10 Can’t Miss Events This Week in the Hamptons: Kite Fly, Comedy, Authors Night and More

The Dan's Papers Kite Fly 2013
The Dan's Papers Kite Fly 2013. Photo credit: Tom Kochie

August on the East End is filled with fun events and activities at every turn, but with so many offerings it can be tough to choose. From the annual Dan’s Papers Kite Fly to the 10th annual Authors Night, the week ahead has something for everyone!

Sunday, August 3, 5:30 p.m. Annual Dan’s Kite Fly: Sorry this event Has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions…Grab a picnic and your kite and head to Sagg Main Beach for this beloved annual event! Prizes for best kite design and more, music and fun activities for the whole family. Weather permitting. Sagg Main Beach, Sagaponack. Read More About Dan’s Kite Fly

Monday, August 4,  8 p.m. Carlos Mencia at Bay Street Theater Comedy Club: The wacky popular comedian performs at Bay Street Theater! Recommended for ages 18 and up. $69–$89. Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor for Center of the Arts, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500 baystreet.org

Monday, August 4, 9 p.m. Outrageous Open Mic at Stephen Talkhouse: Bring your creativity to Amagansett. From 10 p.m., the House Wreckers, the Outrageous Open Mic Backing Band, will be available to back you up! Sign-ups begin at 8. Free admission. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3117 stephentalkhouse.com

Tuesday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. Sail Montauk Tuesday Night Regatta: Sign up to experience head-to-head regatta racing every Tuesday night this summer. Four boats each week, three crew positions available per boat. The best part? No experience necessary! “Three Sheets to the Wind” after-party at Hurricane Alley to follow. $95 per person; sponsorship options start at $250 per boat. Sail Montauk, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk. 631-522-5183 sailmontauk.com

Wednesday, August 6, 7 p.m. HITFest Presents “The Tempest” at Mulford Farm: A lovely outdoor production of the Shakespeare play. Weather permitting. $10 for kids over 10, $20 for adults. General admission, buy in advance. Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton. hitfest.org

Thursday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. Historic Boat Cruise Aboard the Hampton Lady: Come sail away with the Hampton Bays Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served. The boat leaves at 6 sharp! All are welcome. $50 per person. Soleau’s Dock, Dune Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-0887 hbhps.org

And here’s a sneak peek at next weekend…

Film screenings on the law at Southampton Arts Center,Film screenings on the law at Southampton Arts Center,
Film screenings on the law at Southampton Arts Center. Photo credit: Brendan J. O’Reilly

Friday, August 8, 8:30 p.m. Screening of “Stand By Me” at Southampton Arts Center: A free outdoor screening of the ’80s classic. Appropriate for all ages. Sponsored by Dan’s Papers, presented by the Southampton Arts Center with the Hamptons International Film Festival. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-0967 southamptoncenter.org

Saturday, August 9, 5 p.m. East Hampton Library 10th Annual Authors Night: The “Premier Literary Event of the Hamptons” has grown over its 10-year history to become one of the most successful celebrations of books and authors in America, featuring 100 authors across all genres. Meet and mingle with the writers, purchase their books and have them personally inscribed at this lively cocktail party, with all proceeds benefitting the Library. Gardiner Farm, 36 James Lane, East Hampton. 631-324-0222 authorsnight.org

Michael Feinstein will perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 9.
Michael Feinstein will perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 9. Photo credit: Zach Dobson

Saturday, August 9, 8 p.m. Michael Feinstein at WHBPAC: The multi-platinum-selling performer and pioneer of the Great American Songbook croons in Westhampton Beach. $95–$150. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500 whbpac.org

Saturday, August 9, Dusk. Sag Harbor Fire Department Fireworks: The Sag Harbor Fire Department will set off fireworks as part of its carnival at Havens Beach. The carnival runs from August 5 to 9. Havens Beach, Sag Harbor. sagharborfd.com

Check out our Calendar of Events for great things to do in the Hamptons and on the North Fork every day.

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