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Things to Do on Long Island Dec. 30 to Jan. 5


Sick of the holidays? Celebrate with the Costanzas (in spirit, anyway) at a holiday cookie party from 9 p.m. to midnight. Ready your grievances and your very high strength-to-weight ratio aluminum pole. This holiday party begins with cookies and ends, of course, when you pin the host to the ground. 550-8 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown. 631-780-5474. Wednesday, 12.28—Jaclyn Gallucci

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Between growing up in Staten Island and Brooklyn, playing in a band called Miracle of 86 (named after the 1986 Mets) and graduating from Fordham, Kevin Devine is about as authentic a New Yorker as a Junior’s Cheesecake. With influences ranging from Neutral Milk Hotel and Pavement to Bob Dylan and Elliott Smith, Devine has also built up a loyal following through six albums and a handful of EPs. His most recent effort was covering Nevermind in its entirety in honor of the album’s twentieth anniversary and letting fans download it off his website for free. Thursday, 1.5—Dave Gil de Rubio


There was once a time when Andrew W.K. was known for being a hard rocking singer-songwriter with a penchant for wearing all white. In the last decade he’s significantly added to his skill set by becoming a motivational speaker, respected interviewer (DirecTV), nightclub entrepreneur (Santos House Party), Cartoon Network show host (Build Destroy Build) and even a date for Kathy Griffin on her reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The Manhattan resident-cum-Michigan native heads out for another foray onto Long Island in a return to his first love of performing live. With Iron Chic, Media Hounds, Memo, The Things They Carried & Dry Clean Only. Friday, 12.30—Dave Gil de Rubio

It’s no exaggeration to say that Warren Haynes has inherited the mantle of “the hardest working man in show business” from James Brown. In addition to doing double duty with the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, he’s carved out some time for a solo career. The man is a true road dog, (the Mule played its 1,000th performance back in ’04!), and like Patti Smith, he’s established the tradition of playing an end-of-year set of gigs at the Beacon that’s become a favorite pastime for members of Jam Band Nation. Friday, 12.30 & Saturday, 12.31—Dave Gil de Rubio

Going into its fifth decade of making music together, Los Lobos stands at the crossroads of American roots music and traditional Spanish and Mexican folkloric tradtion. And while last year’s Tin Can Trust was the band’s most recent studio recording of original material, (and first in four years), the quintet continues to share stages with the likes of Los Lonely Boys, Taj Mahal and Eric Clapton. Saturday, 12.31—Dave Gil de Rubio

As that rare jazz artist who manages to explore the realms of pop music without coming off sounding like elevator music (are you listening Kenny G?), Cassandra Wilson is that rare artist who can give gravitas to The Monkees’ “Last Train to Clarksville” without a scintilla of irony. The husky-voiced chanteuse continued down this eclectic path with last year’s Silver Pony, this time wrapping herself around an array of composers including Lennon-McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Luiz Bonfa and Charley Patton. Jan.3-7—Dave Gil de Rubio


Inaugural Exhibition @ 9 East Contemporary
Two­-dimensional and three­-dimensional works of art created by 10 founding guild members. Through 2.28

Lego Artist Nathan Sawaya @ Nassau Museum
Through 3.18

Cut Ups @ Islip Art Museum
Holiday exhibit featuring works made of cut and molded paper. Through 1.25

Louis Comfort Tiffany @ Nassau Museum
Through 2.18

Navajo Codetalkers of WWII @ Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
Traces the story of the famed U.S. Marine Corps Navajo Code Talkers, beginning with the original pilot group of first 29 volunteers, who in 1942, developed and tested the original code. Through 12.31.

Ice Skating @ Tanger Outlets at The Arches
The rink is open for the season with costume character appearances every Wednesday and live DJs every Friday. Through 3.14.

Make Mine Music @ Islip Art Museum
A holiday exhibition featuring paintings and sculptures inspired by music. Through 1.24.

Jazz Nights @ Viana Hotel & Spa
8-11 p.m.

The Nutrition Game @ Oh My Girls
It’s not a class, it’s a fun-filled action game where you will get to participate in gathering an assortment of different foods from different food groups and whoever makes the healthiest meal wins! Grades 3 to 5. Thursdays.

