Arts & Leisure

A North-Fork Based True Crime Podcast is Born at Stony Brook Southampton

It was a legendary North Fork story that Grant Parpan had heard about for years — a tale of intrigue involving a pillar of the community who left town one day with a boat-load of cash and a major secret. Now, Parpan is turning that story into a true crime podcast that he plans to launch this winter.

‘Clearing The Air’ at SAC Explores the Healing Power pf Art

Given all that has transpired in the past year in terms of the toll COVID-19 has taken on the world, it’s probably not a coincidence that many people are looking to reconnect and rejuvenate with activities that heal mind, body and soul. That includes cultural activities, and now through the end of the year, the Southampton Arts Center is hosting “Clearing The Air: The Transformative Power of the Arts,” an exhibition that looks to bring strength and inspiration in the wake of pandemic, political strife and social injustice.

A Man Of Many Talents: Isaac Mizrahi Overcomes on Bay Street Stage

At 59 years old, Isaac Mizrahi has lived many lives — each of them, at their core, a combination of humor, personality and, of course, fashion. He sings, acts and directs, and dabbles in comedy — all in the pursuit of his purpose, he said, which is to create, perform and inspire. But nearly six decades later, it can still come with a heavy dose of imposter syndrome.

It’s Time to Correct History

I started writing the Willie Black mystery series back in 2010 after a long career of writing literary fiction (10 of those so far). Some of the first 10 Willies (all published by The Permanent Press) were based loosely on real events in the very real city of Richmond, where I live. No. 11, though, was different.

Gabriele T. Raacke’s ‘Glass Dreams’

On Friday, October 8, a solo exhibit of Gabriele T. Raacke's latest glass paintings and new line of unique original glass prints will go on view in “Glass Dreams,” a show at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

T.E. Lawrence’s Love pf Music

On Tuesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. East Hampton Library hosts a virtual talk entitled “Lawrence of Arabia and his love of Classical Music,” a presentation featuring original recordings of his favorite composers and singers.

Darlene Charneco Discusses ‘Symbiosome Schoolhouse’

On October 9, the Parrish Art Museum presents East End-based Latinx artist Darlene Charneco in conversation with curator Corrinne Erni about “Symbiosome Schoolhouse,” Charneco’s 2021 Parrish Road Show exhibition.

‘Native Gardens’ Opens October 21 in Quogue

“Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 season, opening on October 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 7.

At Home in Sag Harbor with Michael A. Butler

Sage and Madison, a boutique located in a small 18th century barn on Sage Street in Sag Harbor, will launch an exhibition of the work of Michael A. Butler with an opening reception on Saturday, October 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Lichtenstein’s ‘Mythic America’

On Thursday, September 30, at noon, Alicia Longwell, chief curator at the Parrish Art Museum, will offer a Brown Bag Lunch Talk entitled “Mythic America” exploring the imagery of Roy Lichtenstein whose work is on view in “Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960,” which runs through October 24 at the museum.

The Benefits of Art and Meditation

With the busy summer schedule slowly slipping away, it’s an ideal time to reconnect mind, body and soul. It’s also a great time to connect with the Parrish Art Museum in a more holistic way. Throughout October, the Parrish is offering a series of four meditation classes on Art + Meditation.

Guild Hall’s 90th Celebrated with Dinner Parties

Patrons celebrated 90 years of Guild Hall all summer with intimate trustee-hosted dinner parties to benefit the institution. The gatherings, which took place between July and September, celebrated members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.

The Resilient: A Band of Brothers Finds Hope in Music

This weekend, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns for its 10th season. Among the many acts scheduled to perform during the four-day festival will be The Resilient, a band whose members have overcome enormous odds to not only survive, but thrive through their music.

‘Pump’: Bill Schutt’s New Book Has a Lot Of Heart

You could say that, as an author, Bill Schutt is drawn to unusual subjects. A vertebrate zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History, Schutt has written non-fiction books on several offbeat topics, offering insight and intrigue into the scientific facts of the world around us.

Finding Their Way Back: Spin Doctors to Play Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

On Monday afternoon, Eric Schenkman found himself heading east through western New York, just south of Buffalo, taking in his surroundings on his drive to Brooklyn. “It’s actually really, really beautiful,” he mused. “I’m going through these rolling hills with cornfields.”

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The Complete Unknowns Live at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater is presenting The Complete Unknowns performing a tribute to the lengdary Bob Dylan on Saturday, October 16, at 8 p.m.

From The Macabre Imagination of Charles Addams

On October 1, the new animated film “The Addams Family 2” debuted in theaters and on streaming platforms across the country. Though the film’s reviews are decidedly mixed, there is agreement on one thing — it’s hard to imagine a franchise with the kind of staying power of the Addams Family, which began long before the ooky, kooky bunch made their first big screen appearance in 1991 or became the subject of a Broadway musical in 2010.

Shinnecock Storyteller will Host One-Night Show at Guild Hall

The pandemic has led a lot of people to ponder and re-examine aspects of their personal lives, and look at social constructs and systems in a new light. This was true for Andrina Wekontash Smith, and she reckoned with those thoughts and feelings the best way she knows how — she turned them into art.