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Parrish Art Museum goes on the road

Jill Musnicki's video installation

Jill Musnicki's video installation "what comes around" is part of "The Parrish Road Show" at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, Bridgehampton running from Aug. 17-19, 2012. Credit: Handout

WHAT "The Parrish Road Show" introduces new works by local artists in unusual settings. Sag Harbor installation artist Jill Musnicki takes a peek at the environment we share with other creatures through the use of motion-activated surveillance cameras. She placed cameras in several East End locations to document the passage of wildlife and human life. See the results in her "what comes around" video in the Bridgehampton Historical Society's Engine Barn, beginning with tonight's reception. Meanwhile, East Hampton artist Alice Hope's installation, "Under the Radar," deploys thousands of magnets on an asphalt strip near the radar tower at Montauk's Camp Hero State Park. "Invisible and natural forces are my medium," Hope says. The series is a project of the Parrish Art Museum.

WHEN | WHERE "what comes around": reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, also on view 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Hwy.; free. "Under the Radar": 8 a.m.-dusk daily through Aug. 31, Camp Hero State Park, 1898 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; $8 parking fee until 4 p.m., 631-283-2118,


THEATER: A Gateway gala

WHAT Old Deutoronomy -- Ken Page from Broadway's "Cats" -- leads the cast of players entertaining at the Gateway Playhouse gala. He's joined onstage by Jennifer Hope Wills and Jamie Jackson (from "My Fair Lady"), Ed Staudenmayer and Erica Aubrey ("9 to 5") -- both recent Gateway productions. The theme, "Dressing for the Night," borrows from Gateway's next show, "Phantom." The Black Tie Affair Orchestra, which played in "The Rat Pack," provides dance music.

WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Saturday, Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport

TICKETS $125, including cocktails, dinner;, 631-286-7027

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PLUS: 'Irma Vep' in a barn

WHAT Mulford Repertory Theatre, performing in the circa-1721 barn of East Hampton's Mulford Farm Museum, presents the late Charles Ludlam's cult classic "The Mystery of Irma Vep." It's set in a manor house deep in the English countryside, where farm animals roam, along with ghosts, mummies, werewolves and vampires. The haunted are Lord Edgar, played by Trevor Vaughn, and Lady Enid, played by Isaac Klein. Drag is central to any Ludlam romp.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 5) Wednesdays-Sundays, through Aug. 26. Also Aug. 30 and 31, Mulford Farm Museum, 10 James Lane, East Hampton

TICKETS $20 ($25 at the door),, 866-811-4111


MUSIC: Wynton Marsalis and Deborah Voigt

WHAT Lincoln Center goes to the beach this weekend -- Westhampton Beach. Soprano Deborah Voigt, who performed the demanding role of Brünnhilde in Wagner's "Die Walküre" this spring at the Metropolitan Opera, sings a selection of arias and Broadway standards tomorrow. Next, Wynton Marsalis, founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center, brings his trumpet and quintet to the Main Street stage Sunday.

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

TICKETS Voigt: $100-$150, Marsalis: $125-$200;, 631-288-1500


PLUS: So long, Bob Spiotto

Hofstra Entertainment disbands after this weekend's "You May Be Right -- A Billy Joel Experience," performed by the Movin' Out Band. Bob Spiotto, who's landed a new job as director of Riverhead's renovated Suffolk Theater, makes his final appearance as head of Hofstra Entertainment, introducing the Billy Joel tribute; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University, $20-$30, 516-463-6644


Opera on the vine

Joy Berta and the Long Island Opera present "A Lover's Tale: Romance or Betrayal," selections from Verdi, Mozart and others, 7 p.m. Saturday, reception at 5:30, Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane, Jamesport; $25-$30,, 631-722-3416

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