Food, Fine Art, and a Fair This Weekend

Rain or shine, there is plenty to do in this last weekend of July, so start filling in your calendar.

Friday

At 5 p.m., The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have its Fridays at Five author series, which will feature Colson Whitehead, the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for "The Underground Railroad." Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and admission is $25, if space is still available. Call ahead.

East Hampton's BookHampton will host an author at 5 p.m. John Freeman Gill, a journalist, real estate writer, and first-time novelist, will present "The Gargoyle Hunters," which follows 13-year-old Griffin as he navigates 1974 New York City with a father who orders him to steal gargoyles off the tops of buildings.

A Taste of Shelter Island, a cocktail reception, concert, and optional dinner will benefit the Perlman Music Program on its campus at 73 Shore Road in Shelter Island at 6 p.m. Tickets for the reception and concert are $350, and $1,000 with dinner.

A new exhibition at the Art Barge in Amagansett opens today at 6 p.m. "Greetings From," curated by Simran Johnston, plays upon quintessential landscapes displayed on postcards around the world. Along with the postcards and featured works, visitors will be given materials and encouraged to make their own postcards.

At 6 p.m., people can celebrate their loyal pets with the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, as it turns its weekly Shabbat at Main Beach in East Hampton into a blessing of the animals. Animals of any kind will be welcomed. A fire with s'mores will follow.

From 6 to 9 p.m., the annual Travis Field Memorial Bracket Bash will happen at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. It will include dinner, a cash bar, and raffles, with proceeds benefiting the Travis Field Memorial Scholarship Fund. More information is available at 631-324-9276.

Free outdoor movies continue on the lawn at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Gingerbread Lane. There will be a barbecue on the lawn from 5 to 7 p.m. and at 7:45 "Life Animated," the story a boy who uses Disney animated movies to express himself, will play. 

Saturday

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair will take place on the L.V.I.S. grounds on Main Street in East Hampton. There will be booths for adults, fames, and face painting for children, magic shows, and a petting zoo.

At 10 a.m. the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will host the mother-and-son team of Andrea and Nathiel Cote as they lead a painting-with-nature workshop for families with kids 7 to 12 years old. Participants will mix and grind their own paints with natural resources and paint pictures of animals and landscapes using the paints they make. Advance registration is required.

At 11 a.m., the Goat on a Boat's series of puppet shows will continue at Bay Street in Sag Harbor, when CactusHead Puppets presents "The Pied Piper." Tickets cost $15.

The East Hampton Library will screen "The Founder," at 1 p.m. The film, which tells the story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, shares how the now worldwide phenomenon started. Michael Keaton stars.

At 3 p.m., Matthew M. Kaelin, the author of "The Sinister Reality of Carnivorous Plants," will lead a talk and walk focused on flesh-eating plants at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. His presentation will explore the natural habitats of Long Island's native plant populations.

The Montauk Library will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter books with a party at 3 p.m. featuring a themed photo booth, crafts, and snacks inspired by Harry's wizarding world. Suggested for kids 7 and up.

A reception for the artists Teresa Lawler, Phillip Michaels, and Catherine Silver will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Montauk Artists's Depot Gallery, where their work will be on display through Aug. 7.

At 5 p.m. BookHampton in East Hampton will invite attendees to join Margery and Sheldon Harnick as they sign their photograph and poetry collection, "Koi," which describes the majesty of the fish through haiku.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department's annual Bridge Bucks fund-raiser is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Firehouse on School Street. Tickets are $100, and give you the chance to win cash ranging from $500 to $30,000, and 25 chances to win $71,000 in prize money. Only 1,500 tickets are being sold. Each ticket covers admission for two to the cocktail party. Additional tickets are $25 each.

From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, there will be a reception for the concurrent solo exhibits of Brie Ruais and Kianja Strobert. The show will go on through Aug. 30.

A concert and party to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center and Southampton's Ascend Homes and Community Foundation will take place at 230 Elm Street in Southampton from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. An Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band will perform and there will be a silent auction and a cash bar. Admission is $30. Tickets are available from Bonnie Michelle Cannon at 631-204-8028 or michelle@bhccrc.org or from Curtis Highsmith at 631-905-5380 or chighsmith@southamptonha.org.

Sunday

Check-in is at 7 a.m. at Sag Harbor's Pierson High School for the Jordan's 5K walk/run in memory of the late Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.

At 4 p.m. BookHampton in East Hampton will host Elletra Weidemann for the book signing of her cookbook "Impatient Foodie," which describes ways to eat well even with a busy life. The book includes vegan and vegetarian recipes, shortcuts in the kitchen, and pantry lists.

At 5 p.m., the Hayground School will host a chefs dinner for the school and Jeff's Kitchen. The event will honor Bill Teleran, a chef, and Tinka Topping, a founder of the school. Tickets are $1,200 and are available at haygroundchefsdinner.org.

The final summer reading in the East Hampton Poetry Marathon will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road in Amagansett. The list of readers includes Carole Stone, Rosalind Brenner, Walter Donway, Pauline Yeats, Carolyn Bistrian, Daniel Hays, and Dee Slavutin, who heads up the marathon. A reception will follow.

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce's Sunday night concert on the stage at Gosman's will feature Mamalee Rose and Friends from 6 to 8 p.m. On Monday to see the Three B's play on Montauk's downtown green from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Blankets and chairs have been suggested.