arts

The fourth annual summer benefit for Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southampton home of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough.
Ian Spencer Bell, a dancer, choreographer, and poet, will perform a short program of new works, including “Holler,” which premiered in March at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ille Arts in Amagansett.
Bob Alper, an ordained rabbi who left the pulpit almost 30 years ago and has been performing as a stand-up comedian ever since, will perform at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor today at 8 p.m.
The Mark Borghi Gallery is planning a weekend of art events around the showing of selected works by Bernie Taupin, famously known for his long songwriting collaboration with Elton John.
The Eastville Community Historical Society has a unique and rich story to tell about its background and earliest residents, one it can and will tell visually in the coming days.
In March, HBO released “It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise,” a documentary in which Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, reflected on his life as an artist and his connection to the immensely popular series, which was written by Kay Thompson, a singer, actress, and writer.

In 1994, former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and incumbent Bill Clinton all convened at Yorba Linda, Calif., for the funeral of Richard Nixon. It was an unprecedented assemblage of American power. But what did they talk about?
In 1968, ABC News broadcast an exchange between two very smart men sitting across from each other in upholstered swivel armchairs and proclaiming their diametrically opposed takes on the issues of the day.
For anyone already suffering from Hamptons summer affective disorder, the Drawing Room in East Hampton has the prescription. The gallery has filled its front room with large format photographs by Adam Bartos in a show called “Louse Point.”