• There’s a 40 percent chance of rain today, with cloudy skies and a high near 58. The wind will be out of the north at 23 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight tonight, with high north winds continuing and a steady temperature around 56. Skies will clear Saturday, with a high near 62 and light and variable winds. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
This weekend is chock-full of events throughout the East End. Here are some highlights:
• Now in its 27th season, the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Signature Programs this upcoming weekend are rounding out into a robust series of films on issues of great social, environmental and cultural importance. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Wildlife biologist Mike Bottini will give a talk sponsored by North Fork Audubon on Long Island’s river otters this evening at 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. More details are online here.
• Families are invited to explore Bridgehampton’s Long Pond Greenbelt tomorrow, Sat. Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum. More details are online here.
• Artist-members of Women Sharing Art, Inc. will present a multimedia art exhibit titled “What’s Your Compass?” opening Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead.
• The Neo-political Cowgirls and Ille Arts in Amagansett are partnering on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. on a discussion on the “challenges of sustaining creative endeavors and the outlook for women in creative entrepreneurship on the East End of Long Island and beyond.” More details are online here.
• The Custer Institute Observatory in Southold will play host to an innovative solo viola concert of works by a Jewish composer whose work was dramatically altered by Nazi Germany, “The Raphael Project,” this Saturday at 7 p.m. More details are online here.
• Riverhead’s annual Country Fair is this Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout downtown Riverhead.
• The East End Music Alliance is holding its first-ever gathering of local musicians on Monday at 7 p.m. at at Green Hill Kitchen in Greenport. Get the details from EEMA’s founder, Eric Tonyes.
• Get the details on everything else going on this Columbus Day Weekend in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:01 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:09 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:38 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:31 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:33 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:07 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:11 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:20 a.m., 6:34 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:39 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:47 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Greenport: 10:16 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:09 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:38 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:45 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:49 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:58 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.