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The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue has announced its 2016-2017 schedule, which will launch in timely fashion on Oct. 20, less than three weeks before Election Day, with David Mamet’s 2008 Oval Office satire, ”November,” a peek at one day in the life of an egomaniacal and beleaguered president seeing reelection.
It took longer than anticipated, but last month a 1977 Citroen H van rolled into the Kirk Park Beach parking lot in Montauk and Bex Waffles was open for business.
Francisco Roldan, a classical guitarist, and Elisabet Torras Aguilera, a dancer, will perform “Flamenco!” a free program of dance combined with the music of composers from Italy, Spain, and Central and South America, at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Paula Poundstone, whose many honors include a place on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (“They ran out of people to give it to,” she explained), will bring her act to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor next Thursday at 8 p.m.
The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars Piano Series will open its fall 2016 season with a concert by Jacopo Giacopuzzi on Saturday at 7 p.m. Born in Italy, he is now living in Los Angeles, where he is working toward a master’s degree in piano performance at the U.S.C. Thornton School of Music.

I am 85. It is a state of being that was virtually unimaginable until the morning it ensued. I am in treatment for lymphoma, but I sleep well and have little discomfort.
The Southampton Arts Center will host Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour, a festival of nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, adventure, and political issues, with programs tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 and 7:30. The themes are “Spirit of Adventure,” “Insights on the Refugee Experience,” and “The Human Indomitable Spirit.”
A memorial gathering for Suzanne Goell will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 677 Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton. Ms. Goell, who was 85, died at home in East Hampton on Monday. An obituary will appear in a future issue.
There is something about a small, cozy restaurant that creates an atmosphere of jollity and camaraderie. Estia’s Little Kitchen is such a place.