Pop Rock Shock @ Social Sports Lounge & Kitchen

A night of pop, dance and electro from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursdays.

Ladies Night @ The Lark
$5 cosmos and Lark Cocktails from 8 p.m.-close for the ladies, plus $6 Delirium, $6 Vino and half-priced house drinks. Thursdays.

Real Music @ Babylon Bean Coffee House
Multiple artists play songs from the ’60s through the ’90s. Fridays.

Jazz Open Mic @ Crescent Beach Club
Sing/play with pianist Robert Lepley on the Long Island Sound from 7-11 p.m. Fridays.

Life Lessons @ Oh My Girls
This Middle School Survival Kit is an amazing and unique 5-week workshop that provides girls with the much-needed tools to best succeed during this time. Saturdays.

Jim Campilongo Electric Trio @ Living Room
Campilongo’s original compositions mimic the sounds of NYC. With drummer Tony Mason and bassist Stephan Crump at 10 p.m. Mondays.

Hot Club 56 @ Club 56
Weekly dance party with hot buffet, door prizes and dancing. Tuesdays.

Ladies Night & Karaoke @ Jackie Reilly’s
Ladies drink free, 25-cent wings, $3 Miller Lite/Genuine 64 bottles. Wednesdays.

$1 Mug Night@ McFadden’s
“Hump day happiness” in a frosty cold mug for only $1. Wednesdays.

Not Just Anybody, Your Body—Learning to Love It @ Oh My Girls
This workshop will widen your lens, enabling you to see all the parts of you that define and shine. Classes vary by age group. Wednesdays.

Wine Down @ Library Cafe
Half-priced bottles of wine all day and night. Wednesdays.

Circus @ Lizard Lounge
LI’s biggest gay night of the year. Wednesdays.

FRI 12.30

New York Dolls @ Irving Plaza

Jacked/Afrojack/BobbyBurns @ Roseland Ballroom
With Apster.

Cro-Mags @ Highline Ballroom

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Bell House

Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5
Also 12.31.

A New Year’s Weekend with Assembly of Dust @ Mercury Lounge
With Jason Crosby & Lucy Chapin. Also 12.31.

The Night Before New Year’s Party @ Bistro 72

Mike Yard @ Governor’s
8 p.m.

Lagunitas Beer Sampling @ A & R Beverage, Seaford

Great South Bay Tasting @ Bay Shore Beer

Eric Tartaglione @ McGuire’s
8 p.m.

SAT 12.31

Wildlife Oddities @ Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

Holiday Hop @ Patchogue Theatre

SUN 1.1

Joseph Arthur @ City Winery

The Budos Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires.

Matt & Kim @ Hammerstein Ballroom
With Super Mash Bros.

Fitz and the Tantrums @ Gramercy Theatre

Lee Fields & the Expressions/Sugar Pie Desanto @ Bell House

Infected Mushroom @ Best Buy Theater

Chuck Berry @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Happy New Year Brunch @ Garden City Hotel

5-Mile New Year’s Day Hangover Fun Run @ Eisenhower Park

First Day Hike @ Connetquot River State Park Preserve
1:30-3:30 p.m.; 631-518-1072

First Day Hike @ Jones Beach State Park
10:30 a.m.-noon; 516-785-1600

New Year’s Day Hike & Lighthouse Tower Tour @ Robert Moses State Park, Field #5
A NPS Ranger-led walk around the western end of the National Seashore at 10 a.m.

MON 1.2

B @ City Winery
Through 1.4.

TUE 1.3

Johnny Winter @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

WED 1.4

Steel Panther @ Irving Plaza

The Million Man Mosh featuring Living Colour & 24-7 Spyz @ Highline Ballroom

Jim Florentine “I’m Your Savior” @ Brokerage
Through 1.11.

Northport Chorale Auditions @ Northport High School, Choir Room
Visit or contact 631-239-6736. 7 p.m. Also 1.11.

Author David Finch @ Book Revue
Signing The Journal of Best Practices at 7 p.m.

A Conversation w/ Abigail Adams @ Sachem Public Library
An exciting costumed performance in association with the traveling exhibition John Adams Unbound, on view through 2.17.


