Dour weather aside, the East End is blooming with great events this weekend. Our picks include weekend-long events that makes visiting the North Fork easy to explore local wine and craft beer. Also on tap are film, theater and more things to do taking place in The Hamptons and the North Fork through April 9, 2017.

FINAL WEEKEND: Hampton Theatre Company's “An Act of the Imagination”

"An Act of the Imagination" is presented by the Hampton Theatre Company through April 9 at Quogue Community Hall. Performances take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. (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 and intrigue.

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. hamptontheatre.org.

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"An Act of the Imagination." Photo credit: Tom Kochie. Courtesy Hamptons Theatre Company.

"An Act of the Imagination." Photo credit: Tom Kochie. Courtesy Hamptons Theatre Company.

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Writing Workshop at Guild Hall

Every Thursday for the month of April, Guild Hall in East Hampton will be hosting “Writing Workshop Real Fiction: Writers, Readers, and the Battle over Truth,” a writing workshop exploring the ideas of truth and authorship in fiction. Led by artist-in-residence Judson Merrill, students will discuss the mechanics and concepts of writing while experimenting with various techniques firsthand.

General admission is $100 and is limited to the first 15 students. “Writing Workshop Real Fiction” will be held April 6, 13, 20, and 27. For tickets, please contact Jennifer Brondo at 631-324-0806 x 25. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, Easthampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group Present “Extinction”

“Extinction” is co-presented by Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theater Group from Thursday, March 30 to Sunday April 16, 2017. Performances take place Wednesdays through Sundays at 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on April 8 and April 15, 2017.

Written by Gabe McKinley, the play focuses on two college buddies on their annual male-bonding outing which goes awry when unexpected circumstances spiral into a volatile showdown. “Extinction” is a darkly funny drama that deals with the evolution of friendships and the lengths to which we go to save them from falling into extinction.

Tickets are $25, $23 for members, and $15 for students under 18. Guests will be seated in the round on the John Drew stage during performances. Due to the intimate staging of the show, seating is limited and guests are encouraged to purchase their admission tickets in advance. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, Easthampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Live Poetry Reading at the Parrish Art Museum

On Friday, April 7, 2017,, the Parrish will host “People’s State of the Union,” a poetry event featuring 10 East End poets. On the roster is Tyler Armstrong, Star Black, Max Blagg, Megan Chaskey, Scott Chaskey, Sandra Dunn, RJT Haynes, Joe Lamport, Kathryn Levy, and Tyler Penny, who will recite poems inspired by the true stories that were shared by over 50 members of the community at the “U.S. Department of Arts and Culture” Story Circle event back in January on topics such as the state of the nation, racism, violence, and patriotism.

“People’s State of the Union” will be held on Friday, April 7, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $12, free for members. Includes museum admission. Click here for tickets. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Star Black. Photo: John Hill; Max Blagg. Photo: Jonathan Morse. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

Star Black. Photo: John Hill; Max Blagg. Photo: Jonathan Morse. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

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Taste The North Fork

Featuring two free shuttles spanning the North Fork from Mattituck to Greenport will highlight the North Fork's craft beverage industry during "Taste The North Fork." The weekend long event provides easy-on and easy-off service to various stops near wineries, vineyards and purveyors of local beer. "Taste The North Fork" begins on Friday, April 7, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 9, 2017 with shuttles running from noon to 5:30 p.m. each day. Overnight packages are available.

Art exhibitions featured in the event are a two-person photography show curated by Alex Ferrone at Water's Crest Vineyard presenting work by Mike McLaughlin and Katherine Liepe-Levinson; "The DOWNrightART" show at Borghese Art Gallery featuring works by people with Down Syndrome and a pop up show the restaurant First and South featuring Kara Hoblin's solo show "Flora & Fauna. Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. has the exhibition "Tide+AL" at its Greenport Village tasting room, combining art with craft beer and fun times.

For complete details on events, stops, sample itineraries and featured venues, click here. "Taste The North Fork" is presented by the North Fork Promotional Council.

Film Screening at the Bay Street Theater

On Sunday, April 9, the Hamptons International Film Festival will host a screening of the 1999 Eric Mendelsohn film Judy Berlin at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Starring Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie), Judy Berlin is a film about curious, idealistic Judy Berlin (Edie Falco) whose personality is at odds with her small suburban community of defeatists, including her schoolteacher mother who develops an affair with her married principal. The film won the directing prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and was Madeline Kahn’s final film. The screening will be followed with a discussion with Edie Falco.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. The Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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