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  •     Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the second production in the Bay Street Theatre’s summer Mainstage season, will open on Tuesday under the direction of Kenneth Elliott. The play was first performed by Mr. Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company and proved so popular that it ran until April 1986. A two-person comedy, it will star Tom Aulino and David Greenspan, a five-time Obie Award winner.

  •    Nicole Leon, a violinist who is an alumnus of the Perlman music program on Shelter Island, will be on stage at the Clark Arts Center there in a solo recital tomorrow night. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

  •    An internationally acclaimed concert violinist, David Podles, will present music by Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky at a free concert at the Montauk Library on Saturday. Mr. Podles, a native of Latvia, began playing the violin at 7. As a adult, he has toured across Europe as well as this country, appearing as a soloist with numerous orchestras and performing with numerous symphony, chamber, opera, and ballet groups.
        The concert will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

  •    On Wednesday, the Southampton Cultural Center will host the Lone Sharks at Cooper’s Beach in Southampton in the first of its 2013 Concerts in the Park series. Each Wednesday until Aug. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a free concert at either Agawam Park or Cooper’s Beach. Those attending have been advised to take their own seating.

  •    The Bridgehampton Museum will open its second of two summer exhibits tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit, “Next Stop, Seaside Board,” re-enacts the boarding house era from the innkeeper’s perspective. Boarding houses began well before the railroad arrived on the East End and were an important part of Bridgehampton’s history. Julie Greene, the exhibit’s curator, will talk about the era during the opening.

  •     More than 100 singers and the members of the South Fork Chamber Orchestra will join together on Saturday to perform George Frideric Handel’s well-known Baroque masterpiece “Israel in Egypt” and Cantata 79 by J.S. Bach. The Choral Society of the Hamptons will team up with the Greenwich Village Singers in the performance. Both groups are directed by Mark Mangini, who will conduct. Suzanne Schwing, mezzo-soprano, and Mischa Bouvier, baritone, are known here from previous concerts with the Choral Society. Sara Paar will be the soprano.

  •     You know it’s high season when Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater is booked every night, not to mention the galleries that are filled with exhibitions. Looking at the calendar, “Big Bad Wolfe,” a staged reading about the author Tom Wolfe by Rene Auberjonois, will take place tomorrow night. It is covered separately on page C5.  Then, on Saturday at 8 p.m., the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will take over.

  •    Robert Hobbs, author of “Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects” published by M.I.T. Press in 2005, will speak on “Alice Aycock: How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts” tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Tickets are $10 and include museum admission.

  • East Hampton Village

    A laptop belonging to the executive director of the East Hampton Food Pantry, Gabrielle Scarpaci, was stolen from her office at Windmill Village sometime between June 5 and June 11. It was described as a black Dell Inspiron.

  •     Graduation and commencement ceremonies continue today, tomorrow, and Saturday as the school year comes to a close.

        Eighth graders from the Springs and Montauk Schools will have graduation ceremonies tonight. Montauk’s graduation will be at 6 at the school. The ceremony for the Springs School will be held at 6:30 in the East Hampton High School auditorium. A kindergarten “graduation” ceremony for Springs will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the school gym, with a reception to follow in the courtyard.

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  • The young dancers of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School presented their spring ballet this weekend at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
  • Friday is the final day of the WPPB spring pledge drive, and the sole National Public Radio-affiliated station based on Long Island has taken to YouTube to extend its pitch. Geir Magnusson, a videomaker and commercial photographer, prepared the short spot, which features a number of the WPPB hosts.

  • For the first time in 16 years, the Bridgehampton boys are heading back to Glens Falls for a chance at a state basketball championship. 

    The Bees easily won the New York State southeastern Class D regional game, pouncing on Livingston Manor, from Sullivan County, 60-39 Friday evening at Suffolk Community College in Selden. 

  • The annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Springs Seedlings Project happens on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion. Guests who have been invited to bring their own bowls, large or small, can sampele soups prepared by 28 chefs. Bowls will be provided by those arriving without one. Guests can take soups to go as well. 

    The event also includes raffles and baked goods. Admission is $12, $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 will be admitted free. 

  • The annual fund-raiser for the Kendall Madison Foundation happens Friday night at 8 at the Stephen Talkhouse. The $20 donation funds the Kendall Madison Scholarship Fund, established in 1995 in memory of a popular student athlete who died that year at the age of 21. 

    In addition to the scholarship, the foundation provides financial assistance to those in need and helps to fund the Kendall Madison Fitness Center at East Hampton High School. 

  • With a winter storm warning in effect for the East End through Thursday evening, many are keeping their doors closed for the day.

  • The Bargain Box and Bargain Books, the thrift shops at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. after a monthlong hiatus. 

    The shops, all gussied up for spring, will celebrate the season ahead with a raffle this week. When a customer makes a purchase, he or she will be entered in a raffle for a $50 voucher for a future shopping spree at the L.V.I.S. The drawing will be on Saturday at 4 p.m.

  • Bridgehampton beat Stony Brook 54-36 in the county Class C-D championship game at William Floyd High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Bees may have gone into the game a little overconfident, according to their coach, Carl Johnson, because two of Stony Brook's best players were benched, including the point guard, who sat out with an injury. Nevertheless, Stony Brook kept up with Bridgehampton in the first half, waiting until the last few seconds on the clock during each possession to get off a shot. The Bees led 19-14 at the half.

  • Harborfields High School defeated the East Hampton High School boys basketball team in the county Class A semifinal game on Friday.

    The second-seeded Tornadoes prevailed 73-58 at home against the third-seeded Bonackers to qualify for the championship game on Tuesday at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station. 

  • A fire chief responding to an automatic fire alarm call at a house in Bridgehampton on Sunday morning smelled smoke, called for engines to respond, and then discovered flames that firefighters were able to quickly extinguish.

    The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to a house on Job’s Lane, near Pointe Mecox Lane, at about 9:50 a.m. Mark Balserus, the second assistant fire chief, reported a strong smell of smoke at the house and had dispatchers alert the rest of the department about a fire at about 10:10 a.m.