Recent Stories: Arts

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will offer refuge from the bleakness of early spring this weekend with two nights of rock ’n’ roll, a new All Star Comedy Show, and a film from the vaults of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will offer refuge from the bleakness of early spring this weekend with two nights of rock ’n’ roll, a new All Star Comedy Show, and a film from the vaults of the Hamptons International Film Festival.    

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
A cooperative pop-up gallery at the Malia Mills swimsuit boutique on Main Street in East Hampton has energized the space, previously empty in the off-season, with art exhibitions and readings. Drama will be added to the mix on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when Chloe Dirksen and J. Stephen Brantley perform a staged reading of “May 39th,” a 40-minute play by Callie Kimball.

A cooperative pop-up gallery at the Malia Mills swimsuit boutique on Main Street in East Hampton has energized the space, previously empty in the off-season, with art exhibitions and readings. Drama will be added to the mix on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. when Chloe Dirksen and J.

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
The final program in the Madoo Conservancy’s lecture series “Madoo Talks: House and Garden” features Margie Ruddick, an award-winning landscape architect. Ms. Ruddick will offer a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach to landscape design that challenges the belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape strategies.

The final program in the Madoo Conservancy’s lecture series “Madoo Talks: House and Garden” features Margie Ruddick, an award-winning landscape architect. Ms.

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
The Met Live in HD will present “Idomeneo,” Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Set in Crete after the Trojan War, the opera is at heart a romance between Ilia, princess of the recently defeated Troy, who is a captive in Crete, and Prince Idamante, her captor.

The Met Live in HD will present “Idomeneo,” Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Set in Crete after the Trojan War, the opera is at heart a romance between Ilia, princess of the recently defeated Troy, who is a captive in Crete, and Prince Idamante, her captor.

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
The Red Door Chamber Players will perform “Sailing the Mediterranean Sea,” a concert of music by Italian, French, Greek, Turkish, and Albanian composers, on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Sag Harbor’s Masonic Temple at 200 Main Street. The doors will open at 7 for wine and refreshments.

The Red Door Chamber Players will perform “Sailing the Mediterranean Sea,” a concert of music by Italian, French, Greek, Turkish, and Albanian composers, on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Sag Harbor’s Masonic Temple at 200 Main Street. The doors will open at 7 for wine and refreshments.

Christopher Walsh
March 23, 2017
In the next installment of a concert series that has brought many world-class musicians to the South Fork, the audience will embark on a “Brazilian Voyage” when Nilson Matta, a Grammy-nominated bassist and composer, leads a trio by the same name at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Southampton Arts Center.

In the next installment of a concert series that has brought many world-class musicians to the South Fork, the audience will embark on a “Brazilian Voyage” when Nilson Matta, a Grammy-nominated bassist and composer, leads a trio by the same name at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Southampton Arts Center.

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
In Process @ the Watermill Center, a periodic invitation to the community to engage with its resident artists, will present a performance by Physical Plastic, a Los Angeles-based theater project of Kestrel Leah and Yiannis Christofides, on Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m.

In Process @ the Watermill Center, a periodic invitation to the community to engage with its resident artists, will present a performance by Physical Plastic, a Los Angeles-based theater project of Kestrel Leah and Yiannis Christofides, on Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m. 

Star Staff
March 23, 2017
“Community for the Retreat: A Night at Stephen Talkhouse” will bring G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton to the Amagansett club for an evening of rock ’n’ roll next Thursday at 7 p.m. D.J. Jack Luber will follow the live performance.

“Community for the Retreat: A Night at Stephen Talkhouse” will bring G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton to the Amagansett club for an evening of rock ’n’ roll next Thursday at 7 p.m. D.J. Jack Luber will follow the live performance.

Mark Segal
March 23, 2017
Bastienne Schmidt, the artist who organized the exhibition “A Sense of Place” at the Southampton Arts Center, will be joined by other artists from the show for a free talk and gallery tour on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guild Hall has set Sunday at 5 p.m. as the deadline for registration for this year’s Artists Members Exhibition. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

Reception at Halsey Mckay

The Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton will hold a reception for its two current exhibitions, “Ted Gahl: Beaumont Sur Mer” and “Joshua Abelow: Miss You,” on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mark Segal
March 23, 2017
From “Wall Street” to “Boiler Room” to “The Big Short,” the world of finance, high and low, continues to provide an endless source of material for filmmakers. The realm of real estate seems neglected by comparison, with the exception of a few films, among them “99 Homes,” about greed at the low end of the market.

From “Wall Street” to “Boiler Room” to “The Big Short,” the world of finance, high and low, continues to provide an endless source of material for filmmakers. The realm of real estate seems neglected by comparison, with the exception of a few films, among them “99 Homes,” about greed at the low end of the market.

Star Staff
March 17, 2017

The Springs School PTA has put out the call for submissions for the Springs Mystery Art Sale, a fund-raiser for the school's Visiting Artists Program.

After a hiatus last year, the popular sale will return to Ashawagh Hall from May 11 through 13. The deadline for submissions is May 1.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
The next production of the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue is “An Act of the Imagination,” a mystery by Bernard Slade, which will open next Thursday and run through April 9. The suspenseful play’s protagonist is Arthur Putnam, the writer of 27 mystery novels, who has created his first romance.

The next production of the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue is “An Act of the Imagination,” a mystery by Bernard Slade, which will open next Thursday and run through April 9. The suspenseful play’s protagonist is Arthur Putnam, the writer of 27 mystery novels, who has created his first romance.

Mark Segal
March 16, 2017
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate spring with “Across the Centuries,” a concert of music spanning 300 years, on March 26 at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate spring with “Across the Centuries,” a concert of music spanning 300 years, on March 26 at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. 

