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  • Slow food, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and farm-to-table are terms that are so ubiquitous in the ever-expanding culinary world that hardly a restaurant opens today that doesn’t tout its use of locally sourced organic ingredients. By: Mark Segal

  • Inspired at Ashawagh

    “Under the Influence,” an exhibition of work by five artists who have been involved with the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 to 4. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7:30.

  • In 2010, after having lived in New York City for five years, Ross Watts was at a crossroads. Since exhibiting at the Stefan Stux Gallery in Chelsea soon after moving to the city, he had been spending less time in his studio and more time working as an art handler at the New Museum and at various galleries.

  • Ceramics at Ille Arts

    Ille Arts in Amagansett will open a solo exhibition of sculpture by Peter Jauquet with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through April 6.

    Mr. Jauquet, who lives in Greenport, has worked as a ceramic sculptor for eight years. His work is informed by Cubism and Surrealism and reflects his interest in tribal art, veneration objects, and religious and political figure types.

  • Bill King, the celebrated sculptor whose long-limbed appearance was as distinctive as his artwork, died peacefully at home on Saddle Lane in East Hampton on March 4. He was 90.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is launching a new exhibition series, Parrish Perspectives, which will focus on ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. The first three shows, on view from Sunday through April 26, will feature work by Robert Dash, Jules Feiffer, and Joe Zucker.

  • Two at Drawing Room

    The Drawing Room in East Hampton will reopen Saturday with concurrent solo exhibitions of paintings by Vincent Longo and sculpture by Elaine Grove. The show will run through April 27.

  • Artworks began appearing in public locations in and around the Village of Southampton in September. Spray-painted with a bright, glittery palette, some were abstract, some included letters and words, and some bore the stenciled face of a helmeted Valkyrie.

  • It may be the dead of a brutal winter, but the coming week will be a busy one at Guild Hall. A National Theatre Live screening of “Treasure Island,” suitable for ages 10 and up, will happen on Saturday at 8 p.m.

  • Softball Inspired

    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton will be the site of “Spring Training 2015,” a pop-up art exhibition, from tomorrow through March 29. A reception will be held March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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    • Sag Harbor's HarborFest 2015 offers maritime fun all weekend long.
    • 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.
    • 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.