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  • The Southampton Cultural Center is ringing in the holiday season this weekend with its production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.” Lest readers think they’re familiar with “It’s a Wonderful Life,” this play offers a pronounced twist on Frank Capra’s 1946, Oscar-nominated holiday classic and a completely different experience from the film.

  • Michael Wolfe, director, writer, star, and co-producer of “Maybe Tomorrow,” an independent dramatic film that has just been released on DVD, began his film career with humble ambitions. As teenagers growing up on Long Island in the early 1990s, he and his friends made skits using his father’s video camera and showed them at parties.

  • Paton Miller at Horowitz

    “Paton Miller: The Edge of the World,” an exhibition of recent and older works that reflect the Southampton artist’s longstanding exploration of the interface between land and sea, will open Saturday at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton and remain on view through Dec. 31. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • The Public Theater in New York City has installed “Posters for Papp,” an ongoing exhibition of Paul Davis’s artwork for the theater company and its founder, Joseph Papp.

    Between 1975 and 1991, Mr. Davis, who lives in Sag Harbor and New York, created 51 posters for productions at the theater’s Astor Place home, the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and the theater’s residencies at Lincoln Center and on Broadway.

  • To say that Ruby Jackson has retired after 13 years as assistant to the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs is only partly true. While Krista Biedenbach took over the job on Nov. 3, Ms. Jackson is not the retiring type. An artist who has been exhibiting on the East End since 1979, she will spend more time in her studio but will also serve as a docent at the museum, doing as a volunteer what she did for so many years as a paid employee.

  • Jeff Muhs’s New Paintings

    “Slipstream,” a new series of abstract paintings by Jeff Muhs, will open this evening at Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea with a reception from 6 to 8 and will remain on view through Dec. 20.

    A slipstream is an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction created behind a rapidly moving vehicle. In Mr. Muhs’s paintings, the slipstream is made visually by foreground elements that leave a swirling area of turbulence in their wake.

  • Oenophiles, rejoice! This year has been another excellent one for the Long Island wine industry. “It was a dream,” said Roman Roth, a partner and winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack.

  • Carone at Washburn

    The Washburn Gallery in New York City will present “Nicolas Carone: Paintings From the 1950s” today through Jan. 17, with a reception tonight from 6 to 8.

    Although Mr. Carone continued to paint until his death in 2010 at 93, it was during the ’50s that he was a central figure in the New York School. He bought a house in Springs in 1954 and split his time afterward between the city and the South Fork.

  • Long Island Restaurant Week

    As the weather cools, restaurants offer bargains to lure diners from the warmth of hearth and home. Long Island Restaurant Week will begin Sunday and continue through Nov. 9, with more than 165 restaurants offering prix fixe, three-course menus for $27.95.

    Participating South Fork eateries are 1770 House and the Living Room at c/o the Maidstone in East Hampton, Almond and Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, and the Cuddy and Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor.

  • Guild Hall will present two new exhibitions, “Mary Ellen Bartley: Leaning Above the Page” and “New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection, 2010-2014,” from Saturday through Jan. 4. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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  • Christmas Performances
    The Old Whalers Church will hold two Christmas celebrations this weekend. A radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the chapel of the church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The free, hourlong show will include members of the East End theater community, church members, friends, and sound effects.

  • Saturday's foul weather didn't deter filmmakers and filmgoers from a festive brunch at c/o the Maidstone, which serves as the headquarters for the Hamptons International Film Festival. Mimosas, bloody marys, and passed hors d'oeuvres helped warm up a happy crowd.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival's official kickoff took place at Guild Hall Thursday night with a screening of Theodore Melfi's "St. Vincent" starring Melissa McCarthy as newly single mother who must leave her 12-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher) in the care of her curmudgeonly new neighbor, played by Bill Murray, while she works.

  • "Charlie's Country" is the third collaboration between David Gulpilil, an Australian Aboriginal actor, and Rolf de Heer, a Dutch-born director who lives in Australia. Mr. Gulpilil plays the title character, who lives in a Northern Territory Aboriginal community where white laws have encroached and undermined the traditional ways of life.

  • The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will take place Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ross School Center for Well-Being in East Hampton. Now in its 14th year, the event is the hospice’s only annual fund-raiser held in East Hampton.

    Each year, approximately 100 artists transform small cigar and wine boxes into works of portable art. Among this year’s participants are Jennifer Cross, Eric Fischl, Connie Fox, April Gornik, Priscilla Heine, William King, Rex Lau, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, and Frank Wimberly.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their annual awards Monday morning at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

    The festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer Steinman’s documentary about the 4 Deserts Race Series of 150-mile ultramarathons. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” won the Audience Award for Best Short.

  •    Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.