Bits and Pieces 02.14.19

Classic Love Songs

Love will be in the air at the East Hampton Library tomorrow evening at 6 when Greta Blackburn, an actress and singer, performs a free show she calls “her own personal valentine to love in all its forms,” according to a release. Her program will include “My Funny Valentine,” the Latin classic “Bésame Mucho,” and Charles Aznavour’s “You’ve Let Yourself Go.”

Ms. Blackburn, whose acting credits include “48 Hours,” “Chained Heat,” “V: The Final Battle,” and “Dynasty,” will be accompanied by Johnny Blood, a founding member of the Nancy Atlas Project.

 

All-Star Comedy

Joseph Vecsey will return to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor to host a new All-Star Comedy show tomorrow at 8 p.m. Mr. Vecsey, known for Optimum’s “The Unmovers” series and Netflix’s “Father of the Year,” will be joined by Casey Balsham (“Gotham Comedy Live,” NUVO TV’s “Stand Up and Deliver”), Ken Krantz(Sirius XM, “Gotham Comedy Live”), and Marc Theobald (“The Last O.G.” on HBO).

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 the day of the show. The theater cautions that comedy nights contain mature material and are not appropriate for those under 18.

 

Classical Concerts

The Shelter Island Friends of Music will launch its 2019 concert series on Sunday at 3 p.m. with a performance by the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo.

The clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov and the pianist Misuzu Tanaka will perform works by Franz Danzi, Luigi Bassi, Alexander Gretchaninov, and Alexander Rosenblatt. Mr. Shtrykov and Ms. Tanaka are both graduates of the Juilliard School and have enjoyed extensive international solo careers. The duo’s 2018-19 season includes a tour in China and concerts throughout the United States as well as the release of their first album, “Epilogues,” which focuses on the last works of Brahms, Saint-Saëns, and Poulenc.

The series will continue on April 13 with a performance by the pianist Peter Dugan. Subsequent programs are scheduled for June, September, and October. All concerts are free and take place at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.

 

Film and Dance Party

In honor of Black History Month and in partnership with the Southampton African American Museum, the Southampton Arts Center will host a screening of “The Hate U Give” tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the center.

Directed by George Tillman Jr. and written by Audrey Wells, the film is the story of a 16-year-old African-American girl who inhabits two worlds: the poor, predominantly black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white prep school she attends. After she witnesses the killing of her childhood friend by a police officer, she is pressured from all sides and must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Tickets are $12, $10 for friends.

The center will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dance party on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. “Saturday Night Stomp” will feature music by D.J. Mister Lama and drinks and appetizers available for purchase. The cost is $12, $10 for friends.