Guild Hall's Week of Comedy, Animation, and Exploration

In East Hampton
In her performance “Myth and Infrastructure,” Miwa Matreyek interacts as a shadow puppet with her animations. Gayle Laird

A weeklong smorgasbord of comedy, animation, and live performance is on offer at Guild Hall starting on Saturday at 8 with an evening with Hasan Minhaj. A comedian, actor, and writer, Mr. Minhaj is the longest-running current correspondent on “The Daily Show,” having been hired by Jon Stewart in 2014. 

He will become the first Indian American to front a weekly comedy program when his own show premieres in October on Netflix, where “Homecoming King,” his stand-up special, is now streaming. Tickets are $45 to $85, $43 to $80 for members.

Miwa Matreyek, an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles, will give two live performances, “This World Made Itself” and “Myth and Infrastructure,” on Sunday afternoon at 3. Ms. Matreyek interacts onstage with her animations as a shadow silhouette, creating a dreamlike visual space where poetic narratives of conflict between man and nature unfold. Tickets are $22 to $55, $20 to $53 for members.

Speaking of space, the Montauk Observatory and Guild Hall will present “Space Exploration,” a free talk by Randolph Bresnik, a NASA astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, and Rebecca Bresnik, lead attorney for the space station, on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Colonel Bresnik will share his experience living and working in space, while Ms. Bresnik will discuss the challenges of coordinating a celestial collaboration among 22 member countries.

While it is not a Guild Hall-produced program, “Andromeda’s Sisters,” a three-part event from the Neo-Political Cowgirls, will take place there next Thursday. Intended to articulate women’s issues, voices, and interests, it will begin at 5 with a panel discussion featuring representatives from OLA of Eastern Long Island, the International Rescue Committee, and Ellen’s Run, among others.

A garden party with food, drinks, and music by Job Potter and Steven Tekulsky will take place at 6:30, followed at 8 by five one-act plays with Aida Turturro, Cathy Curtin, and Ellen Dolan. Tickets are $35 for the panel and party, $75 for the party and performances, and $90 for all three.