Three Totally Free Things to Do Today and Tomorrow


Thought this might get your attention. It’s from the “Now and Then” panel talk tomorrow night, featuring work by Audrey Flack, at the New York Academy of Art.

Going stir crazy after the big snow? Then get out there and do something!
Tonight, Tuesday, January 26, Guild Hall‘s free JDTLab staged reading will be “Extinction” by Gabe McKinley. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and will star Raye Levine, Kelsey Torstveit, Jon Kovach and Sawyer Spielberg. Directed by Megan Minutillo, the dark comedy is about two college friends whose annual outing of male-bonding and debauchery veers precipitously off course when unmet expectations spiral into a volatile showdown. Read all about what else is coming up in the really great program in last week’s Sag Harbor Express.
I’ll be there tonight. But before, I’m heading to dinner at The 1770 House, where there’s a $27 two-course prix fixe for those in the know who use the code “JDTL” when making reservations.
Tomorrow afternoon, head to Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton for a noontime talk, courtesy the Southampton Historical Museum, on Pyrrhus Concer & Captain George White: Two Friends Who Transformed Southampton. Learn all about how Southampton-born Captain George White and free ex-slave Pyrrhus Concer, an equally important person in our rich history, made a dozen voyages to the far east in search of whales. Based on ships’ logs and diaries, the fascinating story emerges about the rewards and perils of voyages at sea, and about an unlikely friendship forged between two men. Sounds pretty interesting.

Art by Audrey Flack


Up for an adventure to see one of the coolest ladies who also happens to live on the East End? Then head into the city tomorrow night for a panel discussion on “Now and Then:

Drawings from the 19th Century to the Present” at the New York Academy of Art featuring none other than the groundbreaking artist Audrey Flack. The free talk will be held on Wednesday, January 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will also include exhibit curators Peter Drake, Heidi Elbers and Alia Nour and artist Michael Grimaldi. The show will hang through March 6 and features works by Adolphe Appian, Léon Bonnat, Paul Chenevard, Charles Damour, Gustave Doré, Oscar Fehrer, Émile Friant, Sir John Gilbert, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, alongside 21st century artists Steven Assael, Margaret Bowland, Monica Cook, Inka Essenhigh, Michèle Fenniak, Audrey Flack, Michael Grimaldi, Jean-Pierre Roy and Edward Schmidt. Want to know more about Audrey Flack? Here’s a fun piece I got to write on her for the Sag Harbor Express.

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