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Pollock will floor you at ArtHamptons

A replica of Jackson Pollock's studio floor is

A replica of Jackson Pollock's studio floor is on display at ArtHamptons in Bridgehampton, July 12-15, 2012. Credit: Gary Mamay

WHAT The fifth annual edition of ArtHamptons opens in a new location for a show and sale of 4,000 post-World War II and contemporary works by 400 well-known artists represented by 75 galleries and dealers from 10 countries. Prices generally range from $1,000 to $1 million. This year's theme -- on display at Sculpture Fields of Nova's Ark -- is "Pollock at 100," paying tribute to Jackson Pollock, who lived, worked and died in nearby Springs. A painting by actor Ed Harris, who played the title role in the movie "Pollock," will be displayed, along with a replica of Pollock's paint-splattered studio floor. Cheech Marin, best known as half the comedy team Cheech & Chong, will be honored as arts patron of the year. (He owns one of the world's largest collections of Chicano art.) Michael Childers will be recognized as honorary guest photographer for celebrity photos of Natalie Wood, Andy Warhol, Paul Newman, David Hockney and many others. Thursday's preview party benefits LongHouse Reserve, while Friday night's Pollock celebration benefits the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Saturday, Lisa Jack unveils photographs of Barack Obama she took during his college years.

WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, preview 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Nova's Ark Project , 60 Millstone Rd. , Water Mill

ADMISSION $25 a day, $40 three-day pass; arthamptons.com, 631-283-5505

 

THEATER: 'The Graduate'

WHAT "Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mrs. Robinson." No, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel aren't re-reuniting. But Terry Johnson's 2001 adaptation of "The Graduate," the 1967 movie that featured a Simon & Garfunkel score, takes Center Stage in Southampton. Directed by Michael Disher, it stars Vincent Carbone as Benjamin Braddock, Bethany Dellapolla as Elaine Robinson and Brooke Alexander as the cradle-robbing seducer, Mrs. Robinson. The role was played by Kathleen Turner on Broadway and Anne Bancroft in the film.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday night at 7, Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 5 p.m., through July 29, Center Stage at Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton

TICKETS $22, $12 students; scc-arts.org, 631-287-4377

 

MUSIC: Bebe Neuwirth's cabaret tales

WHAT The one and only Broadway Bebe -- that's Bebe Neuwirth, who you may also know as Lilith (TV's "Cheers") -- makes a return Long Island engagement in her "Stories With Piano." Neuwirth's cabaret show, featuring songs of Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf and other greats, was a hit at Staller Center's gala in March. If you missed it, here's your chance to atone.

WHEN | WHERE 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St.

TICKETS $65-$95; whbpac.org, 631-288-1500

 

PLUS: Contemporary dance under the stars

WHAT Long Island Dance Consortium presents the first of two free shows by The Red Hot Mamas, Circle of Dance Repertory Company and other local troupes .

WHEN | WHERE Sunday night at 8:30 as part of Huntington's Summer Arts Festival on Heckscher Park's Chapin Rainbow Stage. Consortium 2 follows on Aug. 8.

INFO huntingtonarts.org

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