Hamptons Agenda: Author's Night, k.d. lang, Get Wild! Summer Gala

Also happening this weekend, Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits Guild Hall, a meteor shower viewing in Montauk, and Southampton Cultural Center hosts Diaspora Vibe 2.0.

From a surf contest and benefit in Montauk, to the 80th Annual Fisherman's Fair of the Springs, to the Westhampton Kiwanis Carnival in Westhampton, this weekend's agenda is jam-packed with events. Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend.

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SURF CONTEST & BENEFIT: Montauk's 4th Annual Rell Sunn Surf Contest and Benefit will be held on Ditch Plains Beach on Saturday.  The day will begin with the Surf Contest at 8 a.m., that includes surf, bodyboard, and stand-up divisions for men and women. An art auction will be held on the beach at 2 p.m.  Proceeds from the days events will benefit the East End Foundation. Surf contest registration is $55 for the first event and $20 for each additional. The art auction is free to attend. For more information or to donate call 631-668-7602.

METEOR SHOWER: The Montauk Observatory astronomers will be at the Montauk County Park on Saturday at 9 p.m. to guide those in attendance on a free tour of the Perseid Meteor Showers. You can bring the whole family with a picnic basket, lawn chairs, and telescopes. Astronomers will be on hand to answer any questions. Sean Tvelia, an astronomer and professor at Suffolk County Community College, will be leading the evening.

CRAFT FAIR: The Montauk Historical Society will be hosting its second and last craft fair of the summer season at the Second House Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SPIN FUNDRAISER: B. East is hosting a 2-Hour Outdoor Spin Fundraiser to benefit Roar for a Cure, an organization that benefits the Max Cure Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. The fundraiser will take place in Amagansett Square on Saturday at 4:30. There will be 80 bikes available. You can spin for one or both hours. There will be an obstacle course for kids and a face painter. Registration is $100 per bike, per hour. For more information call 631-267-0900.

CAR WASH: Get your car clean this weekend and also help support the Hoops 4 Hope programs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Stop by the Amagansett arena at 385 Abraham's Path on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


FISHERMAN'S FAIR: The 80th Annual Fisherman's Fair of the Springs will be held on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will go on rain or shine. It will feature craft vendors, pony rides, kids games and activities, contests and prizes, and seafood galore. Mussels, stuffed clams, and clam pie as well as hot dogs and corn on the cob.  Inside Ashawagh Hall you can visit the Springs Invitational Art Show, there will be a book sale at the Springs Library, and across the street will be the Springs Flea Market.  Admission to this event is free.

East Hampton

BENEFIT: Apollo Theater Board member Ron Perelman is hosting the 3rd Annual Apollo in the Hamptons Benefit on Saturday at his home in The Creeks, East Hampton.  The benefit is hosted under the creative direction of Pharrell Williams and the evening will feature performances by Usher. Proceeds from the evening benefit Apollo's education, community, and artistic programs. Tables of 10 are available, and there are no individual tickets for sale.

GUILD HALL SUMMER GALA: Guild Hall Summer Gala: Celebrating Eric Fischl: Beach Life will host an exclusive VIP preview of the Eric Fischl exhibition at Guild Hall from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Cocktails and a tented sit-down dinner will immediately follow at a private location. Music, dinner, dancing, and an art auction are all part of the nights festivities. Tickets are $1,200 for Patron; $300 for Junior, and $100 for Junior Cocktails. For tickets call the Special Events Department at 631-324-0806 ext. 13 or 14. You can also email ckaller@guildhall.org.

OPENING RECEPTION: The Museum at Guild Hall will host an Opening Reception for the Eric Fischl Exhibition: Beach Life on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.  Admission to this event is free. 

AUTHOR'S NIGHT: The East Hampton Library will host their annual Authors Night at Gardiner Farm on Saturday at 5 p.m. More than 120 authors will be on hand to meet guests and sign books. This year, founding co-chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith will welcome authors such as Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Dick Cavett, Tom Colicchio, Lynn Sherr, Dava Sobel, and many, many more.  Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served to guests during the meet and greet.  Tickets to attend are $100 for the book signing only and $250 for the dinners which includes entry into the book signing. For more information call 631-324-0222.

COCKTAIL PARTY: Authors Harper Dimmerman and Tracy Stern will host Harboring Hearts' Summer Cocktail Party at Hamptons Players Club on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and will benefit the charity, which provides heart patients and their families with support through a home-like haven and a nurturing community of resources. For tickets, go to http://harboringheartssummercocktails.eventbrite.com/

CHEF TALK: Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities, a summer series at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall presents Chef Marcus Samuelsson on Sunday at 11 a.m.  Samuelsson will be hosted and interviewed by Florence Fabricant. Tickets are $15 for the public and $13 for members with a book signing to follow for all. To purchase tickets call 631-324-4050.

CHILDREN'S FAIR: The East Hampton Library's fifth annual children's fair on Sunday, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., will have a pirate's theme this year and be held at the Gardiner Farm due to the construction of the children's wing at the library. Best of all, it's totally free.

BARBECUE: The Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton will host their Annual BBQ on Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information call 631-324-5313.

