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  •     The Russian Trio, an award-winning chamber ensemble from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, will perform on Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton as part of the Music at St. Luke’s concert series.

        Featuring Nikita Borisevich on violin, Dmitry Volkov on cello, and Katherine Rick on piano, the group will perform works by Haydn, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Paganini, and Shostakovich. The Russian Trio has won prizes at several chamber music competitions and recently performed at the Kennedy Center.

  •     Live on the Vine, a six-week music festival held in tasting rooms, hotels, and restaurants from Riverhead to Southold, offers an escape from winter’s chill now through March 16. Jazz, rock, blues, country, and bluegrass are on the menu, along with wines from 19 wineries.

        The best way to find detailed information about the more than 100 programs is to visit

  •     The Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack is throwing its annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. The party will feature live music by the HooDoo Loungers, a New Orleans party band; an open wine bar, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, and king’s cupcakes, a nod to the traditional Mardi Gras comestible, the king cake.

        Prizes will be awarded for the best mask and for the king or queen who finds the charm in the king’s cupcakes. Tickets are $75 plus tax and may be purchased at

  •     Guild Hall is presenting an HD screening of the current Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The first Broadway staging of the play in 36 years, it is directed by a five-time Tony nominee, David Leveaux, and was captured on film on Nov. 27 by Don Roy King, an Emmy Award-winner. Tickets are $18, $16 for members, and free student rush tickets are available.

  •     Friends of the Watermill Center is a new, free membership program offered by the performing arts center. Friends will receive a membership card, a monthly newsletter, early access to open rehearsals, film screenings, and lectures, and an invitation to an annual members cocktail event.

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  • Student Art Galore
        Families can tour the Parrish Art Museum’s 2014 Student Exhibition and create their own artwork during a family fun night to celebrate the show tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. The celebration is free with museum admission, and reservations are not required. The exhibition includes work by more than 1,000 students from Montauk to Brookhaven. It will be on view in Water Mill through March 2.

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  •     Nora Francke Cammann, who had a long career in museums and film production in New York City and was later a leader and curator at the Bridgehampton Museum, died on Friday at home in Bridgehampton. The cause was cancer, her former sister-in-law and friend Linda Bird Francke said. She was 82.

        Ms. Cammann was born in New York on May 1, 1932, to the former Eleanor Fitzgerald and Albert Francke. She attended the Brearley School and Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., and graduated from Barnard College.

  • Irene Widunas of Sag Harbor, an intensive care nurse at Southampton Hospital for 35 years, died of pancreatitis on Friday at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 74.

        Ms. Widunas had a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health and later earned a master’s degree in critical care from the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. In 2003, Ms. Widunas retired as the head nurse of the intensive care unit at Southampton Hospital.

  •     Frank Thomas Tyler, who was known to friends and family as Tom, died of lung cancer on Dec. 21 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, his family said. He was 57.

        Mr. Tyler, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young man, was recalled as a well-loved person, always trying to cheer up his peers and family members, they said.

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