Arts

    Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theatre’s new artistic director, was given a welcome party, hosted by Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, at a private club in New York City last Thursday. The event was organized by the veteran...
    Corky Laing, a longtime drummer for the rock band Mountain and the blues-rock supergroup West, Bruce and Laing, will conduct a drum workshop at Crossroads Music in Amagansett Sunday at 5 p.m. Mr. Laing will share both stories and...
    Robert Wilson, the founder and artistic director of the Watermill Center, has been invited by the Louvre to present a series of programs and events during November. Mr. Wilson is organizing “Living Rooms,” an...
    The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and set in 1950s Ireland, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer...
    A new production of Shakespeare’s “Othello” from London’s National Theatre will be screened at Guild Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, both...
    The award-winning pianist Liza Stepanova will perform at the Parrish Art Museum tomorrow at 6 p.m. as part of the ongoing Salon Series of classical music concerts. Ms. Stepanova has twice been a soloist with the Juilliard...

“Urban Reprieves” at Ille Arts     “Urban Reprieves,” an exhibition of recent paintings by Maggie Tobin, opens Saturday at Ille Arts in Amagansett, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The paintings in the show...
    Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center is presenting “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” through Nov. 3, with performances on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30.

    The absence of traditional subject matter was a primary issue for painters in mid-20th century America; it was also a problem for those struggling to understand modern art. Helen Harrison will discuss “The Subject Matter of...