Balance & Composure
This show is the first on the band’s spring headline tour in celebration of their third studio album, Light We Made, which broadens the band’s sound and showcases the quintet toning down their hardcore, punk-rock roots. After unveiling their critically acclaimed debut album, Separation in 2011, B&C have toured with the likes of Circa Survive, La Dispute, Title Fight, and Touché Amore. Their sophomore effort, The Things We Think We’re Missing, which dropped in ’13, peaked at No. 51 on the US Billboard 200. Warming up the crowd are From Indian Lakes and Queen Of Jeans. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $20. 7 p.m. April 20.
This beloved 1990 film takes an ironically comic look at Manhattan’s endangered debutante scene. Metropolitan chronicles the rise and ultimate decline of a group of young Park Avenue socialites who gather nightly to discuss love, honor and the impending demise of their class. It was the first film for director Whit Stillman, who will be in person to discuss the movie after a screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. April 20.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
This WWE Hall of Famer who famously carried a 2×4 to all his matches has traded the wresting ring for the stand-up comedy stage and punching wrestling opponents for hitting audiences with hilarious punchlines. No doubt he has plenty of comedic fodder from his wrestling career. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $22. 8 p.m. April 20.
Quintessential artist Steve Winwood has one of the most distinctive voices in rock ‘n’ roll. And to think we first heard his vocals booming out of AM radio five decades ago when he was the lead singer on Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m a Man!” and “Gimme Some Lovin’.” Since then, he’s been in Traffic, and Blind Faith, and gone solo and collaborated in a career that continues to inspire and delight. He played Hammond organ on Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Voodoo Chile” and recently on country artist Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim.” Winwood’s artistic integrity is only matched by his musical creativity. Opening the show is his singer/guitarist daughter, Lilly Winwood. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $79.50-$150. 8 p.m. April 20.
Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles
Taking you back in time to the legendary foursome ruling the stage, tribute band Rain boasts a live multimedia spectacular journey through the lives and songs of the Beatles, delivering hits like “Let It Be,” “Blackbird” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in incredible note-for-note renditions. This is as close as you can get to the real thing. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$125. 8 p.m. April 20.
Covering everyone’s favorite punk/reggae/ska/pop songs by Sublime is this very cool tribute band, named after the band’s classic tune. Warming up the crowd will be hometown reggae heroes Oogee Wawa. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$45. 8 p.m. April 20.
Leonard Cohen Tribute
Five talented vocalists will pay tribute to the poetical songs of the late great folk singer. The lineup includes singers Josh Joffen, Rorie Kelly, David Massengill, Kira Metcalf-Oshinsky and Martha Trachtenberg. Hear how five different singers present their take on Cohen’s work. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $15-$20. 7:15 p.m. April 21.
Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul
Fresh off his critically acclaimed run in Shuffle Along on Broadway, ebullient triple-threat and Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for Kinky Boots, Billy Porter is a New York City theater success story. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $45. 7:30 p.m. April 21
This Kentucky-born country legend is still serenading adoring fans at 85 years young. She’s touring in support of her March 2016 release, Full Circle, which takes listeners on a journey through Loretta’s musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Opening the show will be Gathering Time. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LI Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $40-$95. 8 p.m. April 21.
Bianca Del Rio
After claiming the top prize in the competitive reality show Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio has been incredibly busy. The self-described “erotic clown,” who began her career in New Orleans, has been touring the country, giving audiences a taste of her spirited cabaret, comedy and drag show. Get ready for a night like no other. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $39.50-$199. 8 p.m. April 21.
The Price is Right Live
Are you better than most people at guessing how much things cost? If so, you should get a ticket for a chance to be among the randomly selected contestants who have chance to win big on this long-running game show. Come on down! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$206. 8 p.m. April 21.
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones
This Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, self-described “barroom guitarist” and linchpin in the current Americana music scene combines blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from his home state of Calirfornia. Opening the show is Carolyn Wonderland. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. April 21.
