Tom Segura
Known for his slightly immature sense of humor and spot-on timing, Tom Segura’s comedy specials and TV appearances have the extraordinary ability to engulf audiences in a rip-roaring sea of hilarity. Same for his popular podcast Your Mom’s House, which he co-hosts with his wife, comic Christina Pazsitzky. Nonstop, laugh-out-loud comedic radio. This latest gig on his “No Teeth No Entry” tour is your chance to catch his stand-up show live, in-person, and laugh uncontrollably the whole night through. Not to be missed! Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.99-$35. 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Trio Solisti
Trio Solisti proudly marks its 12th year as Ensemble-in-Residence at Adelphi University and it is pleased to celebrate the 14th season of Telluride MusicFest, an annual chamber music festival founded by the ensemble. Their performance will include works by Brahms, Chausson and Haydn. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $35. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17

Lewis Black
Nobody channels his anger to better effect than this caustic comedian, whose well-reasoned rage percolates through his pores the way an athlete sweats. This guy’s dark humor is a tonic for the troubles of our time. He rants, he raves, he ravages against the hypocrites on a righteous rampage—at full volume when all cylinders are clicking—like a man possessed. And he clearly is, which makes us all the more appreciative to see what makes him tick and what ticks him off. Look out, Long Island—Lewis Black is here on The Rant, White & Blue Tour. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

Pablo Francisco
With an arsenal of characters, witty and insightful observations, and off the wall outbursts, comedian Pablo Francisco utilizes an almost animated crazy character to spout a riff-like comedy stream demonstrating the absurdity of our pop-culture-obsessed world. He has also been a cast member of several sketch comedy shows including Mad TV and Frank TV. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

Tom Chapin
This folk singer/songwriter, whose career spans five decades, has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songs and effortlessly charismatic live performances. He is currently producing his 25th album, which is scheduled to be released this spring. Might this show have a sneak peek of new songs? Only one way to find out! Our Times Coffeehouse. 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org $15-$20. 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

To Hell and Black
This AC/DC tribute band is a Canadian quintet dedicated to bringing to stage the high-energy antics of the Australian hard rock legends. They’ll perform such AC/DC hits as “Back In Black,” “Highway to Hell” and “TNT.” Opening the show is ’80s cover band Decadia. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$35. 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

Juelz Santana
Rapper/actor Juelz Santana continues Harlem’s legacy of producing incredible hip-hop artists since his start in 1995. After The Diplomats, also known as Dipset in 2002, Santana achieved mainstream recognition first within the group and eventually with his own solo mixtape Final Destination. He has collaborated with big names like Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Yelawolf, Chris Brown, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Wale, Jadakiss, Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Future, and Sean Kingston. When he plays on LI, he’ll be performing with Funk Flex and Fotsbeats. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20-$30. 11 p.m. Feb. 17.

Joe Starr
Known for his hilarious brand of standup that combines jokes and storytelling with physical humor, this diehard Charlie Chaplin fan has left audiences in stitches for more than two decades. Starr’s also recognizable from his many TV and silver screen appearances, but most recently appearing in Kevin Can Wait. Get ready to laugh your tuckus off! McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $17. 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 7, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal
Stuck in the monotony of an overly male-dominated world, Ruth Snyder eventually resorts to murder in a desperate attempt to free herself. This “everywoman” protagonist seeks personal fulfillment in a society where women are trapped in a “machine of life.” While Treadwell’s 1928 drama is based on a true story from her time, it is also predictive of a future society that must learn to deal with the dehumanization of the electronic age. LIU Post, 200 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY, Little Theater. $10-$15. Times vary, Feb. 17-24.

