June 21, 2006
In celebration of Paul McCartney's 64th birthday, WEHM (92.9/96.9FM) Radio and Martha Clara Vineyards will host an exhibit entitled "Revolution," the world's largest Beatles fine art and sale, featuring lithographs, photos, lyrics, album art, and hand-signed works by John Lennon, McCartney and Ringo Starr at Martha Clara's in Riverhead on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free exhibit will run through July 9 and every piece is available to purchase. Call 610-389-1807.
Gallery Merz in Sag Harbor will hold an artists' reception on Saturday from 5 to
7 p.m. highlighting an exhibit featuring three artists, Susan Zises, Keith Long and Stephen Soreff, whose subject matter is Hollywood glamour, retro-fashion and drive-in movie seduction. The exhibit will continue through July 16. Call 725-2803.
A Barrymore Tribute
Guild Hall in East Hampton is exhibiting a montage of photographs of one of Hollywood's most famous families, the Barrymores, through July 30. Barrymore family biographer and archivist Carol S. Hoffman is the curator of the Photographic Exhibit: The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family, which is comprised of 47 matted photos with supporting text. Guild Hall also has a new exhibition, Gifts in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary featuring 39 new additions to the building's permanent collection through July 30.
The Winter Tree Gallery in Sag Harbor is featuring the artwork of Yannis Amoryanos in an exhibit entitled Fantasy World through July 13. Call 725-0097.
Southampton Publick House proprietor Don Sullivan will discuss American realist painter William Sidney Mount's The Tough Story – Scene in a Country Tavern, 1837 at The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton on Friday at noon. Also, scholar Alexander Nemerov, Professor of American Art at Yale University will host a discussion on Saturday at 6 p.m. exploring Edward Hopper's Groundswell, a riveting seascape painting and its relation to American visual culture in the 1940s. Call 283-2118.
Comedian David Alan Grier will do stand-up at The Bay Street Theatre on Monday at 8 p.m. Grier is best known for his work on the acclaimed Fox TV series "In Living Color." Tickets are $48. Call 725-9500.
Movie & Munchies
As part of the Rogers Memorial Library's Movie & Munchies For Teens, the film Adventures in Babysitting will be screening on Friday at the Morriss Meeting Room at 4 p.m. The movie is geared to teens and pre-teens ages 11-17. Refreshments will be served. Call 283-0774 x 548.
Launching THE PROJECT
Bravo Silva will perform a rock concert to launch THE PROJECT, The Parrish Art Museum's new progressive culture group for young professionals on the West Lawn on Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $25 in advance/ $35 at the door, which includes two complimentary drinks. Call 283-2118.
Mira J. Spektor presents Mary Shelley: Scenes From A Life, a chamber opera and play about summer rentals at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Also tenor Samuel Eudovique and soprano Carol Stanton will perform next Wednesday at 8 p.m. Call 324-4050 or 1-866-811-4111.
Paul Schenly's 18th season of Pianofest will be performed at Guild Hall on Monday at 5 p.m. Pianofest features an international group of young artists who spend eight weeks in the Hamptons studying under master teachers and performing for the public. There's a $10 admission fee per person on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are admitted free. The concerts will be followed by a reception to meet the artists accompanied by refreshments. Schenly will provide commentary and master-class critique. Call 329-9115.
Wine And Opera
Pindar Vineyards in Peconic will hold a performance of From Opera to Broadway at the Pindar Pavilion on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Call Opera of the Hamptons at 728-8804.
Enrique Lopez and the Latin Ensemble will be performing at Stella Show's preview party for its Antiques and Design show in Bridgehampton on Friday and on August 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. The parties will benefit the Bridgehampton Historical Society. Tickets are $125.
Sonny Comes Home
Contemporary folk singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her #1 Adult Contemporary hit "Sonny Came Home." Tickets are $70, $55, $40. Call 288-1500 to purchase tickets.
The Pinball Wizard
The Who's Tommy is playing at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor through July 9. Call 725-9500 for tix.
Honoring Our Ancestors
Wendy Chamberlin will be signing copies of her book True East, Farming Ancestral Lands On Long Island's East End, at the Bridgehampton Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Featuring 300 color photographs, Chamberlin's book, which was published by Peconic Land Trust, follows four Long Island farm families as they went about their routine with the same devotion and commitment of their ancestors nearly 400 years ago.
Behind The Scenes
Author Luke Yankee will read from and sign his new book entitled Just Outside the Spotlight: Growing Up with Eileen Heckart at East End Books in East Hampton on Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Heckart was one of the most respected character actresses in show business and Yankee reveals the juicy details of the showbiz world and the behind-the-scenes tales of favorite celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Lucille Ball, to name a few. Call 324-8680.
Julie Sheehan will be reading from her new book, a collection of poems entitled Orient Point, at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Friday at 6 p.m. Poet Andrea Carter Brown will also read from her new book of poems titled The Disheveled Bed. On Saturday, friends of Barbara Guest will take part in a memorial reading for the poet at 6 p.m. All events are free.