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  • Art Basel week in Miami, which ended on Sunday, brought the usual international crowds and galleries, satellite fairs, and installations everywhere. In addition to the galleries that did show, a number of East End dealers and artists participated even if they weren’t showing.
  • “A Change in the Wind”
        Sara Nightingale will present “Kia Pedersen: A Change in the Wind” beginning Saturday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Ms. Pedersen employs her training as a printmaker, sculptor, painter, and architect in subverting traditional methods of printmaking, leaving out or changing the usual steps involved.

  •     John Messinger, an East Hampton artist who teaches photography at the Ross School, is now in residence at the Watermill Center and will show his work there on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

  •    While every presentation of East End Stories on Film at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill offers compelling reasons to see it, last Thursday’s version was particularly rewarding, coming primarily from Genie Henderson and the LTV archive, which dates back to the station’s beginnings in 1984.

  •    The five-year old Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Festival has fully come into its own. Each year, the festival has grown in size and prestige, and its main event at Bay Street Theatre Saturday night brought some of the most respected names in documentary filmmaking to Sag Harbor.

  • Weber’s People Paintings
        “Eighteen Years of Painting People,” a retrospective exhibition of work by Nick Weber, is on view at QF Gallery in East Hampton through Dec. 30.

  •    The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will return to Sag Harbor this weekend with three days of programming and a gala honoring Susan Lacy, the creator of the “American Masters” series on PBS.

  •     The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church will hold the choral refrains of Christmases past with the Choral Society of the Hamptons concert “A Baroque Christmas” on Dec. 9, with performances at 3 and 5:30 p.m. A benefit brunch at Pierre’s in Bridgehampton will precede the concerts and a silent auction will follow.

  • Pollock Programs on LTV
        LTV’s Channel 20 will air a number of programs through December addressing Jackson Pollock, produced by Tim Sullivan and Patrice Jacobsen. Those outside the LTV viewing area may access them online at the ltveh.org video-on-demand feature. Air dates and times can be found on the Web site as well.

  •    Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island will bring its ninth annual OLA Latino Film Festival to the Parrish Art Museum on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
        The festival will present films from recent Latino cinema, such as “Locas Mujeres,” a documentary by Maria Elena Wood about the inner world of the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. The film, which opens the festival on Saturday at 6 p.m., won the Audience Choice Award at the Santiago International Film Festival.

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  • The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons celebrated the 10th edition of its calendar on Saturday night at the Water Mill home of Sandra Powers, who is this year's pet calendar chairwoman.

    Previous artists such as Paul Davis, Carol Saxe, and Billy Sullivan joined Eric Fischl, who conceived this year's cover. 

    Calendars are on sale now through ARF. Those interested can call Kathy at 537-0400,extension 214.

  • The Water Mill Museum is holding its annual quilt show through Sept. 14. A tradition spanning almost three decades, the show features dozens of quilts hung and draped over every available surface, making a riot of color and patterns throughout the old mill space.

    Each is hand-crafted and reasonably priced for both new and vintage pieces. There are traditional quilts, baby quilts, and crazy quilts.

    A special queen-sized quilt up for raffle features shades of blue and yellow and will be awarded to a winning ticket on Oct. 11 at the museum’s Bowls of Plenty event.

  • There are only three more performances of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at Mulford Farm, presented by the Hamptons Independent Theater Festival, known more familiarly as HITFest. If you can, see all three.

    The two-hour production is a delight from start to finish, harnessing a bit of Ariel’s magic to make the spare set and staging as engaging as the acting is polished and professional, rivaling Public Theater productions in Central Park I’ve seen over the years.

  • The Watermill Center held its benefit “One Thousand Nights and One Night/Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade” on Saturday night with Jim Jarmusch playing guitar in the Zen room and guests such as Philip Glass and Isabelle Huppert milling about the grounds. The party raised $2.2 million for the center’s International Summer Program and its year-round artists residencies and education programs.

  • Although Southampton Town police officers did their best to keep traffic moving on County Road 39, drivers heading to the fair mixing with the regular summer evening traffic made for a messy commute on Thursday night.

  • “White Hot + Blue” was the theme of this year’s LongHouse Reserve’s benefit in East Hampton on Saturday and the grounds and guests were done up just right.

  • Susan and Stanley Reifer will open their Bridgehampton garden on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. through the Garden Conservency.

    The garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu, Chinese artist who has incorporate Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism on the garden's five acres. The garden includes pavilions, bridges, and water features accessed by winding paths.

    The garden is at 5 Paumanok Road, Bridgehampton and  admission is $5.

  • The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.

    The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.