Obviously, Halloween events are going to be in full swing all weekend long across the East End. We’ve included a few here, with different events for the kids, the grown-ups and even the dog!
Meanwhile, two South Fork cultural centers are hosting their versions of “All Star” comedy shows while Guild Hall in East Hampton readies itself for the opening of two exhibitions, simultaneously, on Sunday. Club House in Wainscott hosts its own Oktoberfest to benefit the Children’s Museum of the East End, with lots of local beer (Yay!) while down the road at LTV Studios, a Shakespearean classic comes back to life, with a modern twist. Peppered into this weekend are a silent disco, a tribute to Motown and a couple of free musical performances.
Don’t forget to check out the annual “Chowdah Chowdown” at the Springs Food Pantry on Saturday, crafted from some of the best East End chefs and restaurants. It may not seem like it, but there are a lot of people living in poverty here on the South Fork. If you can swing it, this is a good, and delicious, way to help.
Costume your canine to benefit ARF
All are welcome to LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton for Canines in Costumes on Saturday, October 28, to benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, aka ARF. LongHouse hosts a little romp on the great lawn, where costumed pups can enjoy plenty of treats and maybe even a few tricks. Costumed cats are welcome, too, as long as they stay in their carriers, and there’ll be an opportunity to meet a few of ARF’s adoptable pups. From 10 a.m. to noon and the cost is $25.
Feast at the San Gennaro Feast in Hampton Bays
The 11th annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons was rescheduled to Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29. Slated to be set up on Good Ground Road in Hampton Bays, the feast is the East End’s version of the massive San Gennaro Feast that’s been occurring in Manhattan’s Little Italy for nearly 90years. Festivities will include live musical performances, tons of food, fireworks by Grucci, contests, and more! John Tortorella will be this year’s grand marshal. For more information call 631-728-0066.
Catch some comedy, art and music at Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones Comedy Club, located at 25 Pond Road in Southampton, hosts Johnny MacDonald and Truck Hudson, plus a few other special guests, tonight at 7p.m.. For the first time ever, the show will be inside the club’s art gallery with musical performances by KraMan. Host is The Millennial Stoner himself, Sag Harbor’s own Joe Winchell. Admission is $75 and tickets are available here.
Talk philosophy basics on Shelter Island
Professor Wendy Turgeon of St. Joseph’s University will be on hand for a philosophy discussion roundtable at the Shelter Island Public Library tomorrow, October 27, at 10 a.m.. Topics will range from art and politics to truth and God, with every fundamental thought on the human experience in-between. All are welcome to this free, Socratic dialogue, but registration is recommended. Do so here.
See two exhibitions at Guild Hall
The 84th Artist Members Exhibition begins on Sunday, October 29, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Over 300 pieces are submitted to the show, which includes well-established professional artists along with dozens of newcomers. Juror Virginia Lebermann will select the top winner and honorable mentions. Works will be available for purchase. Simultaneously, Mary Boochever, the top award-winning artist from 2019’s AME, will have her solo exhibition “Chart of the Inner Warp.” Galleries are open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Both exhibitions will be on display through January 8.
Check out some Halloween happenings, for the kids
On Sunday, October 29, it’s Sag Harbor’s annual Ragamuffin Parade. Kids, adults and even pets can dress up in their Halloween best, with line-up on the corner of Main and Nassau Streets (at the Launderette) and the parade heading south down Main Street beginning at 1 p.m.. Games and refreshments will be at the end. There’s fun for all ages at the fall festival at Good Ground Park, located at 9a Squiretown Road, in Hampton Bays this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Fun includes pumpkin decoration, lawn games, food trucks and more. The Eastport Chamber of Commerce hosts a trick-or-treating event on the hamlet’s Main Street this Sunday from noon to 2 p.m..
Check out some Halloween happenings, for the adults
Celebrate Halloween at The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk this Saturday, October 28. To mark the end of the 2023 season, the evening will feature free bar food, drink specials and a live DJ. Guests who come in costume will also be entered to win a weekend stay. Admission to the party is free and it starts at 8 p.m.. For reservations and more information call 631-668-2105. For some good, Halloween parties head to Sag Harbor. Tonight, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., K Pasa hosts their “Pirate Party,” complete with a costume party and plenty of fun. Tomorrow night, there’s a Halloween-themed party at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.. On Saturday, Kidd Squid, Sag Harbor’s own beloved brewery, hosts its second annual Halloween Party from 4 p.m. to close. There’ll be music by Rum Punch Mafia at 5 p.m. and raclette all day long. Dress up as a squid and your first drink is on them!
