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The simple and colorful geometric abstractions of Eric Brown seem weighty with history even as their mostly sunny facades can look simple and unassuming.
Given the circumstances, it would be hard to imagine how a close friendship could have begun between Alex Kilgore and Lisa de Kooning.
Guild Hall will present “I Wasn’t Trying to Be Funny,” a one-woman show by Sue Costello, a comedian and actress, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The performance follows Ms. Costello’s life from her childhood through teenage adventures to a career in stand-up, on television, and in films.
“Oh, man, a whole long time,” is how many years Marcia Ball has brought her musical gumbo of East Texas blues, zydeco, and Gulf Coast R&B to the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
Harriet Slaughter, a poet and artist, and Mira J. Spektor, a poet and composer, will bring their talents to the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. as part of its Women Celebrating Women series.
“Summer Roses V: An Evening in Paris,” a program that will draw from the late-19th-century musical salons of the City of Lights, will be presented Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.
Paul Reiser, a multitalented actor, comedian, and writer, will bring his national comedy tour to the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Monday at 8 p.m.
“Me and Dad: Back for More,” a musical benefit party for Pianofest in the Hamptons, will take place July 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next installment of its Architectural Sessions program, “Fix This Town!” tomorrow at 6 p.m.