Nietzsche’s concept of the eternal return is a central tenet of the postmodern idiom that Mr. Bleckner helped foster, beginning in the 1970s
Ross Bleckner’s oil paintings on linen from the past two years, such as, clockwise from top left, “Mausoleum (1918),” “Strange Sister,” “Parallel or Anti-Parallel,” and “Brain in the Room‚” demonstrate a continual return to established series. Ross Bleckner; Mary Boone Gallery

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan

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

At The Watermill Center

Michael Weiskopf is not shy about addressing controversial topics in his music
Michael Weiskopf, who is known as the front man for the Complete Unknowns, his Dylan cover band, has a new CD of original songs backed up by South Fork musicians. Michael Fadyk

Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The paintings are far more brilliant and complex than their reproductions would suggest
It Ain’t Cheap” is the title of a metal sculpture as well as a show of John Chamberlain’s metal paintings, a relatively unknown group of works from the 1960s, on view in Bridgehampton for two more weeks. Ronald Amstutz

Local art news
Matt Vega stood in front of his word painting “Resolution and Independence” at the opening of his show at Ille Arts in Amagansett. Morgan McGivern
Melissa Him and Daniel Schoemheimer were featured in a show at the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett that opened on Saturday. Morgan McGivern

Unlike their 1995 release, “Friend and Partner,” “Second Time Around” features the duo augmented by the local musicians Randolph A. Hudson III (baritone guitars), Mike Mazzaraco (bass), and James Benard (drums)
They typically play acoustic guitars as the duo Black and Sparrow, but Klyph Black, right, and John Sparrow were also partners in the electrified band Rumor Has It. Black and Sparrow will hold a release party for their new album, “Second Time Around,” on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Robert Comes