Arts

In the next installment of a concert series that has brought many world-class musicians to the South Fork, the audience will embark on a “Brazilian Voyage” when Nilson Matta, a Grammy-nominated bassist and composer, leads a trio by the same name at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Southampton Arts Center.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will offer refuge from the bleakness of early spring this weekend with two nights of rock ’n’ roll, a new All Star Comedy Show, and a film from the vaults of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
A cooperative pop-up gallery at the Malia Mills swimsuit boutique on Main Street in East Hampton has energized the space, previously empty in the off-season, with art exhibitions and readings. Drama will be added to the mix on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when Chloe Dirksen and J. Stephen Brantley perform a staged reading of “May 39th,” a 40-minute play...
Bastienne Schmidt, the artist who organized the exhibition “A Sense of Place” at the Southampton Arts Center, will be joined by other artists from the show for a free talk and gallery tour on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guild Hall has set Sunday at 5 p.m. as the deadline for registration for this year’s Artists Members Exhibition. Walk-in registrations will...
“Confessions of a Subculturalist,” a spoken-word performance piece by the artist Michael Holman, will bring to life his personal experiences in New York City’s 1980s art and hip-hop scenes, at the Southampton Arts Center tomorrow at 7 p.m.
In Process @ the Watermill Center, a periodic invitation to the community to engage with its resident artists, will present a performance by Physical Plastic, a Los Angeles-based theater project of Kestrel Leah and Yiannis Christofides, on Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m.
“Community for the Retreat: A Night at Stephen Talkhouse” will bring G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton to the Amagansett club for an evening of rock ’n’ roll next Thursday at 7 p.m. D.J. Jack Luber will follow the live performance.
The Met Live in HD will present “Idomeneo,” Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Set in Crete after the Trojan War, the opera is at heart a romance between Ilia, princess of the recently defeated Troy, who is a captive in Crete, and Prince Idamante, her captor.
The final program in the Madoo Conservancy’s lecture series “Madoo Talks: House and Garden” features Margie Ruddick, an award-winning landscape architect. Ms. Ruddick will offer a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach to landscape design that challenges the belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape...
The Red Door Chamber Players will perform “Sailing the Mediterranean Sea,” a concert of music by Italian, French, Greek, Turkish, and Albanian composers, on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Sag Harbor’s Masonic Temple at 200 Main Street. The doors will open at 7 for wine and refreshments.
The long winter will finally be over on Tuesday, recent weather conditions notwithstanding. Regardless of the outdoor temperature on Tuesday night, those seeking a respite from winter’s bleakness and the attendant cabin fever are advised to visit Pierre’s in Bridgehampton.

Looking for a cure for the winter blues? Need a break from gray afternoons, bitter temperatures, cataclysmic nor’easters? From now until March 19, you can try Guild Hall’s production of “A Steady Rain,” a play about two police officers who morally collapse after inadvertently allowing a teenage boy to fall into the hands of a human cannibal.
In a delightful trend, the South Fork’s wintertime shop vacancies have given way to vibrant art spaces run by dealers previously found only on the web. That this may continue into the spring and encourage more of the same next year is a hopeful sign as we stare down another summer of impossibly high rents, dinner checks, and farmstand tomato...