This weekend, take advantage of any free time by checking out the multitude of art exhibitions on view in the Hamptons and around the East End. The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has the “Artists Choose Artists” exhibition on display, reviewed by Hamptons Art Hub here. Make sure to check out the three shows at Guild Hall in East Hampton before they leave on December 31, 2016, including a retrospective on artist couple Connie Fox and William King. And as the Earth circles around the Sun for another year, check out the circle-themed exhibition at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

Still looking for more things to do? We have a few of our favorite picks for a weekend on the East End below.

Plus you can click here to discover more galleries on the North and South Forks or check the Hamptons Art Hub Exhibition Finder to see what’s on view.

Artists Choose Artists at Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum is hosting an artists’ talk for the exhibition “Artists Choose Artists” on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6 p.m.

The gallery talk will be led by several of the artists featured in the exhibition, including Suzanne Anker, Ben Butler, Bill Komoski and Toni Ross.

The “Artists Choose Artists” biennial juried exhibition at the Parrish features the work of 14 artists living on the East End alongside the work of the seven artists who selected them, including Cindy Sherman and Lynda Benglis. The exhibition, which opened on October 30, 2016, will run until January 16, 2017.

Tickets are $10, but free for Parrish members, children and students.

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

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Moonlight at Westhampton Beach

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will screen the film “Moonlight” on Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18, 2016.

The film, written and directed by Barry Jenkins, chronicles the life of a young gay black man in Miami struggling to find his place in the world. The R-rated “Moonlight,” which received rave reviews from The New Yorker and New York Times, was recently nominated for six Golden Globe awards.

The film will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16; at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17; and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for WHBPAC Film Society members.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

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L’Amour de Loin at the Guild Hall

Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a screening of Kaija Saariaho’s opera “L’Amour de Loin” as part of  “The Met: Live in HD” program on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1 p.m.

The three-hour opera tells the story of a knight (Eric Owens) in a quest to find his true love (Susanna Phillips) on the other side of the sea. The performance to be shown is produced by Robert Lepage and conducted by Susanna Mälkki, and features glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit, according to the Guild Hall website.

Tickets are $22, or $20 for Guild Hall members and $15 for students.

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

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New Orleans Visits Southampton Arts Center

The HooDoo Loungers. Courtesy of the HooDoo Loungers & Southampton Arts Center.

The HooDoo Loungers. Courtesy of the HooDoo Loungers & Southampton Arts Center.

Southampton Arts Center’s “Live from SAC” program on Saturday, December 17, 2016 will feature “100 Years of New Orleans Music—From Louis Armstrong to Trombone Shorty.”

The concert, which will feature the HooDoo Loungers and guests, will start at 7 p.m., but doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for food and refreshments provided by Union Cantina. The HooDoo Loungers will present a retrospective of New Orleans music, beginning with the gutbucket blues and jazz of Bunk Johnson and the hot jazz of Louis Armstrong through New Orleans “Swamp Rock” and ending with the current brass band style sounds of Trombone Shorty and the Soul Rebels.

The concert will be recorded for the Jam Session Radio Hour on local NPR affiliate WPPB 88.3 FM.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for children. You can buy tickets here.

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

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Janet Lehr Inc. Holiday Exhibition

Janet Lehr Inc. in East Hampton will host an opening reception for the gallery’s Holidays Group exhibition on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition will include contemporary art by Man Ray, Larry Rivers, Willem de Kooning, Weegee, Hunt Slonem and more. The Janet Lehr Inc. gallery, formerly the Vered Gallery, showcases modern and contemporary art.

Janet Lehr Inc. is located at 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Michael Combs Book Signing in Greenport

Sculptor and installation artist Michael Combs will sign copies of his new book, “Michael Combs,” at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market restaurant on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

The artist’s new book features examples of his work and explores the history of the loss of environmental innocence, inspired by Long Island baymen. His work draws on his family’s history of living off the land, as Michael learned about hunting and waterfowl carving from two fishermen, his father and grandfather.

The event is free, but visitors can RSVP and pre-order copies of the book here.

The Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market is located at 37 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944.

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