Under African Skies; Martha Clara Wine & Cheese; Almost, Maine Last Shows

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The Highlights

Friday February 3 – Sunday February 5

This weekend’s most special event is a documentary screening and Q & A at Peconic Landing: Under African Skies. Remember Paul Simon’s Grammy Award-winning Graceland album? This film chronicles Paul Simon’s return to South Africa to explore make it, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. Followed by Q&A with bassist Bakithi Kumalo, who is featured in the documentary and on the album.

Another special opportunity is Almost, Maine–the North Fork Community Theater’s first play of 2017 enters its final weekend, so don’t miss. And Martha Clara Vineyard teams up with the Village Cheese Shop for a special wine and cheese pairing session.

The Listings 

Friday February 3 – Sunday February 5

(Click a category title to drop down to the full listings for that type of event, or just scroll)

Food, Farm & Vineyard 
(This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category.)

Chocolate fondue, wine & cheese, tours and tastings

Live Music

Several shows offer great music.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Documentary followed by Q&A; art reception; theater.

History

Enjoy our historic hamlets.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer.

Food, Farm and Vineyard
(This category is for food and wine events, and for events hosted by a vineyard or farm, other than live music; for live music at all venues, see that category)

Friday

  • North Fork Chocolate Company: Chocolate FondueAquebouge. Enjoy dipping treats into melted, homemade chocolate–fruits, marshmallow, graham crackers and much more. 2-7 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Pindar Vineyards: Barrel TastingsPeconic. Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats. 1-3 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker’s WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: Tours & Barrel TastingMattituck. Shine Estates offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic wine growing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour barrel center starting at 2:30, and sample Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot among others, plus cheeses. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine & Cheese Pairing with the Village Cheese ShopSound Avenue. Join Michael E. Affatato of the Village Cheese Shop and Martha Clara Vineyards Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez for a wonderful pairing of European cheeses with Martha Clara Vineyards wines. 1 pm.  Details.

Sunday

  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine Glass Paint & SipSound Avenue. Tickets are extremely limited and include 2 hand painted glasses per person. Hosted by Potter Designs. 12:45 pm. Details
Live Music

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Saturday 

Sunday 

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Matinee Film: GeniusMattituck-Laurel Library. “A chronicle of Max Perkins’s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.” 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. “Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same.” 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Documentary Film Screening & Q&A: Under African Skies, Peconic Landing Greenport. The film chronicles Paul Simon’s return to South Africa to explore the journey of his Grammy Award-winning Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. Followed by Q&A with bassist Bakithi Kumalo, who is featured in the documentary and on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. 4 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. “Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same.” 8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Art Reception, Mattituck-Laurel Library. Come meet Mother/Daughter photographers, Gayle and Elizabeth Wagner and view their show “Flowers & Candy” on display throughout the month of February in the Library’s Art Gallery. Refreshments. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Theater: Almost, MaineNorth Fork Community Theater Mattituck. “Almost, Maine — a town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada — almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just … Almost. One winter night, while the northern lights shimmer above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same.” 2 pm. Details

Ongoing 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: New Stories Simply ToldGreenport.  North Fork artist Peter Treiber Jr. Creating both locally on his family farm- where he also works-and at his studio space at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Treiber uses his artwork as a means of dissection and discovery. Using reclaimed wood and fragments from vintage magazines, his work strives to discover the limits of the materials, thereby reinventing them and placing them in a new context and new narrative that evokes both the surreal and the satirical. Treiber’s wall mounted sculptures playfully mock rustic hunting trophies, while his paper collages range from absurd adverts to faded antique shop finds, all which bear a charming simplicity. Tasting Room/Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat 12-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Floyd Memorial Library: Alma VazquezGreenport. Paintings. Through Feb. 5. Open when the library isDetails
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens’ Song Gallery, GreenportBirds of a Feather, Anneli Arms and Sigrid Sperzel work the intaglio etching process to create their masterpieces. Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportNew Works by Laura Westlake.  Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details.   
  • Kapell GalleryGreenportDaniel Hauben. Gorgeous new paintings of North Fork subjects. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. The works of Ed Graham.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist’s acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details
  • Castello Di Borghese VineyardsCutchogue. The gallery and event spaces showcases edgy, interesting art. Details
  • Old Town Arts and Crafts GuildCutchogue. The gallery showcases local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, craft masters. Exhibit open 10 am- 5 pm. Details
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueLarge Watercolors by Cathy Campbell. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Circle – Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works by thirty-one artists that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image. All works are framed 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  Reception features Clovis Point wines and light bites. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Flowers & Candy by Award-winning North Fork mother-daughter photography team Gayle and Elizabeth Wagner.    Open when the library isDetails.
  • Clovis Point VineyardsJamesport. Photographer Mike McLaughlin, through February 7. Details.
  • William Ris GalleryJamesport. A large selection of fine art. 11-5 pm. Details.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Works by Artists Roxanne Panero & Sara Cedar Miller. Open Wed. – Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through February 1, 2017. Details 
  • Martha Clara VineyardsSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyard’s current artist in residence is Mark Ahrens.  Details.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Saturday 

Sunday 

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday 

  • Custer Observatory: StargazingSouthold. Long Island’s oldest public observatory opens every Saturday night for free stargazing. Check the weather and the moon before coming (full moons make it hard to see much.) In winter, skywatching starts at 7 pm. Details.

Sunday

Ongoing

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