Arts & Leisure

Blood Runs Thick Through ‘Wood Water Stone’

A combined total of over 100 summers spent in East Hampton shaped a powerful connection to the ocean and nature for artists and sisters Jane Parkes and Idoline Duke.

Contemplating the Universe Through Art

To artist Ann Chwatsky, the skies represent mystery and beauty, mythology and science. Her relationship with the solar system and galaxies is an “utter absorption,” she said.

Choir!Choir!Choir! Will Engage the Audience at Guild Hall

Since the start, they have called it Choir!Choir!Choir!, which will make a stop at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Friday, August 18.

Bobby Conte Thornton Never Forgets His Youth, or Bay Street

Immediately following his run as Freddie in the Sag Harbor theater’s production of “My Fair Lady,” Thornton headed straight for the New York theater district — where he made his Broadway debut as Calogero, the leading role in the Robert DeNiro- and Jerry Zaks-helmed “A Bronx Tale – The Musical” at the Longacre Theatre.

Box Art Auction: A Tried and True Formula

Now a highlight of the benefit season, the annual Box Art Auction will kick off with a “Meet the Artists” free preview on Wednesday, August 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hoie Hall of St. Luke’s church, located at 18 James Lane in East Hampton, where the main event will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Isaacson’s Da Vinci Comes to Fridays at Five

“Leonardo da Vinci,” Walter Isaacson’s latest tome, continues to exemplify his reputation for meticulous research and work that celebrates humanity and the intellect.

Meditative and Eclectic, ‘WAVY’ Marries Art and Geometry

“Within the limitations of geometric repetition, I'm exploring ways to show a type of balance,” the artist said in a statement. “Through disrupting order there is movement and equilibrium. This duality between structure and fluidity is a force that can be found in all living things.”

Bill King Sculpture Placed on Grounds of Town Hall

The distinctive and prolific artist had work held by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was the recipient of four honorary doctorates, the International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award and the Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Revolution in the Air with ‘Evita’ at Bay Street

Infusing new life into a comfortable classic can be risky business. But for those who aim high and succeed in pulling off something unexpected and fresh from the established standard of tried and true, the rewards can be worth every effort.

Young Musicians Unite for Gun Sanity

At 8 p.m., the event moves into the John Drew Theater for live performances by local bands The Sectionals, Big Karma and Earthreal.

Kumalo and Friends Bring ‘Nations United’ to Southampton Arts Center

Bakithi Kumalo was working as a mechanic when he got the call. “Hey, listen, there’s a guy by the name of Paul Simon from America....

Dreams and Myths Part of the Experience with Jeremy Dennis Show

Through the lens of a millennial, Jeremy Dennis explores indigenous identity, assimilation and tradition — and, starting Saturday, he will be one of two artists included in the 2018 “Parrish Road Show,” an off-site summer exhibition series featuring temporary projects by East End artists in unexpected places.

“Cinderella,” As Told By Marionettes

Everyone knows the story of Cinderella — an orphaned girl, aided by her fairy godmother, outwits her evil stepmother and wins Prince Charming’s heart.

‘Black Angels’ Fly from Off-Broadway to East Hampton

Take flight with the Southampton African American Museum and the Eastville Community Historical Society as they honor the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, and bring it to life, in “Black Angels Over Tuskegee.”

Drummers Take Over ‘Jazz on the Terrace’ Series

While the Philippe Lemm Trio performs originals and creatively re-imagined jazz standards, Richie Siegler’s quintet pays tribute to The Jazz Messengers — but both will perform at the Parrish Art Museum.

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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.