Hangin' in the Hamptons: Food takes a front seat
Eat, drink, party -- and then eat some more this weekend in the Hamptons:
For a taste of Hamptons flair (minus a massive output of cash), try the Spatini Cocktail Party, 6-9 p.m. Friday, on the roof at Gurney's in Montauk. Admission is $25 and includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, spa services and giveaways while DJ Adam Lipson plays beachy beats (290 Old Montauk Hwy., 631-668-2345).
For a literal taste of the East End, Dan's Papers hosts another edition of "Taste of Summer" this weekend. The two-part affair starts Friday night from 8 to 11 with local chefs in a grill-off against some of Manhattan's top kitchen talent at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton (156 Snake Hollow Rd.) -- the Food Network's Robert Irvine hosts ($120; includes food, and drink).
Tomorrow, Dan's Taste of Two Forks brings food and wine samplings from more than 40 East End restaurants to the park for a 7:30-10 p.m. affair hosted by Katie Lee and Geoffrey Zakarian. Tickets are $160. (danstasteofsummer.com).
Celebrity drag performer Lady Bunny is in town Saturday, hosting the Hamptons Tea Dance, 4-8 p.m., as part of this year's weekend-long ArtHamptons at Nova's Ark in Bridgehampton (60 Millstone Rd.). Expect dancing and cocktails, as well as a play area for children. Tickets start at $150 and benefit the Empire State Pride Agenda (prideagenda.org). Also part of ArtHamptons: ArtKids, a family-friendly program, 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, when kids get creative with art supplies with instruction from artist Almond Zigmund and take a guided tour of the ArtHamptons show floor (included with general $25 ArtHamptons admission, arthamptons.com).
Shecky's migrates east for the weekend with an installment of its "Girls Day Out," 1-6 p.m. Saturday, at the Southampton Historical Museum. The day involves shopping, goody bags, fashion trends and free samples. Tickets are $15, advance purchase required (212-242-2566, sheckys.com).