the classic & the classical
There'll be dancing in the streets, and beyond the sea, at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead this weekend, starting on Friday night, when Darin & Dino: New Millennium Big Band takes the stage at 8 PM. The 19-piece orchestra salutes Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, and the place opens at 6:30 for drinks, row seating, and even cabaret seating with dining for the full experience. Ain't that a kick in the head?
Tickets are $39 and $45
Then on Saturday night, it's Motown's own Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, with songs you walk into the theater singing, like "Heatwave" and "Jimmy Mack." There'll be swinging, swaying, and records playing for the show that starts at 8, with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets $55, $65, $69.
Feeling a little bit classical and a little bit peckish, on Sunday during the day the Altezza Piano Trio will present classical, romantic, and 20th century favorites. First in a new brunch series offered by the theater, young performers from Juilliard will serve up classical music while you enjoy your eggs Benny. Come in casual, get a little cultchah. Doors open at 11:30, show begins at 1 PM. Tickets are $29, brunch is additional.
Get your seats through www.suffolktheater.com, or by calling the box office at 631-727-4343.
at the talkhouse
Amagansett's favorite venue offers up a few shows this week, starting tonight with Odell Fox at 8 PM. Tomorrow is Outrageous Open Mic Night at 8, followed on Friday by Sarah Conway and the Playful Souls at 8 PM, an eclectic mix of rock, country, blues, and gospel. On Friday at 10, it's PUMP! Saturday sees Black & Sparrow at 8, followed by Hello Brooklyn at 10 PM. For information about tickets prices and more, visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117.
ANGELS PART TWO
Guild Hall offers up Part II of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's brilliant take on the AIDS epidemic in the '80s, on Friday at 7 PM. The National Theatre live screening of Angels in America Part II – Perestroika, features Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, among others. Tickets are available through www.GuildHall.org or the box office two hours prior to screening. General admission is $18 ($16 for members).
POLLOCK KRASNER spotlights milos forman
In conjunction with the exhibit "Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain," the Pollock Krasner House in Springs continues its series centering on Eastern European filmmakers during the 1950s and 1960s. Under Communism, cinema was among the most important instrument for social criticism and ideological debate. Moreover, directors like Milos Forman and Roman Polanski took their anti- authoritarian themes with them when they left their countries to make movies elsewhere. This week the film is Milos Forman's The Fireman's Ball, made in Czechoslovakia prior to Forman's outstanding American successes like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Hair.
The film and discussion is at 7 PM on Friday, hosted by Marion Wolberg Weiss. Admission is free. Call 631-324-4929 for information.
On Saturday at 6 PM, East End filmmaker Roger Sherman screens and discusses his Emmy- and Peabody-award winning documentary, Alexander Calder, a film Charlie Rose dubbed "an extraordinary American masterpiece." A Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival co-presentation, the screening will be held at the Amagansett Free Library. For information and reservations, call 631-267-3810 or register online at www.amaglibrary.org under "Listing of Events."
Join the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 PM for a talk with Ziva Bakman-Flamhaft, author of War Widow: How the Six Day War Changed My Life.
Dr. Ziva Bakman-Flamhaft is a lecturer in political science, a Fulbright scholar, and a memoirist. In 1968 as a young war widow in Israel, she became an activist and a mentor to other war widows. A year later she arrived in the US to serve her government and remained in New York ever since. Her first book Israel on the Road to Peace: Accepting the Unacceptable was published in 1996. Inspired by the 2015 Nobel laureate, Svetlana Alexievich, who documented human suffering by tyranny and war, Flamhaft plans to publish her interviews of Israeli women and her Palestinian assistant in a book form.
Sign up at the adult reference desk, or call 631-324-0222 x 3 to attend.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill features speakers giving rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End at the 21st PechaKucha Night Hamptons on Friday at 6 PM. At this iteration of PechaKucha, speakers will show 20 slides for 20 seconds in compelling under-seven-minute presentations. The roster includes sculptor John Capello; musician Chris Clemence; film editor Gloria Dios; professor and executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, Dr. Ellen Pikitch; artist Randall Rosenthal; visual artist Drew Shiflett; costume designer Yuka Silvera; and affordable housing expert Catherine Townsend. $12 includes museum admission; free for members, children, and students. Visit www.parrishart.org for further information.
Sunday at noon, a gallery talk on "The Impact of Photography on Social Issues in the Work of Richard Avedon" will be led by museum director and chief curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield. Displaying over 50 years of Richard Avedon's photographic career, the show is a comprehensive presentation of black and white images that are as visually striking as they are psychologically intriguing. Free admission with reservations. Visit www.guildhall.org or call the box office at 631-324-0806.
what artists should know
On Sunday at 6, Amagansett Free Library presents a talk with art lawyer Carol Steinberg on "Reading the Fine Print: What Artists Should Know (But Are Afraid To Ask)."
Steinberg brings years of expertise to bear in decoding new laws that protect artists in consigning their work. For information and reservations, call 631-267-3810 or register online at www.amaglibrary.org under "Listing of Events."
On Saturday at 8 PM, enjoy Broadway favorites like "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "We Need A Little Christmas," and "I Am What I Am," when Guild Hall presents A Grand Tour – The Songs of Jerry Herman. Featuring Broadway performers Sal Viviano, Ted Levy, and Deborah Traneli, with Charlie Romo and Valerie diLorenzo and musical director Barry Levitt, audience members can reminisce about some of the Great White Way's best musical moments. From $20/$18 members to $45/$43 members. . Visit www.guildhall.org or call the box office at 631-324-0806.
a queen in southampton
The Southampton Cultural Center presents Queen Esther Marrow (yes, that's her real name!) in Here's To Life! on Friday at 7 PM at the Levitas Center for the Arts.
Queen Esther has long been an international star, performing in concert halls and theaters in Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Milan, Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona, and many others world capitals. She has enjoyed performing for the Pope, several presidents, and royalty.
Her thrilling career began when she was discovered by Duke Ellington at 22, and soon joined the Civil Rights movement touring with Dr. Martin Luther King, Harry Belafonte, and others. She went on to appear with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, BB King, and on Broadway, television, and in films.
Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 for students under 21 with ID.
Get tickets by visiting www.scc-arts.org.
Loudon at Bay Street
Loudon Wainwright's back and Bay Street's got him, with a solo piece many years in the making. Surviving Twin is what the singer-songwriter calls a "posthumous collaboration" with his writer father. Part concert, part dramatic reading, it is a hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, Loudon Jr., and photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright clan, who call the East End home.
There will be two performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the box office at 631-725-9500.