Arts

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has welcomed back Nancy Atlas for another winter season of Fireside Sessions.
hristian Scheider will present a two-day mini-marathon of the cinematic work of Jacques Tati at the Amagansett Library this weekend.
Ned Smyth doesn’t remember his first visit to the Louvre, since he was 18 months old at the time. Years later, his parents told him that he ran ahead of them as they approached the entrance. Once inside, they found him on his knees, genuflecting.
A reception will take place Saturday at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor from 5 to 7 p.m for the photographer Daniel Jones. A group show, “Winter Light: East End Artists,” organized by Arlene Bujese, will be on view at the Southampton Cultural Center from Tuesday through Feb. 15. A reception will be held on Jan. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.
With so much going on in the various galleries of Guild Hall’s museum right now, a permanent-collection show might seem like an afterthought. And yet “A Sense of Place,” the museum’s thematic exploration of its own vaults, takes up the largest space and is the most extensive.
“Life is brief and time is a thief,” Michael Weiskopf sings on “Love & Entropy,” his just-released album. “There’s no time left for the blues.”

Gritty stories to hard sci-fi: the year’s 10 best books.
Gabriele Raacke, who grew up in a small village in the Black Forest near Freiburg, Germany, wanted to be a bookseller. To that end she attended the booksellers school in Frankfurt, which offered a three-and-a-half-year program required for anybody who wanted to work in a bookstore or publishing house.

For those who love music, the Christmas season can present a conflicted situation. Often, a favorite carol or album is essential to enjoying the season and to connecting current celebrations to those of years past. Many music lovers seek out and delight in annual performances by dependable ensembles of particular works, such as “The Nutcracker” or...