The weekend comes early this week with special events taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Expect tons of live music plus a converance of international video improvisional artists, film and more. All take place through September 29, 2019. Read on to discover our picks for the best things to do this week and weekend in The Hamptons.

1.  Storytellers Converge to Reveal "Secrets"

Southampton Arts Center presents "Raconteurs - An Evening of Storytelling" on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 7 p.m.

The Storytelling evening features seven participants telling a true story about a secret held. Storytellers include exhibiting artist Mickey Paraskevas, Brenda Simmons, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske and others.

Admission is $15 or $12 for Friends of SAC. Click here to purchase. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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2.  Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor Village becomes the site for a village-wide music festival celebrating Americana with free concerts (and a few ticketed ones) taking place in spots around the village and at Bay Street Theater from Thursday to Sunday, September 26 - 29, 2019.

The festival features three main stage evening ticketed concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free accoustic performances taking place in village businesses and on Main Stages take place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Sunday at noon. For full details, visit www.sagharbormusic.org.

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3.  Improvisional Video & Sound Artists Takes Over the Parrish Grounds

The Parrish Art Museum presents OptoSonic Tea on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 7 to 11 p.m. set across the exterior of the Parrish art museum campus.

OptoSonic, a New York-based artist collective, will present a durational site-specific improvisional happening featuring video artists and musicians or sound artists performing outdoors in reaction to the Parrish's architecture and landscape. Video artists, creating on-the-spot improvisional projections, are expected to transform the museum's exterior spaces with musicians and sound artists expected to select spots that may include the parking lot, benches, the meadow, the terrace and other locations.

OptoSonic at the Parrish will feature 18 artists who hail internationally, nationally and locally. The Parrish performance is inspired by the collective's 10th Anniversary performance at Pioneer Works in 2017. In Water Mill, there will be a mix of artists who have performed together as well as first-time video or sound artists to OptoSonic.

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

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OptoSonic Tea at Pioneer Works, New York. Photo: Courtesy OptoSonic Tea and Parrish Art Museum

OptoSonic Tea at Pioneer Works, New York. Photo: Courtesy OptoSonic Tea and Parrish Art Museum

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4.  Julian Schnabel's "At Eternity's Gate" Screens

The Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center wraps up its Artists on Film Series with a screening of Julian Schnable's film "At Eternity's Gate" on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Marion Wolberg Weiss, Ph.D., the film "At Eternity's Gate," 2018 (96 minutes), continues Schnable's interest in depicting artists who face difficult challenges as societal outsiders. Starring Willem Dafoe, van Gogh is depicted a kind with his mental state ambiguous, according to the Pollock-Krasner House. Schnable adds a surreal edge to the film through the dramatic use of sound, long takes, camera pans, raked angles and other creative devices.

Admission is free. The Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.stonybrook.edu.

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Willem Dafoe in "At Eternity's Gate." Courtesy Pollock Krasner House & Study Center.

Willem Dafoe in "At Eternity's Gate." Courtesy Pollock Krasner House & Study Center.

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5.  World Famous Pianist Performs Recital

Southampton Cultural Center presents the next recital in its Rising Stars Piano Series with a recital by Robin Giesbrecht on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Wining piano competitions since he was seven years old--one year after he began studying the piano, the current Julliard student will perform a four short works by Albeniz, some Chopin Waltzes and the Dante Sonata by Liszt for his Rising Stars Piano Series recital.

Tickets are $20 if purchased online at scc-arts.org or $25 when purchased at the door; Students under 21 years old are free. The recital is the second in a three-concert series presented by the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC). The concert will be performed at SCC's Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY. 11968. www.scc-arts.org.

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