Local art news

A highlight of the festival will be a Sept. 19 concert at the Stephen Talkhouse
Hand-signed artwork by musicians, including this self-portrait by Ringo Starr, will be on display at the 69 Main Street Gallery in Southampton

At the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor

At the Montauk Library

At the Southampton Arts Center

Joseph Vecsey will host the Harborfest "All Star Comedy Show" at Bay Street Theater on Saturday.

In 1972, Florence Fabricant wrote her first food column — for The East Hampton Star
Florence Fabricant signed copies of her book “Wine With Food” at this year’s Authors Night at the East Hampton Library. Her 12th book, “City Harvest: 100 Recipes From New York’s Best Restaurants,” will be published in October. Durell Godfrey

A strong sense of the woman and the circle of artists and other creative types around her
Alex Katz’s “Portrait of Elaine de Kooning,” from 1965
Elaine de Kooning’s self-portrait, right, from 1946 is part of a series she did that year showing herself as a working artist.

The importance of protecting trees from the north and northwest with windbreaks
Hybrids named after Indian tribes, such as Hopi, are the crape myrtles most adaptable to the East End. Abby Jane Brody
The red crape myrtles are dramatic but do not fare well over our winters, as seen in the die-back in this one. Abby Jane Brody