This week in The Hamptons and North Fork, there's theater to enjoy, plenty of film screenings, live music, adventures of a shark hunter and more. On this week's list of things to do this weekend, catch the first performances of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" or documentaries on Grace Jones, young women coming of age in India or lighten up with a drama by Spike Lee. Read on for our picks of top events taking place across the East End through March 18, 2018.

Romeo and Juliet Performances at Guild Hall 

Guild Hall presents “William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,” from March 14 through 25, 2018. Performances will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and on Friday through Sunday at 7 p.m.

This edgy and contemporary interpretation of “Romeo & Juliet,” features a cast of twenty-one actors ranging from high school students to 20-something recent conservatory graduates as well as a few veteran Actor’s Equity professionals thrown into the mix. All will come together on a stage backlit by projections and drenched in the post-punk score, to re-tell a story that we think we know so well. Directed by Josh Gladstone.

Tickets are $25, $23 for members and $10 for students. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Romeo and Juliet. Courtesy of Guild Hall.


Film Screening at Southampton Arts Center

Southampton Arts Center presents “Best of Fest: A Suitable Girl,” on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6 p.m.

“A Suitable Girl” (India/USA | 2017 | 94 min), directed by Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra, follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Ritu, Dipti and Amrita represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in the urban cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not. Yet their lives take a dramatic turn when the pressure to settle down and get married hits.

Tickets are $10. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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Live Music by HooDoo Loungers

The Greenport American Legion presents “FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MARDI GRAS PARTY,” on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy and evening of music and comedy by the HooDoo Loungers, with a Mardi Gras themed costume parade with gowns by Taffi Laing.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets call 631-333-2644 or click here. Tickets will also be available at Front Street Station, Southold Automotive Corp. (Auto Repair of Southold), Vines & Branches, Carla Oberlander Olive Studio and the Greenport American Legion.

The Greenport American Legion is located at 121 3rd St, Greenport, NY 11944.

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Talk with Montauk Native, Captain Pat Mundus

The Montauk Library will present the talk “From Montauk to the High Seas,” on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

A native of Montauk, Pat Mundus, daughter of legendary shark-hunter, Frank Mundus, went from being a dock-rat to a deck officer on oil tankers. Her career took her around the world, often as the only female aboard ship. Currently a Greenport resident running her own yacht chartering business, Captain Mundus has plenty of sea tales to share.

The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway in Montauk, NY 11954.

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Grace Jones Documentary Screens

Hamptons International Film Festival and Bay Street Theater presents the screening of “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bambi,” on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1 p.m.

This journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject.

Tickets are $15. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Image of Grace Jones. Courtesy of Hamptons International Film Festival and Bay Street Theater.


Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” Screens 

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center presents “THE AMERICAN VALUES series: Do the Right Thing,” on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. The screening will be held at the Pierson High School auditorium in Sag Harbor, NY. Ashley Clark, the senior programmer of cinema at BAM in Brooklyn, is the special guest.

A handful of characters, a single Brooklyn block, the hottest day of the year — in 1989, Spike Lee extracted from this microcosm what remains one of his most provocative and most inventive works to date: a hip hop opera on race relations, urban survival, violence and Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. Highly controversial prior to its release, “Do the Right Thing,” with its blend of painterly hyperrealism and Brechtian cool, was embraced by both audience and critics alike.

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

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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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