• After a week of anticipation of what might have been a nasty storm, we’re expecting only light snow beginning at 6 p.m. tonight and continuing until the wee hours of the morning. The National Weather Service has not issued any advisories regarding this snowfall, which they’re estimating will be around one inch, or two inches if the storm passing offshore to the south of us decides in the middle of the night to track farther north. If that happens, you’ll likely be fast asleep and never know the difference.
• The Montauk Music Festival is looking for bands to play out at their end of the island between May 15 and May 18. They’ve issued an open call on the website ReverbNation to bands who want to play. In exchange for their work, bands will be allowed to put a merchandise table at their venue, will get free tickets to the opening night party and a music industry seminar and dinner from the venue where they’re playing. Bands who come from outside Suffolk County will also get two nights accommodations in Montauk. But if you’re from outside Suffolk County, why are you reading The Beacon? Anywhoo, here’s the registration form. If you have raw talent, originality and broad musical appeal, they say, don’t miss this chance to play for some adoring soon-to-be fans.
• There’s a lot to do on the East End today. Really! The North Fork Audubon Society is hosting a free screening of the film “Chasing Ice” at the Floyd Memorial Library at 2 p.m, the No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band takes to the stage at Pulaski Street School in Riverhead at 2 p.m., and tonight at 7 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, you can see the entire original recording of the Ed Sullivan Show on which The Beatles first appeared 50 years ago today.