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca
Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca is a festival of lush melodies and dramatic outbursts that remains one of this composer’s most popular works to this day. It is also a genuine “action opera,” a realistic crime story, complete with torture, betrayal, murder, sex and suicide. And in the production from the Zurich Opera presented here, it is a gripping, heart-stopping psychosexual study of three tragically and fatally interwoven figures. This film screening will take place in the Concert Hall on the big screen. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Feb. 18

Less Than Jake & Pepper
This Florida-based third-wave ska quintet will perform all their skankin’ hits, including “She’s Gonna Break Soon,” “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened.” Co-headlining the show is fellow ska band Pepper, from Hawaii, best known for their ’05 breakout hit “Give It Up.” Warming up the crowd are The Attack and The Bunny Gang. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$50. 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

The Rockin’ 45s
Evolving from rockabilly band The Hounddogs, the Rockin 45s started out as a middle aged group of high school chums who refined their craft over the years through many set and member shifts. Now, the band plays original hits, as well as past and present group favorites, notably “I Saw Her Standing There” by the Beatles and “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones to appeal to audiences of all ages. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

The B-Street Band
This Bruce Springsteen tribute band recently made headlines when they reversed their decision to perform at a presidential inaugural gala “in deference to” The Boss, who backed Hillary Clinton. But, regardless of fans political views, this is sure to be a great show as the band performs Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band hits such as “Born to Run,” “Dancing In The Dark” and “Born in the U.S.A.” Also performing will be Journey tribute band Any Way You Want It. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$30. 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

13th
The title of Ava DuVernay’s documentary examining American race relations refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution banning slavery. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians and former inmates, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. From the rebirth of the KKK and the impact of DW Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation; through Nixon’s “war on crime” and the introduction of the 1994 Crime Bill, DuVernay and her interview subjects trace–or in some cases, inadvertently reveal–the staggering trajectory of institutionalized racism in the criminal justice system, while dissecting the politicians and corporations that have benefited from its escalation. Guest speakers Les Payne and Ahmad Ali will discuss the film, co-presented by The Fortune Society. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Free. 12 p.m. Feb. 19.

César Alvarez
The Larson Legacy Concert Series at AUPAC celebrates the next generation of artists at the college home of the creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT Jonathan Larson (’82). César Alvarez is a composer, lyricist, performer and writer. His band, The Lisps, has released four albums and played hundreds of shows around the country since 2005. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Olmsted Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $25. 3 p.m. Feb. 19

DevilDriver
The hard rock heavyweights are back on tour in support of their long-awaited seventh studio album, Trust No One. To date, the band has developed one of the most rabid fan bases in heavy metal, packing festivals and venues everywhere to witness their gospel of intensity. Opening the show are Despyre, DeathAngel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $27-$30. 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

Geoff Tate
The legendary metal vocalist and part-time winemaker is back again! The former Queensryche frontman was on LI last fall with his new band, Operation Mindcrime! This time, he’s touring with a seven-piece acoustic band! Two other metal bands—Voices of Extreme and J.Rad—will also take some of their heavier material through an acoustic metamorphosis! 89 North, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue.  89northmusic.com $20-$35. 7 p.m. Feb. 19.

Anders Osborne
With soulful intensely emotional vocals and expert guitar work, Anders Osborne has been called “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” Both writing songs for himself and others, Osborne has gained recognition for his own “Black Eye Galaxy,” “Three Free Amigos” and “Peace” as well as scoring country superstar Tim McGraw a No. 1 hit with “Watch the Wind Blow By” and Keb Mo a Grammy with “Slow Down.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. Feb. 19.

Beth Hart
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart has made waves as “the ultimate female rockstar” with her latest album Fire On the Floor and her 2015 release Better Than Home topping iTunes blues charts. Packing venues on tour and receiving recognition from the American Blues Foundation, Hart’s soulful sound and emotional release has captured many hearts. Also performing will be Rachael Sage. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29.50-$45. 8 p.m. Feb. 19.

(Hed) PE
This California-based band’s style is referred to as “G-punk”—a mix of punk rock and rap on full display in their groovy hit single “Bartender.” Warming up the crowd will be Motograter, Prey Upon, Mike ADHD. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $17-$20. 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

Big Fish Blues
From the 1960s and through the ’90s, Long Island (aka the Big Fish) was home to a fantastic blues scene. Catch the premiere of this documentary revealing a genre and a host of incredible performances by these Long Island blues greats. Featuring: Little Buster and The Soul Brothers, Bo Diddley, Jr., Sam Taylor, Doug “Harmonica” McLean, Stevie Cochran, Toby Walker, Sandra Taylor with “A Band Called Sam”, Kerry Kearney, Gail Storm, and a host of others. Q&A with director Leslye Abbey and featured musicians after the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

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

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