FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US @ TAP & BARREL
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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KEVIN DEVINE @ OLLIE’S POINT
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
ANDREW WK @ OLLIE’S POINT
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
GOV’T MULE @ BEACON THEATRE
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
LOS LOBOS @ CITY WINERY
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
CASSANDRA WILSON @ THE BLUE NOTE
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
Cut Ups @ Islip Art Museum
Holiday exhibit featuring works made of cut and molded paper. Through 1.25
Louis Comfort Tiffany @ Nassau Museum
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
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.
New York Dolls @ Irving Plaza
Jacked/Afrojack/BobbyBurns @ Roseland Ballroom
Cro-Mags @ Highline Ballroom
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Bell House
Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5
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
Lagunitas Beer Sampling @ A & R Beverage, Seaford
Great South Bay Tasting @ Bay Shore Beer
Eric Tartaglione @ McGuire’s
Wildlife Oddities @ Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Holiday Hop @ Patchogue Theatre
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.
B @ City Winery
Johnny Winter @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Steel Panther @ Irving Plaza
The Million Man Mosh featuring Living Colour & 24-7 Spyz @ Highline Ballroom
Jim Florentine “I’m Your Savior” @ Brokerage
Northport Chorale Auditions @ Northport High School, Choir Room
Visit www.northportchorale.org 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.
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. www.brokeragecomedy.com
Dizzy Lizard Saloon—736 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. 516-483-2337. www.thedizzylizardsaloon.com
Farmingdale Library—116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale.
Glo—737 Merrick Ave., Westbury. 516-794-8022. www.glownightclubli.com
Jackie Reilly’s Bar & Grill —3964 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. 516-731-7544. www.jackiereillys.com
Library Café—274 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-752-7678. www.thelibrarycafe.com
McFadden’s—210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. 516-442-2600. www.mcfaddensrvc.com
Mr. Beery’s—4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. 516-731-9579. www.mrbeerys.com
Mulcahy’s Wantagh—3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 516-783-7500. www.muls.com
Nassau County Museum of Art—1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516-484-9337. www.nassaumuseum.com
Nutty Irishman Farmingdale—323 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-293-9700. www.thenuttyirishman.com
OMG! Oh My Girls—140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800. www.ohmygirls.com
Ollies Point—140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590. www.clubloaded.com
Planting Fields Arboretum—1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. 516-922-8670. www.plantingfields.org.
Social Sports Lounge & Kitchen—1002 Hempstead Tpke, Hempstead
Vibe Lounge—60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-208-6590. www.vibeloungeli.com
Woodmere Lanes/Backstage Nite Club—948 Broadway, Woodmere. 516-374-9870. www.woodmerelanes.com
Zachary’s Lounge—1916 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-794-9770. www.zacharysny.com
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. www.bookrevue.com
Brookhaven Amphitheater—55 S. Bicycle Path, Farmingville. 631-732-4011. www.brookhavenamphitheater.com
Cinema Arts Centre—423 Park Ave., Huntington 631-423-FILM. www.cinemaartscentre.org
Club 56—56th Fighter Group, 7160 Republic Airport, Farmingdale. 631-694-8280. www.56thfgrestaurant.com
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center—305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills. 631-656-2148. www.dhpac.org
Fin’s Pub—4608 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale. 631-645-5152
Gallery North—90 N. Country Rd., Setauket. 631-751-2676. www.gallerynorth.org
Gateway Playhouse—215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. 631-286-1133
Islip Art Museum—50 Irish Ln., East Islip. 631-224-5402. www.islipartmuseum.org
Katie’s of Smithtown—145 W. Main St., Smithtown. 631-360-8556. www.katiesofsmithtown.com
Lark Pub & Grub—93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. 631-262-9700. www.thelarkpubandgrub.com
Lily Flanagan’s— 528 Main St., Islip. 631-581-1550
Lizard Lounge—4589 Sunrise Hwy, Bohemia. 631-244-7300. www.lizardloungeli.com
McGuire’s Comedy Club—1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. 631-467-5413. www.mcguirescomedyshows.com
Mulcahy’s Centereach—1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. 631-696-1111. www.muls.com
Napper Tandy’s Northport—229 Laurel Ave., Northport. 631-757-4141. www.nappertandys.com
Nutty Irishman Bay Shore—60 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-9700. www.thenuttyirishman.com
Paramount—370 New York Ave., Huntington
Patchogue Theatre— 71 East Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1300. www.patchoguetheatre.comSL East—44 Three Mile Harbor Rd in East Hampton Scene—70 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack. 631-543-4177. www.linights.com
Staller Center—Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. www.stallercenter.sunysb.edu
Stephen Talkhouse—61 Main St., Amagansett. 631-267-3117. www.stephentalkhouse.com
T.J. Finley’s—42 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-647-4856. www.tjfinleys.com
Tap & Barrel—550 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown. 631-780-5474. www.52taps.com
University Café—Stony Brook University, Nichols Road, Stony Brook. www.stonybrook.edu
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center—76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500. www.whbpac.org
YMCA Boulton Center—37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.org
B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill—237 West 42nd St. 212-997-4144. www.bbkingblues.com
Blue Note—131 W. 3rd St. 212-475-8592
Beacon Theatre—2124 Broadway. 212-465-6500. www.beacontheatre.com
Best Buy Theater—1515 Broadway. 212-930-1950. www.bestbuytheater.com
Bowery Ballroom—6 Delancey St. 212-533-2111. www.boweryballroom.com
City Winery—155 Varick St. 212-608-0555. www.citywinery.com
Gramercy Theatre—127 E. 23rd St. 212-777-6800. www.thegramercytheatre.com
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. www.irvingplaza.com
Mercury Lounge—217 E. Houston St. 212-260-4700. www.mercuryloungenyc.com
Roseland Ballroom—239 W. 52nd St. 212-247-0200. www.roselandballroom.com
Terminal 5—610 W. 56th St. 212-582-6600. www.terminal5nyc.com
Bell House—149 Seventh St. 718-643-6510. www.thebellhouseny.com