There will be a concert by The Wallflowers, along with comedy by Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live,” at The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s benefit “C.U. Out East” on Saturday, July 27, at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
The concert starts at 8:45 PM and there will be a VIP cocktail reception prior to the event. VIP ticket holders will sip on bespoke cocktails, and enjoy locally sourced, gourmet, gluten-free hors d’oeuvres.
The Celiac Disease Center provides compassionate patient care for children and adults with celiac disease. All of the Center’s research is directed toward celiac disease and reflects the nature of the disease as a multisystem disorder.
Jost, who will provide the laughs, is the “SNL” Weekend Update co-anchor, alongside cast member Michael Che. Jost also serves as one of the show’s head writers. He joined Weekend Update in 2014 and has been a writer for the show since 2005. He has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards.
The Wallflowers broke out in the mid-’90s with tunes like “One Headlight” and “The Difference,” led by vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Jakob Dylan. Jakob, the son of Bob Dylan, recently released the art film “Echo in the Canyon,” which includes the band’s music.
An online auction for the event started in mid-June and includes items such as a round of golf at Sebonack Golf Club, a meet and greet with Jost, high-speed driving at a private race track, a guitar signed by The Wallflowers, a red-carpet experience at an upcoming movie premiere, a dinner at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan, suite access and on-field credentials for NY Mets batting practice at Citi Field, and more experienced-based items.
For tickets and more info, visit www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu.