Arts

Opinion
Jennifer Landes
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.
Opinion
Kurt Wenzel
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.
Mark Segal
“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.
Baylis Greene
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.
Star Staff
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.
Star Staff
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.
Mark Segal
“Botanic Verses,” an exhibition of paintings by Dominique Rousserie, will open at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton with a reception on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and continue through July 10. Tonight from 5 to 8, Ashawagh Hall in Springs will be the site of a one-night celebration of scenic art and Buddhist-inspired paintings by Lois Watts, an East Hampton artist with burdensome medical expenses. Nancy Atlas and Inda Eaton will perform, food and wine will be available, and both silent and Chinese auctions will be held. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Star Staff
Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will present “Darren Ottati: The Boys of Broadway” tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Opinion
Kurt Wenzel
“We’re waiting for Wenzel,” the actor announced to the crowd at Guild Hall, seconds before the opening night of the play “Angry Young Man.” He was helping as an usher and must have read my name from the back of my assigned seat while I made a last-second dash to the lavatory. “Wenzel,” he let everyone know, “went for a tinkle.”
Mark Segal
The Landscape Pleasures symposium is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and a self-guided tour of private gardens in East Hampton and Water Mill will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mark Segal
E.T. Williams, a retired, well-to-do real estate investor, and Claude Lawrence, an accomplished jazz-musician-turned-painter came to know each other through the extended African-American community in Sag Harbor and changed each other's lives for the better.
Star Staff
Faculty and this summer’s young artists at the Perlman Music Camp on Shelter Island will present a concert of chamber music masterworks tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center and on Saturday at the same time at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton.
Opinion
If the past few years have been a quiet period for Vija Celmins, then we can now gratefully celebrate its end. It began in February with the Matthew Marks Gallery’s recap of her work since her last show in 2010, and will culminate at the end of next year in a vast retrospective opening at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. And, this spring we can enjoy her prints at the Drawing Room Gallery in East Hampton.
Star Staff
“Rosa Mystica,” a free concert by the vocal duo Kinga Cserjési, soprano, and Deborah Carmichael, mezzo-soprano, will take place at the Montauk Community Church at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Baroque instruments — two violins, a cello, a viola, and continuo — will accompany the singers.
Star Staff
The Montauk Library will present “Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History,” a documentary produced by Rosanne Braun, a Montauk resident, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The film is based on Helene Stapinski’s memoir of the same title.