The irreverent humor and mordant social commentary of Fran Lebowitz will kick off a star-studded Labor Day weekend at Guild Hall tonight at 8. Ms. Lebowitz, who began her career as a columnist for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, is the author of two best-selling collections of essays, “Metropolitan Life” and “Social Studies.”
Hosted by Dick Cavett, the evening will feature Ms. Lebowitz’s insights on topics that might include gender, race, gay rights, the media, and her pet peeves. Prime orchestra seats are priced at $150, $145 for Guild Hall members. Orchestra seats are $65 and $63, balcony tickets $50 and $48.
Ben Folds will take the John Drew Theater stage on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Folds, a singer-songwriter-producer who first found mainstream success as the leader of the platinum-selling Ben Folds Five, has gone on to a successful solo career recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, and music for film and television.
Holders of prime orchestra tickets, which are priced at $150, $145 for members, may attend a post-performance party and craft beer-tasting, with food and live music, in Guild Hall’s garden. Orchestra seats are $65 and $63, and balcony seats are $50 and $48.
Adam Pascal, an actor, singer, and musician who originated the role of Roger Davis in “Rent,” will perform at the Southampton Arts Center with Larry Edoff, a Grammy-nominated musician, on Saturday at 8 p.m. in “Meandlarry,” the final program of Guild Hall’s Songbook Salon series.
Mr. Pascal, who received for his role in “Rent” a Tony nomination for best actor and Drama League and Obie awards, will perform rearranged and re-imagined Broadway classics, pop and rock hits, and original music. The concert will also include several songs from “Rent,” which won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. Tickets are $60, $58 for Guild Hall members. The $85 V.I.P tickets include a post-performance reception with the artists.
“Stirring the Pot: Conversations With Culinary Celebrities” will conclude for the season on Sunday at 11 a.m. with a conversation between Daniel Boulud and Florence Fabricant. Mr. Boulud, the chef whose culinary empire comprises 15 restaurants on three continents, was born in Lyon, France, and came to the United States in 1982. His flagship restaurant, Daniel in Manhattan, has three Michelin stars and was cited as one of the 10 best restaurants in the world by The International Herald Tribune. A book signing will follow the talk.
Tickets are $15, $13 for members. A limited number of $75 tickets will include a 10 a.m. continental brunch with Mr. Boulud and Ms. Fabricant, a food writer for The New York Times.
Linda Eder will bring her diverse repertoire of show tunes, standards, pop, country, and jazz to the John Drew Theater on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Eder, who starred on Broadway as Lucy Harris in “Jekyll and Hyde,” for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk award, has established herself as one of today’s most acclaimed interpreters of pop standards and theatrical songs. She has performed for sold-out audiences at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Radio City Music Hall, and has been featured in many PBS concert specials.
Prime orchestra tickets at $100. Orchestra seats are priced at $65, $63 for members, while balcony tickets are $55 and $53.