Hamptons Hot Picks for Saturday, May 9

Joan Osborne will play at the Ross School's benefit in East Hampton tonight, as will GE Smith.

Joan Osborne will play at the Ross School’s benefit in East Hampton tonight, as will one of our local favorite’s, the fantastic GE Smith.

A few clouds certainly aren’t going to slow us down today. There’s certainly no lack of things to do, so let’s get right to it!

* Eileen Duffy and select winemakers will talk about her book, “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island” at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill at 2 p.m. today. www.parrishart.org

* Today will be a FUN (and free!) Family Day at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the kids for guided tours on the half-hour, a treasure hunt, performances by East End students and more. www.longhouse.org

* Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton is also now open. Two events are slated for today: Building Your Soil, From Compost to Fertilizer with Paul Wagner of Treewise Organics and Watercolor Classes with artist/educator Lois Bender. Check the site for times and additional information. https://www.peconiclandtrust.org/bridge_gardens.html

* The inaugural 2015 Music for Montauk series kicks off today with a spring concert at the Montauk School at 4 p.m. featuring music for strings, voice and piano. The show will be followed by a reception at Gosman’s. www.musicformontauk.org Click here to read the feature I wrote about this series for the Sag Harbor Express. http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/a-daughter-of-montauk-comes-home-for-music-37543

* Dockers Waterside in East Quogue will host its big Season Kickoff Party (it’s always a BASH!) from 5 to 7 p.m. with music by Souled Out. www.dockerswaterside.com

* The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton will hold a “Grand Gallery Opening” reception from 6 to 8 p.m. with music by Mama Lee & Friends and artwork by Eric Ernst, Jim Gingerich, Sally Breen, and more. https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiteRoomContemporaryGallery

* Ross School’s annual “Club Starlight” is happening tonight at 6:30 p.m.! The talent at this rock-and-roll event, which will be held at the Upper School in East Hampton, will include Joan Osborne, GE Smith and more. www.ross.org

* Citizens for Access Rights is holding its annual fundraiser at 7 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, with live music by Mashup. www.citizensforaccessrights.com

* Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will screen a shortened live version of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at 8 p.m. www.baystreet.org

* The Southampton Animal Shelter’s benefit art show, “A Magic Menagerie,” will open with a reception tonight at the RJD Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor from 6 to 8 p.m. http://www.rjdgallery.com | www.southamptonanimalshelter.com

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