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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.

  • “Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption From Park Avenue to Havana,” a one-woman show written and performed by Adelaide Mestre that combines music and storytelling, will be performed at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Tuesday evening at 7.
  • When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside of Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House. “I said I’m going to work at a restaurant as a busboy. I found a job at a really swanky restaurant, and I got the bug. I’ve had a passion for wine and hospitality ever since.”
  • The sculptor Michael Combs, whose work is inspired by the lives of his ancestors, North Fork baymen, fishermen and decoy-carvers, will sign copies of his new book in the lobby of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday at 11 a.m. “Time Out of Mind,” an exhibition of oil paintings by Michael Oruch, will open with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Art Space 98 in East Hampton and remain on view through Aug. 22.
  • Paintings by Paul Feeley and John Wesley, will be shown in the first exhibition at the Collective by Jeff Lincoln in Southampton. “Pop Art: ‘A Catalyst for Dreams,’ Abstraction and Figuration,” will be shown through July 27. “The Last Baymen of Amagansett,” an exhibition of photographs by Michael Ruggiero, is on view from today through Sept. 19 at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor. A reception will be held Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a play written by James Lecesne, who plays all nine characters, will begin a six-day run at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on Monday at 8 p.m. Leonard is an orphaned gay 14-year-old who comes to live with his aunt, a hairdresser in a small New Jersey shore town. However, he is never seen; the story begins when the aunt reports his disappearance to a local detective.
  • If you think eating 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes is difficult, imagine performing all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Ian Harkins, Shannon Harris, and Rafe Terrizzi will attempt the seemingly impossible feat not once but 10 times starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.
  • The Big Tent: Party for the Park! — a communitywide celebration and fund-raiser for Sag Harbor’s proposed John Steinbeck Memorial Park — will take place Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. under a tent on Long Wharf.
  • If music is the food of love, a satisfying supper can be had at Guild Hall on Sunday evening at 8 when Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett, newly married Broadway veterans, will perform the greatest songs from notable married couples, among them Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Sonny and Cher, and Beyonce and Jay-Z.
  • Brian Rutenberg will show his recent paintings in a new show, "Scallop Pond" at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton. The show will open Saturday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue through July 17. Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will open “Dichotomies and Transformations: Genesis-Lilith-Shekhinah,” an exhibition of Jewish-themes works by Berenice D’Vorzon with a reception today from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 5.

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