See a classic, but in modern times, at LTV
The Neo-Political Cowgirls are partnering with the Playwrights’ Theater of East Hampton to present Shakespeare’s The Dreamer tonight and tomorrow at LTV Studios in Wainscott. With both performances set for 7 p.m., husband-and-wife team Kate Mueth (artistic director of the cowgirls) and Josh Gladstone (creative director at LTV) will co-direct the romantic comedy, centering around a young girl dreamer coming of age in a world of turmoil. Relatable? We think so! Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.
Costume contest, Motown and comedy at Bay Street
“All Star Comedy” is at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor tomorrow night beginning at 8 p.m.. The stand-up show is hosted by JP Justice, a versatile comedian in the biz for the past 20 years. The night will feature New York City comedian and podcast host Tracey Carnazzo and comedian Kevin Israel, of Kevin Hart’s LOL Network and USA Today Storyteller fame. Tickets are $35 and are available here. On Saturday, October 28, “Dr. K’s Motown Revue” returns, channeling the magic of the Motown sound. There’ll be a Halloween costume party, with first and second place prizes. Tickets are also $35 and the show starts at 8 p.m..
Dance at a silent disco, meet art collectors at SAC
Southampton Arts Center hosts a silent disco this Saturday, October 28, beginning at 7 p.m.. All ages are welcome to this outrageously fun (and quiet) rave that’ll feature DJs from multiple music genres. Guests will be able to change channels to different types of music via their three-channel LED-style headphones, which light up with colors assigned to each channel so dancers can see what everyone’s listening to. Costumes are encouraged for this dance party, as there’s a contest, too. $20 per person, $15 for members, $5 for kids 12 and under. Register here. On Sunday, October 29, there’s a talk with Cindy Lou Wakefield and Rick Friedman, renowned art collectors responsible for providing works for SAC’s current exhibition: “Heroines of the Abstract Expressionism Era.” The talk, slated for 2 p.m., will see the pair discussing how they initially formulated their collection, and how it’s evolved ever since. Admission is $10, free for members. Save your spot here.
Fill your cup with chowdah in Springs
The annual “Chowdah Chowdown” is at the Springs Food Pantry this Saturday, October 28, from noon to 3 p.m.. Styles range from New England and Manhattan clam to crab and corn, fish chowder and much more! Tickets are $50 per person and include unlimited samples from tons of local chefs and restaurants, wine from Channing Daughters, beer from Springs Brewery, and a to-go container to bring home your favorite chowder at the end of the day. To view this year’s line-up and to purchase your ticket, click here.
Take in some free music
Tonight, George Howard and The Moderators perform at Southampton Publick House starting at 9 p.m.. Two Shoes performs at Kidd Squid in Sag Harbor tomorrow, October 27, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Paul Hamilton performs at The Green Room in the Sag Harbor Cinema tonight beginning at 8 p.m..
See “Artists Choose Parrish” in Water Mill
The third and final installment of the landmark “Artists Choose Parrish” exhibition opens on Sunday, October 29 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The exhibition will highlight nine artists, all with deep roots on the East End: Richard Aldrich, Joanne Greenbaum, Virginia Jaramillo, Rashid Johnson, KAWS, Mel Kendrick, David Salle, Sean Scully and Amy Sillman. This concludes the year-long, three-part series slated to be on view through February 18 of next year. Admission is $16 per person, $12 for seniors and free for members.
Help benefit CMEE
Tonight, there’s an Oktoberfest fundraiser at Club House in Wainscott, from 6 to 8 p.m.. Sponsored by Hamptons House Watching, tonight’s Oktoberfest will benefit the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The fundraiser will feature local beers from Kidd Squid, Übergeek and Westhampton Beach Brewing Co., plus hors d’oeuvres and a raffle. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, email [email protected].