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Hamptons Agenda: Artists and Writers Softball, 'Artists Choose Artists,' Antique Auto Show

Plan your weekend around these Hamptons events.

From Montauk to Westhampton Beach, here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend:

MONTAUK

BENEFIT: 
In a benefit to “keep Montauk beautiful,” the Montauk Village Association presents live music with Nancy Atlas, a martini bar, local beer tasting, both live and silent auctions, hors d'oeurves, “and a great time” at   Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $100.

ART EXHIBITION: 
The Montauk Artist Association hosts a free art show all weekend on the pastoral green in downtown Montauk. Hours are Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MUSIC: 
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks return to  on Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. South Edison promises their Americana-pop-swing blend, familiar to fans of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and the award-winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire, will have the place swinging
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ART EXHIBITION: 
Outeast Gallery & Goods will have an opening reception for Letty Nowak’s exhibition Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

AMAGANSETT

SHOPPING & BENEFIT: 
Jarlath Mellet and Shannon Hoey, owner of New York Vintage, have partnered to curate an exclusive shopping event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shoppers will sip Veuve Clicquot while shopping vintage pieces from YSL, Chanel, Hermes and more. Ten percent of the proceeds go to UNDP/Red Cross for Somalia.

LECTURE: 
Gary Reiswig, the author of The Thousand Mile Stare:
 One Family’s Journey through the Science and Struggle of Alzheimer’s, will speak at Amagansett Free Library Saturday at 6 p.m. For generations Reiswig’s family has suffered the horrible fate of early on-set Alzheimer’s. Reiswig was one of a handful of family members who did not carry the gene. The event is free.

LECTURE: 
Beekeeper and owner of Bees' Needs Mary Woltz will give a talk Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. about the challenges of keeping bees. If it rains, the event is canceled. Parking is on Deep Lane. The group will meet at the farm stand at Quail Hill Farm.
 The event is $5 for adults and free for children.

BENEFIT: 
Amagansett Food Institute hosts a “Farmers Fare” benefit Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Amber Waves. Appetizers prepared by local producers will be served, as well as refreshments, followed by dancing.  Tickets are $25 to $250. The Amagansett Food Institute's mission is to bring Long Islanders closer to their farmers, fisherman, vinters and the bounty they offer on the East End.

BENEFIT: 
The Amagansett Village Improvement Society is celebrating its 90th anniversary Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. with a benefit cocktail party and dinner dance at . $50 in advance, $60 at the door

SPRINGS

ART EXHIBITION: 
The Springs Improvement Society and the Art Committee for the Springs Invitational hosts the 44th Annual Artists of The Springs Invitational Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall through Aug. 21. Esperanza León curated more than 100 artists' work.  Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., León will lead a curator’s tour of the invitational.

MUSIC: 
A micro festival of acoustic music will be played to raise awareness of the rebuild the bridge project. Gene Hamilton, Job Potter and guests will strum up some good vibes. Free for all.

EAST HAMPTON

BENEFIT: 
London Jewelers presents "The Pet Project," a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons at  Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited for cocktails with special guest Dr. Rhonda Parker, the state chair of Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation. The event also supports Rescue Paw Foundation. There will also be a silent auction and raffle, pet portraits and pet adoption. RSVP to 516-627-7475 or maria.gillen@londonjewelers.com. 

FILM: 
, in association with the Hamptons International Film Festival, presents "L'Amour Fou" Friday at 8 p.m. According to the synopsis, it is about Yves Saint Laurent's fashion legacy and his collection of art that was auctioned off by his partner Pierre Bergé after his death in 2008. It was considered "the auction of the century." Alec Baldwin will host, followed by a Q&A with Simon Doonan, Barney's New York Creative ambassador-at-Large, and Cintra Wilson, an author and cultural critic.
 General admission is $22.

RELIGIOUS: 
Join the Jewish Center of the Hamptons Friday at 6 p.m. at  in East Hampton for Kids' Shabbat on the Beach Services.  The whole family is invited to join JCOH to welcome Shabbat through learning, music and fun with Rabbi Zimmerman and Cantor Stein.  Each week JCOH completes a different Mitzvah Project in order to help with Tikum Ha'olam (repairing the world) as well as learn about Jewish faith and values. 

YOGA CLASS: 
Tsuyumi Aikawa teaches a 75-minute yoga class Saturday at 8 a.m. at , , which is open to student of all ages. Participants should bring a mat and a blanket. They can purchase $15 tickets online or at the gate.  

