Hangin' in the Hamptons: 'Citizen Kane'
Dine, dance or catch a flick in an outdoor setting -- there's plenty to do in the Hamptons this weekend:
1. With a summer full of 3-D movies featuring superheroes and animated creatures playing at every megaplex, cinema fans might enjoy seeing a Hollywood classic on the big screen . . . or at least on a big haywall. The Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton (631-702-2306, silasmarder.com) continues its "Films on the Haywall" series Friday night with a free 9 p.m. showing of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane." It's one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time. Guests only need bring items like blankets, beach chairs and snacks.
2. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson has made a name for himself beyond the kitchen -- he won a season of Bravo TV's "Top Chef Masters" and has released a memoir ("Yes, Chef"). To mark the latest effort, he'll be preparing a four-course dinner for guests at The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk Saturday. There will be two seatings (6:30 and 9:30 p.m.) -- $125 includes a signed copy of Samuelsson's book. Reservations are required and payment must be made in advance (631-668-9739).
3. Reggae singer Winston Irie is one of those performers The Hamptons can't get enough of. On Sunday, he'll be throwing a live show outdoors 5-8 p.m. at The Square in Amagansett (160 Montauk Hwy.) to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Band Roothub will provide an opening set -- guests need only bring a blanket to sit on. Free admission (631-267-3251).
4. Camp Interactive is an organization that introduces technology to underprivileged kids. The Southampton Social Club is throwing a backyard day dance party fundraiser, 3-7 p.m. Saturday featuring celebrity favorite DJ, Peter Conigliaro (aka PS1). Patrons can play Ping-Pong, there will be an open bar and live music -- it's within walking distance of the village's LIRR station. Tickets start at $75 (RSVP at summercampinteractive.eventbrite.com).