"The Playground" Your Guide To What To Do This Weekend!

by guestofaguest · August 19, 2011

It's time to figure out where the parties are this weekend. Make sure to check out our Calendar Page and follow us on Twitter as well!

Friday, August 19

17th Annual Montauk Art Show on the Green When:Fri, August 19,10:00 am - 6:00 pm Where:Village Green in downtown Montauk, 742 Hwy. Montauk Hwy, Montauk Why: The show hosts 84 artists from 16 states and overseas selling their original artwork creations in such mediums as sculpting, painting, photography, jewelry, digital art, fiber and mixed-media. Admission and parking are FREE. [Details]

The Hamptons International Film Festival And Guild Hall SummerDOC Screening Of L'AMOUR FOU When:Fri, August 19,7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Where:Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton Why:Alec Baldwin will host with special guests: Simon Doonan, Barneys New York Creative Ambassador-at-Large, author and fashion icon and and cultural critic Cintra Wilson.[Details]

PRET-A-SURF VIP Cocktail Party When:Fri, August 19,8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where:Banzai Burger, 2095 Montauk Highway, Amagansett Why:Join Jillian Demling & Karen Mulligan of PRET-A-SURF for Sushi, Burgers, & Cocktails from ABSOLUT Music By DJ PJ Monte, Special Performance from THE KIN [Details]

The Pet Charity Project When:Fri, August 19,6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where:London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton Why: Enjoy some shopping, delectable cocktails and an amazing silent auction & raffle prizes. Attendees will even have an opportunity to adopt a pet, or if you already have one, to get their portrait done! [Details]

Saturday, August 20

LIVE WEAR LOVE GIVE When:Sat, August 20,10:00 am - 6:00 pm Where:Jarlath Mellett, 255 Main St., Amagansett Why:Interior designer Jarlath Mellett and Shannon Hoey, owner of New York Vintage, have partnered to curate this exclusive shopping event in Amagansett. Proceeds go to UNDP/Red Cross for Somalia. [Details]

On Our Toes in the Hamptons Benefit When:Sat, August 20,4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where:Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton Why:Evidence A Dance Company's 8th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons Benefit Honoring Jon Snow and Lola C. West & Featuring Evidence, A Dance Company. [Details]

Apollo in the Hamptons When:Sat, August 20,6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where:Ron Perelman Estate, East Hampton Why:The second annual Apollo in the Hamptons bash will be held at Ron Perelman's sprawling East Hampton estate on Aug. 20 and co-hosted by Jon Bon Jovi. Headlined by Alicia Keys and soul legends Ben E. King and Bettye LaVette. [Details]

ELLE 25 Summer Cocktails in the Hamptons When:Sat, August 20,6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where:Private Residence, 478 Wainscott Harbor Road, Sagaponack Why:A celebration of the fall season's 25 hottest sensations in popular culture [Details]

Banksy at Keszler Gallery When:Sat, August 20,6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where:Keszler Gallery, 200 North Sea Road, Southhampton Why:Unique street works and prints acquired from their original locations in Bethlehem, Brighton, London & Los Angeles [Details]

Brooklyn meets Montauk shopping event When:Sat, August 20,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where:Cynthia Rowley Montauk, 696 Montauk Highway, Montauk Why: Enjoy cocktails this Saturday while perusing Smith and Butler's chic merchandise. [Details]

Summer Beach Bonfire When:Sat, August 20,7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Where:Private Estate, Amagansett Why:Hosted by Ben Leventhal and Casa Dragones, A limited edition sipping tequila. Specialty s'mores by chef Tim Bando of The Meeting House and Tremont restaurants will be served. [Details]

alice + olivia Premiere of Kelly Killoren Bensimon Jewelry Collection When: Sat, August 20,4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Where: alice + olivia, 58 Jobs Lane, Southampton (map) Why: alice + olivia will be hosting an event to preview the Kelly Bensimon jewelry collection at our Southampton shop this Saturday the 20th. Both Kelly and our founder/designer, Stacey Bendet will be at the event with cupcakes, cocktails and snow cones! [Details]

3rd Annual Evening of Smiles Event When:Sat, August 20,7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where:Axe Lounge, 1181 North Sea Road, Southampton Why:The Third Annual Evening of Smiles Event is a cocktail event and specialty live auction that will raise funds and awareness for the children of Operation Smile. Music by Ryan Skolnick. [Details]

American Cancer Society Festive In Flip Flops When:Sat, August 20,6:30 pm - 11:30 pm Where:Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Dr., Bridgehampton Why:Proceeds from the event will help the American Cancer Society initiatives and services for Long Island including the North and South Fork. [Details]

What’s On The Table?: An Event to Combat Hunger When:Sat, August 20,6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Where:Private Residence Why:A fundraiser for the United Way with hosts Vanity Fair, Tom Colicchio, Lori Silverbush and Julianne Moore. [Details]

Sunday, August 21

“Summer Sunday Classics” series presents Big Night When:Sun, August 21,7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where:Solé East Why: The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East will host a casual, pre-screening barbecue and cocktail hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. where food and drink may be purchased. [Details]

Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum Launch When:Sun, August 21,6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where:Navy Beach Why:An evening of Rum & Reggae. Island Sounds by Winston Irie and special appearance by DJ Max Glazer [Details]

The 2nd Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch When:Sun, August 21,11:00 am - 4:00 pm Where:Dockers Waterside Restaurant & Marina, 94 Dune Road, Quogue Why:The 2nd Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch will bring together more than one hundred luminaries in the philanthropic, business and entertainment communities to celebrate leaders, achievers and pioneers of diversity. The event will be hosted by broadcaster and journalist Lola Ogunnaike. [Details]