For the Memorial Day Weekend kickoff to the summer season, there are plenty of things to do in the Hamptons and all over the East End. Friday and Saturday sunsets paired with live music and wine get underway this week in Sagaponack, and a Michael Frayn comedy starts its run on stage in Quogue. On Saturday, there’s classical piano in Southampton and standup comedy in Sag Harbor. There’s a street painting festival in Riverhead on Sunday and many of the galleries on the East End are opening new exhibitions to usher in summer 2017. Continue reading for the full details on what’s happening this Memorial Day Weekend!

Hampton Theatre Company Presents “Alarms and Excursions”

The Hampton Theatre Company opens its production of Michael Frayn’s “Alarms and Excursions” on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Quogue Community Hall, running Thursday through Sunday for three weeks with a final performance on Sunday, June 11.

The five short plays of “Alarms and Excursions” find laughter and resonance in the way longtime couples try to cope with too often annoying technological “advances” and the also frequently annoying routines and roles they have established with each other over time. Positive reviews for productions of the play in London range from “dizzyingly funny” (Variety) to “enormous fun” (The Telegraph).

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

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For a Preview, visit “Alarms and Excursions” Brings Comedy To Quogue Stage.

Sunset Fridays & Saturdays at Wolffer

Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack will begin its weekly Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at the Wine Stand this Friday, May 26, 2017, continuing every week until Saturday, September 30.

From 5 p.m. until sunset, visitors can bring the whole family to the Wine Stand, spread out on a blanket, and enjoy summer sunsets casting a glow over the picturesque vineyard scenery. Food and drink will be available for purchase and live music will score the sunset and good times. New York City rocker Clinton Curtis will be performing on Friday, May 26 and Mamalee Rose will perform her dynamic takes on soul and blues on Saturday, May 27.

Admission is free. Wolffer Wine Stand is located at 3312 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, NY 11962. www.wolffer.com.

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Saturdays & Sundays at Wolffer. Courtesy of Wolffer Estate Vineyard.

Sunset Fridays & Saturdays at Wolffer. Courtesy of Wolffer Estate Vineyard.

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Pianist Vincent Ip at Southampton Cultural Center

The Southampton Cultural Center’s Rising Stars Piano Series continues with a performance by Vincent Ip on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

A New York City native, Vincent Ip has won numerous awards and competitions for his virtuosity on the piano. In addition to his successful career as a renowned pianist, Ip also tours the world as an acclaimed figure skater. His performance at the Southampton Cultural Center will feature works by Schubert, Chopin, and Mendelssohn.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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"East End Collected3" Celebratory Concert with Mambo Loco!

Mambo Loco will help celebrate Paton Miller and the artists of "East End Collected3," on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. The exhibition remains on view through Monday, May 29.

Formed in 2003, Mambo Loco has become synonymous with the classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin.

Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org. 

Click here for event details. To read about the exhibition and its curation, click "TALKING WITH: Paton Miller Discusses Hamptons Artists & Curating “East End Collected”

Colin Quinn at the Bay Street Theater

The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will welcome comedian Colin Quinn on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.

A former writer and longtime featured player on “Saturday Night Live,” Colin Quinn has become well known for lively one-man shows focusing on his life growing up in New York City, as well as the city’s rich history. Recently Quinn has been recognized for his roles on HBO’s “Girls” and acting alongside Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck,” as well as two specials that are now streaming on Netflix, “Colin Quinn: The New York Story” and “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional.”

Tickets range from $65 to $75. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Street Painting Festival in Riverhead

East End Arts will be holding its daylong celebration of the arts, the 21st annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, on Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 12 to 5 p.m. Rain date is Monday, May 29, from 2 to 5 p.m.

With its centerpiece modeled on the efforts of 16th century street painting “screevers” in Britain and “i Madonnari” in Italy, the long running festival is an annual event that brings together people and families of all ages in a celebration of the arts and community. Using pavement squares sponsored by businesses and families as their canvas, artists will create chalk art compositions on Riverhead’s Main Street. The festival will also feature live music, dance, gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts fair, and an array of activities for the young ones.

Admission is free. Street painting squares may be purchased on the day of the event for $20. The festival will be held on East Main Street between Roanoke Avenue and East Avenue and on the grounds of East End Arts in Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org.

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Street Painting in Riverhead. Courtesy of East End Arts.

Street Painting in Riverhead. Courtesy of East End Arts.

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Opening Receptions and Exhibitions Galore

In addition to the many events and activities this weekend celebrating the start of the summer season, art exhibitions and opening receptions are scheduled across the entire East End. Both North Fork and South Fork venues will be presenting the first of many waves of exhibitions, confirming the East End’s reputation as a Mecca for art, artists and art lovers. For a full listing of galleries hosting receptions this weekend, click here.

To find upcoming art exhibitions throughout the season, visit our exhibition finder at hamptonsarthub.com/exhibition-finder.

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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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