Considering the issues it examines, the timing of this year’s African American Film Festival could not have been more fortuitous, according to Brenda Simmons, executive director of the Southampton African American Museum and organizer of the festival.
Who would have thought a stage version of a classic 19th-century novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne would also work as a commentary on our recent politics? Certainly not me, who took the opportunity to view “The Scarlet Letter” (running through Nov. 26 at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater) as a respite from election exhaustion.
From time to time, it is worth considering the world outside our own little bubble. Fairfield Porter, an artist with whom South Fork visual art enthusiasts are well acquainted, is such an example.
Residents and visitors to the South Fork may know that both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have spent time here, the latter an annual visitor to his house in Amagansett. Another member of the Beatles’ orbit, Peter Brown, who worked for their manager, the late Brian Epstein, has long summered in East Hampton.
The JDTLab at Guild Hall will stage “Door of No Return,” a one-woman show written and performed by Nehassaiu deGannes, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Kelli Wicke Davis will direct the free program, which has a new score by Janice Lowe.
Marlene Markard and Ellen Johansen will give a free concert, “American Piano Works for Four Hands,” on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.
The plein air landscapes of the South Fork by the Australian artist, Ashley Frost will be shown at the Parasol Projects Pop-Up Gallery on Rivington Street in New York City through Monday. Roman Fine Art in East Hampton will present “Get With the Program II,” an exhibition of contemporary painting, photography, and sculpture, from Saturday through...
Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation will perform traditional and contemporary dances at the Southampton Arts Center on Sunday at 2 p.m.
True crime stories continue to fascinate the American public, whether in podcasts like “Serial” and “In the Dark” or on television, where shows such as “Unsolved Mysteries” are staples. This week the focus is on Long Island, with the release of two series that take the Long Island Serial Killer case as a launching point.
Minerva Perez is not an absolute newcomer to the OLA Latino Film Festival, having been involved in its setup in 2007, but this year’s, the 13th iteration presented by the Organizacion Latino Americana, is the first she has put together as that organization’s executive director, a post she assumed in February.
One hundred years ago this year, the Woodhouse Playhouse, a grand Tudor space with a stage and formal gardens on Huntting Lane in East Hampton Village, was presented to 16-year-old Marjorie Woodhouse, who was interested in the theater, by her parents.
Dilapidated buildings on urban streets, flora overtaking abandoned gas pumps on a country lane, the evanescence of a hazy Venice sunset. At Ashawagh Hall, the eyes moved from theme to theme and from subject to subject, witness to how another set of eyes saw the world and committed it to paper and canvas.
Between 1950 and 1990, the Eastman Kodak Company installed 565 color transparencies 18 feet tall and 60 feet long in New York City’s Grand Central Station. The images, known as Coloramas, portrayed a Norman Rockwell-like, predominantly white idealization of American life, while also advertising various products and activities.