Still from Emerald Closure , James Katsipis
Still from Emerald Closure , James Katsipis

More Surf Shorts

The second installment of Atlantic Vibrations: Surf Movie Night, an outdoor screening of short, noncommercial surf movies made by filmmakers from Westhampton to Montauk, will be held Fri., Aug. 22 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Flims were selected by film director Michael Halsband, artist Mike Solomon, and film curator Tyler Breuer. Created as a platform for emerging and established filmmakers, Atlantic Vibrations acknowledges the timeless connection between art, film, and surfing. Tickets are $10. More information is online here.

The Beacon’s full film listings are online here.

Stir Up A Tempest

This is the final weekend for HITFest’s full-fledged performance of “The Tempest” at The Mulford Farm in East Hampton. Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival brings a blend of extraordinary equity actors and talented local pros to this fully staged and costumed production of The Tempest. The show will go on Aug. 22, 23 & 24 at 7 p.m.

The Beacon’s full performing arts listings are online here.

Work by Phillip Thomas will be on display at the Richard J. Demato Gallery.
Work by Phillip Thomas will be on display at the Richard J. Demato Gallery.

Shattering Boundaries

Art openings abound on the East End this week, including a reception for Phillip Thomas’s “Shattered Boundaries” at the Richard J. Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor Saturday at 6:30 p.m. In his new body of work, utilizing mixed media and oil on panel, Mr. Thomas explores one’s identity and confronts the limitations of traditional ideology within today’s environment.

Also this weekend, printmaker Dan Welden will hold a breakfast workshop in conjunction with his current exhibition, “Intimate Connections,” Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the South Street Gallery in Greenport, The Peter Marcelle Project will host a reception for the early watercolor works of Miriam Dougenis on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Sara Nightingale Gallery hosts a reception for “Glenn Fischer: Tales of a Librarian” Saturday night from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full arts listings are online here.

John Robin Baitz Reads at Fridays at Five

Jon Robin Baitz is a playwright, screenwriter, television producer and occasional actor. His play “Other Desert Cities” was nominated for Lortel, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, winning the latter.

He’ll be reading at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library at 5 p.m. tonight, Aug. 22.

His other plays include Mizlansky/Zilinsky or “Schmucks”, “The Film Society,” “The Substance of Fire,” “The End of the Day,” “Three Hotels,” “A Fair Country,” “The Paris Letter” and “Ten Unknowns.”

He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Drama Desk winner, Humanitas winner, American Academy of Arts & Letters Award Winner, Guggenheim and NEA fellow, as well as a founding member and a former artistic director of New York’s Naked Angels theatre company.

More information is online here.

The Beacon’s full listings of this weekend’s writer’s talks are online here.

Creature from the Black LagoonIt Came From The Black Lagoon

Time is running out to go see an outdoor film, either on the Haywall at Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton, at the Southampton Arts Center or at the Cooper’s Beach Drive-In or East Hampton’s Mulford Farm.

This weekend, you can catch “Creature from the Black Lagoon” on the Haywall at Marders tonight, Aug. 22 at dusk.


Run for the Firemen

The Jamesport Fire Departmen’s 16th Annual Sound to Bay 10K and 5K Run will be held Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 at 9 a.m. The proceeds of the race help support the Jamesport Fire Department and its associated community outreaches, programs and activities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the FASNY Firemen’s Home , the Suffolk County Volunteer FireFighters Burn Center Fund, and the Jamesport Meeting House.

For complete information visit the race website here.

The Big Apple Circus will be at Guild Hall in East Hampton Sunday night.
The Big Apple Circus will be at Guild Hall in East Hampton Sunday night.

The Circus is in Town

The Big Apple Circus is bringing a preview of its new Lincoln Center show, “Metamorphosis,” to Guild Hall for one performance Sunday night, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a special appearance by Francesco the Clown from France and acts featuring the famed Anastasini family on risley (foot juggling – each other!); rolla-bolla acrobats; and contortionists. Jenny Vidbel, Big Apple Circus’ long-time animal trainer and presenter will add to the night’s entertainment with her cast of performing dogs.

More information is online here.



Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk

Music for Every Taste

New Orleans natives Big Sam’s Funky Nation are on a whirlwind East End tour, concluding tonight at The Stephen Talkhouse tonight at 9 p.m.

Saturday night, unique composer and performer Meredith Monk takes the stage at Guild Hall at 8 p.m.

Poquatuck Hall in Orient hosts a quartet of fine singers in a performance of “Craigslistlieder and Other Love Songs” on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Lyle Lovett brings his Large Band to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Sunday night at 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full music listings are 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

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