Hot Picks: Smokin’ Gigs and Cool Art

Looking for something awesome to do tonight? I’ve got the sweet stuff and the super hot picks.

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Jambone photo by Dawn Watson

First off, I’ve got to give a shoutout to Jambone, playing at Mr. Beerys in Bethpage tonight starting at 8:45 and starring my man on drums. I know the gig’s not in town but it’s definitely worth the drive if you’re into jazz funk | great music!

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Also, Jon Divello is playing at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of the “smokin’ hot tunes” series. Stop in for a listen and for some yummy food and drinks.

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And Inda Eaton is playing out tonight too, during Songwriters Share at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton. The show, which is a fundraiser for Project Most, starts at 8 p.m.

Want to check out some terrific art before heading out on the town? Then stop by Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton from 4 to 6 p.m. to see the first-ever solo show opening of paintings by the talented Emma Ballou. Inspired by the East End’s stormy gray skies and quiet coastal mornings, “Bittersweet: A Collection of Paintings by Emma Ballou” will remain on view all month.  

 

 

 

Fashionable Artists

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Steve Miller photo.

Congrats to Steve Miller, who has taken his art to a whole new level–clothing and housewares.

Our friend and neighbor, who has long embraced new technology in his work, is now offering select designs via his Steve Miller Fashion line with Art Multiple. It’s a natural progression from his 2011 Fashion Animal series, which juxtaposed x-rays of Amazon animals with images of fashion accessories, representing and linking different dynamics of consumption and desire. Well done Steve!

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“Shape Shifter” by Margaret Garrett.

Speaking of fashion, make sure to look for several of our other favorites–including Margaret Garrett, Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund and Philippe Cheng–who have works on view at Malia Mills in East Hampton. The “Winter Salon” exhibit will remain on view through January 1. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will support charities such as: Project MostJeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground SchoolThe Sprouts Program at Bridgehampton School and The Perfect Earth Project. We always applaud philanthropic efforts!

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“Late America” by Eric Fischl.

And lastly, gigantic cheers to Eric Fischl, whose “new painting fresh off the easel” debuted on social media on December 13. “Late America” is not just an incredible work of art, it’s also a beautifully executed and eloquent statement on modern times. Read all about it in this Vulture piece by Pulitzer Prize nominee Jerry Saltz, which I think absolutely nails it. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

 

 

Project Most Fundraiser Photos

Singer:songwriter Inda Eaton and the Project Most kids
The arts community really turned out to support the Project Most and Eileen’s Angels  “Art & Tree Auction” on Sunday, June 26, at the Secret Garden at Landscape Details in Sag Harbor. The benefit raised funds for the Springs Seedlings and Project Most Out of School programs and also featured Golden Shovel Awards, honoring Edwina von Gal and Michael Derrig. Photos by Kimberly Goff.

Pix from Project Most’s Empty Bowls on Sunday

Congrats to Project Most, whose Empty Bowls fundraiser this past Sunday, March 13, was such a success that some actually ran out of soup!

 

The annual fundraiser, always a good time, raised lots of money for the Springs Seedlings and Project MOST After School projects. Held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett, it included delicious fare from food purveyors such as: Almond, Amagansett Fire Department, Art or Eating , Bell & Anchor, Bostwick’s, Bridgehampton School, Di Canela, Debbie Geppert Events, Dreesen’s Catering,Fresh Hamptons, Hampton Marketplace, Harbor Grill, Hayground School, Indian Well’s Tavern, Mary’s Marvelous, Mill House Inn, Nick & Toni’s Old Stone Market, One Stop Market, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Pete Ambrose Events, Sea Bean, Seafood Shop,Silver Spoon Specialties, Simply Sublime, Smokin’ Wolf, Springs General Store, Springs Pizza and Stuart’s Seafood.

