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Long Island Concert & Event Calendar April 5-12, 2012


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PIT BULL @ RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
Going to a Pitbull concert is like going to a club–except your friend Armando (bet you didn’t know his real name) happens to be dancing and performing on the stage. To say Mr. Worldwide gets the audience involved during his concerts is an understatement. Not in a way that detracts from the performance, but rather in a way that makes it more entertaining. This is a concert you won’t regret spending some extra money for. So go on, spend some time on Planet Pit,  Dale! Friday, 4.6. 8 p.m. Also 4.7.—Lindsay Christ


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KEVIN JAMES @ NYCB THEATRE  
Mineola native Kevin James will practically perfor in his backyard when he hits the stage at Westbury. Best known as the stocky and sports-obsessed delivery man on King of Queens, James’ roots in the local comedy scene date back to his early days doing stand-up at Richie Minervini’s East Side Comedy Club in the late ’80s/early ’90s. And although James foisted the execrable Zookeeper on the masses, his work with fellow comic-turned-sitcom-star Ray Romano remains some of his best work. Monday, 4.9. 7:30 p.m.—Dave Gil de Rubio

THE TING TINGS @ WEBSTER HALL
Incredibly popular in Europe, this Mancunean duo has been M.I.A. for the past four years after making quite a splash with its 2008 debut We Started Nothing and its subsequent hits “Shut Up and Let Me Go” and “That’s Not My Name.” With the brand-new follow-up Sounds from Nowheresville, the Ting Tings add to its New Wave-kissed dance-pop with nuances of rock-steady (“Soul Killing”), ethereal ballads (“In Your Life”) and Paul’s Boutique-era Beastie Boys (“Hang It Up”). With MNDR. Tuesday, 4.10. (Also 4.11.) —DGdR

FORMATTING FOR FACEBOOK @ NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Predicted to hit the 1 billion user mark this August, it was only a matter of time before Facebook infiltrated the art world. In an exhibit where social networking is mashed up with the world of contemporary art, NY artist Steven Salzman uploads his bold, digital images in the three-part horizontal rectangle format seen in the new Facebook timeline. One series composed entirely of striped plastic drinking straws meticulously cut and glued onto rectangular boards took weeks for the artist, drawing inspiration from advanced physics and astronomy, to complete. Salzman discusses his art at the museum May 12 at 3 p.m. Ongoing through Sunday, 7.8.—Jaclyn Gallucci

 

THURSDAY 4.5

Dark Pop 4 @ Last Rites Gallery
Nudes, monsters, creepy creatures, pop culture references and everything in between. Through 4.8.

It’s Always SUNY BeerPong Tourney @ Nutty Irishman Bay Shore, 9 p.m. $1000 cash and prizes.

Raul Midon @ Joe’s Pub, 9:30 p.m.

The Joey Gay Comedy Show @ Brokerage, 8 p.m.

Our Lady Peace @ Bowery Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Tyler Hilton @ Ollie’s Point

Live in the Lobby: Delights of Nothing, Ghosts of Electricity @ Patchogue Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Chick Corea @ Highline Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Naval Enlisted Reserve Meeting @ Marine Corps Center, 7:30 p.m. Open to all maritime service, reserve, active, vets and all shipmates.

Citizen Cope @ City Winery, 8 p.m.

 

FRIDAY 4.6

Bruce Springsteen @ Madison Square Garden Not unlike Bruce Springsteen’s last tour that had the weight of Danny Federici’s death hanging over it, this string of concert dates carries a similar specter in the shape of Clarence Clemons’ passing last year. Heading out in support of Wrecking Ball, his seventeenth studio album, Springsteen continues down the same, vitriolic outrage that percolates throughout 2002’s The Rising.  Harnessing his best stadium-sized bombast, the Boss takes on the plight of the middle class, railing against an economic environment that’s proved to be fertile ground for rampant unemployment and loads of corporate avarice. This quartet of post-Clarence Garden dates will undoubtedly be as emotionally draining as Springsteen’s swing through Nassau Coliseum back in 2008. Through 4.9.—DGdR

Easter Weekend @ McFadden’s, 9 p.m.-midnight. Easter egg drop for prizes and drink specials; $25 three-hour open bar.

