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Last week’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations for 2015 films included a number with connections to the South Fork.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the regional premiere of “Fieldworks,” a program of seven short documentaries that explore the nature of socially engaged art, tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Solo exhibitions by Ashley Carter and David B. Smith will be at the Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton through March 9. Christian Little examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex and drama at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill. A reception will happen Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
“The All Star Comedy Show” will return to Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater tomorrow at 8 p.m. with the guest comedians Kyle Grooms (“Chappelle Show,” “Last Comic Standing”), Oscar Collazos (Comedy Central, XL Sirius Radio), and Brendan Sagalow, a New York City comedy club regular. As he has for the past three years, Joseph Vecsey will host.
Don’t you just love permanent-collection shows? Even institutions as large as the Metropolitan Museum of Art never get to show all of their holdings at one time. Sometimes there are good reasons objects are not on display, but many times it just has to do with whether they fit a chosen theme or time period.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced that Steven Todrys has been elected chairman of its board of trustees.
“Sordid Lives,” a black comedy by the Texas-born writer, director, and producer Del Shores, will open this evening at 7:30 at the Southampton Cultural Center and run through Jan. 31. The play premiered in Los Angeles in 1996 and won 14 Drama-Logue Awards.
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will hold open auditions at the Quogue Community Hall on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. for “Lost in Yonkers,” Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy about two young boys coming of age in a zany family in 1942.
The Watermill Center will hold two open rehearsals on Saturday afternoon. Boomerang, a physically nuanced dance and performance group created in 2012 by Matty Davis, Kora Radella, and Adrian Galvin, will show a new work commissioned by Dixon Place on the Lower East Side, where it will premiere in March.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for its next concert on Monday at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church by appointment only. Prospective singers have been asked to email info@choralsocietyofthehamptons.org or call 204-9402 to sign up.
The Met: Live in HD will return to Guild Hall with Bizet’s opera “Les Pecheurs de Perles” on Saturday at 1 p.m. Premiered in Paris in 1863, the opera was last performed at the Met in 1916, with Enrico Caruso, Frieda Hempel, and Giuseppe De Luca in the lead roles.
A political cartoonist, graphic novelist, and author known for his intensely critical view of the American government takes a positive turn to support an "outsider" candidate for President.
A partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival has broadened the East Hampton Library’s already vigorous year-round film program. The relationship began last fall, when the library became a festival site. “It was a great match for us,” said Dennis Fabiszak, the library’s director. “They can use our facility as a small theater for the...