A film festival, live music, artist talks and more made our list of things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and East End of Long Island. The weekend gets started a little early with an illustrated presentation on a slice of Southampton history and keeps going through Sunday. Keep reading to discover our picks for the best events and things to do during your Hamptons and East End weekend.

Illustrated Presentation on The Charmed Life of James Cresson Parrish

The Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library presents “The Charmed Life of James Cresson Parrish” on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rogers Mansion.

The Southampton Historical Museum Executive Director Tom Edmonds and Manager of the Research Center and Archives Mary Cummings will explore the life of James Parrish. An illustrated presentation will draw on Parrish's 1916 diary, archived at the museum, as well as other sources, to offer insights into an era when the wealthy arguably enjoyed more privileges than at any time before or since.

Free admission. RSVP by emailing lcollins@southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

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Image courtesy of The Southampton Historical Museum.


31st Annual Harvest Gospel Concert Series

East End Arts presents the “31st Annual Harvest Gospel Concert Series” on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017.

The annual series will present two concerts this year. The free concerts are a non-denominational musical celebration that connects community together by sharing the joy of music from the soul. The Harvest Gospel Choir features over 70 singers and is led by long-time Artistic Director Reverend Maryanne McElroy.

The Friday concert will be held at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, located at 12605 Main Road in Mattituck, NY 11952. The Saturday concert will be held at the Friendship Baptist Church, located at 59 Anchor Street in Flanders, NY 11901. Both performances will be held at 8 p.m. www.eastendarts.org

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OLA Film Festival

OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island will hold its 14th Annual Latino Film Festival from November 17 to 19, 2017.

The 2017 film festival will present four screenings in three venues.

“Neruda” (Chile, 2016, 108 minutes), a film about a Nobel prize-winning poet and Chilean senator who became a fugitive in his own country, will be screened on Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum. Prior to Neruda, screening will be a Long Island premier of Desde el Principio, (From the Beginning, 2017, 11 minutes), with the director Miguel J. Soliman in attendance. The setting of the film is a dark, soundproof recording studio, where a conversation sparks between two voice actors who are coping with a shared tragedy.

In addition to the screenings at 7 p.m., a bilingual (Spanish/English) tour of the museum will be held at 5:30 p.m. and a reception with food and beverages will be held at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 or free with museum membership. Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org. Click here for event details.

The Long Island premiere of “Translúcido” (American, 2016, 86 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles) will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall.  The film is about a man given three months to live by doctors and how he decides his own fate. A Reception takes place at 6 p.m. with a Q&A with the filmmaker and actors. The screening takes place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10/$20. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org. Click here for event details.

Set in Sonora Mexico, “El Jeremías” (Mexico, 2015, 95 minutes) is a comedy / drama that tells the story of Jeremías, an eight year old who finds out he is a gifted child. The film for all ages will screen on Sunday, November 19 at 1 p.m. at Vail-Levitt Music Hall. Tickets are $5. “Los Nadie (The Nobodies)” (Columbia, 2016, 84 minutes) is a comedy-drama about five friends on the fringe who music, street art and friendship as a method of resistance will screen on Sunday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at Vail-Levitt Music Hall.  Tickets are $10. Immediately following the screening is a free music party and concert (with ticket stub) featuring Mila Tina and Juncko. Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is located at 18 Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.thevail.org.

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Artist Talk with Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Halsey Mckay Gallery presents an “Artist Talk and Exhibition Walkthrough with Sara Greenberger Rafferty” on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty will discuss the works in her exhibition “New Information”at the East Hampton Village gallery. She will also discuss the final installment of her Long Island exhibition Gloves Off,” on view at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University through December 17, 2017.

RSVP by emailing info@halseymckay.com. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Halsey Mckay Gallery is located at 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.halseymckay.com.

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"Desktop Tableau" by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, 2017. Acrylic polymer, inkjet on acetate, hardware, 40 x 35 inches. Courtesy of HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY.


Poetica Ensemble Concert

The Bridgehampton Museum presents a “Poetica Ensemble Concert” on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The quartet features Terry Keevil on oboe, Song-A Cho on violin, Christopher Shaughnessy on viola and Rebecca Perea on cello.

Admission is $25. Seating is limited, reservations strongly recommended. Call 631-537-1088. The Bridgehampton Museum Archives is located at 2539-A Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 (east of the Monument). www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org.

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Halsband Portraits Gallery Tour with Michael Halsband

The Southampton Arts Center presents the “Halsband Portraits Gallery Tour with Michael Halsband” on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at noon.

Photographer Michael Halsband will lead an intimate gallery tour of his portrait retrospective. The survey spans over three decades of the artist’s work, including the iconic photographs from the 1985 "Warhol/Basquiat with Boxing Gloves" series, as well as portraits of an array of 20th century artists, writers and musicians.

Free. Reserve tickets here. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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