Artist talks, a stellar performance at Bay Street Theater, a literary launch worth talking about and much more are on our list of things to do highlights for this week and weekend in The Hamptons and East End. Looking for an art fair? Amagansett is the place to be as the debut of the Upstairs Art Fair arrives to settle in a portion of the forrmer Applied Fine Art Building. The gathering of 12 galleries takes the form of a laid-back art fair held from Thursday to Sunday. Also making a splash this week is dance—for watching and participating. Read on for our list of events to attend and things to do through July 16, 2017 in The Hamptons and on the North Fork.

Looking for gallery receptions and events? Click "East End Gallery Scene – Openings & Events Through July 16, 2017." Attending benefits on your mind? Visit Hamptons & East End Benefit Round Up – July 2017.

“Intimate Apparel” Performance at Bay Street 

Bay Street Theater presents “Intimate Apparel” from July 4 - 30, 2017. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage,  the Bay Street production is directed by Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz and stars Kelly McCreary as Esther Mills (McCreary currently appears on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Maggie Grace on television's ABC network). The cast of "Intimate Apparel" features Portia as Mrs. Dickson; Blake DeLong as Mr. Marks; Julia Motyka as Mrs. Van Buren; Edward O'Blenis as George and Shayna Small as Mayme.

"Intimate Apparel" tells the story of Esther Mills, a skilled African American seamstress with her own successful business in 1905, making lingerie for society ladies and “ladies of the night.” Lonely, she searches for something more in her life through a pen pal poet working on the Panama Canal and a Hasidic shopkeeper who shares his exquisite finds of fabrics and maybe something more.

Tickets are $30 to $125 with special rates for Students and those under 20 and 30 years old. Click here to purchase tickets online and for details.

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

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Upstairs Art Fair in Amagansett

Upstairs Art Fair will hold its inaugural edition July 14 to 16, 2017 at the former Applied Arts Building at 11 Indian Wells, Amagansett, N.Y. Set on the top floor only, the Upstairs Art Fair features 12 galleries based in either New York (Downtown, mostly) or East Hampton. A VIP preview will be held Friday July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. with the fair opening immediately afterwards from 6 to 10 p.m. The fair continues Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Presenting salon style, exhibiting galleries are Ceysson & Bénétière; half gallery; Halsey McKay Gallery; Harper's Books; James Fuentes; KARMA; Magenta Plains; New Release; Rachel Uffner Gallery; Rental Gallery; The Fireplace Project; and yours mine & ours.

Upstairs Art Fair is located at 11 Indian Wells, Amagansett, NY 11930.

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William Quigley Artist Reception at The Montauk Beach House

The Montauk Beach House presents an Artist Reception for the Artist William Quigley on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Resident Lobby Artist for the month of July, William Quigley exhibits new work for his Skrapper series that are based on the rise of MMA and UFC fighters in comparison to the early days of 20th century Pugilism. Also unveiled will be a painted historical interpretation of the original Ronjo Resort, (now The Montauk Beach House), on the MBH MOAI “ Montauk’s Mystical Tiki” and begin what he and the Beach House hope will become a "local tradition in the Montauk community," according to the artist.

The Montauk Beach House is located at 55 S Elmwood Ave., Montauk, NY 11954.

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Artwork by William Quigley. Courtesy of the artist.


“Selected Shorts” Returns to Southampton To Launch 10th Anniversary Issue of TSR 

Selected Shorts,” one of the premier reading series in New York City and a popular Public Radio International program, will return to the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. for an evening of funny, moving, romantic, and surreal tales filled with unexpected twists and turns.

The event celebrates the 10th anniversary issue of TSR: The Southampton Review. At the reading, actors Betty Buckley, Blythe Danner, Richard Kind, and Maulik Pancholy will perform short stories written by authors featured from TSR's history. TSR is the literary and art journal of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the Southampton Campus.

Tickets are $30 for adults or $15 for students. The Avram Theater at Stony Brook/Southampton University is located at 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, NY 11968.

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Richard Kind. Courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton.


Pilobolus Dance Theater at Guild Hall

Guild Hall presents “Pilobolus Maximus: Beyond the Limits of Dance” on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.

The internationally acclaimed dance organization is renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that break the barriers between creative disciplines. Pilobolus is committed to constantly making things, always creating collaboratively, and continually exploring new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. “Pilobolus Maximus: Beyond the Limits of Dance”  includes performances of "On The Nature of Things,” “Transformation – an excerpt from Shadowland,” “Echo in The Vallery” and “Rushes.”

Tickets start at $45 and $43 for members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Artist's Reception & Talk in Greenport

East End Arts and the Greenport Theater presents an Artist Talk and Reception for “Elemental: The Photography of Scott Farrell,” on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greenport Theater Gallery. The Artist Talk will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Free to attend with no RSVP needed.

“Elemental” examines the relationship between earth, wind and water and the ephemeral or transitory beauty often overlooked. Scott Farrell’s solo exhibition remains on view through September 8, 2017.

Greenport Theater is located at 211 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944.

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Photographer Michele Dragonetti Exhibition Talk

The East Hampton Town Marine Museum presents the exhibition “Boat Hulls,” exhibiting over 25 works by photographer Michele Dragonetti. An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through September 30, 2017.

East Hampton Town Marine Museum is located at 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett, NY, 11930.

To learn more about Michele Dragonetti, visit our Artist Directory here.

Artist Roz Dimon Discusses Digital Art & Pop Culture at The Montauk Library  

The Montauk Library presents an Artist Talk with Roz Dimon on her current exhibition, “AMERICAN IDOLS: Washington to Coca-Cola” on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Artist Roz Dimon’s work explores America’s reverence and irreverence with an original pop twist that pits secular with sacred. In the talk, Dimon will discuss the query "What is it that we worship?" and demonstrate how traditional art practices combine with the contemporary digital art narrative. Her solo show remains on view through July 30, 2017.

Free and open to the public. The talk will take place in the Suzanne Koch Gosman Room Gallery (Lower Level). The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954.

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To learn more about Roz Dimon, visit the Artist Directory here.


"Washington Pig" by Roz Dimon. 3in x 4in x 300ppi inches high. Courtesy of the Montauk Library and the artist.


WWI Dance Lessons with the Southold Historical Society

The Southold Historical Society presents a group lesson on the dances of WWI given by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Aquebogue on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and learn the Turkey Trot, the Tango and the Charleston, all dances from the WWI era. Instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Aquebogue will show the steps to dancers with no experience necessary. To get in the mood, take a tour of the WWI “Homefront” Exhibit in the Ann Currie Bell House.

Free. Located at the Museum Complex, 55200 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971.

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