This Week: Explore the ocean, explore the earth, explore beautiful homes across the East End. Enjoy some world-class comedy and a seafood feast of epic proportions, and then cap it off As You Like It with a dash of Shakespeare under the stars.
Find more East End events in our online calendar at events.danspapers.com.
Monday, July 25
David Sedaris at Guild Hall
On Monday at 8 p.m. one of America’s greatest humor writers comes to the Hamptons. Author of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holiday on Ice and many others, Sedaris is considered as much psychologist as he is comedian, writing with a sharp wit and self-awareness that cuts down to how ridiculous it is to be human. See him perform at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 150 Main Street in East Hampton. Visit guildhall.org to find out more.
Tuesday, July 26
Peter and the Wolf at the Children’s Museum
At 5:30 p.m. head to the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) for a timeless performance. Miss Sara’s Hampton Ballet Theatre’s young company members will perform the classic “Peter and the Wolf.” The 25-piece Hampton Chamber Orchestra will accompany the company members. CMEE is located at 276 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Visit cmee.org for ticket information.
Friday, July 29
WHBPAC House and Garden Tour
Tour gorgeous homes and gardens across the East End. Admire ocean views, stunning décor and manicured landscapes, all highlighted by unique high-end architecture. Those who purchase the full day tour package will also have a chance to dine at the Quogue Club at Hallock House. This event is sponsored by the WHBPAC Advisory Council. Visit whbpac.org for tour details.
Saturday, July 30
11th Annual Block Challenge
Starting at 7 a.m. grab your paddleboard, kayak or canoe for an 18-mile open ocean paddle from Montauk to Block Island. The paddle takes about six hours to complete, and will conclude with a catered lunch at Champlin’s Marina. All funds raised by paddlers will go to Paddlers for Humanity, a local charity group that donates to worthy causes both local and global.
Be the first to attend Dan’s Papers inaugural ClambakeMTK, a food and drink celebration at Gurney’s Montauk. Sink your teeth into the ultimate seafood of the East End. Enjoy premiums cocktails and a live DJ while tasting the best our oceans have to offer. Marc Murphy will host. Visit DansTasteofSummer.com to find out more.
Sunday, July 31
Long Island Mineral & Geology Society Annual Gem Show
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mattituck-Cutchogue High School, explore the wonders of the Earth with the Long Island Mineral & Geology Society. It’s an event for all ages, with jewelry and gems, as well as fossils, beads and geode cracking. Adult admission is $6. Children under 12 enter free. Visit limineralandgeology.com.
As You Like It
Enjoy a free Shakespeare performance under the stars at 7 p.m. presented by Northeast Stage. Guests should bring and lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy this classic pastoral comedy. The July 31 performance will take place in Riverhead, behind the East End Arts Council. Visit northeaststage.org for performance information.