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  • Bay Street Theater will present “Get Down With Dawnette: A Classic Variety Show” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Dawnette Darden, who has performed for 10 years with her own band, New Dawn, and more recently with the HooDoo Loungers, will host the program, which will be modeled after such classic television fare as “Laugh-In” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”

    Ms. Darden will sing with her two bands as well as with special guests — Inda Eaton, Mama Lee and Rose Lawler, Marvin Joshua, Julia Minerva, a comedian, and Danny Ximo.

  • The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in December at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, will begin accepting submissions on Wednesday. Now in its eighth year, the festival celebrates the rich world of documentary films, with a particular emphasis on filmmakers from New York City and Long Island. Details about how to submit work can be found on

  • The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “In a Roundabout Way,” a play by Kim Sykes, an actress, writer, and artist from New York City, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

    The play is set at a time of political partisanship, financial chaos, and the struggles of women and African-Americans for a place in the American dream. Two women, Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who became a civil activist and confidante of the president’s widow, try to rekindle their friendship amid the upheavals of late-19th-century America.

  • “Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line,” a 54-minute documentary produced by the Checkerboard Film Foundation, will be screened tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

  • Jennifer Senft, an editor and English and writing instructor, is offering two workshops in April — the Art of Fiction, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, and one on nature writing at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridge­hampton.

  • “Radical Descent” — Digitally

    Linda Coleman’s memoir, “Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary,” published by the Pushcart Press of Springs in the fall, is now out as an e-book for Kindle, Google Play, and similar formats.

  • The 53rd Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day parade was held on Sunday.
  • Bambini Ball

    Put on your dancing shoes and your party clothes. The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre’s Bambini Ball is on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The fun will include music by D.J. Carlos Lama, snacks, puppet shows, and games.

    The ball helps the nonprofit bring puppeteers and performers such as Gustafer Yellowgold, Chinese Theatre Works, and Randy Kaplan to its Sag Harbor space. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $10 for kids. They can be reserved in advance at


    For Little Foodies

  • Walter Channing, who in a peripatetic career was, among other things, a sculptor, a venture capitalist, and a vintner, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton last Thursday at the age of 74. He had suffered from fronto-temporal dementia for several years and died from complications of the disease. His wife and four daughters were at his side.

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