Trying to decide what to do this weekend? Here are some of our picks for some of the best things to do on the East End. Music lovers will have several choices this week, with live performances of historical songs, classical chamber music, jazz, and favorite hits from the ’50s and ’60s. Also happening are a film screening of a Shakespeare comedy, and a painting class for budding and experienced artists alike. Keep reading for the full scoop on what’s coming this weekend.

East End Whalemen at Southampton Historical Society

The Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library present “How Many a Tale Their Music Tells: Songs, Stories, and Poems of East End Whalemen” at Rogers Mansion in Southampton on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. Join scholar and musician Stephen Sanfillippo as he shares the reflective journal entries and songs written by the whalemen who ventured out to see from Greenport and Sag Harbor and other New England ports. The event is co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library.

Admission is free. To register, call the museum at 631-283-2494. The event will be held at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

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“Twelfth Night” Screening at Guild Hall

Guild Hall presents a screening of the National Theater’s performance of William Shakespeare’s comedic tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love, “Twelfth Night,” on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. Following a shipwreck that separates her from her twin brother Sebastian, Viola washes ashore and sets out to find her way, posing as a man, through a new land, and quickly becomes entangled in a disastrous love triangle involving Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia. In this version, Olivia’s upright steward Malvolio becomes the housekeeper Malvolia and she, too, is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin directs this colorful twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, featuring Tamsin Grieg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Friday Night Dinner”) as Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (“Flowers,” “Jericho”), Tamara Lawrence (“Undercover”), Doon Mackichan (“Smack the Pony”) and Daniel Ezra (“The Missing,” “Undercover”).

Tickets are $18, $16 for members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Courtesy of Guild Hall.

Courtesy of Guild Hall.

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’50s and ’60s Dance in Riverhead

The Polish Hall in Riverhead is hosting “Blast from the Past: Tommy Sullivan Sings the Classics” on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will feature Long Island Music Hall of Famer Tommy Sullivan, one of the founding members of the band Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, singing classics from the 1950s and 60s for dancing and singing along, from Roy Orbison, Bobby Darrin and the Young Rascals to the Beatles and the Moody Blues. The event will include dinner, cash bar, and a Chinese auction by the Ladies Auxiliary to benefit the Riverhead Polish Hall.

Tickets are $20 with reservation, $25 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling 631-727-9200. The Polish Hall is located at 214 Marcy Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901. riverheadpolishhall.com.

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Painting Workshop at Peconic Land Trust

Beginning on Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Peconic Land Trust will be hosting a weekly painting class at Bridge Gardens, “Painting en plein air” led by Suzzanne Fokine. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the artist within, using the East End landscape as inspiration and working in the medium of their choice: oil, acrylic, or watercolor. The instructor will assist in helping attendees find their creative niche, offering guidance in the use of different techniques. “Painting en plein air” will run every Saturday until June 24, 2017.

Admission is $50 per class, $185 for four classes, or $350 for all eight classes. A materials list will be provided at signup; students are responsible for easel, tools, and materials. To register, contact Suzzanne at suzzannefokine@hotmail.com or 631-599-2407. The class will be held at Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.peconiclandtrust.org.

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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Concert

The final concert of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival spring series will be presented on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. with a performance of music by Dvořák and Brahms at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The concert will feature a performance of Dvořák’s String Sextet in A major, Op. 48 and the Brahms String Sextet in G major, Op. 36.

Tickets are $40, $10 for students. The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is located at 2429 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bcmf.org.

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Sunday Jazz at the Quogue Library

Enjoy the jazz stylings of the Dennis Raffelock Duo at the Quogue Library on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. Raffelock, an acclaimed jazz bassist, will be accompanied by Don Stein on piano playing pieces from Raffelock’s new “So Many Ways” CD, along with other classic jazz arrangements.

Admission is free. Reserve seats by calling the library at 631-653-4224, ext. 101. The Quogue Library is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, New York 11959. www.quoguelibrary.org.

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Dennis Raffelock. Courtesy of The Quogue Library.

Dennis Raffelock. Courtesy of The Quogue Library.

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