As the South Fork starts to dust itself off after a long winter, there are plenty of lively and lovely things to put a spring in your step. Whether it’s going to an intimate reading of an up-and-coming author or catching a concert celebrating Women’s History Month, be sure to mark your calendar for these soul-feeding events, as we march into a new season together.
Check out the Parrish’s revamped cafe
This weekend, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill launches a new concept for the Museum Café, with full-service catering by Elegant Affairs. Local artist Almond Zigmund’s new work “Gridded Commune,” a nearly 15 by 26-foot large mural, will adorn the café’s walls, as an homage to the spirit of community-building. The café will offer sandwiches, snacks, baked goods, coffee and beverages, highlighting many local vendors with an emphasis on products and goods sourced from the East End. The café is open on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. plus on Fridays from 11 to 8. There’s no museum admission to visit the café and members get a 10 percent discount. Only credit card sales are accepted.
Listen to a reading at Canio’s
Canio’s Cultural Café presents fellow Long Islander June Gervais, author of Girls with Artistic Flair, for a reading and conversation on her debut novel this Saturday, March 4th, at 5 p.m.. The Mastic/Shirley native will be joined by author and creative writing professor Susan Scarf Merrell for the discussion. Canio’s is located at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor.
Listen to music at Hotel Indigo
“Live at the Indigo” continues this weekend, with musicians Terry Meigel on Friday and Jeff LeBlanc on Saturday at Bistro 72, the restaurant and lounge inside of Riverhead’s Hotel Indigo. In addition to some tunes, guests can enjoy dinner favorites as well as nightly specials along with house cocktails and selections from local Long Island wineries. On Friday, Meigel’s performance starts at 5 p.m. while the show starts at 6 p.m. for LeBlanc on Saturday. Reservations are suggested for the resto and lounge; call 631-369-3325.
Watch a performance of Neil Simon’s first play
The Southampton Cultural Center hosts performances of Neil Simon’s first Broadway comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. Performances are all weekend long, beginning on Friday, March 3rd, at 7 p.m.. There’s two shows on Saturday, March 4th, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and one at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5th. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for students. SCC is located at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton, next to Agawam Park. Call 631-287-4377 for more information.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a concert
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosts “Women of Soul: A Celebration of Legendary Soul Singers” this Saturday, March 4th, at 8 p.m.. East End-based band The HooDoo Loungers, featuring Dawnette Darden, hosts the event, along with fellow musicians Mama Lee and Rose Lawler, performing the music of fabulous female singers like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and the Staple Singers, to name a few. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 631-725-9500.
Hear a classical pianist at The Church
On Sunday afternoon, composer and classical pianist Bruce Wolosoff performs at The Church in Sag Harbor, performing from his newly released album, Memento. As part of the “Reflections in Music” series, the event is titled “Reflections on Inspiration,” with Wolosoff offering discussion as well as musical performances, beginning at 4 p.m.. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
Take a tree tour at Mashomack Preserve
Staff from The Nature Conservancy, along with Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum education and outreach coordinator, will host a tree tour at the Mashomack Preserve on Sunday, March 5th. Participants are invited to explore the preserve’s rare, big and unique trees, meeting at the preserve on Shelter Island at 10 a.m.. Advanced registration is required; call SOFO at 631-537-9735 or email [email protected].
Learn about Salvador Dali
All are welcome to the East Hampton Library on Sunday afternoon for a screening of Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality at 2 p.m.. As a continuation of the library’s Winter Film Festival, the 2018 documentary explores the life and work of painter Salvador Dali and his longtime muse, collaborator and wife, Gala. The screening is free and all are welcome. Call 631-324-0222 ext. 3 for more information and to register.