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Family Fun This Weekend By Susan Galardi features four professional actors who Some say “Keep it Real.” I say, “Keep sing live (the accompaniment is it Live.” taped). There’s a crayon duel, and a I went to a holiday dinner recently song called, “You’re Gross” sure to be where a couple of teenage kids came a hit with the boys in the audience. in, grunted hello, plopped down on the Amber Brown is not a Crayon, sofa and disappeared into Xbox-land Friday, Nov, 26, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Bay for the duration. With kids’ ever-growStreet Theatre, Sag Harbor. Tickets: The musical “Amber ing addiction to the big and little $12 for kids/$15 for adults. 631-725screens, much has been written about Brown” at Bay Street 9500. how they will ever learn basics of human interaction and social niceties, so I won’t add On Saturday is one of my favorite groups: The to it here. But I do my share of hand wringing, and Paper Bag Players in their new show Whoop-Deethat’s why I rely on the mantra, “keep it live.” Any Doo! This group presents classic theatrical comedy opportunity for kids to actually interface with real that points toward experimental theatre, European faces should be jumped on like a Wii control that has clown traditions and mime. The Players were foundslipped from the hands of a crazed, bug-eyed gamer. ed 52 years ago in the West Village (that tells you This weekend, there are three live shows to get something right there). Their shows include “skits,” kids out of the house and in front of some real songs, dances, and creative paper bag props and coshumans. On Friday, ArtsPower (a national touring tumes. This show features a friendly paper bag dragtheatre company) presents two performances of the on named Volcano, and an audience participation musical, Amber Brown is not a Crayon, at Bay Street game show called “Whoop-dee-doo.” The characters – Theatre. On Saturday at 2 p.m. the amazing Paper Ted Brackett (who also directs), Laura CantyBag Players will be at Guild Hall. And Saturday Samuel, John Stone, Amy Walsh, and Kevin Richard night at 8 p.m., the young rock band, NTOR will do a Woodall – find themselves in a hot air balloon, padset at the Stephen Talkhouse. For many teens and dling a canoe, and chasing a train. In “New Puppy,” tweens, just the idea of being able to go to a rock conLaura’s parents won’t let her keep her paper bag cert at a club at night is cool enough. puppy in their small home. With the audience’s help, The shows appeal to different age groups. Amber Laura convinces her parents that no home is too Brown is geared to kids from 6-10 years old; the small for a good friend. I saw the Players a few years Paper Bag Players are perfect for 3-8 year olds, and ago at WHBPAC and believe, me, the audience – of I’ll go out on a limb and say the NTOR band audience all ages – was totally engaged. would go for elementary to junior high kids. Paper Bag Players Whoop-Dee-Doo! Saturday, Nov. The fully staged, live musical Amber Brown is 27, 2 p.m. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East about a girl whose best friend breaks the news that Hampton. Tickets: 324-0806; GuildHall.org or at Box his family is moving. The story reveals how Amber Office 2 hours before performance. Member/nonand Justin deal with the feelings of first loss, and member tickets: $15/$13 adults, $12/ $10 children explores the meaning of friendship. The production

Kid’s Calendar

For more events happening this week, check out: North Fork Calendar pg: 46 Arts & Galleries pg: 56 Day by Day Calendar pg: 57 Contact organizations, as some require ticket purchase or advanced registration. AMG-Amagansett; BH-Bridgehampton; EH-East Hampton; HB-Hampton Bays; MV-Manorville; MTKMontauk; Q-Quogue; RVHD – Riverhead; SGH-Sag Harbor; SGK-Sagaponack; SH-Southampton; WMWater Mill; WH-Westhampton; WHB-West Hampton Beach ***See this week’s Glossy Supplement for

