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Chef Alex Bujoreanu pays homage to his Spanish background with a paella sampling Monday night at the Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays. (Photo Courtesy of R.Aire)

Things are starting to move outside on the South Fork, as there’s a whole lot of appreciation for the great outdoors along with some good, clean (and certainly welcome) fun this weekend. Whether it’s a hike through a historic preservation or a good ol’ dance party at your local community center or a prolific paella party, here’s a list of where to go to keep you movin’ and groovin’.

Dance at The Church

Wanna dance with somebody? This Friday, March 24th, The Church in Sag Harbor kicks off what will be a bi-monthly dance party, beginning at 7 p.m.. JUST DANCE will be led by Mister Lama, a legendary and versatile DJ, and is slated to be a night of good, clean fun. Tickets are $20, $15 for members. Refreshments will be sold from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and you can register here.

On Saturday afternoon, the Sag Harbor locale hosts a recital with 15-year-old piano prodigy Nana Miyoshi, in participation with Carnegie Hall’s “Women in Music” series. Presented in collaboration with the Alexander & Buono Foundation, the recital will also include a lecture by Barry Alexander and Cosmo Buono discussing the music performed. Recital is $40 and starts at 4 p.m.. You can save your spot for it by clicking here.

SOFO hosts a morning walk though the Mulvihill Preserve on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy of SOFO).

Walk the Long Pond Greenbelt

All are welcome for a morning walk through the Mulvihill Preserve with Bridgehampton’s South Fork Natural History Museum Saturday, March 25th. Dai Dayton, president of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, leads the 10 a.m. hike. Call SOFO at 631-537-9735 to register.

Catch a movie and some jazz at SAC

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Southampton Arts Center screens Gray Matters, a documentary that tells the story of architect and designer Eileen Gray, tonight at 6 p.m.. A reflection panel, led by the American Institute of Architects Peconic chapter president Lori Beppu, along with AIA members Pamela J. Glazer and Viola G. Rouhani, will be on hand for discussion following the film. General admission is $20, $15 for SAC members. Registration is available here. On Saturday, March 25th, SAC hosts Will Bernard Quartet, part of Hamptons Jazz Fest. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and costs $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Click here to register.

Hike East Hampton and Montauk trails

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts two morning hikes this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, March 25th, participants can explore the northern half of Indian Field County Park, with a five to six mile hike out to Shagwong Point. Meet at 10 a.m. at Suffolk County’s Big Reed Pond Nature Trail parking lot, on the north end of East Lake Drive, in Montauk. For more information call 631-275-8539. On Sunday, March 26th, there’s a three- mile hike along Gerard Drive with views of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay. Participants can meet at the first causeway parking area on the left on Gerard Drive, off Springs Fireplace Road in Springs at 10 a.m.. Call 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403 for more information.

(Photo courtesy of R.Aire)

Eat Paella at R.Aire

Although it isn’t technically a weekend day, Monday, March 27th, is National Paella Day. R.Aire Restaurant hosts a paella party at The Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays. Beginning at 6 p.m. guests can enjoy a sampling of three different paella (seafood, meat and vegetarian) from chef Alex Bujoreanu along with a glass of sangria for $45 per person. An optional wine pairing is an additional $15. There will be live music plus a flamenco performance from The Gypsy Strings. Cash bar is available. Book your reservations here.

Laugh at Bay Street

Comedians Chanel Ali, Regina DeCicco and Linette Palladino perform as part of Bay Street Theater’s All Star Comedy series. The Sag Harbor venue hosts the performance set for this Saturday, March 25th, at 8 p.m.. Presented by New York-based comedian Joseph Vescey, the show marks the final performance of the series for this season. Tickets are $35.