This week enjoy a wide array of events taking place in The Hamptons and the North Fork. This edition of our picks for the best things to do this weekend (and week!) include a Jackson Pollock-themed dinner, a lecture on land art, live music, theater, film, artist project presentations and more. Also of note, it is the final weekend to catch Hampton Theatre Company's play "Venus in Fur" before it closes.

Final Weekend for Hampton Theatre Company’s "Venus in Fur"

The Hampton Theatre Company presents "Venus in Fur" at the Quogue Community Hall through January 28, 2018. Performances are held on Thursdays and Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2:30. The additional matinee performance of “Venus in Fur” will be presented on Saturday, January 27, at 2:30 p.m.

“Venus in Fur”—a dark comedy by David Ives that takes gender politics and issues of domination to mythic proportions —is the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season. The show is directed by Diana Marbury.

Tickets range from $10 to $30. The Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Ave, Quogue, NY 11959. www.hamptontheatre.org.

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To read more about the play, click "Venus in Fur" Opens January 11 for Three-Week Run in Quogue."

Bob Hovey’s Bop Noir Band

The Jam Session Inc. presents their “Special Guest Series 2018: Bob Hovey’s Bop Noir Band” on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, NY.

Bob Hovey will be on trombone, Eric Schugren on sax, Steve Shaughnessy on bass, Neil Ralph on piano and Claes Brondal on drums and mc.

Admission is free. Arrive early for seating. Bay Burger is located at 1749 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.thejamsession.org.

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Bob Hovey. Courtesy The Jam Session Inc.

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People’s State of the Union Story Circle

The Parrish Art Museum presents “The USDAC People’s State of the Union: Story Circle” on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Diverse members of the East End community will gather at the Parrish Art Museum and share their unique experiences and thoughts at a 2018 People's State of the Union Story Circle. The event, one of hundreds that are taking place nationwide, is part of an annual civic tradition rooted in the belief that democracy is a conversation, not a monologue. Current participants include artists, therapists, poets, veterans, educators, and community leaders.

Free. Register here. Age 15 and older. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Classic Rolling Stones Performed Live

The Suffolk Theater presents “Classic Stones Live” on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8 p.m. 

The Glimmer Twins bring the sounds of the Rolling Stones to Long Island. Boasting a remarkable resemblance to Keith and Mick, the Classic Stones Live™ performances deliver spot on renditions of favorite Rolling Stones classics.

Tickets range from $39 to $45. Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30 p.m. The Suffolk Theater is located at 118 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolktheater.com.

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Artist in Residency and Tour at Watermill Center

The Watermill Center offers a public tour on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 1 to 2 p.m. Artists in Residency present their projects through “In Process | Iva Radivojevic, Boris Willis and the Hayground Residency” taking place from 2 to 4 p.m.

The guided tour includes the Watermill Center building, grounds, gardens, art collection and study library. The tour is free with a suggested donation of $10 per person appreciated. Click here to make your reservation (required). Tours begin promptly on time. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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"In Process @ The Watermill Center" invites the community to engage with the current resident artists through open rehearsals, workshops, studio visits, lectures or artist talks. Iva Radivojevic is a Brooklyn based filmmaker who spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus. Boris Willis is the founder of Black Russian Games, Chief Artistic Officer of Boris Willis Moves and an Associate Professor of Experimental Game Design at George Mason University. Free. Click here to make your reservation.

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The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

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Image of Iva Radivojevic. Courtesy of The Watermill Center.

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Illustrated Talk on Land Art Artists 

Mural artist, art historian and curator Jane Weissman gives a talk and illustrated presentation “ISOLATION & LIGHT: 1970’s Land Art in the American Southwest” on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Golden Eagle Artist Supply store.

Emerging in the late 1960s, the land art movement was created by pioneering artists — the most well-known being Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt and Walter De Maria — who rejected traditional museums and commercial galleries. This talk is based on the June 2017 travels of Jane Weissman who visited Heizer’s Double Negative (NV), Holt’s Sun Tunnels (UT), Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (UT) and De Maria’s The Lightning Field (NM). She discusses the development of their work, the philosophies that inform them, and their effect on the surrounding landscape.

Free. Donations to benefit Artmakers Inc. are welcome. Golden Eagle Artist Supply is located at 144 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.goldeneagleart.com.

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Screening of “The Divine Order”

Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall presents “Now Showing: A Screening of ‘The Divine Order’” on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. 

“The Divine Order” (Switzerland, 2017, 96 minutes), directed by Petra Volpe, is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.orgwww.hiff.org.

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Birthday Dinner for Jackson Pollock 

Pollock House & Study Center presents a “Celebration for Jackson Pollock’s Birthday” on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. The dinner will be held at The Springs Tavern.

To celebrate Pollock's birthday, The Springs Tavern is offering a special prix fixe menu derived from Robyn Lea's book, “Dinner with Jackson Pollock:  Recipes, Art & Nature” (Assouline, 2015). The bar and grill located in Springs, is the former Jungle Pete's, where Pollock was a regular. Enjoy some of the artist's favorite dishes in a setting rich with local history.

The cost is $30 for a price fix menu. To make reservations, call 631-527-7800. The Springs Tavern is located at 15 Fort Pond Blvd, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/pkhouse.

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"Dinner with Jackson Pollock" (Assouline, 2015) by Robyn Lea, Francesca Pollock (Preface) and Helen A. Harrison (Foreword).

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Things to Do on the East End is published weekly and presents our selection of the most interesting events and things to do in art and culture for the upcoming week (and weekend) in The Hamptons, the North Fork and 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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