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Bits and Pieces 08.10.23

Mon, 08/07/2023 - 15:34
Alexandra Auder will discuss her new book, "Don't Call Me Home," with the novelist A.M. Homes at LongHouse Reserve.
Nick Nehez

Dream Reimagined
"The Dreamer (A Midsummer Night's Dream as Seen Through the Eyes of a Young Girl)," a Neo-Political Cowgirls production that had a two-week run Off Broadway in April, will have three performances at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton: next Thursday, Friday, Aug. 18, and Aug. 20, all at 6 p.m.

Produced by Kate Mueth and directed by Josh Gladstone and Ms. Mueth, the play centers on a girl on the cusp of womanhood, using dance, music, and Shakespeare's text to explore themes of power, identity, love, transformation, and the "intensity of society's patriarchal view of young people's high spirits."

The two-hour production will take place outdoors; picnics and blankets have been encouraged. Tickets are $32, $25 for those under 18. Eight pods, priced at $350, accommodate four people in a special seating area, plus a swag bag with drinks and snacks.

Performance at Madoo
"Light Reading," a multi-disciplinary performance created for the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack by the dance artists Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, will take place there on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5.

Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Riener create collaborative performances using improvisational techniques, digital technologies, audio scores, and material construction. They will be joined for the performances in Madoo's gardens by Phillip Greenlief, a saxophonist and composer; Claudia La Rocco, a writer and performer, and Jodi Melnick, a choreographer and performer. The overlapping forms of the performance will respond to the textures and energies of the conservancy's gardens.

Tickets are $150, $135 for members.

Music Times Two
LTV's performance series Piano Masters and American Songbook will return with Gill Goldstein at the piano on Monday at 6 p.m. and Anna Bregman bringing her vocal stylings to the Wainscott venue on Tuesday at 7:30.

Mr. Goldstein began performing in 1981, with the Gil Evans Orchestra. With Evans as his mentor, he began to develop as an arranger as well as a pianist and accordionist, writing for such artists as Randy Brecker, Pat Metheny, and Al Jarreau. He won a Grammy Award in 2003 for his work with Michael Brecker.

A $10 donation is required.

Ms. Bergman, whose program is called "If I Love You: Falling In and Out of Love," appears internationally in concerts, theater, opera, music festivals, and with symphony orchestras. She has performed as a soloist at the White House, as well as at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and on public television.

Tickets are $45, $75 for reserved table seating.

Bohemian Background
Alexandra Auder, whose memoir "Don't Call Me Home" was published by Viking in May, will be at LongHouse Reserve on Sunday at 3 p.m. for a conversation with A.M. Homes, followed by a book signing.

Ms. Auder's life began in Manhattan's Chelsea Hotel, beloved of generations of artists, when her mother, Viva, a resident and one of Andy Warhol's superstars, went into labor in the lobby. Her father, Michel Auder, a filmmaker, documented the occasion.

Her story, from being raised by counterculture icons to her present life as a yoga instructor, actress, wife, and mother, was called "wicked in its humor and often heartbreaking" by The New York Times. 

Tickets are $30, $20 for members.

Black Film Fest
The fourth annual Black Film Festival, a partnership between the Parrish Art Museum and the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, set for Friday at the museum, will feature a reception, an exhibition tour, a hip-hop panel, an outdoor screening of Reginald Hudlin's 1990 film "House Party," and an optional off-site after-party.

The evening will begin at 6:30 with a reception and tour of the exhibition "James Brooks: A Painting Is a Real Thing," followed at 7:10 with a panel devoted to the history and impact of hip-hop. "House Party," a comedy about a teenager's plan to host a house party while his parents are out of town, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2022. It will be shown at 8.

Tickets are $16, $13 for members of the child care center and $10 for museum members and students. After-party tickets are $40, plus a $15 surcharge for transportation if needed.

Architecture and Time
"Architecture and the Axis of Time" is the theme of the next Viewpoints panel discussion at the Watermill Center. Presented with the American Institute of Architects and set for next Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the free program will feature Robert Wilson, the center's founder and artistic director, Enric Ruiz-Geli, the founder of the Cloud 9 architecture studio in Barcelona, and Noah Khoshbin, the center's curator.

The program will be accessible online as well as in person. Registration is through the center's website. A reception will follow the talk.

Mentalist in the Mansion
An Evening in the Garden, a benefit for the Southampton History Museum, will take place Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion. In addition to an open bar and hors d'oeuvres from Sant Ambroeus, the evening will include an appearance by Kevin Nicholas, a mentalist, and Brazilian music by Ludlow's Bossa Nova Trio.

Tickets are $175, $100 for those 35 and under.

Wildlife and Tequila
The Southampton Arts Center will celebrate World Lion Day and World Elephant Day on Sunday, with an outdoor program of films from Empowers Africa, which supports wildlife and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. The films, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., include several documentaries, among them "Secrets of the Elephants," directed by James Cameron and narrated by Natalie Portman. 

Tickets are $10, free for members. 

The "Agave Series," aerial photographs taken in Jalisco, Mexico, of Tequila Don Julio's agave fields by Gray Malin, an American photographer, can be seen at the Racquet Lounge, 125 Sandy Hollow Road, Southampton, on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3. The receptions will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. 

Tickets are $100, with proceeds benefiting the arts center.

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