Arts & Leisure

‘For Purpose, By Accident’ with Lauren West

Beginning this weekend, Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott presents “For Purpose, By Accident,” the debut solo exhibition by Lauren West. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, October 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Music With the Masons

Two musical performances will be offered this weekend in the inner sanctum of the Wamponamon Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor.

The Met Opera Returns to Guild Hall

The Met’s “Live in HD” Series Returns to Guild Hall on October 16, with Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” followed by the historic premiere of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” on October 23, and “Eurydice” on December 4.

The Life And Work of WTC Architect Minoru Yamasaki

On Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m., artist/author Justin Beal and muralist/children’s book author Katie Yamasaki will discuss the life and work of the latter’s grandfather, Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), the architect of the World Trade Center.

Get Your Motown Groove on at Bay Street

On Saturday, October 23, at 8 p.m., Dr. K’s Motown Review comes to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor with 12 talented and energetic performers showcasing favorite hits of the 1960s Motown era. The band will perform live and in person with tracks by such legendary Motown artists as The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and others.

October Programming at Southampton Arts Center

Complementing its recently opened exhibition “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center has scheduled a number of artist talks, tours, workshops, films and live performances for the month of October. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation and reflection.

New Space for OFVS

Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS) has opened a new studio space in Bridgehampton and is now partnering with Shine, a creative and process arts space. The studio is located within the Unitarian Universalist meetinghouse at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Pamella Allen Comes To Ma’s House

Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, an artist residency space created by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, will welcome Pamella Allen, its third artist-in-residence, this week. On Friday, October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., an informal meet-the-artist event will be held at Ma’s House.

Into Plein Air

The Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery, 36 James Lane, East Hampton will host its first contemporary art exhibit from Thursday, October 7 to October 25.

The Art of Ben Georgia

The paintings of Ben Georgia will be featured in a one-man show opening Saturday, October 9, with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at Colm Rowan Fine Art, 55 Main Street, East Hampton.

Bedside Reading for a Fall Weekend

Bedside Reading, which places a wide variety of complimentary books by the bedsides of East End inns and boutique properties throughout the United States, celebrates the fall season with a new collection of books the weekend of October 8.

Welcome Days At The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum celebrates art, artists, and the community at three “Welcome Days” at the Parrish — offering free admission, self-led art activities, creative art workshops, engaging exhibitions, and gallery tours led by docents, as well as a pre-recorded Spanish language tour.


On Thursday, October 14, at 8 p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents a concert by multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band which has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for almost five decades before millions across the globe.

Tales From ‘East End Native’

At Guild Hall on Saturday, October 16, at 7 p.m., Andrina Wekontash Smith, Shinnecock storyteller and performer, explores the intersection of race and class on the East End.

Comedy Comes To Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Anthony Rodia is a first generation Italian comedian born and raised in Westchester County, and on Friday, October 8, at 8 p.m., he will perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

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