Mr. Burns merges the traditions of Islamic pattern with the all-over surfaces of Abstract Expressionism
Perry Burns in his East Hampton studio. Mark Segal

Larry Shue’s hilarious hit, which is all laughs from start to finish
Terence Brockbank, Diana Marbury, Krista Kurtzberg, Ben Schnickel, and Matthew Conlon star in the Hampton Theatre Company production of “The Foreigner.” Tom Kochie

He took the photographic medium even further, understanding its possibilities as a tool of abstraction, using light to draw on paper
Herbert Matter pushed the boundaries of photography early in his career in photomontage and later with his mature work with abstract designs. Estate of Herbert Matter, Gitterman Gallery

At the Rogers Memorial Library in South­ampton

At Guild Hall

At the Rogers Mansion

At the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor

A varied program of joyous music by the composer and others to awaken senses dulled and dormant from the long winter.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons, seen in a spring 2011 concert, will perform a selection of works by Vivaldi, Bach, and Vaughan Williams in a concert on March 30.

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Rose Zelentz and Tracy Jamar took over two adjacent walls at Ashawagh Hall in “Under the Influence,” on view this past weekend. Morgan McGivern

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue still looked like newlyweds on the red carpet. She will be starring in the play “Clever Little Lies” by Joe DiPietro at Guild Hall this summer before the play moves to Broadway. Jennifer Landes photos
Tom Twomey, who is secretary of Guild Hall's board, and Judith Hope joined Hilaria and Alec Baldwin at the event. Mr. Baldwin served as master of ceremonies and is also president of the board of trustees.
Barbara Walters and Ed Bleier on their way into the awards dinner
Marty Cohen, the new chairman of the Guild Hall Board of Trustees, made introductory remarks at the dinner.
Chuck Close and Christina Strassfield enjoyed cocktails before dinner in the gallery where one of his works in the Guild Hall permanent collection was on view.
Bob Balaban, a longtime Bridgehampton resident, presented the lifetime achievement award in performance to Blythe Danner with an improvised Playbill biography that brought down the house.
Blythe Danner, who is filming a movie on the other coast, flew in on the red-eye to receiver her award.
Alan Alda chatting with a guest at the cocktail party
Hilaria Baldwin shared pictures from her phone, likely of her baby Carmen, with Barbara Walters before dinner.
Jo Carole Lauder helped her husband Ronald Lauder with his notes for his acceptance speech.