WHAT “Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise” is really two shows in one, which explains why it’s divided into two sections and installed in separate galleries in the museum at Guild Hall. The exhibition is organized around two disparate parts of the world that Beard calls home — Africa and Long Island. The artist’s first solo museum show in 15 years presents more than 50 photographs, drawings, diaries and three-dimensional collages from the 1960s to the present — some on public display for the first time. Beard’s work in Africa chronicles the changes in landscape and habitat that threatens the continent’s once-large, now-dwindling population of elephants, rhinos and crocodiles. Switching gears dramatically to Long Island’s East End, the next gallery is devoted to never-before-exhibited portraits of Beard’s family and friends, including such A-list celebrities as Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her sister, Lee Radziwill (who still lives in Southampton), all shot at his Montauk home.
WHEN | WHERE Through July 31, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; noon-5 p.m. daily July 5 through Labor Day
ADMISSION Free; 631-324-0806, guildhall.org
WHAT The summer season of musicals at Cultural Arts Playhouse begins with “42nd Street,” the 1980 hit based on the 1933 film set in the Great Depression. The show features such classics as “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I Only Have Eyes for You” and the title song. Next up is “In the Heights,” the Tony-winning musical that introduced the world to Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star (for a few more weeks) of “Hamilton,” the multiple Tony winner for which it is virtually impossible to get tickets. CAP changes its tune in August with “The Who’s Tommy,” the 1993 rock opera with songs (“Pinball Wizard,” “Tommy Can You Hear Me?”) from the British band’s classic 1969 double album.
WHEN | WHERE “42nd Street”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, 7 p.m. Sunday, through July 3 at Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Dr., Syosset. “In the Heights”: July 8-31. “The Who’s Tommy”: Aug. 5-28.
TICKETS $20 (all three shows for the price of two); 516-694-3330, culturalartsplayhouse.com