March has arrived with most eyes turned toward New York and Armory Art Fair Week. If staying local in The Hamptons this weekend, we've put together five top options to add to your to-do list. All take place through March 8, 2020. Daylight Savings arrives this weekend so don't forget to spring the time forward by an hour on Saturday night.
1. "Sherlock's Secret Life" Opens at Southampton Cultural Center
"Sherlock's Secret Life" by Ed. Lange opens on Friday, March 6 and continues weekend through March 22, 2020. Performances takes place Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.
"Sherlock's Secret Life" offers a new tale of mystery from beloved characters Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson from their early days when solving cases wasn't a given. In fact, Holmes relays the story of their very first case together as they try to solve the case of a beautiful young woman who has lost her memory. While on the trail, the pair encounter Professor Moriarty, who becomes Sherlock's arch enemy. The play is directed by Josephine Teresi-Wallace, produced by Bonnie Grice and presented by Boots On The Ground Theater in association with the Southampton Cultural Center.
Tickets are $25; $15 for Students under 21 years old; $47 for Brunch & Theater at Fellingham's; and $70 for a Dinner & Theater Package featuring Le Chef, The Plaza Cafe or Claude's at the Southampton Inn. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by phone or at the door. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.
2. Audrey Flack Documentary Screening & Artist Talk Back at the Parrish
"Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack" will be screened on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion with Flack and Parrish Director Terrie Sultan.
Offered in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, "Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack" (2019, 75 minutes) takes a comprehensive look at the life and 70-year career of Flack as she takes her work in a new direction as well as discussing her struggles as the mother of a child with autism. The film is an official selection in seven international film festivals. It is Directed by Emmy-nominated/Academy Award winning director Deborah Shaffer and co-directed by Rachel Rechman. Flack's work is held in the collection of the Parrish Art Museum.
3. An Evening of Music & Storytelling with Inda Eaton (and a big band) at Bay Street Theater
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Inda Eaton performs songs from her latest album "Shelter in Place" and favorites from "Go West" accompanied by a full band on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bay Street.
The show takes a look at the allure and chaos of the road from the perspective of a performer who lives on the East End as a "western ex-pat." In a rare move, Inda Eaton performs with a full band, accompanied by special guests, mingled with Eaton's stagecraft and projected footage by photographer and music video producer Mike Lavin. Directed by Kate Mueth, expect to see a line up that includes Easton's NY rhythm section, her national touring acoustic trio, East End vocalists Lee Lawler and Rose Kerin Lawler, and a special appearance by Nancy Atlas. Show Posters will be available for signing by Eaton and the band after the show.
4. Guild Hall's "Artist Members Exhibition Opening Reception"
The 2020 edition of Guild Hall's "Artists Members Exhibition" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the East Hampton museum.
The reception celebrations the Open Call non-juried show offered annually by Guild Hall. The Opening Receptions reveals the artwork winners selected by a high profile judge. Doing the honors this year is Susan Thompson, Associate Curator of the Guggenheim Museum. The free reception is for Guild Hall Members only. Not a member? Click here to join.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
5. Jacqueline Humphries Artist Talk at Dan Flavin Art Institute
Exhibiting artist Jacqueline Humphries gives an artist talk on Sunday, March 9, 2020, at noon and 2 p.m. at Dan Flavin Art Institute on the occasion of her solo show.
Humphries is an abstract painter who has worked with the effects of ultraviolet light on pigments viewed in black light since 2005. The works on view on the first floor of Dan Flavin Art Institute were made for the space. In her talk, Humphries will discuss her process and insights on making the work on view. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.
Dan Flavin Art Institute is located at 23 Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.diaart.org.
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