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On Stage

The Amazing Max

The Amazing Max (aka Max Darwin) is ready to delight everyone with his clever antics. Darwin conjures up a magic show with a mind of its own, uniquely different every time he performs. He makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and even performs “miracles” inches from spectators’ faces. The props onstage seem intent on surprising even Darwin himself. This out-of-control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy, and loads of audience participation. He earned “The Amazing Max“ moniker for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show holds appeal for all ages, resulting in a custom experience that the audience will carry with them long after the magic on stage concludes.

Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m. $25, $20, $15. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

In Concert

Crystal Bowersox

The singer-songwriter, runner-up on “American Idol” Season 9, stops on Long Island on her current concert tour. A northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, Bowersox has built her life around music. Her love for music developed at an early age from a need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Bowerrsox was able to direct her energy and emotion. For her, music was always the most effective form of catharsis, and she would play for anyone, anywhere. In her own words, “my guitar was an appendage. I couldn’t live without it.” Bowersox draws on her various influences — across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country — to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, encompassing many genres without falling neatly into one category.

Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m. $35-$45. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.