A plethora of East End businesses, cultural centers and organizations are gearing up for a busy spring season, with entertaining offerings sure to please both residents and visitors alike. Here’s where to go, who to see and what to do this weekend on the South Fork.
Catch a concert for a cause
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosts “A Concert for Syria and Turkey,” tonight, March 9th, at 7 p.m.. In support of the victims of the Kahramanmaras Earthquake last month, the concert will include performances by Gene Casey and the Lone Shark, the Hoodoo Loungers, and several others. The evening will also include a round of raffle prizes (and who doesn’t love a raffle?). Proceeds benefit Oxfam International, a global organization on the ground in both countries to provide relief for those displaced by the earthquake. There’s a suggested donation of a pocket-friendly $20 for admission and tickets can be secured by calling 631-725-9500.
Bay Street will also host “Kissed by a Prince,” a musical tribute concert to his legendary purpleness, the artist certainly and forever known as Prince. The show is Saturday at 8 p.m.; tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.
Hear Kahlo talk Kahlo
The Parrish Art Museum’s current exhibit “Kahlo: An Expanded Body” closes its run on Friday, March 10th, at 6 p.m. with a discussion featuring Cristina Kahlo-Acala, grand niece of world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Available via zoom, Kahlo-Acala will be offering insight into the iconic Mexican artist’s life and work. Guests will be able to submit questions about the exhibition prior to the talk by emailing [email protected]. Admission is $16 for the general public, $12 for seniors, $5 for members and free for students and children.
On Sunday, March 12th, the museum opens its annual “Student Exhibition,” featuring work from over 1,000 East End students from Bellport to East Hampton as well as the North Fork.
Listen “Live at the Indigo”
“Live at the Indigo,” part of Long Island Winterfest, continues this Friday and Saturday at Bistro 72, the restaurant and lounge inside of Riverhead’s Hotel Indigo. Guitarist Rick Anzalone performs on Friday, March 10th, from 5 to 8 p.m., playing folk rock on his six and 12 string acoustic guitars. On Saturday, March 11th, guests can enjoy local musicians Mike Munzer, Dough Morrow and Miranda Gatewood as they play music from the last five decades. The trio goes on at 6 p.m.. Reservations are suggested for Bistro 72; call 631-369-3325.
Celebrate cinema in Sag Harbor
Beginning this Friday, March 10th, the Sag Harbor Cinema will host an exhibit and film retrospective as tribute to Hollywood filmmaker, Douglas Sirk. “Tarnished Angels: Douglas Sirk’s America” will include screenings, as well as a Q&A with cinematographer Ed Lachman and conversation with sound designer Leslie Shatz and Sag Harbor artist Sabina Streeter. There’ll be an exhibit of Streeter’s artwork on the third floor of the cinema. For the complete schedule of the week-long program, click here.
Watch an Oscar-nominated film
As part of The Finest in World Cinema program, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will show Belgium film Close this weekend with the first screening on Friday, March 10th, at 7:30 p.m.. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, the movie follows two 13-year-old best friends, whose bond is torn apart. Close will also be shown at WHBPAC on Saturday, March 11th, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. as well as on Sunday at 4 p.m.. View the trailer and click here to reserve your spot.
Create with clay at Ma’s House
Join interdisciplinary artist JJ McDonald for a collage and clay workshop at Ma’s House in Southampton this Friday, March 10th, at 6 p.m.. Participants will use locally foraged materials to create their individual clay-based art pieces. The workshop will also include a short writing prompt, where attendees are invited to share their writing with the group. Totally optional, of course! All art supplies are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring dried flowers or plants for their art pieces. RSVP is required.
Kanpai with Origen at Sen
Sen Restaurant in Sag Harbor hosts a dinner on Sunday, March 12th, at 6 p.m. featuring the trendy Origen Vodka. Dinner at the Japanese-style eatery will be six courses, with each one set to be paired with an Origen-based cocktail. Dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are necessary and can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 631-725-1774.
Get your steak fix at the fire department
The Shelter Island Fire Department hosts its annual steak night on Saturday, March 11th, from 5 to 8 p.m.. Located at the fire department’s headquarters, 49 North Ferry Road, tickets to the dinner are $40 per person and include continuous servings of beer, wine and soda. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and take out is available.