Hamptons Agenda: Bernie Williams, Bebe Neuwirth, ArtHamptons

Also happening this weekend, author talks continue throughout the Hamptons, the annual Hamptons Greek Festival takes place in Southampton, and "Men's Lives" continues its run in Sag Harbor

All over the East End this weekend authors are lined-up to chat about their books, art shows are plentiful, and Greek food galore is on deck to keep you busy and full. Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend.

Just click on the links for more information on each event:


AUTHOR TALK: Author Louis Begley will be at the Amagansett Library for "Authors After Hours" on Saturday at 6 p.m. to discuss his new book "Schmidt Steps Back," his third book about the character Albert Schmidt, preceded by "About Schmidt" and "Schmidt Delivered." This event if free.

BOAT FAIR & ART SHOW: The East End Classic Boat Society will host its annual Classic Boat Fair & Maritime Art Show from Friday through Sunday at the Community Boat Shop on Bluff Road. Classic wood boats will be on display, and there will be boat building and restoration demonstrations. On Saturday, plein air artists will be painting the double dunes from the deck of the boat shop. The Maritime Art Show is organized and presented in partnership with Artists Alliance of East Hampton. Paintings, photography, and sculptures will be on display. This event will happen rain or shine. The event hours are Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

East Hampton

SCREENING: As part of the Red Carpet Film Series, "The Love We Make," which follows Paul McCartney through the streets of Manhattan after 9/11 while he was organizing an all-star benefit concert, will be shown at Guild Hall on Friday at 8 p.m. Talkback with filmmaker Albert Maysles, moderator Michelle Murphy Strada, and other special guests will follow. Tickets are $22 for non-members, $20 for members.

TEDxEastHampton: TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together, includes video and live speakers to spark discussion and connection in a small group, will be held at Guild Hall on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers will include Jesse Keenan, Research Director for the Columbia University Center for Urban Real Estate at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Sarah Silverman, an Etsy artist and East Hampton High School student, among many others. Free, but tickets are required.

CONVERSATION, SCREENING: Artist Matt Keegan will screen his nine-minute video 'Biography/ Biographer' 2012, an experimental portrait of Robert Moses told through his father's recollections while working for Moses as a caddy on a Long Island private golf course. The event will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. Free with museum admission.

AUTHOR TALK: Local author, Phil Berg will be on hand with his canine companion Umma to discuss his book What a Ride at the East Hampton Library on Saturday at 3 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required at the reference desk or by calling 631-324-0222 ext 3.

IN CONCERT: Mark Ballas is known for his dance-pro role on "Dancing with the Stars," but he also a debut CD, "HurtBox," and will perform orginal and covers songs in the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. Special guest is Jeff LeBlanc. Tickets are between $18 (for members, $20 for non-members) and $35, which includes a VIP reception.

AUTHOR TALK: Author Cristina Alger will be at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m. to discuss and sign her book The Darlings. This event is free.

CONCERT: "City of Joy" is a celebration of music from the palace and ghetto of Renaissance Mantua at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Saturday at 8 p.m. Benjamin Wolff, a member of the Hofstra String Quartet, since 1998. will perform on cello, along with Aaron Brown,  Melissa Fogarty, Vita Wallace and Charles Weaver. Everyone is welcome. The event is free.

THEATER: “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris” at Guild Hall on Sunday features guest stars Anna Bergman with PJ Baccari, Tamra Hayden, Arlo Hill and Ereni Sevasti. Tickets range from $38 ($40 for non-members) and $63 ($65 for non-members). It begins at 7:30 p.m.


For more events from Montauk to Wainscott, see the East Hampton Patch calendar.

Sag Harbor

THEATRE: Bay Street Theatre presents the revival of "Men's Lives." Directed by Harris Yulin and written by Joe Pintauro, the play is based on the book by Peter Matthiessen. The story tells of struggling fishermen on the East End who were forced to launch war against the government and the effects of the economic changes in the Hamptons. It tells the tale of families trying to maintain their way of life and survive in ever changing times. This play was the inaugural production at Bay Street Theatre in 1992, and 20 years later, local fishermen are still fighting for their survival. Tickets are $55 and $66. Weekend performances run Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Water Mill

BENEFIT: The 4th Annual Martinis for Mutts Benefit will take place on Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to raise funds for Last Chance Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization that rescues animals who are scheduled to be euthanized. The benefit will take place at the private home of Michael and Marcy Warren in Water Mill. The evening will honor Wendy Diamond, founder and editor of Animal Fair Magazine and Dina Manzo, star of HGTV's Dina's Party for their ongoing efforts to end senseless animal euthanization. Tickets can be reserved for $100 per donation. For more information, call 631-478-6844.

ART SHOW: ArtHamptons will be hosting its annual event at the Sculpture Fields of Nova's Ark from Friday through Saturday with an opening reception on Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. that will benefit the LongHouse Reserve. On Friday, ArtHamptons will be celebrating "Pollock at 100," to benefit the Pollock-Krasner House. Tickets to attend the weekend's events run from $25 to $125. ArtHamptons 2012 events are pet-friendly and children 16 and under are free.


OUTDOOR MOVIE: "Gaslight" will be shown outdoors at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday at 9 p.m. The film showing is part of a series happening throughout the summer called Eat Drink Local Film Festival, presented in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival. All films are free and you may bring beach chairs, blankets and a picnic.


PET EVENT: Little Lucy's, a canine couture boutique in Southampton, will continue their Saturday summer series event hosting a "Paws for Love-Pooch Social" from 4 to 6 p.m. Complimentary refreshments for you and your pooch will be served. This event will be happening every Saturday throughout the summer, and every week a new adoptable dog will be on hand to meet from various rescue organizations. This is a free event. For more information call 631-287-2352, or email littlelucys@optonline.net.

AUTHOR TALK: Author Rachel S. Cox will be on hand at BookHampton in Southampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. to discuss and sign her new book, Into Dust and Fire.

FESTIVAL: The Hamptons Greek Festival, sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, will take place Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Southampton Elks Lodge fairgrounds. Feast on food and pastries, listen to live Greek music, and shop the local vendors. The festival includes rides and games for the children as well.

BENEFIT: a benefit for the Pianofest Scholarship fund, will take place at the Rogers Mansion on Saturday at 5 p.m. Broadway star vocalist Melissa Errico, accompanied by her father, pianist Michael Errico, will be performing, and wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the museum garden. Tickets are $150. For more information call 631-329-9115.

For more events from Sagaponack to Southampton Village, see the Southampton Patch calendar.

Westhampton Beach

MUSIC: Former New York Yankee turned musician Bernie Williams will be performing his Latin Grammy-nominated jazz at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, $85 or $70. To purchase tickets by phone call 631-288-1500.

MUSIC: Bebe Neuwirth, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning Broadway star, will be performing an evening of cabaret at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $95, $80 or $65. To purchase by phone call 631-288-1500.


AUTHOR TALK: Former First Lady of New York State Matilda Cuomo, the editor of The Person Who Changed My Life: Prominent People Recall Their Mentors, will be at the Quogue Library on Sunday at 5 p.m. to hold a discussion and sign her book as part of the library's "Conversations with the Author" series. Tickets for this event are $15 and advanced purchase is required to guarantee admittance. For more information call 631-653-4224 ext. 4.

For more events from Hampton Bays to Westhampton Beach, see the Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch calendar.


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