On Saturday night, Watermill Center holds its storied annual summer benefit. Take heart if you're not already on the guest list for "FADA: House of Madness":  many of the site-specific durational performances will be offered again during the free Discover Watermill Center Day to be held on August 14, 2016. Click here for details. Meanwhile, check back with Hamptons Art Hub for coverage of the sold-out benefit and the performances. In addition to the Watermill Center benefit, following are our best bets for things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and the North Fork.

Larry Rivers Exhibition Opens

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"Oedipus Rex #962" by Larry Rivers, 1966. Spray paint on linen mounted on wood. Courtesy Vered Gallery.

"Oedipus Rex #962" by Larry Rivers, 1966. Spray paint on linen mounted on wood. Courtesy Vered Gallery.

A solo show of Larry River's work opens this weekend at Vered Gallery in East Hampton Village. The show features two suites of work:  Me and My Shadow and Oedipus Rex. An Opening Reception for the public takes place on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. A private reception is being held Friday night.
The exhibition features figurative photo-montages and a series of images made for the staging of the 1966 Igor Stravinsky Opera-Oratorio festival at Lincoln Center. Click here for details. Vered Gallery is located 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937 (located in the Starbuck's Passage connecting Main Street to the East Hampton Village public parking lot). www.veredart.com.
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Final Weekend:  Peter Beard

This is the final weekend to visit Peter Beard's solo show at Guild Hall museum in East Hampton. "Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise" takes over the entire museum and features works focused on either Africa or the East End of Long Island. The exhibition is Beard's first U.S. museum solo exhibition in 15 years. On view are over 50 multi-layered collages, drawings, photographs, and diaries from the 1960s to the present. The works in the Africa focus includes iconic works that reveal the changes in the landscape. In the East End focus, expect to find Montauk portraits of Peter Beard's home, family and friends including Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Onassis, and Lee Radziwill. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org. Click here for details. Click here for commentary on the exhibition.

Jazz in the Vines Live Concert

The first of two smooth jazz concerts takes place on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jamesport Vineyard on the North Fork. Saturday's  Jazz in the Vines concert features Matt Marshak and includes a wine tasting. Admission is $30. The concert unveil's Marshak's latest recording. It is his only Long Island appearance this summer. The series is presented by New York Wine Events at Jamesport Vineyard. For details, click here. Concerts are held beneath a tent. The second and final concert in the series will be held August 27 and features Grammy-winner Richard Elliot. Tickets are $52. For details, click here.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Opens

Classical music fans may already be aware that the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival opens its summer concert series this weekend. The music festival opens on Sunday with "Mozart: A Portrait in Music and Words" hosted by actor Alan Alda in a program that presents an intimate portrait of Mozart's life through stories and music. Limited tickets are available. An additional performance will be presented on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The summer music festival continues through August 28, 2016. Most concerts are held at the Concerts are held at the Bridgehampton Presbyeterian Church. Click here for details.

Final Weekend: Water & Bodies in Art

Presented by the New York Academy of Art, “WATER|BODIES” explores the intersection of figuration and portrayals of water in painting, photographs and sculptures by established and emerging artists with connections to the East End and the New York Academy of Art. Curated by artists Eric Fischl and David Kratz, the show is a winner. Catch it before it closes on Sunday. To read a review for Hamptons Art Hub, click here. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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