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Joseph Vecsey Reflects On A Decade Of Stand-Up Comedy At Bay Street Theater

Comedian Joseph Vecsey, the founder and host of “All Star Stand-Up Comedy” at Bay Street Theater, reflects on the series that returns for its 10th season on Friday, January 17..

Edward Albee’s ‘A Delicate Balance’ Comes to Southampton Cultural Center

As a theater director, Joan M. Lyons isn’t one to choose the easy way out. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that with her upcoming directorial offering at SCC, Lyons has, once again, taken the path of most resistance. This time, it’s Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance,” which won the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Drama Desk Award and three Tonys.

So, What’s In The Trunk?

For 22 years, Anthony Celano served as a detective and detective squad commander of the New York Police Department. But Celano is also an author, and on Saturday, January 25, at 1 p.m., he will be at East Hampton Library to discuss his latest novel, “The Case of Two in the Trunk: A Sergeant Markie Mystery.”

Paintings By Nina Gillman On View

From January 11 through 27, Elena Prohaska Fine Arts will present an exhibition of paintings, collages and prints by Amagansett and New York City artist Nina Gillman at the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts gallery in Bridgehampton.

Hallelujah, It’s Handel!

Each January, residents of Shelter Island gather at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church to welcome the new year by singing George Friederich Handel’s 1741 composition, “Messiah.” On Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m. the Shelter Island Community Chorus invites one and all to the fifth annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at the church.

The Art of Writing Explored at Conference

Award-winning author and activist Donna Kaz is a multi-genre writer and activist based in New York City. From January 9 to 12, she will host a creative nonfiction writers conference at the Southampton Inn.

Hampton Theatre Company Invites High School Students To A Free Preview Performance Of ‘Admissions’

The many pitfalls, scandals and complications of getting into a top college have dominated headlines across the country in recent years. And it’s a timely topic that will be tackled by the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) in “Admissions,” a play opening January 16. High school juniors and seniors are invited to the dress rehearsal free of charge on February 15 at 7 p.m.

Springs Student Finds Voice In Art

For Viggo, a 13-year-old student in the special education department at Springs School, art is his tool for connection, communication and expression. And, above all, it is the place where he belongs.

Carlos Lama Livens up the Dance Floor with Records from his Club Kid Days

At the height of his “Club Kid” days, Carlos Lama could be found under the disco balls of every major dance floor in New York, from Palladium to Danceteria to Studio 54. They were a weekly necessity, his therapy and remedy. And around this time last year, Lama found himself missing those nights — and that music.

East End director Michael Disher Breaks his Silence on recent Health Issues

December 2 marked the one-month anniversary of Michael Disher's discharge from Grimes Center at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, where he had spent the three months prior rehabilitating from a partial paralysis following cancer and subsequent brain surgery gone awry.

It’s ‘Destination Motown’ with the Sensational Soul Cruisers

One of Jersey’s best kept secrets and the longtime favorite house band at New York City’s famed Copacabana, the Sensational Soul Cruisers perform their show “Destination Motown” at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) on Saturday, December 28, at 8 p.m.

Candlelight Tours to Brighten the New Year

elebrate the end of the holidays with a self-guided tour of the Gilded Age Rogers Mansion by candlelight. On Saturday, January 4, from 4 to 6 p.m., Southampton History Museum presents “First Saturday” and guests will see the 20-room Rogers Mansion as it was in the 1920s filled with holiday decorations.

Holiday Week Workshops and a Family Film at the Parrish Art Museum

With the kids out of school, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has got you covered and is offering two Winter Vacation Art Workshops and a film in the days ahead to keep the little ones happy and thinking creatively.

Time to Twist and Shout with The Beatles on Film

Shake away the winter blues with the Montauk Library and its upcoming series “Twist and Shout: The Beatles on Film,” from late December to early February, six innovative and fun movies featuring The Beatles.

Baker House Seasonal Specials, WordHampton Awards, OFVS Workshops

Baker House Offers Seasonal Specials The Baker House 1650 is turning up the heat this winter with a pair of special experiences, from the moment...

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Violinist Eric Silberger, a top prizewinner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, will return to the East End to kick off the 2020 season of Shelter Island Friends of Music (SIFM). The concert will be held at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road, on Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m.