This summer is flying by, isn’t it? But let’s not let the last few weeks go without enjoying them—there’s still lots of fun left to be had on the East End. Here’s a sampling of 10 can’t-miss events from the week ahead.
ELLEN’S RUN 5K RACE
On Sunday (August 17) at 9 a.m., Ellen’s Run returns, bringing more than 1,000 runners and walkers back to Southampton for 19th annual fundraiser. The run benefits the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Ellen’s Well and Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital. $30 pre-registration, $25 children/seniors, $40 day of event. All ages welcome. Parrish Hall, Southampton Hospital, Herrick Road, Southampton, 212-860-0916 ellensrun.org.
36TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Monday–Wednesday (August 18-20), 9 a.m. Benefits the Tom Corrigan Scholarship fund. Free family fun for all, $450 team entry fee. Red Creek Park, 100 Old Riverhead Road West, Hampton Bays, 718-570-5034.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS ROBERT KLEIN
At 8 p.m. Monday (August 18), Grammy and Tony nominee Robert Klein performs. $69.50. Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500, baystreet.org. READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT KLEIN.
FIRST ANNUAL SHELTER ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Monday (August 18) at 8 p.m. Through 8/24, times varied. Artists performing include Judy Carmichael, Freddy King, Hoodoo Loungers and more. Check website for prices and tickets. The Dory/Rams Head Inn, 185 Bridge Street/Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island, 631-749-4300, shelterislandjazzfest.com.
DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT COOPERS BEACH: AMERICAN GRAFFITI
Tuesday (August 19) at 7 p.m. FM car radio needed for in-car viewing. Dinner, snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase. $40 per carload, $10 per person. Coopers Beach, 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 631-283-0402.
OCEANFRONT LOBSTER BAKE
Wednesday (August 20), 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a lobster and all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Chef Seth Levine. All ages. Call for pricing. Gurney’s Montauk, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-2345, gurneysinn.com.
SUMMER SWING DANCE THURSDAY “SINATRA LOVE SONGS”
Thursday (August 21), 8 p.m. Dance the night away to an evening of swing with New Millennium Big Band. $25. Suffolk Theater, 118 EastMain Street, Riverhead, 631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com.
STAGED READING: NIGHT WITH OSCAR
Thursday (August 21), 8 p.m. New Eugene Pack comedy starring Pamela Adlon, Matthew Broderick, Tate Donovan, Lucy DeVito, John Magaro, Marsha Mason and Dayle Reyfel. $28–$75. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-0806, guildhall.org.
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY AT GUILD HALL
Friday (August 22), 7 p.m. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Tony Danza, Tovah Feldshuh, Ralph Macchio, Jerry O’Connell, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and Rebecca Romjin. $38–$65. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-0806, guildhall.org
FILMS ON THE HAYWALL: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Friday (August 22) at 9 p.m. Set up at 8:45 p.m. and enjoy a musical prelude. Free at Silas Marder Gallery, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, silasmarder.com.