Elaine de Kooning spent a lifetime painting portraits. She tackled them first as a necessity, when she was a poor artist interested in the figure and used herself as her muse, and eventually as a counterbalance during her long involvement with Abstract Expressionism.
It’s been readily apparent that some crape myrtles here were badly damaged by two brutal winters, while others escaped seemingly unscathed. That raises questions. Which ones are most adaptable to the East End, and under what conditions?
Guild Hall will celebrate Labor Day weekend with George Bernard Shaw and rock ’n’ roll, though not on the same program. A concert staging of “Don Juan in Hell,” the third act dream sequence of Shaw’s play “Man and Superman,” will be presented tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The 15th annual Box Art Auction benefiting East End Hospice will be held Sept. 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ross School Lower Campus Field House in Bridgehampton. For those who wish a sneak peek, the boxes are on view today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.
A noted rock ’n’ roll photographer, Steve Joester, will open Saturday at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton with “From London to Havana: Rock and the Rhythm,”. Mica Marder explores the East End’s coastal wildlife in a series of large-scale assemblages at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton on Saturday.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate its 70th anniversary season with a dramatic selection of works suitable for such an event, including a work commissioned from Victoria Bond to be performed early next summer.
The vocalists Bobby Peterson and Joy Jones, joined by Jessica Harika, will perform a selection of piano solos, musical theater, opera, and spirituals tomorrow evening at 7 at Hoie Hall, the parish house of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.
For the third consecutive Labor Day weekend, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present an evening of bluegrass and barbecue with the Ebony Hillbillies, tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. on its covered terrace.
The Watermill Center has announced its roster of artists in residence for September through January. Each artist will spend two to six weeks at the center to create collaborative works that investigate and challenge the norms of performance.
The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ “Eve,” a dance-theater performance during which the audience wanders at will through an 11-room set, will have its premiere from Sunday through Oct. 1 at The Gym at Judson, at 243 Thompson Street in Manhattan.
The Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons will present “Music Talks,” a concert and discussion by Elad Kabilio, an Israeli cellist, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the social hall of Queen of Most Holy Rosary Church in Bridgehampton.
An online auction of artist-designed surfboards for the benefit of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will culminate Saturday with a party at that venue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The boards can be previewed and bids submitted at paddle8.com.
Some many years ago, Joy Behar found herself on the receiving end of being taunted, behavior she typically instigates, not endures. She was performing one of her first comedic routines — she began her career when she was almost 40 — as an opener for the drummer Buddy Rich. The audience consisted of other drummers from Queens, and as Ms. Behar...