***POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER***
Film expert Robert Spiegelman hosts a discussion after a screening Roman Polanski’s legendary tale of money, power, and desire in 1940s Los Angeles that served as a prescient warning for environmental conservation. Review this classic, starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and the villainous John Huston–and take away fresh ideas informed by today’s renewed urgency. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
The Musical Box: Selling England By The Pound
***POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15***
Most have only heard about the English rock group Genesis’ earliest concerts. Now, The Musical Box recaptures the stunning artistry and wonder of those legendary nights in passionate detail. Transport back in time and relive these amazing concerts like never before. Prepare to be amazed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $24.99-$59.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 9.
***POSTPONED TO MONDAY FEBRUARY 13***
Starting in 1979, the first all-male stripping troupe, the Chippendales, are guaranteed to give you the best male entertainment around. The Chippendales are seen by millions of people annually, but thanks to their “Best. Night. Ever. Tour,” fans don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to see them live. Scintillating and delightful. Who needs 50 Shades… when you have these hunks? Okay, well both are nice! Hot hot hot! Whoa! Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 9 p.m. Feb. 9.
Off-stage, he’s a mellow fellow named David Adkins, but when he’s on stage, look out! He’s on fire as Sinbad, a hugely entertaining American stand-up comedian and actor who’s been lighting up the comedy world with his incendiary HBO specials, his TV shows—he even got his family into the act—and hilarious films like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All The Way. Some have dubbed his comic style “hit ’em in the face” because when Sinbad gets going, he delivers a no-holds-barred laugh riot that pulls no punches. Wow. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Feb. 10.
These Atlanta-based alt-country rockers are known for their powerful performances and absolutely infectious tunes. Celebrating their 21st anniversary together and touring in support of their incredible 2016 drop, American Band, these sonic hellraisers are bound to deliver an absolutely unforgettable show once again, and inspire legions of those in attendance witnessing it, into diehard fans. Not to be missed! With guest Kyle Craft. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. Feb. 10.
With a deceiving innocence and friendly demeanor, Mitch Fatel reels audiences into a whirlwind of mischievous dialogue and off-color comments. A New York native, excerpts from Fatel’s chart-topping comedy CDs Miniskirts and Muffins, Super Retardo and Comedy Central specials, can be heard on his often-played XM Comedy, Pandora, and Sirius XM Comedy 104 Raw Dawg stations. With a soft tone and gentlemanly demeanor coupled with shockingly explicit content, Fatel has written and starred in multiple standup specials, and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. http://govs.govs.com $22-$52. 8 p.m. Feb. 10.
SingStrong International A Cappella Music Festival
SingStrong International A Cappella Festival takes place all weekend long, featuring groups from around the world. See concerts and competitions. Take a class. Even join an open a cappella group. Proceeds help support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu prices and times vary. Feb. 10-12.
The theme of the Levittown Community Council’s 16th annual Winterfest is “Under The sea,” featuring appearances by Arile the mermaid, a Partyloons puppet show, model train exhibit and arts and crafts, as well as face painting! Non-perishable food and toiletries will be collected for local families in need. Not to be missed. Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Free. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11.
Preserving the Legacy of Pyrrhus Concer
Although Pyrrhus Concer is locally remembered as a freed slave who earned his freedom—as well as a whaleman, philanthropist, respected community member, and religious man—his historic homestead in Southampton became the center of a heated two-year battle among local preservationists, planning board members and developers. This visual presentation will focus on the community outreach effort, archaeological investigations, and plans for the future at the Pyrrhus Concer site as a cultural and education center. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes light refreshments and admission to current exhibits Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 W Main St., Riverhead. suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org $5. 1 p.m. Feb. 11.
Valentine’s Night Jazz
Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with your loved one–and a band of world-class jazz musicians, under the direction of Steven Lutvak. Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper and Marva Hicks have just joined the cast! Get ready to be wowed. Sands Point Preserve, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $125-$250. 7 p.m. Feb. 11.
