• We’re expecting snow this afternoon, with a high near 36 degrees and an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, and then more snow tonight with an accumulation of another 1 to 3 inches, just in time to soggy up the St. Patrick’s Day parading this weekend in Hampton Bays and Montauk. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 40 degrees, and Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 37 degrees. Spring officially begins this evening at 6:45 p.m. Keep that in mind before you go snow-blind crazy out there.
• On Saturday and Sunday, you can shake off the snow and celebrate the spring equinox with LoveSphere 20, a multimedia revue featuring the music of The Hidden City Orchestra, Fist of Kindness & The Grand Pepper of Reality, spiced by the absurdist shamans of the Uncarved Block performance art troupe, demonstrations of original Thomas Edison artifacts by the Museum of Interesting Things and a performance by the Women of Lovesphere, featuring Judy Sky, a.k.a. Judy Leavitt, granddaughter of former Vail-Leavitt Music Hall owner Simon Leavitt. More information is online here.
• Also on Saturday, the Neo-Political Cowgirls are coming to the Stephen Talkhouse for an evening of naughty one-acts to raise money to launch a New York City production of the dance troupe’s “Eve.” More information is online here.
• The Flanders-Riverside-Northampton Community Association is holding their first-ever 5K Run/Walk to benefit their scholarship fund, this Sunday, March 22 at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at the Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club. The cost is $20 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. Their online registration forms are here.
• This weekend, there’s a slew of local theater on both community and school stages, Winterfest continues on the North Fork, and we have a few art gallery openings in the works as well. The Beacon’s full events calendar is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.