New plays, classical music, film and artist talks provide an engaging weekend in The Hamptons. All take place through May 5, 2019. Read on for our picks of the best things to do this weekend in The Hamptons.

Festival of New Plays

Bay Street Theatre presents its annual new Works Festival from May 3 -5, 2019 (Friday to Sunday) at the Sag Harbor theater.

New plays are presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The line up includes the historical-inspired drama "My Lord, What a Night" by Deborah Brevoort; a futuristic-based story of sisters "Walden" by Amy Berryman; a story of the meeting of iconic music stars "Delmonico" by Jack Canfora; and wraps up with the fractured fairytale musical "Bliss" by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie.

Admission is free with reservations required as performances sell out. Click here to reserve. Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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RISING CLASSICAL TALENT

The Parrish Art Museum hosts the New World Symphony on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the group's only Long Island appearance.

In a rare performance outside its home base in Miami, a New World Symphony (NWS) ensemble performs works by works by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) and three modern Czech composers as part of its Salon Series.

NWS, America’s Orchestral Academy, prepares the most accomplished students from leading undergraduate and graduate music programs worldwide for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. The ensemble appearing at the Parrish features graduates of music programs at Carnegie Mellon University, The Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Oberlin College, Princeton University, Yale School of Music, and others.

Tickets are $50 or $35 for museum members, students and children. Click here to purchase. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montuak Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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NOTE: This event has already sold out but there is a Waiting List. Seats not claimed by 6:20 p.m. will be released to the wait list.

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New World Symphony performs. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

New World Symphony performs. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

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Degas on Film

The Hamptons International Film Festival screens "DEGAS: Passion for Perfection" on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

The documentary journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, the film tells the story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Directed by David Bickerstaff. Running Time is 85 minutes.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for Friends of SAC or HIFF Members. Southampton Arts Center is located at Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonartscenter.org.

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"The Public" by Emilio Estevez

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center screens the drama "The Public" by Emilio Estevez on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. 

Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, the film stars Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jena Malone. Set in downtown Cincinnati, an unusually bitter Arctic blast becomes the cataylsit for a David versus Goliath story pitting the homeless against the police heightened by media speculation on what the real story is after a group of people stage a sit-in at a public library.

The film is rated PG-13 and has a 122 minute Running Time.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $12 for seniors and $8 for film members. Click here to purchase. WHBPAC is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. www.whbpac.org.

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Artist Talks at Guild Hall

Exhibiting Artists Christine Christine and Yung Jake give Gallery Talks this weekend in support of their respective solo shows. Sciulli and Christina Strassfield engage in conversation on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. Yung Jake discusses his work on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. with gallerist and sibling Tripoli Patterson and Katherine McMahon of ARTNews.

"Christine Sciulli: Phosphene Dreams" and "Yung Jake: cartoons" is on view from April 20 to May 27, 2019 at the East Hampton museum.

Admission is free with reservations encouraged. Click here to register. Guild Hall is located at

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Classical Concert at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

The Rites of Spring Music Festival arrives at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge in Quogue, NY on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. to present a site-inspired concert and art installation.

"Nature’s Sounds" combines a live music performance by a trio of musicians led by the Down Beat, multi-nominated best trombonist, Ray Anderson with Giovanni Perez on flute and percussion and Jay Rozen on tuba and little instruments. On view will be the nature art and sound installation, The Nest, made in collaboration with environmental artist Toni Valderrama.

Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door with Student tickets $10 for ages 13 to 18 and free 12 and under. Click here to purchase. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is located at 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY 11959.

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Ray Anderson performs in the Rites of Spring Music Festival's "Natural Sounds" concert at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on May 5, 2019. Courtesy Rites of Spring Music Festival.

Ray Anderson performs in the Rites of Spring Music Festival's "Natural Sounds" concert at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on May 5, 2019. Courtesy Rites of Spring Music Festival.

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