The Hamptons has plenty of things to do this weekend, including film, a play festival, LongHouse Reserve's annual Rites of Spring event to open its season and more. For artists in the area, there’s a drawing workshop to help strengthen your skills. Keep reading for full details on this weekend’s engaging events.

New Works Festival at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater presents its fourth annual New Works Festival, running from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2017. The weekend event will present live readings of three plays and one musical in development, each performance ending with a playwrights’ talkback with the audience about their reactions.

The new works included in the three-day festival will be “Molly Sweeney: A New Musical,” book by Eric Ulloa, music and lyrics by Caleb Damschroder, based on the play by Brian Friel; “The Impossibility of Now” by Y York; “Thomas Murphy” by Roger Rosenblatt; and “The Cocktail Party Effect” by Scooter Pietsch. The New Works Festival is curated by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz and Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz and is sponsored in part by the Sag Harbor Inn.

Admission is free and seats can be reserved online. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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New Works Festival 2016. "The Man In the Ceiling" by Bunnii Buglione. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

New Works Festival 2016. "The Man In the Ceiling" by Bunnii Buglione. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

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Opening Reception at the Suffolk County Historical Society

“Over Here, Over There: Long Island & the Great War” opens with a reception at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. The new exhibition commemorates the centennial of the United States’ entrance into World War I, featuring photographs, weaponry, artifacts, and other ephemera that reveal the thoughts and experiences of Long Islanders during that period, at home and in the trenches. The exhibition, curated by Richard F. Welch and designed by Richard P. Doctorow, will be on view until January 2018.

Admission is free. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Opening Day at LongHouse Reserve

“Rites of Spring” marks the beginning of the season at LongHouse in East Hampton on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. Visitors can help usher in the new season by spending time among the blooming daffodils and expansive foliage on the scenic grounds at LongHouse, which will also be unveiling additions to Art in the Gardens, with pieces by John Crawford, Marylyn Dintenfass, Judy Kensley McKie, Mark Mennin, Bernar Venet and Fred Wilson.

Tickets are $10, free for LongHouse members. The LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.

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Sara & Josh Goldfarb, Andy & Judi Marcus at "Rites of Spring." Courtesy of LongHouse Reserve.

Sara & Josh Goldfarb, Andy & Judi Marcus at "Rites of Spring." Courtesy of LongHouse Reserve.

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Meet the Winners of the 79th Annual Artist Members Exhibition at Guild Hall

The Winners of Guild Hall's 79th Annual Members Exhibition will be in attendance at the museum on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to tour the exhibition with Curatorial Assistant Stephanie deTroy Miller while she interviews this year’s winners. The Annual Artist Members Exhibition is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running.

Admission is free - Registration is required. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Film Screening at the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum will be screening “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” in collaboration with the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” focuses on legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs in her fight against Robert Moses’s plans for redeveloping historic neighborhoods in New York City in the 1950s and ’60s. The screening will be followed by a discussion of Jacobs’s legacy between award-winning journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz and author Peter M. Wolf.

Tickets are $20, or $5 for Parrish members. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Drawing Workshop at the Southampton Arts Center

“The Expressive Figure” drawing workshop with Andrea Cote will be held at the Southampton Arts Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12 p.m. Participants in the fast-paced two-hour class will cover will work from the model with a focus on movement, and will experiment with a range of techniques while working on line, form, and gesture to strengthen their drawing techniques. The class is open to both beginners and experienced artists.

The fee is $15. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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Things to Do on the East End appears weekly at Hamptons Art Hub. The column presents our selection of the most interesting events in art and culture for the upcoming week and weekend in The Hamptons and on the East End of Long Island.

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