From Montauk to Westhampton Beach, here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend, plus a selection of Riverhead and North Fork events.
announces the return of popular Spanish duo Los Cintron on Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night. Los Cintron, comprised of brothers Rafael and Cristobal Cintron, presents a mix of flamenco, latin and world music, often playing music of the renowned Gipsy Kings. They have performed at venues around the globe including New York’s Lincoln Center with the Metropolitan Opera and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
The Montauk Observatory will host a free planetarium show for kids known as "Stories of the Summer Sky" Saturday at 7 p.m. Andi Piscano uses an inflatable planetarium to guide participants through the mythology of the summer sky, through story telling and song. For more info visit montaukobservatory.com.
The Peconic Land Trust and the Cornell Cooperative Extention will help Cornell University with their Lost Ladybug Project at . Workers need help in capturing, identifying and releasing ladybugs at the farm. Helpers should bring sunscreen, an old white pillowcase to make a net and a digital camera. Children must be accompanied by an adult participant. Rain cancels the event. $5 for adults and free for children.
The Pediatric Dental Fund of the Hamptons' 5K Giant Steps run/walk is Sunday at 9 a.m. at . The Pediatric Dental Fund of the Hamptons is a not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose it to provide affordable, preventive and acute/emergency dental care to East End children in need.
Enjoy BBQ, fashion, music, face painting, games and a silent auction to celebrate the 115th Annual Fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In collaboration with the Wharton Esherick Museum, an exhibition will be on view until Oct. 8 at . A preview party will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a concert of works by Beethoven, Schubert and Dohnanyhi by Alaria Chamber Ensemble at 6 p.m.
Join Licensed Massage Therapist and KamaDeva yoga teacher Dwight Garcia for URBAN VINYASA on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at . Carefully choreographed with traditional yoga music and contemporary pop, various styles of yoga are explored. $40 in advance, $50 for drop-in.
Rush Philanthropic will celebrate the 12th annual Art for Life benefit Saturday at Russell Simmons' East Hampton home. Joining Simmons, his brothers Danny Simmons and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons to celebrate the creative energy of New York City youth and honor exemplary success will be 2011 honorees Mary J. Blige and President of JPMorgan Chase Foundation Kimberly B. Davis, and actor and filmmaker Edward Norton. Jennifer Hudson will give a performance. Soledad O’Brian will host the evening. Star Jones will host the auction. Attire is Sun-Kissed Saffron & Red Jade. Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
According to , Justin Vivian Bond was recently described as “the greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” by Hilton Als in The New Yorker. The singer-songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond, is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner. The show is Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 and $35, less for Guild Hall members.
Food Network Star chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and South Fork resident Bobby Flay will be on hand as part of Conversations with Culinary Celebrities at Sunday at 11 a.m. Florence Fabricant will interview him followed by a book signing in the lobby. Flay will talk about summer grilling and give tips. Tickets are $15.
A tribute to the late Bernard Harper Friedman, an author, longtime East Hampton resident and good friend of the Pollock-Krasner House who died on Jan. 4, will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at . There will be readings from some of his notable writings, including his short one-act play, "Meeting the Master," based on his first encounter with Jackson Pollock.
As part of the Fridays at Five program, Colson Whitehead, author of Sag Harbor, will speak at Hampton Library Friday at 5 p.m. His novel about teenagers in Sag Harbor in 1985 was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award after it was published in 2009. The gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Alfredo Merat performs at 6 p.m. at . Admission is $10 per person or $20 for a group of four.
What began as a local fund-raiser to build Jeff’s Kitchen at the in Bridgehampton in memory of restaurateur Jeff Salaway, the has turned into a huge community occasion for renowned chefs and those that appreciate a delectable treat. The seventh annual dinner is Sunday at Hayground, also benefiting the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund. Learn more .
The 14th annual Hamptons Super Saturday shopping event to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund takes place at Nova's Ark Project and is co-hosted by Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa and Ariel Foxman of InStyle. In addition to bargain deals on designer bags and clothes, there will also be a kids carnival and gourmet food. A preview will start at noon. for those paying $650. Regular entrance at 1 p.m. is $450. Kids tickets are $150. Among all the activities, Votre Vu will offer shoppers beauty treatments from 1 to 6 p.m., while James Cornwell, a celebrity makeup artist, will share his beauty tips.
"Voluptuous Panic: The 18th annual Watermill Summer Benefit" will bring together theater, art, fashion, design and high-society, including a special celebration of Robert Wilson's 70th birthday at The Watermill Center. It include cocktails, art installations, performances and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a live auction, and dancing at 8 p.m. Artists from around the world who are a part of the Watermill International Summer program will create installations and perform. Money raised supports the center's summer program and the fall/spring residency program. Tables start at $10,000, dinner tickets start at $1,000. Call 212-253-7484 ext. 10 for tickets.
