There are many things to do for art and culture lovers on the East End in mid-March. We've rounded up some of the best options including a theatrical production, a book discussion and a film screening. Live music is a highlight with two Jazz performances and a classical event. Read on for the full list through March 12, 2017.

"Promises, Promises," a Center Stage Play, Performed at Southampton Cultural Center

Southampton Cultural Center presents "Promises, Promises" from March 9 - 26, 2017. Performances take place on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

The production, presented in a staged concert format, stars Darren Ottati and Shannon DuPuis. The story centers around Chuck Baxter, an average man with one valuable asset - his apartment. If he shares his apartment with the executives in his firm for their "extracurricular activities," it could mean promotion. "Promises, Promises" is written by Neil Simon, Burt Bachrach and Hal David. The comedic piece is directed by Michael Disher and complemented by an infectious score directed by Amanda Jones. Songs include "I Say a Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," and "Promises, Promises."

Admission is $28, $15 for students under $21. A Dinner & Theater package can be purchased for $62. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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Jazz Night at the Parrish

Hector Martignon. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Hector Martignon. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Parrish Art Museum presents "Friday Night Jazz: Hector Martignon and the Foreign Affair Quartet" on Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. 

The Parrish transforms into a candle-lit nightclub for an evening of Latin American and Afro-Cuban Jazz. Performers include pianist/composer Hector Martignon and the Foreign Affair.

Admission is $25, $10 for members. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Presents Spring Concert

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents its first concert of 2017 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

In its second year of extending its season, BCMF presents a concert to welcome spring. The program features Brahms' Horn Trio, Eric Ewazen’s Fantasie, Divinities at Dawn and Johann Quantz's Trio Sonata for Flute,Violin and Piano.

Tickets range from $40 to $50, $10 for students. The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is located at 2429 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

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Jazz Drummer William Hooker Performs to Silent Film 

Southampton Arts Center presents a screening of "The Penalty" with musical accompaniment by Alternative jazz great William Hooker on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.

"The Penalty," a 1920s silent film directed by Wallace Worsley, will be accompanied by live avant-garde solo drumming by the innovative William Hooker. William Hooker (drummer, composer and poet) has created works that range from jazz and "new" music to experimental genres. He has released over 60 CDs as a band leader.

As a musician, Hooker has performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Atrium at Lincoln Center, Wadsworth Atheneum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Walker Art Center, MTV, The Kitchen, Roulette, Real Art Ways and numerous jazz festivals including JVC Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival and others.

Admission is $15. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968.

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"See You In the Streets" Book Discussion at Montauk Library

The Montauk Library presents a Book Presentation & Discussion with Ruth Sergel on Sunday, March 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

Author and artist Ruth Sergel discusses her new book, See You In the StreetsThe book offers a unique perspective on an art practice bridging art and technology to create works that promote individual and social transformation. The book centers around Sergel's Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition and a public participatory project where names of the 146 workers who perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire are written in chalk in front of their former NYC homes to commemorate the anniversary

Ruth Sergel’s art has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art and many other prominent museums and galleries in the USA and abroad.

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


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