Bits And Pieces 11.08.12

Local culture news
Lauren Kinhan will be the featured vocalist at the next Parlor Jazz concert on Saturday in Bridgehampton. Daniel Azoulay

Shevchenko to Perform
    The Southampton Cultural Center will present Margarita Shevchenko on Saturday at 7 p.m.
    Ms. Shevchenko, a Russian who lives in this country and a performer and coach at Pianofest, will be performing for a second time at the cultural center. The program will include works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, and Chopin. Ms. Shevchenko has won a number of international Chopin competitions.
    Tickets, at $15, are free for students under 21. They can be purchased at or at the door 40 minutes prior to the performance. The center is at Agawam Park.

Opera and Reading
    Guild Hall will present the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD screening of Thomas Ades’s “The Tempest” on Saturday at 1 p.m.
    Mr. Ades will conduct his own work with the baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Robert Lepage, the director, re-creates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging. Tickets are $22; $15 for students.
    On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., The Naked Stage will present a free staged reading of “Mizlansky/Zilinsky  or ‘Schmucks’ ” by Jon Robin Baitz, with Josh Gladstone as lead artist. The cast includes Joe Pallister, Josh Perl, Dan Renkin, Kate Mueth, Isaac Klein, and an ensemble cast.
    The play is set in the slick Hollywood of the 1980s as both a comedy and sharp social commentary. The plot centers around Davis Mizlansky, a film producer on the wrong side of the Internal Revenue Service, who is ready to scheme his way out of trouble.

Support Public Radio
    88.3 FM Peconic Public Broadcasting’s Fall Fund Drive will begin next Thursday and run through Nov. 19. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to take donations and many guests will help, such as Caroline Doctorow, Nancy Atlas, and Inda Eaton.
    Listeners can call the station’s pledge line or donate online through its Web site, More information is available at the station’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
    The funding will support such programs as Bonnie Grice’s “The Eclectic Cafe” and “The Song is You,” Brian Cosgrove’s “The Afternoon Ramble,” and Ed German’s “The Urban Jazz Experience” and “Friday Night Soul.” Public support has also made airing two new weekend shows from NPR possible. They are “The TED Radio Hour” and “Ask Me Another.”
    “Broadway to Main Street,” “Real Life,” and the “Jazz Jam Sessions at Bay Burger,” all locally based shows, will continue in addition to “NPR Morning Edition,” “Marketplace,” “Writer’s Almanac,” and the BBC World Service.

Parlor Jazz Returns
    The Bridgehampton Historical Society is continuing its Parlor Jazz concerts on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Jane Hastay, a pianist, and Peter Martin Weiss, a bassist, will collaborate with a diverse selection of jazz and cabaret performers.
    This week’s concert, “Never-Never Land,” will feature Lauren Kinhan, a vocalist, and Ada Rovatti, a saxophonist. The program will include songs about hope and rejuvenation based on the mythology of the Knights of the Round Table.
    The next concert will be in January, with Ms. Hastay and Mr. Weiss joined by Lilly-Anne Merat in a concert featuring Motown favorites.
     The concerts, which take place at the society’s archive building, just east of the intersection of Montauk Highway and Ocean Avenue, cost $25, $10 for members, and free for children under 12.

Musical Murder
    The Jacobson Center of the Performing Arts is bringing “Joe Sent Me” to Guild Hall beginning tomorrow through Nov. 18.
    This is the prequel to last fall’s “For No Good Reason,” by Eric Jacobson and Marcia Mitas. A musical thriller set during Prohibition, the play follows 10 women up through the stock market crash of 1929. The story is told as chapters, focusing on each woman’s life, set in Texas Guinan’s 300 Club.
    Showtimes Wednesdays through Saturdays are at 8 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance through and $45 at the door. Matinees are $25.