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  • David Margolick on “Dreadful”
        Here’s a title to prick up your ears: “Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns.” Burns, a conflicted man of no small measure of inner turmoil and anger, came out with “The Gallery” in 1947, a debut collection of related stories praised for its descriptions of wartime Italy. It contained an early depiction of what it was like to be gay in the military and sold 500,000 copies.

  •    The Watermill Center will hold its last two open rehearsals of the spring season this week.
        On Sunday at 6 p.m., Susan Yan­kowitz, a librettist and playwright, and Kamala Sankaram, an Indian-American composer, will present “Thumb­print,” an opera-theater work inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman who famously brought her rapists to justice.

  •    The Perlman Music Program will present two evenings of collaborations in which “future stars of classical music” join such veterans as Paul Katz, Merry Peckham, Roger Tapping, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, and Itzhak Perlman himself to perform chamber music masterworks. A meet-and-greet reception with the artists will follow both events.

  •    Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky will play for the Rising Stars piano series on Saturday at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center.
        A renowned young American soloist, Mr. Weiss has been a Pianofest participant since he was 15. Ms. Polonsky, who will make her debut at Carnegie Hall later this year, will join him to perform Gabriel Faure’s “Dolly” Suite for four hands, Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” for two pianos.

  •    The laughs continue at Bay Street Theatre’s Comedy Club on Monday, with Jim Breuer, a stand-up comedian, taking the mike. Raised UpIsland in Valley Stream, Mr. Breuer hit the big time when he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” where he became known for his original character Goat Boy and for his impression of Joe Pesci, the actor. Since then, the comic has had roles in several movies, most notably “Half Baked,” in which he co-starred with Dave Chappelle.

  •     The Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures garden tour and lecture benefit will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The theme of this year’s program, co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Jack deLashmet, Martha B. McLanahan, and Linda Hackett Munson, is “Modernism, Minimalism, and Meadows.”
        On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a symposium will include three talks with Thomas Woltz, Richard Hartlage, and a joint presentation by Christopher LaGuardia and Viola Rouhani.

  •     An Ancient Highway, East Hampton, house was burglarized on May 20. Doreen Anderson told East Hampton Town police she had been out during the morning and retuned around 12:15 p.m. to find that the master bedroom had been ransacked.

  •     Craig F. Denice Sr. of Amagansett, whose soft-ice-cream truck was a welcome presence on a hot summer’s day at local beaches, died at Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday. He had high blood pressure, and a stroke appears to have been the cause of death. He was 65.

  •     Henry A. Mund Jr., a former East Hampton Town councilman and executive assistant to former New York State Assemblyman, Speaker, and minority leader Perry Duryea, died on May 5 at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. He was 87 and had moved from East Hampton to Lewes, Del., in 2010.

  •     John Corwith White Jr., the head of a family that has farmed land in Sagaponack since the early 18th century, died at home in Sagaponack on May 21 surrounded by his family. He was 91.

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