The Weekender: 14 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend
This event pits 8 East End chefs against 8 Manhattan chefs in a one-of-a-kind cooking competition and tasting event that’s part of the Dan’s Signature Weekend presented by Yeildstreet and hosted by Schneps Media, the parent company of Dan’s Papers and the Press. Nova’s Ark, 60 Millstone Rd., Water Mill, DansTaste.com $125-$3,000. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 5.
PITBULL AND IGGY AZALEA
Pitbull, an American rapper and singer, has been releasing reggaeton, Lain hip-hop, and crunk music since the early 2000s. His hit songs include, “ Gasolina,” “ Timber,” and “I Know You Want Me.” Special guest Iggy Azalea. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, 895 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, jonesbeach.com $160-$1,824. 8 p.m. Aug. 5.
Counting Crows, the indie-rock band from the San Francisco Bay area, most notable for their hits “Mr. Jones” and “Accidentally in Love,” are still going strong after more than three decades. The supporting act is Stephen Kellogg. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $110-$430. 8 p.m. Aug. 5.
Food, rides, games, live music performances, art, a 4-mile run, and a classic car show. Downtown Sayville Main St., Gillette Park and the Common Ground at Rotary Park. greatersayvillechamber.com Times vary. Aug. 5-7.
BREAST CANCER CHARITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
The 11th annual Comiskey Park Music Festival will feature 13 bands, food, games, and raffles, all while supporting the Stony Brook University breast cancer programs and services. facebook.com/ComiskeyParkBarCP 485 Lake Ave., St. James. Donations. 12 p.m. Aug. 6.
GLIOBLASTOMA AWARENESS HAMPTONS SUMMER 2022 BENEFIT
This benefit with live music and food and drink vendors will help raise funds for brain cancer research, and also celebrate the kickoff of Project Rush. Project Rush will help continue further research for glioblastoma treatment methods. gbmresearch.org/events Address in Wainscott will be sent to ticket holders. $500+. 2-8 p.m. Aug. 6.
This Brooklyn-based metal band plays fan favorites after Mission2Midnight, Pathmaker, Bulletproof, and The Stitched Up warm up the crowd. Stereo Garden, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, stereogardenli.com $15-$30. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6.
The ultimate bubbly soirée filled with the crispiest fried chicken dishes, lavish seafood delicacies, and delicious bubbly spirits curated by the East End’s finest purveyors. The is the culmination of the Dan’s Signature Weekend presented by Yeildstreet and hosted by Schneps Media, the parent company of Dan’s Papers and the Press. Nova’s Ark, 60 Millstone Rd., Water Mill, DansTaste.com $125-$3,000. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 6.
This classic crooner will sing his hits including “Could It Be Magic,” “ Mandy,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” and “Copacabana.” Opening is Dave Koz. UBS Arena, Belmont Park, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., ubsarena.com $13.75-$693.95. 7:30 p.m., Aug. 6.
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, cmpac.com $23-$215. Aug. 6-20.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will play on a 40-foot screen at Jones Beach Theater on Aug 7 while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs the score live to the cinematic picture. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, 895 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, jonesbeach.com $58-$1,263. 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes is known as the longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers and revered as one of the greatest axe men who’ve ever lived. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $39.50-$155. 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
This Compton-based rapper’s hits include, “Alright,” “HUMBLE.,” “Money Trees” and “Swimming Pools.” UBS Arena, Belmont Park, 2400 Hempstead Tpke. ubsarena.com $43-$717. 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET
With his 1971 self-titled Columbia Records release, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter David Bromberg emerged as a wunderkind of American roots music. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett, stephentalkhouse.com $85. 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
The Week Ahead on Long Island
Celebrating its 26th birthday on the road is this band boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled, guitar-heavy attack. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $29-$59. 8 p.m. Aug. 8.
The mayor of Margaritaville is holding his annual concert at Jones Beach with the Coral Reefer band in honor of his 75th birthday. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, 895 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, jonesbeach.com $59-$1,263. 8 p.m. Aug. 9.
This Icelandic blues band swings through on their Fight or Flight Tour with opener Allan Rayman. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $35-$159. 8 p.m. Aug. 9.
JJ GREY & MOFRO
Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $39-$59. 8 p.m. Aug. 10.
These New Wavers, whose ’80 hit single “Call Me” made fans of punk rockers and disco dancers alike, show they’ve still got it on their Against The Odds Tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $112-$500. 8 p.m. Aug. 10.
This Arkansas-born country singer is best known for her hits “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” and “One Night Standards.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $27.50-$201. 8 p.m. Aug. 11.
ART OF THE GUITAR FESTIVAL
Celebrate the magic of everyone’s favorite six-stringed instrument and marvel how expertly a series of virtuosos can play one. The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook, thejazzloft.org $190-$265. Aug. 11-13.