The East End has a wide array of things to do this weekend! On the roster, we’ve chosen several opportunities to see live music on the South Fork, ranging from Latin guitar sounds to the Tom Waits catalog to a night of genre blending. Fans of live theater can enjoy the opening of a new musical on the North Fork and a National Theater Live presentation of a renowned play in East Hampton. For film buffs, the Hamptons International Film Festival is offering a screening in Water Mill. And cultural heritage is front and center in an array of events in Sag Harbor. Read on for the details of what not to miss this weekend.

“Cabaret” at North Fork Community Theatre

The North Fork Community Theatre presents a new production of “Cabaret,” opening Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Mattituck on the North Fork.

Set in Berlin in 1931, the musical tells the story of a young American writer and his relationship with an English cabaret performer, set against the rising threat of the Third Reich. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. A free pre-show reception at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, will celebrate the opening of the show, which will run through Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Tickets are $25. The North Fork Community Theatre is located at 12700 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952. www.nfct.com.

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"Fiesta!" - Latin Dance Party at Southampton Cultural Center

Southampton Cultural Center presents a family-friendly evening of dancing on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 8 p.m. to Midnight. "Fiesta!" will feature DJ-style music to a mix of Cha Cha, Salsa, Bachata, Rumba and Merengue. The dance party also helps introduce the Southampton Cultural Center's new dance programs.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 10 to 18 with an adult ticket. Free for under 10 years old. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.   www.scc-arts.org.

In-Process @ The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center offers its next artist-in-residency presentations on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. The afternoon features theater artists Sebastián Escalona and Josefina Dagorret, multidisciplinary artist Stacey Goodman and experimental film-maker Aneta Panek. During the afternoon, visitors have the chance to meet the artists and discover work in progress undertaken while at Watermill Center.

Sebastián Escalona and Josefina Dagorret continue the development of Extinct Rite – a research project that combines different languages of artistic expression including landscape, the body, site-specificity and memory, in order to return instinctive memory to the body. American artist Stacey Goodman develops his ongoing multi-disciplinary work Dreams, Light & Liberation. Goodman creates sculptural objects, video and performances that aim to re-contextualize historical photography of marginalized people and spaces using the imagination. Aneta Panek stages "Alchemy of Punk," a punk opera bringing together the greatest voices of classical opera, punk and industrial rock in an explosive spectacle that merges together elements of theater, music, video installation and live performance.

Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made by clicking here. Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

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Film Still from Punk Opera. Photo ©Aneta Panek. Courtesy Watermill Center.

Film Still from Punk Opera. Photo ©Aneta Panek. Courtesy Watermill Center.

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HIFF Film Screening at Parrish Art Museum

The Hamptons International Film Festival will present a screening of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Directed by artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel and adapted from the memoir of same name, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” tells the story of ELLE magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who learned to communicate solely by blinking his left eye after a massive stroke left him in a condition known as “locked-in syndrome.” The film received numerous accolades at its release in 2007, including awards for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival and Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.

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

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Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

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Tom Waits Songs at Southampton Cultural Center

New York City cabaret singer Marissa Mulder will perform the songs of songwriter and singer Tom Waits at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.

In “Tom … in his words, the songs of Tom Waits,” Mulder will sing selections from the legendary musician’s discography, paying homage to the various stages of Waits’s career, with songs from his most lauded releases to some of his lesser-known works. A Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee, Waits’ was known for his conjuring of jazz and blues influences in his work, which complemented his often darkly comic poetic lyrics. 

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $35 for ringside tables.  The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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Marissa Mulder. Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.

Marissa Mulder. Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.

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Hip-Hop Meets Salsa and Jazz at the Southampton Arts Center

Hip-hop artist and rapper Baba Israel will join a lineup of jazz musicians for an evening of genre fusion at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.

In this event presented by Southampton Arts Center and The Jam Session, Israel will be backed by a band including Ada Rovatti on saxophone, Bill O’Connell on piano, Santi DeBriano on bass, and Claes Brondal on drums for a performance blending jazz, hip-hop, and salsa music.

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

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Live Screening at Guild Hall

Guild Hall in East Hampton will present a National Theater Live screening of Tom Stoppard’s existential comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”), Joshua McGuire (“The Hour”), and David Haig (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” has a story line that runs alongside the events of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” focusing on the tragedy’s secondary characters. Evoking Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” the play deals with the ideas of stasis and purpose, which leads the duo to their ultimate fate. The screening captures a live performance of the play from the Old Vic Theatre in London.

Tickets are $18, $16 for Guild Hall members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937 www.guildhall.org.

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Courtesy of Guild Hall.

Courtesy of Guild Hall.

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Gil Gutierrez at Presbyterian Church of East Hampton

Virtuoso guitarist and composer Gil Gutierrez will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature Gutierrez, backed by Bob Stern on violin and Peter Martin Weiss on bass, in a performance of jazz, latin, cante flamenco, and cinema music rendered in Mexican and Cuban styles. In the past, Gutierrez, who has scored several films, has performed with symphony orchestras across the country and at Carnegie Hall. The concert is presented by Art of Song in collaboration with OLA, the East End advocacy organization for Latino Americans.

Tickets are $20. The First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton is located at 120 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.fpceh.org.

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Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Weekend

The Sag Harbor Cultural District will present an array of events in its second annual Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Weekend on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017.

This year’s theme will be “Sag Harbor: Port to the World,” a celebration of Sag Harbor’s maritime history.  At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, there will be a historical reenactment of the Revolutionary War skirmish known as Meig’s Raid. Weekend events in Sag Harbor will include: a traditional wooden boat building demonstration; free tours of the Custom House; art exhibitions; historical walking tour of Eastville; a marine “touch tank” at the John Jermain Library; a sculpture workshop using marine debris; a bossa nova concert; guided tour of Christ Episcopal Church; the story of Temple Adas Israel, Long Island’s oldest synagogue; and a documentary screening, among other activities. 

Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Weekend events will be at different venues in Sag Harbor on May 20 and May 21, 2017.

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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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