This week's list of best bets for weekend events includes the launch of a new art-centered Conversation Series, a Food Tour, a Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concert and more. If you're looking for exhibition receptions to attend, check out our East End Galleries scene column for the full list by clicking here. Continue scrolling for our picks of some of the best events taking place this weekend in The Hamptons and The North Fork on the East End of Long Island through September 11, 2016.
"Art/History/Amagansett" Conversation series
Kicking off this weekend is the annual series on art and history presented by the Amagansett Free Library. Their series hosts two distinct conversation programs with one exploring the art, artists, and cultural institutions important to the East End with the other exploring the practical side of art. On Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6 p.m., “The House That Jack Built,” presents the art, environment, and history of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton featuring LongHouse Reserve Executive Director Matko Tomicic and Board President Dianne Benson (a.k.a. Dianne B.) in a discussion moderated by Joan Baum, NPR commentator. On Sunday, September 11, at 6 p.m., Springs attorney Carol Steinberg presents “Copyright and Collaboration 101.5,” exploring legal issues for artists. The "Art/History/Amagansett" series is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 631-267-3810 or online by visiting amaglibrary.org. The series is supported, in part, by Hamptons Art Hub and East End Arts. Click here for details.
Artist Talk & Book Signing
Artist Bastienne Schmidt discusses her latest book, Typology of Women, at an Artist Talk and Book Signing at Bookhampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. Typology of Women, published by Jovis, features a series of hand-painted orange cutouts representing different types of women as they have been historically represented in pop culture and literature in a range of global cultures. Referencing ancient Greek pottery, Japanese woodcuts, fairy tales and American pop culture, the figures are vaguely familiar and distinctively female yet remain mysterious and difficult to quickly place. The book also includes an essay by Mimi Thompson and an excerpt from Virgina Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Click here to see art by Bastienne Schmidt. Bookhampton is located at 41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.bookhampton.com. For details on the event and to RSVP, click here.
Chamber Music Concert
Quogue Chamber Music concludes its 2016 season with a chamber music concert featuring the Attacca Quartet performing works by Haydn, Janáček and Beethoven. The concert will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall. A celebration at a private home immediately follows. The award-winning Attacca Quartet First Prize was formed 13 years ago at Julliard. Since then, the quartet has received awards at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. They were recently named Quartet in Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Saturday's concert in Quogue will include Haydn String Quartet, Op. 76, #5, Janáček String Quartet #1, and Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, #3.
Tickets for the concert are $40 for adults and $5 for children, and $100 for the concert and celebration. Tickets can be purchased online via www.quoguechambermusic.org or at the box office before the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. The Quogue Community Hall is located at Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959. For details on the event, click here.
Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concert with The Complete Unknowns
On Saturday night at Bay Street Theater, The Complete Unknowns celebrate Bob Dylan's 75th birthday by focusing on a dynamic period in Dylan's musical cannon--the Rolling Thunder Years. The band will perform songs from "Blood on the Tracks," "Desire," and "Planet Waves" as well as interpretations of other songs performed during the years of these famous tours. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $30 and can be purchased online by clicking here or at the Box Office before the concert. Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org. For details on the event, click here.
10th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour
The 10th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour takes place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour begins at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm in Southold and features 20 different spots to discover local and artisan food and wine on the North Fork and the people who make it happen. The foodie tour is sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue. Spots on the tour are located from Riverhead to East Marion with events that include tours, cooking demonstrations, talks and tastings. Tickets are $25 per person with children under 12 years old admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at any of the Foodie Tour locations on the day of the tour at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold. For details on the event, click here.
Shakespeare in The Garden at Madoo
On Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4 p.m., Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing will be presented at Madoo's winter lawn by Britain's Castle Theatre Company. For over three decades, Castle Theatre Company has presented high quality productions of Shakespeare's works to historic houses, gardens and museums in the United Kingdom. Five years ago, the program was extended to the United States. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most animated comedies. Click here for details. Tickets are $30 for Madoo Members or $40 for non-members and can be purchased by clicking here. Madoo Conservancy is located at 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, NY 11930. www.madoo.org.
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