Now starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, Mandy Gonzalez brings her acclaimed talent to Guild Hall in East Hampton for one night only on Monday. The evening features classic Broadway songs along with classic pop and standards. The show begins at 8 PM. Visit www.guildhall.org for tickets and information.
Billy Joel Music
Billy Joel's original band, The Lords of 52nd Street, are coming to the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Friday. Performing hits like "Only the Good Die Young" and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," the band will play the songs as they were originally recorded. Door, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM and the show will start at 8 PM. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.suffolktheater.com.
At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. The music of the 13 concerts of BCMF 2017, running from Sunday through August 27, evokes the festival's seaside setting. "Brahms & the Schumanns: Love, Genius, Madness," narrated by Alan Alda, opens the festival with two performances of the opening concert on Sunday and Monday at 6:30 PM at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. For more information visit www.bcmf.org.
The Southampton Cultural Center offers its 32nd season of Concerts in the Park this month. Today Project Vibe will perform on Coopers Beach at 6:30 PM. On Wednesday Chiclettes will perform at Agawam Park. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy live music with beach views.
Every week the Talkhouse is loaded with live performances, and this week is no different. Tonight there's karaoke with Helen "the Diva" McGuire at 10 PM. Thursday brings Brandon Niederauer Band "TAZ" at 7, and at 10 PM Revel in Dimes will be in the house. Friday at 8 PM Sofia D'Angelo will kick off the set followed by Hello Brooklyn at 10 PM. Saturday see the famed David Bromberg Quintet at 7 PM, Shadowlands at 9 PM, and Saved by the '90s at 11 PM. Sunday brings The Wailers at 8 PM, followed by more reggae with Majestic Band at 10 PM. Monday offers up a chance to donate to help longtime Talkhouse employee James Pellow with his medical bills – expect a rocking party and an auction to boot, followed by open mic at 10 PM. Industry night on Tuesday kicks off with Big Karma at 8 PM and the LHT at 10 PM. Visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info.
Orchestra and Chorus Concert
The Perlman Music Program's Littles present a rousing performance led by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano. The concert will take place Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Southold High School. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to get tickets go to www.perlmanmusicprogram.org.
Broadway Vocal Coach
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will have renowned Broadway vocal coach Liz Caplan teaching a class on Sunday. Caplan is the current vocal consultant on Dear Evan Hansen as well as Disney's Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. She was the vocal supervisor on Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway and has worked with various members of the Hamilton company such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson, and Taran Killam. Many of her students such as Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig), and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) have gone on to win Tonys. She will be the vocal consultant on the upcoming Disney musical Frozen. Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of any song to work on, if time permits, at noon.
Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute Band
The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and ASCEND Home and Community will have a concert and party on Saturday from 9 PM to 1 AM. There will be live music, a Chinese auction, and a cash bar. The event will be held at 230 Elm Street in Southampton, and tickets are $30. For more information and tickets visit www.bhccrc.org.
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman's present another summer of free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman's Dockside Stage in the Harbor through August 27. The Monday concerts start at 6:30 PM on the green. This week don't miss the 3B's as they perform Monday night. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for these family-friendly concerts. Call 631-668-2428 for more information.
Every weekend at 6 PM The Surf Lodge in Montauk will have live music by VHS Collection. Marian Hill will kick off the weekend on Saturday, and Sunday Strand of Oaks will take the stage. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Visit www.thesurflodge.com for more information.
The Montauk Yacht Club hosts live music every weekend through the summer. This Saturday don't miss the Bobby Nathan Band as they perform at 12:30 PM on the Promenade Stage. On Sunday, DJ Nadia Vidal will perform at 12:30 PM. For more information visit www.montaukyachtclub.com or call 631-668-3100.
The Precisions, former Golden Crest Records recording artists, perform music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including their hit single "Someone to Watch Over Me." The concert will take place on Sunday at 2 PM at the Hampton Bays Public Library. For more information call 631-728-6241 ext 122.
The Springs Tavern on Fort Pond Boulevard will host Country Night every Tuesday at 8 PM. Every week there will be complimentary line dancing classes first, with the Spaghetti Westerners performing at 9 PM. A light bar menu will be available throughout the night. Call 631-527-7800 for more information.
Smokin' Hot Tunes
Townline BBQ continues live music every Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM through the month of July. This Friday don't miss Waylan Bros as they perform. For more information visit www.townlinebbq.com.
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 night beginning at 10 PM.
BookHampton in East Hampton will host author Elettra Wiedemann discussing her new book Impatient Foodie Sunday at 4 PM. Impatient Foodie bridges the gap between the ideals of the organic, slow-food movement and the realities of a busy life. Loaded with shortcuts, pantry lists, and more than one hundred handy and delicious recipes for busy people, this vividly illustrated, easy-to-navigate cookbook shows how to get the most out of your meals in the least amount of time. For more information visit www.bookhampton.com.
