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Tomorrow night, enjoy an "Outrageous Open Mic Night" beginning at 8 PM. Friday features Homes at 8 PM, followed by Platinum One Band at 10. Famed Texas troubadour Hayes Carll brings his solo act to the stage on Saturday at 8 PM, with Under Pressure afterward at 10 PM. Visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info.
Smokin' Hot Tunes
Townline BBQ continues live music every Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM. Townline BBQ is located at 3593 Townline Road in Sagaponack. This Friday, it's Nina Et Cetera. For more information, call 631-537-2271 or 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.
Light My Fire
Robby Krieger -- original member of the Doors and The Doors' guitarist throughout the band's career – will be taking the stage on Friday at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.
Krieger was the composer of some of The Doors' biggest hits, like "Light My Fire," "Love Her Madly," and "Roadhouse Blues," and will performing these along with other hits.
Ticket options for this event includes, row seating, and cabaret seating, and range from $49 to $60.
Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30, with the show at 8 PM. For more information, contact Suffolk Theater at 631-727-4343 or www.suffolktheater.com.
John Brzoza Jr. Memorial Concert
John Brzoza was a well-respected and loved musician who passed away at age 49 in August. Musicians from across Long Island will be performing in tribute to John and proceeds from the concert will be contributed to the John Brzoza Jr. Memorial Fund for the benefit of his daughters.
Taking place on Sunday from 6 to 11 PM at Riverhead's Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, the roster includes Bob Hager, Larry Goldfarb, Hank Stone, Jen Ross, The Cosmic Pioneers, RayBand 7, Just Plain Dirty , Tony Figueroa, Satchel Boogie, The Woodworkers, Tom Hood and the Trailmen, and an all-star jam grand finale.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 by making a donation online at www.youcaring.com/isabellaandmelissabrzoza-897372. Tickets may also be purchased day of the show for $20, and there will be a prize raffle as well. Doors open at 5:30.
MUSIC AT BAY STREET
Two really, really big shows coming up at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this week: Thursday brings hosts Joe Lauro and Inda Eaton along with "Legends of American Music," which combines live music with archival film of rock's greatest stars. The show begins at 7 PM.
Then on Saturday, enjoy "The Sixties Show," which is from NYC and calls itself "the greatest 1960s musical recreation show in the world." The band features those who previously played with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, James Brown, The Kinks, and current members of The Smithereens.
The show is a cross-generational crowd pleaser and the band is widely celebrated and known for recreating spot on, note for note versions of the hits, B-sides, and deep album cuts from the greatest songs of the 1960s. The show begins at 8. Tickets for both shows can be acquired online through www.baystreet.org.
america's irish aristocracy
Join the East Hampton Library as it welcomes author James MacGuire to discuss his book, Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America's Irish Aristocracy on Saturday afternoon.
Real Lace Revisited reads as an informed historical, non-fiction account of the upper-class Irish world as it grew and changed. Accessible and highly readable, Real Lace Revisited is enlivened by MacGuire's gift for storytelling, encyclopedic knowledge, and often humorous insight into the families concerned.
The discussion is from 3 to 4:30 PM, to register, call 631-324-0222, ext. 3, or visit the website at www.easthamptonlibrary.org.
Yum Yum Black Sheep
After an arduous journey, Philippe the Black Sheep – the ovine protagonist of Joan Dupont's new book -- ends up in a Mont Saint-Michel kitchen with a cruel chef until he's freed to do his art.
With blurbs by Jacques Pépin, model Carmen Dell'Orefice, librarian Katharine Branning of the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York, and ballerina Karin von Aroldingen, the underlying message is to follow your star. Easily held and shared by parents, caregivers, and teachers eager to explore France, food, and dreams of the arts with their children and students.
Dupont will be reading and signing copies of the book at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM. For more information, contact the book shop at 631-324-4939 or visit the website at www.bookhampton.com.
In Pursuit of Art
At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, Andrea Grover takes attendees behind the scenes on her time at the Parrish Art Museum and her first year as executive director of Guild Hall in a conversation with friend Ned Rifkin, a museum director and former undersecretary of the Smithsonian. For information and reservations, call 631-267-3810 or register online at www.amaglibrary.org under "Listing of Events." The talk begins at 6 PM.
Legendary Long Island Ladies
On Saturday at 1 PM, the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum will host a tea and talk. The subject? The Legendary Women of Long Island, with guest speaker Monica Randall. Join in for an entertaining program on the colorful social women of Long Island's fabled Gold Coast. Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, and sweets, Period dress is encouraged. $20 per person. Advance registration and prepayment required, call 631-727-2881, ext. 100, or visit the website at www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org.
Big Houses, Bad Houses
The East Hampton Library Tom Twomey Series continues tomorrow at 6 PM with "From Big House to Bad House: How Authenticity Lost Its Way," featuring noted architect and author Anne Surchin, AIA.
Does size really matter when it comes to large house syndrome? Surchin will explore overlooked factors that delegitimize the acceptability of the large home as part of the built environment.
The event is free; no RSVP required.
Art Lectures at Southampton
A series of "Art in Focus" lectures on the Stony Brook Southampton campus continues on Tuesday at 7 PM.
Featuring renowned experts sharing their insights, and co-sponsored by the Pollock Krasner House and Study Center and the Stony Brook Southampton Library, the week's event is "Art and the Jazz Age," by Charles A. Riley II, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art.
Riley's talk is based on his most recent book, Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism. Drawing on unpublished albums, drawings, paintings, and manuscripts, he offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works.
The talks are followed by a reception with the speakers. Admission is free but registration is recommended by visiting the website www.library.stonybrook.edu or calling 631-632-5171.
Portraits Of A Lady
Director Neil Leifer and producer Walter Bernard will screen and discuss their documentary Portraits of a Lady, at the Amagansett Library on Sunday at 6 PM. The film captures the charm and wit of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor during a historic painting session with 25 artists held on a single day. A Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival co-presentation. For information and reservations, call 631-267-3810 or register online at www.amaglibrary.org under "Listing of Events."
Movie at Pollock Krasner House
In conjunction with its exhibit "Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain," this year's Pollock Krasner House film series centers on Eastern European filmmakers during the 1950s and 1960s. Under Communism, cinema was among the most important instruments for social criticism and ideological debate. This week offers Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days.
The film will be shown on Friday at 7 PM at the Pollock Krasner House in Springs. For more information call 631-324-4929.
Vietnam Through His Lens
The John Drew Theater of Guild Hall presents Stu Richel with Vietnam...Through My Lens on Tuesday at 7:30 PM as part of its JDT Lab series.
Richel served in the US Army from January 1968 to January 1970. Through much of 1969, he was a combat photographer and writer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam; it is that service which provided the impetus for this solo, stage performance.
Richel shares memories and reflections, all related, directly or indirectly, to his service in 'Nam -- the odd path by which he got there, what he did over there, and how things have played out since then. During the course of the show, Stu's words are punctuated by video projections of some of his Vietnam photos. Those shots bring his memories, and the difficult period of the war, into focus for the 21st century audience. His stories offer the audience a chance to reflect on friendship, trust, tenacity and the like, as we all stumble along and make our way.
The event is free, although registrations are required. Contact the East Hampton theater by calling the box office at 631-324-0806 or through the website at www.guildhall.org.