Arts

“Follow your impulses” was the dogma dished by Simon Doonan during a conversation Sunday in one of the many outdoor gathering nooks at his Shelter Island house on Gardiner’s Bay.
   Sometimes it can be hard to tell when a project or company has reached a tipping point. So often things can appear just on the brink of a breakthrough and then fall just short of the last leap.     This is not the case...
   This weekend, Neoteric Fine Art will hold an Amagansett AudioVision festival at its gallery and grounds on Main Street in that hamlet. It will begin Saturday with live music by Thank You Scientist, the Ben Levin Group, and the Montauk...
    “Summer Roses III,” a classical and operatic recital, will be given on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. Sarah Moulton Faux, a soprano, and Junko Ohtsu, a violinist, will perform works by Paganini, Mozart...
   The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will continue its summer music series, East End or Busk, tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. with the eclectic and electric violinist Lorenzo Laroc. A D.J. will accompany him on the terrace, and food and...

    Tomorrow, Guild Hall and the East Hampton Historical Society will present “The Sound of Music” outdoors at Mulford Farm. With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, the classic 1965 film won five...
   The Sylvester Manor Farmers will gather for a summer contra dance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The band DuneGrass, with Dave Harver as caller, will lead the traditional barn dancing with fiddles, mandolins, and old-time calls. This musical...

“Running on Empty” John A. Strong Excelsior Editions, $29.95
   Art was in the trees and in the air and everywhere at Devil’s Heaven, the 20th anniversary benefit at the Watermill Center on Saturday night, which raised $1.85 million for the center’s programs. Guests included Lady Gaga,...