The Diamond in the Rough Gala, the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s most elegant and largest fund-raiser of the season, will be held under a lighted tent on the Playhouse grounds on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. A full-course meal will be served, with an open bar and music by the Nancy Atlas Project.
This year’s auction during the event has a slew of impressive prizes, including a private sail on the Mon Tiki, a shopping spree at the menswear designer John Varvatos’s shop in East Hampton, a one-week stay in Cancun with airfare for four, a round of golf for three at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett, a guitar signed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a sunset cruise aboard Jimmy Buffett’s boat, a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with dinner, and much more.
This year the honorary co-chairmen are Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his wife, Nancy Mack, and the actress Julianne Moore and her husband, Bart Freundlich. Playhouse officials will honor Alice Houseknecht and Christine Iu and Andrew Suckling for their philanthropic contributions.
Tickets, which are selling quickly, with not many left, cost $250 per person and can be purchased at Willow on the south Plaza or online at montaukplayhouse.org.
In other Playhouse news, its annual FamilyFest starts next Thursday at 7 p.m., with a performance of “Peter and the Wolf” by the Hampton Ballet Theatre School and the Hampton Festival Orchestra. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 per person.
On Aug. 18, the National Circus Project will conduct an arts-in-education circus camp for children from 1 to 5 p.m. The fee for each child is $150. On Aug. 21, the circus performers will put on a show in which the circus camp students will demonstrate the skills they have learned. Admission is $15 per person at the door.