Who’s Line is it, Anyway? Comedy Competition @ Brokerage, 10:30 p.m.

Weird Science: The Ultimate ’80s Experiment @ Napper Tandy’s Miller Place

Karaoke @ Stephen Talkhouse, 10 p.m.

The War on Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8 p.m.
With Ape School & The Everymen.

Bone Awl/Villains/Negative Plane @ St. Vitus, 9 p.m.

Playboy Bunny Party Spa @ Zachary’s, 10 p.m. Video release party for Mike L’s “Can’t Come Down”.

Enter Shikari @ Irving Plaza, 7 p.m.
With At The Skyline & Letlive.

In Other Words @ Vibe Lounge, 5 p.m.
With Once My Way, Forever, We Were, Made in March, Wargrave, They All Float & The Shipman Inquiry.

Screaming Females @ Bell House, 8 p.m.

David Johansen @ Highline Ballroom, 8 p.m.

FILM: Harvey @ Bay Street Theatre, 8 p.m.

Big Laughs @ YMCA Boulton Center, 8 p.m. With Tim Homayoon, Sherry Davey and Buddy Fitzpatrick.

Tim Krompier @ Governor’s Comedy, 8 p.m. Also 4.7.

The Deep Blue Sea @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Also 4.7 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Chris Monty @ Brokerage Comedy,  8 p.m. Also 4.7.

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun @ Stephen Talkhouse Best known for being the guitarist in Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen of “Hot Rod Lincoln” fame, Bill Kirchen has continued wielding his trademark Fender Telecaster while serving up a rich mix of rockabilly, jazz, Bakersfield honky-tonk and blues. With a sound that’s been dubbed dieselbilly, the Connecticut native remains a vibrant recording artist, with 2010’s Word to the Wise being his latest outing and a project featuring cameos by famous fans Elvis Costello, Maria Muldaur, Nick Lowe and Dan Hicks.—DGdR

Mid-Life Crisis @ Ollie’s Point, 7:30 p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars @ Brooklyn Bowl, 8 p.m. With Leroy Justice. Also with J. Dickinson 4.7.

Anoushka Shankar @ City Winery, 8 p.m.
Through 4.8.

The Rapture @ Bowery Ballroom
Also with Ava Luna 4.7 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Eric Tartaglione @ McGuire’s Comedy, 8 p.m. Also 4.7.

 

 

SATURDAY 4.7

Nada Surf @ Webster Hall
With An Horse. Also with Milagres on 4.8 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Cirque Du Soleil Michel Jackson Immortal World Tour @ Nassau Coliseum, 8 p.m. Created to pay tribute to the legacy of Michael Jackson, this show combines breathtaking visuals with Michael Jackson’s signature music and dance moves. Also 4.8 at 4 p.m.—Michael Ventimiglia

Sausage Fest @ Middle Country Beer Garden, 4 p.m.

Luchyana’s 2012 Swimwear Line Runway Show @ Glo, 10 p.m. Crystal Water Collections, Emaury girls.

Opening Day @ Long Island Game Farm, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open for bottle feeding!

Hide the Eggs Hip Hop Easter Bash @ Broadway Bar, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. An Easter event for the 21+ crowd, only $5 entry with cheap drinks all night. Long Island rappers Justin Michael, High Quality, Indian Summer, Madbeast, and Bravo will be performing. —Michael Ventimiglia

Big Shot Early Show @ Nutty Irishman Farmingdale, 9 p.m.

Anthem Idol, On-Field Host And PA Tryouts @ Bethpage Ballpark, 9 a.m.
For details visit www.liducks.com.

Saved by the ’90s @ Napper Tandy’s Smithtown

Baby Johnson @ Stephen Talkhouse, 10 p.m.

Strecker/Mean Machine @ Painters

The Magic School Bus Live @ NYCB Theatre, 2 p.m.

