George Thorogood & The Destroyers
With more than four decades, over 8,000 live shows, and 15 million albums sold worldwide, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are known today as some of the most bad-to-bone performers in rock. Thorogood began his career as a solo acoustic act and was eventually joined by Jeff Simon on drums, Bill Blough on bass, Jim Suhler on rhythm guitar, and Buddy Leach on sax. Currently embarking on their Badder Than Ever tour, the band’s arsenal contains such rock classics as “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and “Move It On Over.” Opening the show is Moreland & Arbuckle. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 29.
With more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, this Sarasota, Fla.-based brother-trio has gained quite a following. Their strong acoustic roots, melodic rock sound, and crisp vocals draw in any crowd, especially their covers and collaborations with artists and groups including Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Bea Miller. They are set to debut songs from their brand new album Road Less Traveled, which features 11 original songs. Supporting acts include Leroy Sanchez, Nick Howard & Sam James. Postponed from May 13. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
The Band Perry
Kimberly Perry and her younger brothers Neil and Reid have notched a string of hit country/pop/rock singles as The Band Perry since the Alabama natives made their self-titled debut. They include chart-toppers “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “All Your Life.” Get ready for an amazing performance! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.40-$149.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.
Billy Mira and The Hitmen
A Vegas-style modern Americana big band (with a bit of edge), Billy Mira and the Hitmen perform hits by Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Queen, and Stray Cats, as well as comedy bits and Billy’s celebrity impressions. The band brings rollicking fun and humor to any event, so this is bound to be an extraordinary gig of extraordinary songs and knee-slappin’ hilarity! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.
An afternoon of family fun, including games, food and music—all with a Latin theme. Southampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 1.
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The Yannis Pappas Show
The hilarious, young, up-and-coming comic Yannis Pappas from Brooklyn is best known for his work on VH1’s Best Week Ever and co-anchoring the satirical news show Fusion Live. His collaborative videos with his pal Jesse Scaturro on Ditch Films is a YouTube sensation. Yes, he’s got the Greeks in his pocket—one of his best characters is Mr. Panos, a helluva Hellenic booster who owns the fictitious Baby Socrates Diner in Queens—but Pappas is hard to pigeon-hole. Another character he does is Maurica Rodriguez, a pre-op transsexual Puerto Rican from the Lower East Side looking for a husband from Westchester to help “her” complete herself. Race relations, sexual relationships, celebrity couplings, and economic uncouplings, all topics are fair game in the fertile imagination of Yannis Pappas! Get ready to laugh, laugh, laugh! Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
Bad Religion & Against Me!
The punk rock gods are surely smiling, as Bad Religion and Against Me! join forces on a tour destined to be one for the books. Bad Religion brings four decades of experience and modern masterworks such as The Dissent of Man and True North, and are hoping to finish recording their new album by the end ofthis year. Against Me! is led by singer Laura Jane Grace (who came out as transgender in 2012 and released an album about it) and has released seven successful full-lengths, their most recent being Shape Shift with Me, unveiled this month. Together, these bands deliver an unforgettable performance. Opening the show is Dave Hause. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
The singer-guitarist known for the ever-popular holiday ear candy “Feliz Navidad” will be rocking out on this mega-gem, as well as many more. Get ready to be wowed and sing along! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $45. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.
Dick Fox’s Golden Boys
Comprised of Frankie Avalon and Fabian and Bobby Rydell, this band has been packing out venues since 1985. With tribute material to Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson, and Bill Haley on their repertoire, as well as original songs like “Kissin Time,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Tiger,” and “Wild One,” these three stars continue to wow crowds, and their chemistry during live performances is historically on fire! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.
That ‘70s Band
New York’s leading ’70s disco/funk cover band unleash energetic and powerful sets of dance music that will surely get fans up on their feet and groovin’ to the music! Donna Summer, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Kool and the Gang, and CHIC are just some of the many groups they cover. Bumpin’ horns, an ultra-tight rhythm section, and a super-talented vocal front line ensure every gig is unforgettable. These hellraisers make live music dance music again by tearing away on mind-blowing medleys that meld all the classics. Get ready to shake your groove-thang! Yow. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.
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The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard
Using vintage footage, rare photos, memorabilia and audio, and fresh interviews with band members and associates as well as notable fans and observers, Pushin’ Too Hard relates the bizarre rage-to-riches-to-rags tale of the rock quartet who took Los Angeles by storm in the mid-60s. Screening followed by Q&A with Director Neil Norman in person. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $5-$12. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.
This international best-selling author will be speaking and signing her new book The Wonder. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 1 p.m. Oct. 2.
