With Passover just starting and Easter approaching, the East End offers interesting options for things to do when not celebrating over the holiday weekend. For instance, consider a theater production at Guild Hall where the audience sits on the stage or a pre-season garden walk at LongHouse Reserve. Also making our list for fun weekend entertainment is a film screening, a sparkling wine and macaron pairing event (with a wine release) and gallery receptions for new exhibitions opening in The Hamptons.

FINAL WEEKEND: Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group Present “Extinction”

“Extinction” offers its final performances at Guild Hall through Sunday. Co-presented by Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group, performances take place Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinée on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Written by Gabe McKinley, the play focuses on two college buddies on their annual male-bonding outing which goes awry when unexpected circumstances spiral into a volatile showdown. “Extinction” is a darkly funny drama that deals with the evolution of friendships and the lengths to which we go to save them from falling into extinction.

Tickets are $25, $23 for members, and $15 for students under 18. Guests will be seated in the round on the John Drew stage. Due to the intimate staging of the show, seating is limited and guests are encouraged to purchase their admission tickets in advance. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Walking Tour of the LongHouse Reserve

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, LongHouse Reserve will hold a walking tour of their gardens and grounds as their native and exotic bulbs begin to bloom with Horticulturist Alex Feleppa, providing a behind the scenes tour before LongHouse opens to the public on April 29, 2017. With the promise of warm weather, the stroll provides a great opportunity to reconnect with nature (and sculpture).

“Springing to Life: Horticulturist’s Tour of the LongHouse” will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, complimentary for members; Limit of 25 people. The LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.

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Plants at LongHouse Reserve.

Courtesy LongHouse Reserve.


Film Screening at the Parrish Museum

On Friday, April 14, 2017, the Parrish Museum presents a film screening of “Embrace the Serpent” in collaboration with the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).

Directed by Ciro Guerra, “Embrace the Serpent” focuses on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and his friendship with two Western scientists in search of the psychedelic Yakruna, a sacred healing plant. Filmed in black and white, "Embrace the Serpent" has won multiple awards including the Art Cinema Award in the Director’s Fortnight Section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards, the 2016 Best Latin-American Film for the Ariel Awards and was nominated for a 2016 Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, among many others, according to IMBd. It also won an Honorable Mention for the Golden Starfish Award at the 2015 HIFF.

Embrace the Serpent” will be screened at the Parrish Art Museum at 6 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $20, $5 for members. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Wine and Macaron Pairing

Sparkling Pointe in Southold on the North Fork is hosting a daylong “Sparkling Wine and Macaron Pairing” on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will receive three of Sparkling Pointe’s signature wines paired with three French macarons. The event will also feature the release of the vineyard’s Cuvée Carnaval Rosé.

Tickets are $25. Advance tickets are required. Only 18 spots remain open. Sparkling Pointe is located at 39750 County Rd 48, Southold, NY 11971. www.sparklingpointe.com.

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Gallery Receptions in The Hamptons

Despite the holiday weekend, there are plenty of gallery receptions to take in scattered across the East End. In a switch, opening receptions start early afternoon on Saturday, April 15, 2017, with most concluding by 7 p.m.

Starting off from 2 to 4 p.m. is Halsey Mckay Gallery's Opening Reception for two new exhibitions: "Steven Cox & Sarah Peters" and "Elise Ferguson - Eights." The gallery is located at 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.halseymckay.com.

At 3 p.m., Celadon Gallery in Bridgehampton gets started with its Opening Reception for ceramicist Jesus Antoshka's solo show. The gallery is located at 128 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, NY 11932. www.hamptonsclayart.org.

The Southampton Arts Center holds its Opening Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for “East End Collected3.” The group show was curated by artist Paton Miller and is the third annual exhibition revealing artists working on the East End. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

Paton Miller has his own Opening Reception on Saturday at Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor as part of two solo shows opening simultaneously from 6 to 8 p.m. Also opening is "Brett Loving - New Works." The gallery is located at 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.monikaolkogallery.com.

The "Seventh Annual Art Groove” returns this weekend to Ashawagh Hall in the Springs with a blow out bash on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 6 to 11 p.m. The night will feature live music by Indie Rock band “#9” with John Jinks on guitar, followed by “The King Bees” featuring Frank Latorre and music by DJ G-Funk. On view is art by 14 East End and Long Island artists. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.artgroove.info.

To discover more upcoming gallery exhibitions in April, visit our East End Gallery Scene column by clicking here.

Take in Some Art at the Museums

The Parrish Art Museum is open all weekend, including Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On view is the temporary exhibition "Parrish Perspectives: New Works in Context" featuring a selection of new acquisitions to the museum's permanent collection. Click here for details. Also on view are seven exhibitions linked by a single theme and featuring art from the Parrish's collection. Click here for details. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

Guild Hall’s museum will be open on Friday and Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., but is closed on Easter Sunday. On view is the annual "Artists Members Exhibition" featuring art submitted by artists who are members of Guild Hall. It is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.


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