Recent Stories: Arts

Mark Segal
April 23, 2015
Art for Aid is the brainchild of Wendy Wachtel, who opened Walk Tall Gallery in East Hampton in 2007 while at the same time working in international high-end real estate.

Art for Aid, a new project dedicated to creating art events that benefit charitable organizations and endeavors, will be launched on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ross School with a one-time show of work by contemporary artists. The evening will benefit five local food pantries and the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund.

Star staff
April 23, 2015
The Parrish Art Museum’s Salon Series will continue tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a concert by Kimball Gallagher, an American pianist whose repertoire ranges from Baroque to modern.

The Parrish Art Museum’s Salon Series will continue tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a concert by Kimball Gallagher, an American pianist whose repertoire ranges from Baroque to modern.

Mark Segal
April 23, 2015
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present its second New Works Festival with free readings of plays in development, beginning tomorrow at 7 p.m. with “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler.

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present its second New Works Festival with free readings of plays in development, beginning tomorrow at 7 p.m. with “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler. “The Green Heart” by Charles Busch and Rusty Magee will be presented on Saturday at 3 p.m., and Julia Brownell’s “Plane Play” will happen Sunday afternoon at 2.

April 23, 2015
Temple Adas Israel and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “Tango, A Story With Jews,” a documentary about the events that brought Jews to Buenos Aires in the 19th century.

Temple Adas Israel and Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “Tango, A Story With Jews,” a documentary about the events that brought Jews to Buenos Aires in the 19th century, on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the theater. Argentine refreshments and a cash bar will be available starting at 6.

Star staff
April 23, 2015
The Met: Live in HD will present Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” one of opera’s most enduring double bills, on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Guild Hall.

The Met: Live in HD will present Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” one of opera’s most enduring double bills, on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Mark Segal
April 23, 2015
The East End art scene springs to life with several exciting group shows and a studio class with a master printmaker.

“Hang Five” at Ashawagh

“Hang Five,” a group exhibition, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 to 5 on Sunday. A reception will happen Saturday from 5 to 8.

Star staff
April 15, 2015
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will present “Iris,” the last film by Albert Maysles, who died in March at the age of 88, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Bay Street Theater.

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will present “Iris,” the last film by Albert Maysles, who died in March at the age of 88, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Bay Street Theater.

The film, which will be released theatrically later this month, is the story of Iris Apfel, a fashion icon who founded Old World Weavers, a textile company, with her husband, Carl, in the 1950s. Nine presidents hired the firm for White House restorations.

Mark Segal
April 15, 2015
Working with shaped panels of pressed wood and squares or rectangles of aluminum, Mr. King creates objects that straddle painting and sculpture, abstraction and representation, the industrial and the handmade.

“Down” at Harper’s Books

Harper’s Books in East Hampton will open its 2015 exhibition season on Saturday with “This Side Down,” an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Matthew King that will

Star staff
April 14, 2015

In the wake of Jason Alexander’s departure from Bay Street Theater’s “Other People’s Money” to replace Larry David in his Broadway show “Fish in the Dark,” the theater has had to do some tweaking of its summer season.

Star staff
April 14, 2015

“Emmett, Down in My Heart,” a play by Clare Coss, who lives in Springs, will be performed at the Castillo Theatre in Manhattan from tomorrow through May 17.

The play interweaves text, music, and immersive staging to tell the story of the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in the Mississippi Delta. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at castillo.org.
 

Star staff
April 14, 2015

The Garden Club of Shelter Island will hold its 14th juried daffodil show and afternoon tea on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ram’s Head Inn. Accredited by the American Daffodil Society, the event will include assorted sweets and savories, design, horticulture, and youth exhibits, and vendors. Entries in horticulture can be submitted tomorrow from 2 to 6 p.m. at the inn. Admission to the show is $25. More information is available from Dianne at 749-7849.
 

Star staff
April 14, 2015

The Art of Song Parlor Jazz Series will resume Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Museum’s archive build­ing with “Journeys,” a concert by Darcey, a North Fork-based singer, composer, arranger, and educator who has been performing for 35 years.

