Hamptons Agenda: Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Bruce Vilanch & Judy Gold, Fireworks

Also happening this weekend, "LUV" continues its run at Guild Hall, while authors hit the Hamptons to talk books, and Shawn Colvin comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Fourth of July celebrations kick-off this weekend in the Hamptons and while taking in some fireworks displays and spending time outdoors may be part of the agenda, there are plenty of events to take up your entire weekend. Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend.

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COOKING: World-renowned celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will be cooking dinner for one-night only Saturday at The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East to celebrate his new book "Yes, Chef." Samuelsson will be cooking for two sittings a four-course dinner paired with wines from Bedell Cellars, Channing Daughters, and Clovis Point. Reservations are being accepted for a 6:30 and 9 p.m. seating. The dinner is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. A signed copy of "Yes, Chef" will be included with the dinner. To make a reservation you may call 631-668-9739, or email marcusdinner@soleeast.com.


BENEFIT: Stony Hill Stables will be hosting a benefit for the Stony Hill Stable Foundation on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stony Hill Stables on Town Lane in Amagansett.  The Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports equine sports providing riding education and competition opportunities for children and young adults living in the local East End community. Tickets are $125 for a single ticket and $200 for a couple. For more information you can call 631-267-3203.

East Hampton

THEATRE:  Guild Hall presents its final weekend of  a comedy written by Murray Schisgal, under the direction of Lonny Price that stars Kahan James, Robert Stanton, and Jennifer Regan. Two misfit college friends, Harry and Milt, are reunited when one stops the other from jumping off a bridge. They reconnect by sharing their hard-on-luck stories, and Harry comes to be the solution to Milt's biggest problem. Weekend performances run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.   

AUTHOR TALKS: BookHampton in East Hampton continues to fill its bookstore on the weekends with authors stopping by to chat about their books. On Friday, author Robert Goolrick will be stopping by at 8 p.m. to discuss his book "Heading Out to Wonderful."

Saturday there will be a double-header of author talks.  Leading off, author Merle Hoffman will be chatting about her book Intimate Wars at 5 p.m.  Then Author Eric Alterman will discuss his book "The Cause" at 8 p.m.

Admission for these events is free.

TRUNK SHOW & COCKTAIL PARTY: Christopher Fischer Cashmere will host Festive in Flip-Flops 2, a pre-event cocktail party to kick-off their Fall 2012 Trunk Show.  The cocktail party will be on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ten percent of all proceeds during the party will benefit the American Cancer Society. The Fall 2012 Trunk Show will run in East Hampton through July 10.

AUTHOR TALK: Authors Pauline Sutcliffe and Diane Vitale will discuss their new book "In Conversation with Stuart Sutcliffe" at the East Hampton Library on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Sutcliffe is sister of the late Stuart Sutcliffe, who was an early member of The Beatles and the book commemorates the 50th anniversary of his death. Admission is free, but reservations are required for this event.  Call 631-324-0222 to reserve your spot.

BENEFIT: The Wellness Foundation Summer Benefit will take place on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private residence in East Hampton. The event proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization the Wellness Foundation, which provides programs, services, and support to the community to live a healthy lifestyle. The night's special guest will be wellness expert and New York Times Best-Selling author Kathy Freston. Tickets are $150.  For more information call 631-329-2950.

For more events from Montauk to Wainscott, see the East Hampton Patch calendar.

Sag Harbor 

COMEDY: Bay Street Theatre presents Big and Tall: An Evening with Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold, on Saturday at 8 p.m.  Vilanch, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Gold come to Bay Street for one-night only.  Show tickets for $100 include an after-party where you can top off the night with Vilanch and Gold while enjoying wine, refreshments, and hors d'oeurves. Tickets are $65, $75, and $100. They can be purchased by calling 631-725-9500.

FIREWORKS: Sag Harbor Yacht Club will hold its annual fireworks display on Saturday, which will be shot from a barge outside of the Breakwater at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The fireworks can easily be viewed from Haven's Beach, Marine Park and The Long Wharf.  For more information you can call 631-725-0567.


OUTDOOR MOVIE: "Citizen Kane" will be shown outdoors at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday at 9 p.m. The film showing is part of a summer series happening throughout the summer called Eat Drink Local Film Festival which is presented in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival. All films are free and you may bring beach chairs, blankets, and a picnic.

KICK-OFF PARTY:  Eat Drink Local Film Festival will host a party at 6 p.m. on Saturday to kick-off their season with The Parrish Road Show, an off-site creative summer series that is designed to gather artists, visitors, and members of the East End community at Silas Marder Gallery. The party will have locally produced food, short films about farmers and fishermen, and a selection of food vendors will be on-site. Admission is free and you pay as you eat. The food will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the films begin at 8:30 p.m.

FUNDRAISER: The Bridgehampton Community House will host the 4th Annual Bambini Ball on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The "Goat on a Boat Family FUNdraiser" will feature treats, games, fun, and dancing.  Live music will be provided by Dog on Fleas.  This family-friendly event will hold a light dinner and silent auction. Tickets for this event are $45 for adults and $10 for children.    For more information call 631-725-4193.


FUNDRAISER: MacKenzie-Childs in Southampton will be hosting an Unconditional Love Gala Pre-Party Fundraiser on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. to support the Southampton Animal Shelter. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the animal shelter, and light refreshments will be served.

AUTHOR TALK:  Local author Sally Spanburgh comes to BookHampton in Southampton on Saturday at 5 p.m.  She will discuss her locally relevant book, "The Southampton Cottages of Gin Lane: The Original Hamptons Summer Colony." Admission is free.

For more events from Sagaponack to Southampton Village, see the Southampton Patch Calendar.

Westhampton Beach

MUSIC: The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center brings Shawn Colvin, best known for her hit "Sunny Came Home," to the stage on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Her new album is "All Fall Down," and combines folk, country, rock, and the blues. Tickets are $40, $55, and $70.  To purchase tickets call 631-288-1500.

BENEFIT: A Moonlight Luau will be held at the Sandacres private estate in Quogue on Saturday at 7 p.m. to benefit the East End Hospice. Bonnie Grice, 88.3 radio personality, will be the mistress of ceremonies.  Music will be provided by the Julie Bluestone Band, and cocktails and dinner will be served by Beth D'Alessio. There will be silent and live auctions with games of chance.  Festive attire is requested. Reservations start at $125.  For more information call 631-288-7080.

MUSIC: The Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade will perform an evening of jazz on Saturday at The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, $75, and $100. To purchase tickets call 631-288-1500.

For more events from Hampton Bays to Westhampton Beach, see the Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch calendar.


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