A wide array of film screenings are taking place across The Hamptons this week. Our top picks include a documentary on a Paraguayan musical group using unusual instruments, a dramatic romance set in Northern Italy and a program of Academy Award-Nominated short films. Also taking place this week on the North Fork and South Fork are a celebration of African American and Native American music; a wine tour and barrel tasting; and the launch of a new traveling pop-up art series.

Screening of Documentary “Landfill Harmonic” 

The Parrish Art Museum presents “Family Night Film, Landfill Harmonic” on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Landfill Harmonic” (NR, 85 minutes, 2015), is a documentary that follows the journey of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film, directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, co-directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Free with Museum admission, pre-registration is required. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Photo Courtesy "Landfill Harmonic" and The Parrish Art Museum.


“Call Me By Your Name” Screens This Weekend

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents three screenings of “Call Me By Your Name” on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 24 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Call Me By Your Name” (R | 132min | English) is directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory. In Northern Italy in the summer of 1983, Elio Perlman, (Timothée Chalamet) is a 17-year-old American spending his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing music. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the summer intern to assist Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), a professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver begin to experience a summer that will alter their lives.

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

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Academy Award Nominated Shorts 

Hamptons International Film Festival presents “Academy Award-Nominated Shorts” in two distinct programs held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Bay Street Theater. Oscar Nominated Films for Best Animated Shorts will screen at noon and 4 p.m., and Live Actions Shorts will screen at 1:30 and 5 p.m. 

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures, presents the opportunity to watch all of the new Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film. Watch the nominated shorts before the 90th Annual Academy Awards airs on​ Sunday, March 4, 2018. All films for Best Animated Shorts are rated R while films in the Live Action Shorts program are all rated PG.

Tickets are $15 per screening or $25 for double feature including one of each program. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org. www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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BOOK & BOTTLE Discussion Series 

The Suffolk County Historical Society presents “BOOK & BOTTLE: Sandi Brewster-Walker on Long Island Whalers of Color” on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. 

Long Island Indigenous People Museum Executive Director Sandi Brewster-Walker, will discuss whaling captains and crews of color on the Long Island Sound, highlighting the genealogies and experiences of the local men who hunted whales during the peak years of 1840 to 1860.

Tickets are $5 and members are free. Includes light refreshments and admission to current exhibits. RSVP by calling 631-727-2881 x100. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Wölffer Estate Vineyard VIP Tour & Barrel Tasting  

Wölffer Estate Vineyard presents a “VIP Tour and Barrel Tasting” on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. 

Enjoy an intimate tour of the Wölffer Estate Vineyard cellar and wine library, and taste barrel samples of their aging wines.

Tickets are $35 per person for general admission and $25 for Wölffer Wine Club members. Only 20 tickets available. The event will also be held on March 3 and March 10, 2018. Wölffer Estate Vineyard 139 Sagg Road Sagaponack, NY 11962. www.wolffer.com.

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Courtesy of Wölffer Estate Vineyard.


Southampton Contemporary Art Pop-Up Exhibition 

Iron Gate East presents “Ghosts of the Inanimate” on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club. A Meet the Artists Chat with all three exhibiting artists will be held at 5:30 p.m. and be followed by DJ music and drinks. The exhibition will continue on view by appointment only through March 25, 2018.

“Ghosts of the Inanimate” will present new works by American artist Caleb Freese, Belgian-American artist Hedwig Brouckaert and South Korean-American artist Jourdain Jongwon Lee. This exhibition marks the launch of a new traveling pop-up series, aiming to bring access to contemporary art programming to the East End of Long Island.

Southampton Social Club is located at 256 Elm St, Southampton, NY 11968. For exhibition information, visit www.irongateeast.com.

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Black History Panel & Musical Presentation: "Lift Your Voices: A Celebration of Music, Culture & Tradition

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the Eastville Community Historical Society partner to present the Fourth annual Black History Month event "Lift Your Voices: A Celebration of Music, Culture & Tradition" on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bay Street Theater.

The program consists of a panel discussion on the musical history and traditions from diverse communities including African American and Native American cultures. Panelists will explore the intersection and interconnections of musical genres and how cultures and traditions merge creating a universal language of music from Gospel to Blues and Jazz, and from Roots music to tribal rhythms. Musical presentations are part of the event. A reception will immediately follow featuring light snacks and a cash bar.

Panelists include Henry Maxwell Letcher II, an East End Jazz DJ, musician and jazz historian, Shane Weeks, member of the Shinnecock Nation, drummer and musician, and Karl Schwarz, a member of the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band, a traditional blues and gospel musician. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director of Eastville Community Historical Society.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org

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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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