Arts

If there is anything that funny TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” have proven, it is that there is a huge market for comedy. And if there’s anything that Caroline Hirsch has proven, it’s that it is possible to develop a comedy business with longevity.
The Watermill Center will launch its annual Scaler Lecture Series on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a talk by Kinan Azmeh, a Syrian clarinetist and composer, titled “Art in Times of Crisis.” Robert Wilson, the center’s artistic director, and Kate Eberstadt, a former artist-in-residence there, have selected the six speakers.
First there were cat videos, which were shown in Southampton earlier this summer. Now, the canine crowd will have their chance to celebrate their favorite pets at the Dog Film Festival on Tuesday at Guild Hall.
Maia Ruth Lee and Peter Sutherland, an artistic couple with varying viewpoints and methods, have individual shows at the Fireplace Project in Springs, both of which seem reflective of the country’s mood on the eve of a divisive presidential election and in the wake of a global wave of violence and uncertainty.
Martha Redbone comes by her immersion in American Roots music honestly. Her late father was an African-American from North Carolina, her mother was a Cherokee-Shawnee-Choctaw from Appalachia, and she spent much of her youth in Kentucky coal-mining country. The singer-songwriter’s lineage has inspired “Bone Hill: The Concert,” an interdisciplinary...
“Paint at the Parrish,” a monthly program of gallery discussions and activities tailored to people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers, will be honored tonight with a benefit sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center from 6 to 8.
“Carousel,” a free concert by Robert Bruey, a singer-songwriter, will take place at the Montauk Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Magdalene Brandeis, associate director of the Stony Brook Southampton M.F.A. in Film program offered in association with Killer Films, attended a special March on Washington Film Festival awards ceremony at the White House on July 20.
“My Fair Lady,” the iconic Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” will open a three-and-a-half-week run at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Tuesday. The production is directed by Michael Arlen, a Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of...