arts

Talent Show Auditions     “Talent Showcase,” a regional public access show broadcast on Cablevision, will be holding auditions on Feb. 23 at Cablevision’s headquarters in Hauppauge. The shows are taped at LTV...
Mostly Abstract at Ashawagh     Cynthia Sobel has organized “Mostly Abstract” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend. The show at the art space opens Saturday afternoon with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. It will be up...
   Anyone pursuing a life in books in this digital age has to pause to consider the consequences. An entire generation has come of age learning to question the value of books or not even considering their tactile permanence.  ...
   When the Sunday afternoon jam proved impractical to continue in the confines of Crossroads Music, in Amagansett Square, it quickly found a warm welcome a half-mile to the east, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.
‘Living, Out Loud’     Guild Hall and the Naked Stage will present an evening of essay readings on Tuesday at 7:30. “Living, Out Loud: Writers Dish on Love, Sweat, and Fears” will feature readings by Paula...
Judge or Be Judged     The eighth annual Crazy Monkey Gallery competition among its member artists will take place at the Amagansett gallery beginning tomorrow.     Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite art...
   Joan Semmel, a longtime resident of Springs, will have a solo at the Bronx Museum beginning today, with a reception on Saturday.    “Joan Semmel: A Lucid Eye” will include 27 recent self-portraits in which she...

“The Best American Poetry 2012” Edited by Mark Doty Scribner Poetry, $16
   Following the student art exhibition, which will run from Feb. 2 to March 3, the Parrish Art Museum has a full schedule of temporary exhibitions lined up for the next two years.