A broad range of musical shows
Taj Mahal, a bluesman with more than 50 years of experience, will perform with his trio and a special guest, Bettye LaVette, on Aug. 31 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Baron Wolmans

Classical concerts abound
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will return for its 30th year in July. In a photo from last year, Stefan Jackiw, violin, Cynthia Phelps, viola, Michael Nicholas, cello, and John Snow, oboe, performed Mozart’s Oboe Quartet. Sunny Khalsa

By John Eilertsen
In their new book, Geoffrey K. Fleming and Amy K. Folk use a notorious Cutchogue murder as a jumping-off point to explore broader themes.
On the museum’s terrace.

At the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center

At the Montauk Library

Local art news
Herb Freidman’s “Beach People” from Nice, France, will be on view at Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor beginning this weekend.

An energetic presence
Mickey Straus at home with an art collection that features South Fork artists such as April Gornik, Jennifer Bartlett, and Ross Bleckner. (On the wall above is one of Mr. Bleckner’s paintings.) Morgan McGivern

A sampling of the Bellport artist’s midcentury-style abstractions and later landscapes are now on view at Lawrence Fine Arts in East Hampton
It was in an unassuming cottage in Bellport, that real estate investors found a trove of paintings by Arthur Pinajian.

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill