Christian Scheider will read Truman Capote’s holiday short story “A Christmas Memory” on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Amagansett Library. The largely autobiographical tale, first published in Mademoiselle magazine in 1956, takes place in the 1930s and tells the story of a 7-year-old boy and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend.
An encore screening of Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin,” part of the Met: Live in HD series, will be shown at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. The opera, first produced in 2000, is having its Met premiere in Robert Lepage’s new production, which features glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the stage and orchestra pit.
The Southampton Arts Center will present “100 Years of New Orleans Music: From Louis Armstrong to Trombone Shorty” on Saturday evening at 7. Members of the HooDoo Loungers, including the musician, historian, and filmmaker Joe Lauro and the drummer Claes Brondal, will begin the musical retrospective with the Gut Bucket Blues and Jazz of Bunk Johnson.
Climate change and what can be done to combat it, especially in light of a questionable attitude in the new administration in Washington, will be the subject on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Bridgehampton.
The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor will hold a two-part screening of "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise," a four-hour PBS program hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
A blood drive is underway in East Hampton on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there are other upcoming opportunities for area residents to make a donation in the coming weeks to help alleviate an emergency blood shortage.
The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
The holidays may be over, but next weekend, many will enjoy a three-day break as we remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Two important fund-raisers will be held on the South Fork that weekend, so mark your calendars now.
Kristi Constanteles, a professional organizer, will talk about what it takes to get neater in the new year at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 1 p.m. She will give tips on cleaning up and clearing out home clutter.