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Bits and Pieces 03.16.23

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 14:29
The Calliope Brass Quintet will perform at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
Jim Bowman

Benefit Concert    
"A Night of Harmony," a benefit concert for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, will be held at LTV Studios in Wainscott on Saturday evening at 7.

The show will feature Mark MK, the Kenny Harris Project, Dawnette Darden, Paul Mahos, Calliope, and D.J. DMP. Tickets, which are $20, $15 for those under 18 or over 65, can be ordered from the website or by texting ltvharmony to 41444.

LTV has also announced a month of free in-person media-making workshops that will take place at 4 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays, beginning April 5. The classes will cover how to scope, script, shoot, edit, and share community-related content. Registration is through the website or by texting delano tot 91999. 

Networking Night
The East Hampton Arts Council's Creative Networking Nights feature presentations by community residents active in diverse disciplines, ranging from visual artists to actors to dancers to programmers, among others.

Thursday evening at 6, the East Hampton Library will host Gian Carlo Feleppa, a musician, Phillip Lehans, a photographer, Christa Maiwald, an artist, and Glyn Vincent, a writer. Presentations will take place in the library's Baldwin Room and be followed by a gathering at Sam's restaurant on Newtown Lane "for continued conversation and connection."

Works in Progress
The Watermill Center's In Process series will present works by its three current residents on Friday at 6 p.m.

Carina Kohn is a multi-genre, queer, Jewish writer and teacher from New York City. Recipient of the SUNY New Paltz Tomaselli Award for Dramatic Writing, she has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Ponder Review, and Chronogram.

The Pe Mellado Dance Company, founded by Paulina Mellado, a choreographer from Chile, works to establish a space in which performers can investigate and experiment from the intersection of various techniques. 

The music of Anthony Vine, a composer and guitarist living in Red Hook, Brooklyn, has been performed internationally. He has received the Gaudeamus International Composers Award for his "use of electronics in a very singular way."

Reservations are free through the website.

Modernist Pioneer
"Gray Matters," a documentary about the pioneering architect and designer Eileen Gray, will be shown at the Southampton Arts Center next Thursday at 6 p.m. in celebration of Women's History Month. 

Born in Ireland, Gray, an acclaimed designer and decorator, made her reputation early in the 20th century with traditional lacquer work. She reinvented herself as an architect in the 1920s, when she designed E-1027, a whitewashed Modernist villa on the Cote d'Azur that many consider her masterpiece. The influential French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier often stayed there, and once tried, without success, to buy it. 

A panel discussion with the architects Lori K. Beppu, Pamela J. Glazer, and Viola G. Rouhani will follow the screening. Tickets cost $20, $15 for members of the center.

Grants for Guild Hall
Guild Hall has received three grants totaling $50,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts, as part of a state initiative to support the recovery of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The money will support learning and public engagement programming and the rehiring of seasonal security and front-of-the-house staff.

In addition, the National Endowment for Arts has approved an award of $20,000 to support Guild Hall's Student Art Festival, which expanded last year to a multiyear, in-school program.

Parrish Partnership
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has joined Bank of America's Museums on Us program, which gives one free admission during the first weekend of each month to holders of credit cards from Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank.

In addition, Bank of America has signed on as a sponsor of the museum's upcoming exhibition "Artists Choose Parrish," which will open on April 16.

Solid Brass
Calliope Brass, a New York City all-female brass band that develops story-based innovation for concert audiences, will perform a concert featuring works by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, and others, on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. The group has played on Broadway, with major symphony orchestras, and with Adele, Pink Martini, and Andrea Bocelli.

The performers are Kate Umble Smucker and Olivia Pidi, trumpet; Erin Paul, French horn; Sara Mayo, trombone, and Samantha Lake, tuba.

The concert is free, but food pantry donations will be welcomed.

Female Composers
Cross Island, a Long Island trio that brings together music from a variety of periods, genres, and styles, will present a program of solos, duets, and trios composed by women, on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

The featured composers are Cecile Chaminade, Luise Adolphe LeBeau, Florence Price, Ruth Schonthal, Clara Schumann, Meira Warshauer, Pamela Sklar, and Chen Yi.  Registration is required.

Better Off Dead
The psychedelic sounds of the Roses Grove Band, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will rock the Inner Sanctum of the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The temple also hosts the Jam Session's live jazz programs on Tuesday evenings at 7. The suggested donation is $15.

U2 and a Hermit
Unforgettable Fire, a U2 tribute band formed in 1995, will take the stage at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Saturday at 8 p.m. The band not only plays a full range of U2 material, it also strives to recreate the live U2 concert experience, from wardrobe to lighting. Tickets are $39.

Peter Noone achieved fame as the lead singer of the '60s pop band Herman's Hermits, whose hits included "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," and "I'm Into Something Good." Mr. Noone will be at the Suffolk Theater on Sunday at 4 p.m., accompanied by the Hermits. Tickets cost $59 to $79.

Cakes That Take the Cake

East Hampton's Lizz Cohen of Lizzy's Little Bake Shoppe makes cakes and cupcakes for any occasion that are as wildly creative as they are delicious.

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News for Foodies for 4.18.24

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Getting the Most Out of Your Tomato Plants

Here's a guide to growing and enjoying your best tomato-flavored life, thanks to Matthew Quick, the farm manager for the nonprofit Share the Harvest Farm, and Marilee Foster, who typically grows 100 varieties each year on her Sagaponack farm.

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