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  • Some people need no introduction, and Paul Reiser is one of them. The actor, comedian, and writer will bring his stand-up comedy to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Monday evening at 8.
  • The other two shoes — er, art fairs — will drop this weekend, with Art Southampton returning to the grounds of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton and Market Art + Design pitching its tent at the Bridgehampton Museum. Both fairs will open with V.I.P. previews this evening. Market Art + Design will close on Sunday at 6 p.m., while Art South­ampton will run through Monday at 6.
  • There are readings, and then there are readings out in the famous late-afternoon light of this water-surrounded place, taken in with a plastic tumbler of pinot grigio and soft cheese smeared on a cracker. That would be the Hampton Library’s Fridays at Five series in Bridgehampton, which begins on July 8.
  • Alison R. Bernstein, a higher education pioneer who had been a vice president for knowledge, creativity, and freedom at the Ford Foundation, died at home in East Hampton last Thursday, in the company of her dog as well as friends, her partner, and her daughters.
  • Silvia Tennenbaum, a novelist, occasional journalist, active member of the East Hampton Democratic Party, and a fixture of The Star’s letters pages who lived in Springs for many years, died on June 27 at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania after a brief illness.
  • Renata Dobryn, a potter and freelance carpenter who was born in Argentina and lived in Montauk for the last 30 years, died on June 13 at Stony Brook University Hospital following complications from heart surgery.
  • Barbara Ann Miller, who had run Barbara Miller Studios, a drapery and slipcover business in East Hampton, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital after a stroke, her family said.
  • Dr. Jerome L. Schulman, a professor emeritus at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and a pioneering virologist in influenza research, died at his New York City home last Thursday at the age of 89.
  • A graveside memorial service for Stephen A. Steele Sr., an East Hampton native who died on March 30 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va., will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton.
  • Neal Gabler has turned his culture critic’s sights on none other than Barbra Streisand for his new book, and he’ll discuss it on July 9 at 6 p.m. to lead off the Amagansett Library’s free summer reading series, Authors After Hours.

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