Weekend Happenings in the Hamptons

FRIDAY, January 18, 2019


The Sag Harbor Express is hosting another of its terrific panel series. This one is a Conversation About The Role of Community Journalism in a World of Modern Media, which will be held on Friday, January 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Panelists include: Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times Magazine, Michelle Rea of the New York Press Association, Kathryn G. Menu of the Sag Harbor Express, Joseph Shaw of the Press News Group and Vera Chinese of Newsday. The event will be moderated by Gavin Menu and Bryan Boyhan of the Sag Harbor Express. Lunch will be included. Click here for tickets. 



All Star Comedy returns to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, January 18. Hosted by Joseph Vecsey, featured comedians include Jacob Williams, Oscar Collazos and Reg Thomas. Don’t bring the kids to this one. According to Bay Street, there’s a “possibility of raunchy, social, and political humor.”



Lynn Blue plays Townline BBQ in Sagaponack on Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m.  A little bird told me that she and the boys are also at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m.


SATURDAY, January 19

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Guild Hall in East Hampton opens its 27th Student Art Festival with a reception on Saturday, January 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. The free event welcomes visual and performing artists from 14 schools and homeschools. The opening festivities will include performances by the East Hampton High School Dance Team, the East Hampton Middle School Dance Team, A&G Dance Co., the Amagansett School Chorus, the East Hampton High School Jazz Band, students Towa Achenbach, Max Eberle, and Hannah Helfenbein, and more.


As part of its Winter Concert Series, Jonathan Howe will give a piano recital at the Bridgehampton Museum on Saturday at 7 p.m.



In the City: Luann de Lesseps of “The Real Housewives of New York” will perform her #CountessandFriends nightclub act at Feinstein’s 54 Below on Saturday, January 19.

SUNDAY, January 20



The Sag Harbor Partnership will screen “First Reformed,” starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried on Sunday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The film will be followed with a talkback with the writer/director Paul Schrader–you might know him from “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull”–and Cinema programming head Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan. Get your tickets here.




The Springs Tavern  is hosting a Chili Cook Off on Sunday, January 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participating restaurants and chili makers include: the hosting site (Springs Tavern), Townline BBQ, The Clubhouse, A Kitchen for Liam, Highway, Peter Ambrose and East Hampton Sportsmen Alliance. The event will benefit Springs Food Pantry and Share the Harvest Farm.   Get your tickets here. 



The Muses Southampton will host the annual Love Bites tasting event to benefit Katy’s Courage on Saturday, January 26, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., with a snow date is set for Saturday, February 9. The event will feature music by DJ Michael of East End Entertainment, a silent action, Golfers Dream Raffle and tastes from recognized chefs and restaurants, including: Events by Peter Ambrose, Elegant Affair, Art of Eating, The Clubhouse, Bell and Anchor, Saaz, Smokin Wolf BBQ, Golden Pear Café, Grace & Grit, The Mill House, Almond Restaurant, Scotto’s, Silver Spoon Catering, Backyard Brine, Erica’s Rugelach, Dreesen’s Donuts, Jerri’s Cakery and Cupcakes, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cakes, Sag Harbor Baking Company, Shock Ice Cream, Hampton Coffee Company, Chopin Vodka, Montauk Hard Label, Saratoga Water, Montauk Brewing Company, Mezcal Dona Sarita, Diplomatico Rum  and C & W Distributors. For tickets, please visit  www.katyscourage.org.





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