“Songs and Stories,” a cross-genre performance series, will be launched by the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The ongoing initiative will pair writers, poets, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and other creative individuals in free performances presented simultaneously at different venues in Southampton.
Inspired by the art exhibition “Tactility,” Iktus Percussion will perform two pieces at the cultural center. Sebastian Noelle Jazz will explore chance and the unconscious at Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will kick off the weekend tomorrow at 7 p.m. with its Maritime Film Festival, consisting of 14 short films, all under five minutes, that reflect filmmakers’ and artists’ appreciation of the sea.
Founded by Andrew Poneros, a sailor and artist, and Timothy Regan, it aims to explore the human legacy of life and expedition on the water and to create an arena for artists and filmmakers to share a deeper understanding of our relationship with the sea. Tickets are $10, free for members, students, and children.
“Weimar Cabaret: When All the World Lost Its Reason,” a tribute to the songs and songwriters who flourished in Germany between World War I and the rise of Nazism, will take place at the Montauk Library Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Bay Street Theater’s Comedy Club will feature Robert Klein, who has sold out the Sag Harbor venue several times over the years, on Monday at 8 p.m. A Grammy and Tony Award nominee, Mr. Klein is one of the most familiar faces in comedy, having performed on stage, screen, Broadway, and television for more than 40 years.
Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, former architecture critic for The New Yorker, and an East Hamptoner for many years, will lead a panel discussion of the work of the partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.
An employee of the Stephen Talkhouse, Brendon Gabbard, was “escorting” two men out of the bar on July 26 when, police reported, a third man punched him on the back of the head, ran out of the building, headed west on Main Street, and jumped into a black sedan, driving away.
The East Hampton Library’s annual children’s fair, a free event with carnival rides, games, a children’s book fair, crafts, performers, and more, will take place Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gardiner Farm on East Hampton’s James Lane.
James Weber, a lifelong resident of East Hampton and member of the Sons of the American Legion, died of an undetermined cause on July 20. Mr. Weber was three days shy of his 45th birthday.
“In the tradition of most Bonackers, Jim was an avid fisherman and a clammer,” wrote his sister, Barbara Young of Hampton Bays. Some of his favorite places, she wrote, were Northwest Dock for fishing and, for clamming, the former site of Camp St. Regis in Northwest Woods.
With the help of other local fire departments that supplied the water, the Bridgehampton Fire Department held a wet-down of two new trucks during a community event at its firehouse on Saturday, keeping in the long standing tradition of spraying water on new apparatus.
Advancements in cancer treatment will be the subject of a symposium Saturday at the East Hampton Library that will feature a keynote talk by Dr. Thomas J. Fahey Jr., a professor emeritus at Weill Cornell Medical College and a former senior vice president at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
There will be refreshments, hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, and first aid information. A wet-down celebration for two new emergency vehicles will take place at about 2:30 p.m., and at about 3 a Suffolk Police medevac helicopter is expected to land in the ball field next door.
The causes and effects of sometimes toxic algal blooms in East End ponds will be Christopher Gobler’s subject when he speaks on Saturday at 5 p.m. as the next guest of the East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey lecture series.