Bits And Pieces 06.28.12

Local culture news

Perlman Music Program
    The Perlman Music Program celebrated the opening of its new Kristy and James H. Clark Arts Center last week, on its Shelter Island campus. Programs this summer include, in addition to the summer music school, a chamber music workshop, an alumni concert, the “Tutti Suonare” chamber music concert weekend, and the annual summer benefit.
    The benefit will take place this year on July 28 at a private residence on North Haven, and will feature performances by the program’s string orchestra and chorus, conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano. Tickets are available in advance from Katie Nojima at

A Night of Comedy
    The Bay Street Theatre’s next attraction is a one-off: a night of comedy, on Saturday at 8 p.m., called Big and Tall: An Evening with Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold.
    Mr. Vilanch, an actor, writer, and six-time Emmy Award winner, is head writer for “Hollywood Squares.” He both wrote and starred in the Off Broadway hit “Almost Famous,” about his life in and out of show business.
    Ms. Gold, who regularly appears on “The View” and Comedy Central, starred in two Off Broadway shows, “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother” and “The Judy Show — My Life As A Sitcom.” She has appeared before at Bay Street, in performances that are invariably sellouts.
    Tickets begin at $65 and go up to $100, which includes an after-party at which the two stars will mingle with the crowd.

Eat Drink Local
    The Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton will be jumping on Saturday night, with various food-related events and related films, sponsored by the Parrish Art Museum, in partnership with Edible East End.
    The Eat Drink Local Film Festival, as it’s called, begins at 5 p.m. with the opening of the exhibition “Past and Pres­ent.” At 6, Mary Woltz will give a honeybee demonstration and offer samples of local honey from Bee’s Needs. At 7:30 p.m. locally produced foods will be offered for purchase, including tacos from Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, beer from the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy, and a selection of Peconic Bay oysters. 
    A half-hour screening of short films and videos about farmers, fishers, vintners, and other regional food purveyors, donated by LTV from its archives and programmed by Andrea Grover of the Parrish, will begin at 8:30 p.m. It is free of charge.
    The event is part of Eat Drink Local week, a celebration organized by Edible magazines on the North and South Forks, with partner restaurants. In case of rain it will take place on Sunday.

From Jazz to Soul
    Saturday night’s free attraction at the Montauk Library is “From Jazz to Soul,” featuring song classics and jazz from the ’30s through the ’60s.
    The 7:30 to 9 p.m. event pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Gladys Knight, and Aretha Franklin, among others.