Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
“Half Step,” a “Grateful Dead” tribute band from Long Island, will be performing at the Space at Westbury. The group puts in a lot of attention to detail in order to make the experience feel no different than attending a Grateful Dead concert. They even use similar instruments, amplifiers and effects as the actual band.
Where: The Space at Westbury: 250 Post Ave., Westbury, NY 11590
Info: 516-283-5566 or thespaceatwestbury.com
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.
Port Jefferson’s 24th annual Dickens Festival begins next Saturday. The streets of the village will be filled with popular characters from the works of celebrated writer Charles Dickens. Characters people may run into include Father Christmas, Dickens Mayor, Scrooge, the Town Crier and chimney sweeps.
Where: 118 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Info: 631-473-4724 or portjeff.com
A Holiday Evening with Loss4Words and Friends
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Loss4Words Productions will be holding its fourth annual benefit concert for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Long Island. Several talented musicians from the tri-state area will be performing for this cause. Admission to the event is free with the donation of an unwrapped toy.
Where: G’s, 157 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, NY 11552
Info: 516-414-8210 or eventbrite.com
The End of America
Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
Back by popular demand, “The End of America” will be performing at the Long Island Museum. The group’s musical stylings is a blend of three-part harmony, rock and Americana. The band was voted “Most Wanted” artist during the 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Advanced tickets are on sale for $20 until Dec. 6. After that, tickets can be purchased prior to the show for $25.
Where: Long Island Museum, 1200 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Info: 631-751-0066 or sundaystreet.org
Ceramic Vintage Christmas Tree Trucks
Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Hammer and Stain Long Island will be having a special workshop in honor of the holiday season. Participants can paint their own ceramic Christmas tree truck and/or Christmas tree. There won’t be any kiln firing required for this project, and attendees could take their items home with them that night. Each tree will come with a multi-colored light kit, though there will also be clear light kits available for $8. Participants can also use “snow” to add as a decoration. The workshop is only for those 21 years of age or older. Registry for the event ends on Monday, Dec. 2, at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Hammer and Stain on Long Island, 15 Main St., Sayville, NY 11782
Info: 631-891-5524 or hammerandstainli.com
The Cult- A Sonic Temple
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m.
Hard rock group “Cult” will be performing songs from their ten studio albums at the Paramount. The group’s performance at Coachella 2014 earned immense praise from critics, who hailed them as incendiary, ground-breaking and transcendent. Ticket prices for the event range from $30 to $99.50.
Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743
Info: 631-673-7300 or paramountny.com
The Front Bottoms-Road to the Jam
Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.
The rock group “Front Bottoms” is coming to the Revolution Bar and Music Hall to perform. Their music is a combination of folk, punk, emo, post-hardcore, alternative rock and indie. In addition to six studio albums, the band also has eight EPs to their name. General admission to the event is $30 per person. Attendees must be 16 or older to gain entry.
Where: Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville, NY 11701