Like many, I have been trying to fit in every possible activity there is to do in the summer. With three plus weeks left, I am running out of time. One last event that I am organizing this summer is a fundraiser for East End Hospice. The event will be held on August 23 in Montauk at the Atlantic Terrace Motel. I am organizing a Street Art Show featuring works by established, mid-career and emerging ‘street’ artists from across the globe, showcasing forefront contemporaries from the U.K., L.A., and N.Y. The show will feature the most cutting-edge painters, sculptors, and photographers on the scene today.“For The People: Beat of the Street” opens with a Champagne Cocktail Reception for collectors and ticket-holders from 5 to 6 p.m. This preview will enable collectors and buyers a first look and purchase of limited edition works from 11 artists. Included in the ticket price will be a limited edition poster. Posters will vary. There is a limit of 50 tickets at $50 per ticket. For more information, visit my website at www.karynmannixcontemporary.com.
This Saturday is the 66th Artists & Writers Softball Game. This annual fundraiser and its events are dedicated to building a community around the game and building a better game to serve the community. In the spirit of one of the longest-running traditions on the East End, artists, writers, supporters and volunteers come together for entertainment, competition and fun to benefit local charities that provide vital human services. Batting practice begins at 2 p.m.
Through Friday, you can bid on auction pieces that will help raise even more funds. Most of the pieces of work are from local artists, including myself. Visit http://paddle8.com/auctions/artistsandwriters.
On Friday, at 6 p.m., there will be a fundraiser Artists & Writers Pre-Game Party at LTV Studios. Food, drinks, auctions and a live performance by Mary Fahl, formerly of The October Project.
On Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m, artworks from the players and acclaimed local and international artists will be on view at Glenn Horowitz Gallery with an opening reception. Twenty percent of the sale proceeds go to the Artists & Writers Charities.
Today at 5 p.m., at Guild Hall, kidFEST presents The National Marionette Theater, which will be preforming “Beauty and the Beast.” This show is recommended for ages three and up. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9912409.
At 4 p.m., there will be a KidFEST Workshop, where children can create their own beauty or beast mask. The workshop is $10 and tickets can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9911749.
On Thursday, from 7 to 8 p.m., Hamptons Music Sessions (HMS) will present a free concert at the BookHampton store. HMS is a premier music program for local children grades K-12 featuring internationally acclaimed performing artists as faculty. The outreach division of HMS hosts students from conflict areas where quality music education is scarce. This year’s nominees are from Israel. The mission of HMS is to mix children of all cultures and to teach them to collaborate through music. HMS is open August 4 through August 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Please visit www.hamptonsmusic.org for inquiries or to register your child.
On Saturday at 10 a.m., take a Historic Cemetery Tour with East Hampton Historian Hugh King. Reservations are required and tickets are $10. Meet at the Mulford Farm gate at 10 James Lane, rain or shine.
On Saturday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., join the Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons as it celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Bow Wow Meow Ball. Honoring ARF’s past presidents, the evening will be filled with cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Peter Duchin Orchestra. The attire for the evening is blue and white, and ticket purchases can be made at 537-0400 x 214. For more information, visit www.arfhamptons.org.
On Saturday at Guild Hall, from 7 to 10 p.m., HIFF SummerDocs presents “Last Days in Vietnam,” hosted by Alec Baldwin. Tickets can be purchased online at GuildHall.org or at the Box Office (631) 324-4050, at theatermania.com; or by calling 1 (866) 811-4111.
Through August 24, you can reserve tickets for HITFest’s 14th season of performances at Mulford Farm, with an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which is his most spectacular romantic tragicomedy. Mulford Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of America’s most significant English Colonial farmsteads. In the tradition of the original performances of The Bard’s works at The Globe Theatre, families of villagers will gather on the hillside prior to the performances while the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) kids prepare to take part in creating the storm that opens the show. The fully staged and costumed performances of The Tempest will begin at 7 p.m. for ticket information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (516) 725-5205, or visit http://www.hitfest.org.
There are four weeks left during which to take the Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting workshop. The workshop is every Thursday and Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. through September 5. Call 329-2811 for reservations.
Enjoy the week.