This weekend, our best bets range from a gallery talk at Guild Hall in East Hampton to a gospel choir concert series on both forks and in Flanders. Check out dancing and drumming at a Shinnecock Social or the African-American film festival, both at the Southampton Arts Center, and a wine and chocolate pairing on the North Fork.

Guild Hall Gallery Talk

Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a gallery talk with Joan Kraisky on “Michael Knigin: The Holocaust and Anne Frank” on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Joan Kraisky, the widow of the late Michael Knigin (1942-2011) and an artist herself, guest curated the exhibition.

The exhibition explores Knigin’s reaction to the Holocaust, mainly expressed by focusing on the experience and character of Anne Frank. Knigin was invited to Israel in 1974 to establish the first professional lithographic and silkscreen atelier there and was then granted full access to the Holocaust archives. He began making art that centered on Anne Frank as well as the Holocaust survivors that he met. While in Israel, he made more than 150 works centered on the Holocaust, many of which are featured in the exhibition.

The event is free, but reservations are encouraged and can be made here.

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

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Gospel Choir Concert Series

Harvest Gospel Choir. ©

Harvest Gospel Choir. ©

East End Arts will host the 30th Annual Harvest Gospel Concert series on Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 18, 2016.

All performances in the concert series, which feature the Harvest Gospel Choir of more than 70 singers, are free and open to the public. Led by Reverend Maryanne McElroy, the concert series is a non-denominational celebration, aimed at connecting members of the community through music. On Thursday, November 17, the concert will be held at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. On Friday, November 18, the choir will be at Southampton High School and on Saturday, November 19, they will perform at the Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders. All performances start at 8 p.m.

East End Arts is located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901.

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African American Film Festival

The Southampton Arts Center will host the 11th annual African American Film Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

The festival kicks off with a live performance at 12 p.m. of the short play “Judging Fred” by Act II, a Southampton Town Youth Bureau acting program. The first films screened at the festival will be “You Can Go,” a short narrative about a troubled student, and “Two Trains Runnin’” which is a feature length documentary about music during the Civil Rights movement. The next screenings will be “PRÆY,” a short film about a young man whostruggles to survive in a city that eats its children,” and Spike Lee’s “Four Little Girls,” a feature length documentary about the four girls who were killed by the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama.

The screenings will be followed by a spoken word performance by the actor, playwright and poet Dominique Fishback and a live jazz performance by the group Certain Moves.

Tickets for the screening pairs are $15 each. An all-day festival pass is available for $55, or $45 for students and seniors.

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

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Shinnecock Community Social

A Shinnecock community social, complete with dancers and drumming, is scheduled on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, members of the federally-recognized Shinnecock Nation will perform traditional and contemporary dances and will explain to the audience the history behind the choreography.

Following the performance, the center will host a meet-and-greet with the dancers, with attendees invited to check out samples of traditional Native American fare.

The program is free and open to the public.

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

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Laurel Lake Vineyards and North Fork Chocolates will host a wine and chocolate pairing on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will include a tour of the barrel and fermenting rooms at Laurel Lake Vineyards, and a wine tasting pairing selected wines with different chocolates, all made by North Fork Chocolate’s executive chef and chocolatier, Steven Amaral.

Tickets must be reserved in advance and are $35 per person, or $30 for wine club members. Reservations can be made by calling 631-298-1420 or e-mailing

Laurel Lake Vineyards is located at 3165 Main Road, Laurel, NY 11948.

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