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Bits and Pieces 05.18.23

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 14:34
Ching-Yun Hu will perform a program of works by Rachmaninoff in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Dario Acosta

Honoring Rachmaninoff
"Rachmaninoff at 150," a program of works composed or arranged by Sergei Rachmaninoff in celebration of the anniversary of his birth, will be performed by the Taiwanese-American pianist Ching-Yun Hu at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill Friday at 6 p.m.

Ms. Hu has won top prizes from the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and has performed as a soloist across the United States, Europe, and Asia, at venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Tickets are $35, $25 for museum members, and $20 for students with I.D. and children.

Garden Fair and Sale
The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will present its annual Garden Fair and Preview on Friday, for ticketholders only, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free of charge for the public. 

The alliance's buyers procure thriving annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, vegetables, and herbs, and members have been invited to donate native and rare plants as well. Tomorrow evening's event includes a silent auction featuring containers designed by East End gardeners and garden designers, as well as garden ornaments and donated services. 

Single tickets for Friday at 5 p.m. are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. A gift of $150 or more provides admission for two at 4 p.m. for the first choice of plants.

Words, Images, Movement
The breadth of the Watermill Center's residency program will be evident when its current resident artists open their studios on Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

Sarah Brahim, a visual and performance artist, examines how bodily gestures create a language that can express grief, metamorphosis, and one's relationship to the natural world. 

The photographer Philippe Cheng is currently working on a book about Coney Island and growing up in an inner-city neighborhood. Matthew Leifheit is a photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Aperture, The New Yorker, and Artforum.

The poems of Adedayo Agarau have been featured in Poetry Magazine, Poetry Society of America, and World Literature Today. Monica-Ramon Rios writes fiction and nonfiction, scholarly essays, and is the editor of a small press. 

Free reservations can be made on the center's website.

Cuban Salsa
Son Milanes, a Cuban Salsa band from Bay Shore, will entertain at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday at 7. Cuban Salsa derives from Son Cubano, a style of Afro-Cuban music that is the basis of most forms of salsa music and Latin jazz. The music of Son Milanes blends salsa, merengue, son Cubano, cumbia, bachata, Latin jazz, bossa nova, and bolero.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Light refreshments will be available.

Jamming and Jazz
The Roses Grove Band, which takes inspiration from the jam music of the Grateful Dead, will return to the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m. The temple's Masonic Music series features East End bands performing in its inner sanctum. Tickets are $20.

The temple also hosts the Jam Session's weekly concert of live jazz with guest musicians on Tuesday evenings at 7. The cost is $15.

Taking Flight
Space and science fiction memorabilia from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will inform a talk at the Southampton Arts Center Thursday at 7. 

Margaret Weitekamp, curator and chairwoman of the museum's space history department, will discuss the history of spaceflight and space science fiction. Her talk will be based on her new book, "Space Craze," which celebrates America's enthusiasm for space exploration, from the 1929 debut of Buck Rogers to the present privatization of space flight.

The program is free, but registration on the center's website is required.

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