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  •     Were George Washington alive today, he wouldn’t have to apologize for cutting down the cherry tree: He would repurpose it. That’s what Susan Goldstein did with two cherry trees that were in decline on her North Haven property, one of which was more than 100 years old. Instead of letting the wood end up in a landfill, she challenged Will Paulson, a Mattituck cabinetmaker, to find uses for it. He turned out a massive dining room table, a living room cocktail table, stair treads, a bathroom counter, and several decorative pieces for the house.

  • Carlos Lama, a D.J., vinyl enthusiast, and audio engineer from Sag Harbor who has been a fixture on the East End music scene since moving here from Texas in 2010, will host the next Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • The long and winding road from Uruguay to East Hampton has taken Aurelio Torres to many places conducive to two of his passions, painting and windsurfing.
  • The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton will open “Love and Passion,” a group exhibition of work by more than 50 artists, on Saturday, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. “Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works” is on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts through June 26. A reception for the artist, who has a house in Amagansett, will take place Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Jack Ingram deLashmet, a renowned landscape architect and garden designer whose sense of humor and courtly Southern manner charmed friends and clients, died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson on Sunday after a long illness.
  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will open its East End Music Film Series on Sunday at 2 p.m. with a screening of Sharyn Felder’s “A.K.A. Doc Pomus.” Hosted by Suzy Elmiger, an accomplished film editor, the series will also feature D.A. Pennebaker’s “Company” and his first film, “Daybreak Express,” on Feb. 7 and “Voices of Sarafina!” by Nigel Nobel on Feb. 28, both at 2 p.m. All three filmmakers will be present for the screenings.
  • Alejandro Sainz Alfonso will exhibit for the first time at the Grenning Gallery. His colorful silkscreens offer a comedic take on his life in Cuba. Marissa Bridge, whose exhibition “A Bridge in Conversation” is on view at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton through Feb. 7, will be at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. to talk about her life and work.
  • The Parrish Art Museum’s wildly popular PechaKucha programs, each of which features rapid-fire presentations by creative East End residents, has spawned an offspring of sorts. Neoteric Night, which will happen tomorrow at 6, is a networking event focused on, but not limited to, visual artists, writers, dancers, designers, craftsmen, and anybody interested in meeting and perhaps collaborating with other creative people.
  • The JDTLab, Guild Hall’s program devoted to presenting work by performing artists from the East End and, occasionally, beyond, will begin its third season on Tuesday evening at 7:30 with a free staged reading of “Extinction,” a new play by Gabe McKinley that explores the evolution of friendships. Subsequent programs will include two new musicals, a one-artist show, three plays, and an immersive deconstruction of the Andromeda myth.
  • Solo exhibitions by Ashley Carter and David B. Smith will be at the Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton through March 9. Christian Little examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex and drama at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill. A reception will happen Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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  • The graduate program is now accepting applications for next fall.
  • The Hamptons Film Festival presented a double feature in Sag Harbor on Sunday afternoon.

  • The subject is the increasing radicalization of German youth from the mid-1960s through the formation of the Red Army Faction a/k/a the Baader-Meinhof group in 1970.
  • Sag Harbor's HarborFest 2015 offers maritime fun all weekend long.
  • This year’s festival will include the world premiere of “The Champions,” a documentary by Darcy Dennett that follows the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of Michael Vick, the NFL quarterback, and the people who fought to save them despite pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society to euthanize them.
  • Christmas Performances
    The Old Whalers Church will hold two Christmas celebrations this weekend. A radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the chapel of the church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The free, hourlong show will include members of the East End theater community, church members, friends, and sound effects.

  • Saturday's foul weather didn't deter filmmakers and filmgoers from a festive brunch at c/o the Maidstone, which serves as the headquarters for the Hamptons International Film Festival. Mimosas, bloody marys, and passed hors d'oeuvres helped warm up a happy crowd.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival's official kickoff took place at Guild Hall Thursday night with a screening of Theodore Melfi's "St. Vincent" starring Melissa McCarthy as newly single mother who must leave her 12-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher) in the care of her curmudgeonly new neighbor, played by Bill Murray, while she works.

  • "Charlie's Country" is the third collaboration between David Gulpilil, an Australian Aboriginal actor, and Rolf de Heer, a Dutch-born director who lives in Australia. Mr. Gulpilil plays the title character, who lives in a Northern Territory Aboriginal community where white laws have encroached and undermined the traditional ways of life.

  • The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will take place Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ross School Center for Well-Being in East Hampton. Now in its 14th year, the event is the hospice’s only annual fund-raiser held in East Hampton.

    Each year, approximately 100 artists transform small cigar and wine boxes into works of portable art. Among this year’s participants are Jennifer Cross, Eric Fischl, Connie Fox, April Gornik, Priscilla Heine, William King, Rex Lau, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, and Frank Wimberly.