Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events November 17–23

Long Island Concerts
Carcass and Deafheaven destroy The Emporium on Nov. 20! (Photo: Christopher Twarowski / Long Island Press)

Ainsley Earhardt
The co-host of Fox and Friends will be signing copies of her new children’s picture book Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream, a love note to her child and a reflection on her own childhood. Earhardt will read several selected passages as well as discuss the book’s genesis and purpose, sharing life lessons that parents can pass along to their children, in the hopes of helping their own little ones follow their own passions and achieve their dreams. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

The Big Party
As a “thank you” to all their friends and fans, Disco Unlimited will be hosting The Big Party in Westbury, where they are set to perform some of disco’s greatest hits. This six-piece disco tribute features powerful vocals, tight harmonies and dance grooves. Shake it, don’t break it! Also performing will be DJ Jenny Costa. Come get your boogie on and dance, dance, dance the night away! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

Carlos Mencia
Best known from Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia (2005-2008), the comedian recently returned to his stand-up roots, indiscriminately discriminating all races and ethnicities, without fear or favor. Get ready to laugh uncontrollably. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$44.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 17.

Murder Mystery: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”
With the massive stone fireplace in Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room as the centerpiece of the stage set for this frightening murder mystery, the audience will feel as though they are a part of the play as they share this great space with the actors. But not everyone will survive, as the plot thickens, and the body count adds up, figuratively speaking, of course. The 2.5-hour play has two intermissions: The first will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and dessert and coffee will be served during the second. Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $60-$75. Nov. 17-19.

Mary Poppins
A spoonful of sugar really does make the medicine go down, that is, if one prepares for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious night with Mary Poppins. When the wealthy but broken Banks family hire the quirky Mary as a nanny, things get fun and whimsical! With a pop of imagination, Mary is able to bring the family together to an understanding of each other’s feelings. Chim-Chim Cher-ee away! This timeless tale is sure to amaze and inspire! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport engemantheater.com $71-$76. Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

Jarrod Spector: Jukebox Life
For six years, Spector played Frankie Valli, the lead in Jersey Boys. For three years, he played Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (for which he received a Tony Award nomination). With a red-hot seven-piece band along with unrivaled and often-embarrassing childhood archival footage, Jukebox Life traces Jarrod’s journey from Philly to Los Angeles to New York, through some terrible (and eventually less-terrible) auditions, to scoring the role, and, best of all, getting the girl of his dreams. This performance is part of the Poole Family Broadway Series, which is sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $45. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18

Tower of Power
This 10-piece brassy R&B band, which formed in 1968, boasts two saxophonists, a bassist, a drummer, a keyboardist, two trumpet players, a guitarist and two lead vocalists. Now they’re in town to perform their best-known songs, such as “So Very Hard to Go,” “You’re Still a Young Man” and “Down to the Nightclub.” Expect a whole lot of groovin’! Opening the show is Average White Band. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

10,000 Maniacs
Natalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” Give ’em what they want while the band tours to promote their latest album, Twice Told Tales, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Southern rock and blues hellraisers The Black Crowes’ indefinite hiatus (a group featuring Chris Robinson on vocals and brother Rich on guitar), Chris continues melding the realms of all that is supersonic and cataclysmic in rock. Touring in support of their latest drop, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Here By Now, this L.A.-based psychedelia-rock powerhouse has released four albums to critical success and always rock! Will they launch into The Crowes’ “Remedy,” just for old-time’s sake? Only one way to find out. Not to be missed. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29.50-$45. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

