Arts

Volume, mass, negative space. These are the words that pop into your head at the Parrish Art Museum exhibition “Brian Gaman: Vanishing Point.” Whether sculptural objects or pigment prints, the works on view play with our perception.
Our Fabulous Variety Show, a Southampton performing arts and educational organization, will bring to the stage “TAP: An Evening of Rhythm!” at the Southampton Cultural Center tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. and at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater on Friday, April 29, also at 7.
The Watermill Center will be the site of an open rehearsal by Accion Residente, an experimental Chilean performance company, on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5. The group will perform “Replica (Aftershock),” which features encounters between four random people who transform their relationships through violent body language.
The Montauk Library will host “Jazz Times Three,” a free concert by Gil Gutierrez on guitar, Bob Stern on violin, and Peter Martin Weiss on bass on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Shelter Island Friends of Music will present “Gershwin and the French Muse,” a free concert by Thomas Pandolfi, a prizewinning pianist, on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. The concert will include music by Gershwin, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Déodat de Séverac.
Museum permanent collection shows can be confusing. Some are installed, well, permanently, and others are of the more ephemeral variety. The Museum of Modern Art’s “Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954,” for example, has been up for a few months but will be a memory come May 1.
For the first time in its 16-year history, the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab included a master class that was open to the public, and the public turned out in force, filling the theater in the Ross School’s Senior Thesis Building on Saturday afternoon for an hour with Alexander Dinelaris, one of the Oscar-winning writers...
The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present a modern take on the classical on Saturday at 8 p.m. with a performance of “Don Pasquale,” Doni­zetti’s classic comic opera.
The Met: Live in HD will present Gaetano Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall. First performed in Naples in 1837, the opera is based on a historical incident, the execution for treason of Robert Devereux, the favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival’s Spring Docs Day will celebrate cats, dogs, and songbirds with three films and a daylong silent auction on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold a book club-style discussion tomorrow at 6 p.m. on “25 Women: Essays on Their Art,” a new book by Dave Hickey, an art critic as provocative as he is influential.
The Art of Song’s Parlor Jazz Series will feature “The Great City,” a performance by Hilary Gardner, a singer and writer from Brooklyn, on Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Bridgehampton Museum’s Archive Building.
The East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Lecture Series will launch its 2016 season on Saturday at 5 p.m. with “Colonial Commerce,” a discussion featuring Frank Sorrentino, a researcher, and Steve Russell Boerner, an archivist, both of whom draw upon the library’s Long Island Collection.