Labor Day Weekend signals the end of summer and the transition to the fall season following shortly after. Labor Day Weekend can also bring the final days of exhibitions and cultural events. Following is our Short List of exhibitions that are here this weekend but not for much longer.

 1. Bay Street Theater's Mainstage Season: "My Life is a Musical". Closes August 31.

The musical centers on a man who wakes up and discovers his life is now a musical. Tough luck for someone who hates them! The side-splitting show premieres at Bay Street Theater.

For more, read our preview: "My Life is a Musical" Premieres at Bay Street Theater".

Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf at Bay Street in Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

2. “Bobbie Braun, Anna Franklin, and Diane Marxe” and Artist Member Show at Crazy Monkey. Closes August 31.

The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett presents changing art exhibitions by artist members of the cooperative gallery. If you're interested in seeing the art members have to offer, this may be a great time to see it. It's possible that changes are on the horizon. For certain, it's the final weekend to see Anna Franklin's work at the gallery. Inspired by childhood memories in Italy and combined with imaginavite muses, Franklin reveals scenes populated by fishes, corals and more.

To get a peek, click "Anna Franklin's "Under the Sea" at Crazy Monkey Gallery."

Crazy Monkey Gallery is located at 136 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.thecrazymonkeygallery.com.

3. "Pond Studies" at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery & Studio. Closes August 31.

"Pond Studies" presents photography by Nijole Kudirka, Katherine Liepe-Levinson and Alex Ferrone that explore area waters. A portion of art sales benefits Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program.

To read about the show, click our column: "The Floodlights: East End Artists on View" by Pat Rogers.

Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery is located at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935. www.alexferrone.com.

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Artwork by Nijole Kudirka.

Artwork by Nijole Kudirka.

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4. Martos Gallery on the North Fork: “Another, Once Again, Many Times More”. Closes September 1.

The group show is installed throughout the Victoria house and grounds of a waterside home in East Marion on the North Fork. An annual tradition by Martos Gallery of Chelsea, their East End pop up shows brings a slice of cutting edge contemporary art (mostly) and is curated by Bob Nicklas.

The exhibition was reviewed by Janet Goleas for Hamptons Art Hub. Click here to read (and see) all about it.

"Another, Once Again, Many Times More" is located at 12395 Main Road, East Marion, NY 11393. www.martosgallery.com.

5. Special Labor Day Weekend Exhibition - Birnam Wood. Closes September 1.

To wrap up the summer season, Birnam Wood / Galleries is presenting a special exhibition of art for Labor Day Weekend. Afterwards, some of the art will be exhibited in their Chelsea gallery. On view are works by David Datuna, Margaret Garrett, Margery Gosnell-Qua, Wolf Kahn, Alexis Portilla, Michael Rich and others.

Birnam Wood is located at 48 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.birnamwoodart.com.

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"Sunday" by Michael Rich. Oil and Wax on Canvas, 54 x 50 inches. Courtesy Birnam Wood / Galleries.

"Sunday" by Michael Rich. Oil and Wax on Canvas, 54 x 50 inches. Courtesy Birnam Wood / Galleries.

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"Tuning Fields 298" by Margaret Garrett. Acrylic on linen, 41 x 29 inches. Courtesy Birnam Wood / Galleries.

"Tuning Fields 298" by Margaret Garrett. Acrylic on linen,
41 x 29 inches. Courtesy Birnam Wood / Galleries.

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6. "Tony Caramanico / Chris Leidy: Endless Summer" at ARC Fine Art LLC. Closes September 1.

"Endless Summer" presents a great show to wrap up the summer. World-renowned underwater photographer Chris Leidy presents underwater photography prints. Tony Caramanico, a Montauk-based surfer, exhibits pigment prints on paper and canvas, many of which focus on surf culture in the U.S. and abroad.

ARC Fine Art is located at 303 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.arcfineartllc.com. 

7. "The Selfie" Portraiture Show at Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art. Closes September 4.

The group show of seven artists inspired by the "selfie" arrives for a whirlwind exhibition at Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art. The exhibition opens tonight (Saturday) with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues through September 4 only. The art includes portraiture but also works that have nothing to do with self image....like the creative play on the word "selfie" that makes use of mutliple shelves.

For details, click here.

Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art is located at  2462 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.  www.chaseedwardsgallery.com.

8. Watermill Center - Closed for Weekend but Reopens Next Week

If you're hoping to see the Lady Gaga photographs by Robert Wilson this weekend, you're out of luck. The Watermill Center is closed through Labor Day Weekend to gear up for their fall artist residencies and public programming. Tours of the building and grounds begin on September 6. "Portraits of Lady Gaga" by Robert Wilson reopens on September 3 and continues through September 14.

The Watermill Center is located at 39 Watertowd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

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