December Is Showtime
Plenty of family-friendly entertainment options abound this weekend and next.
The dancers of Our Fabulous Variety Show have been hard at work on “festive and fabulous” performances for their Winter Varietal, planned for Saturday at LTV Studios in Wainscott. Shows are at 2 and 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for kids and $15 for adults; V.I.P. tickets are $25 and $35. Tickets bought online are subject to an additional fee. Information is online at ourfabulousvarietyshow.org.
Laura Jasper, a theater artist with an M.F.A. from Stony Brook University, will put on a family-friendly staged reading of “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, complete with “pauses in the script to allow the audience to join in singing traditional carols.” The show is free but advanced registration is required through the events calendar at easthamptonlibrary.org.
On the table next weekend is “Mixed Nuts,” a mash-up of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker” and perennial-favorite holiday film “Home Alone,” performed by the dancers of Studio 3. This one’s at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (cash only). The website is dancestudio3.com.
More for Kids and Teens
The Magic of Aromatherapy for teens, tomorrow, 4-5 p.m. Birds of Prey with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge for all ages, Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon. Beach-themed holiday ornaments for teens, next Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 631-267-3810, amagansettlibrary.org.
East Hampton Library
Teen Advisory Board meeting, Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Board games and goodies for kids in grades six through eight, Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Jewelry making for teens, Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. Soap making for kids 4 and up (with adult caregiver if under 7), next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-324-0222, easthamptonlibrary.org.
Golden Eagle Art Store, East Hampton
Holiday break art camp for kids 6 and up, Dec. 28-30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $250, 631-324-0603, goldeneagleart.com.
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton
Felt-ball potholders for kids in grades six and up, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Council of Young Adults meeting, next Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ball-launch challenge for kids 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0025, myhamptonlibrary.org.
John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor
Hot chocolate mix jars for kids in sixth through 12th grades, tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Family Funday ornament making for all ages (with adult caregiver if under 10), Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 631-725-0049, johnjermain.org.
Snowman Mason jars for kids in fourth grade and up (dress for a mess), Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. D.I.Y. peppermint sugar scrub for kids in fifth grade and up (also dress for a mess), Saturday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Youth chess club for kids 7 to 12 with adult caregiver, Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 631-668-3377, montauklibrary.org.
Project Most, East Hampton
Block-printed holiday wrapping paper workshop with Kym Fulmer for kids 6 and up, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon at Most Holy Trinity School, $32. Saturday Science for kids 5 to 12, noon-1 p.m., $22. Sports Plus for kids 5 to 12, Saturday, noon-1 p.m., $17, 631-604-2777, projectmost.org.
Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton
Santa Claus at the library for family drop-in visits and pictures, Saturday, 2-4 p.m., 631-283-0774, myrml.org.
Sag Harbor Cinema
“Ratatouille” (Rated G), Saturday and Sunday matinees, ticket purchase required, 631-725-0010, sagharborcinema.org.
South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton
Decorate a tree for the birds family workshop, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., $10 for kids, $15 adults (free for museum members) plus $5 materials fee. Morton Wildlife Refuge nature walk for kids 8 and up and adults, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., $10 for kids, $15 adults, free for museum members). “Design your dream village” (introduction to mapmaking) for kids 7 and up, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., $10 for kids/$15 adults (free for museum members), 631-537-9735, sofo.org.