5, Robert Moses Causeway, Fire Island. 6-9 p.m. June 24.
Sting / Peter Gabriel
This noble pair of the English New Wave rock royalty, Sting and Peter Gabriel, are taking their “Rock Paper Scissors” tour to Jones Beach. Sting, the former frontman of The Police, and Gabriel, who led Genesis, both went solo years ago, but they still play the ’80s hits that rocketed their bands to stardom. And they continue to explore other genres in their musical evolution. Peter Gabriel’s lyrical melodies and Sting’s trademark high-pitched raspy voice will be on display. Imagine: two Englishmen on Long Island! Nikon at Jones Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $45-$250. 8 p.m. June 24.
The Temptations & The Four Tops
The hit songs by these Motown legends became part of who we are, providing the Sixties soundtrack to our American souls. The Temptations and the Four Tops have always been a classy act, from their choreographed moves to their stirring harmonies. The Four Tops are sure to perform their mega-hits like “Reach Out and I’ll Be There” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got),” and The Temptations will no doubt roll out “My Girl” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” just to name a few of the Top 40 wonders that came out of Detroit and put the Motor City on the map of our musical consciousness forever after. These tunes are part of the cultural foundation upon which modern pop music rests. You will sing out loud, dance in the aisles, and make lasting friends with the strangers who sit near you. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. June 24.
The Next Level Band
The Next Level Band is a group of 10 musicians from the Caribbean, the US and Europe. This reggae band, created by married duo Tyrone and La Dawn Parris, have taken their sound around the world. A scintillating combination of guitar, steel pan drums and soulful vocals, The Next Level Band sets a high standard for traditional Caribbean music that few can master. But they don’t stop there. No, they take it higher. The group also covers traditional Calypso hits, like “Wild World” by Cat Stevens, and “Jamming” by Bob Marley. La Dawn has worked closely with Grammy award-winner Anita Baker and Oleta Adams. They’ve been performing for more than 25 years, and we hope they never stop! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. June 24.
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
This is the only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Island pop star, The Piano Man himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol—and the performances are absolutely stellar! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. June 24.
Bob Marley’s son is keeping the reggae revolution alive, mon! A multi-Grammy Award-winning musician with deep roots in rock and reggae, he’s taken the music he inherited and blended it with his unique style of rhythm, spirit and soul that will have all those in attendance basking in the transcendental grace of those sunny beach jams at the peak of this summer. You don’t have to go to Kingston to catch that fire. You can enjoy it right here on our Island! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org 8 p.m. June 24.
Albert Lee & Peter Asher
Peter Asher is a singer, guitarist and Grammy-winning producer. He has worked with rock legends like Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Cher and many more great artists. Asher has played a huge part on a number of multi-platinum-selling albums. Albert Lee is a stellar guitarist and songwriter who comes with an impressive track record in music. Not only does Lee have 14 solo albums, he also has appeared on tour with artists like Jon Lord, Steve Morse and Steve Lukather. Lee and Asher have teamed up to showcase their legendary musical talent and share their rock and roll wisdom. A great night of music to be sure. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. June 24.
Roots reggae fans, rejoice! Steel Pulse will bring their special throbbing Afro-Caribbean sound to Westbury, where fans of this legendary group from Birmingham, England, can revel in their soulful rockin’ riddims. Steel Pulse, the first non-Jamaican reggae band to ever win a coveted Grammy award, blends a taste of traditional punk with their Jamaica-spiced music, creating an awesome experience that will get your blood flowing and your heart pounding. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $110. 8 p.m. June 24.
The Tribal Games
Bigger, faster, stronger! The third installment of The Tribal Games, the newest fitness competition, brings you the best of the best as former champions take on one another with some of the toughest workouts ever imagined–all for your entertainment! Athletes are pitted against one another in head-to-head match-ups, live on stage, with work outs designed not only to test the athletes, but to entertain audiences of both fitness enthusiasts and casual sports fans alike with an amazing exercise in human performance. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $30-$45. 8 p.m. June 24. 60 Years 60 Beers
With performances by four local bands (JD Leonard Band, 45RPM, Oogee Wawa and Whiskey Road), plus food trucks, games, contests and, of course, 60 beers (and counting), this craft beer festival is the ultimate summer party. Hosted by Richie Minervini, one of Long Island’s most beloved comedians, this event combines all of the ingredients of a great time: food, music, comedy, games and brew. So hop to it! The festival also celebrates the NYCB Theatre at Westbury’s 60th anniversary. What goes around comes around. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $20. 12 p.m. June 25.
Snap!! Cherry Grove — One of a Kind
An opening reception will be held for an exhibit of recent photographs by well-known Fire Island and New York photographer Koitz, curated by Ned Davies, which captures the exceptional character of the special community that is Cherry Grove. SNAP!! puts together unforgettable portraits of some of Cherry Grove’s most beloved residents, including Panzi, Porsche, Sybil Bruncheon and Logan Hardcore, as well as views of several Cherry Grove landmarks, current and past, such as the Belvedere and the former Grove Hotel. There will be scenes from their unique celebrations, including the annual House Blessings and Invasion of the Pines, as well as photographs, backstage and under the bright lights, of some of Cherry Grove’s most iconic visitors, including pop-music idol Lady Gaga, downtown performance luminary Justin Vivian Bond and drag superstar Bianca del Rio. The show runs through July 2. Cherry Grove Community House, 180 Bayview Walk, Cherry Gove, Fire Island. Free. 12-2 p.m. June 25.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 15 of Nassau County and Massapequa, presents an evening of live traditional Irish music and sing-alongs provided by the renowned Irish entertainers, The Shannon Breeze Band, and featuring Champion Irish step dancers of the Inishfree School of Dance with an additional performance by the famed Tara Pipes and Drums of Massapequa. Homemade Irish soda bread, gifts and refreshments will also be available. Brady Park, Front Street, Massapequa. Free. 6 p.m. June 25.