The Dillinger Escape Plan
This mathcore band counts nearly 20 years of blast beats, off-time shredding and onstage pyrotechnics under their belt as they tour to promote their latest drop, Dissociation. Warming up the crowd are O’ Brother, Car Bomb and Cult Leader. Do not miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $18 & $35. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Kerry Kearney
This Long Island blues legend, New York Blues Hall of Famer, and slide-guitar master plays and works his six-string to its virtuosic limits, creating sounds that amaze even the most seasoned musician or jaded music fan. His music features wailing upbeat styles of blues, guitar riffs and infectious rhythms. Get ready to rock! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Miles To Dayton
This harmonizing local folk band features a husband-wife singing duet who incorporate classical and funk, as well as improvising violin and cello players. They also rock out on the guitar, accordion and trumpet. Wait. Accordions? Trumpets? Gallons upon gallons of oh-so-healing caffeinated elixirs such as espressos, extra-larges, and lattes!? Oh, yeah! Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $10-$15. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Bret Ernst
This stand-up comic was one of the four comedians featured in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights–Hollywood to the Heartland. He is also known as host of the Oxygen channel series, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, a recurring character on the popular TV show Weeds, and guest star on CSI: NY. With all his great success, Ernst performs every show, big or small, with the same goal in mind: He wants to have his audience howling with laughter and rolling in the aisles with their sides splitting. This gig promises to do that and more. Wow. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $22. 8 p.m. Nov. 18, 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Ion Dissonance
This five-piece Canadian deathcore band is known for their heavy groove-based style and unique sound featuring a 7-string guitar, dissonant tuning, syncopated drumming and unorthodox chords and time signatures. They’re currently touring to promote their latest release, Cast the First Stone. Supporting acts include Fit For An Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather & Bone, Iscariot and TheWarWithin. Hot damn, indeed. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15, $18 DOS. 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

The Brooklyn Bridge
Long Island Music Hall of Famers and diehard rock-and-rollers TBBB will be delivering their legendary heartfelt hits “Sixteen Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen,” along with other gems from their seemingly endless, four decades-long career spent creating addictive melodies and seamless, ever-flowing harmonies. The late, great Johnny Maestro, we’re sure, will be singing along from the clouds, smiling beatifically in appreciation of the sublime. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts,71 East Main St, Patchogue $44-$64. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19.


Joe Bonamassa
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements) and Paulie Cerra (saxophone), this must-catch gig will feature new songs (from Joe’s CD) alongside career-spanning favorites. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for a musical night to remember for the rest of your life. Don’t be square, be there! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $99.00-$125. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Vanilla Fudge
This legendary classic rock Long Island-based quartet is best known for bridging psychedelia and metal with their hits “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “Season of the Witch” and “Shotgun.” And their album, Spirit of ’67, released last year, proves that the group has no desire to stop creating, despite almost 50 years of making amazing music. Not to be missed. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Get The Led Out
This is the closest thing to seeing the almighty Led Zeppelin live, short of taking a time machine back to the ’70s or waiting for another rare reunion show from the original band’s surviving members. And why waste another moment expecting that to happen when this great band is knocking at your door? GTLO is billed as “the ultimate Led Zeppelin concert experience.” Just like the band GTLO is a tribute to, they regularly sell out large venues. Will they play “Dazed and Confused”? Will they use a violin bow!? Hope so. Only one way to find out. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

This rocking band produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and their million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.” They also have their No. 1 hit, “Carry On, Wayward Son,” of course. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, this band owned the charts, and put Kansas on the map of our pop-culture consciousness. It will definitely be a show that fans will not want to miss. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $89.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in the late ’60s, Badfinger is known for hits with the Beatles such as “Come And Get It,” “Day After Day,” “No Matter What” and “Baby Blue,” which was the finale track for Breaking Bad. They also appeared on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, John Lennon’s Imagine, and Ringo Starr’s single “It Don’t Come Easy.” Will they launch into an unscripted, mega-jam-out rendition of “Blackbird” in homage to the Fab Four? Only one way to find out! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$49. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

John Hiatt
On his most recent album, Terms Of My Surrender, he digs deep into acoustic blues, like only Hiatt can, with his gritty voice, killer guitar skills and masterful lyrics. This guy is a true artist and Long Island is lucky to have him–even if it’s just for one night! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $75-$95. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Trio Solisti
Hailed as “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, Trio Solisti proudly marks its 12th year as Ensemble-in-Residence at Adelphi University. They will celebrate the 14th season of Telluride MusicFest, an annual chamber music festival founded by the ensemble. Expect an absolutely unforgettable performance and a night replete with absolutely phenomenal musical virtuosity. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $35. 8 p.m. Nov. 19

The Trinity Tour
Legendary metal vocalists Geoff Tate of Queensryche fame, ex-Judas Priest front-man Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Blaze Bayley of Iron Maiden join forces for an incredible night of metal. Tate’s band, Operation: Mindcrime, has just released their newest album, Resurrection, and Owen’s other band, Charred Walls of the Damned, has just released Creatures Watching Over the Dead, so this show will be filled with new songs and novel collaborations of great hits. Freaking amazing! Also performing are Magus Beast and Black Dawn. $20, $25 DOS. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh muls.com 9 p.m. Nov. 19.

