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  • The Watermill Center will launch its annual Scaler Lecture Series on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a talk by Kinan Azmeh, a Syrian clarinetist and composer, titled “Art in Times of Crisis.” Robert Wilson, the center’s artistic director, and Kate Eberstadt, a former artist-in-residence there, have selected the six speakers.
  • Martha Redbone comes by her immersion in American Roots music honestly. Her late father was an African-American from North Carolina, her mother was a Cherokee-Shawnee-Choctaw from Appalachia, and she spent much of her youth in Kentucky coal-mining country. The singer-songwriter’s lineage has inspired “Bone Hill: The Concert,” an interdisciplinary theater work that will be presented at Guild Hall tomorrow at 8 p.m.
  • Solo exhibitions of work by Sharon Horvath and Adrian Nivola will be shown at the Drawing Room in East Hampton. The East Hampton Library has inaugurated a local art exhibition series in its Tom Twomey Gallery with a show of work by Karen Peters Sloves. A reception will take place Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and the exhibition will continue through Aug. 5.
  • “Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption From Park Avenue to Havana,” a one-woman show written and performed by Adelaide Mestre that combines music and storytelling, will be performed at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Tuesday evening at 7.
  • When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside of Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House. “I said I’m going to work at a restaurant as a busboy. I found a job at a really swanky restaurant, and I got the bug. I’ve had a passion for wine and hospitality ever since.”
  • The sculptor Michael Combs, whose work is inspired by the lives of his ancestors, North Fork baymen, fishermen and decoy-carvers, will sign copies of his new book in the lobby of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday at 11 a.m. “Time Out of Mind,” an exhibition of oil paintings by Michael Oruch, will open with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Art Space 98 in East Hampton and remain on view through Aug. 22.
  • Paintings by Paul Feeley and John Wesley, will be shown in the first exhibition at the Collective by Jeff Lincoln in Southampton. “Pop Art: ‘A Catalyst for Dreams,’ Abstraction and Figuration,” will be shown through July 27. “The Last Baymen of Amagansett,” an exhibition of photographs by Michael Ruggiero, is on view from today through Sept. 19 at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor. A reception will be held Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” a play written by James Lecesne, who plays all nine characters, will begin a six-day run at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on Monday at 8 p.m. Leonard is an orphaned gay 14-year-old who comes to live with his aunt, a hairdresser in a small New Jersey shore town. However, he is never seen; the story begins when the aunt reports his disappearance to a local detective.
  • If you think eating 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes is difficult, imagine performing all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Ian Harkins, Shannon Harris, and Rafe Terrizzi will attempt the seemingly impossible feat not once but 10 times starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center.
  • The Big Tent: Party for the Park! — a communitywide celebration and fund-raiser for Sag Harbor’s proposed John Steinbeck Memorial Park — will take place Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. under a tent on Long Wharf.

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