Bits And Pieces 07.19.12

Local culture news

Rocking the Farm
    Steel Pulse, the Grammy-winning reggae ensemble, will headline Rock the Farm at Ocean View Farm in Amagansett on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. The concert is a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. Soldier Ride the Hamptons takes place earlier that day.
    Opening the show will be the indie rock of Chris Campion, the frontman of Knockout Drops, with Billy Ryan of the Bogmen on guitar. The $125 tickets, which can be had through, come with an “all-American” barbecue and an open bar. The event is open to those 21 and over.

Just Between Us
    The Montauk Library will present “Entre Nous,” a free concert featuring Frederique Trunk and Jean Brassard, on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Ms. Trunk is a French jazz singer, composer, and pianist. Mr. Brassard is originally from Quebec, but has lived in New York for decades. He has appeared in stage, television, and film productions and is known as well for his voice-over work. Their program, a mix of French ballads and “le jazz américain,” will include songs by Brel, Aznavour, Legrand, Montand, Poulenc, and Nougaro.

Bay Street Bash
    On Saturday night, the Bay Street Theatre will hold its annual summer benefit bash, Rock the Dock, under a tent on Long Wharf.
    The party is known for its silent and live fantasy auctions, which this year include a week in St. Barths in a three-bedroom vacation house, another vacation to Costa Rica, and tickets to Broadway shows with backstage passes. There will also be a raffle for a 2012 Mini Cooper convertible or $18,000 cash. Only 500 tickets, at $100 apiece, will be sold, at the box office prior to the event.
    Lillias White, a Tony Award-winner who stars as Maybelle Smith in the theater’s upcoming production of “Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues,” will entertain, and Andrea Shapiro will provide D.J. dance music. An after-party at B. Smith’s and more dancing will complete the evening. Tickets start at $550 and are available at