Guild Hall has a full lineup of films, concerts, and other events for this week that should appeal to everyone in one form or another.
On Sunday at 7:30 p.m., the Broadway to Main Street concert series, hosted by Laurence Maslon of WPPB 88.3 FM begins with “Better When it’s Banned: Songs from the ’20s and ’30s.” Mr. Maslon, who is the producer of the show and the host of a radio show also called “Broadway to Main Street,” will present an evening of musical theater songs that were sophisticated and provocative in their time, causing quite a stir with movie and radio censors. Songs such as Cole Porter’s “Love for Sale” and Rodgers and Hart’s “Ten Cents a Dance” raised eyebrows and provoked winks. The show stars Emily Bergl, Adriane Lenox, and Marc Vietor, and features musical direction by Deb Lapidus.
Tickets range from $40 to $65 with discounts for members.
The next concert in the series will take place on July 29 and focus on comedy in song.
Other events this weekend include tonight’s Crossroads Music Showcase featuring Daisy Jopling, who was written about in last week’s Star. Tickets are $25 with discounts for members and students. Showtime is 8 p.m.
The film “Searching for Sugar Man” will be shown tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the John Drew Theater as part of the SummerDocs film series. Presented in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival, it will be hosted by Alec Baldwin, who will interview the movie’s director and a special guest after the screening. Tickets are $22 and $20 for members.
The film “E.T.” will be shown outdoors in partnership with the East Hampton Historical Society tomorrow night at 8:30 on the lawn of the Mulford Farm. Picnics and blankets have been suggested. Tickets are $5 and admission is free to those ages 5 and under. The rain date is Tuesday.
Next Thursday, Guild Hall’s Red Carpet film series will present “Gimme Shelter,” with a discussion to follow with its director Albert Maysles. Ali Wentworth will moderate the talk with other guests to be announced. The film documents the concert at Altamont Speedway on Dec. 6 1969, at which a fan was stabbed to death in a near riot. The Rolling Stones were the headlining act. Tickets are $22 and $20 for members.
Tickets for all events can be purchased on Guild Hall’s Web site at theatermania.com.