An Asian Cultural Festival, artists presentations paired with a chef's lunch and the pleasures of luscious gardens and landscapes are a few of this week's picks of the Top things to do this weekend in The Hamptons and East End. Also on tap are film, theater, live music with star-gazing and talks.

1.  FINAL WEEKEND:  Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” Performed in Quogue 

Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) completes its run of Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” this week with final performances offered Thursday through Sunday. Presented at the Quogue Community Hall in Quogue, Coward’s effervescent 1930s comedy “Private Lives” is considered to be his masterpiece. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“Private Lives” takes a side-splitting look at the volatile chemistry that can draw couples together or split them apart. Sparkling with wit and wisdom, the play opens with once-married Elyot and Amanda now honeymooning at the same hotel with their new spouses. When their paths cross, the old spark is reignited and the two impulsively run away to Paris, only to wonder a few days later whether love, jealousy or anger is the hotter passion.

Performances run through June 9, 2019. Tickets are $30 for Adults; $25 for seniors 65 years and older (excluding Saturday night performances); $20 for those under 35 years, theater industry members and veterans; and $10 for students under 21 years old. Group discounts are available. Click here to purchase.

For a preview, read "Hamptons Theatre Company Welcomes Summer with Noël Coward Masterpiece 'Private Lives'"

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Rebecca Edana, Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Diana Marbury, Matthew Conlon rehearse "Private Lives" performed May 23 to June 9, 2019 by Hampton Theatre Company. Courtesy HTC.

Rebecca Edana, Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Diana Marbury, Matthew Conlon rehearse "Private Lives" performed May 23 to June 9, 2019 by Hampton Theatre Company. Courtesy HTC.

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2.  Landscape Pleasures Weekend

Landscape Pleasures offers a weekend of events from Friday, June 7, 2019 to Sunday, June 10, 2019 with the Parrish Art Museum at its base.

The weekend kicks off with a film screening and talk and continues with a symposium and tour of private gardens plus other fun events (including a cocktail party and workshop). The Film Screening and Talk on Friday is open to the public with the Landscapes Pleasures symposium, garden tour and cocktail party included in a single ticket price of $200 for museum members and $250 for non-members. Click here to purchase and to discover additional sponsorship levels.

Friday's film and talk features the documentary "The Gardens of Piet Oudolf" and is followed by a conversation with Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan and film director Thomas Piper. The event is included with Landscape Pleasure tickets or are $15 for non-museum members and $5 for members, children and students. Click here to register.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

Click here for details and to register.

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Garden on Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, NY, featured on the 2019 Tour. Photo Jason Dewey. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

Garden on Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, NY, featured on the 2019 Tour. Photo Jason Dewey. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

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3.  Asian Culture Celebrated in Dance, Performance & Cuisine  

Southampton Cultural Center hosts the Spring Performing Arts Festival featuring workshops, performance of music and dance plus a "Taste of Asia" Food Reception on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Workshops take place from 3 to 5 p.m.; performance from 5 to 6 p.m. and a Reception from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The Spring Performing Arts Festival, presented by the Asian Cultural Alliance, features a range of Asian cultures in its programming. Highlights include Chinese Lion Dance, Philippine dances, Kong Fu, Guquin music and Chinese Face Changing.

The festival will end with a complimentary “Taste of Asia” food reception which meeting the performance artists and a cooking demonstration of Philippine cuisine.

Admission is $20 and $10 for children and students under 21 years old. Click here to purchase online with tickets available at the door. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

Click here for event details.

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Performance at the Spring Performance Arts Festival at Southampton Cultural Center. Photo courtesy Douglas Elliman.

Performance at the Spring Performance Arts Festival at Southampton Cultural Center. Photo courtesy Douglas Elliman.

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4.  Art & Wellness Tips for Aging Gracefully

Artful Home Care presents a panel discussion on aging gracefully through the arts on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Guild Hall.

"Art for Health: Looking forward to Aging on the East End" features a panel of experts discussing  ways art, music, and different types of wellness programs can enhance the quality of life. Speakers include  The discussion is moderated by Beth McNeil Muhs. and is followed by a Q&B and Reception with light refreshments.

Admission is free

Click here for details.

5.  Flute & Electronica at Custer Observatory

Rites of Spring Concert Series offers its next concert at Custer Observatory on the North Fork on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Featuring flutist Tim Monro and electronica by Chris Cerrone, the concert opens with five short meditative pieces to prepare audience for Cerrone's "Liminal Highway," which takes the audience on more dramatic journey. "Liminal Highway," written for Grammy-winning flutist Tim Monro, evokes the sensation of this moment. Layer upon layer of flute sounds shimmer, pulse and glow, creating a radiantly beautiful sonic mirage. Stargazing will follow if weather permits.

Advance Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and be purchased by clicking here. Tickets at the door are $30. The Custer Observatory is located at 1115 Main Bayview Rd, Southold, NY 11971.

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6.  Artists & Chef's Lunch

Watermill Center hosts the "Artists Table with Chef Jason Weiner" on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at noon.

The event features a farm to table meal presented by chef and Almond's restaurateur Jason Weiner with an intimate presentation by Watermill Center artists-in-residency Cleek Schrey and Afua Ansong.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by clicking here. Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976.

Click here for event details.

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Looking for art openings and gallery events for the weekend? Click here. To discover art on view in The Hamptons, the North Fork and Long Island, visit our Exhibition Finder by clicking here.

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