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  • 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.
  • 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.”

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