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Starting this week, North Fork Community Theatre will present “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Edward Albee’s classic drama where George and Martha host a dinner party, during which unsuspecting guests Nick and Honey are subjected to their toxic marriage, verbally abusive conversations and emotional games. READ

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“Lemons & Blue,” oil on canvas by Anne Lombardo

Classical painter Ann Lombardo of Water Mill is the featured artist at Riverhead Town Hall. Her exhibit, presented by East End Arts, will be on display through March 4. Ms. Lombardo has worked as a fashion illustrator, designer and product specialist in the apparel field. As a painter, she “employs classical processes when creating an oil painting, commencing with time spent on creating and lighting the setup itself. Then comes attention to the drawing, observing the design and forms on the canvas. She applies the next layer, a tonal underpainting, then finally paints with the colorful palette. She is drawn to domestic themes, such as floral and still life,” according to a press release.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s “Back to the Bays” initiative will be a beneficiary of an exhibit and sale that opens Saturday, Dec. 5, during the Shellabration festival in Greenport. ‘Vitamin Sea: Wave 2’ will open at The Sirens’ Song Gallery with a reception Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon to 7 p.m. (with refreshments from 4 to 7 p.m.), and another viewing on Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon to 2 p.m. The show, which will continue weekends through Dec. 20, will offer maritime-themed paintings, prints, photography, mugs, T-shirts, jewelry, ceramics, vintage fashions, holiday note cards, decorative items and gifts. Ten percent of sales will go to the marine program.

‘Fall and Winter Drawings’ by Patrick Lofthouse of Greenport will be on view Dec. 5 to Jan. 9 at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, Dec. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead will hold its fifth annual Wooden Wonderland from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will offer hand-crafted carvings, wooden items, candles, baskets and more for sale, as well as wood-carving and woodworking demonstrations. Admission is free. Call 727-2881.

Concert pianist Alex Wu and his trio will be joined by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and flutist Laura Falzon in a “Holiday Magic” concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Mattituck-Laurel Library. The free concert is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library.

• The East End Arts Chamber Ensemble will give a concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Riverhead United Methodist Church. Admission is free. The ensemble is made up of six student musicians chosen for the tuition-free fellowship program directed by Jeannie Woelker. The students are Megan Brunner of Baiting Hollow (violin), Brett Callagy of Shoreham-Wading River (viola), Allyson Koehler of Bayport (viola), Christina Mirro of Oakdale (viola), Aidean Saltini of South Jamesport (cello) and Fallon Spellman of Westhampton (cello). Call 369-2171, email [email protected] or visit eastendarts.org.

Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild will hold a holiday open house Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Cutchogue gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery will close for the season on Dec. 23.

The South Street Gallery in Greenport will host the ninth annual ‘10×10=100’ art show and sale to benefit North Fork Environmental Council this weekend. The event will open with a preview Friday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. The sale will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The show, which will be on view through Dec. 30, features 10-inch-square works that are sold for $100 each, with proceeds split among the gallery, the artist and NFEC. Call 477-0021 or visit thesouthstreetgallery.com.

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

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‘An Evening of Love,’ a variety show that will raise funds for the Riverhead high school and middle school Gay-Straight Alliance, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Jamesport Meeting House.1c5dc181-1037-488b-930e-4d7427824bb0

The show will feature actors, writers, storytellers and musicians, all of whom will express how love moves them. The evening will include a reception and chinese auction.

Tickets are $15 at whatsup-love.com.

• During the Taste North Fork event Saturday (Nov. 14), Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue will host free mini gallery talks from 1 to 3 p.m. The featured photographers are Karen Bell (“Capturing Small Moments &

Curiosities”), Susan Dooley (“Photojournalism and the Globetrotting Exhibit”) and Patricia Beary (“iPhone Photography Techniques”).

• Work by North Fork artist and sculptor Margaret Knowlden is on view through December at Southold Free Library. The exhibit includes works in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor.

• A reception for artists Scott McIntire of Greenport and Madeline Daversa of Garden City will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. Their work is on display through Feb. 3. The exhibit is co-sponsored by East End Arts.

Scott McIntire’s photography exhibit “Backyard Project 2013” has been extended through the end of November at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. The show chronicles the mammals, birds and insects Mr. McIntire observed on his quarter-acre property in Greenport.

The artist will give a screen presentation and talk at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.

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Golden Earthworm Farm• Mattituck photographer Steve Berger, formerly of Jamesport, will present “North Fork Posters” during November at Mattituck-Laurel Library. An artist’s reception is set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Pianist Paolo Bartolani of Southold will give a concert Sunday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church of Southold. The event will raise funds for the preservation of the Old Burying Ground, which is adjacent to the church and the oldest cemetery in New York State.

Mr. Bartolani’s program will feature works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Bach, Schumann and Cimarosa.

A 3 p.m. reception with refreshments will precede the concert, which will begin at 4. Coffee and dessert with Mr. Bartolani will follow at 5.

Tickets are $50. Call 765-2597 or 283-6145.

Paintings by Scott McIntire of Greenport and fine art prints by Madeline Daversa of Garden City will be on view Oct. 30 to Feb. 3 at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. The exhibit is co-sponsored by East End Arts.

An artists’ reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Mr. McIntire, using images from his backyard, “elevates his subjects to larger-than-life iconic status and depicts them in vibrant colors using high gloss enamel paint … ,” according to a press release. He said, “I take elements from my surrounding environment and place them in a new environment of my own making.”

Ms. Daversa’s work “reflects a love for the natural environment” of the East End, with many of her farm landscapes featuring workers.

Artwork created by members of the prominent Floyd family will be the topic of a ‘Book & Bottle’ presentation by Mary Laura Lamont at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. Ms. Lamont is the author of “Land, Sea & Sky: The Artwork of Old Mastic.”

The presentation will focus on rarely seen artwork from the Old Mastic House on the property — now known as the William Floyd Estate — and dating from the 1850s to 1970s. Ms. Lamont has been a park ranger at the estate for more than 20 years.

Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call 727-2881, ext. 106. Information: suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

• “Pomme©,” an exhibit of mixed-media work by self-taught artist Robert Perez, is on view at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue. According to a press release, “Pomme© is a fictitious company exploring ideas, consumerism, advertising, manipulation and subversion through language, visual compositions and symbolism in the manner of faux-vintage French advertisement posters from … circa 1900.”

To send arts news, email [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times Review News Group, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952, ATTN: Lauren Sisson.