A new venue where talented musicians with their own lyrics could be heard
Lilly-Anne Merat has been a featured performer at the Thursday night open mike at Phao in Sag Harbor. Her father, Alfredo Merat, is a musician and the manager of the restaurant. Carrie Ann Salvi

It is wonderfully refreshing to see a play like the comedy “My Brilliant Divorce”
Despite some production challenges, Polly Draper brings playfulness and inventiveness to her one-woman performance in “My Brilliant Divorce” at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Jerry Lamonica

It carries a voltage that no amount of repetition will diminish
Chris Campion will perform at Rock the Farm in Amagansett on July 21. Chris Cassidy

Local culture news
Saturday will be the last day of Guild Hall’s Artist Member’s Exhibition, which includes Joanna McCarthy’s “Old Red Truck,” selected as best photograph by Lilly Wei, the guest juror.

Down the Garden Path
Among the gardens on the tour will be that of Gus and Liz Oliver in Sagaponack, designed by Edwina von Gal. John Hall

Local art news
Jason Willaford’s “In Business, for Small Business,” made from reclaimed vinyl billboards, is on view at Boltax Summer Project on North Ferry Road on Shelter Island. Jackie Black

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Mr. Price said his greatest joy in contemporary theater is as a director
Jennifer Regan rehearsed “LUV,” a comedy starting next week at Guild Hall, with Robert Stanton in New York.

Local culture news
Christopher Isherwood, seated, and Don Bachardy are profiled in “Chris and Don: A Love Story,” a documentary to be shown at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton next Thursday.

Local art news
A mixed-media collage by Ellyn Tucker will be part of a Crazy Monkey show opening this weekend in Amagansett.