Stepping Out

Voice of a generation

An evening with Janeane Garofalo

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On Stage

Janeane Garofalo

The comedian-actress, who reigns as the queen of the alt-comedy scene, is eager to speak her mind on her current stand-up tour. Considered by many as an American institution since she first burst on the scene in 1992, the outspoken activist has plenty to say, in her own inimitable comedic style. Known for her incisive, cynical sense of humor, the SNL alum has branched out into many memorable film and TV roles, including the final season of NBC’s “The West Wing.” Garofalo’s informed opinions and unflinching honesty on topics ranging from everyday life to pop culture inspire laughs and strike a chord with audiences everywhere. Often a lightening rod for controversy, Garofalo finds a way to get her point across with her trademark sense of humor.

Friday, April 27, 8 p.m. $38. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater,  232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

In Concert

New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic hits the road bringing its Lincoln Center vibe to Long Island, under the baton of Edward Gardner in his debut with the orchestra. Gardner, the chief conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and former music director of the English National Opera, will conduct the orchestra in Debussy’s Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Sibelius’s Pohjola’s Daughter. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, artist-in-residence, makes his final appearance with the orchestra in that role. “Written by the 28-year-old Claude Debussy, his Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra (1890) is another very rarely performed piece, in what seems to be my season of neglected piano concertos,” Andsnes says about his performance. “There is so much beauty in the Fantaisie, its slow music feeling like a warm-up for his ingenious Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, which would appear four years later.”

Friday, April 27, 8 p.m. $120, $90, $60. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.