The weekend we all dread is here. You’ve got one big last hurrah before Tumbleweed Tuesday arrives, so here’s where to make the most of it.
You can BYOD (bring your own dog) to Yappy Hour or leave with a new four-legged family member. The Southampton Historical Museum and North Shore Animal League America benefit on Thursday, September 1st at the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion (17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2494, www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org) is “a mix of dog lovers, history, fun, and mingling” that will include a special appearance from Beth Stern, North Shore Animal League America’s National Spokesperson, Foster Mom and Volunteer. Attendees will enjoy a “paw” reader, caricaturist, Chinese auction, and the chance to make a few new friends, including adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for dogs, and free for children.
The Surf Lodge’s (183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, 631-483-5037, thesurflodge.com) Summer Concert Series will wrap up with No Maddz on Thursday, The Sturdy Souls and Beach Slang on Friday, Gary Clark Jr. on Saturday, Talib Kweli and Cole Ramstad on Sunday, and Yami Bolo & The One Vibration Band, hosted by Mole and presented by Large Up, on Monday. Additionally, Ben Watts will host an Aussie BBQ Closing Summer Party on Monday.
City of the Sun is headlining the Ilegal Mezcal Music Series at Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, 631-668-2112, thembh.com) on Thursday at 7 p.m. Then, the Labor Day celebrations kick-off on Friday with Steve Smith of Dirty Vegas who will be featured in a live, intimate acoustic performance that begins at 5 p.m. The concert will showcase new material from his upcoming solo debut album. Smith will return on Saturday for Good Bye, Summer. From 1 to 7 p.m., stop by for sets and percussion from Smith, as well as music from Nelleke. On Sunday, MBH will host From North to South: Time to Fly from 1 to 7 p.m. The afternoon will include DJ sets from resident DJ Spiky Phil and Austin Pollis.
On Thursday, you can catch sets from Brandon Niederauer Band (at 6:30 p.m.), Nancy Atlas at (8 p.m.) and Hot Lava (at 10 p.m.) at Stephen Talkhouse (161 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com). Friday features Insane Asylum at 6 p.m. and Hot Date Band at 10 p.m. Saturday showcases The English Beat at 7 p.m., Roctopus at 9 p.m. and Hello Brooklyn at 11 p.m. On Sunday, it’s The Taj Mahal Trio at 7 p.m., Lez Zeppelin at 9 p.m. and Rubix Kube at 10:30 p.m. Celebrate Loudon Wainwright III’s 70th birthday on Monday during a Birthday Party that will include special guest appearances from Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, Chaim Tannenbaum, and Peter Fallon. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday brings Karaoke with Helen “The Diva” McGuire at 10 p.m.
Enjoy reggae with Winston Irie at Solé East Resort (90 Second House Road, Montauk, 631-668-2105, www.soleeast.com) on Thursday from 8 to 11 p.m. Lawrence Cooley will perform on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Solé East will present an Outside Break Concert Series featuring Vacationer and Small Black on Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP to [email protected] for free entry.
Wolffer Wine Stand (3312 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, www.wolffer.com) will present rock, country and acoustic music from Inda Eaton on Friday and rock from Clinton Curtis on Saturday. Both concerts begin at 5 p.m.
Swallow East (474 West Lake Drive, Montauk, 631-668-8344, www.swalloweastrestaurant.com) will have music from Hello Brooklyn on Friday at 9 p.m. and reggae with Royal Khaoz on Sunday at 8 p.m.
A.M. Southampton (125 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton, [email protected]) owners Richie Hosein and Zach Erdem are hosting a Hamptons Labor Day Party on Friday with sounds by celebrity DJ Spade, Alex Persaud and Cassidy Reiff. Dutch DJ duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano are spinning on Saturday during the Hamptonzoo Party and Young M.A. will perform her hit “OOOUU” during Hefanieee Sunday at A.M. Southampton.
On Saturday, Brian Kelly (of The Points Guy) and Housing Works, a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, invite you to “Labor of Love: The Hamptons” to toast to the end of summer and the progress towards the end of AIDS in New York. The evening will include a performance from Dita Von Teese and music by DJ Lina. Guests who bring gently used designer clothing, accessories, or decor will be entered in a raffle to win two business class tickets on one of The Points Guy’s favorite airlines. “Labor of Love” will take place at a private residence in East Hampton from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $150. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.eventbrite.com.
Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-0967, southamptonartscenter.org) is hosting a complimentary concert with The HooDoo Loungers on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The dynamic nine-piece group, who has been dubbed the East Coast’s New Orleans Party band, will bring a bit of Bourbon Street to Jobs Lane.
Havana Nights returns to Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa (290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631-668-1804, www.gurneysmontauk.com) on Sunday at 9 p.m. The evening will feature live Latin-inspired music, dancers who will entertain the crowd with Cuban-style salsa and craft cocktails at the Regent Fire Pit.