Once described as the largest block party extending out over the water, this year Harborfest will be a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor. Our arts & crafts fair and sidewalk sale on Main Street will be held this weekend as well! Enjoy and Celebrate Sag Harbor!
The Complete Unknowns will serve up their unique interpretations of Bob Dylan’s music returning to BAY STREET THEATER FRIDAY SEPT 7. With a repertoire that spans six decades of Dylan’s material, the band provides a complete Dylan experience that showcases Bob’s songs as well as the great musicianship that brought them to life. Having played such Dylan haunts in Greenwich Village such as The Bitter End and Café Wha?, The City Winery and toured both the East and West, The Complete Unknowns are honored to pay tribute to the master’s immense song catalogue.
● “I saw THE COMPLETE UNKNOWNS last night at B.B. King’s in New York. They don’t copy Bob Dylan but instead enrich the music and poetry that we love. They did 2 shows without song repetition. ‘Watchtower’ they started playing the John Wesley Harding version and suddenly there was an explosion capturing the Jimi Hendrix form! The audience roared. It was a guitar soiree!”
● “I never understood how the sound was created in ‘Duquesne Whistle.’ TCU did it perfectly as I watched the amazing guitarists successfully create this auditory sensation.
[Townes Van Zandt’s] ‘Pancho and Lefty’ segueing into ‘Senor’ and the crowd continued to clamor for more. I could go on about the passion in the vocals and acoustics but I’d need another page. This band takes you where you want to go.”
● “I went to my second Complete Unknowns show last night at The Parkside Lounge on East Houston Street here in New York City. It occurred to me towards the end of their show that Bob was on stage at the same time in San Francisco. I enjoyed the Complete Unknowns show and look forward to seeing them again. They are a cover band rather than imitators, serious musicians with great performances all around. My favorites from last night were ‘Idiot Wind’, ‘Chimes of Freedom’, and ‘Not Dark Yet’. Credit Michael Weiskopf’s delivery, credit the band, credit the material; at one point last night I realized that while I was listening to this band performing his songs, that without Bob himself there, that I somehow zeroed in on the lyrics and could still be astounded bythem. They played for an hour and a half in the back room, very comfortable.” “Captain La,” Expecting Rain (Dylanzine)
Ellsworth Kelly’s sabbaticals in the Hamptons during 1960 and 1961 and a few years later, during 1968 and 1969, were pivotal episodes in his career, which spanned more than six decades. While ensconced on the East End during his late thirties and mid-forties, Kelly, one of America’s most significant abstractionists, painted two distinct bodies of work, made a large sculpture, drew plants and flowers, and photographed local farmyard barns. Surprisingly, the time he spent on the easternmost stretch of Long Island has not been investigated. As it is, it’s barely mentioned in most chronologies devoted to his life and art. A black and white photograph of seven paintings seen outdoors in a rustic setting in the Springs in 1960—and published in a French exhibition catalogue—establishes what Kelly executed that year. Varied in their dimensions, singular interior shapes, and colors that are not readily associated with his oeuvre, these works by Kelly go off in a new direction from what preceded them. The same also can be said of the art he executed at the end of the nineteen sixties. Moreover, these shaped canvases appear to have been inspired by barns that the painter photographed in Southampton in 1968. Then too, his palette became bolder and more assertive, the scale of his canvases grew larger, and his preoccupation with shaping established him as a pioneer of the times.
Much of the compelling work Kelly executed in the Hamptons during the early and late nineteen sixties is found in museums in New York and other institutions on the East Coast. Besides belonging to critical moments in Kelly’s career, these paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture that would be put on view at Guild Hall are downright gorgeous and appear timeless. Critically, they would illuminate yet another important chapter in the History of American Art that is rooted in the East End.
Sat, Sep 01, 2018 1:00 PM
2478 Main Street
Summer of Spielberg: JAWS
An annual tradition to close the summer!
presented with Hamptons International Film Festival
Friday, August 31| 8:30 PM | FREE | Outdoors*
2018 is the Summer of Spielberg at Southampton Arts Center! All outdoor films shown from July 6 through August 31 will be classic selections written or directed by this master of film making.
(1975 | Action/Thriller | Rated PG | 130 min.)
There has never been a movie or a phenomenon like JAWS, the terrifying motion picture from the horrific best seller and one of the most popular films of all time. Directed by Steven Spielberg and acclaimed by critics worldwide, JAWS continues to shock moviegoers with its riveting tale of three men who become allied in a life-and-death hunt to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of instant white death. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss.
Always a crowd favorite to wrap up the season, so join us as we take a bite out of summer!
Sun, Sep 02, 2018 4:00 PM
Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett, NY
Yassou and Welcome Home!
Here we invite you to dine with us, at our table, and relax into the Greek way of living. Our food is uncomplicated, healthy, and pairs beautifully with our selection of Greek wines. Be seated, and experience the fruits of The Olive Tree as we do, with love and hospitality.
95 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932