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  • The Watermill Center has composed a tasting menu of avant-garde dance, opera, and visual art for this weekend, as well as a tour of the center on Saturday and an international brunch on Sunday.
  • Garden enthusiasts across the East End will be monitoring the weather reports this weekend in the hope that umbrellas will not be required for the Parrish Art Museum’s Sunday garden tours. But when it comes to such tours, whatever the weather, if you hold it, they will come.
  • The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs has just published the first children's book about the Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner. “Lee Krasner: An Artist’s Life,” was Written by Alan Zola Kronzek, illustrated by Ruby Jackson, and edited by Helen Harrison, the study center’s director. “WetLand,” Mary Mattingly’s modified 1971 Rockwell Whitcraft houseboat that produces its own food and energy, will be docked at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor from today through June 20 as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s current exhibition, “Radical Seafaring.”
  • If a house in Southampton can be classic and new at the same time, there’s a good chance it was designed or redesigned by John David Rose, an architect with deep roots in the village and a determination to honor its architectural history. One such house, a Dutch Colonial on Boyeson Road, can be seen on Saturday as part of the Southampton Historical Museum’s seventh annual house tour.
  • The plein air painters group, the Wednesday Group, will be showing an exhibition of their work at The Nature Conservancy in East Hampton. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., until July 1. The East End Photographers Group will take over Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday for nine days with an exhibition of work by 25 of its members. An opening reception, with music by Job Potter and Friends, happens on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.,
  • While the culinary world’s emphasis on locally sourced ingredients shows no sign of abating, the ingredients and techniques of global cuisine are increasingly important to the chef community, as exemplified by the presence at the Stony Brook Southampton Food Lab’s upcoming conference of Deuki Hong, a 25-year-old chef at one of New York’s hottest Korean restaurants.
  • The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will kick off its 25th summer season Saturday night with “How Long Has This Been Going On?” an evening of stories, songs, and laughs with Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon, followed next week by the world premiere of “The Forgotten Woman,” a new comedy-drama by Jonathan Tolins.
  • Among the best-known benefits are the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party and the Bay Street Theater’s 25th Summer Gala, both of which are likely to sell out in advance despite being held the same evening. Art or theater, it’s your choice.
  • The Art Barge on Napeague will open for classes on June 6, featuring courses in studio painting and ceramics. The Springs Improvement Society will hold its 32nd annual members’ show from tomorrow through Monday at Ashawagh Hall.
  • The first-ever Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Day will bring to the village a plethora of programs and events related to its history, culture, community, and music on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day and evening.

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