This weekend, reap a harvest of local culture with things to do ranging from performances in Water Mill and at Bay Street to a gallery talk at Guild Hall and a new exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum. Looking for a cultural experience with a Halloween shiver of fear? Check out the screening of “Frankenstein” in Greenport.

“Artists Choose Artists” at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum’s third iteration of the “Artists Choose Artists exhibition will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 1 p.m. following a talk and members’ reception starting at 11 a.m., and will run through January 16, 2017.

The exhibition offers a chance to see art of the East End chosen by a jury of seven artists, including Cindy Sherman and Lynda Benglis. Each member of the jury chose two selections after viewing nearly 200 online submissions and conducting studio visits. The exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media by both the jurors and the 14 artists they selected.

“Artists Choose Artists” jurors and the artists they selected are: Tina Barney with Dinah Maxwell Smith and RJT Haynes; Lynda Benglis with Garrett Chingery and Saskia Friedrich; Tony Oursler with Jackie Black and Marianne Weil; Donald Lipski with Suzanne Anker and Ben Butler; Jorge Pardo with Anne Bae and Monica Banks; Cindy Sherman with Bill Komoski and Toni Ross; and Leo Villareal with Karin Waisman and Almond Zigmund.

Five of the artists participating in the exhibition—Suzanne Anker, Monica Banks, Ben Butler, Saskia Friedrich and Karin Waisman—will also be leading workshops as part of the annual Artist-in-Residence program at the Parrish.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Jack Ferver’s “Chambre” at Watermill Center

Jack Ferver's "Chambre" at The New Museum. Photo: Jason Akira Somma. Courtesy of Watermill Center.

Jack Ferver's "Chambre" at The New Museum. Photo: Jason Akira Somma. Courtesy of Watermill Center.

“Chambre,” a hybrid interdisciplinary performance and art installation, will be presented at the Watermill Center on Saturday, October 29, 2016 only as part of the Center’s new reACT program. The planned Sunday performance has been cancelled, according to Watermill Center.

Jack Ferver, a past artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center in 2014, created the choreography and text for the piece. The installation is by Marc Swanson; costumes by Reid Bartelme; and sound score by Roarke Menzies. “Chambre” was inspired by Jean Genet’s play “Les Bonnes” (“The Maids”) and the real-life murder the play was based on. In it, Ferver examines notions of otherness, gender politics, celebrity culture, class division and the violence that often ensues.

Jack Ferver is a New York based writer, choreographer, director and actor. His work has been presented at the New Museum in New York City, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Théâtre de Vanves in France. The reACT program will feature past artists-in-residence, providing them with a space to present original works that are intimately linked to the Watermill Center.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for complimentary cocktails and the hour-long show will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. 

The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Guild Hall Gallery Talk

Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a gallery talk between exhibiting artist William S. Heppenheimer and Stephanie deTroy Miller, a curatorial assistant, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

William S. Heppenheimer is currently enjoying his first solo museum exhibition at Guild Hall after winning best in show honors at the museum’s Artists Members Exhibition in 2014. Heppenheimer creates abstracted, kaleidoscopic works of art by pouring acrylic paint into ice trays that he swirls to create marbleized effects. The swirled paints are later cut into small cross sections and arranged into geometric forms and totems that play with notions of abstraction and representation, according to the museum’s website.

Heppenheimer’s work will be on display at the museum until Saturday, December 31, 2016. Admission is free. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Bay Street Sixties Show

Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will host “The Sixties Show,” a musical revue re-creating songs of the 1960s, on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m.

The two-hour musical performance will feature ’60s hits, B-sides and deep album cuts. Performing the songs will be musicians who have played with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, James Brown, and Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks, along with current members of the multi-platinum pop group The Smithereens. Musical director Craig O’Keefe will play bass, guitar, keyboards and sing. He will be joined by Tom Licameli and Jim Boggia, both on guitar and vocals; keyboardist Pete Chiusano; bass and backing vocalist John Cardone;6 and drummers Dennis Diken and Chris Parker.

Tickets are $30.

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

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Frankenstein Screening in Peconic

Get into the Halloween spirit with the Peconic Landing’s screening of the National Theatre Live’s encore broadcast of “Frankenstein” on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley, the screening features the National Theatre production, with script by Nick Dear, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his horrific creation. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, the stage production of “Frankenstein” had a sold-out run at the National Theatre and won such awards as the 2012 Olivier for Best Actor for both Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

The screening will be at the Peconic Landing Community Center at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944.

Tickets are $20 per person. To register for the event, click here.


10/27/16 EDITOR'S NOTE: The column has been updated to note a change in the performance schedule at Watermill Center. “Chambre" will be performed on Saturday only as Sunday's performance has been cancelled.


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