Both artists have a long and colorful history of blending music and storytelling
Kinky Friedman and Corky Laing will be at Bay Street Theater on Monday. Taffi Rosen-Laing

The Garden Club of East Hampton has been playing with plants at the Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden
A mosaic of butterfly weed, above, offers pops of orange and yellow in the grounds behind Clinton Academy. Below, a sea of Incrediball hydrangeas were another winner this year. Abby Jane Brody Photos
New hybrid coneflowers, Cheyenne Spirit. Abby Jane Brody Photos
Spikes of Scutellaria incana
Very late flowering plum leaf azalea

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An untitled work by Dashiell Manley, whose art will be on view at the Fireplace Project through Sept. 14

Events at Guild Hall

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork

At the Montauk Library

At Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton

Featuring the natural bounty of the South Fork’s private gardens and commercial farms
The property of Terry and Bob Weigel features an expansive meadow. Designed by Geoffrey Nimmer, it is one of six gardens on Guild Hall’s Garden as Art tour. Durell Godfrey Photos
A fountain at the Merrill/Hartley residenceDurell Godfrey
The Merrill/Hartley herb gardenDurell Godfrey
A wire arbor helps define the Munroe/Rosenkranz garden.Durell Godfrey
A basket of produce at the Munroe/Rosenkranz gardenDurell Godfrey
The Cookson pool looks inviting on a hot August day.Durell Godfrey
As does the Macklowes' poolDurell Godfrey
The Watson Greek Revival houseDurell Godfrey
The gate at the Watson property leading out to Gardiner's BayDurell Godfrey
And another gate on the Weigel property to enter the meadowDurell Godfrey

At the Southampton Arts Center

Last week, she announced her retirement at the end of 2016 to the staff and board
After 16 years of directing Guild Hall, Ruth Appelhof announced her retirement to the staff and board last week. Rossa Cole
Guild Hall’s programming has expanded to 270 performances and events this year, part of the early commitment of Ruth Appelhof, shown here with Nathan Lane, to bring East Hampton’s diverse audiences into the John Drew Theater. Barry Gordin