On the Fourth
On the Fourth

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without a whole bunch of celebrations, but a few have been rescheduled this weekend due to the lousy weather expected today. The Beacon’s full guide to parades, carnivals and fireworks displays is online here.

A Weekend of Music

There’s plenty to hear around here, if you open your ears. Start tonight at the Parrish Art Museum, which is hosting a free concert by old-school Latin band Mambo Loco tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Songwriter Jonathan Edwards and Nancy Atlas play The Stephen Talkhouse tonight, Loudon Wainwright III plays The Stephen Talkhouse Saturday night at 7 p.m., the Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band is scheduled to play The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead Saturday at 8 p.m. and The Commodores are slated to play the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 8 p.m.

The Southampton Arts Center, formerly the Southampton Center, is hosting the first of a summer-long series of cabaret performances Saturday night, with Broadway firecracker Melissa Errico scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full music listings are online here.

Limani 2 by Barbara Vaughn
Limani 2 by Barbara Vaughn

A World of Art

There are a whole host of art openings on the East End this weekend, including the grand opening of the Quogue Gallery at 44 Quogue Street with an exhibition of Barbara Vaughn’s “Waterscapes” opening Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Also of note are “Art on the Edge,” a group exhibit of new contemporary art at East Hampton’s Vered Gallery opening Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m., an opening for the works of Joel Moens De Hase at Sag Harbor’s Monika Olko Gallery Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and an opening for the innovative work of David Adams at Gallery 125 in Water Mill on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full arts listings are online here.

Anniversary Antiques on the Green

The Old House on the Cutchogue Village Green
The Old House on the Cutchogue Village Green

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council is celebrating its 50th Annual Antiques Show & Sale Sat., July 5 on the Cutchogue Village Green, with entertainment and specialty foods of the North Fork. More than 30 antique dealers will return with a wide variety of quality merchandise, including vintage and collectible jewelry, decorative and household accessories, fine art, furniture and more. There will be live music, costumed tours of The Old House, photo ops in the Ford model TT pick-up truck, the Bungalow Bar ice cream truck, and pony rides for the kids.

New this year is a special “foodie” section, with home-grown and home-made products ranging from goat cheese to granola, pickles to potato chips, and mushrooms to mustard sauce. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alan Furst
Alan Furst

Alan Furst at Canio’s

Spy novelist Alan Furst will read from his latest novel, “Midnight in Europe,” at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Mr. Furst’s work has been praised for his historical accuracy and evocation of place. “Midnight in Europe” is set in Paris, 1938. Cristián Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm. He is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic’s beleaguered army—an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle against fascism.

A Hard Day’s Night at the PAC

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is hosting two screenings of The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, the classic film that captured the moment when the Fab Four officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation. The inventive, black-and-white film features the classic numbers “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” as well as Paul’s grandfather, who is a very clean old man. Showtimes are at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 5. More information is online here.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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