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  •     The Aviva Players will have a free concert at Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., their eighth performance at the library. The event will feature songs and arias from Broadway, off-Broadway, and the opera “Villa Diodati,” with music and lyrics by Mira Spektor, libretto by Colette Inez, and additional lyrics by Byron, Shelley, and Wordsworth.
        The musical directors are Barbara Ames and William Lewis. The singers include Dominique Grelsamer, Anne Tolpegin, Adam Machart, Bill Krakauer, Victoria Devany, Ariana Johns, and John Nelson.

  •    The Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will have a Sunday recital this week by Walter Klauss, and next week by John Walker, both at 3 p.m.. The musicians will use the church’s historic 1844 Erben pipe organ.

  •    Surf Movie Night will return to Guild Hall on Tuesday with Jack McCoy’s award-winning “A Deeper Shade of Blue: The Greatest Surfing Story Ever Told.” The film is about the sport’s deepest roots, and its footage is “stunning,” said The New York Times. Mr. McCoy has won many awards for his feature and short films about surfing.

  •    The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Summer Docs series will continue on Monday with “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” which follows the story of the Broadway legend in a documentary by Chiemi Karasawa. Ms. Stritch, now 87, is shown performing her one-woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on “30 Rock,” and speaking about her present and past. (See related story).
        Tickets are $22, $20 for Guild Hall members. More details can be found elsewhere in this section.
     

  •    The Hamptons Theatre Company is holding open auditions for “Other Desert Cities,” a drama by Jon Robin Baitz. The story follows a family gathering at which a controversial memoir threatens to tear the family apart. The auditions will be on Aug. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Aug. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Quogue Community Hall on Jessup Avenue.

  •     The East Hampton Library’s Authors Night keeps growing, but then, it’s a fund-raiser, so who’s complaining? Saturday’s mammoth and tented event, which starts at 5 p.m. at the Gardiner Farm at 36 James Lane in the village with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, boasts more than 1,000 expected attendees, untold mountains of books for purchase, and over 100 writers ready to sign them and chat.

  • Mark Doty on “Writer’s Almanac”
        Mark Doty, the Springs poet who won a National Book Award in 2008 for his collection “Fire to Fire,” will have one of his poems, “In the Community Garden,” read on Saturday on American Public Media’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” given voice weekly and richly by Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame. It can be heard locally on WPPB 88.3 FM.
        The day is, by program tradition, Mr. Doty’s birthday.

  •     Children in the East Hampton School District who are not yet enrolled in prekindergarten for September can still do so at the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, which operates the pre-K program for the district.

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    A Woodedge Circle homeowner called police on the morning of July 20 after finding his 2012 Ford Escape with four flat tires and egg yolk all over it. Leland Winslow said that he had received text messages and voicemails from an unnamed person, who also drove in front of the house in a silver van the night before. Police interviewed the man, who claimed to know nothing about the incident but agreed to stay away from Mr. Winslow’s property and stop contacting him.

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  •     If you are looking for some deep thoughts after your beach time, the Watermill Center’s lecture series may have something to offer. 

            Tonight at 7:30 it continues with “A Parallel Universe: Alternatives to Conventional Performance Spaces.” In a multimedia presentation, Victoria Newhouse will discuss unconventional spaces being used for operas and concerts and how they compare to more traditional venues.

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