The Hamptons provides plenty of places to play from Southampton to East Hampton this weekend. Heading to Southampton this weekend? Southampton Village transforms to a walking pedestrian village on Saturday as part of SouthamptonFest. The fall festival features area museums and cultural centers offering interactive programming that's family friendly from Friday to Sunday. Don't have a ticket to the Parrish's popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons on Friday night? Head there at 5 p.m. to join the Wait List.

Making our list of the best things to do this weekend in The Hamptons are immersive theater, film screenings, a poster unveiling and more. Read on to discover where to go on the East End through September 22, 2019.

1.  Immersive Theater Project at Guild Hall

Guild Hall presents "Broken Bone Bathtub," an immersive experience where the action takes place inside a bathtub, continues into its final week with performances held Thursday through Sunday, September 22, 2019.

In the piece, performer Siobhan O'Loughlin musters up the courage to ask for help following a serious bike accident and shares her story with the audience. Those attending take on the role of her close friends, not only in listening but sharing in their experiences with some assisting the artist in the ritual of taking a bath. Audiences are limited to 10 people per performance, which takes place nearby Guild Hall.

Admission prices differ depending on performance times. Tickets are $40 or $38 for Guild Hall Members on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and $30 or $28 for Guild Hall Members on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Click here to purchase. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Siobhan O'Loughlin in "Broken Bone Bathtub." Courtesy Guild Hall.

Siobhan O'Loughlin in "Broken Bone Bathtub." Courtesy Guild Hall.


2.  Annual SouthamptonFest All Weekend

SouthamptonFest returns to Southampton Village with events taking place from Friday to Sunday, September 20 - 22, 2019, at cultural hot spots (as well as the streets!) throughout Southampton Village.

Things get started on Friday night with a cocktail party in Agawam Park at 7 p.m. and continue on Saturday and Sunday. Events include live music at Agawam Park, a Harvest Day Fair at Southampton History Museum, a Latin Dance demonstration with Jaime Ruiz, a Chowder Contest, a craft fair, chalk art and more. Click here for the full schedule.

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A scene from SouthamptonFest. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.


3.  Films & Discussion Exploring Shifting Perspectives on Cultural Heritage & Art 

Guild Hall presents "Art Criticism: The Next Generation" on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 1 p.m.

This program will screen four short films and one work-in-progress presenting arts experiences from a variety of ethnic communities including Native American, Afro-Brazilian, African-American and Caribbean-American. A panel discussion follows featuring millennial curators and journalists discussing the shifting understanding of cultural heritage. Shorts include "Digital Natives: Plains Indians at The Met," "Free Blacks: DanceAfrica at BAM," "#MovementIsRising: Museum of Impact," "Millennial Realness: 2019 Whitney Biennial" and "Carnival Queens."

Tickets are $15 or $10 for Guild Hall Members. Student Rush Tickets are available. Click here to purchase. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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4.  Silent Disco Dance Party

The Southampton Arts Center is hosting a Silent Disco Outdoor Dance Party on Saturday, September 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. 

The party is hosted by Quiet Events and features two DJ’s spinning hits from the seventies to today's dance music. Headphones provided for free of charge. A vintage and tricked out Air Stream will be on site and features a free photo booth. Drinks are available for purchase, courtesy of 230 Elm. In case of rain, the silent dance party will take place indoors in the theater.

Admission is free and reservations are not required. The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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5.  Lee Krasner Poster Unveiling

The poster for this year's Hamptons International Film Festival, featuring Lee Krasner's collage painting, Vernal Yellow, will be unveiled by HIFF executive director Anne Chaisson at the Pollock-Krasner House on Sunday, September 22 at 11 a.m.

Vernal Yellow captures the joyful resurgence of growth after winter's haitus, and illustrates the artist's trademark recycling technique, using collaged fragments of earlier drawings and prints to enrich the painting's voluptuous forms. The unveiling will  include remarks by Ruth Appelhof, author of the forthcoming memoir, "Lee and Me." Light refreshments will be served and copies of the poster will be for sale for the benefit of HIFF.

Admission is free. The Pollock-Krasner House is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. 

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6.  Toni Morrison Documentary Screening

Hamptons Doc Festival teams up with Bay Street Theater to screen "TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM" on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 5 p.m.

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am" is an artful and uplifting documentary on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner, who recently passed away in August. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart) and a friend of Toni Morrison’s for over 35 years. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by clicking here. Bay Street Theater is located on the Long Wharf (1 Bay Street) in Sag Harbor, NY.

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