Stepping Out

The '80s come alive with Jessie's Girl

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On Stage

Jessie’s Girl

Grab your best neon and tease that hair; the ‘80s are returning, in the form of Jessie’s Girl. The band of NYC’s top rock-pop musicians and singers gets everyone into that “Back To The Eighties!” vibe with their popular concert experience. With a lineup including four pop-rock vocalists — dressing and performing as ‘80s icons — and a band whose members’ performances have been described by the ‘80s artists themselves as “spot on” (Debbie Gibson), “amazing” (Tiffany) and “super tight” (MC Hammer) this show remains the definitive ‘80s experience. Throw on top of that a load of super-fun choreography, audience participation, props and costumes — and you have a party that audiences don’t want to leave. Jessie’s Girl has mastered over-the-top renditions of the decade’s most vibrant songs, all while dressed up as the unforgettable characters of that time. Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and many others come to life right before you. This is theater meets live music, smothered in ‘80s glitz.

Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $30, $25, $15. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.

In Concert

A Tribute To Stax

Composer-keyboardist-arranger Joe McGinty and his Loser’s Lounge — the eclectic collective of NYC’s downtown rockers, singers, comedians, actors and entertainers — bring their tribute to the unstoppable music of the mighty Stax Records to Long Island. A New York institution for over 25 years, The Loser’s Lounge performs regularly at Lincoln Center and at Joe’s Pub at The New York Public Theater. McGinty and his ensemble honor pop stars and validate the zeal of music fans. The premier Southern Soul label — from Memphis, Tenn. — Stax is the home of legendary artists including Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MGs, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, The Staples Singers, The Sweet Inspirations, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Linda Lyndell, and many more classic soul icons. The Joe McGinty Seven and their eclectic cast of singers take on the Stax catalog, including “Green Onions,” “Soul Man,” “Knock on Wood,” “Sitting on the Dock of The Bay,”” Hold On I’m Coming,” “Who’s Making Love,” “Respect Yourself,” “Mr. Big Stuff,” “Walk On By,“ “Hard To Handle,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” and many more timeless songs. It’s a lively night Southern Soul, Loser’s Lounge style.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $55. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. (516) 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.