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  • In February 2004, I took the family to Mexico. Sort of the way Chevy Chase took his family across the U.S. in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

  • “My Life Is a Musical,” a musical comedy by Adam Overett, will have its world premiere with a five-week run at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor from Tuesday through Aug. 31.

    The play’s protagonist is Parker, a shy accountant with one particular quirk: When he leaves his apartment every morning, he hears people singing and sees them dancing, to the accompaniment of an invisible orchestra. Nobody else knows this is happening. His life is a musical — and he hates musicals.

  • Lady Gaga Portraits

    “Portraits of Lady Gaga,” an exhibition of high-definition video portraits by Robert Wilson, will have its United States premiere on Saturday at the Watermill Center’s summer benefit and will remain on view through Sept. 14.

  • The house shared by Liz Robbins, a well-known Washington lobbyist, and her husband, Doug Johnson, a former news anchor for WABC-TV, reveals itself gradually. Though in the estate area of the Village of East Hampton, it isn’t visible from the street, hidden not by manicured hedges but by a profusion of shrubbery and trees. A short gravel drive leads to an inauspicious parking area. The front door is all but hidden by climbing roses, which cover the shingled facade and were in bloom on a recent visit. The house is reminiscent of a bucolic English cottage.

  • “Clever Little Lies,” a comedy by the Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro that premiered last fall at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., will open at Guild Hall on Wednesday and run through Aug. 3. The original cast—Marlo Thomas, Greg Mullavey, Jim Stanek, and Kate Wetherhead—will star in the production, which will be directed by David Saint, artistic director of George Street Playhouse.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the first comprehensive survey since 1966 of the work of William Glackens from Sunday through Oct. 13. Spanning the artist’s career from the 1890s through the 1930s, the exhibition will include more than 70 paintings and works on paper from important public and private collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Cleveland Museum.

  • Bill King at Art Barge
    Artists Speak at the Art Barge will feature William King, a sculptor whose work is on view at Duck Creek Farm in Springs, in conversation with Janet Goleas, an artist, writer, and curator, on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

  • Slightly frazzled, toting coffee in a takeout container, Nina Yankowitz admitted having been up until 4 a.m. — not partying but working — as she welcomed a Sunday-morning visitor to the Sag Harbor home she shares with her husband, Barry Holden. While Mr. Holden, an architect and sometime collaborator, disappeared, laptop in hand, for a conference call, Ms. Yankowitz led her guest to an upstairs living room overlooking Noyac Bay.

  • 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

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  • 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.