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Tomorrow night, the Talkhouse hosts a benefit concert for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The show starts at 8 PM. Friday it's music by the Nancy Atlas Project at 8 PM, followed by the Spaghetti Westerners at 10. Second Shift takes the stage at 8 on Saturday, with the Realm afterward at 10 PM.
Visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets or for more info.
Karaoke at Springs Tavern
The Springs Tavern at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard has announced that the Diva Karaoke will host karaoke night every Saturday night beginning at 10 PM. No cover, just bring your best singing voice!
The Springs Tavern currently serves dinner seven days from 4 to 10 p.m. The bar is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. For further information call The Springs Tavern at (631) 527-7800.
Smokin' Hot Tunes
Townline BBQ continues live music every Friday from 6 to 9 PM. Townline BBQ is located at 3593 Townline Road in Sagaponack. For more information, call 631-537-2271 or visit www.townlinebbq.com.
osborne DOES DYLAN at suffolk theater
A bluesy-rocky favorite, Joan Osborne -- "(What if God was) One of Us" -- is back in an acoustic duo with Keith Cotton, performing the tunes of the great Bob Dylan at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead this Saturday at 8 PM. Tickets range from $49 to $69. See the article elsewhere in this week's issue.
Ticket options include row seating and cabaret seating. Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM. Visit www.SuffolkTheater.com for more information and tickets.
Jam session at SAC
LIVE from Southampton Arts Center, presented with the Jam Session, offers up smooth music this Saturday with the World Music Collective at 7 PM. Salieu Suso, Stan Wright, Dan Lauter, and Claes Brondal are the musicians performing, with featured guests Yacouba Sissoko and Natu Camara.
Doors open at 6:30 PM for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres compliments of Union Cantina. See the article elsewhere in this week's Indy.
Tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.southamptonartscenter.org.
Jazz and burgers
Have some hipness with your dinner during the Jam Session at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, tomorrow and every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM.
The Jam Session has attracted musicians from all over the Tri-State area and beyond, featured local and international special guests and providing hot jazz during cool nights. This is an ongoing jazz concert series open to the public.
Recorded live-to-tape for NPR station WPPB 88.3FM by George Howard of Plus Nine Productions. This week the special guest is baritone sax player Claire Daly.
For more information, check out www.thejamsession.org.
clever little lies
Clever Little Lies -- an adult comedy by Joe DiPietro about love and marriage, in and outside the bonds of matrimony -- is the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season, running through November 12. See the review elsewhere in this issue of The Independent.
Sensing from her husband that something is wrong in their son's marriage, Alice invites the young couple over for a cocktails-and-cheesecake interrogation. As one set of lies threatens to unravel a relationship in this comedy and drama about falsehoods and infidelity, Alice offers an object lesson by spinning a new web of fanciful deceit about her own marriage. Or is she telling the truth?
Clever Little Lies runs with shows on Thursdays and Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 8, and Sundays at 2:30 PM, with an additional matinee on November 11.
HTC and the Quogue Club at the Hallock House are offering a lunch and theater package for the additional matinee, scheduled for this production on Saturday, November 11, at 2:30 PM.
For tickets and more information, visit www.hamptontheatre.org.
Love in the air
Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center offers up a production of Boeing Boeing, a sexy, funny romp set in the 1960s.
The play runs through Sunday with shows on Thursday and Friday at 7 PM, Saturdays at 8, and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $25, $15 for students. There are also dinner theater packages available with the Plaza Café.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.scc-arts.org.
Romeo and Juliet Auditions
"A rose by any other name. . ." Students and adults are invited to audition for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall on Friday from 6 to 9 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Directed by Josh Gladstone, performances will run March 14 to 25, 2018. Rehearsals will be held evenings and weekends in January, February, and March. Student roles include Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, Balthasar, Peter, Prince Escalus, Apothecary. A modest stipend will be offered. To schedule an audition, please email or call Jennifer at 631-324 4051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sides will be available, but a one- to two-minute classical monologue is also encouraged.
JDT Lab continues this Tuesday at 7:30 PM with Ancient History by David Ives, a one-night staged reading with Stephanie Linas and Daniel Schwait.
Jack and Ruth, a seemingly perfect match, are suddenly faced with the question of marriage. In this smart and spirited play, serious differences, previously swept under the rug, are now forced into the light. She is culturally Jewish; he is a lapsed Catholic who scorns organized religion. She enjoys the finer things in life while he is happy to live with little means. She wants to get married and have a family. He has been married before and vows never to do so again.
