Arts

Once a year the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill invites one artist to use the museum as a playground whose building, collection, and grounds are fair game for projects that use them in imaginative and innovative ways. Since the “Platform” series launched in November 2012, “We have been wondering how the series would incorporate performance, dance...
The other two shoes — er, art fairs — will drop this weekend, with Art Southampton returning to the grounds of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton and Market Art + Design pitching its tent at the Bridgehampton Museum. Both fairs will open with V.I.P. previews this evening. Market Art + Design will close on Sunday at 6 p.m., while Art South­ampton will run...
For the past decade, it’s seemed that Mary Heilmann was bent on world domination. A career survey show that started in her native California in 2007 and made stops in Houston and Columbus, Ohio, before concluding at Manhattan’s New Museum in 2009, ignited a critical and popular response that led to several solo shows in New York, Holland, and all...
In October 2005, Stephen Beachy, writing in New York magazine, asked, “Who is the real JT Leroy?” and proposed an answer. A few months later, The New York Times called the Leroy enigma “one of the most bizarre literary mysteries in recent memory” and Vanity Fair dubbed it the “literary parlor game of ‘Who Is JT Leroy?’ ”
Sandra Bernhard, always provocative and topical, is bringing her latest mix of comedy, rock ’n’ roll, cabaret, and a little burlesque to Guild Hall on Friday, July 8.
The Southampton Arts Center will kick off its summer music programs with three free outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People on Tour program will return to the center on Saturday afternoon at 4 with a free performance on the outdoor stage by Thunderswamp, a party jazz collective whose music celebrates...
The Montauk Library will present “Folk Music of Long Island’s Maritime Past,” a free concert by Astrograss, on Wednesday evening at 7:30. Originally collected by Stan Ransom, a folklorist, in the 1960s, the seafaring songs have been newly arranged by Jordan Shapiro, a guitarist and vocalist.
A pipe organ that had been silent for three decades is now making music again at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, thanks to the initiative of the church’s pastor, the Rev. Donald Hanson; the generosity of two of its parishioners, and the skills of a number of organ technicians and craftsmen.

You’ve heard of the classical “three Bs” — Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Well, there are more than three notable composers whose last names begin with the second letter of the alphabet, and you can include Victoria Bond in that extended list. Ms. Bond, a well-known conductor and music commentator, is also a composer of considerable ingenuity.