Top Event Picks In the Hamptons This Week: Alissa Nutting, ‘Lessons from Dogs,’ Open Mic

Alissa Nutting is coming to the October 22 edition of our Writers Speak at Stony Brook Southampton
Alissa Nutting is coming to the October 22 edition of our Writers Speak at Stony Brook Southampton

Another week, another huge list of events and activities on the East End! Check out a few highlights coming up this week, and visit events.danspapers.com for comprehensive listings.

JDTLAB: “MY LESSONS FROM DOGS” BY PATRICK CHRISTIANO
10/21, 7:30 p.m. Patrick Christiano tells the story of his 22-year journey as a Norfolk Terrier lover. Free workshop production. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806 guildhall.org

WRITERS SPEAK WEDNESDAYS: ALISSA NUTTING
10/22, 7–9 p.m. Alissa Nutting’s debut collection of short stories, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction in 2010. Her most recent novel, Tampa, was lauded as a brave satire of the perception of female pedophiles in American society. In a glowing review in Salon, Kyle Minor wrote, “like the best of satires, [Tampa] has a deadly seriousness at its center.” Free. Discussion and reading. Chancellors Hall Radio Lounge, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton. 631-632-5030 stonybrook.edu/mfa

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE
10/22, 9:30 p.m. Ladies’ night and open mic in the taproom. Drink and tap specials. Southampton Publick House, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton. 631-283-2800 publick.com

QUIZ NIGHT AT TOWNLINE BBQ
10/23, 7 p.m. Bring a group of five and compete in various rounds of trivia. 21 and over. $10 per person; gift cards and cash prizes awarded. Townline BBQ, 3593 Townline Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-2271 townlinebbq.com

NFCT PRESENTS “THE BOY FRIEND”
10/23, 8 p.m. Through 11/9. North Fork Community Theatre presents this classic musical comedy. $20. North Fork Community Theatre, 12700 Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-298-4500 nfct.com

John Kern and Matthew Conlon.
John Kern and Matthew Conlon. Photo credit: Tom Kochie

HAMPTON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “HARVEY”
10/23 through 11/9.  Hampton Theater Company will kick off its 2014–15 season on Thursday, October 23, with the beginning of a three-week run of the classic comedy Harvey. The titular character is a 6-foot-3-and-1-half-inch-tall invisible rabbit and friend to protagonist Elwood P. Dowd. Conflict—and humor—ensue when Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed. $25. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue. 866-811-4111  hamptontheatre.org

CENTER STAGE PRESENTS ‘THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND”
10/23 through 11/9. The World Goes ‘Round with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb. General admission is $25. Student admission is $12 with ID for 21 and younger.

“BAD GIRLS:” A TRIBUTE TO DONNA SUMMER AT SUFFOLK THEATER
10/24, 8 p.m. Enjoy the greatest hits of Donna Summer, performed by Frank Canino and Ashley Betton. Dance floor will be open. $35. Doors, bar and restaurant open at 6:30 p.m. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main Street, Riverhead. 631-727-4343 suffolktheater.com

THE NIGHT SKY: CELESTIAL VIEWING AT VINEYARD FIELD
10/24, 7 p.m. Presentation on various astronomy topics followed by telescope viewings. Weather-dependent. Co-sponsored by South Fork Natural History Museum and Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt. Call to register in advance. Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-745-0689

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