The theme of the 9th annual Southampton African American Film Festival, “Raise Your Voice,” is a challenge to the East End community to speak out about race and injustice. An Evening of Spoken Word and Jazz will be held on Friday, October 3, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane. Admission is free. Film screenings are $10 each. Then on Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5, films will screen at Southampton Arts Center at 25 Jobs Lane. Trials of Muhammad Ali will screen Saturday at 1 p.m. Porgy & Bess: An American Voice will screen Saturday at 2:45 p.m., Booker’s Place, A Mississippi Story, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., and Belle, Saturday, 7 p.m.. A short-film showcase begins Sunday at 2 p.m. We Still Live Here screens at 3:15 p.m. Sunday followed by a Q&A with director Anne Makepeace. Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee screens Sunday at 4:45 p.m. followed by a Q&A with director Muta’Ail Muhammad. For info, schedule and tickets visit southamptonafricanamericanmuseum.org.
San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons
Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Good Ground Road in Hampton Bays—at the train station—enjoy Italian food, carnival rides, clothing and craft vendors, Italian music and more. More info at sangennarofeastofthehamptons.com.
Southampton Publick House Oktoberfest
Publick House will tap its Oktoberfest Lager on Friday, October 3. Enjoy a German menu in the dining room plus all-night happy hour in the tap room. Publick House is located at 40 Bowden Square, Southampton Village.
Declan Boland Memorial Tug-of-War Challenge
Due to a forecast for rain on Saturday, this charitable event has been moved to Sunday. Registration for the event begins at noon, and the tug of war kicks off at 1 p.m., following the singing of the American and Irish national anthems. After hours of heated competition, the winner will be announced by 4 p.m. The event will also be a day of family fun, as kids are welcome to enjoy bouncy castles, face painting and cotton candy. Local restaurateur Tim Burke will be catering, providing burgers, hot dogs, water, beer and wine. All profits will go toward the fund. More info.
The Blessing of the Animals
Bring your pets to be blessed. The Blessing of the Animals celebrates and recognizes God’s love for all creatures. It is part of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Multiple houses of worship will be holding blessing events this weekend. Check with your local church.