The East End boasts numerous art and cultural events over the next two weeks. In our picks in this edition, theater is a highlight with performances being held in Quogue, Southampton and Mattituck. Other events featured in the column include live music, comedy, film and more. Read on for things to do on the East End through February 5, 2017.

“4000 Miles” at Hampton Theatre Company

The Hampton Theatre Company presents “4000 Miles” by Amy Herzog from January 12 to January 29, 2017 at the Quogue Community Center. Performances will be held Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. An additional Matinee will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 2:30 p.m.

“4000 Miles,” Amy Herzog’s comic drama won the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. The play depicts the unlikely relationship between a 91-year-old lefty and the young lefty grandson who unexpectedly shows up at her apartment at 3 a.m. after a life-altering cross-country bike ride. As an awkward overnight visit turns into weeks, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. “4000 Miles” looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. Features: Ben Schnickel, Diana Marbury, Amanda Griemsmann and Samantha Herrera.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors (except Saturday evenings), $15 for guests under $35 and $10 for students. Quogue Community Center is located at 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959. www.hamptontheatre.org.

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Long Island Premiere of Neil LaBute's "The Money Shot" at SCC

Neil LaBute's "The Money Shot." Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.

Neil LaBute's "The Money Shot." Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center presents the Long Island Premiere of Neil LaBute's "The Money Shot" from January 19 to February 5, 2017. Performances will be held Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

“The Money Shot,” a showbiz satire by Neil LaBute premiered at the MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York in 2014. LaBute’s first officially billed comedy takes place in the Hollywood Hills home of couple Karen and Bev. Both once glamorous movie stars have one thing in common: desperation. Joan M. Lyons makes her solo directorial debut in “The Money Shot.” Features Bonnie Grice, Joseph Marshall, Tamara Salkin and Kristin Whiting.

Tickets are $22 for general admission and students under 21 with ID are $12. The Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts is located at 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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“Almost, Maine” by John Cariani

The North Fork Community Theatre presents “ Almost, Maine” a play by John Cariani from January 20 to February 5, 2017. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, January 20, 21, 27, and 28, February 3 and 4, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, January 22, 29 and February 5.

“Almost, Maine” — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. One winter night, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded.

Tickets are $20. The North Fork Community Theatre is located at 12700 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952. www.nfct.com.

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Live Music at Greenport Harbor Brewery

The Greenport Harbor Brewing Company presents its live music program through February 5, 2017 at its Peconic location.

Enjoy Nina Et cetera on Friday, January 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., Point East on Saturday, January 28 from 4 to 7 p.m., The Days Beneath Us on Sunday, January 29 from 2 to 5 p.m., BBQ Bruce MacDonald on Friday, February 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., Nike Kerzner Trio on Saturday, February 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Truck Stop Gypsies on Sunday, February 5 from 2 to 5 p.m.

On view in the Peconic location are Limited Edition Prints by Scott Bluedorn of illustrations that appear on Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Labels. 

The Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Peconic is located at 42155 Main Road, Peconic NY 11958. A second tasting room is located in Greenport. www.greenportharborbrewing.com.

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01/25/17 EDITOR'S NOTE: This entry has been updated to reflect live music takes place in Peconic and not Greenport. Also corrected is the art exhibited. On view in Peconic is work by Scott Bluedorn and not collages by Peter Treiber Jr as originally stated. Treiber's art is in view at the Greenport location of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company.

Story Circle: People's State of the Union at Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum presents “Story Circle: USDAC People's State of the Union” on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. The Story Circle is part of the People’s State of the Union, initiated by the artists’ collective USDAC.

What is the state of our union? The Parrish welcomes you to share your stories in a People’s State of the Union Story Circle. Residents of the East End are invited to share experiences that give insight into the condition of our nation. The Story Circle aims to create a space for sharing and listening and to bring together our communities. Moderators will facilitate the circles.

Anyone age 15 and older is invited to participate. No preparation necessary. This event is free but space is limited; advance registration required. Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Bay Street All Star Comedy Show

Bay Street Theater presents “All New All Star Comedy Show” on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.

“All Star Comedy Show” is back again with up and coming New York comics including Harris Stanton (Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comics Unleashed), Max May (Winner of 2016 Winter Laugh's Comedy Competition), and Mike Cannon (Comedy Central's The Nightly Show, MTV). Hosted by Joseph Vecsey.

Tickets are $30. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom

The Montauk Library presents “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom” on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The event will be held in the Suzanne Koch Gosman Room.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday and Black History Month, Hilliard Greene will discuss “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom.” This performance/workshop in words and music brings to light the significance and beauty of the songs associated with the Underground Railroad. Greene is acclaimed for composing and performing solo contrabass music. The music that will be featured is based on the coded Negro spirituals that runaway slaves used to elude capture.

Free and open to the public. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.

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The Met: Live in HD at Guild Hall

Guild Hall presents “The Met: Live in HD - Verdi’s NABUCCO” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. The screening will be held in The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall.

Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

Tickets are $22, $20 for Members and $15 for students. All tickets for the Saturday, January 7 Met Live will be honored at this encore screening. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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A 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Bay Street Theater presents A 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 p.m.

The entire album will be performed live from start to finish by musicians Lauro and Michael Schiano (HooDoo Loungers, Music Director), Dan Koontz (Mama Lee Rose, Nancy Atlas, HooDoo Loungers), Howard Silverman (NYRMA), Fred Gilde (Mama Lee Rose & Friends), Jeff Levitt (White Collar Crime), Mick Hargreaves (Joe Delia & The Thieves), and a variety of horn and string players. As the original album only ran 40 minutes, the show will begin with the band performing a retrospective of tunes from The Beatles from 1963-66.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 day of the event. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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“Under African Skies” Documentary Screening and Q&A

East End Arts presents “Under African Skies Documentary Film Screening & Q&A with Bassist Bakithi Kumalo” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. The event takes place at Peconic Landing Community Center Auditorium in Greenport, NY.

“Under African Skies” chronicles Paul Simon's return to South Africa to explore the journey of his Grammy Award-winning “Graceland” album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. After the screening there will be Q&A with bassist Bakithi Kumalo, who is featured in the documentary and on Paul Simon's “Graceland” album.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration appreciated. Peconic Landing Community Center Auditorium is located at 1500 Brecknock Rd, Greenport, NY 11944. www.eastendarts.org.

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