• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 85 degrees and a west wind 8 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 65. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, and Sunday will also be mostly sunny with a high near 85, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon.
• Alive on 25, a street festival with live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, food trucks, vendors, artisans and family activities, returns to downtown Riverhead this evening from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit downtownriverhead.org for more info.
• This year’s Black Film Festival at the Parrish Art Museum, this evening from 7 to 10 p.m., celebrates 50 years of hip-hop. More details are at parrishart.org.
• On Saturday, Aug.12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Friends of The Big Duck will hold the 11th Annual Rubber Duck Race on Reeves Bay. (The raindate is Aug. 13.) Families can watch from the lawn of the Flanders Mens Club, 1018 Flanders Road, which is just down the access road next to The Big Duck. Here’s more info.
• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its Annual Unity Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Peconic Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic from noon to 4 p.m. All are welcome to this free community event, which includes food and beverages, live music and family games. Here’s more info.
• The Axolotl Ensemble presents the sounds of the Perseid Meteor Shower, using live electronics, amplified satellite dishes, percussion and live celestial video, on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at Custer Institute Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road in Southold. The event will be followed by stargazing of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Tickets are $30, $20 for Members and free for those under the age of 16. Register online at custerobservatory.org.
• The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will also meet to view the Perseid Meteor Shower at midnight Saturday in Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. More details are at longpondgreenbelt.org.
• The Retreat, an East Hampton-based shelter and support organization for victims of domestic violence, celebrates its 36th anniversary along with the 36th anniversary of The Stephen Talkhouse at the Talkhouse on Sunday, Aug. 13. Admission is $50 and all proceeds will go to The Retreat. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on the Talkhouse website.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:08 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Greenport: 7:37 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 8:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:32 a.m., 8 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:59 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:06 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:48 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:57 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Greenport: 8:28 a.m., 8:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:21 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:50 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:57 a.m., 10:22 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:49 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:58 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.