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Originally Posted: April 01, 2009

Bay Street Theatre will conduct a week-long Theatre Camp running from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The camp offers an opportunity for kids ages five through 18 to learn and have fun in a true professional theatre setting. Photo courtesy of Bay Street Threatre

Chamber Series Begins This Weekend At The Southampton Cultural Center
The Southampton Cultural Center announces two concerts on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. as part of the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Series. Saturday's concert will be performed by the Escher String Quartet and Sunday's concert will be played by Yarn/Wire, the only active new music ensemble in the United States dedicated to expanding the body of works written for two pianists and two percussionists. Tickets will be sold at the door: $20/$10 students and seniors. Cash and checks will be accepted. Credit Cards will not be accepted. Primary Contact: Southampton Cultural Center at 631-287-4377. For series details contact Marc Levine at 646-279-2799; mhlevine@gmail.com

Theater Camp At Bay Street Theatre
Bay Street Theatre is proud to present the already popular new addition to its educational programming line-up, a week-long Theatre Camp running Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The camp offers an opportunity for kids ages five through 18 to learn and have fun in a true professional theatre setting in their own backyard. Taught by Broadway professionals and music and dance educators, this program will thrill both novices and experienced theatre kids alike. The April camp week promises to be exciting, as Debra Barsha again takes the helm, with Murphy Davis, Artistic Director overseeing the program. Students will practice many of the dramatic crafts, including singing, dancing, acting, improvisation, performance, and more. The cost for Theatre Camp is $300 for the week and all are welcome. Kids will be required to bring a bag lunch and a great attitude, and Bay Street will provide the rest, including snacks. Call the Bay Street Administrative Offices at 631-725-0818, ext. 108 for more information and enrollment forms. Forms can also be printed from the website at www.baystreet.org. Space is limited.

Pizza And Pajama Night And Mad Hatter Tea Party At CMEE
The Children's Museum of the East End (CMEE) in Bridgehampton will hold it's next monthly "Pizza and Pajama Night" program on Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Children are invited to come to the Museum in their pajamas, have pizza, hear a story read by a guest reader, and participate in a related art activity. East Hampton eight grader, Laura Perez will read "Ballyhoo Bay," a new release by best-selling children's book author, Judy Sierra, a recipient of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award and Mom's Choice Award. This popular family-night-out event is Free to Members and $7 for Non-Members. Advance sign-up is required, and reservations can be made by calling: 631-537-8250.

Then on Saturday, April 4, CMEE will celebrate the Spring season with its second annual Mad Hatter Tea Party from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Children can go on a scavenger hunt for prizes and treats, create Mad Hatter hats using a 'mad mix' of fun materials, and make sculpted eggs and spring collages. Pink lemonade, festive snacks and the prerequisite 'tea' will be served. This event is free to members and $12 for non-members, and includes admission. For more information call 631-537-8250 or visit www.cmee.org.

New group art exhibition at The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett.

Poetry Jam And Food Drive At Canio's Books In Sag Harbor
On Saturday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Canio's Books will host an open mike poetry reading in response to the current economic crisis. The event entitled "Buddy, can you spare a poem?" will feature poems that address facing uncertainty, dealing with the challenges of an unstable economy. Poets as well as non-poets are encouraged to read works of the master they enjoy as well as something of their own. A food drive will also take place. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or donation check to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry. Folksinger Terry Sullivan will begin the evening with a rendition of the famous Yip Harburg song written in 1931 and popularized by Bing Crosby, and Peter, Paul & Mary among others. Call to register at 631-725-4926.

Spring Vacation Workshops For Children At The Parrish Art Museum
Beginning Monday, April 6, the Parrish Art Museum's will be hosting a roster of creative art workshops for children, scheduled for the spring school vacation week. Each day a different subject will be explored through fun and engaging classes, including "Paint a Picture to Music" on April 6, "Build a Book" on April 7," "Make a Print" on April 8," "Self-Portrait Collage" on April 9," and "Paper Arts" on April 10. Art activities are inspired by the museum's online database, East End Stories, which explores the enduring presence of artists on the East End of Long Island. Parents may drop their child or children - ages four and up - for either the morning or afternoon session each day. Morning classes take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. and afternoon classes take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children are divided into studio spaces by age, and snacks are served at each session. The cost per workshop is $25 for Parrish members and $35 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration and payment are required. To register, please call 631-283-2118, ext. 30 or register online at parrishart.org.

Also on Monday, April 6, the Parrish will have their monthly first Monday gallery tour at 1 p.m. First Mondays offer an opportunity for seniors to enjoy docent led tours of Museum exhibitions and to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere.

New Exhibit At The Crazy Monkey Gallery
The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett will be showing Mark E. Zimmerman and Bob and Ellyn Tucker's 'Retrospective' from April 3 through April 26 with an artists reception to be held Saturday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery will also be exhibiting a group show featuring Stephanie Reit, Jennifer Meihofer, Jana Hayden, Ruth Rogers-Altmann, Marcia Tucker, and Daveen Herley. The Crazy Monkey Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call the gallery at 631-267-3627 or visit them online at www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.

Judy Carmichael C.D. Release Celebration At Bay Street
Help Judy Carmichael celebrate her new C.D. "Come and Get It" with drinks (cash
bar) and complimentary hors d'oeuvres at Bay Street Theatre on April 9 at 6 p.m. The newly released C.D. features Judy's singing debut on everything from Peggy Lee inspired standards, to humorous takes on Fats Waller tunes. Judy will perform some of the tunes from the C.D. and will be available to sign C.D.'s after a short performance. There is no admission fee, but RSVP to Judy at 631-725-3603 no later than April 7.

New Exhibit At Vered Gallery
A new exhibition of Hunt Slonem's colorful paintings featuring a wide variety of flora and fauna will open at the gallery on Friday March 27. The show will be on display through April 27. In Gallery II are paintings, photographs and sculptures by Avery, Chagall, de Kooning, Ferber, Francis, Kahn, Klein, Man Ray, Smith, Stella, and many others. The Gallery's hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Six Degrees Of Separation At The Hampton Theatre Company
The Hampton Theatre Company will welcome spring with John Guare's seminal and award-winning play, "Six Degrees of Separation" at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue. Exploring many of the same themes as Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities," the play recounts the true story of a 1983 Park Avenue confidence scheme. "Six Degrees of Separation" will be presented from March 19 through April 5 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) and $10 for students under 21. Group discounts are available upon request. For further information or to reserve seats, call the Hampton Theatre Company at 631-653-8955, e-mail hamptontheatre@optonline.net or visit www.hamptontheatre.org.

Three Part Exhibit At Glenn Horowitz Bookseller In East Hampton
From April 4 through May 20, Matthew Higgs will be showing at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton. Matthew Higgs is an artist, a curator, a writer, a publisher and one of the truly vital forces shaping contemporary art. This is an exhibition in three parts, with sections entitled "Never Look Back;" "Pressed;" and "Fifteen People Present Their Favorite Book [After Kosuth]," which demonstrates the variety of his creative work. "Never Look Back" is an exhibition of new work; it consists of framed book pages and photographs of books that are framed and hung on gallery walls. They are ready made art objects unaltered but for their re-contextualization as art. Higgs works with their text, layout and design to make art that is by turns playful, wry, knowing, or reflective. The opening reception for the artist will be on Saturday, April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about the artist or this exhibition contact Glenn Horowitz Bookseller via email or phone: info@GHbookseller.com, 631-324-5511.

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