For those old enough to remember the psychedelic ’60s, and those who wish they could, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “A Night at the Fillmore East: A Musical Tribute to the Legendary Venue” on Saturday at 8 p.m.
During a recent conversation at his house and studio on seven wooded acres in Noyac, Dan Welden said, “ ‘Master printmaker’ is a touchy title for me,’ I know printmaking pretty well now, but every so often it will throw me for a bit of a loop. I like the idea that I don’t feel totally secure in any one thing. If somebody knows it all, then they might be considered a master. But that word ‘master’ prevents you from learning more, it puts a ceiling on things.” Little wonder, then, that the ceiling of his great room soars 30 feet.
The Watermill Center will present an art exhibition, two open rehearsals, and tours of the building and grounds this weekend, beginning tomorrow at 1 p.m. with a screening at Francesca Fini’s “Ofelia No Anneka (Ophelia Did Not Drown)” and followed by an open rehearsal of “La Masca,” a mixed-media installation. Ms. Fini is a current resident at the center.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” was one of the few grown-up films I saw as an 11-year-old. While I respect its place in the history of musical theater, I did not expect to be engaged almost 50 years later by a concert version at the Southampton Cultural Center.
a group exhibition of work by artists inspired by their experiences and interpretations of the concept of place, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An exhibition of paintings by Melissa Hin, an artist from Miller Place whose work explores “the expression of emotion,” is on view at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through March 27.
After a three-month hiatus, Ille Arts will reopen at a new Amagansett location on Saturday at 171 Main Street with an exhibition of paintings by Fulvio Massi and sculpture by Marianne Weil. A reception will take place on March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show will remain on view through April 4.
“Rising,” an exhibition of works by members of the Bonac Tonic art collective, will be on view Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, with an opening reception set for Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will welcome spring with two popular choral classics, on March 20 at 5 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. The program will feature Bach’s Cantata No. 4, “Christ Lay in Death’s Bonds,” and Fauré’s Requiem.
In recognition of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, and the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will offer a day of free one-hour guided tours. Space for this program is limited, and reservations, which can be made by calling 283-3195, are required.
This year’s festival will include the world premiere of “The Champions,” a documentary by Darcy Dennett that follows the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of Michael Vick, the NFL quarterback, and the people who fought to save them despite pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society to euthanize them.