With the summer season officially underway, the East End is buzzing with things to do, including an array of art events and performances this weekend. Theater lovers can choose between productions in Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Quogue. There’s a performance of classical and contemporary music selections in Montauk, a gala “Wine and Roses” benefit in Southampton, and a few art happenings in Greenport Village.

Anyone who missed the chance to get tickets to the Parrish’s sold-out Pechakucha night on Friday, June 2, is advised there will be an in-person wait list beginning at 5 p.m. the night of the event. The Parrish will also post all the night’s presentations on the museum’s website in the days following the event. The installment features Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan. Also appearing is Hamptons Art Hub Publisher and Managing Editor Pat Rogers. As befits the week after Memorial Day, there are plenty of things to do this weekend throughout the Hamptons.

“The Man in the Ceiling” at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will begin performances of this summer’s first main stage production, “The Man in the Ceiling,” on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, with shows Tuesday through Sunday through Sunday, June 25.

With book by Jules Feiffer and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, “The Man in the Ceiling” is a musical that tells the story of Jimmy Jibbett, a young cartoonist whose artistic efforts are a source of disappointment for his father and whose plight goes unnoticed by his busy mother. The characters he draws become his only source of support until he discovers something surprising on his ceiling that will change everything.

Tickets range from $40 to $125. On Tuesday, May 30, Bay Street Theater will be offering a limited number of “Pay What You Can” tickets, going on sale at 11 a.m.  Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Guild Hall Presents “Angry Young Man”

Guild Hall in East Hampton will present the American premiere of Ben Woolf’s “Angry Young Man,” directed by Stephen Hamilton, opening Wednesday, May 31, 2017 and running Wednesday through Sunday through June 18.

“Angry Young Man,” called “the funniest show in New York” in the NY Theater Guide, touches on current hot-button issues regarding immigration and political divisions as it follows a young Middle Eastern surgeon who relocates to London and succumbs to a series of hilarious mistakes and hapless misunderstandings. Premiering at Trafalgar Studios in the UK in 2012, the play received accolades on its fast-paced wit and social commentary.

Tickets are $30, $28 for Guild Hall members, and $10 for students through May 31. As of June 1, tickets will be $35, $33 for members, $15 for students. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Nazli Sarpkaya, Rami Margarin, Max Samuels, Christopher Daftsios. Photo by David Rogers. Courtesy of Guild Hall.

Nazli Sarpkaya, Rami Margarin, Max Samuels, Christopher Daftsios. Photo by David Rogers. Courtesy of Guild Hall.


Hampton Theatre Company Presents “Alarms and Excursions”

The Hampton Theatre Company continues its production of Michael Frayn’s “Alarms and Excursions” this week at the Quogue Community Hall. The show will continue its run Thursday through Sunday until its final performance on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

The five short plays of “Alarms and Excursions” find laughter and resonance in the way longtime couples try to cope with too often annoying technological “advances” and the often annoying routines and roles they have established with each other over time. Positive reviews for productions of the play in London range from “dizzyingly funny” (Variety) to “enormous fun” (The Telegraph).

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for persons under 35, and $10 for students. Saturday, June 3, will be a special benefit performance with tickets $175 per person, or $300 per couple. Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959. hamptontheatre.org.

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For a Preview, visit “Alarms and Excursions” Brings Comedy To Quogue Stage.


Jane Lowe, George Loizides, Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Jane Lowe, George Loizides, Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline. Photo by Tom Kochie. Courtesy of the Hamptons Theatre Company.


Postcard Art Fundraiser for WPPB in Greenport

The South Street Gallery in Greenport Village will hold its second annual Postcard Art Fundraiser to benefit WPPB 88.3 FM on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6 p.m.

After calling out to local artists to submit artwork on a 5x7 card, South Street Gallery will present an exhibition of the submissions, with proceeds from sales going to benefit 88.3 WPPB, Long Island’s only NPR station. The Gallery will also host two previews before the art goes on sale, on Thursday, June 1 from 12 to 5 p.m. and Friday, June 2 from 12 to 9 p.m., which will coincide with the Greenport Gallery Walk.

The South Street Gallery is located at 18 South Street, Greenport, NY 11944. thesouthstreetgallery.com.

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Greenport Gallery Walk

On Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m., Greenport Village will kick off the annual Gallery Walk series, in conjunction with the village’s “First Fridays” program.

Featuring eight local galleries along and right off Main Street and Front Street, the Gallery Walk will be offered the first Friday of every month until December 1. Participating galleries include: Hector deCordova Studio; Sirens’ Song Gallery, Nova Constellatio Gallery, Gallery M, South Street Gallery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. Gallery, Olive Studio, and VSOP Art + Design Projects. Village merchants and shops will hold extended shopping hours and activities to go along with the village’s First Fridays series.

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“Music from the Kennedy White House” at Montauk Library

The Montauk Library will host a tribute to the 100th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birthday with a musical performance on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Titled “Return to Camelot: Music from the Kennedy White House,” the event will pay homage to the honored musicians and composers whom Kennedy invited to the White House, as well as to the general elegant ambiance of Kennedy’s “Camelot.” Featuring Alexander Wu on piano, Katie Hyun on violin, and cellist Ani Kalayjian, the night will feature selections from such Kennedy favorites as George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein, along with classical giants such as Chopin and Mendelssohn, among others, in tribute to the late president and his reverence and advocacy for the arts.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.

“Wine and Roses” Gala at Southampton Cultural Center

The Southampton Cultural Center hold its annual Gala on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club on Elm Street. 

Featuring delectable dishes and fine wines along with live and silent auctions, this year’s gala will be celebrating 31 years of education, performances, and exhibitions. Special honorees of the evening will be: NY Times bestselling author Tom Clavin; restaurateur and brain health advocate Dan Gatsby; actress, NPR broadcaster, and “The Song Is You” host Bonnie Grice; author, publisher and educator Phil Keith; and artist and educator Paton Miller. NBC News Anchor Gus Rosendale will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Tickets are $225, or $125 for Emerging Leaders under 35.

Southampton Social Club is located at 256 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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Things to Do on the East End appears weekly at Hamptons Art Hub. The column presents our selection of the most interesting events in art and culture for the upcoming week and weekend in The Hamptons and on the East End of Long Island.


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