The weekend is almost here and there are lots of ways to spend your time off, while enjoying art and culture in the Hamptons and East End. Hamptons Art Hub's Culture Highlights include a house and garden tour, film screenings, artist talks and author readings and artist talks. Scroll away to discover our picks for the best in culture on the East End.

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015

Manhattan Film Institute Screenings and Live Q&A at the Peconic Landing Community Center

Manhattan Film Institute, Tony Spiridakis, and Peconic Landing present a screening of the film "Hurlyburly" with a live Q&A with award-winning actor, director, and writer Chazz Palminteri. The film will screen on Thursday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport.

Known for his roles in “The Usual Suspects,” “The Bronx Tale,” and “Analyze This,” Palminteri will be discussing his 1998 film "Hurlyburly," in which he starred in along side Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey. The film's story line follows Hollywood movers and shakers dissecting their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together.

Limited Seating. Registration Required. For tickets, visit www.peconiclanding.ticketleap.com.

The Peconic Landing Community Center is located at 1500 Brecknock Road Greenport, NY 11944. For information, visit www.peconiclanding.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center House & Garden Tour

This self-guided tour may begin at any location as participants flow seamlessly from house to house. With ocean views, noteworthy landscapes and exquisite décor, these remarkable homes and properties, located in villages and hamlets in Westhampton Beach and Quogue, showcase a range of beauty and architecture from the East End. A lunch at the Quogue Club is included for those purchasing VIP tickets. The event takes place on Friday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets for the Tour are $75 per person. VIP tickets for the Tour and Luncheon at Quogue Club are $125 per person. For information, visit www.whbpac.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015

Gallery Talk with Hal Buckner at Guild Hall

On Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. join Hal Buckner in Guild Hall’s Wasserstein Family Gallery for a talk. Buckner's sculpture and wall works are the subject of a solo show installed in the gallery and in the adjacent sculpture garden.

Hal Buckner’s work emanates from the fluid line, taking a figurative image and reducing it to its most essential element. This lyrical line, cut from a single piece of aluminum, representing the sensuous outline of the female form or depicting group gatherings.

Admission is free.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. For information, visit www.guildhall.org.

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"Eva Prima Pandora After Cousin" by Hal Buckner, 2004. Aluminum and enamel, 27 x 57 x 1.5 inches. Photo by Jonathan Morse.

"Eva Prima Pandora After Cousin" by Hal Buckner, 2004. Aluminum and enamel, 27 x 57 x 1.5 inches. Photo by Jonathan Morse.

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The Southampton Review presents Selected Shorts at Stony Brook Southampton

The Southampton Review presents: Selected Shorts on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton. The reading kicks off the Summer launch of TSR: The Southampton Review. Billy Collins, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker and Harris Yulin will read from current and past issues of TSR.

Tickets are $35 and include a one-year subscription of TSR: The Southampton Review (Spring 2015 & Summer 2015).

To purchase, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Stony Brook Southampton is located at 239 Montauk Hwy, Southampton, NY 11968.

Manhattan Film Institute Screenings and Live Q&A at the Peconic Landing Community Center

Manhattan Film Institute, Tony Spiridakis, and Peconic Landing present a screening of the film "Crash" with a live Q&A with award-winning writer Robert Moresco. The film will screen on Saturday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport.

Known for writing films such as “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Falcones,” and “Crash,” Moresco will be discussing his part in the 2004 film. Starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, and Matt Dillon the film's story line follows Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives colliding in interweaving stories of race, loss, and redemption.

Limited Seating. Registration Required. For tickets, visit www.peconiclanding.ticketleap.com. The Peconic Landing Community Center is located at 1500 Brecknock Road Greenport, NY 11944.  www.peconiclanding.com.

