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The Montauk Library will present a free performance of “The Past Is Still Ahead,” a play by Sophia Romma based on the life of Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, a Russian poet who died in 1941 while exiled in Siberia, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Stacy Sullivan, a vocalist with six CDs on her resumé, will perform “It’s a Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,” her live show about the music and life of the late singer, at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday evening at 7.
Selections of short documentaries from Telluride Mountainfilm, one of the United States’ longest-running film festivals, will be presented Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 at the Southampton Arts Center.
The All Star Comedy Show, hosted by Joseph Vecsey, will return to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor tomorrow at 8 p.m. Dante Nero, a Brooklyn-born actor and comedian will headline and Kate Wolff and Eric Neumann will also be featured.
Florence Fabricant, food writer for The New York Times and author of 11 (soon to be 12) cookbooks, remembers having lunch with her father when she was 8 years old at Le Cafe Chambord at La Cote Basque, one of the most elegant restaurants in Manhattan until it closed in 1964.
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.