Hamptons Hot Picks: Saturday, March 4

Cold, schmold. The Hamptons calendar knows no such thing as inclement weather, even in March. There’s plenty of cool things to do tomorrow. Here are a few of my favorites.

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ZIMA! is happening in Montauk on Saturday. Yay! Photo stolen from Kate Mueth.               Hope she doesn’t mind.   : )))

Kate Mueth and The Neo-Political Cowgirls present ZIMA! On Saturday, March 4, starting at 2 p.m. Bundle up and journey through downtown Montauk to find a whole slew of hidden Goddesses while enjoying some truly magical theater in celebration of winter. Fun for the whole family, this full scavenger hunt takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how fast or slow you go. $5 per person. Sponsored by The Montauk Playhouse.

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The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons is hosting a Roundtable discussion on organic pest and disease control on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon a the Bridgehampton Community House. Pamela Harwood will moderate.

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Art Unprimed’s “Terra,” a new group exhibition opens at the gallery in Sag Harbor on Saturday, March 4, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Participating artists include: Scott Bluedorn, Jane Martin, Mica Marder, Charles Ly, Bruce Lieberman, Dalton Portella, Michele Dragonetti, Traute Worschech, Will Ryan, Dennis Leri, Francisco Aliotta, Jessica Dalene. Bluedorn will give an artist’s talk from 5 to 6 p.m. The show hangs through March 19.

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The Hamptons International Film Festival is hosting a screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m.

Southampton Historical Museum is opening the “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry” exhibition with a reception on Saturday, March 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion. It will remain on view through December 30, 2017.

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One Billion Rising is TODAY

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Peacefully protesting violence against women, the Ne0-Political Cowgirls and The Retreat will join together for “One Billion Rising” today, Sunday, February 12, starting at at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

As part of the JDT Lab, the event, inspired by Eve Ensler’s global movement, invites the entire community out for written words, song and dance for all, to end violence against women. Appropriate for all ages, the performance is free for all, but donations for The Retreat–the only domestic violence shelter on the East End–will be accepted at the door.

Need Some Cheering Up? Three Hot Events TODAY

I don’t know about you but I could sure use some fun right now! Here are a few happenings for today and tonight that should do the trick.

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Rock out with Kate Mueth and a bunch of other cool chicks at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett tonight and help raise some dough for girls and women in need.

croppedscarlet-letter-nov-2016Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor opens “The Scarlet Letter” today. The Literature Live! performance stars Chloe Dirksen (yay for you Chloe!!) as Hester Prynne, a married woman who becomes a social outcast. After an adulterous affair, she conceives a daughter during her husband’s long absence. She is required to wear the letter “A” for adultery on the breast of her gown. Refusing to name the father, Hester is forced to live a life set apart from nearly everyone she knows. The show stages through November 26.

 

 

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Feel like heading into the city for a good cause? Tonight’s a good night for it, as the  Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will host its 19th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction. The evening, which starts with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. at Cipriani Wall Street, will be held in honor of footwear industry icon and former Hamptons resident Vince Camuto and will be hosted by Chris Wragge of CBS 2 News show “This Morning, plus Roger Daltrey of The Who will also perform.

 

 

 

Halloween Hamptons Hot Picks: Part II

Even with that giant list from yesterday, there’s still a scary good number of activities that I haven’t yet covered. Here are the rest of my top picks for this unbelievable busy weekend.

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The Amagansett Food Institute & Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls are bringing “Hysteria,” an immersive and haunting terror experience, to the Amagansett Farmers Market this weekend. The outdoors experience allows groups of 10 audience members to move through this guided journey approximately every 12 minutes to experience vignettes of “hysteria.” “Hysteria” runs from 7 to 10 p.m. each night, from Friday, October 28, through Sunday, October 30. Hot cider, donuts, sweet treats and wine will be available for purchase, through 10 p.m.This experience is for ages 13+. All tickets are $20 at the door.

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Jack Ferver might not be intentionally working the dress-up holiday vibe but he’s certainly got us worked up into a frenzy (one might call it a fervor, haha) over his “Chambre” at the Watermill Center on Saturday, October 29, starting at 5 p.m. This program, which was developed during the artist’s residency at Watermill in 2014, is the final performance of the 2016 reACT season. Not only is this hybrid interdisciplinary performance and art installation a piece that tackles the timeless tension and widening gap between the “haves” and the “have nots,” it’s also inspired by a real-life MURDER case by a pair of French maids who beat their employers to death. Interesting. Tickets are $30 and grant access to a pre-show cocktail reception.

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“Manurhin” by Jackie Black.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is bringing back its annual “Artists Choose Artists” exhibit. The group show opens with a members reception on Sunday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features the work of 21 artists, seven who chose and 14 who were chosen. Juror Tina Barney with Dinah Maxwell Smith and RJT Haynes; Juror Lynda Benglis with Garrett Chingery and Saskia Friedrich; Juror Donald Lipski with Suzanne Anker and Ben Butler; Juror Tony Oursler with Jackie Black and Marianne Weil; Juror Jorge Pardo with Anne Bae and Monica Banks; Juror Cindy Sherman with Bill Komoski and Toni Ross; and Juror Leo Villareal with Karin Waisman and Almond Zigmund. Learn more about it here, in a feature I wrote for the Sag Harbor Express.

