This Weekend in the Hamptons: Art Openings, Candlelight Nights

Yes, the East End has endured yet another storm, so it’s a safe bet that you are in need of some much-needed fun and recreation this weekend on the East End. From the opening of the new Parrish Museum to a romantic interlude or two, we happily offer up 10 great ways to make the coming better than the ones that just passed.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Candlelight Friday at Wölffer Estate

5-8 p.m. Hear the tunes of Vanessa Trouble live and enjoy lovely wine by the glass or bottle, and cheese and charcuterie plates, in one of the Hamptons‘ most attractive locales. No cover charge. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack. 631-537-5106, www.wolffer.com

Lantern Tour – Goody Garlick Witchcraft Case (Rain Date 11/16)

5 p.m. East Hampton Village Historian Hugh King and his wife Loretta Orion, an anthropologist, reenact the life and lore of accused witch Goody Garlick. While visiting her haunts along Main Street, meet actors playing all the major characters in Garlick’s 1657 witchcraft case, including Lion Gardiner, Elizabeth Howell, Thomas Baker and John Winthrop Jr. Tour starts at the Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street in EH. $15, reserve in advance. 631-324-6850, www.easthamptonhistory.org

Couples Night at La Lanterna

5-10 p.m. Bring your sweetie for New American fare and seafood at this intimate and romantic spot. Dinner includes appetizers, two entrées, dessert and a bottle of wine from a local vineyard for just $60. 412 Montauk Highway, East Quogue. 631-996-2685

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Parrish Art Museum Opening Weekend

The brand new Parrish Art Museum opens to the public on 11/10 with a three-day free admission weekend. The new state of the art facility will have the museum’s important collection of East End art on permanent display for the first time. “Malcolm Morley: Painting, Paper, Process” is also on view through January 13. Look for other special events all weekend. 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-283-2118, www.parrishart.org

Fair Foods Market at Bay Burger

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy the Fair Foods Market’s return to one of the East End’s best burger joints. Look for favorite vendors from the Sag Harbor Farmers Market and bring home some excellent local fare, including baked goods, various artisanal prepared foods and produce. Munch on a delicious Bay Burger before you leave, it’s only open through November. 1742 Sag Harbor Turnpike (County Road 79), Sag Harbor. 646-286-6264, www.bayburger.com

Loaves & Fishes Cooking Class

6-9 p.m. Learn to cook from the experts and end up with a delicious meal. At Bridgehampton Inn, 2266 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-6066, www.landfcookshop.com

Art at the Guild Hall Museum

Drop by East Hampton’s cultural epicenter and treat yourself to four art exhibitions under one roof. “Frank Wimberly,” “Fritz Leddy Part II,” “John Berg” and “Abstraction: Selections from the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection.” See work from East End AbEx legends including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner and Ibram Lassaw. Also check out Wimberly’s work, which is finally getting the recognition it deserves. On view through 1/6/2013 at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. 631-324-0806, www.guildhall.org
 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

The Crucible at Bay Street

Go see the 2 p.m. matinee of The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic 1952 play about the Salem witch trials of 1692, as allegory to McCarthyism, at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Part of the Literature Live series. $20 for adults, $10 children. 631-725-9500, www.baystreet.org

Justin Townes Earle at WHBPAC

Get lost in the sounds of folk, blues and country hybrid artist Justin Townes Earle at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. A Nashville native and son of Grammy Award winner Steve Earle, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter already has five albums under his belt, including 2012’s Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. With special guest Tift Merritt, this should be a memorable show. Tickets are $30/$35 at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500, www.whbpac.org

Needful Things at Vered

This annual fall group exhibition includes works by Colin Christian, fetish sculptor Ray Caesar, Adam Handler, Ron Agam and North Haven painter Grant Haffner, along with special selections by eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, painter Will Cotton, David Hockney and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. On view at Vered Gallery through 12/3 at 68 Park Place in East Hampton. 631-324-3303, www.veredart.com

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