The East End is bustling with activities this weekend, especially for music lovers. A performance of a Mozart Opera and concerts featuring Latin Jazz and historic whaler songs are just some of the options on tap. Also making our list for things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and the East End include a film screening, a benefit and artist events. There's even a presentation on the surprise return of Bald Eagles to our neck of the woods. Read on for more details for this week’s great events.

Latin Jazz at the Southampton Arts Center

Latin Jazz pianist Hector Martignon's "Clave y Jazz Descarga" will be performed on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. The one-night only collaboration features renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker with the pair accompanied by a lineup of remarkable musicians. The "LIVE from SAC" concert will be recorded for rebroadcast on WPPB. The concert is co-presented by SAC and The Jam Session and sponsored by Bonhams Auction House, who will preview some of its collection at a pre-show reception from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Tickets are $15, $5 for children. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY  11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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Live Opera & Film Screening at Bay Street Theater

A live performance of Mozart’s Italian opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" will be performed on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater. Set in Naples in 1790, the comedy revolves around two young men who are challenged by a philosopher that women are fickle. Deciding to take the bet, they agree to test the limits of their lover's fidelity. Adopting the rouse that they’ve been called off to war, the men return disguised as Turks in an opera that is also an exploration of society and the ways people can change, depending on the benefits that may result. The production begins with a classical atmosphere but changes as the women do with the characters creating moments of hilarity as if in a silent film. The libretto is by Lorenzo da Ponte; the performance is presented by Divaria Productions.  Tickets range from $25 to $50. 

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Performers from Divaria Productions perform at Bay Street in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. Courtesy Bay Street Theater.

Performers from Divaria Productions perform at Bay Street in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. Courtesy Bay Street Theater.

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The new documentary “The Pulitzer at 100” screens on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in conjunction with the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. The 90-minute film examines the history and impact of the journalism award which notes excellence in journalism and the arts in 21 categories. The documentary also explores the lives of some of its most accomplished recipients, including Carl Bernstein, Toni Morrison, Junot Diaz, Wynton Marsalis, whose lives are brought to live through readings by Helen Mirren, Liev Schreiber and others. A Q&A  follow the screening with special guest Dava Sobel, a Pulitzer-nominated author, director and producer.

"The Pulitzer at 100" is directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning director Kirk Simon and produced by Ron Simon, Curator at The Paley Centre for Media in New York. 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.ht2ff.comThe Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Gallery Talk and Spring Fling 2017 at the Parrish Art Museum

Exhibiting Artist Eric Dever presents a Gallery Talk and Exhibition Tour on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Dever will discuss a selection of art works on view as part "Parrish Perspectives," a group exhibition of art recently acquired by the museum since relocating to its new location in Water Mill, N.Y.

Tickets are $12, $9 for seniors. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. parrishart.org.

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Eric Dever with his painting "NSIBTW 50", 2015. Oil on canvas. Parrish Art Museum, gift of Christine Berry. Photo: Alana Mercurio. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

Eric Dever with his painting "NSIBTW 50", 2015. Oil on canvas. Parrish Art Museum, gift of Christine Berry. Photo: Alana Mercurio. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

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The Parrish Art Museum's annual "Spring Fling" benefit will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the museum. The fundraiser features live music by NOIZ, an open bar and hors d'oeuvre by Elegant Affairs, and a silent auction featuring items and Hamptons experiences. Proceeds from the benefit goes towards funding children's programming at the Hamptons art museum. 

Spring Fling takes place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Advance Tickets are $150 for members, $200 for non-members and $100 for Young Professionals (21 to 30 years old). At the door, all tickets are $225.  The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. parrishart.org.

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Interact with Artists-in-Residence at Watermill Center

Watermill Center presents its artist-in-resident open house "In Process" on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. The community is invited to engage with current artists-in-residence Carrie Mae Weems, Lexy Ho-Tai, and Lotte Neilsen. For the “In Process” event, all three artists will be on hand to discuss their work in progress, being developed at Robert Wilson's performance lab. Each of the artists focus on a different type of art, providing a varied trio of artistic voices to mingle with.

Carrie Mae Weems has spent 30 years refining an artistic style that spans various artistic disciplines. She is currently refining her song cycle/ performance, “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now,” which examines the role of grace in the pursuit of democracy. Lexy Ho-Tai is a costume designer currently exploring her participatory “clothing as experience” through her thesis collection "KOOKERVILLE." Lotte Neilsen is a visual artist who continues her video project “YAOI,” using film footage of LGBT youth in Copenhagen with new interaction with the local LGBT community in Water Mill, N.Y. 

Attendance is free but registration is required. The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

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“Songs of the East End Whalemen” at the Suffolk County Historical Society

The musical culture of the East End whalers from the 1800s is the focus of a concert and talk held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead. “Songs of the East End Whalemen” features Dr. Stephen Sanfillipo of the University of Maine, who will sing songs, accompanied by banjo, concertina and guitar, as well as share insight into the local origins and emotions of the song’s lyrics. The event is part of the museum's Book & Bottle Lecture Series.

Tickets are free for members, $5 for non-members. RSVP is requested at 631-727-2881 x100. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Bald Eagle Presentation by The North Fork Audubon Society

A history of the bald eagle and their return to Long Island after nearly a century will be presented on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center on the North Fork by The North Fork Audubon Society. The presentation will cover a history of the Bald Eagle, their once abundant population in New York State, and how their species recovered from near-extinction. The talk will be led by Mike Scheibel, Natural Resources Manager at the Nature Conservancy, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. 

The Peconic Lane Community Center is located at 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958. northforkaudubon.org.

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Things to Do on the East End appears weekly at Hamptons Art Hub. The column presents our selection of the most interesting events in art and culture for the upcoming week and weekend in The Hamptons and on the East End of Long Island.

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