Recent Stories: Arts

Star staff
May 21, 2015
Our Fabulous Variety Show, a troupe of actors devoted to refining their craft while raising funds and awareness for both local and national nonprofits, will hold open auditions for a future production.

Our Fabulous Variety Show, a troupe of actors devoted to refining their craft while raising funds and awareness for both local and national nonprofits, will hold open auditions for a future production from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 31 at Hamptons Dance Authority in South­ampton.

Christopher Walsh
May 21, 2015
With the unofficial start of summer upon us, music is about to fill the air, indoors and out, in the golden sunlight and late into the starry night.

With the unofficial start of summer upon us, music is about to fill the air, indoors and out, in the golden sunlight and late into the starry night.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will conclude its spring series with a recital by Orion Weiss on Saturday.

The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will conclude its spring series with a recital by Orion Weiss on Saturday at 7 p.m. His program will include works by Beethoven and American composers in celebration of Memorial Day.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will conclude its spring series with a recital by Orion Weiss on Saturday at 7 p.m. His program will include works by Beethoven and American composers in celebration of Memorial Day.

The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will conclude its spring series with a recital by Orion Weiss on Saturday at 7 p.m. His program will include works by Beethoven and American composers in celebration of Memorial Day.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
The next iteration of Saturdays @ WMC, the Watermill Center’s free programs of activities for families, will take place Saturday.

The next iteration of Saturdays @ WMC, the Watermill Center’s free programs of activities for families, will take place Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. and feature a tour of the building, grounds, and collection, and a workshop conducted by Shane Weeks and the Shinnecock Nation.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
Sounds of Summer will return to the covered terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this summer, kicking off tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the HooDoo Loungers, the nine-piece New Orleans party band whose repertoire incorporates traditional New Orleans jazz, brass band standards, classic R&B, and funk.

Sounds of Summer will return to the covered terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this summer, kicking off tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the HooDoo Loungers, the nine-piece New Orleans party band whose repertoire incorporates traditional New Orleans jazz, brass band standards, classic R&B, and funk.

Jennifer Landes
May 21, 2015
Remember 1975? Those alive that year would have witnessed the fall of Saigon, two assassination attempts on President Gerald R. Ford, the conviction and sentencing of three key Nixon administration officials due to Watergate, and the premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

Remember 1975? Those alive that year would have witnessed the fall of Saigon, two assassination attempts on President Gerald R. Ford, the conviction and sentencing of three key Nixon administration officials due to Watergate, and the premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

Mark Segal
May 21, 2015
The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season with a flood of art openings. Don't miss “A Whale of a Show,” at The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum with artwork selected by Dan Rizzie and Peter Marcelle.

“Twisted Metal” at Tripoli East

The Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton will open “Twisted Metal III,” a solo exhibition of new works by Yung Jake, a Los Angeles artist, with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through June 21.

Mark Segal
May 21, 2015
It’s time to get out the calendars and save the dates for the South Fork’s annual round of summer benefits. Beginning with Planned Parenthood on Sunday and finishing up with the Box Art Auction for East End Hospice at a yet to be determined date in September, the season is full of opportunities to socialize and help out good causes.

It’s time to get out the calendars and save the dates for the South Fork’s annual round of summer benefits. Beginning with Planned Parenthood on Sunday and finishing up with the Box Art Auction for East End Hospice at a yet to be determined date in September, the season is full of opportunities to socialize and help out good causes.

Mark Segal
May 20, 2015
Guild Hall will present “The Thirteen Clocks,” a theatrical piece inspired by James Thurber’s novel and adapted by Strangemen & Co., on Saturday at 7 p.m. The free performance will conclude the group’s weeklong residency at the John Drew Theater. A reception with the performers will follow in the Minikes Garden.

Guild Hall will present “The Thirteen Clocks,” a theatrical piece inspired by James Thurber’s novel and adapted by Strangemen & Co., on Saturday at 7 p.m. The free performance will conclude the group’s weeklong residency at the John Drew Theater. A reception with the performers will follow in the Minikes Garden.

Mark Segal
May 20, 2015
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is breaking out the big guns during the coming week with Paula Poundstone, the Emmy Award-winning comedian, bringing her stand-up act to the theater on Saturday evening at 8, and the world premiere of “The New Sincerity,” a comedy written by Alena Smith and directed by Bob Balaban, opening on Tuesday and running through June 14.

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is breaking out the big guns during the coming week with Paula Poundstone, the Emmy Award-winning comedian, bringing her stand-up act to the theater on Saturday evening at 8, and the world premiere of “The New Sincerity,” a comedy written by Alena Smith and directed by Bob Balaban, opening on Tuesday and running through June 14.

Star staff
May 20, 2015
“Magical Jews: The Life and Times of Great Jewish Magicians,” a free talk by Allan Zola Kronzek about the enormous contribution of Jews to magic from the 1840s through the 1930s, will take place next Thursday at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor.

