10 Great Things to Do in the Hamptons This Weekend

Christie Brinkley and a bike ride for a cause. Gwyneth Paltrow and Godspell. Events for foodies and families alike. The end of the week is finally here, and that means it’s time to focus on what to do, where to go, where to stay and where to play this weekend on the East End.

Friday, August 23

Celebrity Autobiography at Guild Hall
7 p.m/9:30 p.m.

Christie Brinkley, Ralph Macchio, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Tilly and other celebs star in this hilarious evening of “dramatic” readings of memoirs of the rich and famous (and sometimes infamous) such as Kris Jenner, David Hasselhoff and more. Reality can be funnier than fiction. For tickets and more info, go to guildhall.org.

Godspell at Pierson High School
7:30 p.m.

Support the local arts and the future performance stars here in the Hamptons as Stages’ Musical Theater Camp presents this classic musical (also on Saturday and Sunday). For more information go to stagesworkshop.org.

Saturday, August 24

Gwyneth Paltrow Returns to BookHampton
12 p.m.

Get up close and personal with Hamptonite and author Gwyneth Paltrow as she joins BookHampton’s “In Conversation” series and signs her family cookbook, It’s All Good.

WHBPAC Presents Pilobolus
8:30 p.m.

This innovative, quirky modern dance company from Connecticut will wow audiences at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Their current show, one of three produced each year in repertory, is called Lusty Contortionists. If you can’t resist the idea of contortionists in lust, get more information at whbpac.org.

Harvest East End
7 p.m.

Celebrate 40 years of winemaking in Long Island Wine Country and the bounty of local farms, fields and fishing boats at Harvest East End, taking place for the first time on the North Fork, at the McCall Vineyard & Ranch. A host of vineyards and more than 30 notable chefs from restaurants across the East End will serve up an unforgettable evening, benefitting East End Hospice, Group for the East End, the Peconic Land Trust and the Long Island Farm Bureau Promotion & Education Foundation.

Wynton Marsalis Live
8 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis, the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz, heads to the East End for an intimate night of musical magic at Guild Hall.

Sunday, August 25

U.S. Premiere of Offenbach Comedic Opera
12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Acclaimed string orchestra Salome performs The Babysitter, a new kid-friendly operetta from the legendary composer Offenbach at Nova’s Ark Project. For more information, go to salomechamber.org.

Bite Back For a Cure Bike Tour
8 a.m.

An eight-mile bike ride through the historic village of Southampton is a wondrous way to spend any weekend morning, but particularly when it supports Bite Back for a Cure, a national grassroots campaign fighting against the devastating impact of tick-borne disease, and raises funds to create and sustain a Center for Tick Borne Diseases at Southampton Hospital. Go to bitebackforacure.org for more info.

Outdoor Puppet Show Series
4 p.m.

Liz Joyce and her puppets perform The Princess, the Frog and the Pea a the Southampton Center. Recommended for ages 10 and under. For more info, go to southamptoncenter.org.

Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities
11 a.m.

James Beard’s award-winning cookbook The James Beard Cookbook and New York Times writer Melissa Clark is interviewed by Florence Fabricant. Book signing to follow. Go to guildhall.org for more information.

Make sure to check the Dan’s Papers calendar to stay up to date on everything that’s happening on the East End.

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