This weekend ushers in July with plenty of things to do in The Hamptons and the North Fork. Our top picks include a play on politics, Broadway songs, live music at an observatory, a culinary experience, the launch of a new film series and more. Read on for the full list of the best events taking place this weekend through July 1, 2018

FROST/NIXON at Bay Street 

Bay Street Theater presents “FROST/NIXON” from June 26 through July 22, 2018. The first performance opens on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m.

“FROST/NIXON” revolves around the landmark series of interviews between British journalist David Frost and former President Nixon three years after he resigned. It’s a battle of wits that pits a broadcaster against one of America’s most complex presidents, in a riveting story of the collision of politics and the media. Starring Harris Yulin as Richard Nixon and Daniel Gerroll as David Frost. Peter Morgan, the creator of Netflix’s “The Crown” and the writer of “The Queen” wrote the play and Sarna Lapine directs.

Tickets start at $40. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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FROST/NIXON. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

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Gallery Talk with Artist Michael Combs

The Parrish Art Museum presents the “Gallery Talk: Artist to Artist with Michael Combs” on Friday, June 29, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Collection artist Michael Combs will shed light on his works held by the Parrish Art Museum. Combs is a sculptor who hails from a long line of boatbuilders, fishermen, and waterfowl hunters who for five generations made their living on the Great South Bay on Long Island. As a young man, Combs trained in the family business of decoy carving before attending art school. His work has been exhibited as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s 2016 Radical Seafaring and 2014 Road Show.

Space is limited; advance reservations required. Tickets are $12 and free for members, students and children. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Photo: Michael Combs, Parrish Road Show 2014. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

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Bravo to Broadway Benefit Performances  

Southampton Cultural Center and Center Stage presents “ Darren Ottati: Bravo to Broadway a benefit for Center Stage,” on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 3 p.m.

These annual musical benefit concerts for Center Stage benefit Southampton Cultural Center's in-house theatre troupe as it enters its 11th Season. Darren Ottati leads a group of singers presenting Broadway musical number. Singers include Ava Bianchi, Jenifer DeMeo, Amanda Kuchinski, Laura Lauriano, Bobby Peterson and Jack Seabury. Amanda Jones directs. The concert will feature songs from “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “A Chorus Line,” “West Side Story,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and others.

Tickets are $45 for general admission and $55 for ringside table seats. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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Community Potluck on Shelter Island

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm presents a “Community Potluck with Slow Food East End” on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean, and fair for all. Open to all, the potluck will benefit Slow Food East End's Agricultural Community Outreach Initiative, which provides support to young farmers on the East End. To learn what to bring, click here.

Tickets are $15 for Slow Food Members and $20 for non-members. RSVP here. Sylvester Manor Farmstand is located at 21 Manwaring Rd, Shelter Island, NY, 11964. www.sylvestermanor.org. www.slowfoodeastend.org.

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Sylvester Manor. Courtesy of Slow Food East End Community.

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Steinway & Stargazing Series 

The Custer Institute presents the “Steinway & Stargazing” series to benefit the Custer Observatory's Music Project in two concerts taking place this weekend.

“Steinway & Stargazing featuring Chamberosity” will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 7 to 10 p.m. An outdoor reception under a star-themed tent will follow the concert with wine tasting and passed hors d'oeuvres by Grace & Grit Catering. Stargazing will be held at nightfall (weather permitting) through the Custer Observatory's telescopes and guided by Observatory staff. Tickets are $75 in advance and $95 at the door.

“Steinway & Stargazing featuring The String Theory Players” will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. An after concert reception follows with Mimosa and appetizers. Following the concert and reception will be a private afternoon of solar stargazing (weather permitting) through the Custer Observatory's telescopes and guided by Observatory staff. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door.

Custer Observatory is located at 1115 Main Bayview Rd. Southold, NY 11971. www.custerobservatory.org.

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Rarely Screened Soviet Union Film & Eric Fischl

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center presents the film "OBLAKO-RAY" with a post-screening talk by artist Eric Fischl on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. The talk will be held at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, NY.

Selected by Eric Fischl, "OBLAKO-RAY" (Soviet Union, 1990, 1 hour, 19 minutes), is an award-winning comedy-drama, directed by Nikolai Dostal. Set in a small Soviet Union town, Kolya loiters idly and bothers passersby with goofy talk. Things take a turn when he announces to a friend that he's about to leave for the Russian Far East. Russian with English subtitles. The screening is followed by a talk by Eric Fischl, who selected the film for the series.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. The screening is held at Pierson High School located at 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.  www.sagharborpartnership.org.

Click here to read about the entire series of "Artists Love Movies."

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