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Life@Nite: The Hamptons - 2018 Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Nicole Barylski

Kiefer Sutherland, yes 24's Jack Bauer, is headlining at the Talkhouse (Photo: www.facebook.com)

The sheer volume of Hamptons Memorial Day weekend happenings will most likely cause FOMO. If you're trying to get a grasp on what's going on where, here's your holiday weekend roundup.


Sloppy Tuna (148 South Emerson Avenue, Montauk, www.lisloppytuna.com) will kick-off the festivities a little early with ladies night on Thursday. Friday brings "get up to get down" from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. - with a live DJ, and then it's Sloppy Saturdays with DJ Drazen from 12 to 4 p.m., followed by a chill reggae Sunday. Wrap up with weekend with a beach party on the patio on Monday. Additionally, catch live sets from Dave Higgins band on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, thembh.com) is toasting to Montauk-based artist Grant Monahan, whose work will be featured in Elsewhere, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through June 13. On Saturday, The MBH is hosting the original Montauk Saturday Pool Party, which starts at 1 p.m.

The Surf Lodge's (183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, thesurflodge.com) Summer Concert Series launches with singer and songwriter Parson James - who likes to call his music "conflicted pop gospel" - on Saturday. Jessie J will treat the audience to her new single Queen and hits like Bang Bang and Flashlight on Sunday and Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool will headline on Monday - which will also feature Ben Watts' annual Aussie BBQ, presented with downtown hotspot the Flower Shop. Additional programming includes an invitation-only Hampton Water rosé dinner hosted by co-founder Jesse Bongiovi and Casa de Praia in the Gallery.

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa (290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, www.gurneysmontauk.com) has a jam-packed schedule of programming planned. DJ Stef Nava is at The Regent Fire Pit on Friday, while Saturday brings Viceroy & Wilki to The Beach Club and Rakiem Walker, Biz Markie and Stef Nava to The Regent Fire Pit. On Sunday, guests are invited to a waterfront lobster bake with live music at Gurney's Resorts' newest property - Gurney's Montauk Yacht Club & Resort. Additionally, for those looking to work on their wellness over the holiday weekend, Gurney's X RUMBLE Boxing is making its debut over Memorial Day - with instructor Jeremiah Maestre who will lead classes on Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Jen Atkin's OUAI is taking up a summer residency at OUAISPACE at Gurney's, as is Higher Dose, the premier infrared sauna spas.

In addition to the lobster clambake, Gurney's Montauk Yacht Club & Resort (32 Star Island Road, Montauk, www.gurneysresorts.com) will have sets from DJ Nicole Leone and Coco Robert at The Pool Club, Tonehouse classes, beachfront yoga and standup paddle boarding.

The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort (90 Second House Road, Montauk, www.soleeast.com) will launch its programming with a DJ on Friday from 7 p.m. to closing, a poolside DJ set on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., followed by Alfredo Merat, acoustic, from 6 to 9 p.m., and a set from DJ Samantha Michelle from 9 p.m. to closing. Sunday marks the start of the Bossa Nova Poolside Brunch with Marcello and Ludmilla, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A poolside set will follow from 2 to 6 p.m.

Jessie J is performing at The Surf Lodge. ( (Photo: www.facebook.com)

Ruschmeyer's (161 2nd House Road, Montauk, www.ruschmeyers.com) is partnering with Williamsburg's Freehold for a brunch series with bites and booze, obviously, games, hopefully lots of sunshine, music, and more. The series will be held Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, before you brunch it up, head to Drunk Yoga, and yes, it's exactly what you're thinking. Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.

For music with a view, George's Lighthouse Café (2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, www.georgeslighthousecafe.com) will have Waylon Brothers (from 1 to 4 p.m.) and The Sturdy Souls (from 4 to 8 p.m.) on Saturday and Jettykoon (from 1 to 4 p.m.) and Nancy Atlas (from 4 to 8 p.m) on Sunday.

Joe Delia will headline at the Montauket (88 Firestone Road, Montauk) on Sunday, beginning 6:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy "sunset bluuuuez" from a local favorite and there's no cover.


Stephen Talkhouse (161 Main Street, Amagansett, stephentalkhouse.com) will have a set from DJ Hanzi on Thursday at 10 p.m., local legend Nancy Atlas on Friday at 7:30 p.m., followed by Booga Sugar at 10 p.m. Lez Zeppelin kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. and then it's Hello Brooklyn at 10 p.m. Sunday brings Justin Townes Earle -solo - with opening act Lilly Hiatt at 7 p.m., Roctopus at 9 p.m. and Rubix Kube at 10 p.m. On Monday, Kiefer Sutherland is headlining. Rick Brantley will open and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature Jettykoon at 8 p.m. and DJ Matty Nice at 10 p.m.

East Hampton:

The 324 (44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, www.the324events.com), the Hamptons newest nightlife spot, will host a Preview Party on Thursday with music from DJ Tony Kerr. The festivities will begin at 9 p.m. On Friday, The 324 will welcome national country recording artist Tom Dobson - who will take the stage at 11 p.m.


The Realm will kick-off the weekend at Townline BBQ (3593 Townline Road, Sagaponack, www.townlinebbq.com), with a set on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Water Mill:

Calissa (1020 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, www.calissahamptons.com) will welcome Ludmilla and Marcello Pimenta for a live set on Friday at 9:30 p.m., while Saturday will bring Made in Mykonos, an international nomadic party celebrating the lifestyle and magic of Mykonos, featuring DJ Vassili TsiliChristos at 9 p.m.

Thomas Jack is headlining at AM Southampton. (Courtesy Photo)


It's time to break out your cowboy boots and hat because Southampton Social Club (256 Elm Street, Southampton, www.southamptonsocialclub.com) is hosting a festive Country Music Night with live music from Country Line, line dancing, and a visit from My Country 96.1 radio on Thursday. There will also be a $39 prix-fixe dinner and drink specials, which start at 5 p.m. Music from DJ Deuce will wrap up the evening. Friday will feature music from DJ Bachman, while Saturday will bring DJ Loki, and DJ Drazen is spinning on Sunday.

Shepard the Breeze is starting their summer residency at Union Cantina (40 Bowden Square, Southampton, www.unioncantina.net) just before the holiday weekend officially kicks off. The rock band will headline on both Thursday and Friday, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

AM Southampton (125 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton, www.amsouthampton.com) will have Tekashi 6ix9ine on Friday, with a set from DJ Ammo, Foodgod - a.k.a. Jonathan Cheban - will host Saturday's affair, which will feature DJ Spade and a birthday celebration for Isabelle Oakland. Finally, on Sunday, Thomas Jack is headlining.

DJ Twilo is starting her summer residency at Jue Lan Club (268 Elm Street, Southampton, www.juelanclub.com) on Saturday. Doors open at 9 p.m. and you can catch DJ Twilo every Saturday throughout the summer. Sunday will feature the Day Dream brunch with DJ Rick Wonder from 3 to 8 p.m.

Hampton Bays:

Beach Bar (58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays, beachbarhamptons.com) is hosting a Memorial Day weekend kickoff on Friday with sounds by DJ Fresh and DJ Unique. And, Drift Inn is once again taking up a summer residency at Beach Bar. Your first night to "drift inn and stumble out" is Saturday and doors open at 9 p.m.

Boardy Barn (270 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, www.boardybarn.com), home of the iconic smiley face stickers, is open on Sunday from 12 p.m. to around 7:30 p.m.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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