To Do Friday: Eastern Literature

David Sedaris (Getty Images)

It’s somewhat rare for borderline-reclusive essayist David Sedaris to decamp from his French chateau to read in public, and for tonight’s appearance on his current tour, he’s chosen a location where the crowds won’t overwhelm. He’ll be in low-season Westhampton to share his work, likely including excerpts from his last book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, and his next one, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (it comes out in the spring). We’re not going to make it out—once weekend socializing has migrated back to Manhattan, Out East is just a windswept beach with metaphorical tumbleweeds and literal driftwood littering it—but we’ll be sure to ask our groundskeeper how it goes!

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street (Westhampton Beach, N.Y.), 8pm, box office can be reached at (631) 288-1500.