Hankering for some drama this summer? Head west to Quogue and check out “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” written by Christopher Durang and staged by the Hampton Theatre Company. The show–starring Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Jane Lowe Amanda Griemsmann, Eduardo Ramos and Smeralda Abel– opens this weekend and runs through June 12. An audience talkback with members of the cast and the director will follow the performance on June 2.
Artist Liz Gribin’s work is featured in the Romany Kramoris gallery in Sag Harbor from now through June 16. Stop in and check it out.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is putting on some Jazz en Plein Air: Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Quartet on Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. If you haven’t been to this series yet this year, this weekend with the Grammy nominated, Argentina born, and New York-based pianist Emilio Solla and his Tango Jazz quartet will be a real treat. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the outdoor performance and sunset views.
The “Every Village Has a Story: Places” group exhibit opens with a reception at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum on Friday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, which sounds super cool, will run through June 27. I’m pretty pleased with this feature I wrote about it for the Sag Harbor Express. Hope you enjoy it too.
Also on Friday night, the Lynn Blue Band will play at Coast Grill in Noyac from 7 to 10 p.m., which should be a totally rockin’ good time.
On Saturday, artist Casey Chalem Anderson will be feted at the Eileen Fisher store in East Hampton from 4 to 7 p.m. for her “Ocean and Flower Field Paintings” exhibition. Bring your checkbook. A percentage of the gorgeous art proceeds will benefit the Peconic Land Trust.
The big kickoff to the summer also happens on Saturday, May 28, as it does every year. Be sure to stop by the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons annual ARF Designer Showhouse reception and sale (GREAT finds at super reasonable prices!) at the ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack from 5 to 8 p.m. Now in its sixth year, the fundraiser will feature the genius design talents of Sam Allen, Tracey Cavaniola, Nancy Corzine, John Stedila and Tim Button, Lynda Sylvester and Eldon Wong. The event is Co-Chaired by Gordon Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis and Marshall Watson and this year’s Honorary Chair is Mary McDonald. The sale continues on Sunday and Monday. All proceeds will benefit ARF and the organization’s dedicated work to find loving homes for animals in need.
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon will perform “How Long Has This Been Going On” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Read more about my quick and quippy conversation with Mario in this week’s Sag Harbor Express.
Support art and a novel idea at a two-part reception for “The Golden Age of Rock ‘N Roll.” The first will be held as dual reception and grand opening celebration at The Studio in East Hampton on Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. That show features photographs by Jack Mitchell, Chris Foster, Karen Bystedt, Marcia Resnick, David Gamble, Steven Pike, Susan Wood, Lori Pavsner and Steve Joester. Another reception, for “The Golden Age of Rock ‘N Roll: Part II” will be held on Sunday, May 29, at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, featuring paintings and photographs by Bonnie Lautenberg, EJ Camp, Laura Benjamin, Evad, Adoni Astrinakis, Steve Joester and Jason Poremba. The group exhibit was curated by Karyn Mannix and Andrea McCafferty.
Lastly, buy your tickets for the Southampton Cultural Center‘s first-ever benefit gala, An Evening of Wine and Roses, which will be held on Sunday, May 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club. This fundraiser is a good price and it promised to be great fun. I’ll see you there!
More to come in the morning. Cheers to an awesome season!