Selections for this week's culture highlights in the Hamptons include jazz concerts, a master ceramic workshop, two plays, an art benefit and a theater talk back program. Read on to discover the best in culture in the Hamptons for this weekend and beyond.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015

Jake Lear performs Blues, Roots & Jazz

Jake Lear performs Blues, Roots & Jazz at Sag Harbor Whaling Museum on Friday, June 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Raised on the music of John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix and Howlin Wolf, Jake Lear is dedicated to the music of the blues. Spending years in Memphis, TN along with his drummer Roy Cunningham and bassist Carlos Arias recording three albums. For info on Jake Lear, visit www.jakelear.com

Tickets are $15 at the door. Space is limited so arrive early.

The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. ww.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.

The Richie Siegler Quartet in Jazz en Plein Air at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum continues its summer outdoor music series with the second Jazz en Plein Air concert, with Richie Siegler’s Quartet on Friday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Percussionist Richie Siegler, is the founding director of Escola de Samba BOOM, a fifty-member percussion group dedicated to the rhythms and joys of Brazilian Samba and the organizer of the popular summer drumming workshops. The Parrish presents an evening of Latin and Brazilian-influenced jazz.

Attendees at Jazz en Plein Air concerts are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace and Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane Special Events Lawn. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Golden Pear Café at the Museum. A special $25 buffet dinner will be served.

All concerts are free with Museum admission and do not require advance reservations. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for Museum Members, students, and children under 18.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976. For more information, visit www.parrishart.org or contact (631) 283-2118.

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Jazz En Plein Air at the Parrish Art Museum.

Jazz En Plein Air at the Parrish Art Museum.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27 

Two-Day Demonstration Workshop with Master Ceramic Artist Matt Nolen

The Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons will be hosting a two-day demonstration workshop. Titled, "Ceramic Surface Boot Camp," master ceramic artist Matt Nolen will share his techniques for building a rich and layered ceramic surface using multiple firings. Cone 6 and 04 glaze, Egyptian paste, decals and transfers, China painting and lusters will be among the  materials and techniques to be presented. This is a chance to see a master at work and inquiry about the technique and  design possibilities for ceramics.

Matt Nolen was trained as a painter and architect and has maintained a professional studio practice in NYC focusing on ceramics for 30 years. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in numerous private and public collections.

The two-day workshop costs $250 for CAGH Members and $325 for non-members. It begins on Saturday and continues on Sunday.

The Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons is located at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. For more information, visit www.hamptonsclayart.org or contact (631) 726-2547.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Final Day for “All My Sons” at Guild Hall

The play “All My Sons” is in its closing weekend at Guild Hall. The play will run Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

“All My Sons” is an American classic that focuses on the aftermath of World War II. Two families struggle to come to terms with the brutal reality of what they have lost and gained. The confrontations that ensue lead to the uncovering of a shameful family secret. Provocative and heart breaking, “All My Sons” is a compelling story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed that still resonates today.

Written by Arthur Miller and directed by Stephen Hamilton. Starring Alec Baldwin, Laurie Metcalf, Bethany Caputo, Ryan Eggold, David McElwee, Caitlin McGee, Tuck Milligan, Cashus Lee Muse, Ben Schnickel, and Alicia St. Louis

Tickets range from $25/$23 members to $150/$145 members.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. For more information, visit www.guildhall.org or contact (631) 324-0806.

“Eileen's Angels Art Auction and Garden Party”

Benefiting the Springs School's Eileen Roaman Greenhouse at Springs Seedlings and Project MOST, the art auction alone is worth the trip. The event takes place on Sunday, June 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor.

Honoring Eileen Roaman, a champion of Springs School’s after-school program Project MOST, who sought to give children a creative, educational after-school environment to learn to grow and understand what they eat.

An Art Auction will be featured on Paddle 8. The roster of artists includes Cindy Sherman, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, David Salle, Clifford Ross, Mary Heilmann, Toni Ross, Paton Miller, and Billy Rayner among the 30+ artists participating.

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"Two Girls on a Beach" by Eric Fischl, 2015. Watercolor, 13.75 x 10.25 inches.

"Two Girls on a Beach" by Eric Fischl, 2015. Watercolor, 13.75 x 10.25 inches.

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Food and beverages are being donated by Hamptons-based businesses include Balsam Farms, Cavaniola’s Cheese & Gourmet, Channing Daughters, Estia’s Little Kitchen, Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream, Macari Vineyards and Wolffer Vineyeards. Live music will be provided by Citris, with DJ Carlos Lama.

All proceeds will sustain the Eileen Roaman Greenhouse at Springs Seedlings and Project MOST out-of-school programs.  Tickets are priced at $150 per person. To purchase, visit www.projectmost.givezooks.com or call (631) 604-2777. Children are welcome.

Estia’s Little Kitchen is located as 1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

WEEKDAY EXTRA:

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

Talkback Tuesdays at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street’s Talkback Tuesdays kick off for "Five Presidents" on Tuesday, June 30. Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz will talk with members of the cast following the production. Talkback Tuesdays continues every Tuesday for the run of the play.

“Five Presidents” has its East Coast premiere at the Bay Street Theater. The play opened on “Five Presidents” opens on June 23 and runs through July 19, 2015.

Written by the Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), “Five Presidents” is a funny and incisive new drama about the meeting of America’s most exclusive club – the ex-presidents. Obliged to gather together on the day of Richard Nixon’s funeral, four “exes” and one “current” vent frustrations, revisit old grievances, and reveal the toll that it takes on any person foolish enough to seek the highest office in the land.

Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. To purchase tickets, visit www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at (631) 725-9500.

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Brit Whittle, Mark Jacoby, Steve Sheridan, Martin L Herault, John Bolger. Photo: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com.

Brit Whittle, Mark Jacoby, Steve Sheridan, Martin L Herault, John Bolger. Photo: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com.

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Looking for exhibition openings, art events and even more cultural on the East End this weekend? Check out our Art Round Up for the full list of art events on the East End. Published weekly on Thursdays at HamptonsArtHub.com.

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