Hangin' in the Hamptons: Food takes a front seat

The shopping event Shecky's Girls Day Out at

The shopping event Shecky's Girls Day Out at the Hamptons takes place July 9, 2011 at Southampton Historical Museum. Photo from previous year provided by Shecky's for Topper for Mary Beth Foley. (Credit: None)

Eat, drink, party -- and then eat some more this weekend in the Hamptons:

SPATINI TIME

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).

DELICIOUSNESS

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).

ARTSY FUN

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).

LADIES ONLY

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).

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