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By Alyssa Moudis
Wednesday Night Live
Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host "Wednesday Night Live," a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling's in Sag Harbor from 8 to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it's karaoke beginning at 10 PM.
Townline has just announced the start of Karaoke Nights every Saturday from 8 PM to 12 AM with a special food and drink menu as guests sing their favorites. Come for free pool and pub quiz night at 7 PM every Thursday evening and come watch some "smokin' hot tunes" live alongside a happy hour menu every Friday. Townline is open regularly by 11:30 AM until 9 or 10 PM Thursday through Monday. For more info call 631-537-2271 or visit the Townline BBQ Facebook page.
Dance at the Talkhouse this Friday with DJ Hanzi starting at 10 PM. On Saturday Lynn Blue and Band take the stage at 8 PM for some lives tunes with a following performance by the band Revel in Dimes at 10 PM. Visit stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117 for more info.
East End Opry
The East End Opry has found a new place to call home every Sunday evening at the The Coast Grill in Southampton. The featured performers this Sunday are the Spaghetti Westerners. Special guest hosts will open the performance at 6:30 PM. You can submit requests to East End Opry to audition to play live at one of the shows. Visit East End Opry's Facebook page for more details.
Suffolk Theater Concerts
On Friday, Riverhead's Suffolk Theater hosts a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne with band Ozzmosis! Tickets are $29. The show begins at 8 PM. Saturday, Ronnie Spector takes the stage performing tunes from both her time with The Ronettes and her later solo career. One of the great voices of the 60s, Ronnie will perform at 8 PM. Admission will be $49 to $65. Doors, bar, and restaurant open at 6:30 PM for both shows. For seating options and ticket purchasing call 631-727-4343 or visit SuffolkTheater.com.
The tenth annual Cabin Fever music festival continues tonight at Cowfish in Hampton Bays at 8 PM with the bands Black Leaf, Chetflix and Nill, and Andrew Cooper performing. On Friday, visit Buckley's Inn Between in Hampton Bays at 9:30 PM for Disco's Bday Xtravaganza and Project Vibe. Saturday at 9:30 PM come see bands The Realm and Earthreal perform at MJ Dowlings in Sag Harbor. And on Sunday, watch Clearwater Stills, Warm Needles, The Avoiders, Adams Atoms, and The Atlantic & Eye take the stage at North Sea Tavern in Southampton at 3 PM. You can follow the festival by following @CabinFeverMusic on their Twitter and Facebook pages. This year T-shirts celebrating their anniversary and the festival itself will be available.
Writers Speak Wednesdays
Stony Brook Southampton MFA with support by Harbor Books in Sag Harbor, has arranged a calendar of different author readings and discussions. Wednesday, February 22, Jamal Joseph, prominent author and professor, will be speaking at Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellor's Hall in Southampton. The reception begins at 6:30 PM and the readings and discussion will start at 7 PM. Visit stonybrook.edu/mfa or call 631-632-5028 to register or for any questions.
BookHampton in collaboration with c/o The Maidstone will be holding another book club in East Hampton at the inn on Wednesday, February 22 from 5 PM to 7 PM. The book under discussion will be New York Times Bestseller The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. To register or find more details visit BookHampton.com or call 631-324-4939.
Book & Bottle
Julius and Joysetta Pearce present a discussion and workshop covering African American Genealogy on Thursday at 6 PM hosted by the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. Guests will be taught how to look up and find thorough info concerning their ancestry. Registration is required by calling 631-727-2881 ext. 100. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The admission fee includes informational handouts and some light refreshments. Visit suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Bay Street Theater Camp
Taught by Bethany Dellapolla the five day camp program will include instruction on acting, singing, dance, performance, and musical theater history. Camp takes place Monday through Friday, February 24 from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. All of the learning will culminate into a student performance at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor titled My Life: The Musical. Sign up your child for the camp as soon as possible and save on pricing. The camp will take place again in April. For registration and more details visit baystreet.org or call 631-725-9500.
The Jewish Cardinal
The East Hampton Library continues its International Film Festival of 2017 with the documentary The Jewish Cardinal on Sunday at 2 PM. The subtitled film in both French and English was created by Ilan Duran Cohen. It tells the story of a young Jewish boy of Polish immigrants who went on to keep his Jewish cultural identity even after converting to Catholicism when young and later entering priesthood. For more info and to register for a seat visit easthamptonlibrary.org or call the circulation desk at 631-324-0222.
National Theatre Live
Guild Hall in East Hampton is holding a live screening of Saint Joan, a classic play describing the powerful and famous young woman Joan of Arc. The showing is on Saturday at 7 PM. The last call for tickets is two hours before curtain. Tickets are $16 for members and $18 for non-members. To purchase tickets or for details visit GuildHall.org or call their box office at 631-324-4050.