There’s still plenty to feed the cultural beast in you if you’re visiting The Hamptons this month.
Here are some of the best for a range of interests from art to theater to music.
Bay Street Theater – A Musical under the Stars: Camelot
Bay Street Theater moves from its Sag Harbor location to an expansive open-air setting in
Bridgehampton. The theater’s outdoor version of Camelot has been such a hit that it’s been
extended through September 5. Broadway stars grace the performance which is set on an
elevated stage in a socially distanced, Covid-aware setting. Masks are required and there is
ample parking in the lot behind Carvel. Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot is a star among Broadway
musicals with music that transcends generations. With memories of Richard Burton, Julie
Andrews and Robert Goulet in mind, the cast shines with outstanding performances by Britney
Coleman (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Sunset Boulevard) as Guinevere and Jeremy
Kushner (Rent, Jersey Boys) as King Arthur. Allan Dalla Villa’s Mordred, an evil troll like
character, is a showstopper.
Calissa Restaurant – Calissa Sounds
Calissa Restaurant in Water Mill adds a musical note to their shimmering Greek dining with
performances on their outdoor stage. Set adjacent to the restaurant’s expansive, light-rimmed
terrace, the very international experience concludes on September 3 with a collaborate DJ set
by St. Lucia and RAC. Calissa Sounds bring live DJ entertainment under one open-air “roof” to
create the ultimate Mykonos meets the Hamptons mashup music-driven experience.
Reservations with table minimums can be made by visiting
https://www.calissahamptons.com/calissasounds/. Have a meal with the likes of grilled
branzino, horiatiki and lobster pasta or enjoy late-night bottle service in this magical setting.
Calissa Restaurant – Broadway Out East
The hugely popular Broadway Out East weekly program at Calissa has one more concert to go,
with timing TBD, featuring Broadway star Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Annie
Live!). Check out the restaurant’s website for updates. The good news is that the new program
was such a success that it will become a permanent series next summer. The recent show by
Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Carousel) was a wonderful mix of familiar show tunes and songs from
his upcoming album GROW. Other performers this summer included husband-and-wife
superstar team, Andy Karl (Pretty Woman, Groundhog Day, Rocky) and Orfeh (Pretty Woman,
Southampton Arts Center — Hamptons Fine Art Fair
Southampton Village has evolved to become a thriving arts district on the East End. 70 galleries
from around the globe will gather at the Southampton Arts Center for the Hamptons Fine Art
Fair as a celebration and tribute to the region’s rich history as a haven for the creation and
patronage of art. The SAC galleries and grounds will be transformed from Thursday, September
2 through Sunday, September 5 for the international art fair which also benefits the
Southampton Arts Center.
The Parrish Art Museum
There’s always something exciting happening at Water Mill’s Parrish Art Museum.
In addition to the Parrish Collection of more than 3,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper,
and mixed media, visitors can learn more about the artists and individual art works featured in
Artist Stories. The series explores the dynamic history of artists of the region from the 1820s to
the present through historic photographs, biographical information, a timeline and interactive
Music will ring out on the museum’s outdoor terrace on September 3 with The HooDoo
Loungers who take their inspiration from the Gri Gri of Dr. John to the swingin’ rock n’ roll of
Fats Domino. Blending it all together with a bit of classic soul and New Orleans Swing, the band
brings it together for an inspired and original musical gumbo. This outdoor event requires all
attendees to show proof of their vaccination status or recent negative COVID test (within 72
If a rock or folk concert is more your thing, the intimate Stephen Talkhouse concert hall in
Amagansett has a schedule of performances lined up for the coming weeks. Book online for The
Wailers on September 3, female rockers Lez Zeppelin on September 4 and local favorite
The Nancy Atlas Project on September 5. Each date also features a late-night addition of other
rock ‘n roll bands. Check the website for the full concert program for upcoming weeks.