Plenty of art and cultural events are slated for this weekend on Long Island's East End. Halloween is a theme this weekend with a Halloween Costume Ball with the HooDoo Loungers at Bay Street Theater, the Edgar Allen Poe Festival in Riverhead and more.  Also on the list is a printmaking demo, talks and an exhibition opening. Read on for the full list.


GUILD HALL - "Gallery Talk with Christina Strassfield" - Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator Christina Strassfield gives an exhibition tour and insights into the work of Cornelia Foss on Monday at 12:30 p.m. A solo show of paintings by Cornelia Foss is exhibited through January 3, 2016. Free. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.


EAST END ARTS - "Free Printmaking Demo With Visiting Artist Dan Welden" takes place on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Advance registration recommended at [email protected] or 631.369.2171. The event is located in the East End Arts Carriage House behind the EEA School, 141 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.

EDGAR ALLEN POE FESTIVAL takes place from Friday through Sunday at locations throughout Riverhead. Events include an Edgar Allan Poe Parade with Flash Mob to Michael Jackson's Thriller on Friday at 7 p.m.; trick or treating along Main Street on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a re-imaging of the classic Orson Wells 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall, a Halloween Party & Brunch at the Long Island Aquarium and more. Visit the festival's Facebook page to discover event details as they are posted. Also expected is the staging of a one-act play and a talk on famous forensic cases and book signings by members of the Mystery Writers of America.  

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “Book & Bottle with MaryLaura Lamont on Land, Sea, and Sky: The Artwork of Old Mastic” takes place on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The talk and slide presentation featuring artwork from the book is $5, free for members. RSVP Requested at 631.727.2881 x106. Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901.

VITAL A TEA - "Solo Show by Paul Dempsey" has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Vital A Tea is located at 49 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901.


BAY STREET THEATER - “Halloween Costume Ball with the Hoodoo Loungers” takes place on Saturday at 8 p.m. The musical event includes a costume contest. Admission is $25.  Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

CANIO’S BOOKS - “Literary Halloween Costume Party” takes place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite author, artist or literary character. The event is in celebration of Canio’s 35th Anniversary and includes refreshments, spirits and ghostly tales. The suggested donation is $35. Canio’s Books is located at 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

SAG HARBOR CINEMA screens art films, documentaries, foreign films and independent films year-round. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit their Facebook Page for film schedules and details. Sag Harbor Cinema is located at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER - "An Evening of Cabaret with Karen Oberlin – Songs of Spheres and other autumnal wonders" takes place on Saturday at 7 p.m. General Admission is $35. Ringside Table Seating is $45. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.


PARRISH ART MUSEUM - “Architectural Sessions: Haunting Housestakes place on Friday at 6 p.m. Host Maziar Behrooz and guests will discuss how a specific source of inspiration has “haunted” their practice. Guest panelists include John Zissovici, Viola Rouhani, AIA, Jee Won Kim, and James Merrell. Admission is $10, free for members, children and students. 


Thomas Edison's photo/film studio, which rotated on tracks to capture the best possible light and served as inspiration for panelist John Zissovici. Photo courtesy John Zissovici.

Thomas Edison's photo/film studio, which rotated on tracks to capture the best possible light and served as inspiration for panelist John Zissovici. Photo courtesy John Zissovici.


“Guided Tour of the Permanent Collection” takes place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. The docent-led tour features highlights from the seven permanent collection galleries. Free with museum admission. Reservations suggested.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.


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