Our picks this week for East End event highlights include author talks, a foreign film screening, live music and artist project presentations at Watermill Center. Also making our list are live music and a bookbinding workshop. Read on for details for things to do this week and weekend in The Hamptons and North Fork.

Talk on "The Rise of Wine on Long Island" with Author

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum presents “BOOK & BOTTLE: Featuring Eileen M. Duffy on “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island,” on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Once a rural region famed for its duck and potatoes, Long Island has carved out an outstanding wine country since 1973, rising to become a leader in the worldwide winemaking community. Edible East End editor, Eileen M. Duffy will profile Long Island wine makers and wineries that have received this high distinction and discuss the story of the region's birth.

Tickets are free for members and $5 for non-members. Includes book sale and signing, wine and cheese, and admission to current exhibits. RSVP by calling: 631-727-2881 x100. Suffolk County Historical Society Museum is located at 300 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Writers Speak at Baron’s Cove

Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing & Literature presents “Writers Speak” on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, NY.

The Hamptons have a history of serving as inspiration for some of the greatest American authors. Stony Brook Southampton offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, helping to cultivate the next generation of great American writers. Author readings during this first off-campus literature event include poet Star Black; novelist, short story writer and essayist Susan Scarf Merrell; author and  Southampton Review Editor-in-Chief Lou Ann Walker; short fiction and creative nonfiction writer Emily Smith Gilbert; and Christian McLean, the Director of Summer and Special Programming at Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.

Baron’s Cove is located at 31 W Water St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.stonybrook.edu/southampton.

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Screenings of the Foreign Language Film “The Square”

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents the film screenings of “The Square” on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4 p.m.

The Square” (English, Swedish & Danish | R | 142m), directed by Ruben Östlund, has been Oscar Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. This Academy Award nominated film follows a prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator as he finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

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

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Johnny Cash Hits Performed by Philip Bauer

Bay Street Theater presents “Johnny Cash Hits with Philip Bauer “ on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.

A night of Johnny Cash hits performed by Philip Bauer, who has taken his tribute concert all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. Songs performed will include “Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire.”

Tickets are $35. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Learn Book Binding Basics

Hallockville Museum Farm presents “Book Binding Basics with Ash & Elm Press” on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Join Arielle Hessler for her hands-on class to learn the art of bookbinding. This introductory class will teach basic bookbinding skills through simple binding styles. This workshop will cover the materials used in bookbinding, as well as the best practices for folding and cutting paper, using bookbinding tools, and different types of sewing methods, in addition to learning how to bind simple books.

Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Advanced registration required. Ages 16 and over. Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.hallockville.com.

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In Process @ The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center presents “In Process | Jayoung Chung, Molly Joyce, Masako Miki and Hugh Ryan,” on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Watermill Center invites the community to engage with their resident artists through open rehearsals, workshops, studio visits, lectures or artist talks. Artists included in this edition are multi-media artist Jayoung Chung; composer and performer Molly Joyce; artist Masako Miki; and writer, historian and curator Hugh Ryan.

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

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Work by Masako Miki. Courtesy of The Watermill Center.

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East End Things to Do Highlights column 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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