Arts & Leisure

Art Is a Family Affair at Eastville Historical Society

At “Art — a Family Affair” at the Eastville Community Historical Society, community members gathered to see Mr. Ruffins’s artwork, as well as that of his late wife, Joan Ruffins, and daughter Lynn Ruffins Cave.

Principal of New York City Ballet To Perform at Guild Hall

There is a legacy of greats who came before him, in the company George Balanchine co-founded, and made famous with Jerome Robbins, the focus behind Angle’s upcoming behind-the-scenes program, “New York City Ballet On and Offstage,” a fusion of dance and discussion on Friday, August 24, at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Artists Who Love Working Inside The Box

Barbara Maslen did not have to stray far to find inspiration — or raw materials — for her inaugural entry into the popular Box Art Auction, an event that raises tens of thousands annually for East End Hospice.

Stephen Wilkes Headlines ‘Meet the Artist’ at Tulla Booth Gallery

One single image in Stephen Wilkes’ “Day to Night” series is composed of an average 1,500 frames captured by manual shutter clicks over a period of 16 to 30 hours — from dusk to dawn, and one vantage point.

‘Wet Clutch’ Pushes Boundaries

Billed as an “immersive drive-in dance experience,” the site-specific performance installation by The Dance Cartel will merge into a physical exchange that culminates with a live set by DJ Average Jo on Saturday, August 25, at the Southampton Arts Center.

‘Music Mondays’ Closes on a High Note

Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has called Mandy Gonzalez “one of the greatest singers on earth.”

Westhampton Beach Serves Up ‘Cocktail Hour,’ With a Twist

The Mai Tai, Martini and Manhattan are more than just drinks. For Ballets with a Twist, they’re choreography.

HIFF Releases Poster for 2018 Edition

Artist Paton Miller has always wanted to see one of his paintings as the Hamptons International Film Festival poster. That wish has finally come true.

For Long Island Native, Concert is a Homecoming

Homegrown artist Raphael Odell Shapiro will return to the East End to share a set of original Americana tunes on Monday, August 27, at 8 p.m. at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

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.

Escobar Builds an Untraditional ‘Playground’

Guatemalan-born, Westhampton-raised artist Esly E. Escobar best explores that idea through his installation “Playground,” a site-specific sculpture that comments on the range of social strata on the East End through the sports they engage in, on view starting Saturday, August 18, at The Remsenburg Academy, located at 130 South Country Road in Remsenburg.

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.”

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Savoring the South Fork en Plein Air

The “Summer Finale” exhibit at the Water Mill Museum acted as a call for their best work, and a third of the group pulled from both this past winter’s challenge and their archive to deliver — showing paintings, prints and drawings for the fourth year in a row.