Gurney's Inn
November 15, 2017

Coming Attractions

Entertainment Guide

All singing, all dancing? Readings, stagings, and slams? We can't print it if we don't know about it. Send your entertainment events to by Thursday at noon.


poetica concert

The Bridgehampton Museum presents a poetica ensemble concert on Saturday at 5 PM.

Featuring artists Terry Keevil, oboe; Song-A Cho, violin; Christopher Shaughnessy, viola; and Rebecca Perea, cello, tickets are $25 per person.

The concert will be held in the Bridgehampton Museum Archives, east of the monument on Main Street, Bridgehampton.

Pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended at or by calling 631-537-1088.

Stephen Talkhouse

Tomorrow night at the Talkhouse, it's a battle of the fantasy girl bands night, raising hell while raising money to keep the Neo-Political Cowgirls creative education programs going strong for our community. Bad-ass mom bands take the stage for a night of loaded fun, music, and wild abandon in true NPC style. The show starts at 7; tickets are $20 at the door.

Friday it's music by Amanda Bechhio and the Nashville Sound at 8 PM, followed by the House Wreckers at 10. The Sturdy Souls take the stage at 8 on Saturday, with the Brooklyn Hits afterward at 10 PM.

Visit 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 PM. The bar is open seven days a week from 3 PM to 2 AM. 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. This week, it's the Waylon Bros. For more information, call 631-537-2271 or visit

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.

Recorded live-to-tape for NPR station WPPB 88.3FM by George Howard of Plus Nine Productions. This week the special guests are Jim Snidero, sax; Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Santi Debriano, bass. For more information, check out


The 31st annual Harvest Gospel concert series will be held this weekend in two separate venues. Featuring the Harvest Gospel Choir of over 70 singers, led by artistic director Reverend Maryanne McElroy, this non-denominational celebration shares the joy of music. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Presented by East End Arts, the Friday concert will take place at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church and Saturday's performance will be held at the Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders. Both performances are at 8 PM.  

For more information, visit

Joplin at Suffolk Theater

Friday brings a tribute to Janis Joplin to Riverhead, performed by Long Island's own Amber Ferrari, voted "Best of Long Island" four years in a row for singer. Ferrari's shows are fully staged with costumes, audience participation, and a nine-piece band. Tickets range from $35 to $45 and options for this event include row seating and cabaret seating. 

Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM with the show following at 8. For more info, visit

Live at LuLu

Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor will feature the sounds of Alfredo Merat every Thursday from 6 to 9 PM with no cover charge.

Merat is passionate singer/songwriter known for his Latin-flavored compositions, his singing in multiple languages, and fiery guitar playing. For further information call Lulu Kitchen and Bar at 631-725-0900 or visit

Opera at Guild Hall

On Saturday at 1 PM, enjoy The Met: Live in HD at Guild Hall with a performance of an operatic adaptation of Luis Bunuel's 1962 masterpiece The Exterminating Angel, conducted by the composer, Thomas Ades.

$22 ($20 members); $15 students. Tickets at, or at the box office two hours prior to screening, 631-324-4050.

Montauk Coffee House

On Friday evening at 7 PM, listen to Lori Hubbard with family and friends at the Montauk Community Church coffee house. Enjoy a good time with Lori and an eclectic mix of songs. Free and open to the public.


Salesman in sag harbor

Called one of the greatest American plays of all time, Bay Street's Literature Live! program brings Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman to the stage through November 26. (See review elsewhere in this issue.)

Set in the late 1940s, Death of a Salesman follows Willy Loman, a failing salesman, and his family as they face the harsh reality of their lives that they have been denying. Ultimately, Miller explores themes surrounding the uncertainty of the American Dream and the struggles that families face in the wake of a changing economy, both of which are as contemporary today as when the play was written.

For more information and tickets, visit


On Friday night at 7 PM, Guild Hall offers a screening of Buried Child by Sam Shepard.

Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play returns 20 years after its last major New York production, with this revival directed by Scott Elliott. Dodge (Ed Harris) and Halie (Amy Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons (Rich Sommer and Paul Sparks). When their grandson Vince (Nat Wolff) arrives with his girlfriend (Taissa Farmiga), no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret.

Tickets are $18 ($16 members) and can be obtained through, or at the box office two hours prior to the screening, 631-324-4050.

Gutless and Grateful

JDT Lab at Guild Hall presents a one-night performance of Gutless and Grateful by Amy Oestreicher on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

Oestreicher had ambitious plans for Broadway until she abruptly developed a blood clot the week before her high school senior prom. After being rushed to the hospital, her stomach exploded in the operating room, and after both her lungs collapsed, she nearly died.

After waking up from a coma several months later, she was told she no longer had a stomach, and it was unknown whether she would ever be able to eat or drink again. Amy's digestive system was miraculously reconstructed and she learned that the human spirit heals through "gutsiness," gratitude, and an overabundance of humor.

Amy Oestreicher is an artist, author, speaker for RAINN and TEDx, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress, and playwright. The performance is free but reservations are strongly encouraged at

Ladies of Liberty

On Sunday at 3 PM, Ladies of Liberty – A Musical Revue will take the stage at the Southampton Arts Center on 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton.

This entertaining (and educational) musical revue tells the story of how American women won the right to vote, and is created and performed by Valerie diLorenzo. (Read more about Ladies of Liberty elsewhere in this issue of The Independent.)

$10 admission, reception follows the program. For more information, visit


book & bottle

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead continues its "Book & Bottle" series tomorrow at 6 PM with Brooke Kroeger, author of The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote.

November marks the 100-year anniversary of New York women's suffrage victory. The author explores the untold story of how some of New York's most powerful men formed the Men's League for Woman Suffrage, which in 1909 to 1917 grew from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across 35 states. Members free; non-members $5. Includes wine and cheese and a book sale and signing. RSVP: 631-727-2881 ext. 100 or visit

love, cecil

Join author Lisa Immordino Vreeland at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 PM for a discussion about her latest venture, Love, Cecil -- a look at the life of photographer Cecil Beaton.

Immordino Vreeland organizes her book around the circles of Beaton's daily life: the people who inspired and influenced him, his colorful friends, his fellow photographers, his Hollywood conquests, his wartime service, and his English roots.

The event is free but registration is suggested. Visit for more information.

TSR Launch

The winter/spring edition of The Southampton Review will be launched with a party at Stony Brook Manhattan on Friday.

With readings from Cornelius Eady and Amy Hempel, the event will be held from 6 to 8 PM. For more information, visit

empathy Poetry Reading

On Saturday, from 2 to 4 PM, the Onyx Theater in the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale will be honoring the winners for the Lustgarten Foundation empathy theme poetry contest.

The poetry reading will feature Stacey Lawrence, Joanne Pilgrim, and Cecilia Crittenden OP, in addition to the contestants of the empathy poetry contest to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Cure. The winning poems are published on

The contest raised $805 for the Lustgarten Foundation, bringing the total raised by the Neuron Mirror outreach to $10,363. Neuron Mirror, a poetry book by Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh, is dedicated to the memory of four Long Island poets who died of pancreatic cancer -- Robert Long, Siv Cedering, Diana Chang, and Antje Katcher.

Reading is open to the public, but registration is required and seating is limited. Call or email Virginia Walker at 631-749-2394 or


Latino Film Festival

OLA of Eastern Long Island will be presenting its 14th annual Latino film festival this weekend at three iconic East End venues: Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, and Vail-Levitt Music Hall. Films from Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and the US explore a range of themes.

All films are Spanish language with English subtitles, and include Neruda, the story of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning poet who became a fugitive in his own country.

There is a full roster of movies and events. For more information and tickets, visit the website or

Unique film at WHBPAC

"There's never been a film quite like this one," wrote The Wall Street Journal. Eighty-nine-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct Faces Places, a documentary/road movie. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

There are four chances to see the movie this weekend at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 4 and 7 PM, and Sunday at 4. For more info, visit the website

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