It started when Sawyer Spielberg was looking for a scene to perform in Lyle Kessler’s Master Class for Actors in New York City. One of his classmates, Brynne Kraynak, knew the playwright Gabe McKinley and had seen his play “Extinction” workshopped in graduate school. She thought one of the roles would be right for Mr. Spielberg.
“Under the Influence,” an exhibition of artwork by four former docents at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 till 2. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present “Don’t Blink: Robert Frank,” a documentary about the Swiss-born photographer whose work changed the course of 20th-century photography, tomorrow at 6 p.m.
The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars piano series will launch its spring season on Saturday evening at 6:30 with a “Petite Soirée Musicale.” The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction, and performances by two acclaimed young pianists, Fei-Fei Dong and Tanya Gabrielian.
“The Last Waltz,” Martin Scorsese’s film of the Band’s final concert in 1976, has immortalized that event. Among the musicians who performed were Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, and many others.
For art lovers who have never visited the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the film “Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing,” which will be shown at the Southampton Arts Center tomorrow at 8 p.m., is the next best thing.
“Je Christine,” a free solo performance by Suzanne Savoy about Christine de Pizan, a late-medieval literary figure who was born in Venice in 1364 and married a French nobleman at the age of 15, will take place tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library.
A writing workshop taught by Judson Merrill, one of Guild Hall’s five artists-in-residence, will take place on four consecutive Thursdays starting April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Titled “Writing Workshop Real Fiction: Writers, Readers, and the Battle Over Truth,” it will examine the ways fiction uses and abuses ideas of truth and authorship, experiment with those techniques, and discuss the creative and social benefits as well as the pitfalls.
The Parrish Art Museum will mark five years at its current site in Water Mill this fall, and is already in a celebratory frame of mind. The museum, designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron and completed in 2012, has launched a show looking back on 70 of the 300 works it has acquired since then.
Compositions by Bruce Wolosoff, a composer from Shelter Island, will be performed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon at 2 and at Symphony Space in Manhattan on Monday at 8 p.m.
If there is a subtext to Bill Schutt’s latest book, it is to question the origin and the reasonableness of the taboo against consuming other humans.
E.L. Doctorow's famous authorial confidence, political commentary, and explorations of family life are on masterful display in this posthumous collection.
Since she began taking photographs almost 40 years ago, Joanna McCarthy has exhibited her work widely, won numerous prizes and awards, and been published in many magazines. However, prior to that career, she led another life in front of the camera as a model with the Wilhelmina and Ford agencies and was photographed by such luminaries as Irving Penn, Hiro, and Saul Leiter. For a number of years, the two careers coincided.
From “Wall Street” to “Boiler Room” to “The Big Short,” the world of finance, high and low, continues to provide an endless source of material for filmmakers. The realm of real estate seems neglected by comparison, with the exception of a few films, among them “99 Homes,” about greed at the low end of the market.
In the next installment of a concert series that has brought many world-class musicians to the South Fork, the audience will embark on a “Brazilian Voyage” when Nilson Matta, a Grammy-nominated bassist and composer, leads a trio by the same name at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Southampton Arts Center.