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Psychedelicized: The Electric Circus screens at The Church this Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Psychedelicized Film)

Spring has officially sprung, South Forkers. And, man, are we here for it!

While residual St. Patrick’s Day fodder across the South Fork includes the tiny but mighty Am-O’Gansett parade in Amagansett (cute, right?) this Saturday, March 23, at noon, Montauk’s much larger annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, now in its 62nd year, is on Sunday, March 24, sure to bring all sorts of folks from all walks of life out to The End. Last chance to see Hampton Theatre Company’s Strictly Murder at their Quogue location is also this weekend, so be sure to book your tix for your theater fix!

This weekend sees a healthy distribution of happenings geared toward all ages across the Hamptons. A couple of local libraries have both artsy and techy stuff planned for teens while the South Fork Natural History Museum hosts a hike in Montauk for kids and adults. For those who lived through the psychedelic era, gather at The Church in Sag Harbor for a documentary and a guitar jam session, plus some rock-n-roll and dancing, all revolving round New York City nightclub the Electric Circus. Just maybe stretch out a little before you hit the dancefloor.

Artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s latest exhibition “Beauty Out of Bounds” is at East End Arts in Riverhead this Saturday. (Photo courtesy of East End Arts)

Take in all the artistic beauty at EEA

East End Arts in Riverhead hosts multi-media artist, writer and Mattituck resident Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s first solo exhibition on the East End, “Beauty Out of Bounds,” starting on Saturday and continuing through May 5. Opening reception for the public will be on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at EEA’s Main Gallery (located at 133 E. Main St.). The show is set to include large-scale paintings, stitched works on paper, photography and the artist’s own handwritten journals featured in two of EEA’s galleries.

Teens craft a “Zine Scene” at Montauk Library

Tweens and teens are welcome to Montauk Library this Saturday afternoon for the “Zine Scene.” A zine, short for magazine, or a “fanzine,” if you will, is a self-published, utterly unique form of self-expression containing totally original content. Former teacher Liz Yorio will lead the writing workshop, while guiding participants on some techniques to get the ideas from your head to your paper (because seriously, who doesn’t need help with that?!). Students should bring their favorite book of all time for review. Kids, you should really do this, because you’ll get one hour of community service toward your graduation requirement, so there’s that! Program runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m.. Call 631-668-3377 to register.

Support and sip at the Clubhouse

Love Bites is at the Clubhouse in Wainscott this Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m., for $75 per person. This well-attended annual food and drink event benefits Katy’s Courage as well as Katy’s Kids @ CMEE Center for Grieving in Children and Adolescents, both formed in honor of Katy Stewart, a 12-year-old from Sag Harbor who died from a rare pediatric cancer in 2010. Event ticketholders can enjoy unlimited tastings of featured dishes from some of the East End’s top chefs and restaurateurs. Hosted by chef Peter Ambrose, Linda Shapiro and DJ Michael Variale, the evening will also include a golf raffle and silent auction. For more information on the event, click here.

Turn on and tune in at The Church in Sag Harbor, with music and a documentary in honor of the psychedelic era. (Photo credit: David Benthal)

Turn on, tune in and jam out at The Church

The documentary from Larry Confino, Psychedelicized: The Electric Circus Story, screens at The Church tomorrow night. Chronicling heyday of the legendary East Village nightclub, The Electric Circus, that was open from 1967 to 1971, the film will be shown as a celebration of the time, with attendees encouraged to dance, turn on and tune in. All rock music enthusiasts are invited to the Sag Harbor locale for an acoustic guitar jam circle prior to the screening. There’ll be snacks and comradery and of course, good tunes, plus a performance of a song from the film’s composer John Jinks and his band Out East. A Q&A will follow. Guitar circle begins at 5 p.m. and the screening starts at 6 p.m.. Admission is $20, $15 for members. Buy your tickets here.

Pile in at LTV for “Printaganza”

All are welcome for a live taping of “Printaganza,” a three-day long live art and printmaking event, at LTV Studios this weekend. Starting tomorrow and continuing through Sunday the event will feature over 70 local artists gathering for six individual sessions to create their own work, led by world-renowned artist and master printmaker Dan Welden. Images will be created on paper, as artists etch, crank and press their own brand-new, never before seen works. Each participant will gift one work to be auctioned off later this summer at a benefit for the Wainscott-based LTV. Printaganza sessions are slated to run tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, then again from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5 p.m.. For more information and to register, click here.

Learn about women architects at SAC

Celebrate these last few days of Women’s History Month with a screening of Making Space: Five Women Changing the Face of Architecture tonight beginning at 6 p.m. at Southampton Arts Center. The film talks about how a new generation of women is on the rise, creating some of the world’s most iconic architectural designs in what is traditionally regarded as (shocker) a male dominated profession. A brief panel discussion led by the Peconic chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow the screening. Tickets are $20, $15 for members.

Hike the terrain at Ditch Plains in Montauk with SOFO this Sunday. (Photo courtesy of SOFO)

Hike some Montauk till with SOFO

Right on the ocean and well known for its spectacular geological exposure, the Ditch Plains section of Montauk has long been studied by geologists for more than a century. Fittingly, Frank Quevedo, executive director at South Fork Natural History and Museum, hosts a hike along the trails throughout the terrain, originally formed rocks and soil carried by a glacier that were then subsequently left when said glacier melted about 10,000 years ago. The hike starts at 10:30 a.m. in Montauk this Sunday. $15 for adults, $10 for kids, free for SOFO members. Meeting place will be shared upon registration. Save your spot here.

Find a little fun at East Hampton Library

Today at 3:30 p.m., the East Hampton Library hosts a pizza and painting sessions designed for high school students. Paint a canvas, eat some pizza and don’t forget to dress for a possible mess. Sign up here. Tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. it’s cookies and puzzles at the library. Feel free to just drop by. “Teen Tech Time” is on Saturday at 10 a.m., where teens from the East Hampton community help adults one-on-one with computer questions and technological help. Bless you, young ones. You’re doing a good deed!