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  • The idea of German Expressionist comedy seems rather oxymoronic, but in the hands of Steve Martin it becomes zany social commentary. In his play “The Underpants,” a young bourgeois couple copes with infamy and flirts with infidelity, learning something about each other in the process.
  • There are not too many organizations around here where you meet up with the executive director in the potting shed — as he’s potting — but Madoo has always defied expectations. Alejandro Saralegui, who took the helm of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack after the 2013 death of its founder, Robert Dash, has kept its spirit alive, while honoring Mr. Dash’s request that it “not be preserved in amber.”
  • A stonecutter’s son, Philip Pavia remained committed to marble as a medium even when it might have confounded other members of the mid-20th-century avant-garde. Some of his solutions and resolutions of medium to form are on view at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs.
  • Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
  • Frequent visitors to the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton are familiar with the work of Nico Yektai, even if they do not realize it. Anyone who has taken a rest on one of the commodious benches in the gallery has experienced it. The seats are remarkable in their perfect adaptation to the human form, even in their spare materials of wood, metal, and concrete.
  • It wasn’t just a dream. Music for Montauk is back again this year, and in the capable hands of Lilah Gosman and Milos Repicky, who rebooted the popular classical music series last year with some off-season events and a week of musical surprises in August. The future of the concerts had been uncertain after the death of the founder, Ruth Widder, in 2013.
  • For the past several decades, a movement has been taking shape under the radar of the art world and even the artists within it. That will change with the opening this weekend of the Parrish Art Museum’s “Radical Seafaring,” a pioneering exhibition and catalog produced by Andrea Grover that seeks to define “offshore art.”
  • Stephen Antonakos, a neon pioneer from the 1960s onward, discovered several different styles within that medium from that period until his death in 2013. From outlines of simple geometric shapes to complicated overlays on painted surfaces, and late work with neon-backlit painted wood assemblages, he found in the colorful gas tubing a visual language to explore relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms.
  • Yung Jake, an artist and rapper based in Los Angeles who grew up in Bridgehampton as Jake Patterson, will perform as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Slithering Screens: 10 Years of New Frontier at Sundance Institute” show tomorrow at 9 p.m. in Manhattan.
  • Jack Lenor Larsen is not someone to sit back with his feet up on his desk, head cradled in his hands, and tell you about the good old days. The designer, builder, collector, and gardener would rather talk about the pergola he recently finished or the shrub he just pruned, the book he is writing, or his plans for the future.

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