Where Words Survive and Thrive: A WorldTheatre Benefit at Guild Hall

WordTheatre, dubbed returns to Guild Hall with a star-studded cast to honor The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Celebrate 40 years of brilliant writing with performances of the country’s finest short stories brought to life by great actors. Meet some of the renowned authors including Andre Dubus III, Richard Bausch, and Peter Orner who have been recognized by the most prestigious literary prize in America.

Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox. Join actors* Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies), Christopher McDonald (Thelma & Louise, Requiem for a Dream), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men, 127 Hours), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher, Mystic River), Carla Gugino (San Andreas, Night at the Museum), Sarah Wynter (The 6th Day, 24), Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire, Jersey Boys), Zach Grenier (Fight Club, The Good Wife), and more to be announced.

*Cast subject to change without notice

Tickets are $25/$23 Members – $125 ($125 includes 6:30 p.m. pre-show VIP Reception plus signed hardcover 2016 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XXXX). To purchase tickets, click here. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2105

Guild Hall Summer Fashion Series On and Off the Runway: Lisa Perry & Cristina Cuomo

On Sunday, July 19 at 11 a.m. host and curator Pamela Fiori, former Editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine, interviews designer Lisa Perry.

Lisa Perry was a vine apparel collector well before she evolved into the renowned fashion designer that she is today. As a student at FIT, she became fixated on the styles of the 1960s and 1970s and began accumulating clothing and accessories in earnest. From Rudi Geinrich to Courreges, Perry amassed a treasure trove that is the inspiration for her own vivid designs (her boutique is on Main Street in East Hampton Village).

But it isn’t only vintage fashion that has been an influence on Lisa Perry; it is also contemporary art. She and her husband Richard Perry are major collectors of many of the very same artists whose work has graced the galleries of Guild Hall: Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons and others. To prove the point, Perry will show some of her most art-inspired designs and explain how they came to be.

Tickets are $15/$13 members. VIP ticket: $75/$50 members with reception to follow. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. For  information, visit www.guildhall.org.

Readings at the Montauk Library

On Sunday July 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library, Harriet Slaughter, poet & artist, will read from her recent work, Ars Poetica and Mira J. Spektor, poet & composer will read selections from her book of poems, The Road to November as well as her newest work. The program will also include the screening of The Passion of Lizzie Borden, a 15-minute opera, which Mira Spektor based on the poetry of Ruth Whitman.

Former actress and arts administrator, Harriet Slaughter has been active in the performing arts her entire life. After retiring Director of Labor Relations for the Broadway League, she has been pursuing her creative journey through painting and writing poetry. Poet/composer/lyricist, Mira J. Spektor has created numerous works for voice, chamber operas & musicals. Ms. Spektor is a summer resident of East Hampton.

This program is part of a series of several programs at the Montauk Library entitled WOMEN CELEBRATING WOMEN.

The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. For information, visit www.montauklibrary.org

Weekday Extra

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015.

Artist Talk “Creating a Sense of Place” at the East End Arts Carriage House

East End Arts (EEA) announces its 2015 Artist-in-Residence as Daniel Hauben, landscape painter from the Bronx, N.Y. During his residency from July 17 through July 24, 2015, he will be painting “en plein air” in Riverhead and Greenport. He will present the artist talk "Creating a Sense of Place" on Tuesday, July 21, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the East End Arts Carriage House on the EEA campus in Riverhead.

Daniel Hauben will show a cross-section of his urban landscapes, then segue into the 22 painting commission he created for the new Robert A. M. Stern Library on the campus of Bronx Community College (completed in 2012). He will also share some of his painting techniques. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The East End Arts Carriage House is located on the grounds of East End Arts, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead NY. For information, visit www.eastendarts.org.

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Daniel Hauben. Photo by Adi Talwar.

Daniel Hauben. Photo by Adi Talwar.

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Looking for exhibition openings, art events and even more cultural on the East End this weekend? Check out our Art Round Up for the full list of art events on the East End. Published weekly on Thursdays at HamptonsArtHub.com.

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