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Romany Kramoris celebrates her 20th Leap Day Birthday at her Sag Harbor business, with plenty of actual and artsy cake. (Photo Courtesy of Kramoris Gallery)

Today, as we all take a minute — actually a whole day, if you think about it — to acknowledge how modern society is ensuring our calendars accurately align with Earth’s orbit, March is pretty much already here, just in time to welcome the weekend.

As we shift into a new month, this weekend truly is a celebration of the arts as it sees all sorts of South Forkers, young and old, crafting, showcasing, discussing and in one possible case, eating some of their great artistic work.

Both the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and the Southampton Cultural Center play host to a couple of student artist exhibitions while an executive director leads a gallery walk and talk at Southampton Arts Center. Musical artistry will be showcased at LTV Studios in Wainscott, where oodles of local DJs will collaborate along with a food/art supplies drive, a boutique pop-up and local refreshments. A slew of some stellar (and free) performances are also on tap all weekend long at some of the most beloved Hamptons locales.

It’s a well-known fact the East End was, is and will probably always be a Mecca for all different kinds of artists from all different walks of life. This weekend offers itself as a great opportunity to go out and see them and their work for yourself.

Cowfish in Hampton Bays hosts a craft and sip tonight. (Photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Sip and craft a seahorse at Cowfish

“ArtSea Create & Sip Night” is at Cowfish in Hampton Bays tonight at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension as part of the Back to the Bays initiative. Participants can dive headfirst into the art world by crafting their own personal seahorse mosaic, guided by local artists, from shells and rocks. Cowfish will provide the sips and bites. All artistic levels are welcome! Tickets are $40 per person and are available here.

View the SAA’s art exhibition at SCC

Starting today and continuing through March 10, it’s Southampton Artists Association’s annual winter art exhibit, hosted by the Levitas Center of the Arts (located inside the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane). Viewing hours are Sunday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This year, 41 student artists from the Southampton High School art department will be featured along with SAA members, showcasing paintings, wire-sculpted self-portraits, photo collages and digital art. A reception for the exhibition is this Saturday, March 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at SCC.

Lina Maxine performs at Southampton Publick House tonight starting at 8 p.m.. (Photo courtesy of Lina Maxine)

Test your trivia knowledge, sing karaoke, enjoy free tunes

Lina Maxine performs at Southampton Publick House tonight beginning at 9 p.m. No cover and there’ll be $5 Bud Lights served. Sing karaoke at Kizzy T’s (47 Montauk Highway) in East Hampton from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight and enjoy trivia night every Sunday beginning at 7 p.m., brought to us by Think Inc. Trivia (psssst! There’ll be trivia at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack tonight at 7 p.m. if you’re really jonesing).  Union Burger Bar (40 Bowden Square) in Southampton hosts Bingo Night on Fridays starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by live music and a late-night happy hour. Karaoke with DJ Carlos Lama is at Almond in Bridgehampton this Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Wainscott’s Club House hosts free Bingo games every Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and line dancing — led by a pro — is offered on Saturdays from 8 to 10:45 p.m. (no cover).

Violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Jimmy Grant perform gypsy jazz via the Shelter Island Friends of Music. (Photo credit: Josie Grant)

Hear jumpin’ Gypsy Jazz with SIFM

This Saturday, March 2, hop on the South Ferry for Shelter Island Friends of Music’s latest (free!) world-class concert with award-winning Dutch violinist and author of Gypsy Jazz Violin Tim Kliphuis and jazz guitarist Jimmy Grant, who’ll be performing their take on the “gypsy jazz” style of music that Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli made famous in the clubs of Paris in the early third of the twentieth century. Show starts at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church at 32 North Ferry Road.

Let them eat (and see) cake with Romany

Sag Harbor’s Romany Kramoris celebrates her 20th Leap Year birthday (cute, right?) this afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. at her eponymous Main Street gallery. All are welcome to the festivities at the gallery (located at 41 Main St.), which will be adorned with paintings of cakes from local artist Adriana Barone and where refreshments, like actual cake from Cakes by Dorothy, along with hot coffee and tea, will be served. If you can’t make it today, there’ll be another little soiree on Saturday, Mar. 2, so don’t fret. Call 631-725-2499.

Walk and talk the galleries at SAC

Southampton Arts Center’s executive director Christina Strassfield leads a free gallery tour this Saturday, Mar. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.. This personal tour throughout the Jobs Lane locale will be focused on the Center’s current exhibition, “Look at the Book.” For a more in-depth look at the exhibition, click here. Free of charge and all are welcome.

The Parrish Art Museum’s 2024 student art exhibition opens to the public on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Parrish Art Museum)

See some student artwork at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill hosts its 2024 student exhibition, opening to the public this Sunday, Mar. 3. Art made by about 1,000 student artists from nearly 50 eastern Long Island schools will be showcased.  This annual exhibit, a 70-year tradition, which runs from Sunday to April 7 also features the museum’s “How Artists Work” initiative, presenting student projects created with visiting artists Hiroyuki Hamada, Brianna L. Hernández and Virva Hinnemo, an ultimately celebrating students and their families living here on the East End.

Attend a free health fair in East Hampton

There’s a free community health fair tomorrow, Mar. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation at the St. Luke’s Church meeting room (18 James Lane). There will be flu shots, blood pressure screenings, HIV testing, hepatitis C testing, applications for colorectal screenings as well as applications and appointments available for no-cost mammogram and pap smear tests for uninsured women over the age of 40. All members of the community are welcome to attend. Representatives from health insurance organizations will be on hand, along with members from OLA of Eastern Long Island, Sun River Health Care and the Town of East Hampton Human Services department. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps) applications and information will be available, and attendees will get a chance to speak with a nutrition educator. Healthy refreshments will be served. For more information, call 631-329-2425.

Catch a whale of a screening in WHB

A screening of In the Whale is at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center this Saturday, at 7 p.m.. The documentary tells the miraculous 2021 story about Massachusetts lobster fisherman Michael Packard, who survived being swallowed by a humpback whale, and who about 30 seconds later, was spat back out. The film’s director, Boston Globe reporter David Abel, will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening. General admission is $23. For tickets click here.

“The Hangar” comes to LTV, along with a food and art supply drive and a shopping pop-up. (Photo courtesy of WordHampton)

Dance, move and groove at LTV

Join LTV Studios in Wainscott for a night of giving back to the community this Saturday, Mar. 2, along with some pretty cool tunes. “The Hangar,” a celebration of music and collaborative effort among the East End DJ scene, will feature a range of musical tastes showcasing live local talent, including DJ Pause, Jtil, Esly, ZVCH, Negk and Fly Kai. The event, slated from 6 p.m. to midnight, will also feature a joint food and art supply drive. Guests who bring non-perishable and/or unopened art supplies will receive $5 off the admission price (which is $20 in advance and $25 at the door). Art supplies will be donated to the Grains of Art Foundation and the food will go to local food pantries. There will be a pop-up shop from Bryce’s Vintage Thrift Store and refreshments will include cans of Springs Brewery beer (for $5). This event is for ages 18 and up and you can purchase your tickets here.

Get your soup on, for a cause, in Amagansett

All are welcome this Sunday, Mar. 3, to the Amagansett Legion Hall for “Empty Bowls,” a benefit for Project MOST from noon to 3 p.m., where local chefs craft delicious soups. Bring your bowl for unlimited tastings. There’ll be a 50/50 raffle and live music from Job Potter. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for kids age 5 to 13 and free for those under 5. Take-out is available, clocking in at $15 a pint or two for $25. Tickets are available at the door.