Center Stage at the performs Studs Terkel's Working, based on Terkel's book "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do." Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Michael Disher directs and choreographs, and Matthew Gibbons is the musical director, accompanied by Karen Hochstedler.
The Southampton Summer Fair & Festival is Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with live entertainment and a talent contest. There will be artisans with crafts, collectibles gifts and jewelry and clothing, food and more.
Unleashed Hits the Hamptons is an "Apres Beach" Party to support middle school-aged girls and the puppies they rescue. Beginning Saturday at 4 p.m., Mary Morgan and Ira Feinberg will host dogs (and their owners) at their fenced-in property. There will be lots of dog-friendly items and games, expert information and more. $50 for those 12 and over, $20 for those 12 and under.
Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang is a comedy about a young woman who spends the summer in a beach town, which becomes a summer share nightmare. Trip Cullman directs the play, starring John Behlmann, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox, Tom Riis Farrell and Heidi Schreck as Betty. Showtimes include Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. at .
Held on the great lawn in at the beautiful, historic Masonic lodge on Main Street between 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, the Sag Harbor Seafood BBQ benefits the 200 Main Street Historic Building Renovation. Expect fresh caught grilled tuna and sautéed scallops, home-made baked beans, garden fresh salads, local corn on the cob, Cromer's famous burgers and dogs, local melons, beverages, coffee and deserts. Admission is $30. Kids under 8 are free.
A show of works on paper by Paton Miller, Rolph Scarlett and Nahum Tschacbasov opens at Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art on Madison Street in Sag Harbor. Local wines will be served. The opening reception is Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Soprano Jeanine De Bique continues the Young Concert Artists Series at Saturday at 7 p.m. with a program of songs by Ravel, Wolf and others, plus traditional American spirituals. De Bique won the 2010 Arleen Auger Prize as well as numerous other vocal competitions, including that of the National Association for Negro Singers. She will be accompanied by Keun-A Lee, a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. A reception to meet the artists will follow the performance. Tickets $35 & $25 (senior/student). Proceeds benefit the Community House Fund at Old Whalers, established to improve and maintain the facilities used by many community groups that serve several hundred people each week. Contributions to the Community House Fund are tax-deductible.
Support the i-tri girls. Enjoy steel drum music, a cocktail reception and silent auction. Tickets $25 at the door.
Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. at and sponsored by the Hampton Bays Historical Society, join tour guides Merle Mason and Fran Oldeack for a fun and informative walk through Ponquogue.
's Conversations with the Author series continues with Alexandra Styron. Styron is the daughter of renown novelist William Styron (Sophie's Choice, Lie Down in Darkness, The Confessions of Nat Turner) and author of Reading My Father: A Memoir. This event will take place on the grounds of the library and tickets are $15 cash or check only. A book signing and reception will follow Styron's lecture. For more information call the library at 631-653-4224 ext. 4.
Bring your little ones and join every Saturday and Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for story time. With picture books and enthusiastic hosts, story time caters to a younger crowd but all ages are welcome. Story time is always free and happens rain or shine. Free coffee is available for the grown-ups.
Area artists are opening their studios this weekend for the 2nd Annual Family Counseling Service Artists Studio Tour. The free, self-guided tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, .
After making history for having the longest-running one-woman play on Broadway, four-time Tony award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh is now taking her show, “,” to the For more information, .
This two-day outdoor music festival at has a backbeat of local wine, food, beer, eclectic vendors and more. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Lineup includes: Foghat, Elvin Bishop, Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves, John Sebastian, Commander Cody, Gordon Gano & The Ryans, Lance Lopez, John Eddie, Jon DiVello Band, Brian Ritchey, The Lone Sharks, Nancy Atlas, Miles to Dayton and Sunrise Skyline. Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer headlines "Fam Jam" family-friendly jamboree. Acoustic stage and musicians' row showcase local talent. A portion of festival proceeds supports youth music education through the East End Arts Council. Tickets are $48 per day and $80 for the weekend. Student and senior citizen discounts are available.
William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet will be performed outdoors in the Wine Garden at Comtesse Therese Bistro in Aquebogue on Sunday at 5 p.m. Directed by A.D. Newcomer, with costumes design by Joan Chambers. Free admission includes a complimentary glass of merlot. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics welcome.
The Youth on Stage production of "Footloose" will take place at the Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. See the story about the new kid in town who causes chaos when he wants to dance. Tickets are $20.
Listen to live music at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic on Sunday. Grant Werner performs between 1 and 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Riverhead Raceway is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series circuit and is one of the oldest stock car racetracks in the country. General admission starts at 3 p.m. Saturday. Pace car parade starts at 6 p.m. Each week features different races including modified, enduro, and demolition derby. Check the website for detailed information. Parking is free. Prices for adults vary. Children under 5 are free. Children 6 to 12 are $5.