Bits and Pieces 04.04.19

From the Bolshoi

Classical works from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet are now available on film, among them “The Sleeping Beauty,” which will be shown at Guild Hall Friday at 7 p.m.

Olga Smirnova, a principal dancer, performs the role of Princess Aurora, who falls under the curse of an evil fairy and into a deep sleep lasting 100 years. The ballet features many magical characters, including fairies, Little Red Riding Hood, and Puss n Boots, in addition to the prince whose kiss can break her spell.

Tickets are $18, $16 for members.

HIFF Screens ‘Terms’

The Hamptons International Film Festival will screen the 1983 comedy-drama “Terms of Endearment” Friday at 6 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson, the film won Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best actress (Ms. MacLaine), best supporting actor (Mr. Nicholson), and best adapted screenplay.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alec Baldwin and David Nugent, the festival’s artistic director. Tickets are $25.

Outlaw Country

“Tennessee Walt’s Riding With the Outlaws,” an exploration of the history of the outlaw country music movement, will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the East Hampton Library. Tennessee Walt, a.k.a. Gayden Wren, is a writer, editor, and singer who 10 years ago became immersed in country music, especially the classics of the 1930s through the 1960s.

The program will include performances of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and other country icons.

Rock of the ’80s

Decadia, an eight-piece cover band, will perform a concert of 1980s rock hits on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater. The show will feature the music of Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Fleetwood Mac, and Billy Joel, among many others. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 the day of the show, and dancing will be permitted.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., in support of the National Voter Registration Initiative, Bay Street will be the site of a free reading of “12 Angry Men,” Reginald Rose’s 1954 teleplay that was adapted into a feature film starring Henry Fonda. The reading will be performed by an all-female cast of local actors and community members and will be followed by an opportunity for audience members to update their voter registration.

For the Retreat

The Songwriters Share concert series will feature Fred Raimondo, a singer and songwriter, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. The program will benefit the Retreat, the nonprofit agency that provides domestic violence and sexual assault services on the East End.

Mr. Raimondo has performed at clubs and colleges throughout the Northeast, and his songs have been played on local, national, and international radio. He will be joined by the Cosmic Pioneers, an acoustic duo specializing in roots music.

Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and students. A reception will follow the concert.

Musical Potpourri

Mikael Darmanie, who has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Russia, will give a recital on Saturday evening at 6 for the Rising Stars piano series at the Southampton Cultural Center. His program will include classical and jazz works by Couperin, Duke Ellington, Ravel, Thelonious Monk, Schubert, and Dizzy Gillespie. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and free for students under 21.

‘Hale County’ Doc

The Southampton Arts Center will screen “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross’s Oscar-nominated documentary about two young African-American men in Hale County, Ala., Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, $7 for members.

The center’s piano bar series will continue on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a sing-along of Stephen Sondheim favorites led by John Bronston, a music director and nightclub veteran from New York City. The cost is $10, $7 for members. 

Garden Lecture

A talk by Andy Brand, the plant curator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, will conclude the Madoo Conservancy’s winter lecture series on Sunday at noon in Sagaponack. The gardens comprise 295 acres, 17 of which are planted in native plants of Maine and others suited to northern coastal conditions. Mr. Brand was formerly the manager of a rare-plant nursery in Connecticut. 

Tickets are $25, $20 for members, with a reception following the lecture.