Closing out October, expect to find plenty of fun and culture-filled events. This week's options for things to do in The Hamptons, North Fork and Riverhead represent a range on unusual choices including a talk about Mars and a historic graveyard tour. Moving into art and culture, expect to find theater, a Japanese fabric dying workshop, art events and more. Read on for our list of some of the best events taking place on the East End through October 29, 2017.

Talk on Mars

Guild Hall and the Montauk Observatory present “A Rover’s Eye View of the Ancient Surface and Climate of Mars" on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Joel Hurowitz, SUNY Stony Brook and a Deputy Principal Investigator in NASA's 2020 Rover mission will discuss those observations, as well as the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission and the role that the Planetary Instrument X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), part of the scientific payload for that mission, will play in further deciphering the history of the surface & climate of Mars.

Free. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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“Clever Little Lies” Opens in Quogue

The Hampton Theatre Company presents “Clever Little Lies” from October 26 through November 12, 2017.

“Clever Little Lies”—an adult comedy by Joe DiPietro about love and marriage, in and outside the bonds of matrimony—will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season. Directed by Andrew Botsford, “Clever Little Lies” features four Hampton Theatre Company veterans—Ed Brennan, Carolann DiPirro, Terrance Fiore, and Diana Marbury.

Sensing from her husband that something is wrong in their son’s marriage, Alice invites the young couple over for a cocktails and cheesecake interrogation. As one set of lies breaks down, Alice offers an object lesson by creating a new web of fanciful deceit about her own marriage. Or is she telling the truth? Characterized as both shattering and hilarious, the play is a laugh-filled story of long-term love and marriage, for better and for worse.

Tickets range from $10 to $30. “Clever Little Lies" runs from October 26 to November 12, 2017 with shows on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., with an additional matinee on November 11. The Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Ave, Quogue, NY 11959.

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“Boeing Boeing” Performances

Southampton Cultural Center's Center Stage  continues performances of Marc Camoletti’s “Boeing Boeing” through November 5, 2017. Performances take place on Thursdays and Fridays are at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

“Boeing Boeing” centers on 1960s bachelor Bernard. Living in a flat in Paris and engaged to three gorgeous stewardesses seems idylic until Bernard’s friend Robert comes to stay and a new speedier Boeing jet launches and throws a wrench into his carefully calculated planning. With all three stewardesses in town simultaneously, Robert forgets which lies go where and chaos ensues. “Boeing Boeing” won two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and for Mark Rylance as Leading Actor in a Play. At Center Stage, “Boeing Boeing" features Dane DuPuis, Shannon DuPuis, Samantha Honig, John Leonard, Catherine Maloney and Josephine Wallace.

General admission tickets are $25 and student tickets (under 21 with ID) are $15. Dinner/Theatre packages at Plaza Café are available Thursdays through Saturdays. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968.

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The cast of “Boeing Boeing" at Southampton Cultural Center. Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.


Shibori Scarf Workshop with Vivien Pollack

Hallockville Museum Farm presents a “Shibori Scarf Workshop with Vivien Pollack” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dying fabric by folding, stitching, twisting or securing it before dying to produce patterns. Learn some simple easy ways to produce a painted scarf using different shibori techniques. Instructor Vivien Pollack, has over 30 years in the industry as a Textile Designer, Silk Painter and Teacher. Experience includes designing for the textile print industry and creating original designs that were sold to manufacturers.

Tickets are $75 for members and $85 for non-members. Dyes, silk, 11” x 6” scarf, string and rubber bands will be provided. Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901.

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Examples of scarves by Vivien Pollack. Courtesy of the artist and Hallockville Museum Farm.


Artist Reception for John Stefanik

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor hosts an Opening Reception for the solo show “John Stefanik: Obsessed with Light” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Photographer John Stefanik’s work features luminous black and white images of eastern Long Island. “John Stefanik: Obsessed with Light” remains on view through November 14, 2017.

John Jermain Memorial Library is located at 201 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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East Hampton Graveyard Tour 

East Hampton Historical Society presents the “South End Cemetery Tour” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the history, culture, and families of East Hampton by exploring the historic South End Burying Ground. Village Historian Hugh King will lead visitors through the South End Burial Ground, sharing stories of notable individuals resting there. Bring your own LED flashlight to help illuminate your way.

Reservations are encouraged, please call (631) 324-6850 or email This tour will meet at the steps of the St. Lukes on James Lane, near the entrance to the South End Burial Ground. Parking is available on James Lane. Guests must be able to climb steps and navigate uneven grassy ground. You will be on foot and standing for approximately one hour. Donations are appreciated.

South End Cemetery is located at 34 James Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Gallery Talk with Jessica Frost, Associate Curator of Permanent Collection

Guild Hall presents “Recollections: Selections from the Permanent Collection Gallery Talk with Jessica Frost, Associate Curator/Registrar of Permanent Collection and Exhibition Curator,” on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2 p.m.

The tour of the exhibition includes a discussion on how the cataloguing process informed the selection of works on view. Insights into many of the works in the show will be provided along with some anecdotes found in the exploration of the museum’s archives. “Recollections” marks a new era in Guild Hall Museum’s objective to making the full scope of the collection available to the public.

Free. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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"Water Mill Fog" by Jane Wilson, 1966. Oil on canvas, 60 x 75 1/2 inches. Courtesy of Guild Hall.



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