Conservative journalist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow will be signing copies of his new book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, discussing its inspiration, and reading passages. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 10.
Eclectic, raspy, and redheaded, Justina Valentine’s hip hop-and-soul-infused sound has gained her a variety of musical accolades, with such chart-topping collections as Valentine, Red Velvet and Scarlet Letter. Teaming up with big names such as Fetty Wap and Nick Cannon, her recent hit singles include “Candy Land,” “All the Way” and “Muse.” Her music has also been used in NBC Steven Spielberg hit Smash, VH1’s Mobwives, MTV’s True Life, Oxygen Network’s Running Russell Simmons, among other networks, and she has joined forces with rapper Mike Stud for two tours. Opening the show are Sarkazm, CuzOH, Wyman, Swindleville and Seyi. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12. 7 p.m. Nov. 10.
Best known for her No.1 hit single “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton has seen many accomplishments over the course of her career. Following the release of her first self-titled studio album, she went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide. Overall, she’s totaled more than 67 million records, won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, and seven American Music Awards. Renowned one of the most unforgettable voices of this generation, her The Hits Tour features all of her most popular songs, including “Un-Break My Heart,” “Breathe Again,” and “Another Sad Love Song.” Be sure not to miss it! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 10.
At 15, Eric Paslay wrote his first song. The rest, as they say, is history. Whether he’s penning number-one hits for Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum, or captivating listeners with his own tunes, Eric Paslay is rocking the country music world with his soul-searching lyrics and on-stage charm. No longer the guy behind the scenes, Paslay has taken centerstage with last year’s eponymous record. With so much radio airplay, “Friday Night” is sure to be a singalong and “Song About a Girl” will have everyone on their feet. Don’t miss Paslay live—he loves to entertain, and it shows. Warming up the crowd are Runaway June and Courtney Cole. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20, $24 DOS. 8 p.m. Nov. 10.
Originally formed in 1997, these rockers have seen several lineup changes, and following the replacement of their then-guitarist and lead singer, the band released their debut The Underdog EP in 2002. They’ve gone on to produce nine additional albums, including their most recent, final drop, Yellowcard. Their accompanying final world tour simply titled The Final World Tour, which includes the performance of album Ocean Avenue in its entirety, and will undoubtedly be bittersweet, but one thing is for sure: They will put on one hell of a show, and go out with a bang. With Like Torches & Dryjacket. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$60. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
This Long Island-based alternative reggae hip-hop fusion band is known for their feel-good music, which captivates a wide range of fans, and for performing with national touring acts, such as Badfish, Sublime with Rome, and Rusted Roots. In 2012, they were named the Best Touring Act at the LA Music Awards. They also won first place at the indie Music Fest in Las Vegas. They are set to rock tunes off of their three albums, including the latest, More Sand Than Money. Get ready for a night of pure fun, as Oogee Wawa inspires the desire to party! With Pasadena, Samurai Pizza Cats, and Carrie & The Cats. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
Three Dog Night
Now in their fourth decade, Three Dog Night are simply musical legends. Formed in 1967, these rockers scored 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three of those rising to number one. Some of these popular hits include “Joy to the World,” “Mamma Told Me Not to Come” and “Easy to Be Hard.” Recently, Three Dog Night released their first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years. Since 1986, they have performed more than 2,200 shows and two Super Bowls. Get ready to dance and sing “Till The World Ends,” among many other classics. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$85. 8 p.m. Nov. 11.
The Art of Tea
On January 3, 2015, Ms. Silvious launched the visual project “363 Days of Tea,” a daily record of her impression of the moment, altering tea bags to create a new work of art each day. She draws, paints, prints and collages moody, evocative, and sometimes whimsical art on used teabag paper. Her book about this imaginative, caffeine-laden project is titled 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Teabags, and she’ll be reading passages from it and speaking about its genesis. American Legion Hall, 115 Southern Parkway, Plainview. www.licg.org Free. 7 p.m. Nov. 10.
This award-winning restaurateur and author will be signing purchased copies of her new cookbook Levine’s Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking, as a a series of special events marking the celebration of the completion of major renovations at the store hosting this mouth-watering literary event. Lord & Taylor, 1200 Franklin Ave., Garden City. lordandtaylor.com Free. 12 p.m Nov. 11.
Brother Dave And The Brave
This guitarist and vocalist truly defies categorization, as his roots and blues music contains a bit of country, rock and jazz. Since a teenager, Brother Dave has been gigging with bands all over the East Coast and rocking all kinds of venues. Currently, he’s touring as both a solo artist and with his band, The Brave. No matter what your taste in music, no matter who you are, or how old you are, Brother Dave and The Brave is definitely an act that cannot be missed! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Nov. 11.
Sleeping with Sirens
Led by singer Kellin Quinn, these hellraisers are known for creating a whirlwind of emotion within their music. Since their formation in 2009, they have released four full-length albums and one acoustic EP. They rose to fame with their 2010 hit single “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn,” and have continued on a path of success ever since. Sleeping with Sirens just finished a very successful headlining run on the Vans Warped Tour, where they attracted more than 10,000 fans at every performance. Their End The Madness tour will certainly drive you crazy—a good kind of crazy, of course. Do not miss this concert! With State Champs, Tonight Alive & Waterparks. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$49.50. 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
A presentation of quintessential scores by two of our country’s most important composers, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland, among the many highlights of this evening is Barber’s eloquent “Concerto for Violin,” with the exceptional Metropolitan Opera violinist, Wen Qian, as the soloist. A presentation of Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait will include local movie star Steve Guttenberg delivering a dramatic meditation on our democracy. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org Free. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
Acclaimed stand-up comedian Dom Irrera draws much of his material from stories of his childhood growing up in a large multi-generational Italian American family, which has earned him a place among a list of the top 100 comics, as voted by Comedy Central. With appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show, and Late Show with David Letterman, as well as various TV cameos on Seinfeld and other sitcoms, Irrera has spread his relaxed yet charismatic stage presence and funny family metaphors to countless living rooms across the country, and consequently spread resounding laughter, as well. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 7, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12.
