The picks for this weekend include live music, outdoor and indoor film screenings, a live dance performance, lectures and panel discussions.

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

Free Live Music Series kicks off at Silas Marder Gallery

Enjoy free live music at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday July 10 at 7 p.m. The former Jazz Critic of The New York Time Peter Watrous and Noah Garabedian curates the music series. Vocalist Kristin Slipp and keyboardist Dov Mansky will perform.

"What vocalist Kristin Slipp and keyboardist Dov Manski get up to on A Thousand Julys is a sin; at least that’s how traditionalists will view these unorthodox treatments of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts. Truth is, the two New England Conservatory grads are co-conspirators in a startlingly refreshing reexamination of these 12 classic tunes, boldly challenging the relative complacency of most previous interpretations." - Jazz Times

Films on the Haywall at Silas Marder Gallery

On Friday, July 10 enjoy the film 2001 A Space Odyssey. Bring a beach chair, a blanket, and a picnic. The film will start at dark, not before 9 p.m. Set up at 8:45 or come early and enjoy the musical prelude that starts at 7 p.m. Tucker Marder curates this season’s films.

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Films on the Haywall at Silas Marder Gallery.

Films on the Haywall at Silas Marder Gallery.

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Silas Marder Gallery is located at 120 Snake Hollow Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. For more information, visit www.silasmarder.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015

Panel Discussion “Connecting Art & Conservation” at Market Art + Design

There will be an interactive panel discussion with the Peconic Land Trust on Saturday, July 11 at 3 p.m. at Market Art + Design, located at Fairview Farm at Mecox, Bridgehampton. The panel will feature Peconic Land Trust President John v.H. Halsey, Vice President Rebecca Chapman, and Plein Air Peconic artists Gordon Matheson, Casey Chalem Anderson and Kathryn Szoka. Special guests include Laura Grenning of Grenning Gallery and artist Marc Dalessio. Hamptons Art Hub Publisher & Executive Editor Pat Rogers will moderate the panel.

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Casey Chalem Anderson & Michele Margit at Scallop Pond.

Casey Chalem Anderson & Michele Margit at Scallop Pond.

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Market Art + Design will be located at Fairview Farm at Mecox - 269 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, NY. For more information, visit www.artmarkethamptons.com.

Dancer, Choreographer, and Poet Ian Spencer Bell performs Holler at Ille Arts

Ian Spencer Bell will perform a short program of new works with Holler on Saturday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at Ille Arts in Amagansett, New York. A reception for the artist will follow.

Bell is known for blending dance and poetry to create a unique performance style and language, described by The New York Times as a “third medium.” Holler, based on memories of his childhood home in rural Virginia, premiered in March at the Poetry Foundation, in Chicago. During the 10-minute solo, Bell catalogues the contents of that home, as well as much of the town nearby and local wildlife.

Bell has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Atlantic Center for the Arts, Lambda Literary, Summer Stages Dance, Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and Jacob’s Pillow, where he performed with his group on the Inside/Out Stage. Bell trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied with New York State Poet Marie Howe. His Geography Solos premiered at Ille Arts in September 2013.

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Ian Spencer Bell performing "Geography Solos" at Ille Arts. Photo: Nir Arieli.

Ian Spencer Bell performing "Geography Solos" at Ille Arts. Photo: Nir Arieli.

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ILLE Arts is located at 216a Main Street Amagansett, NY 11930. For more information, visit www.ianspencerbell.com.

The film Bill Cunningham New York screens at the Southampton Arts Center

Bill Cunningham New York profiles The New York Times photographer. “We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. For decades, Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist Bill Cunningham has been inventively chronicling fashion trends for the Times Style section. Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor appear in the film professing their love for Bill. Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. The film will be shown Saturday July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and available for purchase at www.southamptonartscenter.org

The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968.

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015

Lecture with Richard Ellis at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

On July 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. enjoy an intimate lecture and multi-media presentation by world-renowned marine biologist, author and artist, Richard Ellis. Entitled “The Adventures of a Shark Painter” the lecture includes fishing and conservation expeditions with Peter Benchley, Frank Mundus, Rodney Fox and others. Richard will also be signing books and prints of his artwork that will be available for sale.

Admission is free. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis, RSVP here.

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Richard Ellis. Photo courtesy Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum.

Richard Ellis. Photo courtesy Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum.

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The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is located at 200 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. For more information, visit www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.

Guild Hall Summer Fashion Series On and Off the Runway: Carmen Marc Valvo

Host and curator Pamela Fiori, former Editor-in-chief of Town & Country Magazine, interviews Carmen Marc Valvo who is synonymous with celebrity dressing on Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. For more than thirty years, he has been the fashion guru to stars like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vanessa Williams, Katie Couric and others who come to him because he knows exactly what they want. From cocktail dresses to formal gowns, Valvo truly understands what glamor should mean in 2015 and will talk openly about what it’s like to design for his patrons to make them Red-Carpet Ready. While the results are dazzling and fun, what goes into the making of each garment–the details, the hours of preparation, the back-and-forth between designer and client–is nothing less than long, hard work involving teams of experts.

$15/$13 members
VIP reception $75/$50 members

An Evening with Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins at Guild Hall

On Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. enjoy an evening with the American poet Billy Collins. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon: the typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious.” During this evening of poetry, Billy Collins will read from his work, offer thoughtful and entertaining commentary on the works and the writing life, and take audience questions. The poet Grace Schulman will give an introduction.

$25/$23 Members – $55/$53 Member

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. For more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

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