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Bits and Pieces 03.09.23

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 13:39
Johnnie Cruise Mercer, above, and the IAMI Collective will hold an open rehearsal at The Church in Sag Harbor.
Ellen Kirby

Open Rehearsal
A new dance-theater work — "The Decade From Hell . . . !" — created by Johnnie Cruise Mercer, a choreographer and producer in residence at The Church in Sag Harbor, will have an open rehearsal there on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performed with the IAMI Collective, a group of artists from Richmond, Va., the rehearsal will include a presentation of blueprinted material from the work and a conversation about nostalgia and history.

A 2022 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award recipient, Mr. Mercer is the founding producer and director of the Red Project NYC, a group of artists dedicated to movement philosophy and building communal spaces for black/other process, documentation, and investigation. 

Tickets are $10.

'House and Garden'
The winter lecture series of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will pair landscape architects with architects, in three programs focused on how the design of a house can impact its surroundings and vice versa.

Quincy Hammond, who specializes in minimal and modern interpretations of formal gardens, and Richard Bories and James Shearron, architects who work in traditional and classical styles, will open the series on Sunday at noon.

Subsequent talks will feature Ian Hanbach of LaGuardia Design Group and Viola Rouhani of Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects (March 19), and Ed Hollander of Hollander Design Landscape Architects and Tim Kligerman of Kligerman Architecture and Design (March 26).

Tickets are $25 per lecture, with a discount for Madoo members; $60 for all three.

Rock Trifecta 
The  Suffolk Theater in Riverhead will host an Eagles tribute and two supergroups this weekend, starting Friday at 8 p.m. with a performance by Classic Albums Live of the Eagles' album "Hotel California," as well as other hits by the band. Tickets are $45 to $65.

Members of the classic rock supergroup the Hit Men played, sang, or did both on such rock hits as "Feels Like the First Time," "Don't Stop Believin'," and "Live and Let Die." Tickets for their show, set for Saturday at 8 p.m., are $49 to $69.

Cherish the Ladies, a Grammy-nominated Irish-American group devoted to Irish music, will take the stage on Sunday afternoon at 4. The group, which has performed at the White House and at the Olympics, has recorded 18 albums. Tickets range from $55 to $69. 

At the Temple
The music series at the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor will present a performance by Jake Lear and his band on Saturday at 8 p.m. Raised on the music of John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, and Howling Wolf, Mr. Lear is dedicated to the blues. Elmore magazine called his album "Lost Time Blues" "the perfect marriage of 'Highway 61 Revisited' and 'Texas Flood.' " Tickets are $20.

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

Carmichael in N.Y.C.
Sag Harbor's Judy Carmichael, the Grammy-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, will perform four shows at Dizzy's at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. She and her quartet will celebrate swing favorites from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, and Harold Arlen, among others.

Showtimes each night are 7:30 and 9:30; tickets start at $20, plus a $21 food and beverage minimum.
 

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