Arts

The day before the holiday weekend began, the Eric Firestone Gallery looked like the last moments of a child’s birthday party. Still-unwrapped presents — paintings and sculptures just out of their crates — sat about, waiting to be hung upon the walls or set on the floor.
Lovers of classical music have a lot to choose from this season, starting on June 7 with a kick-off chamber music workshop concert at the Perlman Music Program’s Clark Arts Center on Shelter Island.
Sounds of Summer will return to the covered terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this summer, kicking off tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the HooDoo Loungers, the nine-piece New Orleans party band whose repertoire incorporates traditional New Orleans jazz, brass band standards, classic R&B, and funk.
If the name Geoffrey Drummond is not familiar, it should be. For years, the East Hampton-based producer and director has provided armchair epicureans the vicarious thrill of watching others perform miraculous feats in the kitchen.
The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season with a flood of art openings. Don't miss “A Whale of a Show,” at The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum with artwork selected by Dan Rizzie and Peter Marcelle.
With the unofficial start of summer upon us, music is about to fill the air, indoors and out, in the golden sunlight and late into the starry night.
The next iteration of Saturdays @ WMC, the Watermill Center’s free programs of activities for families, will take place Saturday.
The East Hampton Historical Society has arranged a tour of Box Hill, the historic private Stanford White compound in St. James, on May 30.
The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will conclude its spring series with a recital by Orion Weiss on Saturday.