There are so many things to do here in the Hamptons this weekend, I’m already in need of a nap and it’s not even 8 a.m. on Friday. Here’s a taste of some of the events for today and tomorrow. More Hot Picks coming before Sunday; after I rest up.
Have a happy, fun and safe holiday!
* The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with music by DJ Faze tonight starting at 10. Tomorrow, Saturday, Faze spins from 1 to 6 p.m., and again starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, it’s Jazz and Bossa Nova Brunch with music by Ludmilla and Marcello from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tunes by DJ VH1 starting at 10 p.m. www.soleeast.com/restaurant
* The Parrish Art Museum’s “Sounds of Summer” series begins tonight, Friday, May 22, with music by The HooDoo Loungers at 6 p.m. Also, don’t forget that there’s free admission to the museum for military personnel and their families now through Labor Day. www.parrishart.org
* Hope to see you at the “A Whale of A Show” reception tonight at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. The work remains on view through June 21. http://www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org
Here’s a link to the piece I wrote about it in the Express this week: http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/a-whale-of-a-show-brings-salt-air-to-the-sag-harbor-whaling-historical-museum-37755
* Tune in to 102.5 WBAB today at 3:30 p.m. to hear all about my Hot Picks and more during Afternoons with Walker Vreeland!
* Hampton Theatre Company is staging “Hay Fever” through June 7 in Quogue. www.hamptontheatre.org.
* Tomorrow, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a Basketball Clinic For Boys And Girls Ages 7-10 to Benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at John Marshall School Gymnasium in East Hampton. Sponsored by The East Hampton High School Key Club, The NY Knicks, and spearheaded by EHHS student/ basketball player August Gladstone, the clinic will teach kids drills and skills, scrimmage and more. All skill levels welcome. A fun and supportive learning environment. For more information, email August firstname.lastname@example.org or call 329-7130.
* Also on Saturday, Guild Hall in East Hampton will honor the legacy of William (Bill) King at 11 a.m. In the evening, at 7 p.m., there will be a one-night-only live performance of “The Thirteen Clocks” by Strangemen & Co. www.guildhall.org
* The Watermill Center in Water Mill will offer a Saturdays @ WMC family activity day from 1 to 6 p.m. The program begins with a tour of The Watermill Center grounds at 1 p.m., followed by a special workshop at 3 p.m. led by Shane Weeks, prominent member of the local Shinnecock Nation and upcoming artist-in-residence at The Center. The first half of this workshop will explore the craft and culture of native dream catchers. The second half will introduce Shinnecock Nation dance practices. The workshop will be followed by an outdoor reception. www.watermillcenter.org
* Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton is opening “Womanhouse” group exhibit with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. www.ericfirestonegallery.com
* The B-52s will party it up at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. I saw this band at Jones Beach years ago. They put on a heck of a show! www.whbpac.org
* Orion Weiss returns to the Southampton Cultural Center for another classic Pianofest performance on Saturday at 7 p.m. The SCC Distinguished Artist and 2015 Mentor will play works by Beethoven and American Composers Gershwin, MacDowell & Keith Jarrett in Honor of Memorial Day. http://www.scc-arts.org