This weekend in the Hamptons, celebrate Mardi Gras, pretend its summer, take in show, and much more.
Here are our top picks for this weekend. To browse more events and list your own, visit events.danspapers.com.
Friday, March 7
Red Dress Dinner Girls Night Out
The 11th annual Red Dress Dinner Girls Night Out in the Sea Star Ballroom at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center benefits the American Heart Association. The Red Dress is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. The festivities include dinner, dancing and a Chinese auction.
Admission is $85 in advance or $95 at the door.
The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. For tickets, visit heart.org/reddressdinner or call 516-450-9162.
Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead.
Saturday, March 8
Katy’s Courage Skate-a-thon and Bake Sale
At the Buckskill Winter Club, Katy’s Courage, in memory of Katy Stewart, hosts an ice skating skate-a-thon to raise money for children’s cancer causes. Find out how to register here.
The skate-a-thon begins at 4 p.m.
Buckskill, 178 Buckskill Road, East Hampton.
Mardi Gras Party
Bay Street Theatre puts on its annual Mardi Gras Party, with music by Joe Delia & Thieves and The Hoodoo Loungers. The dress attire is “Mardi Gras best.”
Admission is $25 in advance or $35 on the day of.
The party begins at 8 p.m. Order tickets by calling 631-725-9500 or visiting baystreet.org.
Bay Street Theatre, at the Long Wharf, Sag Harbor.
Mid-Winter Beach Party
Need an escape from winter doldrums? Step into summer this Saturday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett for a “Mid-Winter Beach Party.”
The Talkhouse will be decked out in beach-themed decorations. Put on your best bathing suit and enjoy Mash Up‘s rock and reggae music, with special guest Manny from Manny and the Twisters. Mashup features Michael Mazzaraco on vocals and guitar, Joe Sac on bass and Stephen Sylvester on drums. Kay C Clement and Cheryl Lee host.
The party starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $10. RSVP on Facebook.
Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett.
Sunday, March 9
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits
At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and his band perform a mix of music with pan-African influences, often called “Tuku Music.” Read Dan’s Papers’ interview with Mtukudzi here.
The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit whbpac.org to purchase or call the box office at 631-288-1500.
Westhampton Beach PAC, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach.