Almost Labor Day Weekend Hot Picks: Saturday, August 27

I’ve got summer brain in the worst way. Don’t know if I’m coming or going. Anyone else out there need some reminders about what day it is, what to do and where to do it? This one’s for you. 

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I just love Margery Gosnell-Qua’s pretty entry into this year’s Box Art Auction.

The East End Hospice’s annual Box Art Auction will be held tonight, Saturday, August 27, at Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton. Stop in and pick up some terrific artwork and help raise funds for an amazing cause. Read more about East End Hospice and its annual Box Art Auction here, thanks to the Sag Harbor Express.

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Dianne Reeves photo by Jerris Madison.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation‘s annual gala will be held tonight at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature special musical performances by Grammy award-winning singer Dianne Reeves, nationally recognized pop vocal group The Company Men, and other special surprise guests. All of the funds raised throughout the evening will support groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.

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Matisyahu  will perform a free concert at the Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort in Montauk tonight, starting at 7 p.m.

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The Mark Humphrey Gallery in Southampton is hosting a reception tonight of new work. Stop by from 5 to 7 and check it out.

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It’s a big weekend for the Southampton Arts Center, which is putting on a huge slate of events. Today, it’s a free concert, courtesy Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People® on Tour program, starting at 4 pm.

A sneak peek for tomorrow, Sunday, August 28, the Wellness Series continues  at 11 a.m. with the final Yoga on the Lawn with Mary Angela Buffo of Ananda Wellness & Yoga Center. Class is one hour, multi-level. Bring your own mats and towels. Admission is $10. Then, from noon to 2 p.m., the weekly Jazz on the Steps is happening, featuring Ada Rovatti on tenor sax and Bill O’Connell on piano. Later, at 7 p.m, there will be a special indoor screening of the 2016 documentary film “Under the Gun,” produced and narrated by Katie Couric. The 110-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with panel members including John Feinblatt, President of Everytown USA & Joe Quint, Spokesman for Moms Demand Action NY. Admission is Free.

And of course, the big “Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies” exhibit is still hanging through September 11. The show explores the complex relationship between candidates’ representations in visual media and their carefully created and tightly controlled campaign images. Every presidential candidate constructs a public persona. From official portraits and campaign ads to selfies and televised debates, these images can influence voters’ decisions on Election Day.

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Speaking of Sunday, the Southampton  Cultural Center is offering a super biggie double-win with the American debut of Opera San Miguel and a Master Class Live with Maureen O’Flynn and four rising starts of Mexico, starting at 5:30 p.m. Cool.

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