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The stars will be shining at Guild Hall this week, beginning tonight at 8 with a staged reading of “Sharpies,” a new comedy by Eugene Pack, an Emmy Award-nominated writer.
A benefit concert by Maxfield and Leo Panish for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the congregation’s home, 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.
The Montauk Library will present “Man of Fire: José Clemente Orozco,” a free, illustrated lecture by Jane Weissman, on Wednesday evening at 7.
Music Fridays will return to Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton tomorrow at 6 p.m. with Joe Hampton and the Kingpins.
This year, Guild Hall has decided to let the natural bounty of the South Fork’s private gardens and commercial farms be the star of its Garden as Art tour. The event will feature gardens that have vegetable components as well as a breakfast using local farm ingredients, a panel on edible landscapes, and special discounts at several farm stands in...
“You Made Me Love You: Celebrating 100 Years of the Great American Songbook,” starring Jennifer Sheehan, will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. as part of Guild Hall’s Songbook Salon Series.
Last week, Ruth Appelhof told the board and staff she would retire as director of Guild Hall at the end of 2016, after 16 years of steering the East Hampton arts institution.
As his teacher had before him, the late saxophonist Hal McKusick, who lived in Sag Harbor, wanted to inspire students to pursue their dream and be passionate about what they believe in. “That takes mentors,” he told The Star in 1998. “And that’s what I’d like to do with my students.”
For those who like their iambic pentameter served alfresco while seated on lawn chairs or picnic blankets, this weekend should be a cause for celebration, with two free productions of Shakespeare plays to choose from and a new partnership that could offer more in the future.