A quick look at what’s happening on Long Island this week.
1) Peter Cetera
Friday, June 3, 8 p.m.
Singer Peter Cetera established himself as one of the most recognizable voices of his generation as the lead singer of the band Chicago, singing the band’s breakthrough his “25 or 6 to 4” and many others before going solo in the mid 1980s. As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six top 10 singles, including two No. 1s, “Glory of Love” and “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant.
Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info: (516) 247-5200 • www.thetheatreatwestbury.com
2) Christopher Macchio, Tenor of the 21st Century
Saturday, June 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Christopher Macchio is a gifted performer with a tenor voice of exceptional power and beauty. A classically trained tenor from the Manhattan School of Music, the New York native has been wowing audiences the world over by combining his golden-era sound with an emotive stage presence that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Where: Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Info: (516) 922-9200 • http://www.plantingfields.org
3) Jackie ‘The Jokeman” Martling
Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.
Comedian Jackie Martling was a key member of the team that made Howard Stern the “King of All Media!” as co-host and head writer of the infamous radio morning show. Martling and Stern teamed up when Stern was broadcasting for NBC and parted ways when Stern was still a terrestrial radio star. Martling, who played himself in Stern’s autobiographical film Private Parts, continues to pursue fame as a standup funny man.
Where: Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore
Info: (516) 785-8655 • http://tickets.brokeragecomedy.com
4) KTUphoria: Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Backstreet Boys
Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m.
KTUphoria returns to Wantagh for the 2016 edition featuring a star-studded line-up headlined by “Mr. Worldwide” Pitbull, with The Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Niles Rogers, The Chainsmokers, Mike Posner and Bebe Rexha also performing. The official pre-party celebration, starting at 3 p.m. on the concourse level, will feature KTU resident DJs mixing, special artist appearances as well as interactive displays from some of today’s hottest brands.
Where: Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
Info: 516-221-1000 • www.jonesbeach.com
5) Chris Hardwick
Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m.
Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster perhaps best known as host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning nightly comedy game show @midnight with Chris Hardwick. Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries and hosts AMC’s Talking Dead, the highly rated weekly live after show which airs as a platform to discuss The Walking Dead.
Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 673-7300, ext. 303 • www.paramountny.com
6) Harvey Granat
Sunday, June 5, 3 p.m.
Granat, with special guest Cheryl Segall and very special guest Todd Gershwin, will perform “By George!” — The Genius of George Gershwin. The show will feature some of Gershwin’s greatest songs along with selections from the music of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers. Granat currently presents one of the most popular series at the 92nd Street Y. Following the concert, there will be refreshments. Tickets are $15 or 2 for $25.
Where: Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel, 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck
Info: (516) 482-5701 • www.scwculturalarts.org/emanuel-series/
7) Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
In Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, audiences are treated to a deliriously off-kilter New Zealand in which a massive manhunt is triggered by series of misunderstandings involving a young orphan and his gruff guardian. Starring Sam Neill, and newcomer Julian Dennison, Waititi has crafted a truly touching film that is remarkable in both its humor and its humanity. The file was an official selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Where: Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Market Pl, Port Washington
Info: 516-829-2570 • http://goldcoastarts.org