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Bits and Pieces 02.22.24

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 15:04
That Motown Band will bring the music of the Motor City to Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater in a benefit concert for the Butterfly Effect Project.

LongHouse Lecture
LongHouse Reserve's Larsen Salon Series, held in honor of Jack Lenor Larsen, its founder, will feature a conversation between Michael Arad, a partner of Handel Architects, and Paul Goldberger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, next Thursday evening, at the offices of Robert A.M. Stern Architects in Manhattan.

In 2012, Mr. Arad was awarded the Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects for his work on the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. He was honored that same year with the Liberty Award for Artistic Leadership by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

The program will begin at 6 with a reception; the presentation will follow at 6:30. Tickets are $75. With the addition of a private dinner at the Century Association, the cost is $300, $200 of which is tax-deductible. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the LongHouse website.

Landscape Therapy
Edwina von Gal, the landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project, will conduct a Landscape Therapy session on Sunday afternoon at 2 at Guild Hall. Along with her collaborators at the project, she will lead a discussion of gardening woes and mishaps, followed by small group consultations.

Tickets are $15, $10 for members, and $25 and $20 with the addition of the Perfect Earth Project's nature-based gardening booklet.

Motown for a Cause
Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater will host a performance by That Motown Band as a benefit for the Butterfly Effect Project on Saturday at 7 p.m. The band features Garfield Fleming, who for 25 years was a vocalist with the Delfonics, an R&B-soul vocal group from Philadelphia. Johnny Gale, the band's music director, is a Grammy-nominated producer, composer, and arranger.

The Butterfly Effect Project serves primarily Black, biracial, multiracial, and Latina girls, ages 6 to 18, in 20 chapters throughout Suffolk County. Its mission is "to empower, enlighten, and enhance every girl's future . . . by eliminating one obstacle at a time." 

Tickets are $65.

Drumming and Jazz
M'Bemba Bangoura, a master drummer from West Africa, will lead a drum class on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and a dance class from 3 to 5 at Sag Harbor's Masonic Temple. Tickets to each are $20; participants can bring their own drums.

The Jam Session will bring Oscar Feldman, a saxophonist; Essiet Essiet, a bassist; Claes Brondal, a drummer, and a pianist to be named, to the temple on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and support local charities.

'Crown' Off 'Ship'
Taylor Barton, a singer-songwriter and producer from Amagansett, is at work on a new five-song EP, "Get Off My Ship," one track of which, "Crown of Thorns," is available now as a single on all music platforms.

Produced by Joseph Arthur, "Get Off My Ship" features G.E. Smith on guitar and bass and Josh Dion on drums. The tracks chronicle culture, war, propaganda, and human rights. Release is planned for the fall.

Semi-British Invasion
The Brit Pack band will bring the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Radiohead, the Police, the Who, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd to the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead Friday at 8 p.m.

The band features two Brits, Mark Johnson on guitar and vocals, and Will Haywood Smith on drums and vocals, and two Americans, Matt Nakoa on vocals, guitar, and keys, and Bryan Percivall on bass and vocals.

Tickets are $45 to $59 plus fees.

For Rising Stars
East End Arts will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Linda Rie Cohen Rising Star Award on Friday, March 1. Established by Fred Cohen in memory of his wife, a North Fork resident and champion of the arts and sciences, the award is a $10,000 unrestricted grant given to a local resident aged 16 to 20, "to make a difference in their future direction."

Applicants must have a strong connection to the East End and demonstrate exceptional talent and drive focused on the arts, music, and/or science. Three work samples, three letters of reference, and three essays are required as part of the application process.

An application link is on the East End Arts website. It will remain open until April 15.

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