UPDATES: An estimated 400 attended the endless soup event this year. And the array of soups was dazzling. Project Most says a hearty thanks to: 

Joe Realmuto, Mark Smith, Bryan Futerman and the crew at Nick & Toni’s and for Pasta Fagioli Soup

Art Of Eating for your Tunisian Tomato Chick Pea Soup

 Debbie Geppert Events @ Dreesen’s Catering for your Vegetarian Minestrone

Harbor Grill Damien O’Donnell for Broccoli & Cheddar

 Amagansett Fire Dept. and Kieran Brew for your Potato Leek Soup

 Springs General Store and Kristy Hood for your Mexican Tortilla Soup

 Terry O’Riordan for your Vegetarian Gumbo

 Old Stone Market and Vicky Sdrougias for your Greek Lentil Soup

 One Stop and Bill Hall & Lauren Harrington for your Chicken Noodle Soup

 Seafood Shop & Paul LaBue for your Shrimp Chowder

 Springs Pizza & Spiro Dimopoulas      for your Garlic Knots

 Stuart’s Seafood & Charlotte Sasso for your Clam Chowder

 Indian Wells & Chris Egert for your Chicken Chorizo & Roasted Corn Soup

 Silver Spoon Specialties and David & Jeanine Burge for your Cream of Zucchini Soup

 Pete Ambrose Events for your Carnita White Bean & Tomatilla Chili

 Highway Bar & Grill for your Curry Root Vegetable Soup

 Bell & Anchor for your Thai Fish Soup

 Arthur Wolf and Smokin’ Wolf for your amazing Country Chicken Cheddar

 Pepperoni’s for Garlic Sticks AND Shrimp Bisque

The Mill House Inn, Carolyn Stec and Jay Shilan for two soups; Potato Bacon Chowder and Smoked Iacono Chicken & Wild Rice

Pat and Mary of Mary’s Marvelous for their Vegetarian Mulligatawney Soup

 

Hungry for Project Most’s Empty Bowls

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Ready to belly up to the bowl, soup lovers? I sure hope so because Project Most‘s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is happening on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

This delicious event brings some of the best chefs on the East End together to dip their ladles and raise some money for the Springs Seedlings and Project MOST After School projects. Plus it’s yummy. Participating this year: Almond, Amagansett Fire Department, Art or Eating , Bell & Anchor, Bostwick’s, Bridgehampton School, Di Canela, Debbie Geppert Events, Dreesen’s Catering,Fresh Hamptons, Hampton Marketplace, Harbor Grill, Hayground School, Indian Well’s Tavern, Mary’s Marvelous, Mill House Inn, Nick & Toni’s Old Stone Market, One Stop Market, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Pete Ambrose Events, Sea Bean, Seafood Shop,Silver Spoon Specialties, Simply Sublime, Smokin’ Wolf, Springs General Store, Springs Pizza and Stuart’s Seafood. Michael Pour will perform.

Until Sunday, enjoy these photos that I took at last year’s event.

 

One More Sexy Saturday, plus Art, Song & Poetry

I’ve got even more Hot Picks this week. February is out of control!

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Guild Hall in East Hampton is screening “Le Liaisons Dangereuses” on Saturday, February 13, at 7 p.m. as part of its National Theatre Live programming. This one stars Dominic West, who sizzles here and in “The Affair”airing on Showtime and set in Montauk, plus Elaine Cassidy and Janet McTeer. #SexySaturday indeed!


Get ready to laugh your socks off! Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its popular All Star Comedy Show tonight, Friday, February 12, at 8 p.m. with host Joseph Vecsey and comics Dante Nero (NBC’s The BlacklistBeige Phillip Podcast) and Chris Clarke (BET Comic View).

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Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton is hosting curator Arlene Bujese and a whole lotta East End artists for “Dealer’s Choice III,” opening with a reception on Saturday, February 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will hang through the end of the month.

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Inda Eaton will perform a Songwriter’s Share concert at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton tonight, Friday, February 12, at 8 p.m. to benefit Project Most.

Coming up, The Golden Pear in Bridgehampton is hosting An Evening of Poetry at the Pear on Thursday, February 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The literary evening will be hosted by author Jackie Taylor and is open to all artists who would like to read excerpts from their favorite poetry and prose books. Local wine and delectable bites will be served. Call Jackie at 631-626-7274 for additional information.

