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By Alyssa Moudis
Wednesday Night Live
Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host "Wednesday Night Live," a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling's in Sag Harbor from 8 to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it's karaoke beginning at 10 PM.
Come for free pool and pub quiz night at 7 PM every Thursday evening, and Saturday and Sunday football special pricings with an extra kick off food and drink menu during the Super Bowl. Check out "smokin' hot tunes" live music performances alongside a happy hour menu every Friday. Townline is open regularly by 11:30 AM until 9 or 10 PM Thursday through Monday. For more info call 631-537-2271 or visit the Townline BBQ Facebook page.
On Friday in East Hampton come see the Black and Blue band perform at 8 PM. The cover charge is $10. Then on Saturday, party with DJ Night and Curt Dooogie starting at 10 PM with a cover of $5. Visit stephentalkhouse.com/ or call 631-267-3117 for more info.
New England Contra Dance
The Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA) will be sponsoring another Traditional New England Contra Dance on Saturday at the Water Mill Community House from 8 to 11 PM. For an introductory lesson arrive by 7:45 PM. No partners necessary and beginners are welcome. Admission is $14 adults, $7 students, and children up to age 16 with adult are free. Remember to wear soft-soled shoes. For more details visit LITMA.org or call 631-725-3103.
The 2017 Songwriters Share series will hold a concert on Friday with rock artist Inda Eaton at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton at 8 PM. Admission is $15 and all proceeds support seven local charities. Come support your community through music!
The 10th annual Cabin Fever music festival kicks off Friday at Publick House in Southampton at 9:30 PM featuring musicians Souliztik and Nick Kerzner. Then on Saturday Buckley's Inn Between in Hampton Bays hosts Flak Jacket, The Pandemics, and Bad Mary beginning at 9:30 PM. You can follow the festival by following @CabinFeverMusic on both their Twitter and Facebook pages. This year T-shirts celebrating their anniversary and the festival itself will be available.
Happy Coloring & Story Time
BookHampton in East Hampton offers a free discussion and take the use of a new coloring book to a whole new level with the author Barbara Ann Kipfer and illustrator Durell Godfrey on Saturday at 4 PM. All ages are welcome. Registration is suggested and can be done by visiting bookhampton.com. If you cannot attend you can pre-order signed copies of the coloring book titled Color Your Happy Home. There will also be another Sunday Story Time at 10:30 AM with free admission, all are welcome.
A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters is being performed at The Southampton Inn for one night only on February 11 at 2 PM. The play will star both Andrew Botsford and Jane Baldwin and a reception will be held afterwards for all to attend. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your seats by 4 PM on Thursday, February 9. This passionate play promises to be the perfect start of a Valentine's Day celebration. To reserve tickets call the inn at 631-283-6500.
The Money Shot
Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center presents Neil LaBute's The Money Shot. The show will be ending Sunday with performances on Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances will be staged at The Levitas Center for the Arts in Southampton. Admission to each showing is $22 and $12 for students under 21 with ID. Group rates and brunch or dinner packages are available for purchase. Reservations are suggested and can be made by visiting scc-arts.org or by calling 631-287-4377.
The Met Live
The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton will provide another opera live in HD from The Met. Verdi's Nabucco will be shown Saturday at 1 PM. Admission is $22, $20 for members, $15 for students. The latest tickets can be purchased is two hours prior to start time. To purchase tickets or for more info visit GuildHall.org or call the box office at 631-324-4050.
Under African Skies
East End Arts presents a documentary film screening of Under African Skies on Saturday at 4 PM and a discussion afterwards with international celebrity bass player Bakithi Kumalo. The showing will take place at the Peconic Landing Community Center Auditorium in Greenport. Admission is free and open to all, though advanced registration is appreciated. To register, visit eastendarts.org.