Bits And Pieces 08.16.12

Local culture news

Open Auditions
    Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions Wednesday and next Thursday at 6 p.m. for its forthcoming production of “Inherit the Wind.” The play will be performed at the Levitas Center for the Arts.

Breuer at Bay Street
    The comedian Jim Breuer, who’s been seen on “Saturday Night Live” and in a number of movies, will return to the Comedy Club at Bay Street Theatre on Aug. 27 in a one-man show.  Tickets are $67, $60 for members.
Young Musicians
    The Southampton Arts Festival, in collaboration with Child Prodigy and Autism research, will showcase an array of young musicians, including the cellist and opera singer Marta Bagratuni and the nine-year-old piano prodigy William Chen, at several concerts in the coming days.
    Performances begin tonight from 5 to 7, with tickets at $20, or $10 for students under 21 with an ID. Further information can be found at

Documentaries Call
    The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival has announced a deadline of Aug. 31 for entries, which can be submitted in four categories: a short documentary under 30 minutes, a feature over 40 minutes, a film by a college student, and a film up to 15 minutes by a high school student.
    The three-day festival will run at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. The submission form is available at

Valentines in August
    Broadway, cabaret, and classical music will be on tap Saturday night in a free performance called “Funny Valentines.”
    The mezzo-Soprano Darcy Dunn and the baritone Mark Singer with piano accompaniment by Julia Mendelsohn will entertain at the Montauk Library at 7:30 p.m.
    On Wednesday, the jazz vocalist Arlette Beauchamps and the bass player Hilliard Greene will perform at the library in “Songs When We Were Young,” also at 7:30. There is no charge for that event either.
Chamber Music
    The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival continues tonight at 7:30 at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church with performances of works by Bee­thoven, Bartok, Carl Vine, and Cesar Franck. Tickets are $35 and $45.
    On Saturday, works by Brahms, Paul Brantley, Josef Suk, and Astor Piazzolla will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30, with tickets costing $30. And on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m. in the festival finale, there will be music by Boccherini, Shostakovich, and Brahms.

‘Harlem’ at Eastville
    The Eastville Heritage House at 139 Hampton Street in Sag Harbor will present “Harlem in the Hamptons” from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, honoring Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr., director of the Center for Urban Education Policy at the CUNY Graduate Center and a former Tuskegee Airman.
    There will be displays, vendors, live music, and book sales.