Humor, music, and fashion are on Guild Hall’s agenda this weekend. David Sedaris, an NPR humorist and best-selling author, will bring his trenchant wit and incisive social observations to the John Drew Theater Sunday evening at 8.
Mr. Sedaris’s views on the human condition have appeared in print in “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” and “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.” A book signing will follow the show. Prime orchestra tickets are $150, $145 for members; orchestra seats are $65 and $63, and balcony tickets are $50 and $48.
Maureen McGovern, an award-winning singer and actress, will celebrate iconic American singer-songwriters Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center as part of Guild Hall’s Songbook Salon series.
Ms. McGovern, whose recording of “The Morning After” from “The Poseidon Adventure” earned an Academy Award and a Grammy nomination, will present an entertaining and introspective program including early works by James Taylor, Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Carole King, and Randy Newman, among others. Tickets are $60, $58 for members.
Stacey Bendet, C.E.O. and creative director of Alice + Olivia, a New York-based clothing company, will be interviewed by Cristina Cuomo, editor of Manhattan and Beach magazines, on Sunday morning at 11 at Guild Hall as part of its Conversations With Fashion Luminaries series.
Founded in 2002, Alice + Olivia has grown to a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, and handbags. It has 20 boutiques in the United States and abroad. Tickets are $15, $13 for members.
Guild Hall’s busy week will culminate on Friday, Aug. 8, with its summer benefit. The event will begin with a preview of “Celebrating Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years, 1944-1952” from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction will follow at a private home in Bridgehampton. There are various ticket options, including exhibition preview and cocktails only and dancing and dessert only. Prices range from $50 to $2,500; complete information is available at guildhall.org.