• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a north wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 42. Friday and Saturday will both be sunny, with a high near 71, and we’re expecting mostly sunny skies for Sunday and Monday, with highs in the mid-70s.
• The technology is ready, the economics are favorable, all we need for saving money while saving lives is to muster the political courage to stand up to special interests and hasten the transition to all-electric buildings and transportation say two leading New York advocates for renewable energy and fighting climate change in this month’s Viewpoint.
• Both Southampton and Riverhead towns’ regular Thursday work sessions have been cancelled this week. Get ready for the holiday weekend. We expect them back at work in June.
• The John Steinbeck House in Sag Harbor, which has just been preserved for use as a writers’ retreat, is opening to the public Memorial Day Weekend for the first of a series of Saturday and holiday weekend tours. Spaces are filling up fast. Here’s more info.
• “The Portuguese Kid” opens this evening at Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue, and runs Thursdays & Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (plus a bonus Saturday 2:30 p.m. matinee June 10) through June 11. Oscar and Tony winner John Patrick Shanley returns to the romantic-comedy orbit of “Moonstruck” with this tale of 50-somethings Atalanta and Barry, who grew up together in Providence, who are mismatched with 20-somethings Freddie and Patty, who once had a disastrous affair. Tickets range from $20-$36 and are available at hamptontheatre.org
• New Music Under the Big Sky will be held this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Custer Institute Observatory in Southold. It’s a Rites of Spring Music Festival outdoor concert by Wild Tapestry, an improvising group featuring saxophones, harp and percussion. Rain Date June 3. Tickets are $45 or $30 for Festival & Observatory members, and free for those under 25 years old, and can be purchased at ritesmusic.org.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:34 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:42 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Greenport: 3:11 a.m., 3:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:50 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:06 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:33 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:40 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:27 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:30 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:37 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
Greenport: 4:06 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:41 a.m., 5:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:01 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:28 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:35 a.m., 6:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:16 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:25 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.