Arts

“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a play written by James Lecesne, who plays all nine characters, will begin a six-day run at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on Monday at 8 p.m. Leonard is an orphaned gay 14-year-old who comes to live with his aunt, a hairdresser in a small New Jersey shore town. However, he is never seen; the story...
If you think eating 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes is difficult, imagine performing all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Ian Harkins, Shannon Harris, and Rafe Terrizzi will attempt the seemingly impossible feat not once but 10 times starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.
“Bohème to Broadway,” an evening of music ranging from opera classics to Broadway and beyond, will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. Melissa Zapin, a vocalist, actress, and voiceover artist, will perform with Willy Falk, a Tony Award-nominated actor-singer, and Konstantin Soukhovetski, a conductor and pianist. Tickets...

Run, don’t walk, to the Bay Street Theater’s adaptation of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” It’s the best local production since last year’s “All My Sons” at Guild Hall, which rose to Broadway-level quality. Review by Kurt Wenzel.
If music is the food of love, a satisfying supper can be had at Guild Hall on Sunday evening at 8 when Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett, newly married Broadway veterans, will perform the greatest songs from notable married couples, among them Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Sonny and Cher, and Beyonce and Jay-Z.
As of the date of this publication, Williams Cole is at the Galway Film Festival for the world premiere of his film “Rebel Rossa,” enjoying the accomplishment of several months of filming and just as much time editing.
Stanley Casselman rose to notoriety by responding to a challenge by Jerry Saltz, the provocative New York magazine art critic, but he remains a sought-after painter through his own process and creativity. His latest work is now on view at the Mark Borghi Fine Art gallery in Bridgehampton.
In November, Legacy Records released “The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12,” featuring demos and outtakes from the recording sessions for three of Bob Dylan’s most groundbreaking albums: “Bringing It All Back Home,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” and “Blonde on Blonde.” The set was issued in both two and six-disc iterations, as well as...
Brian Rutenberg will show his recent paintings in a new show, "Scallop Pond" at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton. The show will open Saturday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 17. Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will open “Dichotomies and Transformations: Genesis-Lilith-Shekhinah,” an exhibition of Jewish-themes...
This year’s Aviva Players concert will take place at the Montauk Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature Karen Jolicoeur and Hillary Schranze, sopranos, and Mimi Stern Wolfe on piano.
Jake Lear, a blues guitarist and songwriter, will perform a free concert at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum tomorrow evening at 7:30.
Jazz on the Steps, a weekly program at the Southampton Arts Center that brings live music outside onto Job’s Lane, will feature Nestor Milanes, a pianist, and Steve Shaughnessy, a bassist, on Sunday at noon.
Tomer Gewirtzman, an award-winning Israeli pianist, will perform a classical recital at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor tonight at 8. Only 26 years old, Mr. Gewirtzman has performed in London, Paris, Moscow, Belgium, and the United States, as well as regularly in Israel.