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  • Busy Day at Watermill
        The Watermill Center has scheduled a full afternoon of activities Saturday, including an exhibition of new work by Jose Carlos Casado at 3 and a dance-theater work-in-progress by Jack Ferver at 4. Both artists are currently in residence at the center.

  • Gesture Jam at Parrish

  •     When Steven Caras was 15 years old, Emile Sanzari, the director of his high school production of “Brigadoon,” assured him he had enough talent to pursue a career in dance, despite having never taken a single lesson. “I started ballet classes immediately,” Mr. Caras recalls, “and three years later found myself dancing with, in my opinion, the greatest ballet company in the world — the New York City Ballet — under the watchful eye of the legendary choreographer, George Balanchine.”

  • New at the Drawing Room
        An exhibition of drawings by Christine Hiebert and sculpture by Diane Mayo opens tomorrow at the Drawing Room in East Hampton, where it will remain on view through March 10. Ms. Hiebert has investigated the art of drawing for 25 years, using traditional and nontraditional tools to create works ranging in size from a sheet of paper to rotunda wall installations in museums. The 10 drawings in this exhibition reveal the range of her experimentation over the last 20 years.

  • Leander Arnold, a mason from Springs, found a message in a bottle while working at the Thomas Moran House restoration on Main Street — a note commemorating the laying of the cornerstone for the artist’s studio.
  • No Vacation for Grenning
        The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is inaugurating its first warehouse sale, complete with cookies and coffee, on Saturday morning at 10. The sale, which will be held in the gallery Fridays through Mondays this month and next, includes paintings, small sketches, works on paper, and a large selection of handmade frames.

  •     The Springs residence of Roger Ames and Elizabeth Bassine is an active place. On a recent afternoon, Mr. Ames’s daughter, Beth, and her boyfriend were working in the living room. Ms. Bassine returned from a walk with her son, Adam, and two large and exuberant dogs who proceeded to thump in and out through the pet door. In one corner of the living room, beneath several of Ms. Bassine’s large paintings, are a piano, a keyboard, and a laptop. Mr. Ames is a composer, and it’s a wonder there’s room for his muse there.

  • New at Crazy Monkey
        The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett is opening a new show tomorrow called “New Year=New Art.” Work by the gallery members Andrea McCafferty, Daniel Schoenheimer, Barbara Bilotta, June Kaplan, Ellyn Tucker, Bob Tucker, Mark E. Zimmerman, Bobbie Braun, Lance Corey, Beth O’Donnell and Melissa Hin will remain on view through Jan. 26.

        A reception is scheduled for Jan. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Huey Landscapes at Harper’s

  •     I was working at the Museum of Modern Art in 1971 when the film department there presented a one-week program of the films of Shirley Clarke. Clarke was a well-known independent filmmaker during the 1950s and 1960s, when few women worked in the field. Her first feature, an adaptation of Jack Gelber’s play “The Connection” (1961), won praise for its graphic depiction of drug use, but entangled Clarke in a two-year censorship battle, which she ultimately won.

  • When Glenn Leitch saw the house in Springs, he was smitten. “It was in pretty bad shape then, and most people would have torn it down,” he said. But he “loved the lines of it. It reminded me of Jackson Pollock’s house.”

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  • 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 f