Arts & Leisure

28th Hamptons International Film Festival will be Virtual and Drive-In

HamptonsFilm has announced that the 28th edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will take place October 8 to 14 with virtual screenings and drive-ins. The festival opens with the world premiere of Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi’s “With Drawn Arms,” which follows the legacy of Olympic athlete Tommie Smith’s fist-raising gesture during the 1968 Olympic games.

The Dragon’s In The Details: Origami Masters Hope for Guinness World Record

Two men set out recently to achieve a Guinness World Record for origami. And they just might have made it.

Tasting Freedom: Photographer Lindsay Morris Collaborates With Teens In Time Of Quarantine

“How is COVID-19 affecting you?” Ask this question in a room, or more likely in a Zoom meeting, and the emotional ache and real injuries caused by the pandemic will be insufficiently expressed. Ask it of teens, and you'll get an even more complicated answer.

Concert Sets a Fine Example

It’s not every day you get props from the governor, but that’s exactly what Andrew Cuomo gave to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) during his COVID-19 press conference on August 24.

‘Driven to Abstraction’ Explores the Murky Nature of the Art Market

The art world can be a peculiar animal, especially when it comes to the business side of things. And fakes? Well, let’s just say “buyer beware” is sometimes the best policy.

Close Out Summer at the Drive-In!

Sag Harbor Cinema’s Drive-in series at Havens Beach brings summer to a close on Sunday, August 30, with Rob Reiner’s timeless coming-of-age film “Stand By Me.” An adaptation of Stephen King’s haunting novella, “The Body,” this bittersweet film follows four teenage friends (River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton and Jerry O’Connell) who set off on an adventure through rural Oregon to find the body of a missing boy.

Talking About SANS Preservation

On Thursday, August 27, the Preservation League of New York State will host a free virtual panel exploring SANS (Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah subdivisions), the historically African American vacation community in Sag Harbor. This event is the first in a new webinar series hosted by league.

Smith and Bell’s ‘America’

Guild Hall’s “Portraits” series is back with two special performances by G.E. Smith, LeRoy Bell this weekend. The first is a streamed program that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Joseph Arthur, who is best known for being discovered by Peter Gabriel, will open the show. The second performance will be held live in the John Drew Backyard Theater at Guild Hall.

A Sculptural Field of Dreams

The Parrish Art Museum is doing something different this summer and recently opened its inaugural sculpture exhibition “Field of Dreams,” which extends the galleries outdoors and animates the museum’s meadow.

Music on the Terrace with Lynn Blue Band

On Friday, September 4, at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum presents Music on the Terrace with the Lynn Blue Band.

Warhol’s Work on View

The newly opened Phillips gallery in the old Southampton Town Hall on the corner of Main Street and Hampton Road is currently showing 10 Andy Warhol screen print highlights from the collection of Toni Schumacher, a legendary German goalkeeper, to be sold in the gallery’s September London Editions Auction.

Sowing the Seeds of Doubt

This week, Hamptons Doc Fest added a “Fest Favorite” from the December 2015 festival, “Merchants of Doubt,” to it website, hamptonsdocfest.

Southampton Arts Center hosts ‘The Collectors Sale’

From Friday, August 28, through Sunday, September 13, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) hosts a new benefit event “The Collectors Sale.” Traditionally, the SAC season comes to a close with the highly anticipated annual SummerFest event. With current restrictions prohibiting gatherings of more than 50, outside the box thinking and a new approach to fundraising is essential.

A Second Life For Surfboards

“Apres Surf” is an exhibition of art and design utilizing the post-consumer materials of surfing. Curated by artist Scott Bluedorn, the show is hosted by Stick + Stone and is on view at Grain Surfboards, 249 Main Street, Amagansett.

Be a Lifelong Learner

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will host a four-part Lifelong Learning Series, a free online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island, held as part of Bay Street’s online programming platform Bay Street To-Go.

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