Arts

   Christopher Garetano, the producer and director of “Montauk Chronicles,” which will have its premiere at Gurney’s Inn tomorrow, admits that as a teenager he was “obsessed with the paranormal.”
   Erudite and warm, droll but unaffected, Margery and Sheldon Harnick are like many successful couples who call the South Fork their second home. Their faces may not be immediately recognizable to hoi polloi, but they are secure in...
Erica Jong was angry at times on Saturday night when she spoke at BookHampton’s East Hampton store. 
   The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will open its thrift store doors on Saturday night for a preview cocktail party to showcase the work of several prominent New York designers who will transform its inventory of gently used...
    The Bay Street Theatre’s first play of the summer season is Geraldine Aron’s “My Brilliant Divorce,” starring Polly Draper. This will be the American premiere of the play, which will start in previews on...
    Brian D’arcy James and Ana Gasteyer “go way, way back,” Ms. Gasteyer said in an interview on May 16. “We’ve always loved each other.” Putting them together for an evening of song was the...
   The new home of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will open its doors for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 10, the museum announced this week.
Warhol Back in Town     Glenn Horowitz Bookseller will celebrate its return to East Hampton this summer, in a new space at 87 Newtown Lane, by offering “Andy Warhol: Montauk Photos from the Hedges Collection,” opening...
   Members of the Wednesday Group, plein-air painters, don’t take up a lot of room when they set up their canvases, which they do at least once or twice a week for six months a year, depending on the weather, at any number of spots...
   “I have been booking music for 25 years,” said Peter Honerkamp, an owner of the Stephen Talkhouse, “but I know little about music.”     That hasn’t stopped the Amagansett venue from...
Lichtenstein Retrospective     The Art Institute of Chicago on Tuesday will open the largest exhibition to date of Roy Lichtenstein’s work —  more than 160 works, including drawings, paintings, and sculpture, from...
Jong on E.L. James     BookHampton will host a provocative discussion with Erica Jong on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the East Hampton store. She will discuss the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a talk called “Is This...

    It’s a bold risk to dismiss the 360-seat capacity of Guild Hall’s John Drew, ignore over $10 million in renovations, and turn the 80-year-old gem into a black- box theater, but Stephen Hamilton’s production of...