The Watermill Center’s annual summer lecture series provides a platform for accomplished workers in every imaginable field to share the cutting-edge ideas that shape their work. This year’s talks begin on Tuesday and continue through Aug. 17.
Mandy Gonzalez and the Bacon Brothers will perform in coming days at Guild Hall.
A barn show, a road show, four studio tours and new shows at Roman Fine Art, Romany Kramoris, Boo-Hooray Summer Rental, and The Art Barge, are all on tap for this week.
The last of the summer’s Poetry Marathon gatherings is July 30, when at least seven poets will read from their work starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Marine Museum in Amagansett.
Sheldon and Margery Harnick, and their son, Matthew, have pooled their talents to create “Koi: A Modern Folktale,” with photographs of the legendary fish by Margery and Matthew and text by Sheldon Harnick.
All year long, BookHampton hosts authors for readings and book signings, and the latest to join the list of notables is Chelsea Clinton.
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival kicks off its month-long, 13-concert series on July 30 with a program of music by Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Robert Schumann, in a composer portrait called “Love, Genius, Madness,” narrated by Alan Alda.
With a wide span of years and no real focus, the show “Moving Targets: American Art From 1918 to 2012” is as rambling as its title suggests. Still, it has enough standout pieces to make it worth a look.
Alec Baldwin and Harris Yulin will star in a staged reading of “Gross Points” on Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Tovah Feldshuh and Richard Kind will headline a reading of “Assisted Loving” on Friday, July 28, also at 8.
Not satisfied with one house, this year the Hampton Designer Showhouse, which benefits Southampton Hospital, will feature two next-door houses in a new subdivision to the west of Southampton Village.
The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will present “Long Island Landscapes,” a group show organized by Peter J. Marcelle, from Saturday through Aug. 1, with a reception set for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. “The Girl Next Door” will open Saturday at the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A benefit for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an organization dedicated to serving L.G.B.T.Q. youth, the show will run through Aug. 13.
“An Evening With Lorna Luft,” a new show from the acclaimed stage, screen, and television actress and vocalist, will take place Monday evening at 8 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor as part of its Music Mondays cabaret series.