Gurney's Inn
May 17, 2006

Coming Attractions

A benefit performance of The Lawless Sun: An American Road Dream will be held at Guild Hall in East Hampton on June 3. All of the proceeds from the play will benefit the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. Tickets are $75. For reservations, call 537-8898, ext. 111. (click for larger version)
Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Fax them to 324-2351 or e-mail


May 18

Island Love Story

The Ross School presents Once on This Island, a musical based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Well-Being's Court Theatre. It tells the story of Ti Moune, a poor peasant girl who falls in love with Daniel, an upper-class boy whose life she saves after a car crash. Also Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Brassy Barta And Buddies

Bob Barta and friends will perform at the Eastenders Coffee House in Riverhead from 8 to 11 p.m. Call 727-2656.

Talkhouse Groove

Andy Aledort and the Groove Kings will take the Stephen Talkhouse stage at 9 p.m., $10. Call 267-3117.


May 19

Small Town Dreamers Captured

The New Global Cinema continues at The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton with the Argentinian film, Intimate Stories at 7 p.m. The film follows three villagers as they each travel to the "big" city of San Julian to discover their versions of hope and happiness. Admission is $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members. Call 283-2118.

Gershwin To Jobim

Pianist Jane Hastay and bassist Peter Martin Weiss will perform every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at Co Co's Restaurant at The Maidstone Arms Inn in East Hampton. They will play romantic ballads, swing tunes, bossa novas, Broadway melodies, and selections from the 1930s to the present. Call 324-5006.

Classical Ballet

The Conservatory of Danse Arts presents its spring celebration of Classical Ballet, produced by Simon Caudullo, at the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall at

7 p.m. Also 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. It features Swan Lake—Act II and the dazzling Le Corsoure Pas de Deux, danced by Ichiko Nakaguma and international competition silver medal winner, Tomotaka Okada. Also on the program is Pas de Quatre, a favorite of the Romantic repertoire, and a new ballet, Midsummers Eve Festival, with choreography by Batteanne Terrell. Cost: $20 general admission, $18 Guild Hall members.

Godspell Continues

The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck will present Godspell on Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through May 28. Tickets are $15. Call 298-NFCT.

Cowgirl Ecstasy Girl

Jessie Haynes and Caine will be the featured performers at the Eastenders Coffee House in Riverhead from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by an open mic. Call 727-2656.

Musical Benefit

A Habitat for Humanity Benefit with The Lone Sharks will happen at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, $20. Call 267-3117.


May 20

Wine And Roses

The East End Arts Council and Shade Trees Nursery will present "Days of Wine & Roses" at Martha Clara Vineyard in Jamesport through May 25. The garden room will be overflowing with new, exciting rose varieties, fountains, art, and music. Invited artists will demonstrate and display their work. Suggested donation: $5. Call 727-0900 or 722-4041 for more information.

Playwriting Workshop

A playwriting workshop for adults will be led by William Burford at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for four weeks. He recently directed David Auburn's Proof. Cost: $125 for all four weeks. Call 725-0818, ext. 104.

Sea, Sky, & Sculpture

The ArtBarge will present an outdoor sculpture exhibit at the Mabel and Victor D'Amico Studio and Archive in Lazy Point, Amagansett through September 20. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thirteen East End sculptors, from Water Mill to Montauk are represented, including Don Saco, Penny Kaplan, James Posner, Anne Seelback, and Sally Richardson. Call 267-3172.

Little Toby Walker

The Long Island Blues Society presents Little Toby Walker and the Tommy Keyes Band at 8 p.m. at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead. Little Toby will hold a guitar seminar starting at 6 p.m. for a limited number of students. Tickets for the seminar are $15, the show, $15, and both, $25. See an article by The Independent Traveler Watchman on Walker's website! Call 727-5782 for tickets.

Big Show At Silas Marder

Over 50 artists will be exhibited in "The Big Show" at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton through June 18. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Artists include Grant Haffner, Karyn Mannix, Mica Invisible Marder, Almond Zigmund, Trish Franey, Josh Dayton, Judith Croce, Sally Egbert, Amy Kao, Shawn McNulty, and David Webster.

Novel Reading

Novelist Hilma Volitzer reads from Doctor's Daughter at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor at 6 p.m. Call 725-4926.

Sinatra With Steve

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Steve Tyrell will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m., singing tunes from his newest CD, Songs of Sinatra. He'll belt out the likes of "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "In the Wee Small Hours." Tickets are $45-$70. Call 288-1500.


May 21

Multi-Media Show

Meet local artists Carol Boyle, Patricia McCarthy, and Mary Jane Stevens from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hampton Bays Library's Helen Gould Room. All the women in this multi-media show are award winning artists whose work is privately collected. Call 728-6241.

Acoustic Singers

John McGraw and Marty Attridge, acoustic singers/songwriters, will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Eastenders Coffee House in Riverhead. Call 727-2656.

Poetry At Crazy Monkey

The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett features the art exhibit "Voices of Spring" through June 4. A poetry reading will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring George Wallace, Allen Planz, Diane Giardi, and Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan.

Artists And Dealers

A lively discussion on "The Artist-Dealer Connection" will happen at Guild Hall in East Hampton at 3 p.m. Panelists include Magda Sawon, Postmaster Gallery, James Salomon Contemporary, and Lucas Natali, Spanierman Gallery. Call 324-0806. Cost: $15 Guild Hall members/$18 non-members. Call 324-0806.

Long Island Student Filmmakers

The Suffolk County Film Commission will present the "First Exposure Film," featuring the best of the best in Long Island High School Student Filmmaking at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m. The films were selected by a panel of industry professionals who have chosen them from the Long Island Media Arts Show at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, The Video Project at East Hampton's Guild Hall, and the Strictly Students Film Festival at Smithtown High School. Tickets are $5. Call 288-1500.

Contemporary Gospel

The Galilee Singers perform traditional and contemporary gospel music at the Christ Episcopal Church at the corner of Hampton and East Union Streets. Admission, $25, includes a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are available at Canio's Books. Seating is limited. Call 725-0128 for info.


May 22

Surfer Guitarist

Famed guitarist Dick Dale takes the Stephen Talkhouse stage at 8 p.m. Tickets: $60/45. Call 267-3117.


May 23

Hit At Bay Street

It's opening night of Quartet at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, beginning at 8 p.m. The info about the play sez: "in a home for retired opera stars, a celebration for Verdi's birthday is fast approaching. Three former colleagues are at hilarious odds, not over the section they plan to sing at the celebration, but over the arrival of the newest resident, a diva with whom they once sang the celebrated 'Quartet.'" It's from the author of The Dresser and a huge hit in London's West End. Tickets are $45-$60. Also tomorrow at 8 p.m. Call 725-9500 to find out about other performance dates and times.

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