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  • Joe Brondo, author and co-star of “Bluebirds,” which will open a six-performance engagement at Guild Hall on Friday, Feb. 20, did not grow up dreaming of a life in the theater. An East Hampton native, he was obsessed with computers while in high school. “That was all I did, I was always hunched over my desk,” he recalled. “I was kind of a class clown, but on the weirder end of the spectrum. I wasn’t the super-popular goofball.”

  • “From the Archive,” an exhibition of photographs by Gosta Peterson, a renowned fashion photographer, is on view at the Turn Gallery in Manhattan through March 22. The show includes groundbreaking black-and-white photographs from 1960 through 1980, among them his New York Times photographs of Twiggy, the iconic English model, and his “Fashion of the Times” cover photo of Naomi Sims, the first African-American to appear on the cover of an American magazine.

  • Pioneer at Watermill Center

    The Watermill Center will present a special workshop introducing the work of Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990), a revolutionary Polish visual artist and theater director, on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

  • The world premiere of “The New Sincerity,” a comedy written by Alena Smith and directed by Bob Balaban, will kick off the Mainstage summer season at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on May 26. The other Mainstage productions will be “Other People’s Money,” starring Jason Alexander in the play by Jerry Sterner, and “Grey Gardens,” the musical based on the story of the Beale ladies.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall will present a screening of “The Searchers,” John Ford’s 1956 western, on Saturday at 7 p.m. Alec Baldwin and David Nugent, the festival’s director, will host the program.

    Although it got mixed reviews upon its release and received no Oscar nominations, “The Searchers” is now considered by many, including the American Film Institute, among the 10 best American films of all time.

  • Living Pictures

    The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present “The Fish Juggler,” a free program of tableaux vivants, living pictures, created by the East End Special Players, a group of learning-disabled actors, on Saturday from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Tableau vivant is a style of theater initially popularized in the court of King Louis XIV.

  • As cookie-cutter mansions spread across the East End, the Architectural Sessions, a series of panels and presentations organized by the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and A.I.A. Peconic, continues to provide fascinating perspectives on architecture’s many possibilities. Friday’s program, “Pro Bono: Architects Who Serve Humanity,” focused on two unique projects, one in Rwanda, the other in Brooklyn, that are, in different ways, about creating something of value for their communities.

  • Lichtenstein Film

    The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Roy Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes,” a 1995 film that documents the creative process, from concept to fabrication and installation, of one of the artist’s most important public sculptures, tomorrow at 6 p.m.

  • Jane Wilson, whose singular landscape paintings, many inspired by the East End, secured her reputation as one of the leading painters of the postwar era, died of heart failure on Jan. 13 at the Calvary Hospice of the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home in New York City. She was 90.

  • John and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull both arrived on the East End in the early 1980s, but they didn’t meet until 15 years ago. “I heard that John taught a karate class for children, so I called him to see where the program was. My son Max started taking classes, and one thing led to another.”

    Married for 13 years, each pursues a number of different interests, including ceramics for her and martial arts for him, and both are committed to public service. “We have a good collaboration,” Ms. Turnbull said.

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  • Christmas Performances
    The Old Whalers Church will hold two Christmas celebrations this weekend. A radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the chapel of the church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The free, hourlong show will include members of the East End theater community, church members, friends, and sound effects.

  • 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.