Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “A Divine Evening With Charles Busch,” who will be accompanied by Tom Judson, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Mr. Busch, an actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend, is the author and star of such plays at “The Divine Sister,” “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which ran on Broadway for almost two years and received a Tony Award nomination for best play.
Fei Shao and Peter W. Emmerson were married on July 6 at their house on Kirk’s Place in Northwest, East Hampton. The Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church performed the ceremony, and a reception followed at the house.
On their wedding day, both men wore cream linen suits and white shirts. Their best men, Frank Burnes and Kevin Truex, both of East Hampton, wore navy blazers, white shirts, and cream trousers.
The Circus Is Coming
The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will set up its tents at the Shinnecock Powwow Grounds in Southampton on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for shows at 5 and 8 p.m. The circus will include aerial performers such as the Corps de Ballet and Petya, as well as the Fassio Family and their trained dogs, Lana and Company, a mother-and-son hand-balancing duo, clowns, the ThunderDrome, and a human cannonball, not to mention the tiger and elephant acts.
Michael Ehrhardt, a travel writer for Conde Nast for 30 years, died on Feb. 4 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Short Hills, N.J., The Star has learned. A former resident of Old Orchard Lane in East Hampton, he was 64 years old and lived in Roseland, N.J.
He was being treated for a recurrence of multiple myeloma and had been hospitalized for about a month when he had a heart attack, according to Howard Cavallero, his companion of 23 years.
Faith Dewitt Heppenheimer Chase, a summer resident of East Hampton and a direct descendant of William Bradford of the Massachusetts Plymouth Colony, died last Thursday in Tucson after a short illness. She was 80.
Ms. Chase, a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, was active in the community, her daughter, Christina Chase Simonds of Lancaster, Pa., wrote. She was a volunteer for the Ladies Village Improvement Society, Guild Hall, East End Hospice, the Community Council of East Hampton, and Southampton Hospital.
William E. Matthews enjoyed fishing, especially freshwater fishing in Maine. He took up decoy carving in his retirement, and he enjoyed golf and photography, but “everything else was secondary to his grandchildren,” his son, Dave Matthews, said.
He had two grandsons and twin granddaughters, now ranging in age from their teens to 20s, who visited him and his wife, Catherine, every summer in East Hampton. “He loved to spend time with them,” Mrs. Matthews said.
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.