Haley Reinhart’s raspy, bluesy voice will teleport you back in time as she transforms modern songs to sound like they’re from other eras. Reinhart first rose to fame in 2011 when she placed third on American Idol. Should she have won? We’ll save that discussion for another time. Since then, she has collaborated with famous artists like Tony Bennett, Slash and David Foster. Last fall, she toured North America with the viral jazz-pop group, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Recently she covered Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for an Extra Gum advertisement, which has reached over 19 million views on YouTube. Now, she is on tour promoting her new EP, Better, and is doing shows on the East Coast before heading off to Europe. She’s got the chops, no doubt about it. Better boasts a more retro-pop sound than Reinhart’s usual traditional style. The album includes empowering music like the title track, “Better,” and heartbreaking love songs like “Free.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$75. 7 p.m. June 25.
For more than a decade, this Boston native has been taking his hysterical stand-up routine around the country. You might know him from seeing Kelly play Louie CK’s brother in Louie the TV show, or from his hilarious appearance on Inside Amy Schumer. He’s even directed his own comedy special. Yes, he’s a funny man. We guarantee you will not forget this memorable gig. No doubt you will be laughing about it for a long time after he’s delivered his jokes and you’ve gone back to your normal lives. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $25. 8 p.m. June 24, 7, 9:30 p.m. June 25.
Revolutionary War Encampment
Taking us back to that momentous time in 1775, the Huntington Militia will set up their camp beside the historic 18th century home of Martin Schenck. We bet they’ll make sure their cannons are aimed safely away from his windows. Nor would they want to harm the shrubbery. But the revolutionary spirit is sure to catch on everywhere. Visitors can experience traditional Yankee military drills including the Marching and Manual of Arms, Musket Firing and Flintlock Forearms, and camp life demonstrations. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov/parks $10 adults, $7 kids ages 5 – 12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
After their years of success in the 1960s and early ’70s with the legendary classic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford regrouped as Creedence Clearwater Revisited 21 years ago. Their current world tour will take them to Long Island, where they’ll play original CCR hits such as “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” Ahead of the show, Cook sat down with the Press to talk about his inspiration and his favorite album in a recent interview. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $40-$79.50. 8 p.m. June 26.
Israeli American Night
Songs! Dances! Food! Part of the Nassau County International Music Nights Concert Series dedicated to music and culture, this free night of mesmerizing Israeli American music is bound to satisfy the soul and inspire those dancin’ feet! Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Free. 8 p.m. June 26.
San Francisco-based Journey, one of the best-selling bands of all time and possibly one of the greatest rock bands in history, is touring with fellow Californians, The Doobie Brothers, winners of four Grammy awards. Also performing will be Brit rocker Dave Mason, a key figure in the band Traffic. Nikon at Jones Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $39.50-$155. 7 p.m. June 27.
These New York City-based ska pioneers headline a mega-ska-surf-rock-punk-reggae fest guaranteed to get you up and a-skankin’! Warming up the crowd are Crisis Crayons, Wings Of The Whale and Short Notice. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $15 DOS. 7:30 p.m. June 28.
Soul Asylum & The English Beat
Originating from Minneapolis, this Grammy-winning alternative rock band is bringing their “The Fly Over Tour” to Long Island. Soul Asylum has been topping the charts since 1990 with their hits “Runaway Train,” “Somebody to Shove,” “Black Gold,” “Misery” and many more. Will they play fan favorites “Without A Trace,” “99%” and “The Sun Maid”? Why not? Opening the show is The English Beat, the British band that burst on the scene in 1979, is traveling from across the pond and bringing the British Two Tone Ska movement with them. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. June 28.
A country star by the mere age of 9, LeAnn Rimes is a melodic human masterpiece. She’s been highly influenced by country superstar, Patsy Cline. Aside from being the winner of two Grammy’s and holding the Academy of Country Music’s Humanitarian award, Rimes has worked with various credited country artists, including Bon Jovi and Reba McEntire. Rimes has toured with artists like Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Sammy Hagar. Rimes has released over 15 albums since her debut in 1991. Her 1996 album, Blue, reached Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. If that isn’t enough of an incentive to come hear her live, Rimes also hosted the national television show, Colgate Country Showdown, similar to that of American Idol, and she has been awarded three AMAs and one American Music award. And to think that this Nashville star is going to shine in Huntington–but just for one night! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$65. 8 p.m. June 29.
–-Compiled by Kate Nalepinski, Leo Capobianco, Ana Borruto, Michael Harris, Ellie Schoeffel, Spencer Rumsey and Timothy Bolger