THU 1.5

Rhett Miller/Adam Levy @ City Winery

Roomful of Blues @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Bebel Gilberto @ Highline Ballroom




A&R Beverage—3600 Merrick Rd., Seaford. 516-785-2920

Brokerage Comedy Club—2797 Merrick Rd, Bellmore. 516-785-8655.

Dizzy Lizard Saloon—736 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. 516-483-2337.

Farmingdale Library—116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale.

Glo—737 Merrick Ave., Westbury. 516-794-8022.

Jackie Reilly’s Bar & Grill —3964 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. 516-731-7544.

Library Café—274 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-752-7678.

McFadden’s—210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. 516-442-2600.

Mr. Beery’s—4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. 516-731-9579.

Mulcahy’s Wantagh—3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 516-783-7500.

Nassau County Museum of Art—1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516-484-9337.

Nutty Irishman Farmingdale—323 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-293-9700.

OMG! Oh My Girls—140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800.

Ollies Point—140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590.

Planting Fields Arboretum—1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. 516-922-8670.

Social Sports Lounge & Kitchen—1002 Hempstead Tpke, Hempstead

Vibe Lounge—60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-208-6590.

Woodmere Lanes/Backstage Nite Club—948 Broadway, Woodmere. 516-374-9870.

Zachary’s Lounge—1916 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-794-9770.


9 East Contemporary—9 East Carver Street, Huntington

Babylon Bean Coffee House—17 Fire Island Ave., Babylon

Book Revue—313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-1442.

Brookhaven Amphitheater—55 S. Bicycle Path, Farmingville. 631-732-4011.

Cinema Arts Centre—423 Park Ave., Huntington 631-423-FILM.

Club 56—56th Fighter Group, 7160 Republic Airport, Farmingdale. 631-694-8280.

Crescent Beach Club—333 Bayville Ave., Bayville,

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center—305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills. 631-656-2148.

Fin’s Pub—4608 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale. 631-645-5152

Gallery North—90 N. Country Rd., Setauket. 631-751-2676.

Gateway Playhouse—215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. 631-286-1133

Islip Art Museum—50 Irish Ln., East Islip. 631-224-5402.

Katie’s of Smithtown—145 W. Main St., Smithtown. 631-360-8556.

Lark Pub & Grub—93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. 631-262-9700.

Lily Flanagan’s— 528 Main St., Islip. 631-581-1550

Lizard Lounge—4589 Sunrise Hwy, Bohemia. 631-244-7300.

McGuire’s Comedy Club—1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. 631-467-5413.

Mulcahy’s Centereach—1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. 631-696-1111.

Napper Tandy’s Northport—229 Laurel Ave., Northport. 631-757-4141.

Nutty Irishman Bay Shore—60 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-9700.

Paramount—370 New York Ave., Huntington

Patchogue Theatre— 71 East Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1300.

SL East—44 Three Mile Harbor Rd in East Hampton
Scene—70 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack. 631-543-4177.

Staller Center—Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook.

Stephen Talkhouse—61 Main St., Amagansett. 631-267-3117.

T.J. Finley’s—42 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-647-4856.

Tap & Barrel—550 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown. 631-780-5474.

University Café—Stony Brook University, Nichols Road, Stony Brook.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center—76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500.

YMCA Boulton Center—37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101.


B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill—237 West 42nd St. 212-997-4144.

Blue Note—131 W. 3rd St. 212-475-8592

Beacon Theatre—2124 Broadway. 212-465-6500.

Best Buy Theater—1515 Broadway. 212-930-1950.

Bowery Ballroom—6 Delancey St. 212-533-2111.

City Winery—155 Varick St. 212-608-0555.

Gramercy Theatre—127 E. 23rd St. 212-777-6800.

Hammerstein Ballroom—311 W 34th St. 212-279-7740, ext. 219

Highline Ballroom—431 W. 16th St. 212-414-5994. www.highlineballroom
Irving Plaza—17 Irving Pl. 212-777-6800.

Mercury Lounge—217 E. Houston St. 212-260-4700.

Roseland Ballroom—239 W. 52nd St. 212-247-0200.

Terminal 5—610 W. 56th St. 212-582-6600.


Bell House—149 Seventh St. 718-643-6510.




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