The programs are hosted by Jane Hastay, a pianist, and Peter Martin Weiss, a bassist, both of whom will accompany Darcey along with John Cataletto on drums and Morris Goldberg on saxophone. Tickets are $25, $15 for members. More information can be found at artofsong.org.
 

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2015
“The two bands complement each other. I really dig what they do, and love the fact that they sing, their vocals are big. I asked Gary if we could do a double bill, and he went for it. I called Telly, they were psyched to do it, and here we are.”

Two well-known bands on the South Fork’s music scene will join forces on Saturday for a concert of rootsy Americana music.

Black and Sparrow, led by Klyph Black and John Sparrow, and Hopefully Forgiven, fronted by Telly Karoussos and Brad Penuel, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Star staff
April 14, 2015

Aspiring writers, directors, and producers have been invited to attend an open classroom-open house by the directors of the new M.F.A. program established by Stony Brook University and Killer Films, on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus, 387 Park Avenue South.

Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, co-founding partners of Killer Films, will be joined by Elizabeth Wood and Douglas McGrath, independent director-writer-producers. Those interested in attending can R.S.V.P. to magdalene.brandeis@stonybrook.edu.

Star staff
April 14, 2015

Guild Hall has announced the election of three new trustees to its board. Florence Fabricant, Alan Levin, and John Shea were elected on Feb. 25.

Star staff
April 14, 2015

The Salon Series, a program of concerts by award-winning young classical musicians, will return to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow evening at 6 with Tim Fain, a violinist who has not only performed with orchestras in the U.S. and abroad but has also appeared on screen in “Black Swan” and as a violin double for Richard Gere and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Mr. Fain, who plays an instrument made by Francesco Gobetti in Venice in 1717, will be accompanied on piano by Tanya Gabrielian, who was featured in the Salon Series last spring.

Mark Segal
April 7, 2015

“All My Sons,” the 1947 play by Arthur Miller that launched the playwright’s career, will be presented at Guild Hall from June 9 through June 28 with Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf in the leading roles. Stephen Hamilton, co-founder of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, will direct.

Star staff
April 7, 2015

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its summer concert by appointment on April 20. Prospective choristers have been invited to attend the first rehearsal on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

The concert, which will take place June 27, will feature Haydn’s “The Creation.” Audition appointments can be arranged by calling 204-9402 or emailing execdir@choralsocietyofthehamptons. org.

Star staff
April 7, 2015

Comedy will take over the Bay Street stage on Saturday at 8 p.m. when Joseph Vecsey will host the All-Star Comedy Show, a recurring program that features up-and-coming comedians.

Saturday’s program will include Mike Brown, Nore Davis, and Yannis Pappas, in addition to Mr. Vecsey. Mr. Brown, a comedian and writer from Harlem, has performed at such comedy venues as Caroline’s Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, and Laugh Lounge.

Star staff
April 7, 2015

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “A Night to Rock” with G.E. Smith, a guitar master and former “Saturday Night Live” bandleader, and David Broza, an acclaimed Israeli singer-songwriter, tomorrow at 8 p.m.

Mark Segal
April 7, 2015

Group Show at Ille Arts

Ille Arts in Amagansett will present “Ubiquity,” a group exhibition organized by Saskia Friedrich, from Saturday through April 27, with an opening reception set for Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Star staff
March 31, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that Jason Alexander, who had been set to star in “Other People’s Money,” the second play of the 2015 Mainstage summer season, has had to withdraw from the role because he is taking over for Larry David in “Fish in the Dark” on Broadway.

The theater will announce Mr. Alexander’s replacement in the near future.

Star staff
March 31, 2015

The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “Life Is Shorts,” an evening of short plays by Kat O’Neill, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The program will weave together 18 brief plays written and directed by Ms. O’Neill.

Mark Segal
March 31, 2015

Talk at Parrish

The next installment of “Brain Food,” the Parrish Art Museum’s lunchtime series of illustrated talks, will feature Scott Howe, the Parrish’s deputy director, who will discuss the museum’s landscape design and its connection to the geology and history of Long Island and to the artists inspired by the natural beauty of the East End. Tickets cost $10, free for members, students, and children.

Free Admission