Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lord Huron with James ApolloSounds of the nature echo throughout these Wild West anthems sung by Ben Schneider, who formed this up-and-coming indie folk quintet from Michigan. Their debut full-length album, Lonesome Dreams, two years ago, is so steeped in country imagery it’s fit for a camping trip soundtrack. With the like-minded, even bluesier opening act, James Apollo. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30, $35 DOS. 8 p.m., July 17.Soldier RideThe annual long-distance bicycle tour and fundraiser is back to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping returning veterans transition recover from war wounds and to civilian life. The first 25-mile leg starts in Lindenhurst and ends at Overlook Beach. That’s followed by a 5K from Amagansett to Sag Harbor. Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway. woundedwarriorproject.org $60 9:30 a.m. July 18. Ocean View Farm, 551 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett. $60 9 a.m., July 19.Great South Bay Music FestivalBlues legend B.B. King, jam band Moe. and local rockers Taking Back Sunday headline this three-day, bay front music fest—billed as the largest such event on Long Island—on four stages covering a variety of genres. It includes typical festival fare such as food tents, beer gardens as well as arts and crafts. Bring sunscreen. Shorefront Park, Rider Avenue, Patchogue. greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com $29.99 one-day, $94 weekend pass. 5 p.m., July 18, 1 p.m. July 19, 12 p.m. July 20.Electronic Musicians CollectiveThis group of electronic artists who roll jazz and blues into high-energy dance songs as well as groovier dub jams have joined forces to expose Long Island to the genre-blending sound. Emceed by Huntington’s own electronic musician, MEME. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $5 Members/$10 Public. 10 p.m., July 18.Gogol BordelloRussia invaded the Crimean peninsula. So now the Ukrainian gypsy punk Wonderlust Kings from the Lower East Side are invading Long Island with their surreal, debaucherous act. It’s only fair. Don’t forget to wear purple. With special guest Man Man. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30, $40 DOS. 8 p.m., July 18.LIU Post Chamber Music FestivalThis three-week series kicks off its 33rd summer season with The Pierrot Consort, featuring flutist Susan Deaver, violinist Dale Stuckenbruck, violist Veronica Salas, cellist Maureen Hynes, pianist Heawon Kim, and guest violinist Nam-Sook Choei Lee performing Ravel Piano Trio in A minor, Joan Tower “Rising” for flute and string quartet and Richard Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13. Continues through Aug. 1. Hillwood Recital Hall, LIU Post, Brookville. liu.edu/post/chambermusic. $12; seniors and students $8. 8 p.m., July 18. Sandra BernhardThe actress/singer/comedienne brings her live show, “Sandyland,” that blends theatre, rock-n-roll and stand-up with a little burlesque, cabaret and her band, The Flawless Zircons, to the East End as part of the Hamptons LGBT Comedy Festival. Read a prior interview she did with the Press last year. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45. 8 p.m., July 18.Dennis DeYoung of StyxDomo Arigato, Mr. Roboto! We’re still not sure what that means—but who cares?!? Dennis DeYoung the founding member of Styx will perform (we can only hope) hits like “Mr. Roboto” and “Come Sail Away” (a six-minute adrenaline-filled work of musical genius) and several other blasts-from-the-past that made the prog rock band from Chicago a nationwide sensation. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$79.50. 8 p.m., July 19.The Wayans BrothersThey’re keeping it all in the family. Shawn, Marlon, Damon, and Keenen Ivory Wayans have had tremendous success as comedians, actors, producers, and writers over the past three decades since sketch comedy TV series “In Living Color,” the “Scary Movie” series, the 2004 blockbuster “White Chicks” and even Shawn and Marlon’s own ‘90s sitcom “The Wayans Bros.” Now see these four hilarious brothers on the latest stop of their nationwide stand-up and sketch comedy tour. This dream team’s unique brand of irreverent humor, with impressions and kooky characters galore, will have you rolling in the aisle by the end of the night. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $$62.50-$138.30. 8p.m., July 19.Red Bull Global RallycrossStart your engines! This high-flying Volkswagen Rallycross race is all speed without the breaks, sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Series leader Scott Speed will be vying for the top prize alongside Rallycross superstars Nelson Piquet Jr., Steve Arpin And Rhys Millen and other crossover stars. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. rbgrcny.com $29-$40.80. 9 a.m., July 19-20.Anti-FlagThe seditious Pittsburgh punkers celebrating 20 years as a band arrive three days prior to the release of their latest album, A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013. And they’re still just as pissed. With opening acts Screaming Females, Worlds Scariest Police Chases and Gangway! Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 7:30 p.m. July 19.James R. Hansen Book SigningThe bestselling author will be in Montauk signing copies of his latest book, A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf. Montauk Downs scenic 18-hole course is among the golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, considered to be one of the game’s most innovative golf course architects and the subject of Hansen’s latest biography. The book will be discounted to $20 for the appearance. Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, 50 South Fairview Ave., Montauk.11 a.m., July 19.The William Floyd Estate in Mastic, as taken by Long Island artist/photographer Xiomaro, who was commissioned by the National Park Service to document the historic site. His photos will be on display July 4 through Aug. 17, 2014 at the Patchogue Watch Hill Terminal. The William Floyd Estate Comes to PatchogueA reception for a selection of photographs, commissioned by the National Park Service, by Long Island artist/photographer Xiomaro capturing the historic William Floyd Estate in a new light. The exhibit will be on display along with select artifacts from the Estate, at the Watch Hill Ferry Terminal through Aug. 17. Read more about William Floyd and the exhibit in this recent Press feature. Might as well take the ferry to the beach from there! Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, 160 West Ave., Patchogue. nps.gov Free. 3 – 6 p.m., July 20.Lee Grant Book SigningMeet the legendary actress and pioneering director overcame a dozen years on the Hollywood Blacklist to win two Oscars—one for going head-to-head with Warren Beatty in the ‘70s sexy classic, Shampoo, and the other for her acclaimed documentary, Down and Out in America. She’ll be talking about all that and signing her new book, I Said Yes to Everything, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $6 Members/$11 Public. 7:30 p.m., July 21.Snow WhiteThe legendary fairy tale is making a comeback, sort of. Snow White fans packed movie theaters earlier this year for the prequel, Maleficient starring Angelina Jolie, which pushed the story of Snow White and the seven dwarves back into the public consciousness. Parents can re-live the Disney magic once again—with the kids, of course—on stage instead of the big screen. We hear Prince Charming is making an appearance. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $14.40-$18.50. 11 a.m., July 22.Ted NugentThe wild, no-holds-barred rocking master of the “shut up ’n’ jam” heats up Huntington for a night with The Nuge his fans may never forget. This American guitar hero from Detroit has been blasting away for years at convention and he won’t stop kickin’ ass until hell freezes over—or they stop making Gibsons that look like Old Glory with strings. Want to catch some “Cat Scratch Fever”? Go for it, guys. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35, $76.50. 8 p.m., July 21.Quiet RiotC’mon feel the noise! Headbangers will be out in force for this ‘80s metal show headlined by Quiet Riot. With fellow metal bands Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys and Gilby Clarke of Guns ‘N Roses fame. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $20, $25. 8 p.m., July 23.Pole Position Raceway OpensThe chain of indoor motorsports entertainment facilities opens their first location on Long Island, touting the fastest electric karts on the East Coast, hitting speeds up to 45 mph. The 120,000-square foot facility boasts two quarter-mile tracks. It also features adult karts for racers who are at least 58 inches tall and separate junior karts for kids who are at least 48 inches tall. Pole Position Raceway, 40 Daniel St., Farmingdale. polepositionraceway.com 11:30 a.m., July 23.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Arielle Martinez and Timothy Bolger
It almost happened this year. If not for a last-minute hiccup against Auburn in the opener or a land-mine trap game at Arizona State, Oregon might have done that this season.Instead, the Ducks will have to learn the lessons from those mistakes and make that run in 2020.MORE: Highlights, scores, updates from Oregon’s Rose Bowl winThe Rose Bowl Game showed how that could be possible. Oregon didn’t play its best game. Herbert finished 14 of 20 for 138 yards and an interception. The Ducks had just 66 rushing yards on 30 attempts. It was more of a gut-it-out-game with the Badgers than the 45-38 shootout they played in Pasadena in 2012.But Oregon limited Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to 94 yards on 21 carries, and the Badgers never led by more than six points. Herbert’s 30-yard touchdown run, one of his three rushing scores in the game, gave the Ducks the go-ahead score with 7:41 remaining. Oregon didn’t score again, but it didn’t need to: The Ducks’ defense limited Wisconsin to 4 yards on nine plays over the next two drives.It was the kind of game Oregon needed to win to show it’s ready for that Playoff conversation again. After all, the Ducks are the only Pac-12 team to win a Playoff game, even though 2014 seems like ages ago. With Cristobal, the Ducks are building a different kind of contender. It’s not the long-term project Mike Bellotti built from the ground up, or the lightning fast flash-and-dash teams Chip Kelly pushed to the brink of a national championship.Cristobal is building off the lessons learned as a player at Miami and as an assistant coach at Alabama from 2013-16. Cristobal has elevated the Ducks’ recruiting with recruits such as Kayvon Thibodeaux, who will be joined next fall by five-star linebackers Justin Flowe and Noah Sewell — brother of Sporting News All-American tackle Penei Sewell. The offense might get talented Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman via the transfer portal to replace Herbert, and the uniforms will always stay fresh with that Nike label.Think about it. Of the teams with 11 or more wins that played in the New Year’s Day 6 this season, which team do you think will make a Playoff run? Penn State has to deal with Ohio State in the always-tough Big Ten East division. Florida has to deal with Georgia, who has to deal with LSU and Alabama. Oregon, meanwhile, has a chance to reestablish its dominance in the Pac-12 and earn a couple more national championship shots. The Ducks will be a hot Playoff pick in 2020 as a result.WOLF: Oregon’s win is Pac-12’s loss in Playoff race The next College Football Playoff contender grew up at the Rose Bowl Game on Wednesday.No. 7 Oregon finished off a 28-27 victory against No. 11 Wisconsin with that vintage aggressive style on a 28-yard pass from Justin Herbert to Juwan Johnson on the final drive of the game. The Ducks capped off a 12-win season that included a Pac-12 championship and showed why Mario Cristobal has this team inching closer toward a Playoff berth for a conference searching for respect. For the Pac-12, that seems like the best-case scenario after missing the Playoff each of the last three seasons. Chris Petersen left Washington, and USC appears headed for another year of hot-seat talk involving coach Clay Helton. The Huskies and Trojans both visit Autzen Stadium next year, but not before Ohio State — the team that crushed the Ducks 42-20 in the first championship game of the Playoff era.Oregon went 20-17 over the next two-plus seasons under Mark Helfrich and Willie Taggart before Cristobal took over.The Buckeyes come to Autzen Stadium on Sept. 12. Then we’ll see how much Oregon has grown up.