Good golly what a lot of events we have this weekend! I’m shocked that there are so many really great gatherings already so early in the season. If you’re so inclined, pick a few and enjoy the views.
But before you head out, make sure you’ve got a good hostess gift that’s good to go, if appropriate. Need a refreshing idea? Wolffer‘s got roadies. Enter the Wölffer Estate Rosé Drive Thru in Sagaponack at The Wine Stand. Running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays of holiday weekends.
If speed is what you need, then buckle up and head to PechaKucha at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday night at 6 p.m. Featuring rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End, PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 20, includes nine guests who will quick talk through 20 slides in 20 seconds each. It’s a blast. I’ve done it and lived to tell the tale. This particular roster includes: Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, artist Monica Banks, marine captain Andy Brosnan, psychotherapist Jody Cross, filmmaker/videographer Kate Gilroy, WordHampton founder Steve Haweeli, sculptor Robert Mojo, painter and educator Jon Mulhern, and Hamptons ArtHub founder Pat Rogers.
Also on Friday, the Bridgehampton Historical Society opens “Path the to Presidency” with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Looking for live tunes? Head to Townline BBQ in Sagaponack on Friday, June 2,for a listed to Wiggle Boy, or head even farther east to the Montauk Yacht Club for Patricia Padden on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and the Gissel Garcia Band on Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Hankering for a good house tour? You’re in luck. On Saturday, we’ve got Southampton Historical Museum‘s annual “Insider’s View” from 1 to 4 p.m.
Project Most also has a great Saturday event slated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its “Give a Kid a Summer” charity tag sale in East Hampton includes fun, food and activities, plus the chance to win a Tesla. Far out!
Dig a little deeper into your soul and learn something at the free “Thinking Forward Lecture Series 2017,” featuring an Immigration Forum with Carmelia Taylor at Margo’s Cottage at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center on Saturday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Remember- It is not a crime to be an immigrant. We are united and we are here together to say we will protect immigrant communities. Carmelia Taylor will discuss general concerns about immigration, ways to obtain immigration benefits for you and your family and possible paths to legalization. Immigrants are urged to prepare a plan in case they face detention or deportation proceedings. It is suggested that they keep an emergency list, know who to call in case there’s a problem and to make an emergency plan for their children. The need to identify who is going to be responsible for the children in case there is a detention. Learn how to talk to children about the threat of deportation. If you are an illegal parent it is suggested that you “tell your children you are not a bad person. You came here because you wanted a wanted a better life for yourself; you wanted a better life for your children.”
Speaking of kids, CMEE in Bridgehampton is hosting a reception for “Thirty Squared” on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Curated by Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery, the exhibition features work by Susan D’Alessio, Gail Gallagher, Kimberly Goff, Aubrey Grainger, Pat Hadley, Barbara Jones, Dana Little Brown, Keith Mantell, Lucille Berrill Paulsen, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Pamela Thomson and Maureen Travers.
On Saturday night, Southampton Arts Center is hosting its first summer exhibition, “Hand-Picked: Selections from the Buhl Collection,” curated by Henry Buhl and Ryan Russo (and featuring a whole lot of works by our friend Dorothy Frankel!) opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and featuring a gallery tour with Henry Buhl on Sunday, June 4, at noon.
Or|and you can kick up your heels at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center‘s annual Barn Dance at Kilmore Farm in Wainscott. That event, also benefitting East End kids, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Looking for some more theatrical entertainment? Don’t forget there’s “Angry Young Man” staging at Guild Hall in East Hampton, “The Man in the Ceiling” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and “Alarms and Excursions” by Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue.
And of course, we absolutely can’t forget “An Evening of Wine and Roses,” the Southampton Cultural Center‘s second annual benefit fundraiser, which will be held at the Southampton Social Club on Sunday, June 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Definitely buy tickets for this one!