Essential Survival Guide to School
Based on the children’s book series by Barbara Park, Junie B. has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years. Who better, then, to write the book on everything you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about. With music by Zina Goldrich and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, this fun afternoon of theatre is not to be missed. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 3 p.m. Oct. 2.
Tres Chicos de Chile
This not-to-be-missed artistic convergence features a reception marking the opening of a pop-up art exhibit that includes artists of the New York Contemporary Art Symposium 2016 alongside local artists working in similar concepts and mediums. Work featured in this exhibition will be the result of the artists time spent creating here in NY, on the grounds of Brookwood Hall. Exhibit runs through Nov. 1. Islip Arts Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. $5. 6 p.m. Oct. 2.
Smooth and sweet soul music will be lilting through Long Island thanks to superstar Gladys Knight, who will be performing her most famous songs, including “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” and “Midnight Train To Georgia.” Opening the show is Freddie Jackson. Don’t miss this living legend, performing live, in all her glory! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $65-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
Ever the folk-punk-country-jazz-Americana experimentalists and Always an Amazing live show, these Milwaukee-bred hellraisers are one of Press music critic Zack Tirana’s absolute favorites, and he’s branded them a must-see, must-dance, must-experience masterpiece. The trio is perhaps best known for anthems “Blister in the Sun” and “Add it Up,” which were both featured on Billboard‘s Top 200 List, but their arsenal spans more than three decades and includes many, many more unbelievable songs. After 16 years, they’ve dropped We Can Do Anything, which pretty much sums up the band. With bizarre tempo changes and a brand new style, it’s bound to be another absolute classic, and this gig is bound to be absolutely unforgettable. Will they play “Waiting For The Bus,” “American Music” or “Gone Daddy Gone”? Will singer Gordon Gano hop off the stage and dosey-do with Tirana? Will they close with the epic “Good Feeling”!? Only one way to find out. Presented by the best radio station in the world, WFUV, this gig is truly Not To Be Missed! Opening the show is Christopher John Campion. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$75. 8 p.m. Oct. 2.
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What was it like, to travel up into space, and stare back down at the blue-brown orb of our precious extraordinary world, wondering whether in fact we are alone in this fascinating universe, or but one in an infinite number of curious species, all hurling around great cosmic flashes of light, ever-seeking to learn and defy the very laws of nature which define our realms? This engineer, former NASA astronaut, and Long Island native, can help answer these and any other burning questions you may be harboring about the great mystery of space, and will signing copies of his new book Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe. Come and be enlightened! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 4.
Taking Back Sunday
Long Island’s very own Taking Back Sunday is regarded as the quintessential emo band, and this gig is that special chance to catch them all up close and personal, ripping through hit after hit after hit and proving why. Come bop and sing along! Opening the show is You Blew It! Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $35, $40 DOS. 7 p.m. Oct. 4.
The cast and filmmakers behind this cult classic satire mark the 10th Anniversary of its release with screening nationwide, a worldwide livestream Q&A and voter registration drive. The movie depicts an impossible future in which our collective intelligence had dropped so low it threatened to destroy the world. Sound familiar? Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $5-$12. 9:45 p.m. Oct. 4.
Circle Mirror Transformation
Adelphi University Department of Theatre presents a play about four lost New Englanders who enroll in a six-week-long community center drama class. The misfits begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu Oct. 4-9.
Author of the New York Times best-selling diet book, The Whole30, will be speaking and signing copies of her latest, Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 5.
One of a kind comedic speaker Colin Ryan brings financial expertise as well as a background as an author to hold interactive discussions about ambition, money management, and career skills. Colin also provides financial literacy training and professional development to numerous organizations and institutions. Named one of the top youth money presenters in the nation, Ryan uses honesty, pop culture jokes, and powerful stories to communicate his core idea: Your ability to manage money directly affects your ability to have the life you want. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org Free. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.
Brothers Osborne is a country music duo composed of brothers T.J. and John Osborne. Once a part of a small hometown band called Deuce, these brothers have gone on to receive a Grammy nomination in the 50th annual Grammy Awards for their debut, Pawn Shop. Embarking on their “Dirt Rich Tour,” with more than 45 shows, BO will be rocking the infectious sounds of Nashville, and leaving all those in attendance with no other option but to sway the night away. Opening the show is Mickey Guyton & Tucker Beathard. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 5.
-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
Main Art: Punk-jazz-folk warlords the Violent Femmes rock The Paramount in Huntington on Oct. 2. (Violent Femmes at Electric Lady Studios Photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)