Leonard Barkan is a Renaissance man and a Jew who has spent much of the last couple of years in Berlin. Who better to write a book with a title like “Berlin for Jews”?
As summer 2017 is off and running, so are the many authors traveling to the South Fork. Whether they come for work, play, or a little of both, BookHampton will continue to host them at its Main Street, East Hampton, shop.
“Natural Selection,” an exhibition of work by artists who draw inspiration from nature, will be on view tomorrow through Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will take place Saturday evening from 5 to 8. “Jeremy Dennis: On This Site,” a photography and research project by Mr. Dennis, who is a Shinnecock tribal member, will take place at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum in Southampton from Saturday through Aug. 24. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will hold auditions for an August production of “Kiss Me Kate” on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the theater. The director, Will Pomerantz, and the associate producer, John Sullivan, are looking for male and female actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds for 10 roles.
George Saunders in Sag, Authors Night tickets on sale, and Rosenblatt's master class
Jazz on the Steps will return to the Southampton Arts Center on Sunday at noon with a performance by Yacouba Sissoko, one of the world’s foremost players of the kora, a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa.
The Hamptons International Film Festival will continue its celebration of its 25th year with an expanded SummerDocs program this season, featuring five titles that will be presented in East Hampton, Montauk, and Southampton.
Drew Petersen, a part-time Springs resident and a prodigy who first performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall at age 5, won the American Pianists Award and the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association.
It won’t take a detective to notice a different feeling at Guild Hall this year. Exhibitions and public performances have a more heterogeneous focus, and that is intentional, according to Andrea Grover, the cultural center’s executive director.
After immersing himself in the history of the South Fork artistic community and unearthing some of its long-forgotten gems, Eric Firestone is solidifying his place on the continuum of dealers who matter here.
Dreams are the stuff of “The Man in the Ceiling,” a new musical by Andrew Lippa, from the book by Jules Feiffer, running now through June 25 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
“Face to Face: East End Portraits by Jonathan Morse,” an exhibition organized by Peter Marcelle, will open tomorrow at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and remain on view through July 12.
A moon-faced orb as regent for the evening, a goodbye to a beloved pair of worn-out sneakers, and a beached baby whale's salvation in new children's books.
The Southampton Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Jam Session, will present a concert by the Peter & Will Anderson Quintet on Saturday evening at 7. The Anderson brothers are virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone. Adam Moezinia on guitar, Claes Brondal on drums, and Marcus McLaurine on bass round out the ensemble.
The Montauk Library will present “Alegria Hispana: Songs and Dances of Spain and Latin America” on Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The international artists Anna Tonna, a mezzo-soprano; Francisco Roldan, a virtuoso guitarist, and Elisabet Torras Aguilera, a dancer, will perform.