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The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett presents Roses Grove Band on Saturday night at 8 PM. Andy Aledort & The Groove Kings will take the stage at 10 PM. For tickets, visit www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117.
The Springs Tavern hosts karaoke night every Saturday night beginning at 10 PM. No cover, just bring your best singing voice! For further information call the Springs Tavern at 631-527-7800.
Montauk Community Church Coffee House presents Sarah Conway on Sunday at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
Townline BBQ Music
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack continues live music every Friday from 6 to 9 PM. This week, Jim Lawler & Friends. For more information call Townline BBQ at 631-537-2271 or visit www.townlinebbq.com.
Classic Stones Live with the Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones Tribute, will perform at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Friday. On Saturday, That 70's Band performs with members of New Life Crisis. Doors open at 6:30 PM, the shows begin at 8 PM. Dinner is available and ticket prices range from $49 to $59. For more info and tickets, visit www.suffolktheater.com.
venus in fur at HTc
Venus In Fur, an adult drama by David Ives, continues at the Quogue Community Hall this week.
Desperate to find an actress to play the female lead in his adaptation of the classic tale of sadomasochism, Venus in Furs, a beleaguered playwright/director auditions a vulgar and equally desperate actress. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda piques the playwright's interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. The cast features Tristan Vaughan and Tina Jones. HTC board member Diana Marbury directs.
Venus in Fur runs through Sunday with performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2:30 PM. To purchase tickets, visit www.hamptontheatre.org, or call OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111.
Crimes of the heart
Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center presents Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart SCC's Levitas Center for the Arts. (Read the review elsewhere in this issue of The Independent.)
Crimes of the Heart was the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany, and brilliantly imaginative, the play centers on the three Magrath sisters, who have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future -- but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
Performances run through Sunday. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM. General admission is $25 and student and group rates available. Brunch/theater and dinner theater packages are available at www.scc-arts.org or by calling 631-287-4377.
The 2018 East Hampton Library winter film festival continues on Sunday with a screening of The Teacher, directed by Jan Hrebejk. Films will be screened at the East Hampton Library at 2 PM on Sunday. All screenings are free. Reservations can be made at www.eventbrite.com, or by calling 631-324-0222 ext. 3, or at the adult reference desk.
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. Show times are Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 4 and 7 PM, and Sunday at 4 PM.
A movie screening and discussion will be held for Killer Bees Movie at The Center at 551 Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 5 PM. The screening is part of the Thinking Forward Series 2018. The film is a documentary about The Bridgehampton High School's Killer Bees, the Class D basketball champions. The doc is by filmmakers Orson and Ben Cummings. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 631-537-0616.
The Divine Order
The Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall in East Hampton present Now Showing, a screening of The Divine Order, directed by Petra Volpe on Saturday at 6 PM. The film is set in Switzerland in 1971, unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, and her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of the town's suffragette movement. Tickets are $15 / $12 general admission for Guild Hall and HIFF Members. Visit www.guildhall.org.
The Met: Live in HD
Guild Hall in East Hampton presents The Met: Live in HD with Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA on Saturday at 1 PM. Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli's Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar's ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Željko Lučić will sing the role of Scarpia, replacing Sir Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts.
The cost is $22 ($20 for members) and $15 for students. Visit www.guildhall.org.
Guild Hall in East Hampton presents The Neo-Political Cowgirls: January Girls Workshop for ages six to 96 on Sunday from 10:30 AM to noon. Find community, freedom, self-confidence, self-expression, and support across generations. These creative workshops share conversation and ideas while exploring our world through the arts, such as sculpture, painting, acting, and video making. Each workshop is led by a different artist from the community. The workshop is free. To register, contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Word Up! A Middle School Celebration of Poetry on Wednesday, January 31, at 7 PM. All are welcome. Registration is encouraged. Visit www.guildhall.org.
State of the Union
All members of the community are invited to gather at The People's State of the Union Story Circle at The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday at 6 PM. Guests are welcome to share their stories and reflect on the current "State of the Union." The free event, one of hundreds that are taking place nationwide, is part of an annual civic tradition rooted in the belief that democracy is a conversation, not a monologue. Registration for the event is currently open to all East End residents age 15 and older. No preparation is necessary for the event, where participants may mingle with their neighbors and enjoy refreshments. Current participants include artists, therapists, poets, veterans, educators, and community leaders. For more information and to RSVP visit www.parrishart.org or email@example.com.