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Bits and Pieces 10.13.22

Tue, 10/11/2022 - 12:59
Dr. K's Motown Revue will bring the sounds of the Motor City to Bay Street Theater.
Courtesy of Bay Street Theater

Spectral Happenings
Talk about a spooky fund-raiser! "Gilded Age Ghost Hunt -- Port of Missing Men" will bring the Long Island Paranormal Investigators to the Port of Missing Men, one of the last surviving mansions from the Gilded Age whose interior is unchanged since the 1920s, all to benefit the Southampton History Museum.

The estate was created in 1910 by H.H. Rogers as a lodge for men to hunt and get away from their families, hence the name. The Rogers Family still occupies the property.

At 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, the current owner will lead a few guests through an extensive private wing that leads to a secret Prohibition-era lounge. A cocktail party will begin at 6 in the Great Room, and the ghost hunt will happen in a wing built in 1661 by Southampton settlers and now part of the complex. 

Tickets for the entire evening are $500; for the cocktail party and hunt, the tariff is $250, $400 for couples. Registration can be completed on the museum's website or by calling 631-283-2494.

Opera at St. Luke's
The Guild Hall and Bel Canto Boot Camp Resident Artist Series will conclude on Saturday at 7 p.m. with a performance by Michael Spyres in Hoie Hall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, East Hampton.

A tenor with an extraordinary range, also known as a baritenor, Mr. Spyres will perform arias and songs by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi. The program explores the diverse character and roles within Bel Canto Opera, encompassing repertoire ordinarily assigned to both tenors and baritones.

Mr. Spyres's concert coincides with his performance in the title role of Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" at the Metropolitan Opera. He will be joined in the East Hampton performance by Teresa Castillo and Samual Keeler, current Bel Canto artists-in-residence.

Tickets are $55, $50 for members.

Motown in Sagtown
Dr. K's Motown Revue has brought the Motown sound to Lincoln Center, the United Nations, Jones Beach, Central Park Stage, and the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, and on Saturday evening at 8 it will return to the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. 

Staying faithful to the roots of Motown, the performers channel its iconic sound, costumes, and dance moves. Led by Paul “Dr. K” Korman on bass, the band features the vocalists Ivery Bell, Charlene Simmons, Natashia Thomas, MelSoulTree, Nirvana Lucié, Lisa Miller, Pat Lewis, and Tiyee Champagnie, and the musicians Wayne J., Craig Stewart Jr., Harold B. Lee, Etiene Lytel, Roger Byam, and Wayne Cobham.

Tickets are $35.

Schumann, Liszt, and More
The pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner is up next in the Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Friday evening at 6. With multiple degrees from Juilliard and Yale, Mr. Sanchez-Werner has performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center for Presidents Obama and Biden.

The program will open with "Humoreske" by Robert Schumann, "Widmung" by Schumann, arranged by Franz Liszt, and Liszt’s "Mazeppa.” The second act includes a piece by the 21st-century composer Frederic Rzewski, followed by "Barcarolle" by Frederic Chopin, "Hoja de Álbum" by the Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, selections form Igor Stravinsky’s "The Firebird" ballet, and orchestral work arranged by Guido Agosti.

Tickets are $25, $15 for members and students.

The Fall Garden 
As the weather cools, home gardeners can learn how to manage seasonal challenges from Alejandro Saralegui, the director of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, who will lead "The Way We Garden: Autumn" on Saturday morning from 9 till noon.

After a light breakfast, Mr. Saralegui will lead participants from the greenhouse to the conservancy's various gardens, including the Ginkgo Grove. Topics covered include ordering spring bulbs, storing dahlias, dividing perennials, bringing interest into the autumn garden, and doing it all "the Madoo way" -- that is, organically and low-maintenance.

The cost is $100, $90 for members of the conservancy.

Broadway's Ghosts 
Robert Viagas, a writer and editor at Playbill who has been collecting ghost stories from actors and backstage workers for over a decade, will discuss "The Haunted Theaters of Broadway" at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Viagas's 20 previously published books include "On the Line: The Creation of 'A Chorus Line' " and "The Amazing Story of 'The Fantasticks.' " His most recent book is "Good Morning, Olive: Haunted Theatres of Broadway and Beyond." (Olive is one of Broadway's most beautiful and temperamental ghosts.) A discussion will follow the lecture.

SoFo Sandwich Co. Opens at Old Breadzilla Spot

The lunch options in Wainscott got more interesting this week with the opening of the SoFo Sandwich Co. at the long-empty spot that was previously home to Breadzilla, popular for its baked goods and takeout breakfast and lunch menu. The new shop is by Peter Ambrose, a catering chef whose food many will be familiar with from Love Bites, a fund-raiser for Katy’s Courage, among others.

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Three waterfront restaurants reopen, Canvas & Cuisine at the Parrish, Dopo Buttero shifts to French-Asian cuisine, new spirit-based seltzers.

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