Hampton Gather, which aims to become a destination for antiques lovers and vintage-treasure hunters, will open on East Hampton’s Newtown Lane on Friday, Aug. 19. It will specialize in consignment and sales of antiques, architectural salvage, handcrafted items from around the world, and eclectic home décor.
The first annual Hamptons Festival of the Arts will launch on Saturday evening at 7 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill with a recital in the galleries by the renowned soprano Renée Fleming and the singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. A reception will follow the performance.
The Comedy Club at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “It’s a Mad, Mad World . . . And We’re a Little Angry: An Evening With Angela LaGreca and Julie Halston” on Monday at 8 p.m. According to the theater, the two women will “dish on everything from marriage, motherhood, Botox, and the current deer population in the Hamptons.”
The Southampton Arts Center is presenting no fewer than five films this week, beginning tonight at 7 with a screening of “Electoral Dysfunction,” an award-winning documentary that takes an irreverent look at voting in America. The filmmakers will answer questions after the screening. Tickets cost $12, and advance reservations have been recommended.
Elements Fitness, a barre and dance-fusion studio on East Hampton's Newtown Lane, will show its appreciation for local teachers and employees with a discounted barre fitness class on Tuesday and discounts on class package purchases that day and through the end of the month.
The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society's Bargain Box thrift shop opened on Tuesday ready for the change in weather. After clearing out summer merchandise with a dollar sale last week, the L.V.I.S.
With the goal of recruiting more local residents who can produce their own TV programming, East Hampton’s public access station, LTV, has planned an orientation workshop for Monday night at its studio in Wainscott.
The festival and The East Hampton Star have once again teamed up with Southampton Hospital and the Hampton Classic Horse Show to give away a pair of coveted Founder Passes, which allow early entry to all films, and a range of other perks.