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The Hamptons Parties & Events for March

Thursday, March 9th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 1997 Selection: THE WINTER GUEST

Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor
DIRECTED BY Alan Rickman
STARRING Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law
Elspeth (Phyllida Law) stubbornly picks her way across the icy streets of a coastal Scottish town to
pay a visit to her daughter Frances (Emma Thompson). Frances, still paralyzed with grief following
the death of her husband, does what many a daughter would do: she hides in the bathroom. Eventually,
she emerges, and the two women engage in the particular pas-de-deux of mothers and daughters. There
is sarcasm, honesty, affectionate gestures and exasperated concern. Against this interplay
at the doings of three other pairs of local residents: Frances's adolescent son Alex and his sexually
adventurous new friend Nita; old friends Lily and Chloe, who wait endlessly in the frigid cold for a
bus to take them to a wake; and schoolboys Sam and Tom, who skip school to hang out on the windswept
beach. Each of the four pairs will come together, draw back, and reunite in a different place in their
relationship in (the now late) Alan Rickman's auspicious directorial debut, their rhythms echoing the
eternal retreat and advance of the ocean tide. Tickets are $10.
hamptonsfilmfest.org

Monday, March 13th - 6 to 10 pm
2017 ACADEMY OF THE ARTS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 32nd AWARDS & DINNER

The Academy honors both summer and year-round East End residents who have demonstrated excellence
in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Funds raised from the Award's gala dinner benefit
Guild Hall's mission of celebrating the artistic spirit on the East End by educating, inspiring,
and enriching diverse audiences with excellent and engaging year-round programming. Awards will
be presented for Literary-Media Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, with a Special Award for
Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors. Please call 631.324.0806 for more information.
guildhall.org

Friday, March 17th - 6 pm
PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 19

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill
As the official site for The Hamptons, we join over 700 cities globally in hosting
"PechaKucha Nights," named for the sound of "chit-chat" in Japanese. The format is
simple: each invited presenter gets 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide to talk about
living creatively on the East End. This is a great opportunity to establish new
relationships, learn about local resources, and hear from the many artists, writers,
musicians, gardeners, farmers, baymen, winemakers, chefs, designers, architects, and
other creative professionals of our region. $10 admission + free for members, students
and children. Includes Museum admission. Space is limited; advance reservations recommended.
Please call 631.283.2118 for more information. Please call 631.283.2118 for more information.
parrishart.org

Sunday, March 19th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 1996 Selection: GRAY'S ANATOMY

Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor
DIRECTED BY Steven Soderbergh
Director Steven Soderbergh (TRAFFIC, SEX LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, ERIN BROCKOVICH) and master monologuist
Spalding Gray joined forces and created an original, charming and witty cinematic collaborations.
Speaking to the camera from behind a desk, beautifully lit with his trusty microphone before him,
Gray begins to tell his tale. It starts when Gray is diagnosed with a rare ocular condition called
a pucker. Several doctors assure him that surgery is the only cure. Terrified of anyone regardless
of how qualified inserting a sharp object into his eye, Gray begins a quest for an alternative cure.
Tracking his experiences from a diet regimine fanatic in New Jersey to a hands-on healer in Asia,
Gray is the consummate raconteur. Soderbergh cleverly underscores Gray's own experience by including
interviews, shot in black and white, with people from all walks of life who've each had their own
bizarre eye accident. Gray's slightly morbid, highly neurotic testimonial combined with Soderbergh's
irreverent, delicate touch, makes GRAY'S ANATOMY both funny and riveting. Tickets are $10.
hamptonsfilmfest.org

Friday, March 24th - 8 pm
ALL NEW All Star Comedy Show

Bay Street Theatre
Corner of Bay Street + Main Street in Sag Harbor
Hosted by Jamie Roberts (MTV), featuring Joseph Vecsey (Optimum Cable TV's The Un-Movers,
Comedy Central's Comics to Watch), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party,
Jim Gaffigan Show), and Jay Nog (Gotham Comedy Live, Sirius XM).Tickets are available by stopping
by the Box Office Tuesday through Saturday 11 am - 5 pm or please call 631.725.9500 or buy online.
baystreet.org