Hamptons Hot Picks: Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28

Saturday, June 27

* “Five Presidents” is now staging at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through July 19. Due to great early buzz, the run of the show by Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards) has been extended. I’m seeing it tonight! Read all about it here tomorrow. www.baystreet.org

“Five Presidents” is now staging at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Photo by Lenny Stucker.

* Back by popular demand, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will present the all-male a cappella group The Pitchforks of Duke University on Saturday, June 27, at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $5. www.whbpac.org

The Pitchforks sing tonight at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

The Pitchforks sing tonight at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

* Lynn Blue, Alex Sarkis, Dave Portocarrero + the Rev Jim Nanos will play at the Wolffer Wine Stand in Sagaponack from 5 to 8 p.m. Catch the gang again on Monday, June 29, at Fresh Hamptons in Bridgehampton at 8 p.m. www.lynnbluemusic.com

Lynn Blue and the gang will perform at Wolffer tonight.

Lynn Blue and the gang will perform at Wolffer tonight.

* Maureen’s Haven will be the recipient of a benefit performance, gallery exhibition and bake sale at the Southampton Cultural Center from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon will include songs and stories, face painting and more. www.scc-art.org www.maureenshaven.org

* The Live Out Loud Pride in the Hamptons 7th annual fundraiser is tonight at the Waterfront home of Bruce T. Sloane at 21 North Bay Lane, in East Hampton. Special Guest host John Gidding of Logo TV’s “Secret Guide to Fabulous” will be there. www.liveoutloud.info

The Live Out Loud Pride in the Hamptons Fundraiser is tonight.

The Live Out Loud Pride in the Hamptons Fundraiser is tonight.

* Chase Edwards Fine Art Gallery in Bridgehampton will host a reception for John Stango on Saturday, June 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.  www.chaseedwardsgallery.com. Read more about the artist here: http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/john-stango-brings-americana-pop-art-to-bridgehampton-38542

Meet artist John Stango tonight at Chase Edwards gallery in Bridgehampton.

Meet artist John Stango tonight at Chase Edwards gallery in Bridgehampton.

* Peter Marcelle Gallery in Southampton will host an opening reception for the paintings of Louise Peabody tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. www.petermarcelleproject.com

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Peter Marcelle is showing the “Waterplay” paintings of Louise Peabody.

* The Southampton Arts Center will host a reception for “Bill Cunningham’s: Facades” from 5 to 7 p.m. The free photography exhibit will remain on view through July 12.  www.southamptoncenter.org

* A “Within A Frame” art exhibition featuring local artists Kirsten Benfield, Michelle Dragonetti, Peter Tooker and Claudia Ward will be held at Ashawagh Hall in Springs through Sunday. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. www.ashawaghhall.org

Claudia Ward and others are showing their work at Ashawagh Hall in the Springs this weekend.

Claudia Ward and others are showing their work at Ashawagh Hall in the Springs this weekend.

* Art Donovan’s new Maritime dimensional paintings are also now on view at Ashawagh Hall in the Springs. www.donovandesign.com

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Art Donovan is doing something nautically new with his “Maritime” flag paintings.

* Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton is hosting a reception for a solo exhibition of sculpture by Anya Gallaccio today from 4 to 8 p.m. Work will remain on view through July 26. gallery@silasmarder.com

Sunday, June 28

* Project Most is having an Eileen’s Angel’s Art Auction and Garden Party in honor of garden champion Eileen Roaman on Sunday, June 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor. www.projectmost.com

* Elements Fitness Studio in East Hampton is bringing a pop-up barre class to Montauk on Sunday at 10 a.m. at The Surf Lodge.   www.elementsfitnessstudio.com www.thesurflodge.com

* Bridgehampton Child Care Center will host a Jazz Brunch honoring Peter Jennings on Sunday, June 28, at the Watermill Center. JAZZ4JENNINGS@BHCCRC.ORG