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  • 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.”
  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “Stuffed,” a new comedy about food, fat, and fearlessness written by and starring Lisa Lampanelli, a two-time Grammy nominee, on Saturday evening at 8. The venue will barely have time to catch its breath before launching the three-week run of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” its second Mainstage production of the season, on Tuesday evening.
  • Paintings by Paul Resika will be shown at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton in the show “Boats and Sails.” It will open today and run through July 14. The Drawing Room in East Hampton will present concurrent solo exhibitions of work by Mel Kendrick and Thomas Nozkowski from tomorrow through July 25.
  • Nick Tarr saves stuff, and he always has. “I need things,” he said. “I don’t paint things.” The boxes he made for 20 years and with which he is perhaps most closely identified are jam-packed with objects and images he has accumulated. So, too, are his more recent scanographs and a series of spatially ambiguous photographs that testify to his compulsive and wide-ranging collecting.
  • The Choral Society of the Hamptons will perform the world premiere of “The Reluctant Moses,” an opera by Victoria Bond, on June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. Commissioned by the society, the work is scored for solo bass vocalist, solo string bass, chorus, and orchestra, and will share the evening’s program with Beethoven’s “Mass in C.”
  • Studio 11 in Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton will show “From Memory,” an exhibition of paintings by Louise Crandell. A reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through July 10. “Natural Forces,” a solo exhibition of works on paper and canvas by Steven Kinder, will be on view at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill from Saturday through July 18, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Amy Kirwin, the Southampton Arts Center’s new director of programs, took a visitor on a tour of the Job’s Lane building that was the longtime home of the Parrish Art Museum. With the shops replaced by exhibition space and a temporary wall removed to admit daylight into another gallery, the exhibition area feels brighter and roomier.

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