Best known as the lead vocalist of J. Geils Band and topping the pop single charts with “Freeze Frame,” “Love Stinks,” “Centerfold,” he earned a reputation as one of rock’s most exciting live acts, thanks to Wolf’s lively, hyperactive stage presence. After going solo, Peter Wolf continued to pioneer new musical territories with the subsequent releases “Lights Out,” “Come as You Are,” and “Up to No Good.” Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $35-$55. 8 p.m. April 21.
In The Mood
The dancing, singing and big band music of the swing era is vibrant as ever—and it’s here all on stage this weekend! A live 13-piece Big Band Orchestra joins with a tremendous team of singers and dancers to present the classic melodies, dances, and songs that made the swing era one of the most fun and energetic ever! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$55. 8 p.m. April 21.
Break out the Converse, strap on a headband and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989 and make everybody Wang Chung tonight! Hosted by Original MTV VJ: Nina Blackwood. Also performing is DJ DEE WIZ. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. April 21.
The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute
Shawn Gerhard is said to be the world’s No. 1 Garth Brooks tribute artist touring today. You’ll see why when he takes the stage, singing such hits from “Much Too Young” to “Fever” to “Papa Loves Mama” to “The Dance.” You will get a true glimpse of a genuine Garth Brooks concert. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. PatchogueTheatre.org $30-$45. 8 p.m. April 21.
Grave Digger, Megalodon, Alien Invasion and Zombie are in town to crush as many cars as possible as a part of the Triple Threat Series event, complete with Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs. Who will win the donut contest? NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nycblive.com $15-$139. 7 p.m. April 21; 1, 7 p.m . Apr. 22 and 1 p.m. Apr. 23.
Cask Ales Festival
More than 60 breweries will be offering up their latest and greatest brews at one of the nation’s largest cask ale festivals. The event will also serve as a farewell bash for Blue Point Brewing Co.’s boatyard brewery before they move to their new, larger headquarters on Main Street next year. We’ll drink to that! Blue Point Brewery, 161 River Ave., Patchogue. bluepointbrewing.com $60. 2 p.m. April 22.
Earth Muse: Art and the Environment
This art exhibit presents the work of artists who are inspired by Earth’s beauty and diversity. Aerial photographs of Long Island waters by Alex Ferrone, photograms of ocean waves by Melissa Fleming, and topographical constructions of the Adirondacks by Winn Rea encourage an alternate view of familiar landscapes. The exhibit also considers man’s impact on the environment, as seen in the work of Peter Beard, Michelle Stuart, Brandon Ballengée, and Barbara Roux. Opening reception fittingly timed for Earth Day. Exhibit runs through July 20. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. heckscher.org Free with museum admission. 5:30 p.m. April 22.
The band is touring behind their Grammy-nominated album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The DC-based prog metal outfit has seen their last three albums debut in the Billboard Top 25. Warming up the crowd are The Contortionist, Norma Jean and Infinity Shred. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $25. 6 p.m. April 22.
These California-based thrash metal stalwarts are touring to promote their 11th studio album, Brotherhood of The Snake, which dropped last fall. Warming up the crowd are Sepultura, Prong and The Convalescence. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$55. 6:30 p.m. April 22.
Dave Davies of The Kinks
The Kinks became infamous components of the late wave of the British Invasion and recorded more than two dozen albums since their formation—at the center of it all resides the imaginative guitar work and craftsmanship of Dave Davies, who will be ripping through an unforgettable set of Kinks classics as well as his own solo effort. Even if you don’t blatantly identify yourself as a fan, you know the songs: Besides “You Really Got Me,” the group’s ear candy arsenal includes “Tired of Waiting for You,” “All Day & All of the Night,” “Picture Book,” “Lola,” “Victoria,” and dozens of others. And don’t ever forget Dave Davies’ melancholy masterpiece, “Death of a Clown.” Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49-$60. 8 p.m. April 22.
Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band
The former band leader for The Late Show with David Letterman is touring to promote his recently released self-titled album, his first since 1993. As with her TV performances, fans can expect some humor injected in their music. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$100. plus Guest Vocalist. 8 p.m. April 22.