They make their cases with razor sharp wit and poignant pleas, but is staying together the right thing to do?
The event is free but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Prix fixe special at the 1770 House for JDT Lab Tuesday Nights: two-course dinner for $27. Mention code JDTLab when making your reservation (offer good only prior to curtain).
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, visit www.GuildHall.org to learn more.
historic crimes of li
Tomorrow night, the Suffolk County Historical Society at 300 West Main Street in Riverhead plays host to Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and her new book Historic Crimes of Long Island, with the next event in the "Book & Bottle" series.
In her new book, award-winning author and historian Brosky uncovers some of the ghastliest historical crimes committed on Long Island -- from the tarring, feathering, and murder of Charles Kelsey in 1872, to the East Hampton witch trial of 1657, to the kidnapping of Alice Parson in 1937.
Members free, non-members $5. The 6 PM event includes book sale and signing, wine and cheese, and admission to current exhibits.
RSVP required, call 631-727-2881 ext. 100 or visit www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
guild hall art talk
Pamela Topham, profiled elsewhere in this issue, will offer a Guild Hall gallery talk on Saturday at 3 PM.
Topham weaves on a high warp tapestry loom using wool, silk, and linen in varied textures and hues to form the foreground, while fine gradations of wool and silk capture the interplay of the ever-changing relationships of earth, sea, and sky in the distance. Her work is currently on view at Guild Hall.
Free, reservations are strongly encouraged at www.guildhall.org.
Stony Brook Southampton continues its Writers Speak Wednesdays on November 8 with poets Michelle Whittaker and Kimiko Hahn.
Hahn is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Brain Fever. Whittaker received an MFA in writing and literature from Stony Brook Southampton and was awarded a Jody Donohue poetry prize, Cave Canem fellowship for African American poetry, and Pushcart special mention. Her new collection, Surge, was released in July 2017 by Great Weather for Media.
Reception is at 6:30 pm. Readings begin at 7 pm.
Writers Speak Wednesdays programs are free and open to the public. All programs are held in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton.
For more information, call 631-632- 5030 or visit www.stonybrook.edu/mfa. On Facebook, visit Writers Speak Wednesdays; to follow on Twitter @WritersSpeakWed.
The Gourmand's Way
Join food and restaurant critic Laura Donnelly at BookHampton on Saturday at 5 PM for a discussion with Justin Spring about his latest book, The Gourmand's Way, a biography of six writers on food and wine whose lives and careers intersected in mid-20th-century France.
Spring tells the story of AJ Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, MFK Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney, having the time of their lives in the City of Light during this period after World War II, and, in doing so, transforming the way Americans talk and think about food -- and the way they eat.
The event is free but registration is suggested. Visit www.bookhampton.com for more information.
Selman at Library
Actress and author Linda Selman will speak about her research into Edith Wharton's early story Bunner Sisters, which led her to pen her latest book, The Inadvertent Researcher. Wharton's Bunner Sisters focused on the working-class women, a strong contrast to her other works.
The talk and reading will be held at East Hampton Library from 1 to 3 PM on Saturday. Register at the Adult Reference Desk, call 631-324-0222 ext.3 or register at www.eventbrite.com.
Join the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday at 6 PM, when Allan Wexler discusses his unique work that fuses sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and architecture, followed by a book signing of Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design.
Absurd Thinking, recently published by Lars Mueller, is the first comprehensive monograph on the artist, illustrating a cross section of his multi-scale, multi-media work through his writings, narratives, and reflections. The publication documents more than 200 projects, which mediate the gap between fine and applied art.
The event is free for members, $12 for non-members, and includes museum admission. Space is limited; advanced registration is suggested. Visit www.parrishart.org to find out more.
On Saturday at 8 PM, adults and kids of all ages are invited to "bow to the left, bow to the right" at a traditional New England Contra (Country) Dance at the Water Mill Community House.
All dances taught by the caller Bob Isaacs with live music by Dune Grass. Introductory lesson 7:45 PM, no partner necessary, beginners welcome.
Admission is $15 adults, $7.50 students, children up to 16 free with adult. Please wear soft-soled shoes to protect the floors. Sponsored by the Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA).
For more information, visit www.LITMA.org.