Fridays at 5
For over 30 years, every summer the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has been hosting Fridays at 5, an author talk and signing with world-renowned authors. This Friday author Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead speaks about his novel – The Underground Railroad – which not only garnered Whitehead the Pulitzer, but the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for fiction, among other awards. Tickets are $25, and hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served beforehand at 4:30 PM. For more information and tickets, call 631-537-0015.
Surf Movie Night
The Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter announces surf movie night at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday, August 2, at 7 PM. Fishpeople will be screened, as well as other short marine-related films. Tickets are $20, and there will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information, and to buy tickets visit www.guildhall.org.
Thursday at 8 PM, Guild Hall will screen Barney's Wall. The documentary probes the psyche of literary bad-boy, Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset, whose legendary censorship battles smashed sexual taboos and blew open American culture and politics to let in avante-garde writers and thinkers. The film will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Sandy Gotham Meehan, Williams Cole, David Leitner, and Peter Rosen.
On Saturday at 7 PM, the Hamptons International Film Festival will presents SummerDoc: Trophy hosted by Alec Baldwin. Shaul Schwarz's and Christina Clusiau's Trophy explores the complex heart of contemporary issues of animal conservation and commodification at a time when endangered African species such as elephants, rhinos, and lions march ever closer to extinction. Through the eyes of impassioned individuals who drive these industries, from a Texas-based trophy hunter to the world's largest private rhino breeder in South Africa, the film grapples with the consequences of imposing economic value on animals.
German and Jews
The third annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival runs through August 29, and is in collaboration with the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center. This week the screening of Germans and Jews will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Monday at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit www.scc-arts.org.
What would you do if your 70-year-old father dragged you into his search for new romance after 50 years of marriage? Friday at 8 PM, get tickets to see the play Vanity Fair called "mercilessly funny" at Guild Hall. Based on the author's award winning memoir Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad, this is a heartfelt and hilarious true tale of a year of dating dangerously, staring Richard Kind, and Mercedes Ruehl.
Peter and the Wolf
Hampton Ballet Theatre, celebrating 10 years of dance education on the East End, will be performing the enchanting ballet Peter and the Wolf on Thursday at 7 PM, at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, and on Tuesday, at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton at 6 PM. This production is a collaboration between the Hampton Ballet Theatre school, the Hampton Festival Orchestra, and a surprise guest narrator. For tickets call 631-668-1124 for the Montauk Playhouse and 631-537-8250 for CMEE.
In keeping with their mission of raising visibility for women's issues, the Neo-Political Cowgirls dance theatre collective is proud to present "Andromeda's Sisters: Illuminating Women's Voices" on Sunday at 4 PM at Guild Hall, beginning with a panel moderated by Cristina Cuomo. NPC's production of Andromeda, in which Poseidon's daughters swim to Andromeda's aid, will be performed in Montauk at the end of August for a second season. The "Andromeda's Sisters" event celebrates women's capacity to support each other and change the world we occupy, and includes a VIP Garden Party and performance featuring famed actresses Blythe Danner, Cathy Curtin, and Heather Lind. This event will raise funds for the Neo-Political Cowgirls' theatrical and educational programming, while highlighting the work of women's causes and the words of female playwrights. For tickets for any of the events, or all of them, visit www.brownpapertickets.com and type in "Andromeda's Sisters."
The 39 Steps
Via Brooklyn's version of Patrick Barlow's The 39 Steps, is playing a limited engagement at the Southampton Cultural Center through Sunday.
The 39 Steps has been winning awards and entertaining audiences both on Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End, and around the world, since 2008. The play lampoons Alfred Hitchcock's classic murder mystery thriller where four actors play over 50 characters: complete with fast changes, shadow puppets, fog machines, projections, dubious accents, and swarthy mustaches. For more information, contact the Center at www.scc-arts.org.
Esther Mills is a skilled African American seamstress making lingerie for both society ladies and "ladies of the night" in Intimate Apparel by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Starring Kelly McCreary ("Grey's Anatomy"), the play runs at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through Sunday. Call the box office at 631-725-9500 or visit the website at www.baystreet.org.
Art & Bottle
An artist presentation and discussion of sacred and historical landscape images is on display in "On This Site" at the Suffolk County Historical Society. Shinnecock artist Jeremy Dennis will discuss the project's creation and his goal to create awareness of culturally significant and sacred Native American sites on Long Island. The event will take place on Thursday at 6 PM. RSVP to 631-727-2881 ext. 100.