These are a must-attend events in the Hamptons this weekend and we promise celebrity sightings - like Mariah Carey
and Nick Cannon
- all over town.
1. Tonight Art Southampton
, presented by Art Miami
, debuts and runs through Monday. The inaugural event takes place right on the highway in Southampton at the Elks Lodge to getting there is a breeze. Organizers promise unique exhibits never before seen in the Hamptons and a sculpture near the VIP lounge that will leave you breathlessly inspired.
2. Super Saturday 15
is the mother-of-all-yard sales and it takes over the fields at nova's Ark in Bridgehampton. VIP preview shopping starts at noon and the cut-throat shopping really heats up late in the day when prices are slashed. It's all in good fun hosted by Kelly Ripa
and Donna Karan
to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
. Tickets are still available and we hear the very heavy VIP Gift Bag is worth every penny.
Kelly Ripa and Lyss Stern at Super Saturday 2011. (Photo: PatrickMcMullan.com)
3. Bridgehampton Polo
is back with a class and style not seen for over a decade, not to mention a few Ferraris. This year only 350 VIP's with enjoy the polished surroundings, champagne, and caviar, and front row seats as they watch this high goal game each week. You're sure to spot the very handsome Ralph Lauren
Polo model Nachos Figueras there on or off the horse.
4. The Ellen Hermanson
Breast Center at Southampton Hospital
and Ellen's Well
, will literally be "fired up" this year at HEAT
at the home of Howard and Gayle Sobel. Geoffrey Zakarian
, Iron Chef
and owner of the Lamb's Club
, David Burke
, John Villa
and John DeLoach
along with Claudia Fleming
, award winning pastry chef, formerly of Gramercy Tavern
and now owner of North Fork Table & Inn
, will host their own tables, all serving their signature creations.
5. New "American Idol
" judge Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon of "America's Got Talent" headline the list of A-Listers heading over Russell Simmons
' East Hampton estate Saturday night for the annual Art For Life "Living In Color"
extravaganza hosted by Soledad O'Brien. With special performances by Anita Baker
, the legendary Salt-N-Pepa
, and Diggy Simmons and and auction hosted by Star Jones
you can be sure people will be talking about this event for years!
6. Theater, art, fashion, and society collide at the Watermill Center
under the direction of Robert Wilson
. The theme of this years' summer gala is "The Big Bang"
and the dress code is POP. Does that sound a little vague to you? Needless to say the art lovers that attend will find inspiration in the suggestion and they'll be a colorful crowd dancing under the stars after the live auction.
These are only a few of the hundreds of events going on in the Hamptons this weekend. Be sure to check the Calendar
so you don't miss a thing. Follow us on Facebook
so you can be part of the party all evening long and check Hamptons.com for event recaps and photo galleries.
Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com