Looking for ways to fill up your Thanksgiving weekend in the Hamptons and on the East End? We've got you covered this holiday weekend. Enjoy film screenings, a house and garden tour and theater. As usual, there are plenty of new art exhibitions with receptions to add to your list of things to do for the weekend in The Hamptons. Following is our selections of top choices for Thanksgiving Weekend. To explore the exhibitions currently on view in The Hamptons and on the North Fork, visit our Exhibition Finder by clicking here.

Films on Artist Howard Kanovitz at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum presents “Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers Lana Jokel, Rainer Gross, and Carolyn Oldenbusch,” on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. This evening is in collaboration with HT2FF (Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival) and in conjunction with the current exhibition, “From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today.”

“Camera and Mirror—Painting Through the Lens: Howard Kanovitz”, 2007, NR, 28 minutes, is a look into Howard Kanovitz (1929-2009) during the period when his work evolved from abstract expressionism to photorealism. “Hamptons Drive-In,”, 1972, NR, 30 minutes,  featuring archival footage of the Hamptons, documents the making of Kanovitz's iconic painting by the same name.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Lana Jokel—a long-time friend of Kanovitz, , her collaborator Rainer Gross who worked with Kanovitz from 1971-74, and Kanovitz's widow, Carolyn Oldenbusch, moderated by Terrie Sultan. Lana Jokel is known for her documentaries on important artists including Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Larry Rivers.

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

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Howard Kanovitz. Photo: Courtesy HT2FF.


East Hampton House & Garden Tour

The East Hampton Historical Society presents the “2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour” on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Opening Night Benefit Cocktails will be held at Maidstone Club on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The self-guided 2017 House & Garden Tour will showcase five unique examples of historical and modern architecture in the Hamptons, all while benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society’s museums and programs. This annual event, now in its 33nd year, will help you ring in the holiday season on the East End of Long Island.

Tickets to the Opening Night Benefit Cocktail Party are $200 each and include entry to the House Tour the following day. Tickets to the self-guided 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. Maidstone Club is located at 29 Maidstone Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.easthamptonhistory.org.

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Courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society.


April Gornik Curates at Madoo

The Madoo Conservancy presents “Tough The Earth,” an exhibition curated by April Gornik on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. A Closing Cocktail Reception will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition, curated by artist April Gornik, will present the art of Robert Dash, Michele Oka Doner and Toni Ross.

Tickets for the Closing Cocktail Reception are free for members and $40 for non-members. RSVP here. The Madoo Conservancy is located at 618 Sagg Main St, Sagaponack, NY 11962. www.madoo.org.

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“A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play” at Southampton Cultural Center

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center presents “A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play” on Friday, November 24 and Sunday, November 26, 2017. Performances continue the following week from Thursday, November 30 through December 3, 2017. Performance times are Thursdays at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 and 5 p.m.

Based on the beloved classic by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol,” Joe Landry’s play is written as a live 1940s radio broadcast . The story is told onstage by a cast of actors accompanied by sound effects. Michael Disher directs.

Tickets are general admission and cost $25 for adults and $15 for students. Special Packages are also available .  dinner package with Le Chef is $65 for performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A Sunday Brunch Package with Fellingham's is $45 for Sunday performances. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will present “A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play,” November 24 through December 3.

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"A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play" at Southampton Cultural Center. Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.


Final Weekend for “Death of a Salesman” at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater presents the final performances of “Death of a Salesman” on Friday, November 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Death of a Salesman,” considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play written in 1949 by the American playwright Arthur Miller. Set in the late 1940’s, “Death of a Salesman” follows Willy Loman, a failing salesman, and his family as they face the harsh reality of their lives that they have been denying.

Joe Minutillo directs. The cast includes “Willy Cappuccio, Keith Cornelius, Chloë Dirksen, Rob DiSario, Rachel Feldman, Scott T. Hinson, Tina Jones, David Manis, Neal Mayer and Carolyn Popp.

Tickets range from $20 to $45. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Rob DiSario, David Manis, Carolyn Popp, Scott T. Hinson. Photo by Lenny Stucker. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.


World Cinema Screening at WHBPAC 

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents “Victoria & Abdul” on Friday, November 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 25 at 4 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Frears, “Victoria & Abdul” tells the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) rule. When a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for seniors and $7 for WHBPAC Film Society Member. WHBPAC is located at 76 Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.whbpac.org.

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