“Magical Jews: The Life and Times of Great Jewish Magicians,” a free talk by Allan Zola Kronzek about the enormous contribution of Jews to magic from the 1840s through the 1930s, will take place next Thursday at 8 p.m. at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor.

Jennifer Landes
May 15, 2015
Robert Harms makes paintings you want to inhale, lie beside, wallow in. In a little cottage on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton, he bides the time, season by season, absorbing his surroundings through eyes that transmute the air and landscape into a distillation of time and place.

Robert Harms makes paintings you want to inhale, lie beside, wallow in. In a little cottage on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton, he bides the time, season by season, absorbing his surroundings through eyes that transmute the air and landscape into a distillation of time and place.

Christopher Walsh
May 14, 2015
The sixth annual Montauk Music Festival, featuring artists old and new, homegrown and hailing from as far as Texas, begins tonight with an opening party at Gurney’s Inn. From tonight until the festival’s conclusion on Sunday, Montauk will rock to more than 300 performances by some 80 acts at over 30 venues.

The sixth annual Montauk Music Festival, featuring artists old and new, homegrown and hailing from as far as Texas, begins tonight with an opening party at Gurney’s Inn. From tonight until the festival’s conclusion on Sunday, Montauk will rock to more than 300 performances by some 80 acts at over 30 venues.

Mark Segal
May 14, 2015
“Hay Fever,” Noel Coward’s comedy of bad English manners, will conclude the 30th anniversary season of the Hampton Theatre Company with a run from next Thursday through June 7 at the Quogue Community Hall.

“Hay Fever,” Noel Coward’s comedy of bad English manners, will conclude the 30th anniversary season of the Hampton Theatre Company with a run from next Thursday through June 7 at the Quogue Community Hall.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will present a concert by Fei-Fei Dong, a Chinese pianist who won the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center will present a concert by Fei-Fei Dong, a Chinese pianist who won the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Jennifer Landes
May 14, 2015
Robert Harms makes paintings you want to inhale, lie beside, wallow in. In a little cottage on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton, he bides the time, season by season, absorbing his surroundings through eyes that transmute the air and landscape into a distillation of time and place.

Robert Harms makes paintings you want to inhale, lie beside, wallow in. In a little cottage on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton, he bides the time, season by season, absorbing his surroundings through eyes that transmute the air and landscape into a distillation of time and place.

Mark Segal
May 14, 2015
The 2015 art season gets into full swing with some excellent shows opening in May. Don't miss Dan Rizzie at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton and join the crowd at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton for the “Big Show.”

The “Big Show” Returns

The Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton will open for the 2015 season on Saturday with the ninth annual iteration of its “Big Show.” A reception with live music by the Peter Watrous Trio will take place Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., and the show will run through June 20.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
A screening of the National Theatre Live presentation of Arthur Miller’s play “A View From the Bridge” will take place at Guild Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m.

A screening of the National Theatre Live presentation of Arthur Miller’s play “A View From the Bridge” will take place at Guild Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Jennifer Landes
May 7, 2015
Over the years, the painterly products of Chuck Close’s photographs have transcended the art world to become part of popular culture, while the source material has been mostly held back from consideration.

Over the years, the painterly products of Chuck Close’s photographs have transcended the art world to become part of popular culture, while the source material has been mostly held back from consideration.

Star staff
May 5, 2015
A spring concert to reintroduce Music for Montauk under the new artistic directorship of Lilah Gosman and Milos Repicky will be held at the Montauk School auditorium on Saturday at 4 p.m.

A spring concert to reintroduce Music for Montauk under the new artistic directorship of Lilah Gosman and Milos Repicky will be held at the Montauk School auditorium on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Mark Segal
May 5, 2015
After a monthlong shakedown cruise, the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton will launch officially on Saturday with a 6 to 8 p.m. group exhibition featuring work by Eric Ernst, Jim Gingerich, and Sally Breen, with music by Mama Lee.

After a monthlong shakedown cruise, the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton will launch officially on Saturday with a 6 to 8 p.m. group exhibition featuring work by Eric Ernst, Jim Gingerich, and Sally Breen, with music by Mama Lee. The show will run through May.

Star staff
May 5, 2015
Guild Hall will present National Theatre Live’s recorded performance of “The Hard Problem” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is the latest by Tom Stoppard, the author of acclaimed plays and screenplays such as “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ”and “Shakespeare in Love.”

Guild Hall will present National Theatre Live’s recorded performance of  “The Hard Problem” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is the latest by Tom Stoppard, the author of acclaimed plays and screenplays such as “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ”and “Shakespeare in Love.”

Star staff
May 5, 2015
The Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will conclude tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a concert by Yoonie Han, a South Korean pianist. Winner of numerous awards and prizes, she has performed with orchestras in Berlin, Buffalo, Helsinki, Houston, and Banff, among others.

The Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will conclude tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a concert by Yoonie Han, a South Korean pianist. Winner of numerous awards and prizes, she has performed with orchestras in Berlin, Buffalo, Helsinki, Houston, and Banff, among others.