For this week's edition of our East End Things To Do column, highlights include live music, film and ballet. Also among our recommendations for events in The Hamptons and North Fork is the launch of a new lecture series featuring leading landscape architects. Looking ahead to Valentine's Day, consider making the night an unusual one by pairing a gourmet tasting meal in a setting that conjures the tropics. Click here for details. Continue reading to discover ways to make your week and weekend a bit brighter on the East End.

Afro Cuban Jazz Night with Oscar Feldman

The Jam Session Inc. presents “Afro Cuban Jazz Night with Oscar Feldman” on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, NY.

Celebrate the unique sound and development of Afro Cuban Jazz with musician Oscar Feldman. An innovative sound that shook up jazz 70 years ago, Cuban and jazz music have maintained a healthy marriage through the political challenges of the past 50 years.

Bay Burger is located at 1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Beatles Tribute Weekend  

Bay Street Theater presents “A Tribute To The Beatles: George Harrison’s 75th Birthday Celebration” on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. 

The tribute concert marks Bay Street Theater's 5th Annual Beatles weekend. This year, the focus turns to the music of "The Quiet Beatle," George Harrison, on what would have been his 75th Birthday month. Expect to hear some of George's most memorable Beatles-era tunes as well as highlights from his 1971 solo album, “ALL THINGS MUST PASS.” Rounding out the concert will be songs from Harrison's post-Beatles career. The musical line up includes Dave Giacone, Fred Gilde, Mick Hargreaves, Dan Koontz, Jeff Levitt and Howard Silverman. Produced by Joe Lauro with musical director Michael Schiano.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of event. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Photo by Walter Petrule. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.


Film Screening at Guild Hall 

Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall presents “NOW SHOWING: NOVITIATE” on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6 p.m.

NOVITIATE” (USA, 2017, 118 minutes) is directed by Maggie Betts. Drawn in by the prospect of a higher calling despite her non-religious upbringing, Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), a teenager growing up in the early 1960s,  finds herself among a group of young women who have devoted themselves to a training program within The Sisters of Blessed Rose convent. While their devotion is contrasted against the harsh realities of religious life, the sudden announcement of Pope John XXIII’s Second Vatican Council provides a new question for both the students and their Mother Superior (Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo).

Tickets are $15 and $12 for Guild Hall and HIFF Members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Art Barre with Peconic Ballet Theatre

North Fork Community Theatre and Peconic Ballet Theatre presents “Art Barre” on Saturday, February 10 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Peconic Ballet Theatre will perform works ranging from classical ballet to jazz and modern dance. Guests may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and view art and historical NFCT displays in the side gallery.

Tickets are $15. NFCT donors are invited free of charge. To reserve a seat, call Mary Motto Kalich at 917-334-6639. North Fork Community Theatre is located at 12700 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952.

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Winter Lecture Series Kicks off at Madoo

The Madoo Conservancy presents the “Winter Lecture Series: Our Waterways: Stacy Paetzel” on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at noon in the Summer Studio. The talk will be held in the recently restored 1740 barn followed by a reception in the adjacent summerhouse.

The Winter Lecture series presents three talks with leading landscape architects, who will discuss their experience working in the bays, ponds, and oceanfront of the East End of Long Island. Each of the three talks will be moderated by Rachel Gruzen, MEM, LEED AP, an environmental planning consultant and educator. Gruzen currently coordinates The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee, an alliance of Eastern Long Island municipalities and agencies addressing water quality.

Sunday's Lecture features Stacy Paetzel, RLA Marshall Paetzel Landscape Architecture. Paetzel is a founder and principal of the Mattituck-based firm, which focuses on recreating and enhancing the natural beauty through site designs that incorporate habitat creation and native plantings.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Future lectures will be held on February 18 and March 11 at noon. Tickets for all three lectures are $50 for Madoo members and $65 for non-members. Madoo Conservancy is located at 618 Sagg Main St, Sagaponack, NY 11962.

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"Untitled" by Robert Dash, 1962. Oil on linen. Collection the Madoo Conservancy.



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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