 

SUNDAY 4.8

Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 @ Highline Ballroom, 8 p.m. With Zozo Afrobeat & DJ Rich Medina.

 

MONDAY 4.9

NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping @ Bell House, 7 p.m. An hour of puzzles, games and trivia hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with music by Jonathan Coulton.

Long Island Writers Guild @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.

Community Bible and Fitness Week @ Calvary Baptist Church, 5:30-8 p.m. Register at www.cbcriverhead.org. Through 4.13.

FDNY vs. NYPD Benefit Hockey Game @ Nassau Coliseum, 1 p.m.

Kevin Costner & Further West @ City Winery, 8 p.m.

XXL 2012 Freshman Class Live @ Best Buy Theater, 8 p.m.
With Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea & French Montana.

The Horrors @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8 p.m. With The Night Beats. Also 4.10 with Small Black.

Further @ Beacon Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Through 4.18.

TUESDAY 4.10

Adriana Trigiani @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.
Author of The Shoemaker’s Wife.

Benjamin Busch (The Wire, Generation Kill) @ Strand Books, 7 p.m.

The Grandest Tasty Tuesday of Them All @ Tap & Barrel, 8-11 p.m. With Rodenbach.

RA Dickey (NY Mets) @ Barnes & Noble Midtown East, 11:30 a.m.

Mana @ Madison Square Garden, 8 p.m. Also 4.11.

Psychic Night @ The Lark, 6-9 p.m.

Carole King @ Barnes & Noble Union Square, 7 p.m.

Pulp @ Radio City Music Hall, 8 p.m. Also 4.11 with Jeffrey Lewis.

Trainspotting @ Cinema Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. Join scientists Anne Churchland & Rob Martienssen of Cold Spring Harbor Lab for an entertaining exploration of the science of addiction, followed by Danny Boyle’s classic movie.

Alabama Shakes @ Mercury Lounge The first great buzz band of 2012, Alabama Shakes is a quartet hailing from its namesake state that counts David Byrne, Adele and Booker T. Jones as early fans. With nearby Muscle Shoals serving as an inspiration, the Shakes have thrown in gritty soul and edgy southern rock into a blender that has them sounding like Sharon Jones fronting the Drive-By Truckers.  Between the foursome’s rousing SXSW performances and its brand-new (and eagerly-awaited) full-length debut Boys and Girls, these NYC shows promise to be a killer introduction to the New York music scene’s hoi polloi.  With Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. Also 4.12 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg.—DGdR

Author Alyson Richman @ Smithtown Library, Commack Branch, 7 p.m. Richman reads from her latest book, The Lost Wife.

Jules Radino (Blue Oyster Cult) @ Painter’s

Alice Smith @ City Winery, 8 p.m.

Alice Hoffman @ Book Revue, 7 p.m.
Author of The Dovekeepers.

Mastodon/Opeth @ Roseland Ballroom
With Ghost.

Families Making Art Together @ Nassau County Museum of Art, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hands-on art making for children and their adult companions. Also 4.12 & 4.13.

Lake Ronkonkoma @ Sachem Public Library, 7 p.m.
Enjoy a tantalizing glimpse into a bygone era in our own backyard with vintage images of this one-time summer paradise for the wealthy.

 

THURSDAY 4.12

Rachel Dratch (SNL) @ Apple Store Greene Street, 6 p.m.

Joe Starr @ McGuire’s Comedy, 8 p.m. Through 4.15.

White Rabbits @ Webster Hall, 7 p.m.

The Fray @ Radio City Music Hall, 8 p.m.

Fake Problems @ Ollie’s Point, 6 p.m.
With Fortune & Spirits, Let Me Crazy, Soda Bomb & Party In Alaska.

RC Smith @ Brokerage Comedy, 8 p.m.
Through 4.15.

Will Sylvince (Def Comedy Jam) @ Brokerage Comedy, 8 p.m.

Stony Brooklyn: Crystal Stilts & Slothbear @ University Café, Stony Brook. 8 p.m.