An Irish vacuum repair man follows his dream of becoming a musician abroad with the encouragement of an Eastern European kindred spirit that he just met. This critically acclaimed, award-winning romance musical was made into both a Broadway musical and independent film. Don’t miss this one-night only performance! Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $34-$104. 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
Most will recognize the controversial comedian from The Howard Stern Show or Mad TV. Though he claimed to tone down his stance against political correctness, fans can expect a well-deserved jab at the current state of politics, as well as a barrage of insanely funny jokes. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$65. 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
Pamela Betti Band
This local songstress and Blues Hall of Famer has toured the world and shared stages with the likes of Dave Mason, Poppa Chubby and the Soul Brothers in her 20 years of singing her signature style of blues. Rounding out her eponymous band is guitarist John Haseth, drummer Sal DeVitto and bassist Robert Jack. Check out their album, Pamdemonium, and groove, groove, groove the night away! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
An extensive conversation and Q&A with the purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the “me decade” and the cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. She offers insights on timely issues, such as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as her own pet peeves-including celebrity culture, tourists and strollers. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $45. 8 p.m. Feb. 11.
Jim Breuer returns to his roots on Long Island. Expect to see spot-on impressions of the rock legends he loves, including James Hetfield of Metallica and ACDC’s Angus Young. Prepare to be schooled by the ultimate “marriage warrior,” and, if we’re lucky, his notorious Saturday Night Live character, Goat Boy, just might make an appearance, too. Get ready to laugh, uncontrollably! Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50- $59.50. 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 11.
J Alvarez and Messiah
Born Javid David Alvarez Fernandez in Puerto Rico, J Alvarez is an internationally acclaimed reggaetón artist. Ladies love him and the feeling is mutual. You know what he says: “Mas Dinero, mas mujeres, mas drama!” And for the gringos out there, that simply means: “more money, more women and more you know what.” His style is smoother than a tall glass of Bacardi dark rum on the rocks. And just as refreshing! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $35. 10 p.m. Feb. 11.
Join film expert Fred Craden for a discussion and screening of director Ryan Coogler’s award-winning movie that follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who tried to get a head start on his New Year’s resolutions, but instead, is fatally shot by police officers on New Year’s Day. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 11 a.m. Feb. 12.
Body guru to the stars, Ashley Black will be speaking about and signing copies of her new book The Cellulite Myth: It’s Not Fat, It’s Fascia. Ask this amazing expert about your own eating habits, the miracle that is avocados, and perhaps even, magnesium! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 2 p.m. Feb. 12.
Masters of Illusion – Believe the Impossible
Levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers are among the magical experiences that will have audiences not believing their own eyes. At one point, the entire audience participates in a mind-boggling illusion, and some lucky individuals even get picked to assist with illusions on stage! The phenomenon is born from the multi-award-winning television series of the same name. Wowzler! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$79.50. 7 p.m. Feb. 12.
Laurel and Hardy
Join film historian Glenn Andreiev for a discussion and screening of movies by legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, featuring early film clips, comedy highlights and great stories. Too funny! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl
Single? Join plenty of others as they trek from bar to bar in search of their one true love this Valentine’s Day! There’ll be t-shirts, plenty of beverages, and lots and lots of laughs! Cheers! Meet at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company, 41 E. Main St., Patchogue. roast.coffee 631-207-1000. $15 ADV/$20 DOS. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Feb. 14.
“Political Slant II: Editorial Cartoons”
Featuring historical works by Thomas Nast, as well as those by award-winning editorial cartoonists, including Walt Handelsman, Steve Kelley, Matt Davies and Signe Wilkinson, this fascinating foray into artistic political cartoons is guaranteed to inform and inspire! Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead. 516-463-5672. Free. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Through March 12.
Planets & Moon Viewing
Join other stargazers, and, weather-permitting, peer through a telescope to witness the fascinating heavenly bodies of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the moon, and possibly the International Space Station! There’ll also be a quick astronomy class! Out of this world, literally! Northport Harbor Park, bottom end of Main Street at Woodbine Avenue, Northport. Weather-permitting. More information: sidewalktelescopeviewing 631-486-4818. Free. 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Through May 1.
Meditation & Modern Relationship Prescription
Learn about love and relationships from experts versed in the transcendental teachings of Buddha, while also learning a ton about yourself and how you can enrich your spirit. What a Valentine’s Day gift, indeed! Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island, 282 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-549-1000. meditationonlongisland.org $15. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
Protests For Love: ‘Protect Our Care’ & ‘Love Fights Back’
Share your love of democracy and the American way of life on Valentine’s Day by exercising your Freedom of Free Speech by participating in two rallies: First, join other demonstrators as they deliver a special Valentine card to Rep. Lee Zeldin to remind him to protect their healthcare, and then, rally among other protestors standing up for immigration rights! Whoa! Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Office, 31 Oak St., Patchogue. zeldin.house.gov Noon – 1 p.m. Feb. 14. Foley Square, 111 Worth St., New York, NY. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Russo Millien, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III