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Montauk-based singer/songwriter Lina Maxine performs at LTV in Wainscott tomorrow night. (Photo courtesy of WordHampton)

Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

And while daily life here in the Hamptons may not be all that ‘dusty,’ it’s still a welcome reminder that having abundant access to all forms of art in this life can truly help everyone’s cause.

Lucky for us, this weekend here on the South Fork is offering just that, as businesses, civic groups and local organizations are hosting a laundry list of writers, filmmakers, painters, sculptures, producers, singers, musicians and foodies that are all more than ready, willing and able to rock your proverbial socks off. Whether you’re catching an author talk about their latest memoir, hittin’ up an ’80s-themed dance party or belting your best ballad at karaoke night, there’s some good creative activity out there for everyone.

If you’re kicking around East Hampton on Saturday, be sure to check out a cocktail party at Mulford Farm to raise funds for the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, the only non-profit childcare center on the East End. A slew of locales are providing some pretty amazing food, drink and entertainment for this benefit. The center is for the kids, sure, but it also is an incredibly crucial place for parents in the workforce. You know, the ones who are out here keeping the Hamptons from getting dusty.

A fundraiser for the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is at Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of WordHampton)

Help out our local childhood learning center

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will host “It Takes Our Village” on Saturday, June 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mulford Farm (10 James Lane) in East Hampton. The cocktail fundraiser is a celebration of the collaborative efforts of several local non-profits working together to provide enhanced programming for the hands-on childhood center. The evening will honor Amber Waves Farm, East Hampton Library, Springs Food Pantry, LVIS Garden Club of East Hampton and Paddlers for Humanity. The event will feature food and beverages from the Clam Bar, Wölffer Estate Vineyards, Sunboy and Montauk RumRummers. There will also be live music from bluegrass style band, Pete & the Stray Dogs. Tickets start at $150. Click here for more information.

Attend an author talk in East Hampton

Author Guy Trebay will discuss his latest memoir, “Do Something,” at BookHampton on Main Street in East Hampton on Saturday. Starting at 5 p.m., Trebay will be present, along with author Marie Brenner, to help attendees explore the story of his privileged but turbulent upbringing in 1970s New York City, including his encounters with icon Andy Warhol and other notorious artist types from that era. Click here to reserve your spot.

Enjoy live concerts and shoot the sh*t about art at LTV

LTV Studios in Wainscott, in association with “The Mannix Show: Shooting the Sh*t with Cultural Folk”, presents episode one of “The Art World; And Its Many Sides” tonight at 7:30 p.m.. A panel led by longtime East Hampton resident Karyn Mannix will discuss how choices are made in the art world. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. LTV also continues its East End Underground live concert series, with an 80s dance party featuring the Hamptons’ very own all-girl music tribute band, the Cherry Bombs tomorrow, June 28, beginning at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and there’s also $65 VIP seating available. “An Evening with Lina Maxine” is on Sunday, June 30. Maxine, a Los Angeles-born, Montauk-bred singer/songwriter, and producer and guitarist Dean Aladay produced and released their first EP “You’re My Only Friend” a year ago. Their vibe is an alternative sound, with roots in both pop and rock. General admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. There’s also $45 VIP café seating available. For tickets, click here.

Seven East End artists will gather at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow night for a fast-paced presentation of their works. (Photo courtesy of Parrish Art Museum)

Partake in Pechakucha at The Parrish

Water Mill’s Parrish Art Museum hosts “Pechakucha Night,” volume 40 tomorrow beginning at 6 p.m.. Presenters will be Adam Baranello, Isadora Capraro, Donna Corvi, Alexis Torres Morroquin, Edgar Papazian and Leila Pinto, as they present their work and passions in just under seven minutes using a simple, rapid-fire format of 20 images shown and discussed for 20 seconds each. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for members, free for children and students. Click here to register.

Explore the history of graffiti at SAC

“Rolling Like Thunder” screens at Southampton Arts Center on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m.. Directed by Roger Gastman, the 2021 film follows the journey and rich history of street art, particularly the anonymous outlaws, whose “freight writing” was instrumental in putting graffiti on the map. Tickets are $10, free for members.

Take in some free tunes tonight!

Paul Hamilton performs at The Green Room in Sag Harbor tonight starting at 8 p.m.. All are welcome. World Famous Karaoke is at Almond in Bridgehampton, also tonight, beginning at 9:30 and hosted by DJ Carlos Lama. At Clubhouse in Wainscott, it’s Damaged Good with Fred Raimondo from 6 to 9 p.m. and DJ Kalypso from 8 to 11 p.m., with the later performance part of “Industry Thursdays,” and featuring drink specials on the back patio bar and lawn.

Novelist Christine Coulson’s latest book, “One Woman Show” will be discussed at LongHouse this Saturday afternoon. (Photo credit: Taylor Jewell)

Take a peek at “One Woman Show” at LongHouse

LongHouse Reserve, located in the Northwest Woods portion of East Hampton, hosts a book talk with “New Yorker” editor Susan Morrison on Christine Colson’s book, “One Woman Show,” from 4 to 6 p.m. this Saturday. Coulson, who wrote for the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 25 years and lives part-time on Shelter Island, wrote her book almost entirely in museum wall labels, thus creating a “modern and immersive” novel. Admission to talk is $35, $25 for members.

Peruse through local artwork in Montauk

The Montauk Artists Association, with its headquarters at the Depot Gallery just off Route 27 in downtown Montauk, hosts an art show on the Village Green beginning tomorrow, June 28, and continuing through Sunday. Art pieces, including paintings, sculpture and mixed media all created by locals artists, will be displayed each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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