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Telly at Townline (click for larger version)
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. Check out "smokin' hot tunes" alongside a happy hour menu every Friday. This Friday Telly Karoussos will begin the live music at 5 PM. 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.
The eighth annual Mr. Amagansett Pageant will be held at the Talkhouse this Saturday. The pageant helps fund numerous local organizations. You don't need to live in Amagansett to win. Doors open at 6:30 PM and tickets are $20. The party will continue as Little Head Thinks performs at 10 PM. For those entering in time for LHT, there is a $10 cover. Visit stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 for more info.
Suffolk Theater Concerts
On Saturday, Riverhead's Suffolk Theater hosts an elegant evening of swing with tribute to timeless Sinatra love songs performed by the 19-piece New Millennium Big Band Orchestra. Tickets are $35 to $39 and the music and dancing begin at 8 PM. Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM. For seating options and ticket purchasing call 631-727-4343 or visit SuffolkTheater.com.
The 2017 Songwriters Share concert series will continue on Saturday with Nancy Remkus at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton at 8 PM. Admission is $15. Remkus will also hold a kids concert the same day at 1 PM with $5 admission. The concert proceeds help fund seven local charities. Come support your community through music!
The tenth annual Cabin Fever music festival continues this Saturday at Buckley's Irish Pub at 9:30 PM with Planeside, Necter, and Adams Atoms performing. You can follow the festival by following @CabinFeverMusic on their Twitter and Facebook pages. This year T-shirts celebrating their anniversary and the festival itself will be available.
Lunar New Year
The Southampton Cultural Center is holding a celebration for the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Asian Arts. The event will take place Saturday from 3 to 7 PM at the Levitas Center for the Arts in Southampton. The celebration will include artisan workshops and stage performances by Asian instrumentalists, singers, and dancers. There will also be a Taste of Asia buffet reception to end. Admission is $20 adults, $10 students under 21. For ticket purchasing and more details visit scc-arts.org or call 516-647-3359. Sponsorships are also available for purchase.
One Billion Rising
The Neo-Political Cowgirls and The Retreat present an event for the One Billion Rising campaign at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Sunday at 2 PM. The campaign is in its fifth year of uniting locals in solidarity against the exploitation of women. Joining the campaign's presentation is free with registrations required. For more info visit GuildHall.org or call 631-324-0806.
Marion Lear Swaybill will be discussing her new book Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 PM. The event is free, but registration is required. To register or find more details visit BookHampton.com or call 631-324-4939. If you're unable to attend, signed versions of the book are available for purchase at the shop or through the shop's site.
Book & Bottle
The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead is offering another Book & Bottle event: Preserving the Legacy of Pyrrhus Concer with Allison McGovern and Georgette Grier-Key. The presentation will take place Saturday at 1 PM and includes refreshments and entrance to current exhibits. Learn how Concer was a slave that earned his freedom and went on to become a highly respected member of his community and an inspiration to others for generations to come. Entrance is free for members, $5 for non-members. Registration is required. For any questions and to register call 631-727-2881 ext. 100 or visit suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Laugh, Dance And Dine
Riverhead's Suffolk Theater on Friday presents Valentines Laugh, Dance and Dine. Beginning at 8 PM comedians including Paul Anthony, Moody McCarthy, and Carie Karavas will take the stage. Then the fun will continue with DJ Music for dancing. Prix fixe and a la carte menus will be available. Admission is $35. Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM. Visit SuffolkTheater.com or call 631-727-4343 to reserve tickets.
A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters is being performed at The Southampton Inn for one night only on Saturday at 2 PM. The play will star 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. This passionate play promises to be the perfect start of Valentine's Day celebration. To reserve tickets, call the inn at 631-283-6500.
Don't Cross That River
The East Hampton Library continues its International Film Festival of 2017 with the Korean documentary My Love, Don't Cross that River on Sunday at 2 PM. The subtitled film created by Jin Mo-young follows moments of a loving couple in South Korea after 76 years of marriage. For more info and to register for a seat visit easthamptonlibrary.org or call the circulation desk at 631-324-0222.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is holding a screening of Mary Mazzio's documentary Underwater Dreams on Friday at 6 PM as part of their February Family Month program. Tickets are free with museum admission. For more details visit parishart.org or call 631-283-2118.
At Bay Street
The Hamptons International Film Festival is partnering with the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor to hold a film festival at the theater this Friday and Saturday. The festival will include Legends of Rock films, animated shorts, and live action. Visit baystreet.org or call their box office at 631-725-9500 for show times, film listings, ticket pricings, and more.
The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton is offering a screening of Part I of the Ken Burns PBS documentary Jackie Robinson on Monday at 3 PM. The film focuses on his breaking barriers and his advocacy for social change later in life. Part II will be shown February 27. The screening is free but registration is required. To register or for more info visit myrml.org or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523.