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  • Although there are some outliers, it is striking how many pieces in “TERRITORY: Abstraction on the East End Today” have such a strong linear and geometric approach. Whether by accident or design, the show makes a strong case for a local aesthetic that favors such a style of abstraction.
  • Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, and Wainscott will be the focus of this year’s Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons garden tour, to be held on Saturday. Celebrating its 30th year, the tour will include five private gardens of note.
  • For a few short weeks, the galleries at Guild Hall will bring East Africa to East Hampton through the local and international photography and collage work of Peter Beard.
  • The Hamptons International Film Festival will bring back its popular SummerDocs series for the eighth time this summer, beginning on July 9 with “Author: The JT Leroy Story,” which examines the unraveling of a decade-long literary hoax and the perpetrator behind it.
  • Toni Ross’s sculptures sometimes seem like they are everywhere, and often it is because they are. With regular shows here and in New York, a recent show in Paris, and a coming installation at Marders in Bridgehampton in conjunction with the Parrish Road Show in August, she is currently showing at the Drawing Room in East Hampton.
  • 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.

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