This weekend, get into the holiday spirit with a reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” in Greenport and a live radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” in Southampton. Other things to do include a documentary film festival in Sag Harbor, open studio tours at the Watermill Center and a classical concert at the Montauk Library.

Take 2 Documentary Film Festival

Sat., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. “Art & Heart: the World of Isaiah Sheffer.” Courtesy of HT2DFF.

Sat., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. “Art & Heart: the World of Isaiah Sheffer.” Courtesy of HT2DFF.

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will run from Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

The four-day film festival, previewed by Hamptons Art Hub here, will showcase a multitude of documentaries, with topics ranging from Maya Angelou, to visual arts and artists, to Israeli cuisine, and more. There will also be two tributes: to mark the 30th anniversary of the PBS “American Masters” series on Friday, December 2; and to honor filmmaker Alex Gibney at the HT2FF annual gala on Saturday, December 3.

Tickets for each film are $15, but $13 for senior citizens. Tickets for the “American Masters” tribute and films on Friday are $25, and admission to the Saturday night Gala is $50. A full-festival pass is available for $150.

Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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A Christmas Carol, Live Radio Play

The Southampton Cultural Center will host multiple performances of the live radio play adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Joe Landry’s adaptation takes the Charles Dickens novella and turns it into a performance acted out as if on a radio broadcast, with the performance relying on the actors changing their voices to play different characters, along with studio style sound effects. The classic Christmas tale tells the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve to teach him the meaning of the holiday and the spirit of generosity.

The 70-minute performances, directed by Michael Disher, will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 2, at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 4.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students under 21.

The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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“A Christmas Memory” at Peconic Landing

The Peconic Landing Community Center will host a reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Jere Jacob and Tom DeWolfe will read Capote’s now classic Christmas story, which tells the story of a seven-year-old narrator and his elderly distant cousin, who is alsohis best friend. The story, set during the 1930s, is largely autobiographical about Capote’s own childhood.

Peconic Landing is located at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944.

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Watermill Center’s Final Open Studios of 2016

The Watermill Center will be hosting its final open studios of 2016 on Saturday, December 3, 2016 with current artists-in-residence, designer Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson and performance group Undisciplined Body.

The open studio tours will begin at 2 p.m. with a look at the work of Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson, followed by a visit with the members of Undisciplined Body at 3 p.m.

Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson is an American industrial designer who has been focusing on the final stages of developing a jewelry collection during his residency. With his collection, he is critically interpreting the objects of the ring, collar, necklace and bracelet, along with writing a narrative from the perspective of the object.

Undisciplined Body, an interdisciplinary performance group, is currently developing “The Factory,” in which they explore Foucault’s biopolitical theory, focusing primarily on corporal discipline.

Undisciplined Body is a Chilean group that was co-founded by Ébana Garín and Camila Karl in 2012, according to the Watermill Center’s website.

The artists, who began their residences on November 16, will be developing their work at the Watermill Center until the end of their residency on December 14, 2016.

The Watermill Center suggests a $10 donation for the open studios.

The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Sag Harbor Holiday Fundraiser

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will host its 3rd annual Holiday Cocktail Party & Fundraiser on Saturday, December 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The cocktail party, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and live jazz by Steve Shaughnessy, will be held in the Museum’s Sage Parlor. An auction and raffle will include prizes from the American Hotel, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, the Maidstone and more.

Tickets are $25. All proceeds go directly toward the Museum’s Capital Campaign for restoration and donations can be made here.

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Chopin Concert at Montauk Library

The Montauk Library will host “Chopin and 19th Century Paris” with the Karkowska Sisters on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The Karkowska Sisters feature Anna Karkowska on the violin and pianist Katarzyna Karkowska. The sisters, who are both alumnae of the Juilliard School and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, will perform the music of Chopin and his contemporaries.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954.

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