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  • Southampton Arts Summer 2014 at Stony Brook Southampton will present four public events during the coming week, starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a free staged reading in the Avram Theater of “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell.”

    The reading will feature Mercedes Ruehl, Matthew Klam, Ain Gordon, Stephen Hamilton, and Christian Scheider reading from a script shaped by Kathie Russo, Gray’s widow, and Lucy Sexton, a theater director, from the monologist’s published work as well as from more personal material.

  • Eric Dever in Chelsea

  • The recent appearance of Joe Pintauro’s photographs in galleries and in print came as a surprise to those who know him as a prolific playwright, poet, novelist, and longtime fixture of the theatrical and literary worlds. When he received Guild Hall’s lifetime achievement award in 2008, it was for the literary arts. There was no mention of photography.

  • Maya Lin at the Parrish
        The Parrish Art Museum’s Platform series, which consists of artist-driven projects that approach exhibition and programming in unconventional ways, will present seven works by Maya Lin from tomorrow through Oct. 13.

        Since 1981, when Ms. Lin won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., at the age of 21, she has established herself as one of the most important public artists of our time.

  • “Bernstein! From Bible to Broadway,” this year’s Choral Society of the Hamptons summer concert, will be presented in two performances on Saturday, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

  • King at Duck Creek
    An exhibition of large-scale outdoor aluminum sculptures by William King will be held at Duck Creek Farm in Springs from Sunday through Aug. 4. An opening reception for the artist, a longtime resident of East Hampton, will take place Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons is joining forces with Guild Hall on Sunday to celebrate the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, with a 6 p.m. screening there of Susan Lacy’s “Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note” and a related panel discussion. On June 28, the choral society will present “Bernstein! From Bible to Broadway” at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

  • Guild Hall’s exhibition program will kick into high gear this weekend, as three new exhibitions open Saturday, joining Arlene Slavin’s “Intersections,” which debuted last month.

  • Judith Hudson at Tripoli
    “Judith Hudson: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton tomorrow and remain on view through July 13. The exhibition consists of a series of watercolors that explore the humorous, lusty, and quixotic sides of Shakespeare’s comedy. A reception will be held on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Artists on Inspiration
        “Unmasking the Muse: Inspiration in the Arts,” a panel discussion with Laurie Anderson, Andrea Cote, and Maria Maciak moderated by Marion Wolberg Weiss, will take place Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs.

        Ms. Anderson, who has a house in Springs, is an internationally renowned experimental performance artist, composer, and musician whose work has extended the boundaries of performance for four decades.

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  • 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.