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  • Friday, December 5
    GIRLS BASKETBALL, East Hampton at Westhampton Beach, nonleague, 4:30 p.m.
    BOYS BASKETBALL, Kendall Madison Tip-Off Classic, first-round games, Mattituck vs. Westhampton Beach, 5 p.m., and East Hampton vs. Pierson, 6:15, East Hampton High School.
    RUGBY, holiday dinner, South Fork Country Club, Amagansett, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, December 6

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Four American Composers: John Cage” tomorrow at 6 p.m. An excerpt from Peter Greenaway’s 1983 documentary “Four American Composers,” it profiles the avant-garde composer, writer, and artist whose influence has been felt in the visual arts and dance, as well as by composers and musicians ranging from Stockhausen to Morton Feldman to Philip Glass to Frank Zappa.

  • The Southampton Cultural Center has announced a new program, Local Talent @ SCC, which will make the Levitas Center available without charge to East End artists of all disciplines for recital and performance.

  • The group called Our Fabulous Variety Show will return to Guild Hall this weekend with four performances of “A Spectacular Christmas Carol,” its retelling of Dickens’ classic story. The show will present the tale of Scrooge, played by Tony D’Alessio, and the three ghosts through song and dance.

  • The East Hampton Library will screen “Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle” Saturday at 1 p.m. The 60-minute BBC documentary, directed in 2005 by Steve Cole, tells the story of Sutcliffe, who became friends with John Lennon in 1957 when both were students at the Liverpool School of Art, and joined the rock group, then known at the Quarrymen, in 1959.

  • Return of the Lit Lunch

    There’s no shortage of writers in Sag Harbor, but there’s only one restaurant that can creditably claim to be the linchpin establishment that turned around what circa 1970 was a half-decrepit village — the American Hotel, which is where the Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library will host this year’s fund-raising authors lunch at noon on Sunday.

  • Museum Magic

    At the Children’s Museum of the East End, fans of Angelina Ballerina may still have a chance to hear the series’ author, Katharine Holabird, read from and sign copies of books in her new Twinkle series tomorrow at 10 a.m. The reading costs $15 and is free for museum members.

  • Roy and Lori Dalene of Woodbine Drive in Springs have announced the marriage of their daughter Jessica Sue Dalene to David Michael Weber of Erie, Pa., on Oct. 4.

    The couple were married at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Nancy Howarth. They were attended by the bride’s sister, Amy Dalene of East Hampton and Santa Barbara, Calif., as maid of honor, and the groom’s cousin Daniel Weber of Santa Barbara as best man. The reception was held at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton.

  • Amagansett

    A car parked on Shore Drive East over the weekend of Nov. 8 and 9 had its taillights vandalized and its rear license plate removed. Ramon Guante estimated the damage, including the cost to replace the stolen plate, at $250.

    East Hampton

  • A Thanksgiving weekend tradition, along with turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce and stuffing, the East Hampton Historical Society’s annual house and garden tour will return on Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

    This year, the society is saluting the shingle, the South Fork construction staple from its earliest days. Houses from those earlier times, as well as more recent construction that plays with the vernacular, will be featured.

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  • Hailing the Solstice
    All have been invited to a winter solstice celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Saturday at 7 p.m. The gathering will begin with a potluck supper, and those planning to share have been asked to prepare a dish with a generous six portions. A candlelight ceremony will follow, with drumming, dancing, and music.

    A suggested donation of $10 for each adult will go to local food pantries and also benefit the meetinghouse.

  • "Paintings of Hope," an exhibition of work by Haim Mizrahi, an East Hampton artist, will open at Vered Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday at 6 p.m. The evening will include a candle lighting and songs with Chabad of East Hampton in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

  • A holiday concert at Ashawagh Hall Thursday evening will feature Caroline Doctorow performing with Russ Seeger, and the Job Potter and Friends band, with musicians to include Gerry Giliberti, Sarah Greene, and Randy Parsons.

    In store are folk, blues, and country music, including original songs, as well as holiday classics. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • There's one more chance before the holiday season to give the gift of a blood donation.

  • The East Hampton Historical Society has decked its halls, well, its lovingly maintained old structures, for two events this weekend.

  • With Hanukkah just days away and Christmas in just two weeks, this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate, shop, join others in song, or revel in those distinctly December aromas of gingerbread and hot cider. There are gift shows galore, several production of "The Nutcracker" and its variations, and even a "Frozen" show at the Southampton Arts Center for all the Anna and Elsa fans out there. Use this as a guide to make your list (and check it twice) of happenings through Dec. 14. 

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • Carmen Adriana, an East Hampton stylist, will be the guest host at a shopping event at the East Hampton Theory store on Saturday.

    In an email announcing the event, Ms. Adriana said that “Theory is always on my short list when I begin building a wardrobe for someone” and that when the store asked her to host the event she “calmly said yes and then did the happy dance.”

    She will offer her styling expertise at the store, which is at 46 Newtown Lane, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Santa Claus' schedule is jam packed this weekend. He'll make appearances at the parade in his honor in East Hampton, and then later he will arrive by fire truck on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Find out where else the jolly old fellow will pop up Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, along with many other holiday events happening from Southampton to Montauk this weekend.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 

    WINDMILL LIGHT-UP: Refreshments, holiday treats, music, and crafts for kids, Stony Brook Southampton, 5-7 p.m.

  • There will be no shortage of holiday festivities in East Hampton Village this weekend, providing the weather cooperates, but rain, shine, or snow, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will ring in the season with cocktails, dancing, and live music at a fund-raiser on Sunday evening at the Palm.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas lights are going up and holiday markets abound. Take a look at what's coming up this weekend from Southampton to Montauk:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Collection, presents and gift cards for clients of the Retreat, victims of domestic abuse. Call help line, 329-4398, for details.