Excellent Hamptons Events This Week: August 13–19, 2021

Jose Sebastian of Hamptons Dance Project Cropped
Jose Sebastian of Hamptons Dance Project
Quinn Wharton

The Hamptons has it all this week—exciting live shows, outdoor activities, virtual events, art exhibitions and more. Plan your weekend and the days beyond with these highlights from August 13–19.


Bande Barre
Friday, August 13, 8 a.m.

Get fit and healthy on a breezy Hamptons morning with the perfect combination of ballet, Pilates and yoga. There’s even a little strength training, so you can feel good about your workout all week long.
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-0967, southamptonartscenter.org

Midsummer Dance
Friday, August 13, 8-11 p.m.

Adults ages 21 and up are invited to an outdoor evening of dancing, drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres in support of the Parrish Art Museum’s exhibitions, education and programs.
279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118, parrishart.org

Hamptons Dance Project
Friday–Sunday, August 13-15

Jose Sebastian and the Hamptons Dance Project return to Guild Hall with another exciting mix of new and classic work from a diverse blend of noted choreographers featuring top-flight artists from American Ballet Theatre and beyond. The program this year showcases many new pieces, including a new specially commissioned work from singer-songwriter Pat Alger.
158 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org

Question Party!? At Morty’s Oyster Stand
Tuesday, August 17, 8 p.m.

Call ahead of time to reserve your table at this local favorite known for its seafood and specialty cocktails. Meanwhile, enjoy the comedy-meets-trivia experience bringing people together every Tuesday night until Labor Day. Seating is available both indoor and outdoor.
2167 Montauk Highway, Amagansett. 631-668-8355, mortysoysterstand.com

The Montauk Project at The Stephen Talkhouse
Tuesday, August 17, 8 p.m.

You can purchase tickets ahead of time for $10 each to see the Montauk Project play live. The Stephen Talkhouse offers three distinct spaces in one venue, along with music and great drinks.
161 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com

Snag a signed copy of Taylor Barton's "I Pitched a Tent in Hell" at Authors Night
Snag a signed copy of Taylor Barton’s “I Pitched a Tent in Hell” at Authors Night


Author’s Night
Now through August 15

This summer, the East Hampton Library will host its annual Authors Night fundraiser as a series of events, both online and in-person. On Friday at 6 p.m. Taylor Barton and G.E. Smith will perform an outdoor concert on the grounds of the library, and Barton will sign and discuss her book I Pitched a Tent in Hell. On Saturday from 4–6 p.m. guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with a select group of authors, buy their books and have them personally inscribed. Many more one-hour Zoom event will be held in the format of a conversation with the featured author and a noted interviewer, followed by a Q&A period.
159 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0222, authorsnight.org

Westhampton Beachstock
Friday, August 13, 8 p.m.

Kick off the perfect summer weekend with a gala for Westhampton Beach’s favorite performing arts center. The Square Feet band will deliver hit after hit on the Great Lawn outdoor stage. Party with your pod of up to four people in a cozy and curated selection of the best outdoor seating, complete with refreshments provided by top Hamptons gourmands.
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500, whbpac.org

How to Harvest Your Own Sea Salt
Saturday, August 14, 10 a.m.

Learn to harvest your own flavorful sea salt from the Atlantic Ocean from expert Shelly Shells Sea Salt. Bring your own bucket or bag and come ready to get your feet wet!

377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-9735, sofo.org

Ellen’s Run
Sunday, August 15, 9 a.m.

Join the Ellen Hermanson Foundation for a hybrid 5K race. The proceeds will benefit breast cancer patient support services and raise awareness of breast cancer. Limited registration is available for the live race and runners are welcome to join the race virtually.

70 Leland Lane, Southampton. 631-907-4700, ellenhermanson.org

Tai Chi with John Turnbull
Thursday, August 19, 12 p.m.

Decrease your stress and improve your energy on the Great Lawn of the Hampton Library. In the event of bad weather, you can register online for the Zoom class.

2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015, myhamptonlibrary.org

Support the dogs and cats of ARF at the annual Bow Wow Meow Ball Getty Images
Support the dogs and cats of ARF at the annual Bow Wow Meow BallGetty Images


Zumba via Zoom
Saturday, August 14, 9:30 a.m.

Boogie away from the comfort of your own living room while you improve your mood and say goodbye to calories and stress. You can register ahead of time on the Westhampton Free Library website.

Bow Wow Meow Ball
Saturday, August 14, 7 p.m.

From the comfort of your own home, enjoy a special evening in celebration of the cats and dogs of the Animal Rescue of the Hamptons. This year, ARF invites you to host your own Bow Wow Meow viewing party, as grand or small as you desire. They’ll bring the entertainment to you.
631-537-0400, arfhamptons.org

Musica Mundana: Italian Duets
Monday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.

Raquel Winnica Young and Justin Wallace of Musica Mundana team up with guests Pascale Beaudin and Scott Pauley for an irresistible program of Italian love duets. George Frideric Handel composed 21 miscellaneous duets during his lifetime, and the bookends of this virtual concert will feature two of these rarely performed musical gems. Registration is free but required. After the live premiere, the concert will be available on-demand the following week.

Apps for a Healthy Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 17, 12 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how your phone can help you improve your nutrition, get better sleep and stay fit? Register for this Zoom lecture ahead of time on the John Jermain Library website to learn how to download and find reviews for a number of popular lifestyle apps.

Samara Shuter's "The Good Luck Garden," on view at Ric Michel Fine Art
Samara Shuter’s “The Good Luck Garden,” on view at Ric Michel Fine Art


East End Photographers Art Show
On view through August 15

The Water Mill Museum’s Expressions show features traditional and digital photography from local artists. You can visit for free on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. or on Sunday from 1–4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays–Wednesdays.
41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill. 631-726-4625, watermillmuseum.org

Cristophe von Hohenberg Exhibition
On view through August 15

MM Fine Art will present an exhibit of the solo photography of Cristophe von Hohenberg, who has worked with Vanity Fair, Marie Claire and the French and German Vogue. The museum is open Mondays–Saturdays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon–4 p.m.
4 North Main Street, Southampton. 631-259-2274, mmfineart.com

Galerie House of Art and Design
On view through August 29

The Galerie House 0f Art and Design is a show house featuring the works of world-class designers and artists from around the country. It is open from Fridays–Sundays from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Purchase tickets ahead of time online.
772 Middle Lane Highway, Sag Harbor. 877-638-1116, galeriemagazine.com/houseofartanddesign

Gahan Wilson Exhibit
On view through September 5

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson, a summer Sag Harbor resident for over 25 years, is known as the “Master of the Macabre.” His cartoons and illustrations can be viewed at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Thursdays–Saturdays.
200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0770, sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present
On view through September 6

Inspired by nature, the works presented in this Phillips Southampton exhibition are an exploration of the purity of color and form in American abstraction from the 1950s Post-War era all the way up to its contemporary iterations. The exhibition includes works from Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Post-War masters such as Jules Olitski, Hans Hoffman, Adolph Gottlieb and Kenneth Noland. It also aims to showcase their eventual influence on the abstract practices of contemporary artists, such as Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi and Petra Cortright. Works included in the exhibition will be offered through Phillips’ private sales platform and at auction in NYC this fall.
1 Hampton Road, Southampton. 212-848-1750, phillips.com

Reality…and Then Some
Now on view

This popular Ric Michel Fine Art exhibition continues with new realist, hyperrealist and surrealist works examining upheaval, disorientation and distortion—concepts that are increasingly the reality, and then some, of our times.
46 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 212-710-1048, ricmichelfineart.com

Find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.

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