Saturday, March 25th - 2 to 4 pm
William Stewart | Works on Paper
Opening Reception

The Watermill Center
39 Water Mill Towd Road in Water Mill
The Watermill Center is pleased to announce the opening of Works on Paper, an
exhibition of watercolor paintings and prints by American artist William Stewart.
During his residency at The Watermill Center, Stewart will develop a new mono-print
series extending on ideas first explored while in residence with the Emily Harvey
Foundation in Venice, Italy in 2015. Originally from Texas and now based in New Mexico,
Stewart will allow the unfamiliar landscape of Long Island's East End to inform his new
works. Although Stewart has painted with watercolor in the past, this body of work marks
a shift from the figurative to the abstract. Works on Paper is on view at The Watermill
Center March 25-June 14, 2017 by appointment only. Please call 631-726-4628 for info.
watermillcenter.org

Saturday, March 25th - 7 pm to 11 pm
Paul Koster Memorial Benefit
17th Annual Viva Las Vegas!

Seasons of Southampton (formerly John Duck's)
15 Prospect Street in Southampton
Casino Night!
Featuring a "Texas Hold 'Em" Tournament, Chinese + Silent Auctions
50/50 Raffle - each guest receives $100 in Casino Chips : )
Fabulous Hors d'Oeuvres Buffet + Music + Dancing + Open Bar!
Festive Dress. Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door.
Please call 631.283.6681 for more info!

Sunday, March 26th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 1994 Selection: Heavenly Creatures

Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor
DIRECTED BY Peter Jackson
STARRING Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet
One of Peter Jackson's earliest films (before he was better known for turning THE LORD OF THE RINGS
trilogy into a cinematic epic), HEAVENLY CREATURES recounts the bizarre, true-life tale of Pauline
Rieper and Juliet Hulme, two teens who were convicted of brutally murdering Rieper's mother in a
scandalous 1954 court case. It's a startling, original work, blending fantasy, dark humor and history
in its disturbing view of dysfunctional family life and overheated schoolgirl passion. A tabloid
headline-grabber during the mid-fifties, the case recently gained renewed notoriety upon the release
from prison of one of its protagonists, who was subsequently revealed to be the author of several
well-known books written under a pseudonym. Opening with the panicked aftermath of the killing itself,
the film soon segues into the fast-blossoming friendship between morose schoolgirl Pauline and an
imperious English newcomer to the school, Juliet. While on the surface the girls are from different
social strata, they share a zeal for Arthurian legend and a disdain for all who surround them. As
their friendship quickly spirals into a kind of pathological attachment, the fantasy realm they have
constructed begins to inform their everyday reality, binding them closer and closer together in the
process. When their concerned parents step in, threatening to permanently separate the girls, the
stage is set for a lethal denouement. Tickets are $10.
hamptonsfilmfest.org

SAVE THIS WEEK Foodies ; )
Sunday,March 26th through April 2nd
East End Restaurant Week
16th Annual Restaurant Week in The Hamptons + now The North Fork too!!

Indulge your appetite all week long because from Sunday to Sunday, all participating
restaurants offer a three course prix fixe for $28.95 all night (except Saturday when
it will only be offered until 7 pm. You can use OpenTable to make your reservations or
use our handy links for restaurants in The Hamptons!
eastendrestaurantweek.com

Thursday, March 30th - 7 pm
Community for The Retreat

Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street in Amagansett
Join The Retreat at Stephen Talkhouse for a live performance by GE Smith + Taylor
Barton followed by DJ Jack Luber. Light Bites courtesy of Hamptons Foodie.

