Culture, the environment and East End artists all take the spotlight in our picks of the best things to do this week and weekend in The Hamptons. Expect to find film, live music, a Native American Celebration, artist presentations and more. Read on to discuss the possibilities. All take place through November 24, 2019.

1.  Climate Talk and Performance at Montauk Library

The Montauk Library is presenting "Climate Reality Amplified," a multimedia musical presentation highlighting the scientific evidence of the climate crisis on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m.

The presentation and discussion are part of "24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action," an international conversation about climate crisis taking place November 20 to November 21, 2019. The program will allow Montauk and East End residents to respond to points of view associated with climate change.

This event is free and open to the public. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954.

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2.  Poetry Reading

Canio's Cultural Cafe is hosting Guild House poet-in-Residence Caitlin Doyle for a poetry reading on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Originally from East Hampton, Caitlin Doyle is an award-winning poet and teacher. She is currently in resident as one of the artists at Guild House, the artist residency program hosted by Guild Hall. Admission is free. Canio's Books is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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3.  Exhibiting Photographer Gallery Talk at Parrish

Parrish Art Museum presents the first of five Gallery Talks on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 6 p.m. featuring three photographers exhibiting in "Artists Choose Artists."

Leading off are artist-juror Ralph Gibson with his two artist selections: Tria Giovan and Thomas Hoepker. The trio will give a talk in the gallery on their art. The exhibition, "Artists Choose Artists" is designed to encourage fellowship among the multi-generational artists who are making art on the East End.

Admission is free for museum members or $12 for the general public. Click here to reserve. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Ralph Gibson (photo by Lou Reed); Tria Giovan and Thomas Hoepker. Photo courtesy of the artists and the Parrish Art Museum.

Ralph Gibson (photo by Lou Reed); Tria Giovan and Thomas Hoepker. Photo courtesy of the artists and the Parrish Art Museum.


4.  Folk Music at Sag Harbor Masonic Temple

Sag Harbor Masonic Temple presents folk singer songwriter Katherine C.H.E. in a live concert on Saturday, September 23, 2019, from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Wamponamon Lodge.

Katherine C.H.E. is known for her soothing, uplifting and sultry performance style and positive lyrics. She will perform several songs from her album "Campfire Sessions," which hit number one on the Amazon Folk Chart, as well as songs from her most recent child-friendly album, "Happy Songs All Day Long," that features a mix of her own songs and songs she loved as a child.

The concert is a part of the "Wamponamon Masonic Music Series: A Singer Songwriter Music Series." A full schedule of concerts is available here.

Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased here. Tickets are also available at the door. The Wamponamon Lodge is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

5.  Native American Heritage Culture Celebrated

Southampton Arts Center and the Shinnecock Nation co-present "An Evening in Celebration of Native American Heritage" at SAC on Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

The multi-part celebration gets started with a Shinnecock Artisans Market (cash only accepted) from 5 to 6 p.m and then again 8 to 9 p.m. and kicks off in earnest with a Welcome Ceremony by Shane Weeks at 6 p.m.

The evening continues with a screening of the 2017 documentary "The Blessing" followed by a Q&A with directors Jordan Fein and Hunter Baker plus producer Laura Ball. The evening wraps up with a Havest Pot Luck Dinner from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Season and locally sourced dishes are welcomed to share. Sassafras tea will be served.

Admission is free. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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