Top 10 Virtual Events on the East End: March 19–25, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Arnold Michaelis during the filming of “Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Arnold Michaelis during the filming of “Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait”
Courtesy Bay Street Theater

Don’t feel like leaving the house to have some fun this week? Then you’re in luck, because the East End has several events that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home. This week’s top East End virtual events include SpringFest21, a special screening of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait and more!

March 19–21.
Join Twin Forks Musicivic as they celebrate the conclusion of their winter season with a three-day virtual music festival comprising five different Musicast performances. One free ticket is all that is needed to access the whole weekend of musical festivities.

Movie Discussion: Lady Bird
Friday, March 19, 6 p.m.
Join East Hampton Library for a virtual discussion about Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig. You can access the movie for free by singing into Kanopy with your library card, and it’s also available on Netflix. Zoom registration is free but required.

In Process: Yusha-Marie Sorzano and Zoe Hitzig
Saturday, March 20, 3 p.m.
Check out what Watermill Center artists-in-residence Yusha-Marie Sorzano and Zoe Hitzig have created during their residency at this month’s virtual In Process session. Registration is free but required.

Parrish Pairings: Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter
Sunday, March 21, 5 p.m.
Welcome Parrish Art Museum incoming director Kelly Taxter as she speaks with artist Sheree Hovsepian, who uses film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, objects and the human body to produce her acclaimed assemblage. Work by the Parrish collection artist will be featured in the museum’s upcoming exhibition Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, which opens in May.

Farming on the East End Lecture
Monday, March 22, 5 p.m.
Presented by Mary Foster Morgan, this virtual lecture covers when the Suffolk County Farmland Preservation Program made the first purchase of development rights in the nation, making the East End a leader in protecting farmland.

First-Time Home Buyer Seminar
Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
This virtual first-time home buyer seminar includes information from the Community Development Corporation of Long Island about grants available to qualified applicants. A local realtor, attorney and mortgage officer will discuss the specifics of the buying process. Zoom registration is free but required.
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Caring for the Land and Lessons Learned
Wednesday, March 24, 6 p.m.
After working with the Peconic Land Trust on the North Fork for the past 20 years, recently retired Denise Markut and Trust President John v.H. Halsey reflect on the early days of blazing trails, caring for the land and learning about organic farming. Zoom registration is free but required.

Martin Luther King Jr. Screening
Thursday, March 25, 8 p.m.
Bay Street Theater and the Southampton African American Museum have partnered up to present a virtual screening of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait. Following the screening, the film’s Emmy Award-winning cinematographer George Silano will join Brenda Simmons of SAAM for a Zoom Q&A session.

The Producers Q&A with Alec Baldwin
Thursday, March 25.
HamptonsFilm presents a virtual conversation between board member Alec Baldwin and artistic director David Nugent about Mel Brooks’ classic slapstick comedy The Producers (1968), for which Brooks won his only Oscar.

F.T.A. On-Demand
Now streaming.
Francine Parker’s highly controversial documentary follows theatrical troupe F.T.A. at the height of the Vietnam War as they perform an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. Led by famous activists like actress Jane Fonda, actor Donald Sutherland, comedian Paul Mooney and folk singer Len Chandler, F.T.A.’s protest/comedy show was a huge success among stationed soldiers. Watch the fully restored 4k version of the film through Sag Harbor Cinema.

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