HOST COMMITTEE Event Chairs: Andrew Stern & Jennifer Brew
Farrin Cary Bay | Laura & Lem Menelaws | Courtney & Tim Garneau | Leilani Bishop +
Jack Luber | Christine Sciulli & Carter Burwell | Cindi & Dave Ceva | Janice + Jon
Hummel | Charlotte & Bruce Sasso | Crystalyn + Kevin Hummel

Advance tickets $30 | Door price $40. Please call 631-329-4398 for more info.
theretreatinc.org

The Hamptons Parties & Events for April

Saturday, April 1st - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 2002 Selection: NOWHERE IN AFRICA

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane in Southampton
DIRECTED BY Caroline Link
STARRING Juliane Kohler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich
A World War II era film of a very different kind, this film follows the saga of Walter
Redlich, a German Jewish lawyer who, concerned about the rise of the Nazi party in Germany,
journeys to Kenya to scope out a safe haven for his family. Having gained employment, Walter
sends for his wife Jettel and daughter Regina to join him. Thrust from a life of opulence to
near poverty, Jettel does not readily acclimatize. She and Walter came to blows, each dealing
with the agony of leaving Germany behind.

It's not long before the realities of home reach their doorstep; Britain goes to war against
the Nazis and takes all Germans in Kenya as POWs. A far cry from the concentration camps of
their homeland, the luxury hotel of the camp is nonetheless a prison. Jettel uses her influence
to get the family released to work on an English farm.

They ride out the war until the opportunity to return to Germany arises. After almost ten years
in Kenya, Walter, Jettel, and Regina have made for themselves a new home, and they must decide
between returning to their former homeland and staying in the country they have grown to love.
Tickets are $12. hamptonsfilm.org

Sunday, April 2nd - 4 to 7 pm
"A Moveable Feast"
7th annual JLMF/SFEE Cocktail Party
Hosted by The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation + Slow Food East End

Dodds & Eder Landscape Design Showroom
11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor
An evening of Food, Drink, and Community to celebrate the legacy of Josh Levine and support
Edible School Gardens on the East End.

Josh Levine believed that children should have the opportunity to experience first-hand what
real food is, where it comes from, and how to grow it. He lived his truth by farming the land
and raising his family on the East End, a community that values the natural connection between
food and farming. In the past six years, under the auspices of The Joshua Levine Memorial
Foundation and Slow Food East End, Josh's passion for educating children about sustainable
farming, healthy eating and lifestyle continues to take root and flourish.

A substantial portion of funds raised from this event supports The Edible School Gardens Program,
which includes stipends for three Master Farmers, as well as mini-grants to benefit school gardens
and purchase supplies. The East End of Long Island has one of the largest, most successful school
garden programs in the United States (27 in all!), thanks in no small part to the funds raised
over the past six years in Josh's memory.

This event is enthusiastically supported by the community featuring food and silent auction
items donated from local farms, fisherman, restaurants, vineyards and merchants on the East End,
including food grown in the edible school gardens themselves! Meet some of the East End's best
chefs and beverage purveyors while moving from station to station and feasting on a diverse
assortment of savory "small plate" delicacies.

Tickets are $100 per person for member of Slow Food, and $150 per person for non-members.
Members will receive a one-time savings of $25 when two or more tickets are purchased.
For additional information, please contact Anne Howard at 201-456-8753 or mannehoward@gmail.com
or Darlene Salatto Rose at 917-981-0501 or ddsr888@gmail.com. You may purchase tickets or make
a donation online. joshualevinefoundation.org

Saturday, April 8th - 4 to 6 pm
79th Artist Members Exhibition
Private Opening Reception for Members & Guests

The Museum at Guild Hall
158 Main Street in East Hampton
The Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition
on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still offered. The Top
Honor is a solo show in the Museum's Spiga Gallery. Prizes will be also awarded at
the opening reception in the following categories: Best Abstract, Best Mixed Media,
Best Representational, Best Work on Paper, Best Photograph, Best Sculpture, $250
Catherine and Theo Hios Landscape Award, Best New Member, which goes to an artist
who is new to the exhibition or has not entered in the past five years, and numerous
Honorable Mentions. Members' guests admitted with members' vouchers. Please call
631.324.0806 for more information. guildhall.org

Sunday, April 9th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 1999 Selection: JUDY BERLIN
Special Guest + Actress: Edie Falco for Q + A

Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor
DIRECTED BY | Eric Mendelsohn
STARRING | Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco
Curious and eccentric in a town full of likable defeatists, Judy Berlin (Edie Falco)
is on the verge of a life change that will affect everyone around her. There's a
mournfulness permeating this impressive feature debut that is anything but sad.
Rather, this is the kind of American independent film that springs fully formed
from a probing, painterly, benevolent mind and leaves audiences holding their
collective breath in wonderment, as simple lives are revealed to be lives with
profound human complexity. hamptonsfilmfest.org

Friday, April 14th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 2015 Selection: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill
DIRECTED BY | Ciro Guerra
Inspired by the real experiences of explorers in the Amazon, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
(Colombia's submission for the Oscars) centers on the relationship between Karamakate,
a shaman of an extinct tribe carrying secrets and traditions, and two scientists in
search of a sacred plant, capable of immense healing. Opting for powerful black and white
cinematography, director Ciro Guerra tracks their parallel stories over 40 years with trips
deep into the jungle. Winner of the top prize at the Cannes Directors Fortnight, the film
intimately captures the thirst for knowledge and the ravages of colonialism that have
destroyed the harmony and balance at the heart of the indigenous way of life. Tickets $20
($5 Parrish Members). hamptonsfilmfest.org

Thursday, April 20th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 2004 Selection: KINSEY

The Hamptons International Film Festival Continues
Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor
DIRECTED BY | Bill Condon
STARRING | Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton,
John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt + Dylan Baker
Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS) turns the microscope on Alfred Kinsey
in a drama that is at once a portrait of a man driven to uncover the most private secrets
of the nation, and a journey into the mystery of human behavior. Liam Neeson stars as Kinsey,
who in 1948 irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation with his book
"Sexual Behavior in the Human Male."

Asking thousands of people about the most intimate aspects of their lives, Kinsey lifted the
weight of doubt and shame from a society in which sex was hidden and knowledge was dangerous.
His work sparked one of the most intense cultural debates of the past century?a debate that
rages on today. The all-star cast of KINSEY includes Oscar nominees Liam Neeson and Laura
Linney, Chris O?Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt,
and Dylan Baker. Tickets are $10. hamptonsfilmfest.org

Saturday, April 22nd - 7:30 to 11 pm
Annual *Spring Fling* at The Parrish!

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway Water Mill
Spring Fling features live music and dancing and a tempting range of locally-sourced food and
drink. The local theme continues into the silent auction which features a fine selection of goods
and services donated by the East End business community. The entire evening is a celebration of
The Hamptons "off season" that year-round residents enjoy. Funds raised through your generous giving
to Spring Fling help to support these year-round education programs for children. Please call
631.283.2118 x133 or email benefitevents@parrishart.org for details about the auction or any of
the upcoming benefit events. parrishart.org

Thursday, April 27th - 6 pm
25 Years + 25 Films at HIFF
HIFF 2001 Selection: NO MAN'S LAND

Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor
DIRECTED BY | Danis Tanovic
Justifiably awarded the Best Screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Bosnian director
Danis Tanovic's NO MAN'S LAND is a tragicomic feature about the war in Bosnia that fulfills
the promise of the beautiful, more sober short videos he made during the actual fighting.
The film begins in 1993 when a group of Bosnian soldiers lost in dense fog end up in an
empty Serbian trench. World-weary Ciki finds a rifle, which protects him when suspicious
Bosnian Serbian soldiers check it out. Finally, only he and the inexperienced Bosnian Serb
Nino occupy the site, or so they think, and they play at miniature war with each other, often
in a humorous way, in tune with blackly comic spirit of the film.

During a standoff, they discover Tzera - a heavy Bosnian whom they'd both presumed dead-alive
in a trench, lying on a spring-loaded mine that will detonate if he moves. The United Nations
contingent known as UNPROFOR sends a tank; a French sergeant tries to help, only to be called
away by his arrogant, self-aggrandizing British commander; and a pushy, world renowned TV
journalist endeavors to sensationalize the grave situation. In the end, Tanovic adroitly
and shockingly holds the various parties accountable for their actions and inaction.
Tickets are $10. hamptonsfilmfest.org

We will be adding to this + changing over to our Summer 2017 Calendar mid-May!