December 06, 2006

Coming Attractions

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December 7

Round Table Reading

Author Christopher Cerf and artist Paige Peterson will discuss and sign copies of their new children's book, Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still, as part of the Authors Round Table Series at Alison Restaurant in Bridgehampton, at 7 p.m. (See Indy's Blackie feature on page B-1).

Locally Inspired Art

Through the month of December local artist Rafael Hidalgo will display his oils, watercolors, charcoals and pastels in the Helen Gould Room at the Hampton Bays Public Library. Hidalgo draws his inspiration from local scenes.

Going to Gurneys

Sing to your heart's content on karaoke night every Thursday with Jim & Nanci and Kenny, the singing bartender, at Gurney's Inn in Montauk. No cover; drink specials. Then dance those nights away with DJ Des and Linda on Friday and Saturday. No cover/21 & over.

Coffee House Jams

Eastenders Coffee House in Riverhead will host a jam by Bob Barta and friends from 8 to 11 p.m. Tomorrow, featured performers Chris Vancott, Beatriz and Joe will play from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., with an open mic to follow till 11. Nutz and Honey will perform on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Ahmad and Clutch will command a presence on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.


December 8

Bell's Impression

The Suffolk County Historical Society will present the exhibition "Caroline M. Bell and the Peconic Bay Impressionists," the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the North Fork painter, her peers and students. A wine and cheese opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be organized & curated by Terry Wallace, owner of Wallace Gallery in East Hampton. For more info, call the Society at 727-2881. On view through April 30.

Finest in World Cinema

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will screen the Spanish comedy, Rolling Family, as part of the "Finest in World Cinema" series today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m. (Spanish with English subtitles.) Tickets: $10 adults / $7 students & seniors / $3 WHBPAC film society members. Call 288-1500.

Sweet Jazz @ CoCo

Get cuddly at CoCo restaurant (at the Maidstone Arms in East Hampton) with pianist Jane Hastay and bassist Peter Martin Weiss every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Jazz standards by Gershwin, Ellington and Porter are just a few of the tunes they play.

Talkhouse Tunes

The Rhythm Kings will get the crowd moving at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett at 10 p.m. Tickets: $10. Tomorrow, Telly takes the stage at 8 p.m., $10 – followed by Mamma Lee and Friends at 10:30, also $10.


December 9

Holiday Pottery Sale

On Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons has a Holiday Pottery Sale by the Guild's potters at Celadon Gallery in Water Mill. Through December 16.

Look at Pop Art

The Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum will have a slide show on "Pop Art and its Indigenous Influences," from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 to 3:30 p.m. This free event is part of the Shinnecock Museum's winter festival, a market featuring native arts & crafts, and it coincides with The Parrish Art Museum's exhibition, "Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters."

Autographing Event

East End Books in East Hampton will have a special multiple author event to celebrate books published by Welcome Books, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Authors Amy Arbus, Barbara Bordnick, Sam Fink, Jane Lahr, Eric Meola, John Ortner, Paige Peterson and Christopher Cerf, and Katrina Tabori and Natasha Fried will sign copies of their books — and just in time for the holidays. Mumm Napa sparkling wine will be served.

Closing Exhibit

Today is the last day to view "Autumn Exhibition," by the Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island Ltd. at the Castello di Borghese Winery in Cutchogue.


December 10

The Readings

The Bay Street Theatre's Playwrights' Workshop presents its new play, Unused Characters, for the tenth and final reading in the series this year at 2 p.m. The Readings at Bay Street Theatre offer established and emerging playwrights an opportunity to hear their plays in front of an audience. Tickets are $10 pp and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 725-9500.


December 12

Naked Stage Readings

The Naked Stage presents staged readings of Zoo Story by Edward Albee (with performers Michael Nathanson and Jonathan Peters) and The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard in the Boots Lamb Education Center at Guild Hall in East Hampton at 7:30 p.m. Josh Gladstone, Jonathan Peters, Josh Perl, Michael Nathanson, Wendy Fairey and Joe Brondo will read Shepard's play. The event is free.

Ongoing Events

• The Southampton Artists' Association is hosting a Holiday Gift Show of fine arts and crafts at the Levitas Gallery in the Southampton Cultural Center through December 22. Open daily, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday & Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 283-2686.

• Guild Hall in East Hampton is waiving museum admission fees to its exhibit "Our Town: Fritz Leddy Photographs," featuring 100 photos by Francis D. (Fritz) Leddy. Also on view is "Our Town Today: Contemporary Visions of East Hampton," featuring black and white and color prints by East End photographers. Both exhibits will be on view through January 7, 2007. Call 324-0806.

• The exhibit "American Paintings, 1850-1965," is on view at the Spanierman Gallery in East Hampton through January 13, 2007.

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