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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.

  • As a child in Santa Barbara, the first thing Celeste Gainey wanted to be when she grew up was a poet. That ambition was fully realized in March with the publication by Red Hen Press of her first book, “The Gaffer,” from which she will read selections at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Tuesday.
  • “Cuba 1959,” an exhibition of photographs by Burt Glinn opens at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor. Pop in to the pop-up watercolor art show at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton on Saturday, Sunday, and Sept. 5 and 6. The show will benefit the Peconic Land Trust.
  • Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber were editing their film “Peace Officer,” a documentary about the militarization of America’s police forces, when, on Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown was killed by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Bill Boggs, a four-time Emmy Award-winning television host, will share stories about his encounters with Frank Sinatra and screen highlights from his televised interview with the singer — the longest of Sinatra’s career — tonight at 8 at Guild Hall.
  • The Hampton Classic is riding into town and so are Lynn Matsuoka's equestrian paintings. See them at Snake Hollow Studio, Bridgehampton, located across the road from the Hampton Classic. See work by 11 local artists in "Convergence II," at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
  • The stars will be shining at Guild Hall this week, beginning tonight at 8 with a staged reading of “Sharpies,” a new comedy by Eugene Pack, an Emmy Award-nominated writer.
  • “Summer Diaries,” a show by Billy Sullivan will open at Ille Arts with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. “Anna Walinska: Abstractions From the ’50s and ’60s” will open Saturday at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through Sept. 3.
  • The Hamptons International Film Festival’s 23rd iteration, which will take place from Oct. 8 through 12, will be the last with Stuart Match Suna as chairman. Mr. Match Suna, the president of Silvercup Studios and a founder of the festival, has been chairman for 18 years.
  • Rock ’n’ roll, ballet, cabaret, and Dr. Oz will take turns entertaining and informing audiences at Guild Hall in East Hampton Village this week, with “Bjork: Biophilia Live,” a film that captures the artist’s 2013 multimedia concert in London, set to conclude the Rock Cinema series tonight at 8.

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  • 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.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their annual awards Monday morning at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

    The festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer Steinman’s documentary about the 4 Deserts Race Series of 150-mile ultramarathons. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” won the Audience Award for Best Short.

  •    Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.