Arts

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Christopher Walsh
The South Fork is no stranger to world-class musicians and recording artists, be they summer visitors, second-home owners, or year-round residents. One in the latter category may not be a household name, but Zach Zunis will be watching the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday with particular interest.
Mark Segal
“I Am Jane Doe,” a documentary about sex trafficking of under-age girls on Backpage.com, directed by Mary Mazzio and co-produced by Ms. Mazzio and Alec Sokolow, a screenwriter who lives in Sagaponack, will premiere tomorrow in Manhattan and in five other cities.
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Chris Bauer, an actor from Sag Harbor, is co-starring with Lawrence Gillard Jr., Jordan Lage, and Rebecca Pidgeon in “The Penitent,” a new play by David Mamet that premiered yesterday at the Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan and will run through March 19.
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Iris Smyles, the literary editor of The Star’s East magazine, will host “An Evening of Love and Other Horrors” to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Malia Mills shop on Main Street in East Hampton. Starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the event will feature readings by Patricia Marx, a humorist and staff writer at The New Yorker, Frederic Tuten, whose books include “Tintin in the New World,” and Ms. Smyles herself.
Christopher Walsh
The Wamponamon Masonic Lodge No. 437, which was established in Sag Harbor in 1858, has been off limits to nonmembers for as long as anyone can remember, save for a single open house last June when the public was invited to see the painted Masonic symbols and celestial imagery on the inner sanctum’s walls and the domed ceiling by John Capello, an artist and member of the Masonic Brotherhood.
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The Montauk Library will present “Yvette Sings Ronstadt: Rock and Roll, Country, Big Band, and Mexico,” a free concert by Yvette Malavet-Blum, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
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The Southampton Arts Center will present “Beneath the Underdog: The Music of Charles Mingus” on Saturday at 7 p.m. Selections from Mr. Mingus’s music will be performed by Claes Brondal on drums, Bob Hovey on trombone, Santi Debriano on bass, Eric Schugren on saxophone, and Bill Smith on piano.
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Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and the Hamptons International Film Festival will present the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film in two programs on Saturday at Bay Street, two weeks before the Oscar telecast.
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In Process @ the Watermill Center will provide an opportunity for engagement with Cleek Schrey and Gillian Walsh, two of the center’s artists in residence, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Karyn Mannix Contemporary and the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton will present the “12th Annual Love and Passion: The Dirty Dozen Art Show” tomorrow through Sunday at the gallery, with a wine reception to be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
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The Chickpeas, an East End all-female vocal ensemble, will perform a free concert at the Montauk Community Church Coffeehouse tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Jennifer Landes
A recent symposium in Manhattan brought together scholars from around the country and across the Atlantic to study “Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper.” One of the more interesting and revealing presentations came from Helen Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs, which was a co-presenter of the program with the Clyfford Still Museum and Stony Brook University.
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“Underwater Dreams,” a 2014 documentary about the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants who create a robot from Home Depot products, will be shown at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m.
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“Love Letters,” the A.R. Gurney play in which two characters, Melissa and Andrew, sit side by side reading letters, notes, and cards that span nearly 50 years of their separated lives, will be performed by Andrew Botsford and Jane Baldwin on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Southampton Inn.