January heats up with theater, live music, film and art talks populating the list of possibilities for your Hamptons weekend. Things get started on Thursday night each week to get the weekend off to a good start. Read on for our list of the best events taking place through February 2, 2020 in The Hamptons. Reserve early as events sell out this time of year.
1. "Admissions" Performed by Hampton Theatre Company
The Hampton Theatre Company presents “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon at the Quogue Community Hall on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.; on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through February 2, 2020. Special Talk Backs are held with the Cast and Director Andrew Botsford on Thursday, January 23, and Friday, January 24, 2020, immediately following the 7 p.m. production.
In “Admissions,” playing the diversity card cuts both ways in this provocative drama that pits a decision by a high school student against the progressive values (and life work) of his parents. Things begin to boil when Charlie claims he is the victim of reverse discrimination--because he is white--after not receiving early acceptance by an Ivy League university.
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Tickets are $30 for Adults; $25 for Seniors over 65 years old; $20 for those under 35 years old and $10 for students. Click here to reserve. A Season Package for the remaining three plays is $75. Click here to purchase. Tickets can also be purchased by calling OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111. For details, visit www.hamptontheatre.org.
2. "A Delicate Balance" at Southampton Cultural Center
Edward Albee's award-winning "A Delicate Balance" offers its final performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. from January 23 to 26, 2020 at the Southampton Cultural Center.
The drama explores the way fear (and avoidance) manifests and unfolds in a wealthy middle-aged couple in the sixties when a sequence of events topples their way of living. For a preview, click here.
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students under 21 years old. Group rates are available. In addition, Brunch and Dinner Packages are available with five area restaurants to choose from. Prices range from $47 to $70 for packages paired with dining at Edgewater Restaurant, Le Chef Southampton, Claude’s Restaurant, Fellingham's Restaurant Sports Bar or The Plaza Cafe of Southampton Inn. Click here to reserve a ticket or call 631-287-4377.
Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY, across from Agawam Park.
3. Artist Talk at The Parrish Art Museum
The Parrish Art Museum will present the fourth of five talks on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. by artists whose work is on view in "Artists Choose Artists," a juried exhibition that celebrates artists of the East End. Taking the mic will be exhibiting artists Margaret Garrett, Ronald Reed and Mark William Wilson who will discuss their work in the museum's Lichtenstein Theater, followed by visits to the galleries.
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4. Live Music at Bay Street
Nancy Atlas's popular "Fireside Session" closes out January with performances on Friday, January 24, 2020, and Saturday, January 25, 2020. The series sells out so grab a seat while you still can.
On January 24, 2020, Blues Monster Jonny Rosch takes the stage with Atlas. On January 25, 2020, The Choir Show with Danny Kean has its turn (Bay Street is already cautioning that only a few seats are left for Saturday's performance).
5. Jackson Pollock Birthday Dinner at The Springs Tavern
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is hosting its annual birthday dinner celebrating Jackson Pollock's birthday at The Springs Tavern on Sunday, January 26, 2020, with seatings at 5 and 7 p.m.
The special three-course menu is taken from the pages of Robyn Lea's book, "Dinner with Jackson Pollock." The dinner is a $40 prix fixe.
Reservations are required. Click here to reserve or call 631-527-7800. The Springs Tavern is located at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard, East Hampton, NY, 11937.
6. Oscar Nominated Short Films at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will present the live action short films that have received nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards on Friday, February 31, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 4 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 4 p.m.
Nominees for Short Film (Live Action) are "Brotherhood," "Nefta Football Club," "The Neighbors' Widow," "Saria" and "A Sister." The 2020 Oscars take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11976. www.whbpac.org.
7. "The Curator's View" with Alicia Longwell at The Parrish Art Museum
Parrish Art Museum curator Alicia Longwell will speak about the permanent collection exhibition "What We See, How We See," on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This seven-part exhibition contextualizes work by a variety of artists through the lens of how they see and interpret the world around them, presenting distinct approaches by artists working in abstraction and figuration. The show features 125 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by Charles Bell, Perle Fine, Jeffrey Gibson, Alex Katz, and Richard Prince and Saul Steinberg. In her talk, Longwell will make connections within and among the exhibition’s individual thematic galleries.
Tickets are $12 or free for Museum Members, students and children. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
8. "TAKOVER 2020! Artists in Residence" Opening Reception at Southampton Arts Center
The Southampton Arts Center offers a following to last year's popular "ARTIST TAKEOVER!" with a second edition that opens with a free reception on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a dance party with DJ Mister Lama from 8 to 10 p.m.
"TAKEOVER 2020" presents works by Jodi Bentivegna, Michael Butler, Isadora Capraro, Franco Cuttica, Esly Escobar, Melinda Hackett, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Miles Partington, and Kerry Sharkey-Miller. Each artist has been given their own space at SAC for a “pop-up” studio that may include samples of completed work and items of inspiration. Artists will be working on site in rotation until is closes on April 12, 2020.
Admission to the Reception is free. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. Click here for more information.
9. Screening & Director Talk of "The Cameraman"
Bay Street Theater screens Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton's "The Cameraman" followed by a conversation with writer and director Mary Hannon on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 2 p.m.
Considered one of Buster Keaton’s best comedies, "The Cameraman" was his first film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a studio he joined in 1928, under legendary producer Irving Thalberg. The film was largely shot in New York, on locations which include Midtown Manhattan, Coney Island, and an empty Yankee Stadium. The film surrounds Buster buys a movie camera to impress Sally (Marceline Day), a pretty young secretary working for MGM Newsreels; and his fearless attempts to become a news cameraman.
Tickets are $15. Click here to purchase. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
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