 

 

VENUE INFORMATION

Nassau County
Brokerage—2797 Merrick Rd, Bellmore. 516-785-8655. www.brokeragecomedy.com
Glo—737 Merrick Ave., Westbury. 516-794-8022. www.glownightclubli.com
Governor’s—90 Division Ave., Levittown. 516-731-3358. www.govs.com
Marine Corps Center—605 Stewart Ave., Garden City. 516-526-0144.
McFadden’s—210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. 516-442-2600. www.mcfaddensrvc.com
Nassau Coliseum—1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. 631-920-1203. www.nassaucoliseum.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
NYCB Theatre at Westbury—960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. www.thetheatreatwestbury.com
Oh My Girls—140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800. www.ohmygirls.com
Ollie’s Point—140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590. www.clubloaded.com
Vibe Lounge—60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-208-6590. www.vibeloungeli.com
Zachary’s Lounge—1916 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-794-9770. www.zacharysny.com

Suffolk County
Bay Street Theatre—The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500. www.baystreet.org
Bethpage Ballpark—3 Belt Drive South, Central Islip. www.liducks.com
Book Revue—313 New York Ave., Huntington. . www.bookrevue.com
Broadway Bar—198 Broadway. 631-753-1975.
Calvary Baptist Church—515 Riverleigh Ave., Riverhead
Cinema Arts Centre—423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-FILM. www.cinemaartscentre.org
John W. Engeman Theater—250 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. www.johnwengementheater.com
The Lark—93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. 631-262-9700. www.thelarkpubandgrub.com
Long Island Game Farm—638 Chapman Blvd., Manorville. www.longislandgamefarm.com
McGuire’s—1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. 631-467-5413. www.mcguirescomedyshows.com
Middle Country Beer Garden—1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. www.muls.com
Napper Tandy’s—15 E. Main St., Smithtown. 631-360-0606; 275 Route 25A, Miller Place. 631-331-5454. www.nappertandys.com
Nutty Irishman Bay Shore—60 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-9700. www.thenuttyirishman.com
Painters—416 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven Hamlet. www.paintersrestaurant.com
Patchogue Theatre— 71 East Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1300. www.patchoguetheatre.com
Ripe Art Gallery—67A Broadway, Greenlawn. www.ripeartgal.com
Sachem Public Library—150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook
Smithtown Library, Commack Branch— 3 Indian Head Rd., Commack
Stephen Talkhouse—61 Main St., Amagansett. 631-267-3117. www.stephentalkhouse.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

Manhattan
Apple Store SoHo—72 Greene St. www.apple.com
B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill—237 West 42nd St. 212-997-4144. www.bbkingblues.com
Barnes & Noble—160 E. 54th St., Midtown East; 33 E. 17th St., Union Square. www.bn.com
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. www.boweryballroom.com
City Winery—155 Varick St. 212-608-0555. www.citywinery.com
Highline Ballroom—431 W. 16th St. 212-414-5994. www.highlineballroom
Irving Plaza—17 Irving Pl. 212-777-6800. www.irvingplaza.com
Jack Tilton Gallery—8 E. 76th St. www.jacktiltongallery.com
Joe’s Pub—425 Lafayette St. 212-539-8778. www.joespub.com
Last Rites Gallery— 511 W. 33rd St. www.lastritesgallery.com
Madison Square Garden—2 Penn Plaza. 212-465-6741. www.thegarden.com
Mercury Lounge—217 E. Houston St. 212-260-4700. www.mercuryloungenyc.com
Radio City Music Hall— 1260 Sixth Ave. www.radiocity.com
Strand Books—12th Street & Broadway. www.strandbooks.com
Webster Hall—125 E. 11th St. 212-353-1600. www.websterhall.com

Brooklyn
Bell House—149 Seventh St. 718-643-6510. www.thebellhouseny.com
Brooklyn Bowl—61 Wythe Ave. 718-963-3369. www.brooklynbowl.com
Music Hall of Williamsburg—66 N. Sixth St. 212-486-5400. www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com
St. Vitus—1120 Manhattan Ave. www.saintvitusbar.com

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