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Bits and Pieces 6.27.24

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 12:59
That Motown Band will bring the music of the Motor City to the Southampton Arts Center for its summer cocktail party.

Motown Magic

“Whimsy: Motown Magic,” the Southampton Arts Center’s fourth annual summer cocktail party, will happen on Saturday at 6 p.m. In addition to hors d’oeuvres from Robbins Wolfe Catering, beer, wine, and cocktails, the evening will feature dancing to That Motown Band.

“ ‘Whimsy’ is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the beginning of the summer season,” says Christina Strassfield, the center’s executive director. “Southampton Arts Center’s mission is to build community through the arts, and we have been doing that for eleven years. We look forward to dancing the night away!”

In addition to frequent performances on the East End, That Motown Band has played in New York City at the Bitter End and the Town Hall, as well as in Philadelphia and Baltimore. 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.

Tickets are $350.

PechaKucha Is Back

After a one-year hiatus, PechaKucha Night Hamptons is returning to the Parrish Art Museum with its long-awaited Vol. 40 of rapid-fire presentations by creative East Enders.

Set for tomorrow at 6 p.m., the presenters include Adam Baranello, a multimedia artist; Isadora Capraro, a painter; Donna Corvi, a mixed-media artist; Alexis Torres Marroquin, an artist and designer; Edgar Papazian, an architect, and Leila Pinto, a mixed-media artist. Each presenter will show 20 images related to his or her practice, for 20 seconds per image.

Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens, $15 for members’ guests, $10 for members, and free for students and children.

Book Talk

Anna Goldfarb, The New York Times’s “friendship correspondent” and author of “Modern Friendship: How to Nurture Our Most Valued Connections,” will be at Guild Hall on Sunday at 1 p.m. to talk about the art of meaningful connections with Katie Horwitch, the founder of WANT: Women Against Negative Talk.

Copies of “Modern Friendship” are available for purchase in advance or on the day of the program, subject to availability. Tickets are $25, $22.50 for members, and $56.49 with the book ($53.99 for members). The program will take place in the Boots Lamb Education Center.

Music Alfresco

The Southampton Cultural Center has announced its free Southampton Concerts in the Park series, which will kick off Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Agawam Park with Bingo Bango Band.

Subsequent shows include Damaged Goods (July 10, Agawam Park); Rum Punch Mafia (July 17, Cooper’s Beach); The Ray Red Band (July 24, Agawam Park); John Fogerty Tribute Band (July 31, Agawam Park); The Lone Sharks (Aug. 7, Cooper’s Beach); and, at Agawam Park, Rhonda Denet, Aug. 14, David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, Aug. 21, and ELO Tribute Band, Aug. 28.

Dead Alive

The Roses Grove Band, which takes its inspiration from the rock and blues of the Grateful Dead, will return to the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 8 p.m. The Masonic Music series features East End bands performing in the temple’s inner sanctum.

The $20 admission supports local charities.


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