• Today will begin with cloudy skies, but will gradually clear, with a high around 79 degrees and a northeast wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a high risk of rip currents on ocean beaches this afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 58 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 81.
• Advocates for quiet skies have been peppering the East Hampton Town Board all week with pleas for more reductions in noise emanating from aircraft that use the East Hampton Town Airport. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• On Thursday Sept. 24, Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol. Each member of Congress is allotted a limited number of tickets to distribute for access to the West Lawn of the Capitol when the Pope arrives, and Congressman Lee Zeldin is raffling off the tickets to residents of the First Congressional District on his Congressional website here.
• The 69th Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow begins tonight at 7 p.m. with a grand entry at the tribe’s powwow grounds. More information is online here. [$10-$15]
• Marion Wolberg Weiss is hosting a month-long free film series at the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center in Springs focusing on the abstract expressionist movement that was built there. The series kicks off tonight with three short films about Elaine de Kooning. More information is online here. [Free]
• Guild Hall hosts a concert staging of George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” tonight at 8 p.m., starring Dick Cavett, Penny Fuller, Harris Yulin and Stephen Lang. The performance portrays a spirited, philosophical debate among Don Juan, the Devil, Doña Ana, and the talkative statue of Don Gonzalo, Ana’s father. [$28-$50]
• The Southampton Arts Center hosts a free outdoor screening of “Jaws” tonight at 8:30 p.m. and Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton hosts a free screening on their Haywall of Peter Sellers’ “The Party” at dusk. [Free]
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.