1. The Purple Xperience: A Tribute to Prince with Special Guest Don’t Believe in Ghosts
Friday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m.
The Purple Xperience, a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. Led by Matt Fink (a/k/a Doctor Fink, Grammy Award winner and member of Prince and The Revolution from 1978 to 1991).
Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 673-7300 • paramountny.com
2. Paradise Garden Festival
Sunday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and enjoy a touch of paradise in the winter garden at Planting Fields. There will be live music and free activities throughout the day in all areas of the park where you will see gorgeous tropical plants, colorful orchids, palm trees, begonias, ferns and more.
Where: Planting Fields Coe Hall Historic House Museum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
Info: (516) 922-8678 • plantingfields.org
3. Book Talk: The Art of Living Other People’s Lives by Greg Dybec
Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
Long Island author and managing editor of Elite Daily will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, a funny, brash and insightful collection of twenty never-before-published stories that will strike a chord with anyone struggling to balance their IRL selves with their virtual ones.
Where: Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington
Info: (631) 271-1442 • bookrevue.com
4. The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd with THE WALL Theatrical Extravaganza! A sublime performance, with top-notch musicians and a brilliant stage setting completely out of the ordinary.
Where: The Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury
Info: (516) 334-0800 • venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com
5. Norman Rockwell and Friends: American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection
Open through March 5
Norman Rockwell, the quintessential American illustrator, anchors an impressive new exhibit of iconic artwork from the collection of Mort Künstler, a gifted artist and a discerning collector of important American illustration. Encompassing 75 paintings and sketches acquired over decades, “Norman Rockwell and Friends: American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection” is the first time this important private collection is on public view.
Where: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
Info: (631) 351-3250 • heckscher.org
6. Film: “Matronio All’Italiana” (Marriage Italian Style)
Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m.
A 1963 Italian romantic comedy featuring Marcelo Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. Tea refreshments provided by SerendipiTEA. Baked goods courtesy of Coffeed Port Washington.
Where: Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington
Info: (516) 767-1384 • landmarkonmainstreet.org
7 Film: “The Salesman”
Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife in this slow-burning domestic suspense from Academy Award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation).
Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Info: (516) 829-2570 • goldcoastarts.org