The summer is underway and the East End of Long Island is buzzing with art and culture. In this edition of our Things To Do column, expect film screenings, book signings, live music, a curator's talk and more. Read on to discover our picks for ways to spend your weekend in the Hamptons & East End through July 17, 2016.

1. Screening: “Rock Rarities From the Vault” With Joe Lauro

“Rock Rarities From the Vault” screen on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Director Joe Lauro presents an evening of performances by music icons transferred from the original master tapes culled for the vaults of Historic Films Archive. Musicians include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and more.

Tickets are $12, $10 for members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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2. Reception and Book Signing with Designer Mark Zeff

A Reception and Book Signing with Mark Zeff takes place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sylvester & Co. Modern General. International Interior and Environmental Designer Mark Zeff will sign his book, “BLACKBARN.”

Admission is free. Sylvester & Co. Modern General is located at 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sylvesterandco.com.

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Interior design by Mark Zeff. Courtesy Sylvester & Co.

Interior design by Mark Zeff. Courtesy Sylvester & Co.

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3. Hamptons International Film Festival Presents SummerDoc#1 at Guild Hall

Hamptons International Film Festival presents SummerDoc #1: Author: The JT Leroy Story on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall.

Alec Baldwin & David Nugent host a screening of Author: The JT Leroy Story as the kickoff of HIFF’s SummerDocs Series. The film explores the story of JT LeRoy, a persona that gained fame in the literary world only to be revealed as a fictional creation breathed into life by Laura Albert, a San Franciscan writer and punk rocker. A conversation with Director Jeff Feuerzeig follows the screening.

Admission is $25, $23 for members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Author JT Leroy. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Author JT LeRoy. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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4. Alan Cumming Performs at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

“Alan Cumming: Singing Sappy Songs…” takes place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Actor and singer Alan Cumming will present his cabaret act that includes love songs that “everyone secretly adores.”

Tickets start at $145. WHBPAC is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.whbpac.org.

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5. Aviva Players Concert at The Montauk Library

The Eleventh Annual Aviva Players Concert takes place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Montauk Library.

The Aviva Players Concert features Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, Hillary Schranze, soprano, and Mimi Stern Wolfe, pianist. Songs, Duets & Solos for voice & piano are composed by May Aufderheide, Erwin Schulhoff, Mira J Spektor, Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan. The Aviva Players are an acclaimed chamber ensemble founded in 1975.

Admission is free. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.

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6. “The Hamptons Get Mortified, Vol. 3” at The Parrish Art Museum

“The Hamptons Get Mortified, Vol. 3” takes place on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. at The Parrish Art Museum.

New York City and East End personalities will share embarrassing personal anecdotes from their childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, plays, art and more) in the third edition of “The Hamptons Get Mortified,” presented by the Parrish Art Museum and Mortified NYC. The evening is hosted by John Dorcic and includes classic tunes from years past spun by DJ Twilo.

Admission is $10, free for members. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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7. Curator’s Talk on “Radical Seafaring” Exhibition

A Curator’s Talk takes place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at The Parrish Art Museum.

Visitors are invited to join Andrea Grover, Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects, for an intimate conversation about her exhibition, “Radical Seafaring.” The exhibition remains on view through July 24, 2016. Click here to read a review.

Admission is $10, free for members, children and students. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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8. “Shakespeare’s Musical Legacy” Concert at Southampton Cultural Center

“Summer Roses VI: Shakespeare’s Musical Legacy” takes place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Southampton Cultural Center.

This concert celebrates Shakespeare through music by violinist Junko Ohtsu, soprano Sarah Moulton Faux, and pianist Michael Fennelly. Also included in the evening are excerpts of Shakespeare’s texts performed by actors from the Southampton Cultural Center’s production of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged).” A reception with the artists follows at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $40, free for children under 14. $10 of every ticket sold benefits the SCC’s Songs & Stories series, a cross-genre performance series.

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Violinist Junko Ohtsu. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

Violinist Junko Ohtsu. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

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9. Peter Beard Gallery Talk

Photographer Peter Beard discusses his solo exhibition "Peter Beard: Last Word from Paradise" on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator. The exhibition is Beard's first museum show in 15 years. Click here for information and here for Commentary on the show.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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10. “Meet Me On Main Street” Panel Discussion at The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

“Meet Me on Main Street” takes place on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. to noon at The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum.

This panel discussion moderated by Bryan Boyhan features long-time business owners looking back at the evolution of Sag Harbor’s businesses over the years and the changing needs and interests of the community. The Panel is presented as part of “Every Village Has A Story,” on view through July 18, 2016.

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.

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