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Catherine Maloney, Ashley Underwood and Matthew Conlon star in Strictly Murder opening tonight at Quogue’s Hampton Theatre Company. (Photo credit: Dane Dupuis)

There’s lots of great indoor fun to be had across the South Fork this weekend as we navigate this is-it-or-isn’t-it-spring weather.

Along with a laundry list of live musical acts performing at some of the most beloved spots across the Hamptons, this weekend sees the beginning of Hampton Theatre Company’s latest production, a top-notch iteration of Brian Clemens’s play Strictly Murder. Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays hosts an Oscar party on Sunday, where guests can relish a specially curated prix fixe menu and Oscar-themed drinks while watching all the red carpet happenings on a 15-foot screen. Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts a couple of new exhibition openings sure to curb your cultural appetite. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Parrish Art Museum will hold a talk tomorrow featuring three prominent women artists whose work is featured in the Water Mill locale’s current exhibition “Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations from Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection.”

March is Women’s History Month, so maybe now would be a good time to reflect on the tremendous, and unfortunately habitually over-looked, contributions women have made to the nation’s history. You might learn something, but the choice is yours. You know — like it should be for everyone.

Members of the artist community in front of Guild Hall in East Hampton back in 1975. (Photo credit: Fred W. McDarrah)

Take in two exhibitions at Guild Hall

“A Creative Retreat — Portraits of Artists” is at Guild Hall in East Hampton starting this Saturday, March 9. Organized by director of visual arts Melanie Crader, the exhibition celebrates artists who were/are instrumental in creating the rich and diverse artistic community here on the East End. Also on Saturday, Darlene Charneco, the 2020 Artist Members Exhibition Top Honors Awardee, will have her own exhibition “Field Mappings — Weaves and Touchmaps.” Both events are for members only, but galleries will be open to the public starting Sunday, March 10. Admission is free and galleries will be open Fridays to Mondays from noon to 5 p.m.. Both exhibitions will be on view through May 6.

Hear women artists talk at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill celebrates International Women’s Day (tomorrow, March 8) with a talk entitled “Beyond the Horizons: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection.” Starting at 6 p.m., a conversation with female artists April Gornik, Susan Vecsey and Renate Aller — all of whom have work on view in the exhibit — will be led by assistant curator Brianna L. Hernández. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for members, $15 for member’s guest, free for students and children. Register here.

Fun for the kiddos

Are you a grandparent who’s babysitting this weekend? Bless you. If you and the kiddies need something to do tomorrow, pop by for a playdate at the Children’s Museum of the East End from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Enjoy some coffee from Hampton Coffee Company and hang with some fellow grown-ups while the little ones play and explore throughout the Bridgehampton locale. (FYI: there’s also a special babysitter playdate every Wednesday for the rest of this month from 3 to 4:30 p.m.).

On Sunday, there’s a special painting class starting at 11:30 a.m. for kids at Clubhouse in Wainscott. $40 each and includes all materials. RSVP is required. Call 631-252-1425.

“Strictly Murder” starts tonight at Hampton Theatre Company, with performances running through March 24. (Photo credit: Dane Dupuis)

Catch a thrilling play at HTC

Quogue’s Hampton Theatre Company presents playwright and producer Brian Clemens’s Strictly Murder as its next production, starting tonight. Set during World War II, the play follows the story of Peter and Suzy, an English couple living in isolation far from the war. Their world is turned upside-down when Suzy discovers Peter is not the man he claims to be. Performances run Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.. An additional matinee will be offered during the final weekend of the production on Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m.. Show runs through March 24. Tickets are $36 for general admission, $31 for seniors, $20 for students 25 and under. Click here or call 631-653-8955 to grab yours.

Test your trivia knowledge across the South Fork

Your favorite trivia group, Think Inc. Trivia is offering a slew of events across the South Fork starting tonight and continuing all weekend. Tonight, they’re at One Trick Pony in Westhampton Beach as well as Sagaponack’s Townline BBQ. Both events start at 7 p.m. Tomorrow, March 8, all are welcome to test their trivia chops at Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island, starting at 6 p.m. while Kizzy T’s in East Hampton is set to have their turn at trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 10.

Sip, dine and play at CPI’s Oscar party

All are welcome to attend “Oscar Night Live at Canoe Place” this Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. at Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays. Hosted by PBS critics Bill McCuddy, Lisa Rosman and Neil Rosen, the evening will include a specialty prix fixe menu and Oscar-themed beverages while viewing the 96th Academy Awards live on a 15-foot screen. Share predications and receive fun movie-themed prizes, with the grand prize awarded to the most correct categories on the ballot. Doors open at 6 p.m., there’s a red carpet pre-show at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m.. Festivities will continue until about 10 p.m.. Tickets are $75 per person.

See Oscar-picked documentaries at WHBPAC

You did your duty and logged all the nominated feature flicks for 2024 — but the nominated shorts have escaped your agenda. Remedy that all this weekend at t he Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, when they, along with Magnolia Pictures (for the 19th year in a row — yowza!), screen the animated, live action and doc picks for 2024. Showings are Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (for all you last-minute onlookers) at 4 p.m.. Grab a seat here.

Live opera from the MET in New York City will be shown at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Bay Street)

Listen to opera, Souled Out and Real East End Brass at Bay Street

On Saturday at noon, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosts a live virtual screening of The Metropolitan Opera’s performance of La Forza Del Destino. Tickets are $35 per person, $31.50 for students and kids, $25 for MET opera members.

This Saturday night at 8 p.m. Souled Out, Long Island’s exclusive dance band, and Real East End Brass (REEB) both perform at Bay Street. Picture the best wedding band you’ve ever heard with Souled Out, a dynamic six-piece party band, playing classic hits along with dance favorites. REEB is a nine-piece, brass-driven ensemble composed of East End locals and recognized for their signature New Orleans Brass Band arrangements. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for kids and students.

Make music a priority

Emily Weitz and Bosco Michne perform live at Kidd Squid in Sag Harbor from 4 to 6 p.m.. Roses Grove Band, a Grateful Dead improv band, performs at Amagansett’s Stephen Talkhouse this Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. ($20 cover) while Long Island’s own Tigres performs after, beginning around 10 p.m. ($10 cover). Karaoke is at Almond in Bridgehampton this Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight. Don’t be scared to belt your favorite ballad, for Almond is one of the safest spots around.