Hamptons Hot Picks for the Weekend


“Montauk Top” by Dawn Watson.

It’s Friday. And that means it’s Hot Picks time.

Topping my personal list for the weekend is the opening of “Natural Abstractions + Landscape Loves” at the Montauk Library tonight, Friday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., since it’s my show and all.  Please come if you can make it. Check out some of my newest work here. 

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Also tonight, which I’m sad to have to miss, is “Confessions of a Subculturalist,” written and performed by Michael Holman, at the Southampton Arts Center at 7 p.m.  Get tickets here. Tomorrow night at the SAC, it’s a “Live” show with Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage Trio, presented with The Jam Session, starting at 7 p.m. Click here for music tickets. 

And since we’re on the subject of theater and the performing arts, be sure to get your tickets for “Imagination,” now staging in Quogue courtesy the Hampton Theatre Company. It looks like a really good romantic thriller. Can’t wait to see it.

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Want some art by the late, great Don Saco? Saturday is the perfect day to pick up work from this true gentleman who was also  a commanding artist. Stop by 117 Cobb Isle Road in Water Mill starting at noon for an arts estate sale of his work.


And don’t let the title fool you (it nearly slipped past me, I’ll admit it), there’s what I’m sure will be a great reading of “May 39th” with the talented Chloe Dirksen and J. Stephen Brantley at the Malia Mills pop-up gallery in East Hampton on Saturday night too. Cool.

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Also on Saturday afternoon,  the Watermill Center will host an opening reception for William Stewart’s “Works on Paper” from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Then on  Saturday night, there’s a fundraiser at the Southampton Publick House for our friends at Our Fabulous Variety Show.

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And Saturday also marks the grand reopening of RJD Gallery, formerly of Sag Harbor and now on Main Street in Bridgehampton. The big to-do, which will feature lots of great art, plus cocktails, music and mingling,  starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Especially now, I’ so glad to see art, and that comes with it, rising from the ashes. Literally in this case.







Also on Saturday, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is hosting  award-winning songwriter and local favorite Gene Casey, who will give a concert at 8 p.m. in celebration of his newest album.



On Sunday at 6 p.m.,  Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor continuing 25 Years of Cinema with the Hamptons International Film Festival by screening one of my very favorite true-crime movies ever–“Heavenly Creatures.” Among other things, including budding lesbian love and matricide, it’s a film that marks the very first time I ever saw Kate Winslet on film. She is EXTRAORDINARY in this movie. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you catch it on Sunday or sometime soon.

It’s also the last Sunday Salon time of chanting, ayurvedic food and meditation with Kate Rabinowitz and Rameshwar Das in Bridgehampton. Here are the details for that:



And lastly, don’t forget that next week is East End Restaurant Week. Yum!  Click here to see the list of participating restaurants.


Hamptons Hot Picks, Plus Some Steamy Art and Sizzling Savories

Today is not only absolutely gorgeous, it’s also a very good day for those of us who love all things related to home and garden.

* The Springs Seedlings are having a plant sale today, Saturday, May 30, until 1 p.m. at the Springs school. Proceeds will benefit the garden and greenhouse education, sponsored by Project Most. www.projectmost.org

* The Southampton Historical Museum’s sixth annual Southampton House Tour is today from 1 to 4 p.m. This year’s special tour, which will be followed by a champagne reception at Sant Ambroeus from 4:30 to 6 p.m. is all about celebrating the village’s 375th anniversary, with specially selected houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history, from Colonial days right up to present day. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

* Today is also the day for the ARF Designer Showhouse, which I always think of as the official kickoff to summer. The fifth annual event will be held at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s designers include: Brian P. Brady, Jamie Drake, Kevin Hart, Tamara Magel, Mark Schryver and Peri Wolfman. The showhouse sale continues tomorrow, Sunday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.arfhamptons.org. Learn more about ARF here: http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/a-conversation-with/jamie-berger-37896

* On the art front, Guild Hall in East Hampton is hosting a Meet the Winners of the 77th Artists Members Exhibition today at 3:30 p.m. www.guildhall.org

* The White Room is Bridgehampton is holding a reception for Nadine Daskaloff and Kat O’Neill from 6 to 8 p.m. The show hangs through June 15. http://www.thewhiteroomgallery.com

* RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor kicks off the “Skin Deep” group exhibit with a reception tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Participating artists include Johnny Caruso, Drew Ernst, Thomas Wharton & Tracey Harris. Also featuring artwork from Pam Hawkes, Sherry Wolf, and Adrienne Stein. The show hangs through June 21. www.rjdgallery.com Read more about the show here: http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/richard-j-demato-gallery-shows-a-little-skin-37920

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Katie Lee’s “Endless Summer” is filled with simply delicious recipes.

* Lastly, here’s a tiny treat about Katie Lee’s newest cookbook. It’s super cute and filled with delicious recipes. Plus, she’s such a sweet woman. And I love how she keeps it real. http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/arts/katie-lee-brings-an-endless-summer-into-the-kitchen-37924