Normally at this time of year, I’d admonish everyone to get ready for the onslaught. But it feels like that’s already happened this year. No doubt, it’s going to be a doozy. My updated warning. Two words. Power naps.
* Rogers Mansion in Southampton has two big art receptions tonight, Friday, May 15, “Into The Deep: Paintings By Paton Miller” and “Views of Southampton: Paintings by Pat Garrity.” Stop by from 4 to 6 p.m. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org
* Photographer Ellen Watson will be feted with a reception at GeekHampton in Sag Harbor for her “As I Have Seen It” exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. www.ellenwatsonphotography.com
* Over at the Parrish, it’s “Spring Family Night: The Art of Stop Motion Animation” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to build sets and create short animated films with teaching artists from The Good School in a fun-filled evening for the entire family. Creative projects inspired by the Permanent Collection will also be available in the Lynne and Richard Pasculano Studio. www.parrishart.org
* Southampton Cultural Center will stage a “Singers Showcase – an Evening of Song” tonight at 7:30 p.m. Performers include: John Balzer, Brian Clemente, Julie Crowley, Jessica Fitzpatrick, Adam Fronc, John Hudson, Aaron Kaufman, Nancy Picone, Mitchell Robin, Robert Stafford, John Tusa, Josephine Wallace, Susan Wojcik and more, with Peter Pece on the piano ad Valerie diLorenzo serving as the emcee.
Tomorrow night, Saturday, May 16, also at the SCC, Pianofest Distinguished artist Fei-Fei Dong will perform at 7 p.m. www.scc-arts.org
* St. Peter’s Chapel in Springs will host a super cool “Old Stone Stroll” garden tour from 3 to 6 p.m. On view, the extraordinary gardens of: Laurie Anderson, Constantino Nivola, Judith and Gus Leiber, and more. Call 631-329-0990 for tickets.
* Dan Rizzie celebrates the publishing of his new book, a self-titled monograph, at Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton on Saturday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. www.petermarcelleproject.com
* Shelby Lynne returns to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m.
* HitFEST presents “Shakespeare on Wine” at the Bridgehampton Community Center at 7 p.m. www.hitfest.org
* Guild Hall in East Hampton will screen Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge” at 7 p.m. The National Theatre Live performance will be broadcast from London’s West End. www.guildhall.org.
* Marder’s “Big Show” opens on Saturday at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. www.silasmarder.com Here’s a link to the preview I wrote for the Express: http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/small-scale-in-a-big-show-at-silas-marder-gallery-in-bridgehampton-37626
* Shoutout to my friend Judy, who is always in my heart. xoxo
* Make sure to visit tomorrow for more Hamptons Hot Pick for the week. Cheers!