DISPATCH - MARCH 20, 2014
EAST END, NY
Art openings, film screenings, live music, a book talk and a National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare are some of the cultural offerings on the East End this weekend. Worth noting is the final weekend of Long Island Winterfest now unfolds. The last round of concerts takes place from Friday to Sunday on the North Fork and Riverhead. Following is this week's list of where to find art and culture in the Hamptons and on the East End.
EAST END – “WINTERFEST: LIVE ON THE VINE” has its final weekend of live music. The music festival features over 100 concerts held at multiple venues across the North Fork and Riverhead. The festival was extended from March 16 through March 23.
The majority of concerts are held at wineries on the North Fork. Admission is $20 per concert or by a “Festival Hopper” passes. Festival Day Pass is $30, a Weekend Pass is $50 and a Festival Pass is $200. Music includes blues, soul, rock and country. For programming and details, visit www.liwinterfest.com.
RELATED: "Winterfest Jams for Final Weekend" by Pat Rogers.
ASHAWAGH HALL - “The Wednesday Group: Town & Country” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is on view on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show features cityscapes and landscapes. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.
EAST HAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL at ASHAWAGH HALL - First Public Meeting of the East hampton Arts Council (EHAC) takes place on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Co-Chairs Jane Martin and Kate Mueth will introduce the mission of the EHAC and discuss future plans, as well as receive public input. The EHAC was founded in June 2013 to assist and advise East Hampton Town on Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts issues. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.
GUILD HALL'S JOHN DREW THEATER - "NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - SHAKESPEARE'S "CORIOLANUS" on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Donmar Warehouse’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of political manipulation and revenge features Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius. Directed by Josie Rourke, Artistic Director for Donmar Warehouse. Tickets are $18 or $16 for Guild Hall members. For information and tickets, visit www.guildhall.org.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING COMPANY - “Working Girls of New York Harbor: A Sketchbook of Tugs, Dredges and Ships” by Christina Sun has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30. The Exhibition remains on view through May 31. The Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is located at 234 Carpenter street, Greenport, NY 11944.
BAY STREET THEATRE - "DOCUMENTARY SCREENING - BEAUTIFUL TREE, SEVERED ROOTS" tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. The film is by Kenny Mann of Sag Harbor and deals with personal, national and universal issues of identity. Set against the backdrop of the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s and Kenya's Independence in 1963 , the film follows the lives of Mann's parents, who arrive in Kenya in 1942 as Jewish refugees from Poland and Romania. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Cash only. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bay Street Theatre.
Bay Street Theatre is located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY. www.baystreet.org.
SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY – “SEASON OF LOVE: An Exhibition of Original Abstract Expressionist Paintings & Digital Photographs Celebrating Love by Susan Levin” has a rescheduled Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 - 8 p.m. The show continues through May 11. Sotheby’s is located at 7 Spring Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
"BOOK READING by SCOTT CHASKEY" takes place on Friday at 7 p.m. Chaskey, an author, poet and farmer, will read from his newly-published book, Seedtime. Signed copies of Seedtime available for $20 at the event. The book reading is free.
"GUIDED HOUSE TOURS & SELF-GUIDED GROUNDS TOUR" will be held on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Free. Reservations required at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 631-749-0626. This is the first "Open Hours" of the 2014 season.
Sylvester Manor is located at 80 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY 11964. www.sylvestermanor.org.
ROGERS MANSION - “Pyrrhus Concer’s 200th Birthday Celebration” takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A slide talk begins at 2 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 3 p.m. The birthday party begins at 4 p.m. with poetry readings, live jazz, and refreshments. Pyrrhus Concer was born a slave in Southampton and went on to become a highly regarded boat-steerer, educator, and philanthropist in the 19th century. Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - “WINNERS CIRCLE: 3rd Annual Juried Awards Exhibition” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The featured artists were selected out of 40 works exhibited in the Juried Exhibition in Sept. 2013. Exhibiting works are Susan Newmark, Christina Stow, and Charles Yoder. The show is located at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.southamptonculturalcenter.org
PARRISH ART MUSEUM - "WINE TASTING & TALK: HOW DO YOU BOTTLE CREATIVITY" takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. The talk centers on the creative process of making wine and features Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards, Barbara Shinn of Shinn Estate Vineyards and Christopher Tracy of Channing Daughters. The tasting includes samples of at least nine artisanal varieties of wine. Admission is $25 or $20 for museum members. For information and tickets, visit www.parrishart.org.
he museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
BASIC FACTS: The Art Round Up, a listing of new art openings and art events, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.