What: Scope Hamptons Opening Reception
Where: East Hampton Studios, 77 Industrial Road, Wainscott
Why: Cool art, cool crowd, cool desserts and champagne
What: Second Annual Help For Orphans Benefit
Where: Nova's Ark Project, 30-60 Millstone Road, Water Mill
Why: Aside from helping orphans, you'll get to check out Nova's Ark, which is chock full of zany, giant-scale sculptures, a cylindrical house with a face, and roaming livestock, plus you might wind up on RHONY, season 2.
What: Free Style Friday
Where: Ludlam Park, Riverside
Why: Because it's something different, it's outdoors, and some of the contestants might actually have some talent.
What: Cocktail Reception to benefit Hoops for Hope
Where: Walk Tall Gallery, 62 Park Place, East Hampton
Why: Because Hoops for Hope, which builds basketball courts and provides coaching and equipment for childen in Southern Africa, is an incredible organization, and the paintings, by Frank Bowling RA, Carol Ann Carter, Allie McGhee, Nanette Carter and Gregory Coates, should provide excellent conversation fodder.
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