Film, an artist participatory project, live music, book signings and more make our list of the best things to do in The Hamptons through December 23, 2018. Read on to discover the options this week and weekend on the East End of Long Island.

Conceptual Chalkboard Art Experience

North Fork chalk artist Kara Hoblin leads participants in the conceptual art project "BIG ERASE" on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

Led by chalk artist Kara Hoblin, participants will make a drawing in chalk and then erase as a way of letting go of unwanted attachments. Hoblin leads by example and plans to erase a selection of her large chalk drawings during "The Big Erase." Live music by Julia King and refreshments complete the experience.

Admission is free. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

Artist Kara Hoblin. Courtesy Southampton Arts Center.

Artist Kara Hoblin. Courtesy Southampton Arts Center.


Documentary Screening: Unlikely Rise of an Artist Collective

The Parrish Art Museum screens the film "Meow Wolf: Origin Story" on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 6 p.m. 

The documentary recalls the unlikely rise of an artist collective into a multi-million dollar enterprise after attracting the support of Game of Thrones author and creator George R.R. Martin.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and free for museum members, students and children under 18. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Candlelight Fridays at Wolffer

Musician Steve Shaughnessy is the featured performer for this week's "Candlelight Fridays in the Tasting Room" at Wolffer Estate Vineyard on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Wines by the glass and bottle plus cheese and charcuterie plates are available for purchase.

Admission is free with no reservations needed. Wolffer Estate Vineyard is located at 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962.

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Film Series Kick Off

"Maria by Callas" is the first film in the 2018-19 series "NOW SHOWING" screening on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater.

Co-presented by Guild Hall and the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), "NOW SHOWING" features notable films currently in theaters but not slated for the East End. "Maria by Callas" traces the career and private life of celebrated opera singer Maria Callas though rare live footage, interviews, archival footage and personal recordings. Directed by Tom Volf.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for HIFF and Guild Hall members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.
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Opera Singer Maria Callas. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Opera Singer Maria Callas. Courtesy Guild Hall.


Book Signings by an Illustrator & a Magician

Two family-friendly authors will sign books at Romany Kramoris Gallery on Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 

Illustrator Joyce Brian will sign copies of her book "The Orange Family: A Children's Story of Art & Love" from 1 to 2 p.m. Author and magician Allan Zola Kronzek signs copies of his new book of tricks "Grandpa Magic" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Features step-by-step illustrations for easy learning.
Free admission. Romany Kramoris Gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
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