Arts & Leisure

Pierson High School Going Back in Time with ‘The Wedding Singer’

The curtain rises on Thursday on a musical that's a throwback to 1985 — before the cast members were even born.

Kyla Marshell and Shane McCrae Up Next In ‘Writers Speak’

A little bad weather was never going to stop Kyla Marshell and Shane McCrae from participating in Writers Speak Wednesdays.

In ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ Women Get Their Turn on the Jury

In 1954, Reginald Rose wrote his drama “12 Angry Men” — nearly 20 years before women were allowed to serve on juries in all 50 states. Broadway producer Lauren Class Schneider is working to correct that egregious wrong.

Mindi Abair Was Born To Play the Sax

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers will play a concert on Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

‘Home’ Is a Satirical Look at A Road to Nowhere

The satirical short film, “Home” by Sandy Perlbinder, will screen on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

Bits: Rizzie To Speak at JJML, ‘Sing Out Loud,’ Poetry Workshop, In Search of...

The John Jermain Memorial Library is already showing a collection of work by Dan Rizzie — but on Sunday, April 14, the artist is dropping by to talk about it.

Eight Nights of ‘Eight Nights’ To Take Cities By Storm

“Eight Nights,” a new play from award-winning playwright Jennifer Maisel, is having a unique introduction to audiences, with a series of staged benefit readings across America.

East Hampton Rides with Tennessee Walt and The Outlaws

Gayden Wren will perform “Tennessee Walt’s Riding with the Outlaws,” a new show that will look at the Outlaw Country movement with a fresh eye on Saturday, April 6.

Anne Raymond Makes Her Sara Nightingale Gallery Debut

As an artist, Anne Raymond has one primary goal: “to create powerful images that invite the viewer to move away from certainty and experience something new,” she said.

Master Class Peeks Inside HIFF’s Annual Screenwriters Lab

Three emerging screenwriters — Barbara Cigarroa, Sontenish Myers and Kirsten Tan — will plant themselves on the East End for a weekend of private mentoring sessions.

Pierson Fashion Workshop Opens at Keyes Gallery

An exhibition of the work created during this year’s Pierson Fashion workshop will open at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor on Saturday, March 30.

Southampton Writers Conference Set for the Summer

Frederic Tuten found his way to the Southampton Writers Conference, an annual meeting of minds featuring lectures, readings and workshops, where he has taught fiction and short story writing for more than a decade.

Film Goes All the Way with LBJ

It is nearly impossible to escape the shadow of Lyndon B. Johnson in Texas — and as a young boy, playwright Robert Schenkkan never tried.

Photographer Renate Aller Captures the Spaces Between

“Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation” and “Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place” are on view through July 28 at the Parrish Art Museum.

Bits: Writers Speak Wednesdays, Ladles of Love, All for Alabama, Raimondo Sings and Shares

Author Amy Hempel is basking in the release of “Sing It: Stories,” and will discuss her newest book during Writers Speak Wednesdays on April 3 at Stony Brook Southampton.

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