Arts & Leisure

A Celebration of All Things Sly Comes to Sag Harbor

On Thursday, September 27, Dan Koontz and his hand-picked posse will kick off the eighth season of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival performing the songs made famous by Sly and the Family Stone at 8 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

A Conversation with Kasia Klimiuk and Anita Boyer

Kasia Klimiuk and Anita Boyer, the co-founders of Our Fabulous Variety Show talk about their new two-woman comedy show, being inspired by Cirque du Soleil and the importance of arts education. 

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.

Operatic History, Live, in “Don Giovanni in New York”

The upcoming performance of “Don Giovanni in New York” at Bay Street Theater will re-enact the events leading up to New York’s first Italian opera, while mirroring Da Ponte’s passion to spread opera in the New World.

Rebooted “725” Exhibit Pays Tribute To Founders, Sag Harbor Artists

An opening reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, and the show will conclude on Wednesday, October 31, marking the end of the museum’s 2018 season.

Bits: Papa Coming to WHBPAC, East End Artists to Open Studios

Tom Papa will perform on Saturday, September 22, at 8 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, located at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach.

Synder Steps Down at East End Arts, Hirst Steps Up

East End Arts’ Executive Director, Patricia Snyder has stepped down after 23 years working for the nonprofit arts organization. Shawn Hirst began as East End Arts new executive director on August 31.

Bernstein’s Centennial Celebration Continues with Screening at Pierson

Joining in on the festivities is the “Artists Love Movies” film series, which will conclude with Susan Lacy’s 1998 documentary “Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note” on Sunday, September 16, at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, to benefit the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center.

Tovah To Channel Leona Helmsley at Westhampton Beach PAC

Tax evasion and fraud may have taken Leona Helmsley down, but Tovah Feldshuh is bringing her back up in “Tovah is LEONA!,” an all-new show featuring highlights from the Broadway-bound musical, “Queen of Mean.”

Bits: Solomon Sheds Light, Ceglic Seeks and Searches, Center Stage Announced

Alfonso Ossorio was an artist, collector and heir to a Philippine sugar fortune who, together with his long-term partner, Ted Dragon, lived a storied life at The Creeks, a 57-acre estate on Georgica Pond.

Amagansett Series Flashes Back To HIFF Origin Story

On Saturday, September 15, the Amagansett Library will continue its fourth annual Art/History/Amagansett series with “Flashback: Hamptons International Film Festival,” featuring Executive Director Anne Chaisson and Artistic Director David Nugent.

Pierson Students Stage Their Own Rendition of ‘13’

It’s going by a few different names: Pierson Middle-High School’s first revival; a giant community, action and service project for the International Baccalaureate program; and also by its real name, “13 the Musical.”

Complete Unknowns Interpret the Voice of Dylan

Michael Weiskopf bristles at the word “tribute.” Elvis Presley comes to mind. Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and Michael Jackson — and a mob of celebrity impersonators. But not Bob Dylan — and certainly not Weiskopf’s band, The Complete Unknowns.

Hawkins Captures Humanity in a Moment

When Lori Hawkins arrives on assignment, she usually has a clear picture of what she will see — without even lifting her camera. This past March, her 10-day trip to Kenya was no different, though only at first.

Hector Martignon Joins Forces with Foreign Affair Quartet

Two-time Grammy nominee Hector Martignon will return to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday, September 7 — but this time, he has the Foreign Affair Quartet in tow.

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The Weight Band and a ‘World Gone Mad’ at Westhampton Beach PAC

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