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The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions for Bernard Slade’s mystery “An Act of the Imagination” on Sunday and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall. There are roles for three men and four women.
The comedian Joseph Vecsey is back, and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has him — as host for new All Star Comedy Shows to be presented tomorrow and Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
Guild Hall has announced the five recipients of its spring Artist-in-Residence program, which will run from March 11 through May 7. Artists in the fields of literary, performing, and visual arts, and in curatorial/critical studies, were selected from 131 online applicants by members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.
“I like the idea of asking the viewer to think, but only for the process of thinking, rather than a specific idea,” he said. “I want my paintings to elicit that.”
“Most people are not familiar with the Latin side of Charlie Parker,” Claes Brondal said last week. The musician, who organizes the weekly Jam Session at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, will be on drums on Jan. 14 for the fourth concert in a series that brings world-class musicians to the Southampton Arts Center.
The Hamptons International Film Festival never sleeps. Just when you might think it is on a hiatus, along comes its annual Winter Classic screening.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its popular winter program “Fireside Sessions With Nancy Atlas and Special Guests,” starting Saturday at 8 p.m. and continuing weekly through Jan. 28. The first concert will feature Clark Gayton, who played trombone on Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball tour and has accompanied such other artists as...
“Farms, Water, and East End Scenes,” a show of work by Aubrey Grainger, a plein-air painter from Sagaponack, is on view at the Quogue Library’s art gallery through Jan. 29. The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next iteration of “The Artists View,” an ongoing program of intimate gallery talks by artists from the exhibition “Artists...
Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco,” the next presentation of The Met: Live in HD, will be telecast at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. Placido Domingo performs the title role; his longtime collaborator James Levine conducts the Met orchestra.
“4000 Miles,” a comic drama by Amy Herzog that won an Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, will open at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue on Jan. 12 and run through Jan. 29.
Now in its 12th year, the Tripoli Gallery “Thanksgiving Collective” has become a holiday season institution on the South Fork.
Amid a flurry of holiday film releases and the inevitable handicapping of the races for Oscars and Golden Globes, “American Masters,” the award-winning PBS biography series, will launch its 31st season on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS with the nationwide premiere of “By Sidney Lumet.”
The Drawing Room in East Hampton is open through March by appointment only. The gallery’s directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, have installed paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and drawings that can be explored in depth during the winter season by clients, architects, designers, and other interested viewers.