Arts

It’s a curious phenomenon that in the world of literature and drama so little has been made of both the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements.
We don’t often think of artistic history on the South Fork extending back before 1945. When we do, it is usually the late-19th-century names of Moran and Chase that come to mind.
“Best of Enemies,” a documentary by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville about the 1968 television debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr., will inaugurate the Hampton International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series on July 11.
The Perlman Music Program will present “Classical Collaborations” concerts at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Saturday and at the Southampton Cultural Center on Sunday.
“Chuck Close,” a documentary by Marion Cajori, will be screened Friday, June 19, at 6 p.m., at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, where an exhibition of the artist’s photographs is on view.
The Watermill Center will present an open rehearsal of “Flying Point,” a multimedia portrait of the contemporary Shinnecock community and the tribe’s history, on Saturday.
Many new shows open with new materials and interesting installations.
This could very well be the year of Dustin Yellin. It began with an installation of 12 of his “Psychogeographies,” shown first at Lincoln Center and then at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Innovative technologies are used in new cutting edge shows on the East End. The siren call of nautical themes is heard as maritime exhibits open this weekend.
“All My Sons,” starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf in Arthur Miller’s 1947 play based on a true story of industrial corruption during World War II, will open Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall and run through June 28. Stephen Hamilton will direct.
During the run of its mainstage production “The New Sincerity,” Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is filling the few empty slots on its calendar with new programs.
It’s hard not be charmed by Dan Rizzie and Peter Marcelle’s “Whale of a Show” at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum.
The Parrish Art Museum’s Sounds of Summer music series will take a new turn tomorrow at 6 p.m. when Dave Harvey, a professional caller and founder of New York City Barn Dance, and Dunegrass, an East End bluegrass group, will lead an evening of traditional American contra dance on the museum’s outdoor terrace.