LECTURE: 
Christina Haag will discuss her memoir Come to the Edge, which focuses on her relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr. The event takes place at the  Saturday at 1 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

BENEFIT: 
A Fun-filled, family friendly all-star charity softball game will take place Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at  in East Hampton. This long-standing Hamptons tradition benefits three local charities: East End Hospice, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center and Phoenix Houses of Long Island. The star- studded line-up includes: Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Countess Lou Ann de Lesseps, Jim Leyritz, Josh Charles, Greg Bello, Lori Singer, Rod Gilbert & Many other familiar faces. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person.

MUSIC: 
A “well-traveled” musical recollection featuring Christine Andreas and her husband Martin Silvestri at he piano will be presented Saturday at 8 p.m. at . Tickets are $65, $50 or $38.

LECTURE: 
Paul will talk about the connection between Judaism, Jewish traditions, and every type of building, including synagogues, at the  Sunday at 10 a.m.

MUSIC: 
The short story will be celebrated at   in the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Isaiah Sheffer, the host, will join Denis O'Hare, a Tony Award-winner, and Sonia Manzano of "Sesame Street" fame. Tickets are $50 or $30.

WAINSCOTT

SHOPPING & BENEFIT: 
 is hosting a high-end tag sale by the company White Goose Estate Sales on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include the household contents of a recent high-profile house sale (home furnishings, decorative items, and children’s items). There will also be antiques from high-end dealers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Amagansett Food Institute, which promotes sustainable food and farming and environmental education on the East End of Long Island.

BENEFIT: 
The Max Cure Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Causes' third annual Roar For A Cure Carnival will be held Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at  in honor of the late . There will be a country-style picnic, a rock wall, mini golf, games, inflatables and an auction. Along with founding chairs Richard Plotkin and David and Annemarie Plotkin, the celebrity chair is actress Kelly Rutherford and designer and TV host Nate Berkus as the honorary chair. Katy's parents Brigid and Jim Stewart are the event chairs, along with Robin Katz Boyarski, Beth Katz Meisalas and Meredith Israel Thomas. 

ART RECEPTION: 
"A Spectrum of Creativity" for Awe in Autism starts with a gallery reception of nine artists with autism. They include Trevor Aycox, a young artist who will be creating his art with spray paint on the spot. Tom Ryan and Rachel Paine, among others, will provide a musical performance. The event is Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at .

SAG HARBOR

SEMINAR: 
Time for Lyme, an organization dedicated to funding and promoting research for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, hosts a free seminar and networking reception titled “Lyme Disease in the Hamptons, What You Need to Know” on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at .

POLITICAL:  
Dr. Gail Furman hosts a cocktail party fundraiser for Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, East Hampton Town Board candidate Sylvia Overby and Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming in North Haven Friday at 6 p.m. Alec Baldwin is said to be stopping by. Tickets are $150, $600 or $1,000.

READING: 
Jean Ayer, who lives in Sag Harbor, will read from Tales of Chinkapin Creek, a collection of vignettes based on her mother Nellie Wister's life in rural West Virginia at the turn of the 20th century. The reading is Friday at 6 p.m. at .

READING: 
Lucette Lagnado will read from her new memoir The Arrogant Years: OneGirl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn.   Lagnado is a senior special writer and investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She lives with her husband the journalist Douglas Feiden in Manhattan and Sag Harbor. The reading is Saturday at 6 p.m. at .

THEATER: 
Performances of the musical "Enter Laughing" will be staged again this weekend at . Check the calendar for showtimes and ticket information.

SAGAPONACK

BENEFIT: 
A fundraiser for the United Way with hosts Vanity Fair, Tom Colicchio, Lori Silverbush, and Julianne Moore will be held at a private home in Sagaponack Saturday at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, email endhunger@uwnyc.org

BRIDGEHAMPTON

BENEFIT: 
The eighth annual "On Our Toes in the Hamptons" benefit for the Evidence, A Dance Company will include a performance by Ronald K. Brown's internationally acclaimed dance troupe. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Harlem's acclaimed 5 and Diamond Restaurant, a special performance of "lfe/My Heart," a signature piece of the company. The event is Saturday at 4 p.m.

LECTURE: Author Roger Rosenblatt talks Friday at 5 p.m. at  as part of the library's "Fridays at Five" author talk series.

MUSIC: 
The  will give a concert of Midsummer Melodies Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at . The program includes Schubert's Sonatina No. 1 in D Major for violin and piano, D. 384; Bela Bartok's Constrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano; Schumann's Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132.

BENEFIT: 
The American Cancer Society’s inaugural Hamptons summer party "Festive in Flip Flops" will be emceed by "Royal Pains" star Mark Feuerstein on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at . Buddy Valastro of “Cake Boss” and Ronnie Rothstein of “Say Yes to the Dress” are among the sponsors. Guests are said to include designer Carmen Marc Valvo and sports broadcaster Ann Liguori. The Touch are set to perform.

