This weekend is an especially vibrant one when scouting out options for things to do in The Hamptons and The East End. In this week's picks, expect to find a classical concert of music that inspired paintings on view; a Native American Read-In of poetry and prose, a talk by an architect and artists who liberally mixes both practices and more. Read on to discover some of the best events to add to your list from the Hamptons and East End art and culture scenes.

Allan Wexler Talk & Book Signing

The Parrish Art Museum presents a “Talk & Book Signing: Allan Wexler: Absurd Thinking” on Friday, November 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Allan Wexler will discuss his work that fuses sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and architecture, followed by a book signing of “Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design.” The book, recently published by Lars Mueller, is the first comprehensive monograph on the artist, illustrating a cross section of his multi-scale, multi-media work through his writings, narratives, and reflections. The publication documents more than 200 projects, each which mediates the gap between fine and applied art.

Tickets are $12 and free for members, children, and students. Space is limited; advance reservations are strongly encouraged. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Greenport Village Gallery Walk

“The Greenport Gallery Walk” holds its monthly self-guided art walk in the Village of Greenport on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Art galleries and artist studios welcome late-night visitors with special events and exhibitions. Select village merchants also stay open late. The event repeats the first Friday evening of every month through December 2017. Attending is free. Most galleries and businesses are located along Main Street (Route 25) or Front Street plus artful places or galleries on South Street and Carpenter Street. All are within easy walking in the Village of Greenport on the North Fork.

For details, click here: “The Greenport Gallery Walk Returns on First Fridays This Summer through December 2017.” 

Greenport Village is located on the North Fork. Participating galleries include South Street GalleryVSOP Projects and others.

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Fall Foliage Tours at LongHouse

LongHouse Reserve presents the “Fall Foliage Tours with Alex Feleppa” on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The first tour will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the second tour will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Staff Horticulturist Alex Feleppa will lead a guided viewing of the LongHouse plant collection that features its autumnal colors. The tour may prompt gardening ideas or allow for the discovery of something new while soaking in the beauty of a fall day in The Hamptons.

Admission to the tour is $20 for non-members and free for LongHouse members. Space is limited, each tour is limited to 25 people (not recommended for children). Sign up here. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Image courtesy LongHouse Reserve.


Museum Opening Reception for North Fork Artist

The Suffolk County Historical Society presents an Opening Reception for “Quiet Places of the North Fork by Diane Alec Smith” on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Gish Gallery.

The local artist Diane Alec Smith will unveil a new collection of acrylic painted representations of creeks, inlets, and wetlands of the North Fork. These early morning, sunset and moonlit scenes reflect the tranquil beauty of nature found throughout the East End of Long Island.

Free. Light refreshments will be served. “Quiet Places of the North Fork by Diane Alec Smith” remains on view through December 22, 2017. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901.

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Gallery Talk with Artist Pamela Topham

Guild Hall presents the “Gallery Talk with Artist Pamela Topham” on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Pamela Topham was awarded Top Honors in the 77th Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Exhibition (2015) by Marla Prather, Curator for the Development of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Modern Art. Detailed colored pencil drawings, photographs, and multiple site visits are sources for Topham’s tapestry designs. She weaves on a high warp tapestry loom using wool silk and linen in varied textures and hues to form the foreground, while fine gradations of wool and silk capture the interplay of the ever-changing relationships of earth, sea and sky in the distance.

Free but reservations are strongly encouraged. "Pamela Topham: Tapestry Visions" remains on view through December 31, 2017. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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"East of Montauk" by Pamela Topham, 2009. Tapestry of silk and wool,18 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Guild Hall.


Artist Talk, Opening Reception and Concert

The Artist Study presents the exhibition “Life’s Stages: A Collaboration with Painter Karen Kaapcke & Pianist Alan Moverman” from November 2 through November 16, 2017. An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. An Opening Reception and Classical Music Concert will be held on Sunday, November 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

On a chance meeting in NYC, a painter and pianist connected on matters of art and life while at a park with each of their daughters. The artists’s paths continued to cross over several years and as Moverman followed Kaapcke’s art, he sensed a musical aspect to many of her paintings. The internal response became strong and he presented the idea of bringing together their two mediums:  painting and music. The exhibition and concert is the culmination of this partnership.

The Artist Study is located at 25 Hampton Rd, Southampton NY, 11968.


“Fantasy” (Aaron Copland, Piano Fantasy, 1955-57), by Karen Kaapcke, 2017. Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Artist Study.


Native American Literature Read In

Canio’s Books presents a “Native American Literature Read In” on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Celebrate Native American literature at Canio's with a community read-in of poetry and prose by First Nations writers. First Nations readers will lead the line-up with the overall event designed to celebrate Native American authors and National Native American Heritage Month.

Interested Readers are requested to register in advance by calling 631.725.4926. Participants should be prepared to read a short excerpt from the work of a Native American writer and give a brief biographical sketch of the author, if possible. A reception follows the reading.

Canio’s Books is located at 290 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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“Clever Little Lies” Continues in Quogue

The Hampton Theatre Company presents “Clever Little Lies” through November 12, 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.

“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" will be performed through 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. An additional matinee will be offered on November 11. The Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Ave, Quogue, NY 11959.

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FINAL WEEK:  “Boeing Boeing” Performances

Southampton Cultural Center's Center Stage offers its final 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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Things to Do on the East End is published weekly and 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.  Looking for art? Visit our Exhibition Finder to see what's on view in the galleries and museums. Click here to begin browsing.


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