DISPATCH - FEB 6, 2014


Festivals abound this weekend with the kickoff of "Winterfest: Live on the Vine" on the North Fork and Riverhead, a "Meet the Beatles" Weekend at Bay Street Theatre, and the family culture festival Harborfrost in Sag Harbor Village. Film screening series continue and so do new art exhibition openings. Following is this week's list of where to find art and culture on the East End...

EAST END - "WINTERFEST: LIVE ON THE VINE" begins tomorrow (Feb. 7) and continues through March 16. The live music festival features over 100 concerts held at multiple venues across the North Fork and Riverhead. The majority are held at wineries on the North Fork. Admission is $20 per concert or with 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.


ASHAWAGH HALL - “The East End Photographers Group Winter Photo Exhibition” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The show continues through Sunday. Demos of Hasselblad cameras and Broncolor lighting products will be held by EEPG member and Hasselblad representative Greg Hollmann. 

Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

GUILD HALL - “A Screening of The Met: Live in HD - Dvořák’s RUSALKA” takes place on Saturday at 1 p.m. Renée Fleming sings “Song to the Moon”; tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is at the podium. Admission is $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.

“The 10th Annual Free Winter Film: Aliyah” screens on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Aliyah is directed by Elie Wajeman. (France, 2012. French with English subtitles. 90 minutes.) Admission is free. The screening is presented in partnership with the East Hampton Library.

Alex, 27, is torn between making his “aliyah” (the term for Jews emigrating to Israel); his drug selling, his complicated love life; and a destructive brother, and will make a final decision about what direction his life will take.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street  East Hampton, NY. 11937. www.guildhall.org.


ROSALIE DIMON GALLERY - “Anthony Lombardo & Toby Haynes” opens on Friday and remains on view through April 30. An Artists’ Reception will be held on March 2. Lombardo exhibits photography and Haynes exhibits paintings. The Gallery is located at the Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11947. www.jamesportmanorinn.com. www.eastendarts.org.


BAY STREET THEATRE - "IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY" Beatles Weekend. A trio of Beatles-themed events takes place from Friday to Sunday. Tickets are available per event or in a “FAB 4 FAN” pass for $40.

“Legends: The Beatles” film screening evening takes place on Friday at 8 p.m. Archivist and filmmaker Joe Lauro presents. Admission is $15. General seating.

“Celebrating the Beatles” - An Evening of Beatles Songs takes place on Saturday at 8 p.m. The evening is hosted by Cynthia Daniels with songs performed by Inda Eaton, Gene Casey, Caroline Doctorow, Mama Lee & Rose, Corky Laing, Joe Delia, Dawnette Darden, Joe Lauro, Jim Turner, and Jewlee. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 per day. It includes one glass of wine for adult ticketholders.

“The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show” screens on Sunday at 7 p.m. The entire broadcast of the Beatles historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (02/09/64) will be screened. Also, rare footage of the group's first visit to NYC filmed immediately before the broadcast. Tickets are $5. General seating.

Bay Street Theatre is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

RELATED: "Beatles Anniversary Celebrated at Bay Street" by Pat Rogers.


The Beatles. Courtesy Bay Street Theatre.


SAG HARBOR VILLAGE - "FOURTH ANNUAL HARBORFROST" takes place from Feb 7 to 9 at various spots in Sag Harbor Village. Cultural highlights in the family festival include the Fiery Sensations Fire Dancers at 5:30 p.m. on the Long Wharf immediately followed by Grucci fireworks at 6 p.m. Other cultural offerings include ice carving demonstrations (noon at the Long Wharf and 2 p.m. at the Civil War Monument) and live music by solo musicians at shops around the Village. For a full line-up, visit www.sagharborchamber.com.


HAMPTONS DANCE AUTHORITY - “Colin Goldberg - Bodies in Motion” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through March 2. Hamptons Dance Authority is located at 425 County Road 39A, Southampton, NY 11968. www.hamptonsdance.com, www.colingoldberg.com.


"Volumetric Gestures" by Colin Goldberg, 2007. Digital monoprints on BFK paper with  metallic primer. 29x21 in. each, tripych.

"Volumetric Gestures" by Colin Goldberg, 2007. Digital monoprints on BFK paper with
metallic primer. 29x21 in. each, tripych.


TRIPOLI GALLERY - “Darius Yektai: Two Weeks in Umbria” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through March 17. The gallery is located at 30 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.tripoligallery.com.


SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY - “SEASON OF LOVE: An Exhibition of Original Abstract Expressionist Paintings & Digital Photographs Celebrating Love by Susan Levin” has an Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sotheby’s is located at 7 Spring Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.


BASIC FACTS: The Art Round Up, a listing of new art openings and art events, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.


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