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  • Workers on the autism spectrum rise to the occasion at South Fork Bakery, opened by a licensed speech and language therapist and family coach who has always loved to bake.
  • Amid a flurry of holiday film releases and the inevitable handicapping of the races for Oscars and Golden Globes, “American Masters,” the award-winning PBS biography series, will launch its 31st season on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS with the nationwide premiere of “By Sidney Lumet.”
  • The Drawing Room in East Hampton is open through March by appointment only. The gallery’s directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, have installed paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and drawings that can be explored in depth during the winter season by clients, architects, designers, and other interested viewers.
  • Even though the ground is hard, the trees are bare, and most farmers markets are closed for the winter, locally sourced and produced food items are still available for last-minute holiday gifts. The list of artisanal purveyors on the East End seems to grow every year, and one of the newest is Two Jammin’ Chicks.
  • Jules Feiffer has been more productive in his 80s than many people are in a lifetime. Since 2014, he has published two graphic novels, “Cousin Joseph” and “Kill My Mother,” and next summer the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will open its Mainstage season with the world premiere of “The Man in the Ceiling,” a musical comedy based on his 1995 children’s book of the same name.
  • “Twenty Sixteen,” an exhibition of new photographs and handmade books by William Eric Brown, is on view at Harper’s Apartment, the Manhattan outpost of Harper’s Books of East Hampton, through Jan. 19.
  • The artistic career of Phyllis Hammond, a Springs sculptor, began almost 80 years ago when, as an 8-year-old, she took a one-hour train trip all by herself from Melrose, Mass., to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to sketch the Greek and Roman sculptures there. Not too much has fazed her since then.
  • Tumbleweed Tuesday might be a thing of the past, but empty storefronts still proliferate in East Hampton Village during the off-season. This winter, however, the windows of at least one high-end Main Street clothing purveyor, Malia Mills, will not be papered over. The company has decided to make its empty space available to artists for a series of exhibitions, the first of which will open on Saturday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. It will feature the work of the East End artists Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund, Margaret Garrett, and Philippe Cheng.
  • Janet Lehr Inc. in East Hampton will open its holiday group exhibition with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. “Materiality and Process,” the fifth annual reinstallation of the The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill's permanent collection, is on view now through November 2017.
  • 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.

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