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  •     Audience participation would be inadvisable during “God of Carnage,” Yasmina Reza’s play about the gradual descent into vituperation and recrimination of two sets of parents discussing an altercation between their children. The play will conclude the 2013-2014 season of the Hampton Theatre Company at the Quogue Community Hall with a run from May 22 through June 8.

  •     A free staged reading of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 play “A Life of Galileo” will be held at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Josh Gladstone, artistic director of the John Drew Theater, the reading will take advantage of a new translation that makes the play’s dialogue relevant to contemporary issues of humanism versus fundamentalism.

  •     The fifth annual Montauk Music Festival will begin today with an opening party at Gurney’s Inn and continue through the weekend.

        The event offers some 100 artists playing at every possible venue in Montauk. A full list and schedule of the performers is available on the festival website, themontaukmusicfestival.com. Almost every style of music, with the exception of classical, can be heard: alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, rap, hip-hop, country, and metal.

  • The Artist in Wartime
        So how many former art school deans do you know who were present when the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy? Here’s one in your backyard: Alex Russo, once of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the nation’s capital, still professor emeritus at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and on Saturday alighting at Guild Hall to read from his new book, “Combat Artist: A Journal of Love and War.”

  • Puppets in Montauk

    A prince, a princess, a chipmunk, and missing jewels each play a role in the Montauk Library’s original puppet show, “Lost Jewels and Tree Nuts,” which will be presented on Saturday. The show, created over the course of several sessions at the library, runs from 3 to 4 p.m. and is open to all comers.

     

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  • The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, and “participation couldn’t be easier,” the president of the association said on its website.

    Postal patrons have been asked to do their part by placing bags of nonperishable food by their mailboxes before their letter carriers’ scheduled pickup time on Saturday. The bags will be collected and delivered to food distribution charities. This is the 22nd year for the food drive, and letter carriers across the country are taking part.

  • Melville Straus, a longtime champion of Guild Hall as its chairman and a distinguished and successful businessman, died after a long illness with brain cancer on Thursday in New York City. Mr. Straus, who was known as Mickey, was 75.

  • According to family legend, Mary Laura Bistrian was born on the kitchen table in the Cozzen’s house on Cozzen’s Lane in Amagansett. It was June 14, 1919, in the days when children were born at home.
  • Raymond James Costello Jr., a lifelong carpenter and Navy veteran, died surrounded by family on April 15 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, Mass., after a long illness.
  • Eileen M. Buquicchio, who was 88, died at home on Middle Highway in East Hampton on Friday. She had suffered a series of strokes over the last seven months and died in her sleep.

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