Film screenings dominate this weekend's choices for the top things to do in The Hamptons. Documentaries capturing historic rock concert, a beloved opera and well as capturing a slice of life on the American West. Mix things up with a live rock concert, the examination of a painting or an gallery reception. All events take place through Sunday, February 3, 2019.

1.  Film & Drinks featuring "Monterey Pop"

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center launches its new series Toasted Thursdays on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. with a screening of "Monterey Pop" and discounted drinks.

The documentary captures the first Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967, the beginning of the Summer of Love, featuring performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, the Who, The Byrds, and more. Shot by D. A. Pennebaker in his signature verite style.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by clicking here. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.whbpac.org.

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2.  Bizet’s Carmen – The Met: Live in HD

Guild Hall screens Bizet’s Carmen as part of The Met: Live in HD series on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her 2017 portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress with tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production which has been a Met favorite since its premiere in 2009.

Georges Bizet (1838–1875) was known as a brilliant student and prodigy, but his works only found lasting success after his untimely death—most notably Carmen, which premiered three months before he died. The libretto is based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870), a French dramatist, historian, and archaeologist with the opera taking place in and around Seville.

Tickets are $22 or $20 for Guild Hall members and can be purchased by clicking here. Also available at Guild Hall Box office during museum hours or two hours before screening. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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3.  Film Screening and Composer Talk

Guild Hall screens “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” followed by a Q&A with composer Carter Burwell on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6 p.m.

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (France, 2018, 133 minutes) is a six-part Western anthology film featuring a series of tales about the American frontier told through filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West. Following the film, Academy Award-nominated Composer Carter Burwell takes the stage to discuss the film with the audience. Presented in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for Guild Hall Members. Click here to purchase. Also available at Guild Hall Box office during museum hours or two hours before screening. Free Student Rush Tickets are available. Click here for details. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Film still from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs." Courtesy of Guild Hall.

Film still from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs." Courtesy of Guild Hall.

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4.  David Salle Painting Examined for Biblical Narratives

The Parrish Art Museum presents Rabbi David Whiman and Museum Director Terrie Sultan in an in-depth gallery talk on David Salle’s large-scale paintings, After Michelangelo (2005–2006), inspired by the Sistine Chapel, on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6 p.m.

The paintings—The CreationThe Flood, and The Last Judgment—are currently on view in the museum’s permanent collection exhibition “Every Picture Tells a Story.” This is the first tie the paintings have been exhibited in the United States. Click here for more.

Rabbi Whiman teaches a course entitled The Bible as Literature at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library which examines the Old Testament from an exclusively literary point of view. The conversation at the Parrish will focus on the Biblical narratives depicted in Salle’s paintings and the artist’s contemporary interpretation.

Admission is $12 or free for museum members. Click here to purchase or reserve a spot. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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5.  HooDoo Loungers Anniversary Concert

The HooDoo Loungers take the Bay Street stage for a special 10th Anniversary concert on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8 p.m.

The HooDoo Loungers played their first show in the winter of 2009 at Bay Street and the popular group returns to perform a special 10th Anniversary concert and party on Saturday night. Expect to hear new original music from the band’s recent release “HEAD & HEART & HIPS" as well as tunes from recent tribute concerts to Sly & the Family Stone and Aretha Franklin.

The evening will also feature special guests including Morris Goldberg, who played sax and penny whistle on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Dancing is permitted, and the view of the stage may be partially obstructed from the first rows of seating.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by clicking here.  Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY 11932. www.baystreet.org.

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HooDoo Loungers in performance. Photo by Michael Heller. Courtesy Bay Street Theater.

HooDoo Loungers in performance. Photo by Michael Heller. Courtesy Bay Street Theater.

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Things to Do Extra

Gallery Receptions are slim pickings in the winter in The Hamptons and East End at large. This Saturday, head to Kathryn Markel Fine Art in Bridgehampton, NY where Arlene Bujeses curated a group show of area talent in the gallery. Click here for an artist list and details. The Opening Reception is Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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