Arts

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...
As a child in Santa Barbara, the first thing Celeste Gainey wanted to be when she grew up was a poet. That ambition was fully realized in March with the publication by Red Hen Press of her first book, “The Gaffer,” from which she will read selections at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Tuesday.
“Cuba 1959,” an exhibition of photographs by Burt Glinn opens at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor. Pop in to the pop-up watercolor art show at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton on Saturday, Sunday, and Sept. 5 and 6. The show will benefit the Peconic Land Trust.
It was striking to see Billy Sullivan’s works again after some time. Although his work is exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe, it had been a while since these eyes had seen his paintings and pastels in the flesh, and the color and composition was a knockout.
Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber were editing their film “Peace Officer,” a documentary about the militarization of America’s police forces, when, on Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown was killed by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo.
Bill Boggs, a four-time Emmy Award-winning television host, will share stories about his encounters with Frank Sinatra and screen highlights from his televised interview with the singer — the longest of Sinatra’s career — tonight at 8 at Guild Hall.
The Montauk Library will present a musical change of pace on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., with a free performance by the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-O’s Celtic band.
“It’s getting very intense,” said Steph Paynes, guitarist and founder of Lez Zeppelin, “which is nice.”
The Jazz en Plein Air series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will conclude its season on the covered terrace with a performance by the Alex Sipiagin Quartet, tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.
Land art can be challenging and, judging by Saskia Friedrich’s backyard last week, also all-encompassing. On Saturday, her “ENCOUNTER/LOVE” installation opened at the Art Barge, but the days leading up to it were full of dry runs, or wet ones.
Songs, stories, and special guests are in store on Monday night at 8 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor when Corky Laing, best known for his time as co-founder and drummer in the rock ’n’ roll group Mountain, and Kinky Friedman, a satirical country music artist, author, and would-be public servant, present “Folked Up Rock.”
Before summer slips away and while our memories are fresh, it’s a good idea to take note of the winners, sinners, and those we’re not sure about in this year’s gardens.