Taking place throughout the Hamptons and the North Fork are a wide array of events ranging from theater to artist talks. Our highlights for this week include a musical based upon Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown comics, film screenings with talks, an artist exhibition talk and classical music concerts. Read on to discover our picks for the best things to do this week and weekend on the East End.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” the Musical

The North Fork Community Theater presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” the musical based on Charles Schulz’s comics. Performances will be held Thursdays through Sundays from March 8 to 25, 2018. Performances are held at 8 p.m. for shows on Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. A special Opening Night Reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Charles Schulz's comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's 1967 musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn't give her the time of day, blanket-toting Linus giving philosophical witticisms, Snoopy daydreaming in the doghouse, and the "blockhead," himself, Charlie Brown, in rare form.

Tickets are $25. Student rush tickets are $20 and may be available 10 minutes before curtain time. The North Fork Community Theater is located at 12700 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952. www.nfct.com.

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Film Screening of “STEP”

The Southampton Arts Center presents “Best of Fest: STEP,” on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6 p.m. A Q&A and reception with Producer Steven Canto, will follow the screening.

STEP” (Documentary | 2017 | 84 minutes), a film by Amanda Lipitz / A Fox Searchlight Film, is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team from the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams:  to win a step championship and to be accepted into college.

Tickets are $10 and free for students. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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"STEP," a film by Amanda Lipitz / A Fox Searchlight Film. Image courtesy of Southampton Arts Center.

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Gallery Talk with Artist Hiroyuki Hamada 

Guild Hall presents “Gallery Talk with Hiroyuki Hamada” on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Exhibiting artist Hiroyuki Hamada will discuss the works on view in his current Guild Hall solo show,  “Hiroyuki Hamada: Sculptures and Prints.” The exhibition explores the formal elements of texture, light, space and scale in sculpture and drawing and possesses visual references to nature and science.

Free. Register here. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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"B17-22" by Hiroyuki Hamada, 2016. Piezography Print on Archival Cotton Rag, Courtesy of Hiroyuki Hamada.

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BCMF’s 2018 Spring Season Kicks Off

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents “Concerts: Martinů/Mozart/Dvořák” on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. The concert will be held at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

Kicking off BCMF’s 2018 Spring Season is Martinů’s trio from 1944, written after he fled his home for the safety of the United States during WWII. The program then turns to Mozart at his most tumultuous, with his Piano Quartet in G minor, a key the composer saved for his most dramatic works. Continuing the theme, Dvořák’s Op. 87 piano quartet, bristling with intensity and melodies, brings the program to a conclusion. Artists performing include Marya Martin, flute, Orion Weiss, piano, Erin Keefe, violin, Hsin-Yun Huang, viola and Peter Wiley, cello.

Tickets are $40 and $10 for students. The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is located at 2429 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bcmf.org.

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The People vs. Paul Crump Film Screening & Talk  

Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center presents “The People vs. Paul Crump” on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, NY.

Academy Award winning director, William Friedkin will be interviewed via Skype from the West Coast. Friedkin is best known for his Oscar-winning films “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist.” Less known is the fact that Friedkin’s style had its roots in documentary.

Friedkin was 26 years old in 1962 and had never made a film when he became aware of Paul Crump, a fellow Chicagoan who was serving a death sentence for the alleged murder of a security guard during a botched robbery. Friedkin convinced a local TV station to let him tell Crump’s story. The result is “The People vs. Paul Crump,” a film that ended up setting the stage for the true crime documentary genre that has become so popular today.

Register here. Pierson High School is located at 200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborcinema.org.

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Misuzu Tanaka, Solo Pianist Performs

The Montauk Library presents “Concert: Misuzu Tanaka, solo pianist,” on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Misuzu Tanaka returns to the Montauk Library to perform a program of works composed for solo piano: Bach’s “Italian Concerto”; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 and his "Rondo a capriccio” (“Rage Over a Lost Penny”); Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli”; and Leos Janácek’s “1.X.1905.”

Tanaka’s performances have been praised for her speed and sensitivity as well as her high technical level. She is considered an artist of individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and virtuosity, according to the Montauk Library.

The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.

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Misuzu Tanaka, pianist. Photo Credit: Denis Gostev. Courtesy of Misuzu Tanaka.

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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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