There’s a slew of unique tunes to take in across the South Fork this weekend. Hear a world-renowned classical pianist tickle the ivories at the Parrish, as the Water Mill-based museum’s “Salon Series” continues or kick it in a conga celebration with music from Conga Cartel at LTV in Wainscott.
Celebrate Mom this weekend (friendly reminder: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14) with a flower and plant sale at a wildlife rescue center in Hampton Bays or with a satisfying sound bath lounge/meditation in Sag Harbor. Or do your own thing with a book club gathering at a local eatery, new paintings on view at local galleries or go to Montauk’s first farmers market of the season.
However you want to slice it, here’s where you can find plenty of diverse, purposeful and playful events this weekend on the South Fork.
Join a new book club
A new book club meets tomorrow at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton at 5 p.m., brought to you by the librarians of East Hampton Library. The book up for discussion is Call Me by Your Name, a coming-of-age romance novel set on the Italian Riviera in 1983. The book club will meet for an hour and light snacks will be provided. To register click here or call the library at 631-324-0222 ext. 3.
Get your art fix
LTV Studios hosts an opening reception for “Grain of Thought” at its 75 Industrial Road location in Wainscott. Curated by Haim Mizrahi, the exhibition includes work from Michael McDowell, Jonathan Morse, David Slater, Steve Romm and Mizrahi himself. Reception is from 3 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 13.
A new exhibition opens at Grenning Gallery, located at 26 Main Street in Sag Harbor, this Saturday, May 13, at 6 p.m.. All are welcome to the opening reception for “Musings,” a new show featuring classical-style work from modern, contemporary artists Kelly Carmody, Sarah Lamb, Steven Levin and Melissa Franklin Sanchez.
Give Mom flowers that keep giving
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays hosts a special Mother’s Day Plant Sale this weekend, beginning tomorrow, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Located at 228 West Montauk Highway, the rescue center lies within Munn’s Pond County Park, and will have hanging flower baskets, flats, herbs, vegetables and native plants available for sale. There will also be the rescue center’s animal ambassadors out and about to visit with shoppers. All proceeds will benefit the wildlife patients at the rescue center as well as the upkeep of the center’s facilities. Sale continues Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will also be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.
Hit up the first Montauk Farmers Market of the season
The Montauk Farmers Market starts today at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. on the Montauk Village Green located at 742 Montauk Highway. Brought to you by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, the farmers market will feature goods from both land and sea and will occur every Thursday through September 28. Click here for an idea of what to expect. Got questions? Email [email protected].
Hear a concert pianist at the Parrish
Pianist Wynona Wang returns for the latest installment of the Parrish Art Museum’s “Salon Series” tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at their location in Water Mill. Wang’s performance will include works from the Romantic period of music (think Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin) as well as Aristea Mellos, a contemporary composer from Australia. Among her many accolades, the Beijing-born Wang has performed as a soloist in China, Indonesia as well as throughout Europe and the United States. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for members, $20 for students and children. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Click here to get yours.
Conga at LTV!
LTV Studios and OLA of Eastern Long Island host a Latin Dance Night featuring music from Conga Cartel this Saturday, May 13, starting at 6 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and attendees can expect an evening of non-stop fun with beginner salsa lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. and live music starting at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, you can also text LTVSALSA to 41444. Refreshments will be available including libations from Springs Brewery. LTV is located at 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott.
Enjoy some jazz and get an intro to stage acting at SAC
Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest host Robin Verheyen Quartet this Saturday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at SAC in Southampton Village. Verheyen, a composer, bandleader and saxophonist, travels all over the world playing with Grammy Award-winning artists and dozens of musicians. For Saturday’s jazz performance, tickets are $35, $30 for members and $15 for kids and students. Complimentary beverages will be served. Save your spot here.
Interested in acting? On Monday, May 15, thespians from novice to expert can join husband and wife team Kate Mueth, of Neo-Political Cowgirls fame, and Josh Gladstone, the former artistic director for Guild Hall, for a weekly two-hour acting class given over the next six weeks. Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $600, $550 for members.
Treat Mom to a sound bath lounge at The Church
There’s a Mother’s Day sound bath lounge at The Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m.. Led by meditation DJ Daniel Lauter, this is a yoga meets sketching/journaling meets meditation event, all tied together with Lauter’s transformative and immersive sounds from the likes of Himalayan bowls, symphonic gongs, handpans and more. Although this is designed to be a quiet retreat for mom, all are welcome including kids! Kids should be accompanied by an adult and are encouraged to have a quiet activity (like coloring) that they can enjoy during the sound bath. The session will be about 85 minutes long. Cost is $30, $25 for members, $15 for students, kids under 12 are free. Get yours here.
Search for salamanders with SOFO
The South Fork Natural History Museum welcomes everyone to “Searching for Eastern Red-backed Salamanders” this Saturday, May 13, beginning at 9 a.m.. Join Jake Kushner, SOFO environmental educator, reptile and amphibian specialist, for a walk through the woods behind the Bridgehampton-based museum in search of this elusive critter. $15 for adults, $10 for kids, free for members. Dress for wet/muddy conditions. Advanced reservations are required. Contact [email protected] or call 631-537-9735 to RSVP.
Take in some tunes at the Green Room
Singer/songwriter Telly Karoussos, of Hopefully Forgiven fame, performs live at The Green Room, located on the third floor of the Sag Harbor Cinema, from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight. Every Thursday, through June, there’ll be a live performance from some local favorite musicians at the movie theater’s bar. No cover!