On Friday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., The Watermill Center will host an “Artists’ Table Dinner” with alum Catherine Galasso who will present an open rehearsal of “Get Dancing,” a piece featuring dancers Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal and Meg Weeks that will premiere later this month at Guild Hall.
The Parrish Art Museum is a partnering venue with The Jam Session, Inc., for the first annual Hamptons Jazz Fest 2021. On Friday, July 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Morris Goldberg & SafroJazz performs with special guests trumpet player Diego Urcola, and bassist Bakithi Kumalo.
As a restaurant, Calissa in Water Mill may be best known for its Greek eats, but beginning this week, it also becomes the place for music with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Questlove, Rev Run x Ruckus, DJ Cassidy and others performing in the weeks ahead.
Anyone who works in the arts will tell you that the worldwide pandemic made this past year unlike anything they have ever seen in their careers. For Julienne Penza-Boone, who was named executive director of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in early 2020, just weeks before COVID-19 shut down theaters for more than a year, figuring out how to schedule this year’s summer season for the 425-seat theater was nothing short of a balancing act.
“The God Committee,” a new film by part-time Bridgehampton resident Austin Stark, explores the ethical quandary that arises when a wealthy donor tries to bribe a group of doctors to move his son up the organ donation priority list.
Now that summer is in full swing, social calendars are filling, temperatures are rising, and live music is back in a big way. The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs is putting on a robust lineup for its 2021 music series. Thirty musicians are playing over 11 concerts for the third year of the series, all out in Duck Creek’s big, beautiful barn. Although each performance will be different, they share a common through line.
The North Fork TV Festival has named Tony-nominated and Emmy and Grammy Award winner Christopher Jackson this year’s Ambassador to the Arts recipient. A formal dinner ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 5, at American Beech in Greenport at 6:30 p.m.
The Watermill Center will host a Community Day on Saturday, July 17. Community Day offers a chance to experience The Center’s grounds as its artists-in-residence do — a space to explore, unwind, and get inspired
Since the 1980s, artist Darren Vigil Gray has been known for dynamic works that probe personal and tribal mythologies, portraiture, the broad landscape of northern New Mexico, and abstraction. On Saturday, July 10, Keyes Art in Sag Harbor opens an exhibition of Gray’s work with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
Phillips Southampton is currently featuring “Milton Avery: A Sense of Place,” an exhibition running through July 31 with works available for both private sale and at auction. Curated by the artist’s grandson, Sean Cavanaugh, and Waqas Wajahat, the show features works directly from the Milton Avery Trust.
Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC) in partnership with the Village of East Hampton and the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” by Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield and Adam Long from July 15 to July 25.
On Tuesday nights, Main Beach in East Hampton Village is the place to be for live music on the East End. The Main Beach Summer Music Series kicked off with The Nancy Atlas Project (on Thursday, July 8 since Tuesday was a wash-out) and will continue through September 7.
Tickets are on sale now for Bay Street Theater’s upcoming outdoor staged concert production of “Camelot,” with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The production opens Thursday, August 5, at a location in Bridgehampton to be announced soon.
On June 26, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center honored the late fashion model Jean Patchett with a book signing featuring Robert and Lois Lilley, authors of “Jean Patchett: American Goddess.” Patchett, a former Westhampton Beach resident and dedicated benefactor to the theater, died in 2002.
On view July 11 through November 7, “Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim” is a multi-part exhibition of newly created work in painting, sound, photography, and archival materials. The show centers on the experiences — past and present — of communities of color on the East End and it opens up a discourse around collective memory and historical narratives of labor, educational access, transportation, and land rights, bringing to light systemic racial segregation in the area.