Theater, watching artists at work, Madoo in photographs, workshops and more things to do make our list for the top things to do this weekend in The Hamptons. Already sold out is an art opening music night in Orient with the one-night only performance of "Vivian's Music, 1969" by Monica Bauer, taking place on Thursday night (February 7, 2019) at Guild Hall. Continue reading for our picks of the best events taking place through February 10, 2019 on the East End of Long Island.

1.  Theater - A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" Opens

"Love Letters" opens on Friday, February 8, 2019 and runs through Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Southampton Cultural Center (SCC). Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on the stage of  SCC's The Levitas Center for the Arts.

"Love Letters" relays the life-long relationship between two childhood friends who began writing to each other and childhood and continue the practice throughout their lives.

General admission is $25 and $12 for students with ID. Group rates are available. Brunch & Theater packages are $45 to $55 at Fellingham's or Claude's. Dinner & Theater packages are $69 at Claude's or Plaza. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 631-287-4377. Reservations are encouraged. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY (across from Agawam Park in Southampton Village). ww.scc-arts.org.

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For a preview, visit "Love Letters" Returns in Time to Celebrate Lasting (and complicated) Love"

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Actors Catherine Maloney and Daniel Becker with Director, Michael Disher of "Love Letter". Photos: Dane DuPuis. Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.

Actors Catherine Maloney and Daniel Becker with Director, Michael Disher of "Love Letter". Photos: Dane DuPuis. Courtesy of Southampton Cultural Center.

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2.  Photorealism Gallery Talk

The artists and themes of the Photorealist movement will be discussed in a Gallery Talk at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday, February 8, at 6 p.m. The talk features Museum Director Terrie Sultan, Photorealist artist Yigal Ozeri, whose work is currently on view, and Louis K. Meisel, Photorealism expert who coined the term in 1969.

The talk takes place in the gallery featuring Photorealist works as part of the permanent collection exhibition "Every Picture Tells a Story."

Admission is $12 or free for museum members, children and students. Space is limited and reservations are required and can be made by clicking here. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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Breakfast at the Fairmont"by Bertrand Meniel, 2009. Acrylic on linen, 38 1/2 x 71 1/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

Breakfast at the Fairmont"by Bertrand Meniel, 2009. Acrylic on linen, 38 1/2 x 71 1/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

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3.  Artist Studios Gathered

Southampton Arts Center is taking the driving out of the equation in visiting artists studio for its new event-exhibition "Take Over! Artists in Residence." The experiential presentation has an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Artists "taking over" the Southampton Art Center's gallery spaces are Hamptons and East End artists Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller and Jeff Muhs. Curated by SAC Director Amy Kirwin. Also opening is "Handoff: Weaving in Space" organized by Christine Sciulli and Bastienne Schmidt. Both continue on view through March 24, 2019.

The Opening Reception is free. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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"Octopus Garden" by Ruby Jackson. Glitter Glue, 24 x 30 x 9 inches. Photo by Gary Mamay. Courtesy of the artist.

"Octopus Garden" by Ruby Jackson. Glitter Glue, 24 x 30 x 9 inches. Photo by Gary Mamay. Courtesy of the artist.

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4.  Make Your Own Jewelry for Valentine's Day

Southampton Historical Society is offering a special jewelry workshop just in time for Valentine's Day. On Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants can make a heart pendant with Master Jeweler Eric Messin.

Four participants only will be accepted into the workshop. The cost is $150 per person and includes all materials. Want a longer view? Jewelry Making Classes start in March with Messin. Click here for details.

The Valentine's Day workshop takes place at Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton Village, NY 11968. To register, call the Southampton Historical Museum at 631-283-2494.

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5.  Madoo Gardens through Time & in Photographs

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons teams up with Madoo Conservancy to present an illustrated lecture "Madoo, A History in Photographs: Celebrating 25 Years as a Public Gardens," presented by Madoo Director Alejandro Saralegui, on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House in Bridgehampton, NY. 

Madoo's history will be relayed through photographs taken by founder and artist Robert Dash and professional photographers Derek Fell, Mick Hales, Rameshwar Das, Hans Namuth, Erica Lennard, Rob Cardillo, Georgia Oetker and others. Refreshments served following the lecture.

Admission is free for Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons and $10 for non-members. The Bridgehampton Community House is located at 2357 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.hahgarden.org.

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