To kick off the season, the choral society will host a three-course brunch at the Bridgehampton Inn and Restaurant on Sunday at 1
Sybille van Kempen and Molly Channing had fun recently planning a brunch at the Bridgehampton Inn to benefit the Choral Society on Sunday before the first performance of its winter concert. Durell Godfrey

This year’s festival will honor her with a special program on Saturday evening
Barbara Kopple will be honored at the Bay Street Theater. Andrew Walker
In “Jon Imber’s Left Hand,” an artist’s struggle with A.L.S. is explored. It recently won an audience choice award at a film festival in Boston and will be shown at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at noon.

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center

At Guild Hall
"A Spectacular Christmas Carol" will take place at Guild Hall this weekend.

At the East Hampton Library

At Guild Hall
April Gornik is one of the subjects of Sophie Chahinian’s Artist Profile Archive project, which she will discuss on Saturday at Guild Hall, where some of the profiles can be seen.

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The purchases from this year include recent work by Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Bryan Hunt, Barbara Kruger, Thomas Moran, and David Salle
“A Piece of Sky Remembered” by Robert Harms was a gift to Guild Hall from a collector. Gary Mamay photos
April Gornik's "Light after the Storm," an oil on linen painting from 2012
Bryan Hunt, "Small Twist One" from 1978
Betty Parsons's "Viking I" has no date. It is constructed of mixed media on wood.
Christa Maiwald's "Henry Darger" is a gift from a recent members' show top honors winner.
Joel Perlman's "Big Train II" from 1998 was a gift from a collector.
This unusual Chuck Close portrait was also a gift from a collector.
Carolyn Conrad's "Moonlit Property" was a gift of the artist
"Summer Garden" by Cornelia Foss was a gift from the artist.
David Salle's "Spinning Tango Out" is an unusal top-bottom diptych and was purchased by the museum.

The Mercyfunks will celebrate the album’s release with a free in-store performance at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kevin Teare brought together musicians such as Jewlee Trudden and Pony Thompson for “Don’t Pet the White Dog,” an homage to the Beatles’ “White Album.” Axel D’Lobita
Kevin Teare and his dog, Zeke Christine Feldman