Film screenings, live music and artist presentations are prominent among our picks of the best things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and North Fork. Taking place through December 16, 2018, expect to find film, a portrait demonstration, live music and artist in residency projects.

1.  Keith Sonnier In Person & In Film

Parrish Art Museum screens a short documentary on Keith Sonnier followed by a discussion with the artist, filmmaker Lana Jokel and Alicia Longwell, Parrish Chief Curator on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6 p.m.

The film "Keith Sonnier--Sketches to Neon" by Jokel reveals the creative process of Sonnier whose work is currently the subject of a solo show at the museum. Filmed at two location, the documentary follows Sonnier to a local auto body shop where the artist transforms a 1950s Oldsmobile into a sculpture and then to his Bridgehampton studio.

Admission is free for museum members and $12 for non-members. Click here to reserve. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.

2.  Portrait Technique Demonstration & Artist Talk

Contemporary realism artist Daniel Sprick hosts an Artist Talk and demonstration of his portrait painting technique on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. at MM Fine Art in Southampton, NY

The renowned artist is exhibiting his art at the gallery as part of the group show "Contemporary Realism" which also presents art by masters Bo Barlett, Jeanne Duvall, Sean Henry and others.

Admission is free. RSVP can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 631-259-2274. MM Fine Art is located at 4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968.


Daniel Sprick painting a portrait. Courtesy MM Fine Art.

Daniel Sprick painting a portrait. Courtesy MM Fine Art.


3.  "The Madness of George III" Screens at Guild Hall

Guild Hall holds a screening of National Theatre Live's "The Madness of George III" on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7 p.m. 

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas during the  National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

Written by British playwright Alan Bennett (The History BoysThe Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film, following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (SherlockWolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and StaceyUpstairs DownstairsAfter the Dance). 

General Admission Tickets are $18 or $16 for Guild Hall Members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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British actor and screenwriter, Mark Gatiss portrays King George III in National Theatre Live's "Madness of George III". Courtesy of Guild Hall.

British actor and screenwriter, Mark Gatiss portrays King George III in National Theatre Live's "Madness of George III". Courtesy of Guild Hall.


4.  Watermill Artist Residency Presentations

Watermill Center artists in residency John Stintzi, Tercer Abstracto, and Joe Zorrilla present their projects in process on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

To read about the artists, click here. Admission is free. Reservations requested and can be made by clicking here. The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Watermill, NY 11976.

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5. Live Hip-La-Jaz Performance at Southampton Art Center

The Jam Session Presents the "Tongue and Groove Edition" at Southampton Arts Center on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.

The concert, which features Hip Hop artist, rapper, human beat boxer Baba Israel, combines musical forces with an all-star lineup of jazz musicians for a night of genre fusion. Baba Israel performs on vocals/human Beat Box; Ada Rovatti on saxophone; Bill O’Connell on piano; Santi Debriano on bass; and Claes Brondal on drums.

Admission is $20 or $15 for Friends of SAC or $10 for Students. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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6.  French American Opera Joins Southold Opera in Song

The Southold Opera Chorus and the Southold Historical Society present "Christmas at Southold Opera" on Sunday December 16, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Southold Historical Society.

The Holiday Concert features the French American Choir of New York, the Southold Opera Choir and soloist singers of the Southold Opera. The concert is conducted by Anne-Julia Audray.

Tickets are $45 (premium seats | front row), $35 (general admission), $25 (seniors 65+) and $15 (children and students). Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at Ye Olde Party Shoppe in Southold. The Southold Opera House is located at 53930 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971.

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