There are plenty of art and culture events taking place in The Hamptons this weekend. Here’s our picks of five cultural events to add to your list. Expect performance, film, talks, live music and more through Saturday, November 7, 2015.

1. Wine and Live Jazz Music

Smooth jazz ensemble Certain Moves enliven the main tasting room at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack with music from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The live music is part of Wölffer’s “Candlelight Fridays” running through December 18, 2015. Admission is free.

The Southampton ensemble is composed of drummer Randy London, bassist Wayne Hart, keyboardist Billy Gaines, saxophonist Charles Certain, and guitarist Abdul Zuhri. Wölffer Estate Vineyard is located at 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack NY 11962. www.wolffer.com.

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2. Film Screenings, Talk, and Book Signing

Receive an in-depth look at the women painters at the center of The Parrish's exhibition “Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen”. The multimedia program “Circles of Friendship: Freilicher and Wilson” is a combination film screening and talk followed by a book signing. The event takes place on Saturday at 11 a.m. 

On tap is the 1952 film Presenting Jane, by John Latouche and Harrison Starr, which was conceived by poets John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara and James Schulyer. The film was shot around the East End and hasn't been screened in decades. Thought to be lost after only one showing in 1953, it was rediscovered in 2013 by Ashbery biographer Karin Roffman. The film will be presented alongside a live reading of the script, written by Schuyler.

There will also be a screening of Andy Warhol’s 1964 Screen Test of Jane Wilson, a black-and-white silent short later incorporated into Warhol’s film The Thirteen Most Beautiful Women. Following is a talk about Wilson’s friendships featuring the Parrish's Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell and writer Sam Swasey. Swasey collaborated with John Gruen—photographer and husband to the late Wilson—on his most recent book, Jane Wilson: Photographs by John Jonas Gruen.  A book signing follows and wraps up the event. 

Tickets are $10 and include museum admission. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Jane Freilicher from the film "Presenting Jane." Courtesy Parrish Art Museum

Jane Freilicher from the film "Presenting Jane." Courtesy Parrish Art Museum

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3. Rothko Talk & Cirkus Cirkör Open Rehearsal  

The Watermill Center presents back to back events on Saturday featuring a lecture on Mark Rothko by biographer Annie Cohen-Solal and an Open Rehearsal with contemporary Swedish circus company Cirkus Cirkör

The day begins with Cohen-Solal, a cultural historian and writer, giving a talk “Mark Rothko: Immigrant, Artist, Pioneer” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The lecture will delve into the “mysterious” artist’s life, development, and thinking and connects to Cohen-Solal’s recent biography, Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel (Yale University Press).  A Q & A and book signing immediately follow. Reservations required.

From 6 to 7 p.m., Cirkus Cirkör presents new work developed during their two-week residency at The Watermill Center. Circus members and Founder and Creative Director Tilde Björfors—known for collaborating with artists, illustrators and video-projection mappers— investigated the physical boundaries of circus performance and the theme of borders during the residency.

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Tilde Björfors of Cirkus Cirkör. Photograph by Emilia Jiménez-Bergmark courtesy Cirkus Cirkör.

Tilde Björfors of Cirkus Cirkör. Photograph by Emilia Jiménez-Bergmark courtesy Cirkus Cirkör.

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Musicians drawing on Sami and Romani folklore traditions will perform with the circus artists’ movements. Björfors and Cirkus Cirkör participated in the 2015 International Summer Program at Watermill center and was a highlighted performance at its 22nd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit.

Reservations are required here. Free admission. The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

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 Photographer: Mattias Edwall, Knitting Peace, Premiere January 2013. Photo courtesy The Watermill Center

Photographer: Mattias Edwall, "Knitting Peace," Premiere January 2013. Photo courtesy The Watermill Center

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4. Dance Performance: Jazz & Tap

The Southampton Cultural Center presents a dance performance of tap and jazz by award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. He performs with Jazz Roots Dance Company, his dance icon mother Sue Samuels’ troupe, on Saturday from 6 t0 7 p.m. The performance is part of the center’s Dance Fusion 2015 season.

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Members of Jazz Roots perform. Photo courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

Members of Jazz Roots perform. Photo courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

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“Dynamic improvography” by Samuels Smith presents repertory favorites by Jazz Roots along with an excerpt of a new collaborative work-in-progress set to the song Sugah Daddy by R&B singer D'Angelo.

Preceding the performance is an open-level jazz and tap dance workshop showing the styles’ similarities held from from 3 ri 5 p.m. Performance admission is $40 and $20 for students. The workshop is $35. The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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Dancer Jason Samuels Smith performs. Photo courtesy Southampton Cultural Center

Dancer Jason Samuels Smith performs. Photo courtesy Southampton Cultural Center

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5. Film & Conversation with Sculptor Highlighting New Book

Amagansett-based sculptor Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas is the center of attention at a Conversation & Film Screening held on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Guild Hall. Strong-Cuevas will be interviewed by Guild Hall Museum Director and Chief Curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield on her work and new hardcover book published by Abrams. "Strong-Cuevas Sculpture Premonitions in Retrospect" features 188 color images and presents an in-depth retrospective of her works. It was released on October 27, 2015.

Accompanying the talk will be several short films spotlighting the artist. A book signing and light refreshments follows the event. Free. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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To see the full list of art events on the East End, check our Hamptons Art Hub's Art Event Round Up. Click here to see the list of current museum shows on view. Visit our Gallery Guide or our Exhibition Finder to discover what's on view in The Hamptons, The East End and New York City.

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