Looking at the happy, bright-colored paintings of Guy Yanai, an Israeli artist who has taken over the first floor of Harper’s Books in East Hampton through mid-December, a viewer might be tempted to decide they were a cross-pollinated canvas offspring of the visions of Jennifer Bartlett, Richard Diebenkorn, and David Hockney.
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue has added a new, one-weekend production to its 2016-2017 season. “Joy to the World,” a program of holiday stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Isaac Bashevis Singer, O. Henry, and other noted writers, will be read by members of the company tomorrow at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8, and Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Ashawagh Hall in Springs will present “Short Days,” an exhibition of work by Anahi DeCanio, John Todaro, Annie Sessler, and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 5.
The Southampton Arts Center will present “An Evening of Cabaret With Valerie diLorenzo” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The actress and singer is a fixture at cabaret venues in New York City and on Long Island and has upcoming engagements in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Sacramento, Calif., among others.
The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate the holiday season on Sunday afternoon with two performances, at 3 and 5:30, at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The program includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, Bach’s Cantata No. 61, festive works by Purcell and Schutz, and Christmas carols.
Cyber warfare, animal rights, East End artists, and Maya Angelou are a few of the more than 20 subjects explored by filmmakers during the 11th annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, which opens today at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater and runs through Sunday evening.
“Songwriters in the Round,” a concert hosted by Caroline Doctorow and featuring three other singer-songwriters, will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Hugh Prestwood, Mary Ann Rossoni, and Mike Laureanno will share the stage with Ms. Doctorow for an evening of music rooted in folk, blues, and country.
The Watermill Center will open its doors to the public Saturday afternoon with a tour of the building and grounds at 1, an open studio featuring the work of Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson at 2, and an open rehearsal at 3 by the performance group Undisciplined Body. All events are free but require advance reservations.