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

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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