Cinema, Conversation, Cabaret

Guild Hall events

   Films, thought-provoking talks, cab­aret, and pop music are on the schedule at Guild Hall this week.
    The Red Carpet film series will present two documentaries by Albert Maysles — “Gimme Shelter” tonight and “The Love We Make” tomorrow, both at 8 p.m.
    “Gimme Shelter,” tells the story of the tragic 1969 concert featuring the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway at which a fan was stabbed to death in a near riot. Ali Wentworth will moderate a discussion after the screening with Mr. Maysles and other guests to be announced.
    Mr. Maysles will be back at Guild Hall tomorrow to discuss “The Love We Make,” with Michelle Murphy Strada and other guests. The film follows Paul McCartney after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 as he organized an all-star benefit concert, the Concert for New York City. It shows his band rehearsing for the concert and includes interviews on the street with New Yorkers and behind-the-scenes interviews with Dan Rather, Howard Stern, and others, and also features footage from the concert of people such as David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Gov. George Pataki, Keith Richards, James Taylor, Pete Townshend, and more.
    The Red Carpet series will continue next Thursday with “#whilewewatch,” a look at the media revolution that emerged from the Occupy Wall Street events at Zuccoti Park in New York City as protesters used Twitter, texting, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and livestream to get their story out to the world. Steven Gaines, an author and journalist, will moderate a discussion after the screening with Kevin Breslin, who directed the film. That screening will also begin at 8 p.m.
    Tickets for each evening of the Red Carpet series are $22, or $20 for members.
    On Saturday, TEDxEastHampton will bring a daylong program of video and live speakers to Guild Hall to share “ideas worth spreading.”
    The program is an offshoot of the TED conferences held each year in Long Beach, Calif., at which, according to the TED Web site, “the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less)” on a range of technology, entertainment, and design topics. There is also a TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh each summer and annual TED Prizes, which have gone to such people as the chef and food activist Jamie Oliver, President Clinton, the musician and activist Bono, and the oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
    TEDxEastHampton, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature Jesse Keenan, the research director for the Columbia University Center for Urban Real Estate at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Luc Wilson, a designer at Young Projects; Muchan Park, a designer at Latent Productions; Sarah Silverman, an Etsy artist and East Hampton High School student; James Ramsey, principal of RAAD Studio and the creator of the LowLine, an underground park on New York’s Lower East Side, and Reki Hattori, chief technology officer and application developer at Agency Protocol, a Web development company. TEDx is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance at the box office.
    That night at 8, Mark Ballas, a professional dancer who appears on “Dancing With the Stars,” will perform music from his debut album “HurtBox Love,” and his upcoming fall CD in the John Drew Theater. Mr. Ballas will sing and play acoustic guitar accompanied by Jeff LeBlanc.
    Tickets for prime orchestra seating and V.I.P. reception are $35; orchestra tickets are $25, or $23 members, and balcony tickets cost $20 or $18.
    Jacques Brel will close the weekend on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with “Jacques Brel Returns: The Music of Brel, Blau, Shuman, and Jounnest en Cabaret,” which has been playing Off Broadway for over a year. Anna Bergman, P.J. Baccari, Tamra Hayden, Arlo Hill, and Ereni Sevasti star in the production. Tickets start at $40, or $38 for members.