Inda a Cause for Celebration, Pulchritude, “Andromeda, Car Show Revs Up

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Inda Eaton. Ellen Watson photo

Inda Eaton: A Cause for Celebration

Celebrate the launch of Inda Eaton’s newest album, “Shelter in Place” — and the beginning of a new adventure in storytelling music madness — on Thursday, June 28, at 8 p.m. at Stephen Talkhouse, located at 161 Main Street in Amagansett.

Always intimate, the evening will feature the full band — with Jeffrey Smith, B. Rehm-

Gerdes, Jeff Marshall and Mike Guglielmo — with special guests Nancy Atlas and Lee and Rose Lawler.

“The tangential comedy, spur of the moment interactions and sharing of stories make each Inda show a unique connecting experience,” according to a press release.

Concertgoers will receive a complimentary copy of the new album ahead of the official drop date on August 8. Pre-orders will start on July 9 leading up to the release, when it will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon music.

Tickets are $25. For more information, please call (631) 267-3117 or visit stephentalkhouse.com.

“Mule Hauls Water” by Paton Miller.

Pulchritude

“Pulchritude” may be a word that sounds ugly, but it actually means “beauty.”

Monica Banks’s latest series of porcelain confections and celebratory cakes embrace this paradox, opening Saturday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor.

“Rendered in sumptuous pastel hues, her ceramic monuments to domesticity examine ugliness, tragedy, creepiness and asymmetry, qualities that beauty must inherently contain in order to be deeper and more meaningful than mere ‘prettiness,’” according to a press release. “As usual, Banks’s reflections on problems in the world at large inform her depiction of tiny figures within and on top of the confections. Banks gives these disenfranchised creatures attention they would not otherwise receive. She has said, ‘All moments deserve a tribute, whether those moments are hopeful or tragic.’ Her cakes continue to serve as empathic memorials honoring animals and humans, as well as objects and mythical characters.”

Her body of work will be shown alongside Paton Miller’s oil paintings that depict ordinary scenes enhanced by his inventiveness.

“Inspired by world travel, as well as domesticity and family life, Miller employs an earthy, neutral pallet, reinforcing his connection to nature and the outdoors,” the press release said. “Human figures, as well as animals and invented ‘species’ populate his canvases. These subjects bring to life Miller’s allegorical narratives that reference other places in other times.”

Their work will remain on view though July 26 at the gallery, located at 26 Main Street. For more information, please call (631) 793-2256 or visit saranightingale.com.

Women’s Advocacy, Neo-Political Cowgirls-Style

In keeping with their mission of raising visibility for women’s issues, The Neo-Political Cowgirls dance theater company will present the second annual “Andromeda’s Sisters” event on Thursday, June 28, at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Inspired by the moment in NPC’s production “Andromeda,” in which Poseidon’s daughters swim to Andromeda’s aid, “Andromeda’s Sisters” celebrates women’s capacity to support each other and change the world.

“The world today calls for exceptional energy in addressing society’s struggles,” Kate Mueth, Neo-Political Cowgirls artistic director and founder, said in a press release. “We at NPC thrive on this energy of assisting and making connections. We see how imperative the intersection of arts and advocacy is in serving our communities, families and the industrious talents of women. And that’s why we have ‘Andromeda’s Sisters.’ When we ‘swim’ to help our sisters, even if it may go against our own best interests in the moment, it’s astounding what can happen for all of those involved.”

The three-tiered evening of advocacy, associating and arts will start at 5 p.m. with a Women’s Advocacy Panel including Roberta Kaplan, power litigator who fights against Nazis, fights for marriage equality and who helped launch the Times Up Legal Defense Fund; Nell Merlino of Take Your Daughter To Work Day; Minerva Perez of OLA; Julie Ratner of Ellen’s Run; Katherine King of Hantam Trust; Becky Genia of The Shinnecock Nation WAVE; and Milagros Cruz from International Rescue Committee.

A VIP Garden Party will follow the panel, featuring live music in the garden by Job Potter, Sarah Greene and Steven Tekulsky, before one-act performances begin at 8 p.m. — short plays by Jacqueline Bircher, Lucy Boyle, Quinn Jackson, Monica Bauer and Robin Rice with performances by Aida Turturro, Florencia Lozano, Ellen Dolan, Ava DeMary, Augie Murphy and more.

Tickets range from $35 to $150, which will benefit NPC’s theatrical and educational programming. For more information, please contact npcowgirls@gmail.com.

Car Show Revs Its Engine, Six Years Running

Scores of antique and classic vehicles will roll off the ferries, out of Long Island garages, and onto Fireman’s Field for the sixth annual Car Show on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the corner of North Cartwright and Burns Roads on Shelter Island — bringing together acres of muscle cars, sedans and working vehicles of yesteryear with owners on hand to answer questions about their rides.

“For people who love vintage vehicles, the Car Show is a day to meet classic cars and the fascinating people who love and care for them,” according to a press release.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water and soft drinks will be provided by Cromer’s Market and prepared by Shelter Island firefighters. Admission — which will benefit the Shelter Island Historical Society and the Shelter Island Fire Department — is $10, $5 for children and free for kids under age 6. Family admission is $25. Rain date is Sunday, July 1.

For more information, or to register a classic car or truck, please call (631) 749-0025 or email carshow@shelterislandhistorical.org.

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