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Canio’s Cultural Cafe’s Irish history film series will present “Jimmy’s Hall,” a film directed by Ken Loach about Jimmy Gralton, a leader of the Irish Revolutionary Workers Group who decides to reopen a dance hall after his return to Ireland in the 1930s after a 10-year absence.

Canio’s Cultural Cafe’s Irish history film series will present “Jimmy’s Hall,” a film directed by Ken Loach about Jimmy Gralton, a leader of the Irish Revolutionary Workers Group who decides to reopen a dance hall after his return to Ireland in the 1930s after a 10-year absence.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
“The Art of Elegance,” the second program in the Madoo Conservancy’s “Madoo Talks: House and Garden” lecture series, will take place Sunday at noon in the conservancy’s winter house studio.

“The Art of Elegance,” the second program in the Madoo Conservancy’s “Madoo Talks: House and Garden” lecture series, will take place Sunday at noon in the conservancy’s winter house studio. 

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will be alive with the sound of music this weekend. Katie McNally, a fiddler, and Neil Pearlman, a pianist, will perform a concert steeped in the musical traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia tomorrow evening from 7:30 to 9:30.

The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will be alive with the sound of music this weekend.

Mark Segal
March 16, 2017
“Tide + AL,” an exhibition featuring the nautical-inspired artwork of Scott Bluedorn and Cindy Pease Roe, will open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the art gallery of the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company on Carpenter Street in Greenport. The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will hold its first members show of 2017 from Saturday through March 26 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekdays from 11 to 5.

Artists Alliance at Ashawagh

The Artists Alliance of East Hampton will hold its first members show of 2017 from Saturday through March 26 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekdays from 11 to 5. Some 50 artists will show abstract and representational sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper.

Christopher Walsh
March 16, 2017
The long winter will finally be over on Tuesday, recent weather conditions notwithstanding. Regardless of the outdoor temperature on Tuesday night, those seeking a respite from winter’s bleakness and the attendant cabin fever are advised to visit Pierre’s in Bridgehampton.

The long winter will finally be over on Tuesday, recent weather conditions notwithstanding. Regardless of the outdoor temperature on Tuesday night, those seeking a respite from winter’s bleakness and the attendant cabin fever are advised to visit Pierre’s in Bridgehampton. 

March 16, 2017
Looking for a cure for the winter blues? Need a break from gray afternoons, bitter temperatures, cataclysmic nor’easters? From now until March 19, you can try Guild Hall’s production of “A Steady Rain,” a play about two police officers who morally collapse after inadvertently allowing a teenage boy to fall into the hands of a human cannibal.

Looking for a cure for the winter blues? Need a break from gray afternoons, bitter temperatures, cataclysmic nor’easters? From now until March 19, you can try Guild Hall’s production of “A Steady Rain,” a play about two police officers who morally collapse after inadvertently allowing a teenage boy to fall into the hands of a human cannibal.  

Jennifer Landes
March 16, 2017
In a delightful trend, the South Fork’s wintertime shop vacancies have given way to vibrant art spaces run by dealers previously found only on the web. That this may continue into the spring and encourage more of the same next year is a hopeful sign as we stare down another summer of impossibly high rents, dinner checks, and farmstand tomato prices.

In a delightful trend, the South Fork’s wintertime shop vacancies have given way to vibrant art spaces run by dealers previously found only on the web. That this may continue into the spring and encourage more of the same next year is a hopeful sign as we stare down another summer of impossibly high rents, dinner checks, and farmstand tomato prices.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
The Southampton Arts Center, in partnership with Telluride Mountainfilm, will show “Sonita,” a documentary by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, an Iranian filmmaker, tomorrow evening at 7. An 18-year-old Afghan refugee living in a shelter in Iran, Sonita is in many ways a typical teenage girl, but, in the tradition of forced marriage endemic to Afghan culture, her mother wants to sell her as a bride to a much older man.

The Southampton Arts Center, in partnership with Telluride Mountainfilm, will show “Sonita,” a documentary by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, an Iranian filmmaker, tomorrow evening at 7.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017
The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will be a busy venue this week, with four days of films, music, and dancing, starting today at 6 p.m. with a screening of “The Winter Guest,” a drama directed by Alan Rickman about a widow determined to leave Scotland who gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother. Starring Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson, it was shown in 1997 at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Tickets are $10.

The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will be a busy venue this week, with four days of films, music, and dancing, starting today at 6 p.m. with a screening of “The Winter Guest,” a drama directed by Alan Rickman about a widow determined to leave Scotland who gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

Thomas Bohlert
March 9, 2017
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s spring series is back for a third season. It appears that this springtime addition to the festival’s longstanding summer series has earned itself a permanent place on the East End’s classical music scene, increasing from two concerts originally to three last year, and this year adding a premiere performance to the lineup. And, no surprise, it looks like an exciting and harmonious mix of the new and well known in both repertoire and performers.

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s spring series is back for a third season. It appears that this springtime addition to the festival’s longstanding summer series has earned itself a permanent place on the East End’s classical music scene, increasing from two concerts originally to three last year, and this year adding a premiere performance to the lineup.

Mark Segal
March 9, 2017
If all goes well for Lucia Davis, a refurbished school bus will depart from Greenport this summer, but not with schoolchildren aboard. Instead it will be a traveling showcase of art and artists that will hold collaborative events at each stop along the Eastern Seaboard.

If all goes well for Lucia Davis, a refurbished school bus will depart from Greenport this summer, but not with schoolchildren aboard. Instead it will be a traveling showcase of art and artists that will hold collaborative events at each stop along the Eastern Seaboard.