And lastly, for now, Long Island Restaurant Week has also returned. The 10th annual fallcheers-over-food promotion kicks off on Sunday, October 30, and will run through Sunday, November 6. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix fixe for $27.95, all night, every night, except Saturday when the menu may only be offered until 7 p.m. Each restaurant will serve a unique menu with a minimum of three appetizers, three entrées and three desserts during the promotion. Venture out and explore the island and a few new places to dine.

 

 

Hey Hamptons, Get Out There and Do Something!

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It’s not too late to sign up for the Neo-Political Young Cowgirls Workshop at Guild Hall in East Hampton, which starts TODAY, Tuesday, September 20, and runs through October 20. The workshop meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Girls ages 8 through 12 will explore issues they care about through exercises, journaling and theater games to create their own mini-dance theater pieces that they will direct and perform. A safe, fun, and free environment to support girls in their unique voices and creative expression. Anything goes! Email Jennifer here to register.

latin-dance-salsa-partyDanceFusion at the Southampton Cultural Center is presenting free Latin Dancing instruction tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Rogers Memorial Library in the village. The class will help you prepare for a fun Salsa Party on the Southampton Arts Center grounds on Sunday, September 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Fun! Fiesta! Danza!!

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As part of the Thinking Forward Lecture Series, “Well Well Well,” presented by the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center and the Eastern Long Island NAACP, Dr. Katrina Meachem will talk about hypertension at the BHCCRC on Wednesday, September 21, at 7 p.m.

The Parrish Art Museum is inviting members of the community to apply for its Docent Program, the first time it is being offered in four years. Docents are volunteer educators and Parrish ambassadors, serving the Museum and its community by bringing art to life for hundreds of visitors each year. Those interested are encouraged to apply before September 30, and are asked to commit to eight months of training and two years of volunteer service. No prior experience in the arts or public speaking is necessary, and the Museum requests a minimum of only 35 hours of service per year. Applicants may review the docent program and download the Parrish docent handbook and application at http://parrishart.org/docentprogram.

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The Alex Ferrone Gallery on the North Fork has issued a Call for Artists for its National Juried Small Photographic Works Exhibition on the theme of “The Circle.” Judged by Charles A. Riley II, PhD, art critic, curator and historian, submissions must depict how the circle(s) plays an integral role in composition, form, design and/or subject matter of the PHOTOGRAPHIC image. Prizes from Olympus and Berger-Bros Camera, Duggal Visual Solutions, Abbot Art Framing, and Abatelli Realty. Submit entries here at CallForEntry.orgClick here for more information.

Lastly but certainly not leastly,  in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Retreat in East Hampton is accepting monetary donations to go towards new clothes and shoes for victims of domestic abuse. Held in association with Goodcircle, the drive has been kicked off with generous support by DJ Hart in Sag Harbor. Click here to donate. 

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For Lovers, And Others

Even though the weather is predicted to be frigid, this weekend promises to be HOT. Here are a few of the many activities that are sure to satisfy.

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Love soars at any time of the year at LongHouse Reserve.

Let your love soar at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton by taking a special tour with horticulturist Alex Feleppa on Saturday, February 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Or to honor everlasting love, give the gift of perennial blooms in your loved one’s name. How sweet!

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The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is urging everyone to participate in a Hearts for Art social media campaign by celebrating the love of art and Valentine’s Day. Throughout the weekend, Museum visitors are invited to pick up a paper heart at the Visitor Services desk and place it in front of their favorite work on display in the galleries. Guests are encouraged take photographs of their “art crush” and share it on their preferred social media platform using #parrishartmuseum and #heartsforart.

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The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is holding a special Valentine’s Open House and Low Cost Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the adoption center in Wainscott. Vaccines and microchipping will be offered for a mere $10 each. Also on Saturday, ARF will take part in Operation Puppy Love, and will be on hand at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton to accept 30 rescue dogs from Puerto Rico. Lastly, the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack will be holding a Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale From Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 15.

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The Lynn Blue Band will perform sparkling love songs at Wolffer Vineyard in Sagaponack on Saturday, February 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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The Neo-Political Cowgirls are putting on a One Billion Rising event at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Sunday, February 14, at 2:15 p.m. to benefit The Retreat. The celebration of dance, song and spoken word will include performances and lots of fun for the whole family.

 

 

 

Young Cowgirls Performance Photos

Thanks to Kate Mueth for sharing photos from the Young Cowgirls Workshop performance at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Sunday. Enjoy these photos by Becky Lester from “Dance in My Garden.” Learn more about Cowgirls of all varieties at www.npcowgirls.org.