Arts

Paula Poundstone, whose many honors include a place on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (“They ran out of people to give it to,” she explained), will bring her act to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor next Thursday at 8 p.m.
The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars Piano Series will open its fall 2016 season with a concert by Jacopo Giacopuzzi on Saturday at 7 p.m. Born in Italy, he is now living in Los Angeles, where he is working toward a master’s degree in piano performance at the U.S.C. Thornton School of Music.
The Southampton Arts Center will host Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour, a festival of nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, adventure, and political issues, with programs tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 and 7:30. The themes are “Spirit of Adventure,” “Insights on the Refugee Experience,” and “The Human Indomitable Spirit.”
Marcia Previti has immersed herself in intricately detailed spaces filled with harmonious sounds, striking objects, and serene scenery, much of it her own creation — fitting for a former architect who has taken up mixed-media sculpture, singing, and gardening in her retirement.
It’s rather odd to think of a show of Minimalism in a place like Guild Hall, which has historically dedicated itself to more homegrown art. Minimalism seems anything but, which is why “Aspects of Minimalism” is exciting and almost a bit naughty, as if the museum were cheating on its partner.
The Robert Giard Foundation, which supports artists exploring gender issues and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience, will host a benefit on Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation in Sagaponack.
With the release on Tuesday of “Pedro ’n’ Pip,” a rock ’n’ roll odyssey about a girl and an octopus who partner to clean up the oceans, Taylor Barton, a singer and songwriter who has released multiple albums, offers a 25-year-old creation in an innovative new form that marries text, images, and sound.
“Dear Elizabeth: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell,” a play in letters by Sarah Ruhl, will be performed at Guild Hall by Kathleen Chalfant and Harris Yulin on Saturday at 8 p.m. The friendship between Bishop and Lowell, two of the 20th century’s most notable poets, spanned 30 years and yielded more than 400 letters, from which Ms....
Bastienne Schmidt, a mixed-media artist from Bridgehampton, will talk about and sign copies of her new book, “Typology of Women,” on Saturday at 5 p.m. at BookHampton in East Hampton. “The Second Annual Handmade Furniture Show” will open at Ashawagh Hall in Springs today and continue through Tuesday. A reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p...