During the last few weeks as the season has slipped from summer to autumn two shrubs have captured my attention and captivated my fancy.
"Air Kites" by Richard Brockman will be read as part of the JDTLab on Tuesday.
The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center will hold a benefit gospel concert, “Songs of Solomon,” on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will honor Stanley Nelson with its Career Achievement Award at this year’s festival, which will take place at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor from Dec. 3 through Dec. 6.
The Salon Series of concerts by young, award-winning classical musi- cians will return to the Parrish Art Mu- seum in Water Mill for its sixth iteration tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a performance by the American pianist Katie Mahan.
The Met: Live in HD series will kick off its 2015-16 season at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. with “Il Trovatore,” Verdi’s four-act tragedy. Its notoriously complicated plot includes revenge, mis- taken identity, rivalry between suitors, suicide, and execution, all pulled togeth- er by its “absolutely glorious” music, ac- cording to WQXR-FM...

This sixth book on East Hampton history edited by the late Tom Twomey is a worthy addition to a series that began with “Awakening the Past: The East Hampton 350th Anniversary Lecture Series, 1998.” Subsequent volumes reprinted writings by Henry Hedges and Jeannette Edwards Rattray, among others, with one book devoted to articles on Gardiner’s...

By Bruce Buschel
Goldberger on Gehry If you can name an architecture critic more eminent than Paul Goldberger, mail your entry to this paper’s venerable Main Street office and you could receive a Star baseball cap, depending on our whim.