Arts

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.
“Oil Works” will open today at the Amagansett Library and remain on view through Dec. 31. A reception will be held tomorrow afternoon from 4 to 6. The Woodbine Collection in Montauk will open “Epic Presence,” an exhibition of mixed-media artworks by the Montauk artist Kelly B. Darr, with a reception tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.
Our Fabulous Variety Show will present a double-barreled sendup of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” this weekend at Guild Hall, starting tomorrow evening at 7:30 with the first of three performances of “The New Christmas Carol.”
Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will present a klezmer concert featuring the renowned composer, singer, and pianist Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd and Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics, on Saturday at 7 p.m.
“Chopin and 19th-Century Paris,” a free concert by Anna Karkowska, a violinist, and her sister, Katarzyna Karkowska, a pianist, will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday evening at 7:30.
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab is now accepting submissions for its 2017 program, which will take place from April 7 through April 9 in East Hampton. The lab develops screenwriting talent by pairing emerging screenwriters with established writers and producers.
The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will interrupt its winter hiatus with its third annual holiday cocktail party on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Steve Shaughnessy will be playing jazz in the festively decorated Sage Parlor, where drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be on offer.