Five Things To Do This Weekend (Jan. 12-14)

By Joseph Marasciullo
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Purple Xperience, a renowned Prince tribute band, performs at The Paramount tonight. Photo/Facebook/The Purple Xperience

Purple Xperience, a renowned Prince tribute band, performs at The Paramount tonight. Photo/Facebook/The Purple Xperience

1. The Purple Xperience | Prince Tribute
Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
at The Paramount (370 New York Ave., Huntington)
Tickets: $20-$40

The Purple Xperience, a five-man Prince tribute band from Minneapolis, hits The Paramount tonight. Purple Xperience was conceived in 2011 by Matt Fink and Marshall Charloff, both of whom previously worked with Prince. Charloff serves as the frontman and lead singer for the tribute due to his ability to imitate Prince’s unique musical style. The other members of the band include Tracey Blake on lead guitar, Ron Long on bass guitar, Ron Caron on drums and Cory Eischen on keyboard. Doors for what will be Purple Xperience’s second show at The Paramount are set to open at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at Paramountny.com.

“Reiki” treatment is a Japanese style of stress-reduction therapy that works by channeling the positive energies of one’s body. Photo/Isabelmartinventura.com

“Reiki” treatment is a Japanese style of stress-reduction therapy that works by channeling the positive energies of one’s body. Photo/Isabelmartinventura.com

2. Energy Healing Sessions with channeled readings
Saturday, Jan. 13, 12 noon-6 p.m.
at The Mystic Crystal (12 West Carver St., Huntington)
Cost: $88

The Mystic Crystal is an alternative medicine health service run by Isabel Martin-Ventura. Her “Energy Healing Sessions” promises to feature“hands-on reiki energy healing and higher guidance and insight from spirit.” The Mystic Crystal specializes in Reiki healing, a Japanese style of stress-reduction therapy that works by channeling the positive energies of one’s body. This Saturday’s session will run 45 minutes with Martin-Ventura and promises to help those who attend “gain clarity and a new perspective.” Reservations can be made at Isabelmartinventura.com.

Finley's is located at 43 Green St. in Huntington village.

Finley's is located at 43 Green St. in Huntington village.

3. Cabaret Dance Theater at Finley's
Saturday, Jan. 13, 8:30-11 p.m.
at Finley's of Green Street (43 Green St., Huntington)

Finley’s is known for their wide variety of musical events, such as NOOM, or Northshore Original Open Mic night, which give original musicians an opportunity to show their stuff. The pub also hosts live music events each Saturday; this week’s featured performance is a live Cabaret-style dance theater. For more info, call Finley’s at 631-351-3440.

Macaron 5 CHIC is one of many vendors at the weekly winter farmers market hosted in Huntington. Photo/Facebook/Macaron 5 CHIC

Macaron 5 CHIC is one of many vendors at the weekly winter farmers market hosted in Huntington. Photo/Facebook/Macaron 5 CHIC

4. Huntington Winter Farmers Market
Sunday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Jefferson Primary School (235 Oakwood Road, Huntington)

The Huntington Winter Farmers Market is going strong each Sunday through March 25. Now in its seventh season, the market was conceived as a way for local growers to sell their products in an extended season, and improve access for consumers to obtain local, sustainable and organically-produced food. The market also features the talents of local musicians along with family activities such as children’s crafts. It’s all held indoors at Jefferson Primary School, and this week will feature the music of Rorie Kelly. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2AWl4xH.

Long Island-native Kevin James got his start in Huntington back in 1989. He'll return this Sunday with a stand-up performance at The Paramount. Photo/Facebook/Kevin James

Long Island-native Kevin James got his start in Huntington back in 1989. He'll return this Sunday with a stand-up performance at The Paramount. Photo/Facebook/Kevin James

5. Comedy Night With Kevin James
Sunday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.
at The Paramount (370 New York Ave., Huntington)
Tickets: $49.50-$99.50

Long Island-native Kevin James is bringing his stand-up act to The Paramount this weekend as part of his latest cross-country tour. The comedian, famous for comedies like “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “The King of Queens,” and his current show “Kevin Can Wait,” will also be performing next month in Huntington on Feb. 11. James has been performing live stand-up since 1989, when he made his debut at the now-defunct East Side Comedy Club in Huntington. His debut stand-up special “Sweat the Small Stuff” premiered in 2001, and he has a new Netflix-produced stand-up special coming out this year as well. Doors for this Sunday’s performance open at 6 p.m. Tickets for are still available, but going fast, and can be purchased at Paramountny.com.