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As residual festivities from Valentine’s Day still stretch across the East End and into this weekend, the activity scene on the South Fork continues to stay diversely designed, for folks of all ages. Kids can join their families for a special tour and discussion of the latest exhibit on view or hike a hilly terrain along the Atlantic Gully trails behind a prestigious golf club.

As far as music is concerned, there’s a handful of live acts to be seen between Wainscott and Southampton that are free to enjoy. Don’t forget to test your singing chops at karaoke at Almond in Bridgehampton this Saturday. Laugh out loud at the latest installment of “All Star Comedy” at Bay Street Theater or stop by an in-person garden talk at Grenning Gallery on Main Street Sag Harbor. If you’re still feeling amorous, Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays hosts a live concert featuring some of music’s most famous love themes or stop and shop at a special “Galentine’s”-themed event in Southampton. Because a little retail therapy is always good for the soul.

Artist Edwina Lucas will be at Grenning Gallery, along with local flower experts, in honor of the latest exhibition “Greenhouse.” (Photo courtesy of Grenning Gallery)

Local flower experts talk green at Grenning Gallery

Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor hosts an in-gallery discussion to coincide with its current exhibition “Greenhouse” at noon this Sunday, Feb. 18. Led by exhibiting artists Edwina Lucas and Maryann Lucas, the discussion will feature local plant experts Lilee Fell (a fourth generation flower arranger and horticulturist) and Matthew Divittorio (former director of landscape construction for New York City’s Parks and Recreation Department).

If music be the food of love…

Play on, Southforkers! Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays hosts a special musical performance in honor of Valentine’s Day this Friday, Feb. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Part of the “Candlelight Concert” series, this multi-sensory live musical experience will feature music from some of the most beloved love stories ever, like “Love Theme” from Romeo and Juliet,  “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana and many more. Tickets start at $66 and you can book your spot here.

Head to Hamptons Jazzfest at SAC

Celebrate Black History Month, and the return of Hamptons Jazzfest, at the Southampton Arts Center this Saturday, Feb. 17, with a live jazz performance from Azar Lawrence Quintet. Beginning at 7 p.m., attendees will enjoy Lawrence — a former child prodigy saxophonist — and his masterful musical stylings, which are well-balanced blending of soul, funk and jazz. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there’ll be a complimentary wine bar.

Families will have an opportunity for a personal tour and discussion on Guild Hall’s current exhibition from student artists: “Eco vs. Ego.” (Photo courtesy of Guild Hall)

Bring the kids to an exhibit by kids

Calling all artsy families! Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a family tour and workshop through its current student art exhibition “Eco vs. Ego” this Friday, Feb. 16. Beginning at noon, the 45-minute interactive family tour will include discussion, storytelling, hands-on activities. Recommended for parents/guardians and kids age 4 to 7. $15 per family, $10 for members. You can register here.

Catch some comedy at Bay Street

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater hosts a new installment of its “All Star Comedy Show” this Saturday, Feb. 17, beginning at 8 p.m.. Featuring emcee Sharief Johnson, guests can enjoy the comedic stylings of Andrew Lee and Max May. Tickets start at $37 and you can get yours here.

Southampton’s Le Closet will be offering specials deals on shoes and much more during their Galentine’s event. (Photo credit: Apollo Fields)

Sip and shop your “Galentine” in Southampton

The second annual “Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop” at Le Closet in Southampton is this Sunday, Feb. 18. From 2 to 5 p.m., guests will be able to shop luxury brands while enjoying wine, desserts and crafts. Le Closet will offer 20 percent off sneakers for all guests.

Find some free music across the Fork

Chris Kline performs at The Green Room inside the Sag Harbor Cinema tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. while Certain Moves Trio plays at Southampton Publick House starting at 9 p.m.. Reggae and rock fusion band Rum Punch Mafia performs tomorrow night, beginning at 7 p.m. at Club House in Wainscott at part of the “Friday Night Mic’s” series tomorrow night. All performances are free and open to everyone. World Famous Karaoke Saturdays at Almond in Bridgehampton continues this weekend, led by DJ Carlos Lama. Fun starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

See a historical doc about a music legend

Tomorrow, Feb. 16, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, in collaboration with Hamptons DocFest, hosts a screening of Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes in celebration of Black History Month. Exploring the life and music of the legendary composer, drummer and social activist — from the Jim Crow era to the civil rights movement, the screening starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a live Zoom Q&A with co-director Ben Shapiro, led by Hamptons DocFest executive director Jaqui Lofaro. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $13 for members, $15 for member guests, $10 for students, and $5 for children. Grab your tix here.

South Fork Natural History Museum hosts a trek behind Atlantic Golf Club this Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy of SOFO)

Trek behind Atlantic Golf Club

Take a three-mile hike along the hills of the Atlantic Gully Trail with the South Fork Natural History Museum this Saturday, Feb. 17. Starting at 10 a.m., participants can traverse one the East End’s most interesting trail systems, with views of Atlantic Golf Club and the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Harrier, a member of the hawk family, as you’ll be walking through their natural habitat. Terrain will be hilly, so consider your capabilities. Designed for adults, teens and children age 10 and up. Meet at the end of Guyer Road, off Millstone Road on the Bridgehampton/Water Mill border. Advanced registration is required. Do it here.