Arts & Leisure

Virtual Artist Visits with Montauk Library

“On The Nature of Art: The Work of Miles Jaffe,” a 12-minute video created by Jaffe, will be available for on-demand streaming through December 31 via the Montauk Library at montauklibrary.org/video. The premiere of the screening will be Wednesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Bay Street opens a Holiday Silent Auction

Bay Street Theater is hosting a Holiday Silent Auction that begins Sunday, November 21, and continues through Thursday, December 2. Items will be available for bidding 24 hours a day, each day, by visiting the auction link at baystreet.org.

Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva performs Sonatas by the Sea

Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s classical music program featuring world-class artists, continues with Bulgarian-born pianist Nadejda Vlaeva on Friday, November 12, at 6 p.m. The program includes piano sonatas by Beethoven and Scriabin as well as several other works, and can be experienced in-person or online.

A Reception for Barbara Hadden at Kramoris Gallery

Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor offers “Swan Song,” an exhibition of paintings by Barbara Hadden on view through November 29. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, November 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

More Music with the Masons

On Friday, November 12, at 8 p.m., the Sag Harbor Masonic Music Series welcomes newcomers Dreaming In The Shadows, a band that includes Wayne Jacobs on vocals and guitar, Hudson Turlow on vocals and bass, and Jason Rivera on drums. This newly formed band plays late ’60s psychedelic, rock, new wave and more.

Beau Bree Rhee’s ‘Les Parages’ opens at Ma’s House

Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio on the Shinnecock Reservation will present “Les Parages,” a solo exhibition of new works by October and November resident artist Beau Bree Rhee. The exhibit will run from November 16 to December 16, and opens with a reception and refreshments on Tuesday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Getting those Riverhead Blues

Roomful of Blues, the world-renowned, horn-powered, house-rocking blues band, will perform live at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Sunday, November 21, at 8 p.m.

Bay Street Theater brings ‘Macbeth’ to Life for Young Audiences

Each fall, Bay Street Theater presents Literature Live! its popular education initiative, which brings classic literature to life on stage for the benefit of middle and high school students across Long Island. But like all other aspects of life, the rise of COVID-19 in 2020 threw a major monkey wrench into the way in which theaters present plays to live audiences — a particular concern for Bay Street as it pondered the logistics of bringing students into a confined space for a show.

Young Thespians go ‘Into The Woods’ of Artistic Discovery with South Fork Performing Arts

When South Fork Performing Arts (SFPA) put on its debut performance — a production of “Antigone Now” in 2018 — Amaia Astorr was in the audience. She was there to support two of her friends, who were performing in the play, but it became a transformative experience for her. A year later, she was no longer content being a spectator.

Happy Belated, Beethoven: BCM Autumn Celebrates Composer’s 250th Birthday

As of late, pianist Gilles Vonsattel has had two sonatas in his fingers. The first is a technically challenging exploration of radiance with a glowing sound, and the second is its opposite — a dark, passionate and compact piece, rife with a sense of doom.

Emma Walton Hamilton Wins British Poetry Prize

Emma Walton Hamilton has won the £5K Bridport Prize Poetry Award. Based in the U.K., the international writing competition, now in its 49th year, helps fund Bridport Arts Centre in Dorset, England.

Josh Gladstone Will Step Down as Artistic Director of the John Drew Theater

Guild Hall in East Hampton has announced that after 21 years at the helm of the John Drew Theater, artistic director Josh Gladstone has decided to pursue new creative opportunities at the end of 2021. A national search will be launched to find his successor.

Southampton Arts Center Offers Full Slate of Programs for November

Continuing programming complementing its current exhibition, “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center (SAC) has scheduled a number of tours, workshops, wellness and films for the month of November. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection.

Series Explores Ideas for Preserving Sag Harbor

Over the next several months, Preservation Long Island and the Sag Harbor Historical Society will host The Sag Harbor Preservation Forum, a series of three separate discussion panels addressing various aspects of preserving the historic architecture and character of the Village of Sag Harbor.

Solo Exhibitions by peter campus, Virginia Jaramillo And John Torreano at The Parrish

From November 7 through February 27, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present three solo exhibitions of East End artists peter campus (American, b. 1937), Virginia Jaramillo (American, b. 1939), and John Torreano (American, b.1941).

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