Much a-Doing at Guild Hall

Guild Hall events

   Tomorrow’s  “New York City Ballet On and Offstage” is sold out, but there are plenty of other diversions at Guild Hall this week to keep audiences occupied.
    Saturday night brings “An Evening with Laurie Anderson” at 8 p.m.  The performance artist and musician will bring her unique style of music and storytelling to the theater with tickets starting at $40 for balcony up to $100 for prime orchestra and a reception with Ms. Anderson.
    On Sunday at 11 a.m. Thomas Keller will speak with Florence Fabricant in the series “Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities.” Mr. Keller is the owner of the legendary French Laundry in the Napa Valley as well as Per Se in Manhattan and his successful chain of more casual eateries: Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, Bar Bouchon, and Ad Hoc. Tickets are $15 and $13 for members, with a limited number of $75 tickets to a pre-conversation at 10 a.m. and a continental brunch with the speakers.
    That evening at 7:30, “An Evening with the Astaires” with Anna Bergman, Lee Roy Reams, and Jennifer Sheehan will be presented, with direction and choreography by Tricia Brouk and musical direction by James Followell. Tickets start at $40.
    On Monday evening at 8, “The Doo-Wop Project,” starring cast members of “Jersey Boys,” will take a musical trip back to the past with perfectly pitched melodies. This show features new songs. Tickets start at $40.
    The East End Special Players will give an encore performance of “Gigi: The Life of a Doll” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The performance was sold out at Bay Street Theatre when it was first presented in April. The show, suitable for all ages, features the players going from birth to falling in love, to the challenges of day-to-day life, with music, contemporary dance, and colorful scenes, told through the eyes of a doll. The show is directed by Jacqui Leader.
    Tickets, $25 for adults and $10 for children, are available at the door or through eastendspecialplayers.com.
     The week finishes with a screening of “Chinese Hand Laundry” and “Field of Waste” on Wednesday at 8 p.m., presented and followed by questions with Lana Jokel, the film’s director. Ms. Jokel recorded the process of the Chinese avant-garde artists Huang Yong Pin and Chen Zhen as they worked to install a site-specific installation at the New Museum in 1994. Admission to this event is free.
    All of the above events have free standby student tickets available. Tickets can be purchased at the Guild Hall box office or at guildhall.org.