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Bits and Pieces 11.16.23

Mon, 11/13/2023 - 15:15
Karina Tseng is up next in the Southampton Cultural Center's Rising Stars Piano Series.
Meredith Hart

Historical Ruins
John Lazzaro, a writer and photographer, will be at the Montauk Library on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 to discuss his book "A Vanishing New York: Ruins Across the Empire State." 

Traveling throughout the state, Mr. Lazzaro captured images of what remains of deteriorating historical sites, including the Catskills' once vibrant vacation destinations, Long Island's abandoned psychiatric centers, and abandoned hospitals, schools, churches, railways, and estates. 

He will discuss his approach to photography, what inspired the book, and the history of the sites he photographed.

Comedy and a Concert
The Sticks and Stones Comedy Festival at the Southampton Cultural Center will feature Sherrod Small, a comedian, writer, actor, producer, and radio host, Friday at 7 p.m.

Mr. Small has brought his commentary on politics, culture, and city life to comedy clubs, colleges, and corporate events across the country. He has appeared on NBC's "Today," ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and NBC's "Showtime at the Apollo."

Doors open at 6, with tickets starting at $35.

Karina Tseng, a Pianofest alumna, will perform works by Clementi, Chopin, Busoni, and Schumann on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the cultural center. 

Ms. Tseng was the top prizewinner of the Kaufman International, Arthur Fraser International, and Junior Steinway competitions, among others. She has performed at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in Manhattan, the Leighton Concert Hall at the University of Notre Dame, and the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Me.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, free for students under 21.

Impulsive Creativity
Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey of New York City, playwrights, filmmakers, and performers, will lead "Impulsive Movement," a workshop designed to explore the limits of physical expression, on Saturday from noon to 4 at The Church in Sag Harbor.

Participants will be guided through a series of exercises and activities, conveying the reaction to written text through impulsive movement. Group discussions will explore what it means to unlock impulsive creativity and provide an opportunity for reflection. Attendees have been encouraged to memorize a short monologue or paragraph to work from.

Tickets are $35.

Doubleheader in Sag
The music series at the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor will kick off the weekend Friday at 7 p.m. with a performance by Anita Guarino, a singer, and Bill Cento, a pianist, whose repertoire includes covers and reinterpretations of jazz and pop standards. 

On Saturday at 8 it will be the Roses Grove Band, the temple's virtual house band, which for almost 10 years has been paying tribute to that iconic jam band, the Grateful Dead. 

Tickets to each concert are $20.

Classical Recital
Sara Paar, a soprano, and Marcia Eckert, a pianist, will perform a recital of music by Clara Schumann, Gabriel Faure, Jake Heggie, and Louise Talma on Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Among the featured compositions are Faure's Cinq melodies "de Venise," Op. 58, and Mr. Heggie's "Natural Selection." Registration is required.

Fall Camellias
The Camellia Group of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will hold its fall meeting at the Bridgehampton Community House on Saturday at 10 a.m. Participants have been encouraged to bring some of their own camellia blossoms to share with the group. The program, which is free, will be moderated by Julie Burmeister and George Biercuk.

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