There could hardly be a more suitable choice than Mr. Hammond
John Hammond delighted the audience in Sag Harbor on Friday. Christopher Walsh

Barn dancing, storytelling, and theater will also be part of Saturday’s attractions at the Plant and Sing Festival

The Gawlers are known for their ballads and more raucous fiddle tunes.

Local culture news

An opinionated sampling of the feature films available for preview before the festival
Fredrik Gertten’s battle to get his film released in “Big Boys Gone Bananas!*” is a modern-day David and Goliath story, well told.

An “interactive immersive installation”
Simple hand motions or full body movements make “Dandelion Clock” an immersive and interactive piece. Jenny Gorman

Ms. Gabrielian has performed on four continents and in many top-name venues
“Elegance and poise” marked Tanya Gabrielian’s performance on Saturday night. Tom Kochie

There are a number of films this year made or contributed to by South Fork natives or part-timers
Casey Brooks, Michael Halsband, Jack Heller

Last-minute additions to film fest
“Cloud Atlas,” with Halle Berry and Keith David, is one of several films the Hamptons International Film Festival has added to its schedule in the past week.

Local art news
Sarah Dornner’s “Isometric Folding Screen,” made this year, will be on view in Halsey Mckay’s new show, “Sixth Sax,” which was organized by Patrick Brennan.