SPORTS: 
Polo superstar Nacho Figueras' Black Watch team will take on Peter Brant's White Birch team Saturdayat 4 p.m. at Two Trees Stables, 849 Hayground Road.

CARNIVAL: 
The 22nd annual family day Wild, Wild West Carnival for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will be held at the . Pony rides, carnival and video games, family and WiFi photos, art activites, giant slides and inflatables, a toddler area, food, and much more are at the carnival. Test your basketball skills at the Knicks Groove Truck and learn dance routines with Knicks City Dancers. The event is Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FARMERS MARKET: 
The Hayground School Farmers Market is held each Friday afternoon from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in Bridgehampton.

FESTIVAL: 
The  and Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue will host the Bridgehampton Country Fair with a dozen folk artisans to perform, plus there will be pony rides, goat cart rides, a petting farm, food and vendors. All proceeds will benefit the senior sanctuary horses at Amaryllis. The event is Saturday between 10 a.m. at 4 p.m.

SOUTHAMPTON

READING: 
Alexandra Lebenthal will appear as part of the  Summer Reading Series and sign copies of The New Market & Bonds Saturday at 4 p.m.

READING: 
Daisy Goodwin will appear as part of the BookHampton Summer Reading Series and sign copies ofThe American Heiress Friday at 5 p.m.

BENEFIT: 
The Endangered Species Coalition will hold the first annual Hamptons benefit Saturday at 7 p.m. Denise Wohl, Arden Wohl and Tom Sachs will host the event at the Wohl family home in Southampton. Sachs is creating a limited edition print for the event specifically and all guests will receive a t-shirt he designed.Tickets are $250. To attend the VIP pre-party cocktail from 6 to 7 p.m. costs $500.

BENEFIT: 
The third annual Evening of Smiles cocktail party and live auction raises money for Operation Smile, providing life-changing facial surgery worldwide. Tickets range from $50 to $250. Tables are $2,500. The event is Saturday at 7 p.m.

AUTO: 
A variety of beautifully restored autos from the teens through the 60s will be on display by some of Long Island’s premier car collectors at the  Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, children are free.

MUSIC: 
 is hosting a free concert Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with students of the.

MUSIC: 
A $20  faculty performance at the  Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

ART OPENING: 
A unique juried art show will open on Saturday at the . Seven established East End artists were invited to select two artists each from a pool of around 200 online submissions. Any artist living on the East End was eligible to apply, and after narrowing the choices and making some studio visits, 14 were chosen to join the exhibition, aptly named "Artists Choose Artists." Learn more.

WESTHAMPTON BEACH

MUSIC: 
Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti will perform Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at . His 2004 critically acclaimed CD "When I Fall In Love" made him the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. He has won multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards.
 Tickets are $75, $100 or $125.

THEATER: 
The summer musical theater camp at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, culminates Friday at 7 p.m. with a performance of Alice in Wonderland

MUSIC: 
Whether you’re an Uptown Girl, a Big Shot, a Captain Jack or a Modern Woman, if you love Billy Joel you’ll love Cold Spring Harbor, a Billy Joel tribute band. They’ve played with Billy Joel and from Carnegie Hall to the (Trump) Taj Mahal. The shpw is Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Westhampton Free Library. Email Whamprograms@gmail.com or call 631-288-3335 for tickets.

HAMPTON BAYS

MUSIC: 
Mean Gene & The Flamethrowers perform Friday at 7 p.m. at the . 

MUSIC: 
Three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at . She has starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of "South Pacific," "Jeckyll & Hyde", "Sondheim's Follies","Sweet Smell of Success" and "Dracula." 
Tickets are $70, $85 or $100.

FISHING & BENEFIT: The Hamptons Offshore Invitational at  will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island through Sunday. Boats will fish for Bigeye Tuna (minimum of 100lbs), Yellowfin tuna (minimum of 30lbs), mako shark (minimum of 125 pounds), albacore (minimum of 30lbs), mahi (minimum of 5lbs), bluefish (one day category only, minimum of 5lbs), tag/release marlin, and there will be a special Wahoo award. On Sunday, there will be "Dinner in the Dunes" at 5 p.m. with a silent auction with sports memorabilia, art work and more. 

QUOGUE

OUTDOORS: 
Families will explore Old Ice Pond with a kayak or canoe with the  Friday at 10:30 a.m. Participants will see turtles, dragonflies and flowering pond plants, while learning the history of the pond during the guided paddle. Reservations are required as space is limited. 
The cost is $5. 

BENEFIT: 
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s second annual “Be Our Guest” Gala Fundraiser Cocktail Party at the waterfront estate of Sheila & Seth Waugh on Dune Road in Quogue is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the cocktail party are $150 and can be purchased online atwww.whbpac.org.

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