Category | Arts

Soffer Opens Spring Writers Series at Stony Brook Southampton

Posted on 17 February 2015

Novelist Jessica Soffer will be the first guest in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings at Stony Brook Southampton. Ms. Soffer will read on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall. Ms. Soffer’s debut novel, “Tomorrow There Will Be [...]

Madoo Talks Lecture Series Opens with Lindsey Taylor

Posted on 17 February 2015

The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will host its Madoo Talks Winter Lecture series in February and March, opening with Lindsey Taylor, one of the authors of “The Gardener’s Garden,” a book that explores gardens from around the world and throughout the ages meant to serve as an inspiration to the modern-day gardener. Ms. Taylor, who [...]

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Writing about Nature with Poet Farmer Scott Chaskey

Posted on 12 February 2015

Scott Chaskey speaks for the land, and he does it with his hands as well as his words. Out in the fields at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett almost every day, Mr. Chaskey knows the soil, he knows the migratory patterns of birds, he knows the seasons. Through the two books he’s published in recent years, “This Common Ground” and “Seedtime,” Mr. Chaskey has spread his understanding across the country and has impacted the larger farm to table movement. But his roots are not in farming, and they’re not in nonfiction writing. Scott Chaskey was educated a poet.

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Classroom Questions: Screening of Vintage Films Explores Love & Marriage

Posted on 11 February 2015

If you happen to be of a certain age, you no doubt remember watching them — and, more likely than not, laughing hysterically over them. We’re talking educational films, those black and white (and occasionally color) 16mm wonders that millions of American children were forced to sit through during their formative years. Whether the topic was surviving puberty, alcohol and you, the truth about STDs or the dangers of heavy petting (whatever that is), one fact remains — a majority of these films were hopelessly out of date by the time most of us saw them in the classroom.
And here’s your chance to see a few of them again…..

Margo Selski’s Paintings: A Curious and Wonderful Bewilderment

Posted on 11 February 2015

Gazing deeply into the paintings of Margo Selski is a lot like going down the proverbial rabbit hole. Populated by fairy tale characters, Victorian debutantes, steampunk conquers and yes, even white rabbits, her work is full of fanciful twists and turns. Along the way, viewers can’t help but wonder what’s happening just out of frame or around the next corner.

Fireside Sessions Return to Bay Street

Posted on 10 February 2015

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced this week it will rekindle the Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas, featuring special musical guests, for the month of March. Ms. Atlas sold out concerts at the venue throughout January and will return with her band of Journeymen for an encore month. “We wanted [...]

Goodbye Mizrahi, Hello Marilyn

Posted on 10 February 2015

The Vered Gallery will host a closing party in honor of artist Haim Mizrahi at its gallery at 68 Park Place in East Hampton Village on Saturday, February 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. in honor of Mr. Mizrahi’s first exhibition at the gallery—Hope in the Sheild of David—with the addition of several new works. [...]

One Billion Rising

Posted on 10 February 2015

On Friday, February 13 at 5 p.m., local dance and theatre company, the Neo-Political Cowgirls, in partnership with The Retreat and the Sag Harbor-based Dodds & Eder, will hold a “One Billion Rising” event for its third year. This global event began as a call to action over the staggering statistic that one-in-three-women in the [...]

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The Ultimate Battle of the Bands Comes to Bay Street: The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

Posted on 04 February 2015

By Emily J. Weitz Last year, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States, Bay Street Theater hosted a tribute show, with local musicians performing Beatles songs. The event was a wild success. “It could have sold out three times over,” said Joe Lauro, who organized the event and played [...]

Scars on 45 Returns to WHBPAC

Posted on 04 February 2015

As a part of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) Breakout Artist Series, and in partnership with WEHM 96.9, British indie rock quartet, Scars on 45, will return to the center this Friday at 8 p.m. Scars on 45 brings an alt-rock, melodic pop sound, combining the big guitar rock of Oasis with the [...]

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