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Bits and Pieces: 10.03.19

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 12:09

Jazz and Bon Jovi

Judy Carmichael calls Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor her “home gig,” and it’s no wonder, as she sells out the venue every year. One of the leading practitioners of stride piano and swing, she will return to Bay Street Friday evening at 8 with her new show, “Let’s Swing!”

Ms. Carmichael has taken her interpretations of the Great American Songbook to concert halls and festivals around the world. Her weekly NPR broadcast-podcast, “Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired,” is now in its 19th year, and her memoir, “Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood to Harlem,” came out in 2017. Tickets range from $35 to $55.

Rock fans won’t want to miss Saturday’s 8 p.m. performance by Wanted DOA, which formed in 2015 with the goal of capturing the vocal harmonies, guitar and keyboard sounds, and lead vocals of Bon Jovi. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 on Saturday.

Survivalist Saga

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Now Showing series will screen “Monos,” a drama from Colombia that won this year’s World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Directed by Alejandro Landes, the survivalist saga, set on a remote mountain in Latin America, follows a group of teenage soldiers and rebels who are watching over an American hostage. Recalling “Lord of the Flies,” the film examines the chaos and absurdity of war from the perspective of adolescence. Tickets are $15, $13 for HIFF and Guild Hall members.

Strauss’s Last

The fall season of the Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will kick off Friday evening at 6 with a concert by Konstantin Soukhovetski, who will perform the Hamptons premiere of his original transcription of Richard Strauss’s “Four Last Songs.”

Mr. Soukhovetski was commissioned by Bordeaux University in France to create his transcription of the Strauss work, which was originally composed for soprano and orchestra. His concert will also include Mozart’s Fantasia No. 3 in D minor and Brahms’s Intermezzo No. 2 From Six Pieces for Piano.

Subsequent programs will feature Maksim Shtrykov, a clarinetist, and Misuzu Tanaka, a pianist, on Oct. 11, Yoonie Han, a pianist, on Oct. 18, and Eiko Kano and Karen Hakobyan, a violin-piano duo, on Oct. 25. Tickets are $25, $10 for members, and a reception will follow each performance.

Gilbert & Sullivan

The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will perform “Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan,” a revue featuring songs from all of the duo’s operas, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

In addition to the music, the program tells the story of the Victorian theatrical partners through their own diaries and correspondence as well as contemporary reviews and memoirs. “Very Truly Yours” will include music from “H.M.S. Pinafore,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and “The Mikado,” among others.

Women Rising

The Thinking Forward lecture series at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center will show “Girl Rising,” a documentary about nine young women from around the world who have confronted and overcome obstacles to opportunity, Friday at 6:30 p.m. A conversation between Kayce Jennings, the film’s producer, and Lynn Sherr, a writer and broadcast journalist, will follow the free screening.

Music of the World

Northern Harmony, an ensemble of nine singers based in Vermont, will perform a concert of world harmony traditions, including music from South Africa, Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $15 at the door, $5 for students. The group will also lead a singing workshop at the church from 3 to 5 p.m. for any interested vocalists.

Gardens and Ecology

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons’ annual Karish Program, set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include an illustrated lecture by Doug Tallamy, garden tours, a plant sale, and a reception. Mr. Tallamy’s talk, “A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening,” will consider the role gardens can play in conserving and restoring biodiversity.

The cost is $125, $100 for alliance members. More information and tickets are available at or by calling 631-537-2223.

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