The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Festival returns this week and unveils its new name along with five days of film screenings, awards and special events. Find it at Bay Street Theater from Thursday to Monday. In addition to the film festival, our list features an artist talk, a curator's tour, performance and live music as the best things to do this week and weekend in The Hamptons.
Hamptons Doc Fest Hosts 11th Film Festival with a New Name
Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival rebrands as Hamptons Doc Fest in time for its 11th Annual Film Festival, taking place from Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Monday, December 3, 2018 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY.
The five-day film festival kicks off Thursday Night at 8 p.m. with Every Act of Life, a tribute to playwright Terrence McNally, who will be featured in a Q&A with actor Harris Yulin following the screening. In addition to film screenings, awards and special programming, the Hamptons Doc Fest hosts a Gala on Saturday night at 7 p.m. where the Lumiere Career Achievement Award will be bestowed to Sheila Nevins, who will be interviewed by Marc Levin.
For the full line up of screenings and events, visit www.hamptonsdocfest.com.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens; $25 for Friday and Saturday night Spotlight Films; $50 for the Saturday Night Gala and $150 for a Festival Pass. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or at the Bay Street Box Office. Admission to films on Monday is free as part of Douglas Elliman Free Community Day.
Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.
Morris Goldberg Performs at The Jam Session
Morris Goldberg takes the spotlight in The Jam Session's Special Guest Series on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a Jam Session from 8 to 9 p.m. at Union Cantina in Southampton, NY.
The Jam Session, formerly held at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, has taken up residency at Union Cantina and offers live jazz by masters coupled with free jazz improv. Goldberg is a returning favorite and will perform on saxophone and penny whistle, accompanied by Santi Debriano on acoustic bass, Brad Shepik on guitar and Claes Brondal on drums.
Union Cantina is located at 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968. www.unioncantina.net.
Live Radio Play Continues at Southampton Cultural Center
Southampton Cultural Center presents "Meet Me in St. Louis - A Live Radio Play" with performances held Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through December 9, 2018.
The Long Island premiere of Joe Landry’s radio version of "Meet Me in St. Louis" is the season opener for Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center. The score includes such classics as The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Michael Disher directs, Alyssa Kelly choreographs and Amanda Jones musically directs. Performances continue through December 9, 2018.
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Environment Examined by Artist Steve Miller and Carl Safina, Ecologist and Author
Artist Steve Miller and ecologist/author Carl Safina discuss the environment and Miller’s new book Radiographic: X-Ray Photo Inventions on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum.
The book features a forward by Safina and presents 20 years worth of Miller’s art that explores the intersection between nature and culture, fostered through the lens of scientific technology, with the aim of allowing a new view for both. Miller's art practice includes painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. He has worked with scientists worldwide with their contributions providing inspiration for his art. To read a review of Steve Miller's work, click here.
Safina is the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, is the founding president of the non-profit The Safina Center and hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. An award-winning writer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Audubon, Orion, National Geographic News and Views, CNN.com and more.
A book signing follows the talk. Admission is $12 or free for museum members, students and children. Click here to reserve or purchase tickets.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
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Ray Johnson Mail Art Explored in Curator Talk
Guild Hall hosts a Gallery Talk on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with Jess Frost, Associate Curator/Registrar of the Permanent Collection and curator of the exhibition "Please Send To: Ray Johnson."
Drawn from Guild Hall’s Permanent Collection, the exhibition presents over 30 works by the reclusive artist, the majority which are Mail Art, a movement pioneered by Johnson in the 1950s.
During his lifetime, the artist would send small, mixed-media works to a network of fellow artists through the mail, instructing them to intervene in the original work or forward the materials to another person. Mail Art offered Johnson alternative modes of circulating ideas and gaining recognition, using a subversive method to disseminate art, images and foster connection.
Admission is free. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
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