Author events, film screening and conversation, live music and artists at work made our list of the best things to do this weekend in The Hamptons through March 3, 2019. Read on to discover fun events to attend this weekend on the East End.

1.  Watch Art in Process or Chat with Artists

Southampton Art Center (SAC) presents open studio days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 to 3, 2019, from noon to 6 p.m. daily, with exhibiting artists in residency as part of the exhibition "TAKEOVER! Artists in Residency." Part exhibition, part working artist studio space, the show allows visitors to witness the creative process first hand while watching artists work on art-in-process or chatting about what's presented in each unique space.

Artists scheduled to be on hand are Laurie Lambrecht (Friday and Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. daily); Kara Hoblin (Friday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.); Ruby Jackson (Friday-Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. daily) and Jerome Lucani (Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)

Suggested Donation is $5 or Free for 12 years old and younger. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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2.  Festive Author Readings & Book Signings

The Hamptons Bedside Authors Weekend Reading is being held Friday to Sunday, March 1 - 3, 2019  at five locations set in historic inns from Water Mill to East Hampton with a different author plus refreshments offered at each stop. The Literary event kicks off on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Topping Rose with a Cocktail Welcome and featuring author Amy Impellizzeri and her book Whey We lie.

On Saturday, White Fences Inn hosts a Tea Tasting and Kristy Woodson Harvey's "The Secret to Southern Charm" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and picks up at the 1770 House from 2 to 4 p.m. with a Coffee Break and author Amy Reichert's "The Optimists Guide to Letting Go." Saturday wraps up at the Baker House with a splash of Champagne and author Kelly Simmons's "The Fifth of July." On Sunday, a "Farewell Signing" takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at The Maidstone with light refreshments and Sandra Block's "What Happened That Night."

A package is available for $150 and features all books plus a $100 dining credit. Alternatively, admission is free for all events with books available at the signing (with a 15% discount, courtesy of BookHampton). Click here for details.

Love books but busy this weekend? Consider BookHampton's Book Club, launching on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Maidstone. This month's book is "The Age of Light" by Whitney Scharer. Book Club Meetings continue the first Tuesday of each month. Click here for details.

3.  Moody Blues Lead Singer Takes Bay Street Theater Stage

Bay Street Theater presents "Denny Laine" in concert on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Denny Laine is best known as the original guitarist and Lead Singer of The Moody Blues (1964 to 1966) and as the co-founder of Wings with Paul McCartney, and was a constants in the group, along with Paul and Linda McCartney, from 1971 through 1981.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by clicking here. Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Denny Laine performs. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

Denny Laine performs. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.


4.  Film Screening Plus Jules Feiffer in Conversation

Sag Harbor Cinema and Southampton Arts Center team up to present the screening of "Little Murders" followed by a Conversation featuring Jules Feiffer and Sag Harbor Cinema Head of Programming Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Directed by Alan Arkin in 1971, "Little Murders" stars Elliot Gould, Marcia Rodd, Vincent Gardenia, Elizabeth Wilson, Doris Robert, Donald Sutherland and Lou Jacobi. Set in a nightmarish New York City, "Little Murders" sees fashion photographer Alfred Chamberlain (Elliot Gould)’s life altered when he meets the dysfunctional family of his newest girlfriend - an interior designer who saved him from being mugged by street thugs.

"Little Murders" was Jules Feiffer’s first screenplay and was based upon the off-Broadway Alan Arkin production of his play. Later, that same year, the Mike Nichols production of Feiffer's second screenplay, Carnal Knowledge was released.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for SAC members. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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