An open rehearsal of “Lost Codes,” a work-in-progress by Ibrahim Quraishi, will be presented next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Watermill Center, where Mr. Quraishi is currently an artist-in-residence.
“Lost Codes” reflects Mr. Quraishi’s interest in the relationship between religious communities and their sacred rituals. To that end, he is said to be immersing himself in the East Hampton Jewish community and the Shaker community, to better understand the dynamics of rituals.
The 10th annual free winter film series at Guild Hall, presented in partnership with the East Hampton Library, kicks off Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” the story of a 17-year-old French girl who emigrates to Israel with her family. Distressed by the hatred between Israelis and Palestinians, she writes a letter expressing her feelings and puts it into a bottle that her brother throws into the sea near Gaza. A few weeks later, she receives an email from a young Palestinian boy, and a long-distance friendship develops.
There's just 13 days until Christmas. This weekend you can get your shopping done while also enjoying the festivities at events like the Holiday Stroll in East Hampton or the holiday sales in Bridgehampton. Mark the end of Hanukkah with the Menorahcade that will drive through East Hampton on Saturday. There's something for everyone this weekend.
Carter Burwell, an Amagansett resident and movie composer whose score for "Carol" has made him an industry favorite for his first Academy Award nomination, will be at the East Hampton Library on Friday for a screening of "Gods and Monsters," the Bill Condon film, at 4 p.m.
Before Santa gets busy delivering presents all over the world, he took some time out to be the guest of honor at the Santa Parade in East Hampton on Saturday. People lined the streets to see jolly old St. Nick, as well as marchers and floats parade up Main Street and Newtown Lane.