Animals, acrobats, and circus performers figure prominently in her work
Gabriele Raacke was framed by “Fly Fishing,” left, and “An Apple Tree Grows Inside of Me,” both of which reflect a humor at once whimsical and surreal. Mark Segal
The subjects of Gabriele Raacke’s portraits, like “Newspaper Man,” often sport bizarre headwear.
“Monkey and Lizard” is one of Gabriele Raacke’s reverse-painting-on-glass dinner plates.

By Adam Judd
Mizuho Takeshita, a soprano, was a soloist for the Choral Society of the Hamptons’ “A Rose in Winter” concert performed on Dec. 6. Durell Godfrey
A popular feature of the winter concert of the Choral Society of the Hamptons is the Christmas carol sing-along at the end. Durell Godfrey
At The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the East Hampton Library

At Guild Hall
Nathan Gunn is Papageno in the encore screening of The Metropolitan Opera's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Ken Howard

"Mixed Nuts," a production of Studio 3 in Bridgehampton, will present a mash-up of "The Nutcracker" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" this weekend at Bay Street. The photo is from a prior year's performance. Studio 3

“the loss of our agrarian heritage to Mac Burbias and the excessive wealth consuming our community.”
“Secrets,” a photograph by Kathryn Szoka
Ms. Szoka’s “Hooded” is suggestive of the images of victims of torture at Abu Ghraib.

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Frank Sofo's landscapes and seascapes will be part of a small works show at Ashawagh Hall on Sunday for Christmas shoppers.

A project exploring lullaby rituals from around the world

Carter Burwell