The Watermill Center will open its doors Saturday afternoon from 2 to 6 for a variety of activities and programs. Blakeley White-McGuire, a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will lead a free movement workshop for all ages, titled “Cultivating Physical Presence,” at 2. Participants will explore performance through basic movements such as walking, standing, running, and skipping. Comfortable clothing and shoes have been recommended.
A buffet dinner theater with cabaret-style performances will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Session House of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
Music ranging from original songs to Gershwin will be performed by Barbara Borsack, David Cataletto, Suzanne Nicoletti, Susan Vinski, Richard Barons, Peggy Sherrill, Rick Chapman, Heddie Edwards, Liz and Joe Eckman, and Lisa Ashkenazie.
Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the National Theatre Live’s new production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The London production, which will be captured on film at its opening today, is directed by Sam Mendes, Academy Award-winning director of “American Beauty,” and stars Simon Russell Beale, England’s “greatest stage actor,” according to Charles Spencer of The Telegraph, in the title role.
Bay Street Theatre is holding its third annual spring benefit, Curtain Up!, at Joe’s Pub in New York City on May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will honor Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel, and will be hosted by Scott Schwartz, the theater’s new artistic director.
“Building the Uqbar Dinghy”
The last time Redjeb Jordania spoke at the East Hampton Library, it had to do with his 2012 memoir, “All My Georgias.” The history there is that his father was the first president of that country, and his family fled to France in 1921 in the face of Soviet occupation.
A vandal tried to pry open the door to a gas cap on a Nissan parked behind the Hudson City Savings Bank on North Main Street earlier this month. Ana Stuckart told police the damage would cost about $150 to repair.
Saturday is Healthy Kids Day at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, and there will be free activities for the whole family starting at 9 a.m., when mothers with babies have been invited to join in an outdoor workshop. Family games like relay races and hula hoop contests are planned from 10 to 11 a.m., and at 11 there will be an open house for the Y.M.C.A. summer camp, offering a preview of what’s in store for campers ages 3 to 13, including a rock wall, bounce castle, games, and arts and crafts.
Annette Heller, who had careers as a jewelry maker, a focus group leader, and a snack food entrepreneur before settling full-time in Springs and turning her attention to art, died on Sunday at home on Longwoods Lane in Springs. She was 77 and had fought breast cancer for 20 years.
Born to Simon and Gladys Abraham on Feb. 17, 1937, she graduated from the City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in school psychology. She became a teacher and took pride in helping students reach their full potential, her family said.
William R. Silano, a widely published fashion photographer, died at home in Bridgehampton on April 14 following what was described as a lengthy illness. He was 80.
For the bulk of his career, Mr. Silano was a freelance photographer, working during the 1960s in Paris and London for Elle, among other publications. Upon returning to his native New York City, he worked for Town and Country and Harper’s Bazaar. His work appeared in those magazines over a span of more than 25 years.