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  • The second annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival has brought together seven documentaries and one narrative feature that explore different aspects of the Jewish experience. Presented by the Southampton Cultural Center in partnership with the Chabad Southampton Jewish Center, the weekly screenings will begin Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a showing of “I Have Never Forgotten You,” a 2006 documentary about Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor, and his work with the American War Crimes Unit, which tracked down more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals.
  • Once a year the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill invites one artist to use the museum as a playground whose building, collection, and grounds are fair game for projects that use them in imaginative and innovative ways. Since the “Platform” series launched in November 2012, “We have been wondering how the series would incorporate performance, dance, and other artistic disciplines,” said Andrea Grover, the museum’s curator of special projects. “Since Jonah Bokaer is very much a crossover artist working between media, he seemed like the perfect person to invite to do this.”
  • Awhite, two-story house with a sailboat in the driveway on a quiet East Hampton street gives no clue to the artistry and craftsmanship of its inhabitants. Once inside, however, the creativity of its owners, Abigail and Paul Vogel, is visible everywhere.
  • In October 2005, Stephen Beachy, writing in New York magazine, asked, “Who is the real JT Leroy?” and proposed an answer. A few months later, The New York Times called the Leroy enigma “one of the most bizarre literary mysteries in recent memory” and Vanity Fair dubbed it the “literary parlor game of ‘Who Is JT Leroy?’ ”
  • The Southampton Arts Center will kick off its summer music programs with three free outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People on Tour program will return to the center on Saturday afternoon at 4 with a free performance on the outdoor stage by Thunderswamp, a party jazz collective whose music celebrates the culture and legacy of New Orleans. Compositions by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Professor Longhair, and others will be on the program.
  • Tomorrow night at 8, Benjamin Scheu­er will perform his award-winning coming-of-age musical “The Lion,” accompanying himself on guitar. Mr. Scheuer, who has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, delivers a solo performance depicting his rock ’n’ roll memoir from boyhood to the present, in the process finding his inner roar as he tells the tale of four generations of his family.
  • Calling all tree lovers! Get down to the Woodbine Collection in Montauk for the opening of “The Tree Show” tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “Water+Color+Works,” a group show of contemporary watercolors, will be on view at the Amagansett Library from tomorrow through July 31. A reception will happen Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • It wasn’t a hairpiece. Or a toupee. It was a full-blown wig, a helmet of synthetic hair that I kept on a Styrofoam wig stand in a corner of my loft where nobody but my wife would see it.
  • The Southampton Arts Center, in partnership with the New York Academy of Art, will present “Water/Bodies,” an exhibition organized by Eric Fischl and David Kratz, the academy’s president, from tomorrow through July 31. A reception will be held on July 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • When Lana Jokel undertakes a film project, she doesn’t so do casually. At present, she is working on a documentary on Michael Chow, best known as a restaurateur but also a serious artist who exhibited his paintings at the Warhol Museum in February and, as Ms. Jokel explained at her Bridgehampton house, a complex and multifaceted figure who has lived an extraordinary life. She has already filmed in Shanghai, Beijing, and Pittsburgh and estimates the project will take several years. “He’s now 77,” she said. “I told him I’d like to finish by the time he’s 80.”

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