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Ten Things To Do This August Weekend In The Hamptons

It’s the first weekend where it’s August in the Hamptons! The heat wave is over, and the weather is perfect for outdoor parties, art events, wine events and more. If you’re looking for things to do, we’ve got you covered with ten great things to do. Visit our calendar to stay up to date on everything that’s happening this weekend on the East End.

Thursday, August 1sth

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks at the Stephen Talkhouse
10 p.m. 

A sizzling summer Thursday night at the East End’s most famous venue. Tables will be moved to allow optimum dancing. Located on Main Street in Amagansett. Call (631) 965-1841.

The Dan Bailey Tribe at the Wolffer Estate Farm Stand
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Dan Bailey Tribe for sunsets at the Wolffer Wine Stand and enjoy free music with a glass of local wine as the sun sinks over the vineyard. Music from 6-8 pm. The Wine Stand is located on Route 27. In the event of rain the show will be moved indoors to the main Vineyard at 139 Sagg Road. 631-537-5106.

“EVE” Playing at Wainscott Studios
8 p.m.

Neo-Political Cowgirls, under the direction of Kate Mueth, is bringing back their interactive, theatrical production “EVE” (for mature audiences) for 12 performances this Summer.  Performances are running all week at Wainscott Studios located at 75 Industrial Road in Wainscott. Tickets are $40. For tickets call 631-748-8307.

Performance dates and times are:
Thursday, July 25 – 8:00pm
Friday, July 26 – 9:00pm
Saturday, July 27– 9:00pm
Sunday, July 28- 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 30- 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 31- 7:00pm (Fundraiser for Bay Street Theatre – Sag Harbor)
Thursday, August 1- 7:00pm (Fundraiser for Bay Street Theatre – Sag Harbor)
Friday, August 2 – 9:00pm
Saturday, August 3– 9:00pm
Sunday, August 4- 8:00pm

Friday, August 2nd

A Night of Art and Music at the Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

LongHouse Reserve will host a spectacular evening of art and music on its sprawling property. The extravaganza will celebrate the opening of two anticipated exhibits: internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist and dissident Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold and top emerging Cuban sculptor Yoan Capote’s RERUM ALTER NATURA. The inventive Voxare Quartet will perform. Located at 133 Hands Creek Road. Call 631-329-3568.

Guild Hall Presents, “Tonight at 8:30”
8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays – Sundays, July 17 – August 3 at 8:30pm, August 4 at 2pm.
An Evening of Three Light and Musical Comedies starring Blythe Danner and Simon Jones. Directed by Tony Walton. Also starring Edward Hibbert, Andrew Botsford, Gerard Doyle, Delphi Harrington, Tina Jones, James Lawson, Kate Mueth, and Bobby Peterson Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner comes to the John Drew Theater direct from her Broadway appearance in Nice Work If You Can Get It to star with Simon Jones in TONIGHT AT 8:30 featuring Coward’s sparkling, fast-paced, one-act gems: Hands Across the Sea, Family Album and Red Peppers. Tickets online at GuildHall.org; at Box Office in person or at 631.324.4050; theatermania.com; or 1-866-811-4111.

Jackson Pollock

Tour Jackson Pollack’s Family Home In East Hampton And Then Paint Like He Did
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

All ages are invited to take a guided tour of the studio/home of artists Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner. Finish the adventure with a hands on action painting workshop with a canvas that you get to take home. $25 per person includes all supplies.
Located at 830 Springs Fireplace Rd, The Springs East Hampton. (631) 329-2811.

Saturday, August 3rd

The Montauk Playhouse “Diamond in the Rough” Gala
7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The annual Diamond in the Rough Benefit Gala for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation has truly become “Montauk’s Party of the Year”! This lavish summer fundraising event takes place under a grand tent on the Playhouse grounds and features a lively cocktail hour, live music, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing. Honorees Drew Doscher; Andy Harris and Sally Richardson; and Dennis and Rosanna Sisco will be honored for their philanthropic commitment to the community. Montauk Playhouse is located at 240 Edgemere Street, Montauk.  631-668-1124.

Southampton Hospital Logo

Southampton Hospital’s 55th Annual Summer Party, “Forward to the Future” 
6:30 p.m.– 11 p.m.

Jean Shafiroff, Audrey Gruss, Allen & Co., Barclays and Douglas Elliman chair this Forward to the Future themed summer party where attendees will enjoy dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs and dancing to the Alex Donner Orchestra. For the first time, the event will be held at the 75,000-square-foot Art Southampton pavilion, to be transformed by desigher Antony Todd, complete with hard flooring and air conditioning. Chuck Scarborough will emcee the 55th Annual Summer Party to benefit Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department and the new Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center. Table sponsorships begin at $7,500 and tickets are $750 per person. Event will take place Under the Art Southampton Pavilion on the Elks Property at 605 County Road 39, Southampton. Call 631-726-8700.

The East Hampton Sand Castle Contest 
9 a.m. sharp

At Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett individuals and groups of all ages will be participating in the Annual East Hampton Sand Castle Contest. Event is for all ages, including adults. The money raised through registration fees, sale of the tee-shirts, merchandise and other donations go to helping a variety of charitable causes promoted and assisted by The Clamshell Foundation.  Call 631-324-6250.

Sunday, August 4th
The Dan's Papers Kite Fly
The Dan’s Papers Kite Fly

Dan’s 41st Annual Kite Fly at Sagg Main Beach
4 p.m.

Dan’s 41st Annual Kite Fly is headed our way! This summer we expect our largest Kite Flying crowd ever. With scads of wild wind structures, soaring over the water, at scenic Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack, on Sunday, August 4, 2013. You’ll want to BE THERE with the family for this perennial favorite Hamptons activity. This wildly popular, family oriented event happens with the support of generous sponsors. Chosen as a TOP 50 event by Long Island Newsday, Dan’s Kite Fly is proud to feature some of the best companies and organizations on the East End. Without the help of generous sponsors and tireless volunteers, Dan’s would not be able to hold this annual community event.

Nancy Atlas
Nancy Atlas

Nancy Atlas and the Acoustic Trio at Gosman’s Dock
6 p.m. 

Come see Nancy Atlas and the Acoustic Trio perform at Gosman’s in Montauk. Bring blankets or beach chairs as this show is on a green. Concert is free.


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