LongHouse Reserve’s Rites of Spring season opener is tomorrow and I absolutely can not wait! Oh how I love this magical place. All are welcome to come and visit the grounds in East Hampton on Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Works by Kiki Smith, Takashi Soga, Grace Knowlton, Sui Jianguo and Ronald Bladen will be unveiled. Seriously, I can’t wait! www.longhouse.org
The Parrish’s annual Spring Fling benefit is sold out for tomorrow night but tickets are still available for the Salon Series tonight with Kimball Gallagher at 6 p.m. And the online auction at CharityBuzz.com is still going strong through May 7 and anyone can participate. www.parrishart.org | www.charitybuzz.com/parrishartmuseum
Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have teamed up for the second annual New Works Festival, which starts tonight, Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. with “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler; continues tomorrow with “The Green Heart” by Charles Busch and Rusty Magee and finishes on Sunday with “Plane Play” by Julia Brownell. Each play will feature a talkback with the playwright afterward. A panel discussion moderated byTony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport will follow Saturday’s performance. www.baystreet.org
The Southampton Arts Center opens “East End Collected” tonight. The group show was curated by Paton Miller, one of our faves! A reception will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. www.southamptoncenter.org
More good art stuff with more friends –Solar gallery in East Hampton is showing work by Darlene Cherneco, Christa Maiwald, Roy Nicholson, Maria Schon and more, opening on Saturday, April 25, with a reception from 10 a.m. to noon. www.artsolar.com
The Chamber Music Festival hosts The Miro Quartet on Sunday, April 26, at 5 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Read all about it here: http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/the-miro-quartet-brings-transcendence-to-the-bridgehampton-chamber-music-festival-spring-concert-37216 And reserve tickets here: www.bcmf.org
All this writing is making me hungry. Good thing that Long Island Restaurant Week starts on Sunday, April 26 and continues for eight days, ending on Sunday, May 3. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix fixe for $27.95 all night, every night they are open except Saturday when the menu will only be offered until 7 p.m. South Fork participants this year include1 North Steakhouse, Cowfish and Rumba in Hampton Bays and Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue so saddle up and head west. http://www.longislandrestaurantweek.com/dine.php.