What is the local connection to a bygone era concentrated around Paris and the South of France?
At least one of the dresses in the exhibition, above, should have a knotted opera-length pearl necklace, which Sara Murphy wore down her back as a signature look. Gerald Murphy’s Chinese dragon robe, below, looks as vibrant as it did when he wore it. Durell Godfrey and Jennifer Landes Photos
The Murphys enjoyed their cocktail hour and their drinks were presented in style, with sterling shakers, crystal glasses, and numbered olive picks.
Gerald and Sara Murphy, left and right, were joined by Cole Porter and his wife, Linda Lee Thomas Porter, center, in Venice.

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie will headline the Sept. 3 event
Although Roger Waters, above, is not on the roster for this year’s Perfect Earth Project benefit, the headliners include Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie and returning performers such as Suzanne Vega and Rufus Wainwright. Morgan McGivern

Unique works of art from small, unadorned boxes
Left, Dennis Leri. Right, Audrey Lee

Local Art News
A mixed media work by Grear Patterson, whose work will be shown at The Fireplace Project beginning Saturday

Events at Guild Hall

At the Montauk County Park

At Agawam Park in Southampton

At the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

At the Southampton Arts Center