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  • Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will open its East End Music Film Series on Sunday at 2 p.m. with a screening of Sharyn Felder’s “A.K.A. Doc Pomus.” Hosted by Suzy Elmiger, an accomplished film editor, the series will also feature D.A. Pennebaker’s “Company” and his first film, “Daybreak Express,” on Feb. 7 and “Voices of Sarafina!” by Nigel Nobel on Feb. 28, both at 2 p.m. All three filmmakers will be present for the screenings.
  • Alejandro Sainz Alfonso will exhibit for the first time at the Grenning Gallery. His colorful silkscreens offer a comedic take on his life in Cuba. Marissa Bridge, whose exhibition “A Bridge in Conversation” is on view at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton through Feb. 7, will be at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. to talk about her life and work.
  • The Parrish Art Museum’s wildly popular PechaKucha programs, each of which features rapid-fire presentations by creative East End residents, has spawned an offspring of sorts. Neoteric Night, which will happen tomorrow at 6, is a networking event focused on, but not limited to, visual artists, writers, dancers, designers, craftsmen, and anybody interested in meeting and perhaps collaborating with other creative people.
  • The JDTLab, Guild Hall’s program devoted to presenting work by performing artists from the East End and, occasionally, beyond, will begin its third season on Tuesday evening at 7:30 with a free staged reading of “Extinction,” a new play by Gabe McKinley that explores the evolution of friendships. Subsequent programs will include two new musicals, a one-artist show, three plays, and an immersive deconstruction of the Andromeda myth.
  • Solo exhibitions by Ashley Carter and David B. Smith will be at the Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton through March 9. Christian Little examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex and drama at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill. A reception will happen Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • “Sordid Lives,” a black comedy by the Texas-born writer, director, and producer Del Shores, will open this evening at 7:30 at the Southampton Cultural Center and run through Jan. 31. The play premiered in Los Angeles in 1996 and won 14 Drama-Logue Awards.
  • A partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival has broadened the East Hampton Library’s already vigorous year-round film program. The relationship began last fall, when the library became a festival site. “It was a great match for us,” said Dennis Fabiszak, the library’s director. “They can use our facility as a small theater for the festival, and we have become their local viewing site throughout the year.”
  • For 30 years, Alexis Rockman has rendered the natural world, producing both detailed oil paintings depicting the dystopian consequences of climate change, genetic engineering, and industrial pollution, and more immediate field drawings of plants and animals encountered on his travels.
  • Ned Smyth doesn’t remember his first visit to the Louvre, since he was 18 months old at the time. Years later, his parents told him that he ran ahead of them as they approached the entrance. Once inside, they found him on his knees, genuflecting.
  • A reception will take place Saturday at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor from 5 to 7 p.m for the photographer Daniel Jones. A group show, “Winter Light: East End Artists,” organized by Arlene Bujese, will be on view at the Southampton Cultural Center from Tuesday through Feb. 15. A reception will be held on Jan. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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