Holiday Event Listings***

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 MOMMY AND ME – 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Springs Youth Center, Ed Hults Lane, Springs. Drop in program for East Hampton parents and caregivers of children newborn through preschool. Theresa Lawrence, tlawrence@town.easthampton.ny.us. 631-324-4947. SONGS & STORIES - 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. – noon, Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Cooper’s Farm Rd., SH.Birth and up, geared towards preschool age, siblings are welcome. Also Fris., Dec. 10, 17. 283-0774 ext 519, myrml.org. AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON - Bay Street Theatre. SEE STORY ABOVE. 631-725-9500. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 FENCING – call for times, for ages 10 and up, Ross School, 18 Good Friend Dr., EH. 631-907-5555, ross.org. TALKING HANDS THEATRE PRINCESS-PIRATES – 11 a.m., Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre 4 East Union St., SGH. goatonaboat.org. 631-725-4193. $10, $9 for grandparents and members, $5 for children under three years. PAPER BAG PLAYERS WHOOP-DEE-DOO! – 2 p.m., Guild Hall, SEE STORY ABOVE. $10/$15. THE PICTURE SHOW AT BAY ST. THEATRE – The Marx Brothers in Monkey Business, 8 p.m. 1 Bay St., SGH. $5 For $25 Dinner/Movie package call American Hotel 7253535. NTOR - 8 p.m., The Stephen Talkhouse. Cover charge $10. SEE STORY ABOVE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AMARYLLIS FARM SANCTUARY OPEN – 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 93 Merchants Path off Sagg Rd., BH. Feed the animals, pony rides. christine@amaryllisfarm.com, 631-537-7335. $5. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 THEATRE ARTS: AN INTRODUCTION – 3:15 p.m.4:15 p.m., Mondays through Dec. 13, Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, BH, Nancy Mulinelli, 631-907-5880 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 SAT VERBAL EXAM PREP – 7 p.m. Lodge at Squiretown Park, 62 Red Creek Rd., HB. Contact Chris

Paper Bag Players at Guild Hall The band NTOR was formed by a group of kids, starting with keyboardist Jenny Aguiar, bass player Wyatt Sempliner and lead guitarist Kain Summerlin; joined by drummer Will Berger and vocalist Joe Panico. NTOR first performed at the South Salem School talent show, and went on to gig at The Crash Mansion in Manhattan, La Motta’s Waterside Restaurant and Finn McCool’s. The band does covers of The Beatles, Journey, The Police, MGMT and OAR. Give them a listen on NTORband.com. There’s nothing slick/“American Idol” about the band – they come off as a group of earnest, “clean–cut” kids who are serious about their music. The lead singer has pipes with some promise, the instrumentalists have been practicing. Maybe your school-aged kid will be inspired to pick up a real instrument. NTOR at The Stephen Talkhouse, Main Street, Amagansett. Saturday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Cover charge $10. The group requests you bring a non-perishable item to donate to the East Hampton Food Pantry.

Bean, cbean@southamptontownny.gov, 631-728-8585. Reg. req’d. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 BUGS - 3:20 p. m. –4:20 p.m. , ages 5–7, Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Ln., BH. Explore the world of creepy crawlies from slugs to dragonflies. Through hands-on exploration, students learn, Weds., through Dec. 15 contact inmullinelli@ross.org, 631-907-5880, ross.org/afternoons. THURSDAY DECEMBER 2 WORD UP! – Poetry readings by the 8th grade students of the Montauk School. John Drew Theater, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., EH. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org. Free. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 THE PICTURE SHOW AT BAY ST. THEATRE - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) , 8 p.m. 1 Bay St., SGH. $5 at the door. For $25 Dinner and a Movie package call the American Hotel, 631-725-3535. ONGOING Call/visit website for times. Registration may be required. Megan’s Law and The Crime Victims Center offer age appropriate sexual abuse & abduction prevention educational workshops for children, teens and adults and Internet Safety programs. Call the Helpline, 631-689-2672 for more information or to schedule a workshop. ART CLASSES – Classes for K-12. L’atelier 5 Art Studio, 1391 North Sea Rd., SH. 259-3898, latelier5.wordpress.com. ART CLASSES AT PARRISH – Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Ln., SH. 283-2118, parrishart.org. ART OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CLASSES – 4 - 5p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thur. Amy’s Ark Studio & Farm, 10 Hollow Ln., WH. 902-3655. artoflife@verizon.net. GOAT ON A BOAT PUPPET THEATRE – shows, classes, yoga at 4 East Union Street, SGH. Visit goatonaboat.org. MUSIC TOGETHER BY THE DUNES – Mon., Tue. Thurs., & Fri. mornings, various locations, newborns-5 & caregivers, music/movement program. 764-4180, mtbythedunes.com.

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