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Miles Jaffe Pins Solo Show

This solo exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, August 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Monika Olko Gallery, located at 95 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

Rufus Wainwright Returns to WHBPAC

The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter — who will play the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, located at 76 Main Street, on Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m. — has established himself as one of the leading male vocalists, composers and writers of his generation, with eight studio albums, three DVDs and three live albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.”

Biennial Shines Spotlight on Two East End Artists

Sag Harbor-based Frank Wimberley and Peter Beston of East Quogue are two of six artists to take home the Award of Merit during the 2018 Long Island Biennial, now on view at The Heckscher Museum of Art, located at 2 Prime Avenue in Huntington.

Blood Runs Thick Through ‘Wood Water Stone’

A combined total of over 100 summers spent in East Hampton shaped a powerful connection to the ocean and nature for artists and sisters Jane Parkes and Idoline Duke.

Contemplating the Universe Through Art

To artist Ann Chwatsky, the skies represent mystery and beauty, mythology and science. Her relationship with the solar system and galaxies is an “utter absorption,” she said.

Choir!Choir!Choir! Will Engage the Audience at Guild Hall

Since the start, they have called it Choir!Choir!Choir!, which will make a stop at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Friday, August 18.

Bobby Conte Thornton Never Forgets His Youth, or Bay Street

Immediately following his run as Freddie in the Sag Harbor theater’s production of “My Fair Lady,” Thornton headed straight for the New York theater district — where he made his Broadway debut as Calogero, the leading role in the Robert DeNiro- and Jerry Zaks-helmed “A Bronx Tale – The Musical” at the Longacre Theatre.

Box Art Auction: A Tried and True Formula

Now a highlight of the benefit season, the annual Box Art Auction will kick off with a “Meet the Artists” free preview on Wednesday, August 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hoie Hall of St. Luke’s church, located at 18 James Lane in East Hampton, where the main event will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Isaacson’s Da Vinci Comes to Fridays at Five

“Leonardo da Vinci,” Walter Isaacson’s latest tome, continues to exemplify his reputation for meticulous research and work that celebrates humanity and the intellect.

Meditative and Eclectic, ‘WAVY’ Marries Art and Geometry

“Within the limitations of geometric repetition, I'm exploring ways to show a type of balance,” the artist said in a statement. “Through disrupting order there is movement and equilibrium. This duality between structure and fluidity is a force that can be found in all living things.”

Bill King Sculpture Placed on Grounds of Town Hall

The distinctive and prolific artist had work held by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was the recipient of four honorary doctorates, the International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award and the Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Revolution in the Air with ‘Evita’ at Bay Street

Infusing new life into a comfortable classic can be risky business. But for those who aim high and succeed in pulling off something unexpected and fresh from the established standard of tried and true, the rewards can be worth every effort.

Young Musicians Unite for Gun Sanity

At 8 p.m., the event moves into the John Drew Theater for live performances by local bands The Sectionals, Big Karma and Earthreal.

Kumalo and Friends Bring ‘Nations United’ to Southampton Arts Center

Bakithi Kumalo was working as a mechanic when he got the call. “Hey, listen, there’s a guy by the name of Paul Simon from America....

Dreams and Myths Part of the Experience with Jeremy Dennis Show

Through the lens of a millennial, Jeremy Dennis explores indigenous identity, assimilation and tradition — and, starting Saturday, he will be one of two artists included in the 2018 “Parrish Road Show,” an off-site summer exhibition series featuring temporary projects by East End artists in unexpected places.

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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces First Wave of 26th Annual Lineup

As summer winds down, the Hamptons International Film Festival is gearing up — slowly announcing the roster for its 26th year, which will include films from three alumni of the annual Screenwriters Lab, all of whom happen to be women.

‘Show on the Montauk Green’ Still Going Strong

Discover art — and something within yourself — from Friday, August 17, through Sunday, August 19, at the 24th annual Show on the Montauk Green, located at 742 Montauk Highway.

About That Time for Free Shakespeare in the Park

For Southampton, that means “Free Shakespeare in the Park” — the company’s flagship program, staging Friday, August 24, with “King Lear” and Saturday, August 25, with “All’s Well That Ends Well” in Agawam Park, located at 23 Main Street.