Relax after a crazy election season with our best bets for things to do this weekend. Check out live music at the Montauk Library and the Southampton Arts Center, a gallery talk and creative networking at Guild Hall in East Hampton, or take in movies of the Latino Film Festival in Water Mill and East Hampton.

Latino Film Festival

“Our Last Tango,” a documentary by German Kral. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

“Our Last Tango,” a documentary by German Kral. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

The Organización Latino-Americana will host the 13th annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons, “Pasión, Patria y Pérdida” (“Love, Land and Loss”), on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, 2016. This year’s festival will present two feature films and two shorts in Spanish with English subtitles at two venues.

On Friday, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host “Our Last Tango,” a documentary from Argentina by German Kral on the love story of that country’s famous tango dancers, Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes. As part of the evening’s festivities, a bilingual tour of the exhibition “Artists Choose Artists” with Parrish Art Museum docent Grisel Baltazar will be offered at 5:30 p.m. A reception with a Doña Sarita mezcal tasting will begin at 6 p.m., and the screening, free with museum admission, starts at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a screening at 6 p.m. of “Here and There,” an Ecuadorian film directed and produced by Isabel Rodas and Gabriel Páez about a man weighing a move to the United States against what he stands to lose. The 6 p.m. screening, appropriate for ages 10 and up, according to the OLA website, will be preceded by a meet and greet with the director and producer and a Doña Sarita mezcal tasting reception at 5 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., following “Here and There,” Guild Hall will screen two short films: “Tereza” (13 minutes) by a Mexican-American filmmaker focusing on a mother and daughter confronting mental illness; and “Normal” (17 minutes) from Venezuela, in which a man and woman take sides amid violent protests. A pass for admission to all three films on Saturday is $15; purchased separately tickets to the feature are $10 and tickets for the two shorts are $10.

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

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

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Music at Montauk Library

Vladimir and Nadia Zaitsev will perform piano duets at the Montauk Library on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

During the hour-long performance, the prize-winning husband and wife duo will play everything from Bach to rock medleys. The program will include works by Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Gottshalk, Barber, Legrand, and Gershwin along with Vladimir Zaitsev’s arrangements of American rock music.

Vladimir Zaitsev, originally from Kiev, is known for his eclectic piano shows, in which he juxtaposes the music of classical composers with the contemporary, ranging from the Beatles to “West Side Story.” Nadia Zaitsev, a native of Moscow, has won top prizes in the Music Clubs of America Competition and has played at Carnegie Hall.

The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954.

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Guild Gatherings: Creative Networking Night

Join four East End artists at Guild Gatherings, a free networking night for creatives, on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Mixed-media artist Darlene Charneco, poet Lukas Ortiz, surfboard sculptor Brian Schopfer and writer and Kerouac archivist Steve Roux will give presentations centered on “Movement” at Guild Hall, followed by a mix and mingle reception at which audience members can connect with the artists.

The event, presented by Guild Hall and East Hampton Arts Council, is a chance for artists, professionals and the public of the East End community to gather, engage and connect.

The event is free, but reservations are encouraged. RSVP here.

The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Music from Mali at Southampton Arts Center

The “Live from SAC” concert series continues with music from Mali, featuring Yacouba Sissoko and the world funk band LUMA on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

Yacouba Sissoko and LUMA (Life, Unity, Music, Amplified), who first started collaborating in 2014, will perform live traditional Malian music alongside funk and groove jams. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests can enjoy themed refreshments, compliments of the Southampton Social Club and Union Cantina.

Sissoko, who also performs as a soloist, with his band SIYA and other jazz, Latin and R&B bands, plays the kora, a 21-string lute-bridge-harp popular in West Africa. As a musician, Sissoko has recorded with such artists as Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon.

The concert will be recorded for the Jam Session Radio Hour on local NPR affiliate WPPB 88.3 FM. Sissoko will play the kora with Dan Lauter on saxophone, Jeff Marshall on bass, Natu Camara on vocals and Claes Brondal on drums.

Tickets are $10, but $5 for students and children. Click here to buy a ticket.

The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton 11968.

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Guild Hall Gallery Talk

Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a gallery talk with Gail Levin discussing the exhibition, “Connie Fox & William King: An Artist Couple” on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Gail Levin, the guest curator for the Fox and King retrospective, will talk about how the exhibition delves into both artists’ work as individuals and the relationship between Connie Fox and her partner, the late William King. Showcasing works from the past seven decades by both artists, the exhibition includes paintings and drawings by Fox and sculptures, chairs and works on paper by King. The exhibition also features King’s depictions of other artist couples, like Eric Fischl and April Gornik.

Gail Levin is a professor at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York, where she teaches art history, American studies and women's studies.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Museum at Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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