Reggae Explosion
This compilation of top performers includes Jamaican dancehall duo Tanto & Devonte, known for hits like “Everyone Falls in Love” and “Give It To Her.” Also performing will be Elephant Man, known for “Willie Bounce” and “Pon de River.” That’s in addition to Serani, known for involvement with Sean Paul in “The Trinity” and for hits like “Skip to my Luu” and “She Loves Me,” and Mr. Vegas, known for “Sweet Jamaica” and “Bruk It Down.” Can you say, “Irie!” Yah, man! Also performing are Sugar Bear, K Coneil, Kemar Highcon, Adventuous and Shane Hoosong. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $22, $30 DOS. 10 p.m. Nov. 19.

Thanksgiving Native American Feast
Hands-on activities during the weekend include pottery-making using ancient methods, primitive fire-building, and on-site open-fire cooking with samples, including their famous popcorn soup. There will also be authentic Native American food displays for nibblin’, along with artifacts and tool technology such as drilling in stone, face painting with natural pigments, and spear throwing using an atlatl. Films about Native American culture will also be shown throughout the day. Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. www.garviespointmuseum.com $3 adults, $2 kids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, 20.

Photo Exhibit Openings
Three new photo exhibits will debut on the same day at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The first, “Ansel Adams: Sight and Feeling,” features works from the famed photographer’s collection that demonstrate how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring images. The second, titled “Light Works: 100 Years of Photos,” spans the history of photography, and includes the works of celebrated photographers from 1873 to 2000. The third, “New Photos: Long Island Collects,” presents a survey of photographic works from private collectors spanning the 1960s to present day. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. nassaumuseum.org $4-$12. Nov. 19-March 5.

Less Than Jake
This Florida-based third-wave ska quintet will perform all their must-get-up-off-my-tuckus-and-skank-skank-skank hits, including “She’s Gonna Break Soon,” “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened.” Warming up the crowd will be Mustard Plug and High School Football Heroes. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20, $25 DOS. 7 p.m. Nov. 20.

Not for the faint of heart, British extreme metal band Carcass are known for their gruesome album covers and morbid lyrics. Since their ’93 debut album Heartwork, they have continued to push the blood-soaked envelope, with songs like “Unfit for Human Consumption,” “Incarnated Solvent Abuse” and “The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills.” Too bad they couldn’t perform at the Republican National Convention! Supporting acts include Deafheaven and Inter Arma. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $28 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Scott Stapp
Since another Creed reunion appears unlikely, you can catch the post-grunge rock band’s former frontman, who turned his Grammy Award-winning hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a charity. Supporting acts include Adelitas Way, Citizen Zero and Manafest. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $25, $30, $35 & $40. 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

Cherry’s In Season
This award-winning documentary chronicles a season in the life of legendary Fire Island club Cherry’s On The Bay, told through stories and memories. Stonewall shook the world and changed things forever. The LGBT revolution ignited there, and set the stage for a cultural shift. But before the riots, there was Cherry’s On the Bay, a safe haven where a man could be whoever he wanted to be, and a woman could be whatever she dreamed of. Director Dave Dodds and Producer Gina Scarda will be at the screening for a discussion afterward! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23.

This Arkansas-based prog band and two-time Grammy Award winner is coming to town to play all their hits, including “What You Want,” “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal.” Opening the show is Veridia. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35, $50, $65 & $99. 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

Main Art: Carcass and Deafheaven destroy The Emporium on Nov. 20! (Photo: Christopher Twarowski / Long Island Press)

-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III