The Hamptons and North Fork have plenty going on this weekend. To help set your schedule, we have narrowed it down to the best options for the weekend. Making our list of top picks for things to do are film screenings, a book talk, performances, art lectures and more. One highlight that is not to be missed is LongHouse Reserve's "Rites of Spring" event. This year, the annual seasonal launch will be capped off with a dedication ceremony for their Amphitheater. Read on for the full list showcasing the best the Hamptons and North Fork have to offer through April 29, 2018.

Film on van Gogh’s Life and Death

The Hamptons International Film Festival presents “NOW SHOWING: Loving Vincent,” on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. The film will be screened at the Southampton Arts Center.

Loving Vincent” (Poland/UK, 2017, 94 minutes), is the 2017 biographical and animated painted drama about the life and death of Vincent van Gogh. Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas created by a team of 115 painters who use the same technique as the famed artist. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

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

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Still from "Loving Vincent." Courtesy of HIFF.


Greek Restaurant Owner Discusses New Book 

The Suffolk County Historical Society presents "BOOK & BOTTLE: featuring George Giannaris on 'Ferry Tales II: When Hellenic Freezes Over,'" on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Hellenic owner and author George Giannaris will sign copies of his new book and share the local history of his family's East Marion restaurant, along with recipes and short stories.

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

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The Vagina Monologues

The Southampton Arts Center presents "Encore Performances of The Vagina Monologues," on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Performances will be held at 2 and 7 p.m.

"The Vagina Monologues," Eve Ensler’s Obie award-winning tour of a forbidden zone, introduces a gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who liked to look at it. Proceeds will benefit The Retreat.

Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968.

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LongHouse Opens for Spring & Dedicates Amphitheater

LongHouse Reserve presents "Rites of Spring 2018" on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 2 to p.m. The "Dedication of Amphitheater to Edward Albee" will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The annual season opener, "Rites of Spring," showcases the new art on display in the gardens and opens the grounds officially for the season. View new sculpture from artists such as Orly Genger, Judith Shea and Alyson Shotz, as well as pieces from the permanent collection in different areas. Tickets are $15 and members are free. Click here for event details.

In what would have been Edward Albee's 90th birth year, LongHouse will dedicate their Amphitheater to the memory of several Albee performances held at LongHouse. At 5:30 p.m., assemble in the Pavilion for a dedication by actors Jane Alexander, Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin. The event coincides with the launch of the Edward Albee Memorial Fund for art purchases. The event then turns to the dramatic with a screening of readings Albee and Elaine Stritch that was filmed in 2001, the day he received his LongHouse Award. Tickets are $15 and members are free. Click here for event details.

LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937.


Dedication of Amphitheater to Edward Albee. Courtesy of LongHouse Reserve.


Meet the Winners of Guild Hall's 80th Annual Artist Members Exhibition

Guild Hall presents "Meet the Winners of the 80th Annual Members Exhibition" on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Meet the winners of the 2018 Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. This year's exhibition--open to all members of Guild Hall--was judged by Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem, who selected artwork winners in multiple categories. The Artist Members Exhibition is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. The exhibition features over 400 works in every medium. It remains on view through May 19, 2018.

Admission is free. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Nazi-Looted Art Lecture

The Amagansett Free Library presents "From Murder To Museums: Current Controversies Over Nazi-Looted Art," on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. The talk will be held in the Community Room.

Join Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in copyright litigation and Nazi art looting, for an overview of art theft during the Second World War and a look at how the sale of stolen works bankrolled large parts of the Nazi war machine. By exploring past and ongoing cases, Mr. Dowd will discuss laws that were passed to address the looting, and will examine the extent to which those laws have been successful in securing the return of stolen art to its rightful owners.

The Amagansett Free Library is located at 215 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930 .

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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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