This weekend promises to be a not-one-to miss one with Guild Hall unveiling its next Summer Show, the Watermill Center opening its doors to the public and reconjuring the magic of its summer benefit, as well as the beloved Authors Night. Check out all the events that made our list of the best things to do this weekend in The Hamptons. All take place through August 11, 2019.

1.  Jacqueline Humphries Discusses New Work at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum and DIA Art Foundation will host a discussion with American painter Jacqueline Humphries along with artists Rachel Harrison and Charline von Heyl on Friday, August 9, 2019,  from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Jacqueline Humphries has tested the limits of abstract painting and explored the effects of ultraviolet light on pigments, creating a body of work specifically intended to be viewed under these conditions. The discussion will focus on her exhibition of new work created specifically for DIA’s Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton. The talk will be moderated by Jessica Morgan, DIA’s Nathalie de Gunzburg Director.

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

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2.  After-Party Following Guild Hall Summer Gala

Guild Hall holds its annual summer benefit on Friday, August 9, 2019. Flinging the doors open to the public for an After-Party, the fun takes place from 9 to 11 p.m.

The After-Party features music spun by DJ Mia Moretti, open bar, sweet and savory treats from Art of Eating, and a wide open dance floor. The Summer Gala is Guild Hall's primary fundraiser to benefit programming at the museum and cultural center. It also serves as a preview for the August exhibition - "ugo rondinone: sunny days."

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by clicking here. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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3.  Meet 100 Authors Signing Books  

East Hampton Library's Authors Night returns for its 15th Annual event on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 5 p.m., in Amagansett's Field 555.

This year's Authors Night will present around 100 authors signing books published across genres. Beneath the tent, expect to find Alec Baldwin, Candace Bushnell, Steven Gambrel, Elizabeth Holtzman, David Itzkoff, Barbara Kavovit, Thomas Maier, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and many more. Click here for the full list.

Authors Night opens with an Authors Reception beneath the grand tent where guests also enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while meeting and mingling with the authors and having books inscribed after purchase. At 8 pm, dinner parties at private homes continue to honor select guest authors.

Tickets are $100 for the Authors Reception only with dinner tickets starting at $300. To purchase, click here or call 631-324-022 or visit the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. The event will be held at the "555" field in Amagansett, NY, located at 555 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY, a bit east of the IGA. www.authorsnight.org.

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4.  Performance Art Open House - Discover Watermill Day

Watermill Center presents a festive and engaging day for the public on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The public can experience some of the performance art that debuted at Watermill Center's Summer Benefit, meet artists from over 30 countries who are part of Watermill Center's International Summer Program as well as explore the interior and exterior landscapes of the Watermill Center. The performance art lab is headed by founder Robert Wilson.

Admission is free. No reservations are required. Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

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Performance at Watermill Center's 2019 Summer Benefit. photo © Chloe Bellemere. Courtesy Watermill Center.

Performance at Watermill Center's 2019 Summer Benefit. photo © Chloe Bellemere. Courtesy Watermill Center.

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