June 07, 2006
Capturing The Coastline
Colorful beach scenes will delight the eyes at the exhibit of Rockaway & Southampton Seaside Scenes 1905-1940, at the Rogers Mansion, on Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Contrasting the seascapes of both towns, the exhibit documents an important part of Long Island's history and development. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Ocean Panaramas," four striking panoramic photographs of the sea will be on display upstairs. Exhibits close August 31. Call 283-2494.
Blue Splash, a colorful waterworld of paintings of sailing and the sea by French artist Marie Lou will be on display at Pierre's restaurant in Bridgehampton. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Art will be on display through June 27.
"The Edible Garden"
Landscape Pleasures, The Parrish Art Museum's horticultural event and fund-raiser on Saturday, will focus on "The Edible Garden," starting with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Alice Waters will discuss "The Delicious Revolution," describing her work with public schools to change the way Americans think about food. Also speaking are Rosalind Creasy, Brian Halweil, and Scott Chaskey. Speakers will begin at 9 a.m. On Sunday, event attendees can take self-guided tours of private gardens in the Hamptons, exploring fruit, vegetable and herb gardens that are grown organically, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $125/$150 & include admission to both events. Call 283-2118.
Lee Jewelers in Sag Harbor will be displaying Samuel T. Rafeel's collection of antique Native American jewelry, starting on Saturday with a trunk show from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Rafeel's selection consists of work from the Navajo and Zuni Nations with several Aztec and Mayan references. The collection has both signed and unsigned pieces dating back from the 1940s to the 1970s. Selection will be on display through July 1.
Inspired By Nature
The Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton will showcase artwork by local students who have visited and were inspired by the reserve's 16-acres of gardens and sculpture. More than 250 pieces will be on display in the First Annual Student Art Showcase on Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Art Center on the property. Admission is free. Call 329-3568.
Artist Haim Mizrahi is organizing a group art show at LTV studios in Wainscott, with an opening reception on Saturday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Participating artists are Casey Anderson, Dave Nadal, Michael Knigin, Joan Kraisky, Dana Dolan, Tracy Harris and Mizrahi. Show runs until July 17. Call 537-2777/329-0055.
The Parrish Art Museum will be screening Shopgirl, starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman on Monday at 8 p.m. Adapted from Martin's novella of the same name, the film is about three lonely Los Angeles residents and their complex love triangle.
Guild Hall in East Hampton will be screening Pluck at 4 p.m. The 45-minute documentary written by Dore Hammond is about New York City in the 1950s through the early 1960s, mentioning such notables as William F. Buckley Jr., jazz great Dick Hyman and opera diva Anna Moffo, all who contributed to the culture of the city. Admission is free. Call 324-0806.
The Hal McKusick Jazz Trio will perform at Christ Episcopal Church of Sag Harbor on Sunday at 2 p.m. Titled "Strawberry Jazz," this concert is an annual event that raises funds to restore the Christ Church pipe organ. Following the concert, homemade strawberry desserts will be served. Tickets are $25 advance and available exclusively at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor; $30 at the door on the day of the show. Call 725-0128.
Musicians Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss will perform at the Southampton Inn for Jazz Sundays. The local jazz duo will be playing in the newly renovated courtyard café on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., weather permitting. Otherwise, the festivities will be moved to the library. Call 283-6500.
Southern Blues Rock
Who Are Those Guys will headline a five-band benefit concert for WPKN/WPKM (89.5, 88.7) at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead on Sunday, from 1 to 7 p.m. The lineup also includes local musicians The Van Dyke Brothers, Janira, Jack's Waterfall and Professor "Louie" & Miss Maries (of the Crowmatix) with the Kerry Kearney Blues Band. Tickets are $10. Call 298-0075.
Jazz singer and pianist Karrin Allyson and her Quartet will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. Listen to the blues, contemporary and American Songbook, bossa nova, and bebop. Tickets are $65/$50/$35. Call 288-1500.
Art Reflects Life
Geoffrey Paul Gordon, Playwright-in-Residence at the Morriss Center, presents his full-length play Onward Bound at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall on Friday and Saturday, at 8 p.m. With 11 student actors, Gordon explores what happens when a beloved alternative high school program suddenly folds. Morriss will close its doors at the end of this school season. Admission is free. Call 907-3028.
A Chilling Read
Author Jeffrey Deaver will read from his latest thriller Cold Moon at Book Hampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m. Deaver is the author of 22 suspense novels. In Cold Moon, returning characters criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner and longtime love Amelia Sachs carefully piece together a murder mystery and find themselves facing one of the most cunning killers they've ever encountered.
Father and son authors Sandor and Jonathan Flaum will discuss and sign copies of their new book The 100 Mile Walk: A Father and Son On a Quest to Find the Essence of Leadership, at East End Books in East Hampton on Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Later on, author Jane Lahr will talk about and sign copies of her new book Searching for Mary Magdalene: A Journey Through Art and Literature, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 324-8680.
War & Rememberance
A panel of speakers will be part of a talk entitled "The Memoirs of An Outsider: An Italian and Jewish Woman's Transformation by the Brutal Events of World War II" at The Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton on Sunday at 10 a.m. Author Simona Pekelis McCray will read from her recently published memoir My Version of the Facts, about her experience as a child fleeing from Italy during the Holocaust. Bella Brodski and Stanislao Pugliese will also speak. An Italian brunch ($10) will follow at 11:30 a.m. Call 324-9858, ext. 212.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the publication Latinas Write/Escriben, a bilingual literary magazine, the Herstory Writers Workshop will host an all-Spanish reading tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Whalebone Landing on Boatheader's Lane in Springs. Readers are from Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. Suffolk County Legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher will also attend. Summaries of the authors' readings will be provided in English. Call 723-0150/553-9310.
A community forum focusing on the historic preservation in East Hampton Village and addressing the future of the historic Queen Anne-style Thomas Moran House will be held at the Maidstone Club's Tennis House on Saturday, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Mayor Paul Rickenbach, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Jacqueline T. Robertson, Robert F. Hefner, and Stephen May. Call 283-3195 for reservations.
Author Jonathan Silin will read from his new book My Father's Keeper: The Story of a Gay Son and His Aging Parents at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 6 p.m. Silin tells the story of his own experience as a gay man in his midlife who learned to care for his elderly parents as a series of illnesses forced them to become dependent on their son. Admission is free; seating is limited and based on first come, first serve.