Guild Hall in East Hampton will host Mavis Staples on Saturday at 8 PM. Staples has immersed herself into every fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop for the past 60 years, and continues to do so today. For more information about the performance, and tickets visit www.guildhall.org.
Three Dog Night
This Friday don't miss Three Dog Night as they take the stage at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Singing their hits from the '60s and '70s, this band will bring you back in time. Doors, bar, and restaurant will open at 6:30 PM and the show will start at 8 PM. For more information, and to buy tickets visit www.suffolktheater.com.
The Southampton Cultural Center hosts its 32nd summer of Concerts in the Park. Today Billboard Live will perform at Agawam Park at 6:30 PM, and on August 23 Penny Lane Tribute will perform at Agawam Park. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy live music with beach views.
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival continues its 34th season as Long Island's longest-running classical music festival this week with a concert Friday and Sunday. On Friday there will be a Bach & Django performance at the Channing Sculpture Garden. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres are at 6, and the concert at 7 PM. On Sunday, there will be an Inspiration Triumphs concert at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The show starts at 6:30 PM, and for tickets and more information visit www.bcmf.org or call 631-537-6368.
Every week the Talkhouse is loaded with live performances, and this week is no different. Tonight at 8 PM Keith Harkin will perform, followed by karaoke at 10 PM. Thursday at 8 PM Brett Dennen takes the stage, and at 10 PM Juice will be in the house. On Friday at 8 PM Paula Cole will kick off the weekend followed by Strecker Band at 10 PM. Saturday see Fortunate Youth at 7 PM, Young Me and The Moons at 9 PM, and LHT at 11 PM. Sunday brings Dick Dale & Band at 8 PM, and Reggae Night with Winston Irie at 10 PM. Monday is outrageous open mic night. Tuesday brings Mountain Wave at 8 PM, followed by Industry Night with Strecker Band at 10 PM. Visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info.
The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort in Montauk has announced they will host a Matisyahu concert on Saturday at 7 PM. The concert will be held outdoors and will have no cover charge. DJ Lucas will be at their pool party before hand from 1 PM to 5 PM. For further information call 631-668-2105 or visit www.soleeast.com/restaurant.
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman's continues another summer of free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman's Dockside Stage on the Harbor through August 27. This week don't miss Zanti Misfots at Gosmans on Sunday at 6 PM and Nina Et Cetera as they perform Monday night at 6:30 PM on the Green. 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. The Dig will be in the house on Friday, followed by Jenny Lewis on Saturday. Sunday brings Con Brio to wrap up the weekend. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Visit www.thesurflodge.com for more information.
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.
Music for Montauk
This week Music for Montauk is packed with concerts for all ages. On Sunday at 5 PM there will be an outdoor family concert featuring Vocal Ensemble at Fort Pond House in Montauk. Tuesday Pedro Giraudo Tango Trio will play at Solé East with guest vocalist Sofia Tosello at 8 PM.
Smokin' Hot Tunes
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack continues live music every Friday from 6 to 9 PM. Happy hour specials will be available on Fridays from 4 to 7 PM including $8 fresh lime margaritas, $6 cocktails on tap, and $4 cans of beer.
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.
Produced by Alec Baldwin and Tracy Marshall, the Hamptons Institute will host a panel discussion on The New Normal in News: Ideologies v. Fact. Moderated by Baldwin, the panel will include members of Democracy Now!, professors of journalism at Columbia University, and members of NRP, CNN, and NBC. For more information, and to buy tickets call 631-324-4050, or go to www.guildhall.org.
Coaching for Life
BookHampton in East Hampton will host Paul Annacone for a reading and signing of his novel Coaching for Life. As a former professional tennis player, Annacone describes life as a player, coach, and friend of many who love and work in the field of tennis. The reading will take place Thursday at 5 PM, and for more information visit www.bookhampton.com.
Stirring the Pot
This week Guild Hall's Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities will feature Food Network star Michael Symon. The discussion will take place Sunday at 11 AM, and Symon will be interviewed by Florence Fabricant, food and wine writer for The New York Times. For more information and tickets visit www.guildhall.org.
Fridays at 5
For over 30 years, every summer the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has been hosting Fridays at 5, an author talk and book signing with world-renowned authors. This Friday Marshall Watson, author of The Art of Elegance, will be in the garden. Tickets are $25, and hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served before hand at 4:30 PM. For more information and tickets call 631-537-0015.
Tom Twomey Series
The East Hampton Library's Tom Twomey Series will continue this Thursday with a discussion on Long Island's ground water. Learn about the current water quality issues and what can be done to manage this looming environmental challenge with speaker Sarah Meyland, water specialist and NYIT associate professor. The event will take place at 6 PM, and for more information visit www.tomtwomeyseries.org.
The Hampton Bays Library will host author Claudia Riess for a reading and signing of her novel, Stolen Light, on Saturday at 1 PM. Stolen Light is a suspense novel set in the art world with a new discovery on every page. For more information visit www.hamptonbayslibrary.org.
Why They Stay
Debut author Anne Michaud will have an author talk and signing of her novel Why They Stay: Sex, Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives. As an award-winning political reporter, Michaud covered the men in public service for many years, and now wants to focus on the women who had their backs through thick and thin. Stop by the East Hampton Library on Saturday at 2 PM to talk one-on-one with the author.
Asbury Short Film Concert
Guild Hall in East Hampton will have its 36th Anniversary Asbury Short Film Concert Thursday at 8 PM. The event will feature short films that have won Academy Awards or "Best of Show" honors from such festivals as Sundance, Chicago International, Aspen Shorts, the Berlin Film Fest, Melbourne, and South by Southwest. For more information and to buy tickets, call 631-324-4050 or visit www.guildhall.org.
Family Movie Night
Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR) and Hamptons Drive-In will host Family Outdoor Movie Night on Tuesday at 8 PM at Maidstone Park ballfield in Springs. The movie will be The Sandlot, and gates open at 7:30 PM. There is a $5 admission for non-CfAR members, and there will be snack and refreshments available. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie.
The Southampton Cultural Center's third annual Jewish Film Festival continues Tuesday at 7:30 PM with a screening of Defiant Requiem. Defiant Requiem is the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezin) during World War II who performed Verdi's Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. The film combines the magnificent music of Verdi with testimony from survivors of the original Terezin chorus and footage from the 1944 Nazi propaganda film about Theresienstadt. Guest speaker Murry Sidlin from the Defiant Requiem Foundation will answer questions and host a discussion. For more information visit www.scc-arts.org.
The Princess Bride
The Hamptons International Film Festival will present The Princess Bride Friday at the Southampton Arts Center. The outdoor film will begin at 8:30 PM, and all are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic.
As You Like It
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presents As You Like It, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz. The show will run through September 3. For tickets call the box office at 631-725-9500 or visit www.baystreet.org.
Shakespeare In The Park
The Hip to Hip Theater Company will perform Henry IV, Part I: The Prince and the Rebel on Friday at Agawam Park in Southampton, and Measure for Measure on Saturday. The productions are free, and will begin at 7:30 PM. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic, and the rain location will be the Southampton Cultural Center.
The Resettlement of Isaac
Southampton Cultural Center's third annual Jewish Film Festival presents "The Resettlement of Isaac" by Robert Karmon on Monday at 7:30 PM. In concert with this year's film festival, the SCC is pleased to present the Playwright's Theater of East Hampton's premiere staged reading of The Resettlement of Isaac. This play is based on the true, incredible story of Isaac Gochman, a 17-year-old from Rovno, Poland, who, in one horrific night, survives a Nazi massacre of his entire family along with 20,000 other Jews. For more information visit www.scc-arts.org.