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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...
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...
“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.
A standing-room-only crowd including many of the South Fork's musicians packed into Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square on Saturday night for a free concert that served as an informal send-off for the store, which will close at year's end.
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...

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...
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold its fifth Gesture Jam, a theatrical figure drawing event, tomorrow at 6 p.m. Andrea Cote, an artist and educator who conceived the idea for the class while living in Seattle in the 1990s, will lead the...
For those who prefer Sammy Cahn or Cole Porter to Mozart, the East Hampton Library is offering “Celebrating Sinatra at 100” on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Ten years ago the Metropolitan Opera launched its Live in HD series with Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute.” Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the opera on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Bay Street Theater will throw a holiday party and sing-along with the special guests Don Duga, the animator who helped create “Frosty the Snowman,” and Rick Unterberg, a piano bar entertainer, on Monday at 7 p.m.
You begin to see them everywhere this time of year, trees and shrubs bundled in burlap as if they are presents. During the holiday season, they almost look normal, as if nature was saving its gifts for a later time. “Don’t open me until March 31,”...