This week, see stellar performances and let loose for good causes. Discover global sounds, and find history in your own backyard.
Monday, July 18
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
At 8 p.m. head to Bay Street Theater for the story of Leonard Pelkey, a flamboyant 14 year old boy whose importance in his Jersey Shore town is only felt when he goes missing. Written and performed by James Lecesne. Play runs through 7/24. Visit baystreet.org for ticket information.
Wednesday, July 20
CTREE Horseless Horse Show
Want to add a bit of whimsy to your week? Head to Topping Riding Club for a horseless horseshow, where children and adults navigate human-sized obstacles and perform other feats of horsemanship, sans horses. The event will help raise funds for CTREE, a non-profit organization providing therapeutic riding lessons to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Call 631-779-2835 to find out more.
Thursday, July 21
A Ramen Celebration
For a summer meal like no other, stop by Momi Ramen in East Hampton in the evening. Chef Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen and Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop is teaming up with Momi Ramen to host Natsu Matsuri, a traditional Japanese summer festival. Guests will enjoy a signature starter from both restaurants, and then choose from one of four ramens. Visit momihamptons.com to make your reservation.
Friday, July 22
This ain’t no backyard barbecue. Head over to Fairview Farm at 8 p.m. for a battle of epic culinary proportions. Chefs from New York City and the Hamptons battle it out for awards from judges and guests. When these masters of the grill get over the fire there’s no telling what extraordinary fare you’ll be treated to. Come down and enjoy the food, drinks and live music. Grill like a caveman, but eat like a king. Visit DansTasteofSummer.com for ticket information.
Saturday, July 23
Montauk Ocean Challenge Swim
Bright and early on the shores of Ditch Plains Beach, get ready for the 7th Annual Montauk Ocean Challenge Swim. The race is for all ages and abilities, with three varying distances to take part in. The 5k course begins at 6:30 p.m., the 1 mile course at 7:30 p.m., and the ½ mile course at 8 p.m. Register at active.com
Culper Spy Day
The Three Village Historical Society celebrates the vital role the area played in the American Revolution with Culper Spy Day. Discover the hidden intrigue of the Culper Spy Ring with tours of the many significant historical sites of the area, as well as walking tours and bike tours. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit threevillagehistoricalsociety.org to find out more.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks
Return to Fairview Farm at 7:30 p.m. for a gastronomic gala. Now in it’s 6th year, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is the culinary event of the summer. Hosted by chef Alex Guarnaschelli of the Food Network, Taste of Two Forks gives you a taste of the best bites across the East End, spotlighting local bounty and the unique culinary style developing across the forks. Sip samples from local wineries and breweries, and brush shoulders with the chefs who make it all happen. Visit DansTasteofSummer.com to find out more.
Sunday, July 24
Dan’s Papers Literary Salon
Join Dan’s Papers at the Southampton Arts Center at 4 p.m. for readings by celebrated local writers. This month, enjoy cheese, wine and readings of “Dream Home” by Kerry Neville, “Prologue” by Katherine Thome, “Rosy– Fingering Dawn at Louse Point” by Ruth Doberman and “Rita’s Stable” by Andrew Georgakopoulos.