Thom Penn Nonet
Imagine the most mesmerizing and masterful jazz notes sprawling from their respective instruments, swirling through the air, encircling your head, your hands, your drink, then somehow taking control of your body as you dance around the coolest jazz hotspot this side of the Mississippi. This is one of the side effects of experiencing The Thom Penn Nonet live, in the flesh, their nine-piece jazz ensemble fueled by the innate emotional groove-instinct of the members’ collective decades-spanning professional careers, further honed by playing with some of the greatest bands on the East and West coasts. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. April 22.
Shindell traded New York for Argentina, but now he’s back on tour to promote Tomorrow You’re Going, an album of cover songs he made with The Pine Hill Project and a solo album of original songs he release last year. Shindell’s songwriting ranges from lighthearted ballads and adulterous love songs, to dirges and diatribes that skillfully skewer politics, prejudice, war and religion, to the comic point-of-view of a cow stuck in a barbed wire fence. He has a unique ability to morph into the soul of the many and varied personalities he casts as narrators in certain songs—songs that are veritable novellas framed in haunting acoustic melodies. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. April 22.
Bryant Myers & Almighty
Reggeaton is taking over Patchogue as Myers, “El Más Chamaquito de la Nueva”—Spanish for “The Hottest of the New”—known for his breakout hit single “Escalva,” performs along with the unpredictable rapper Almighty “The Game Changer.” The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 11 p.m. Apr. 22.
NY Guitar Show & Exposition
Besides new and vintage instruments and gear, this year features the new Les Paul exhibit. The event concludes with an open invitation to join in an open mic led by The Rich Johnson Band with Long Island blues &and guitar legend Jim Moran, Grammy winning drummer Rick Shutter and bassist Pete Puelo. Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. NYGuitarExpo.com $6-$10. April 22, 23.
The Red Violin
This film centers on a red violin created in 1681 by Cremonese master violinmaker, Nicolo Bussotti. The movie follows the subsequent fate of the violin in episodes, linked together by a fortune-teller. Ticket price includes bagel brunch and discussion led by Fred Craden. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org
$11-$16. 10 a.m. April 23.
The Music of Henry Mancini
This special performance by The Moonlight Orchestra is headlined by Mancini’s handpicked solo trumpeter for 20 years, Cecil Welch, and world renowned concert pianist Mac Frampton. One after another, his songs won the Oscars and the hearts of a worldwide audience. Even today, children laugh with “The Pink Panther” and the “Baby Elephant Walk;” lovers dream of “Moon River” and remember “The Days of Wine and Roses;” and “Peter Gunn” fills the air in cool jazz clubs. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. PatchogueTheatre.org $34-$54. 3 p.m. April 23.
This Finnish folk metal band frequently draws their lyrics from the Kalevala, the Epic Poem of Finland. Warming up the crowd are Swallow The Sun, Grey Skies Fallen and Turrigenous. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $25-$60. 7 p.m. April 23.
This bestselling author and former public relations director of the New York Yankees will be speaking and signing his new biography Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. April 24.
Unapologetically controversial, this New Hampshire native is not one to shy away from cringe worthy hot topics such as racism, sexism and religion. Fans of dark comedy and satire welcome. Those with thin skins beware. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. April 24.
This program features clips of Blues legends performing live, such as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Son House. It will focus on how the Blues has been celebrated and reinvented by other musical styles. Leading the discussion will be film archivist Bill Shelley. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. April 25.
These Canadian alt-rockers best known for their 1998 hit singe “One Week” and the theme song to The Big Bang Theory are in town celebrating the April 14 release of the collaborative album they made with New York a cappella group The Persuasions. And yes, they’ll surely be playing their other cult fan favs, such as “If I Had $1,000,000,” aka the song form the Lotto commercials, and “Brian Wilson,” their ode to the founding member of The Beach Boys. Opening the show is The Persuasions. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 8 p.m. April 25.
Former Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, The Gift of Anger: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. April 26.
These ’80s glam metal rockers are back to play their hits, including “Round and Round,” “Lay It Down” and “Wanted Man.” Opening the show is The Cringe. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$55. 8 p.m. April 26.