The folk/punk singer/songwriter/guitarist and self-proclaimed “Righteous Babe” is at it again, hitting the road to promote her newest album, Allergic to Water. This politically minded, thought-provoking performer promises to be anything but boring as she explores her younger wild-child ways that pushed boundaries while remaining fiercely independent, and staying married to the indie label she started (Righteous Babe Records), even as the big wigs of the major record companies came sniffing around when she hit major popularity in clubs and coffeehouses in the ’90s. In this album, she’s mellower, and more chill and laid-back, but she still showcases the intricate provocative verse/guitar lick overlap that made her the icon she is. Not to be missed. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $42-$62. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
Selling more than 15 million records, three-time Grammy Award winner and 15-time nominee guitarist Steve Vai is known for his highly individualistic heavy rock/metal presence. Voted 10th greatest guitarist by Guitar World magazine, Vai has also released eight solo albums including legendary hits such as “For the Love of God,” “Tender Surrender” and “Building the Church.” In addition to headlining international tours, Vai also designed the first commercially produced seven-string guitar, the Ibanez Universe. Shredding out on his Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, you most definitely do not want to miss this gig! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
One of the living legends of English rock, Dave Mason has collaborated with a host of artists over his storied career, from Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson. Get ready as he performs Traffic hits from the late ’60s, including the smashes “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole in My Shoe” along with his solo work from his four decade-long career. With enough album cuts to last the whole evening, this “Traffic Jam” will feel like anything but one. Definitely not like sitting in your ride stuck on the LIE going nowhere at rush hour! With Dave Mason at the wheel, you know you’re in for truly great ride wherever he decides to go! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $55-$80. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
With an impressive 40-year career encompassing countless performances, songwriting credits, and teaching gigs, current Berklee College of Music professor Livingston Taylor first picked up the guitar at age 13, with a record launch at age 18. Equally at home in genres of folk, gospel, jazz, and pop, Livingston has produced hits like “I Can Dream of You,” “Boatman,” and “I Will Be in Love With You,” and continues to be a natural performer, peppering his shows with anecdotes, stories, and his trademark warmth that connects him to fans. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
The Machine Tribute to Pink Floyd
One of the oldest and purest of the Pink Floyd tribute bands based in America, The Machine has been playing on the Dark Side of the Moon since 1988, when New York-based musicians Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell first started to think Pink. Now Cohen has been joined onstage by Adam Minkoff, Ryan Ball and Scott Chasolen. As Spin magazine put it, they sound “exactly” like the legendary band. These guys are devoted, delving into 16 albums of material to come up with the perfect playlist. They’ll unleash requests, too. Once they performed songs from A to Z, in order, and they’ve also done gigs accompanied by full symphony orchestras. As Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Diehl put it, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” No Wall is too high or too far for this foursome to top. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $20-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
This musical from the Director (Steve Steiner) and star (Todd Meredith) of the national touring production about the rockabilly legend that changed the course of music history is set to amaze and inspire! Expect all the classics: “Oh Boy!” “That’ll be The Day!” “Peggy Sue!” “Not Fade Away” and so many more! Not to be missed. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.
That of A Lion
A five-piece hailing from New Jersey, That of a Lion released their debut EP Dead Weight in August 2014 and have not stopped since. Describing themselves as “progressive metalcore,” the band aims to give its fans high energy complex compositional music, and will undoubtedly be unleashing tunes off their recent drop Amalgamation, too. With openers: Onto Carthage, Anahata, Adix, Acicula, & False Gods. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13.
This is the world premiere of a film about the journey of a Colombian man who emigrated to the United States with his younger brother, who sought to be reunited with their parents. The undocumented immigrant went on to study at Princeton, graduate from Harvard Medical School, and is now at the top of his profession as a cardiac surgeon on Long Island. Truly inspiring. Meet filmmakers Patricia Shih and Greg Blank, and subject Harold Fernandez in person for a Q&A afterwards. Not to be missed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$22. 8:15 p.m. Nov. 13.
Sublime with Rome
Eric Wilson, the original bassist for Sublime, collaborates with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez to perform the band’s ska hits—”What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time,” to name a few—in place of the late lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose 20 years ago last month at the age of 28. Opening the show are The Skints. Will they play fan fave “Bad Fish”? Only one way to find out. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99. 8 p.m. Nov. 14.
Television and movie actor Robert Wagner will be signing his new book I Loved Her In The Movies, discussing its inspiration, and reading passages. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 15
Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier
Native American activist Leonard Peltier has spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. This documentary is an intimate exploration of the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of this Native American activist. Appearing for a Q&A will be filmmaker Suzie Baer, Native American Rights Activist John Kane, and Peltier’s lawyers. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
Fitz & The Tantrums
With chart-topping hits such as “MoneyGrabber” and “Don’t Work It Out,” Indie pop/neo soul band Fitz & the Tantrums has gained a cult following among young alternative fans. With the release of a popular self-titled third album this past June, this band’s fame has skyrocketed even more with single “HandClap” being the #1 most added on alternative radio for three weeks in a row and in Spotify’s Top 5 viral hits. The band has explored complex themes, such as “primal sexual desire” and “the need to belong,” and has collaborated with big names including Twenty One Pilots, Sia, and Panic! At the Disco. With Barns Courtney The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.
Main Art: Singer/songwriter Justina Valentine will be setting Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville on fire Nov. 10! (Photo: Justina Valentine official Facebook profile)
-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III