With warmer weather approaching, the East End is coming alive with live music and performances (and a little bit of wine). With things to do spread out between the two forks, this weekend will have plenty of offerings to usher in the liveliest time of year in the Hamptons and around the East End.

Hampton Theatre Company Presents “An Act of the Imagination”

"An Act of the Imagination" is performed by the Hampton Theatre Company from March 23 through April 9 at Quogue Community Hall. Performances are on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. (plus Saturday, April 8 at 2:30 p.m.) and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Written by playwright Bernard Slade, “An Act of the Imagination” is a tale of suspense revolving around an acclaimed mystery writer who becomes the chief suspect in a murder, leaving his loved ones to question how much they truly know about him. Referred to as “one of the wilder rides of drawing room mystery,” “An Act of the Imagination” is sure to keep audience members in suspense as they try to unravel the clues and solve the mystery. For more about the play, click here.

Tickets are $30, $15 for under 35, $25 for seniors, and $10 for students. Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Ave, Quogue, NY 11959. www.hamptontheatre.org.

Starting with this production, the HTC is now partnering with the Quogue Club at the Hallock House for a special matinée lunch package for the 2:30 p.m. show on Saturday, April 8. Information about this package is available at www.hamptontheatre.org or by calling 1-631-653-8955.

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Courtesy Hamptons Theater Company. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Courtesy Hamptons Theatre Company. Photo by Tom Kochie.

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Benefit Concert for The Retreat at Stephen Talkhouse

A “Rock the Retreat: Feel the Love & End Domestic Violence” benefit concert will be presented at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

The evening features guitarist and longtime Saturday Night Live bandleader G.E. Smith and his wife, the singer and songwriter Taylor Barton. Afterwards, DJ Jack Luber entertains the crowds. The musical evening  benefits The Retreat, the East Hampton-based agency that provides domestic violence and sexual assault services on Eastern Long Island with education programs and supportive services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased at theretreatinc.org; Door price is $40. The Stephen Talkhouse is located at 161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.stephentalkhouse.com.

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Van Gogh Documentary Screens at Southampton Arts Center

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam comes to the Hamptons in the film “Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” with a screening on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

Directed by Phil Grabsky and David Bickerstaff, the 90-minute documentary offers an artist biography and allows access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. This special filmed presentation of the gallery’s collection was made in 2015 to mark the 125th anniversary of the artist’s death.

Tickets are $10. Reserve here. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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Vincent Van Gogh

“Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing (2015).” Courtesy Southampton Arts Center.

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Documentary on Photographer Robert Frank at Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Don’t Blink: Robert Frank” on Friday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank” is an intimate look at Swiss born photographer Robert Frank, widely known for his controversial style and choice of subject matter, as well as his involvement with the Beats, the Rolling Stones, and 1960s counter-culture. Immediately following the screening, a Q&A takes place between Laura Israel, a longtime friend of the artist and director of “Don’t Blink,” with film editor and art director Alex Bingham. For more about the Parrish screening and talk back, click here.

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $5 for Parrish members. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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April Fool’s Day Blind Tasting at Macari Vineyard

A Blind Tasting celebrates April Fool’s Day at Macari Vineyard in Mattituck on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Macari Vineyard tasting room staff in Mattituck will pour “blind” flights of the vineyard’s wine, offering the challenge for wine lovers to draw on the power of their palates and discerning taste buds in order to guess which type of wine they’ve tasted. Prizes will be awarded for oenophiles who score the most correct identifications. Cheese and charcuterie will be served immediately following with staff offering tips on the ways to correctly determine the difference between grapes, wine styles and vintages.

Tickets are $45. The Macari Vineyards tasting room is located at 150 Bergen Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952. macariwines.com.

Click here to purchase tickets and for event details.

"Rising Stars" Piano Concert at Southampton Cultural Center

Southampton Cultural Center's Rising Stars Piano Series will launch the spring 2017 season with “La Petite Soirée Annual Gala,” a fund-raising evening of performances and a champagne reception, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Rising Stars series’ own Liliane Questel and “rock star pianist” Konstantin Soukhovetski, the “Petite Soirée Musicale” will feature guest performances by pianists Fei-Fei Dong, Tanya Gabrielian and Dr. Mike Errico, along with baritone Remy Canario. Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction will round out the gala benefit and first concert for the spring series.

Tickets are $50 general admission; $25 for students under 21 and no charge for children under 12. Purchase tickets here. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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Fei Fei Dong. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

Fei Fei Dong. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

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Live "Last Waltz" 40th Anniversary Celebration at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Band’s legendary farewell concert on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 p.m.

After 15 years of game-changing, influential output, the musicians of The Band decided to perform one final goodbye with an all-star roster of legendary guest musicians in a concert dubbed “The Last Waltz,” immortalized in a documentary with the same title made by Martin Scorcese.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this epic farewell concert, Bay Street Theater has gathered together a group of talented musicians including: Joe Lauro, Michael Schiano, Dave Giacone and David Deitch (Hoodoo Loungers), Daniel Koontz, Gene CaseyMichael Weiskoph (Complete Unknowns), Jim TurnerKatie Pearlman (The Joni Project), Randolph Hudson III, Mama Lee & Rose Lawler, and Eamonn Bowles (The Martinets). These musicians will be performing tunes played by The Band and the iconic musicians who joined them on stage 40 years ago.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. baystreettheater.org.

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Pop-Up Benefit Art Sale for Peconic Green Grown at Art Sites in Riverhead

Art Sites Gallery in Riverhead is hosting a one-day sale benefiting Peconic Green Growth programs on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m.

The “Three Dialogues” benefit will feature creations by jewelry designer Lisa Lowenstein, energy field paintings by Scott McIntire, and “Reflections on Water” photographs by Sara Cedar Miller.

Sales take place from noon to 6 p.m., with 50 percent of proceeds to benefit the non-profit Peconic Green Growth. Presentations and a reception will be held from 4:30 to 5 p.m. featuring the artists presenting their work and the non-profit’s Executive Director, Glynis Berry, presenting a talk on “Peconic Green Growth: Past, Present, Future.”

Art Sites is located at 651 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.

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