For more events from Montauk to Wainscott, see the East Hampton Patch calendar.


WINE & MUSIC: Wolffer Estate Vineyard is hosting Sunset Fridays & Saturdays throughout the summer at the Wine Stand on Montauk Highway from 5 p.m.   until sunset every Friday and from 5:30 p.m. till sunset every Saturday. Live music will be playing until the sun sets, while wine is served by the bottle and the glass with cheese and charcuterie plates available for purchase. For more information call 631-537-5106 ext. 25.


OUTDOOR MOVIE: "The Thin Man" will be shown  outdoors at Silas Marder  Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday at 9 p.m. The film showing is part of a series happening throughout the summer called Eat Drink Local Film Festival,  presented in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival. All films are free and you may bring beach chairs, blankets and a picnic.

MUSIC: The family and friends of Brian Little invite you to enjoy a special evening with wines from the Channing Daughters Winery and flavorful nibbles amid the picturesque Channing Sculpture Garden on Friday at 6 p.m. David Pittsinger — star of Broadway’s recent production of South Pacific — will sing melodies from our heritage which will tug at the heartstrings, inspire memories of childhood landscapes and echo in your memory. The performance is part of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are $100.

Sag Harbor

CARNIVAL: The Sag Harbor Fireman's Carnival will take place at Haven's Beach in Sag Harbor nightly throughout the weekend from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be games, rides, and food. 

FIREWORKS: The Sag Harbor Fireman's Carnival will host a fireworks show on Friday night at dusk.

SUNSET BENEFIT CRUISE:  Rikki and Jerome Shaw will host the Starlight Yacht Party, a sunset cruise to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation on Sunday at 5 p.m. in Sag Harbor.  The cruise will be sailing from the Sag Harbor Yacht Club. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased through www.petphilanthropycircle.com/starlight.  Space is limited.


BENEFIT & EXHIBITION PREVIEW: The Southampton Cultural Center will host Diaspora Vibe 2.0: The 16th Annual Caribbean Crossroads Series Exhibition on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Fine art will be on display from over 30 artists from Latin America and Caribbean Diaspora. The event will honor artist advocate Grace Y. Ingelton, and she will receive the 365 Art for Change Award during the Gala for having supported, mentored and presented several generations of artists through the organization which she helped found. Tickets are $125.  They can be purchased at www.globalartsmediainc.com.

SUMMER GALA: Get Wild! Summer Gala, an evening to benefit the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays will take place on Dune Beach on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The gala is co-chaired by Ellen Scarborough, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Christopher Obetz. Music will be provided by Jetty Four, and there will be live animals, live auction, clam bake, and dancing. Individual tickets are $200. Tickets can be purchased through www.wildliferescuecenter.org/events. For more information call 631-728-4200.

THEATER: More than a year of behind-the-scenes work will culminate Saturday in Southampton Village as Leap of Faith Ministries and Hamptons Foundation for the Arts put on a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical "The Wiz." The musical, which debuted to much acclaim on Broadway in 1975 before being adapted into a film starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, takes a different tack at the telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Southampton Intermediate School. General admission is $15, and for children 10 and younger tickets are just $5. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting 631-259-3838 or hampto­nsfoundatio­nforthearts@­aol.­com.

For more events from Sagaponack to Southampton Village, see the Southampton Patch calendar.  


CARNIVAL: The Westhampton Kiwanis Club Carnival will take place throughout the weekend on the grounds of the Francis Gabreski Airport. The carnival will take place nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. through August 12.

Westhampton Beach

MUSIC: Trigger Hippy will be at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This collaborative band was founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and features vocalist Joan Osborne. Tickets for this performance are $65, $55, and $45. To purchase tickets by phone call 631-288-1500.

PSYCHIC: Hollister Rand, internationally renowned psychic will be at the Westhampton Free Library on Saturday at 5 p.m.  Rand will be discussing her book, I'm Not Dead, I'm Different and will hold spirit readings for audience members. Presented by Books & Books, admission to this event is free. For more information call 631-288-3335. 

MUSIC: k.d. lang will be at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.  Lang will be performing songs from her new album Sing It Loud with her new band, The Siss Boom Bang. Tickets are $226 and $176.  To purchase tickets call 631-288-1500.

AUTHOR TALK:  Author Andrea Kane will be at the Westhampton Free Library on Sunday at 3 p.m. to discuss her new psychological thriller, The Line Between Here and Gone. Admission to this event is free.

East Quogue

SEAFOOD PARTY: The East Quogue Fire Department will host their 34th Annual Seafood Party on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the East Quogue Firehouse.  The evening will feature live music by the Filthy Crickets.  There will be a raw bar, games of chance, and raffles.  Tickets are $50.


AUTHOR TALK: The Conversations with the Author Series at the Quogue Library presents author Harlan Coban on Sunday at 5 p.m. Coban will be on hand to discuss his book, Stay Close. A book signing and reception will follow the discussion. Admission for this event is $15. People are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as they cannot be guaranteed the day of. To purchase tickets call 631-653-4224 ext.4.

For more events from Hampton Bays to Westhampton Beach, see the Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch calendar.


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