Encaustic Show at Bowersock Gallery
The ancient medium of encaustic jumps into the 21st century with the live-stream opening of the “Mesdames of Wax” from the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown. Enjoy the work by encaustic artists Catherine Nash and Emma Ashby on the gallery’s Facebook page on Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m. Nash’s often three-dimensional work combines found objects with hues of blue, while Ashby creates encaustic landscapes and beach scenes.
The opening will be followed by a Q and A with the artists, moderated by curator Steve Bowersock. The works will be on view at the gallery at 373 Commercial St. in Provincetown from Friday, June 19, through Thursday, July 2.
Dawn Derow’s Live-stream Cabaret
Dawn Derow returns to Tin Pan Alley’s Home Edition virtual stage for a concert on Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m.
Derow, who grew up in Eastham, has made a name for herself performing her cabaret act in New York City clubs and at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall. She also sings classical opera, which she studied at the Boston Conservancy.
The live-stream concert and song requests can be accessed for free (with online tips encouraged) via Tin Pan Alley’s Facebook page.
Wellfleet Drive-in Gets Its Show on the Road
The Wellfleet Drive-in is back up and running, with a few notable changes under phase two of the state’s reopening guidelines. Patrons must stay in their cars — no lawn chairs allowed — and cars must park in every other space. Masks must be worn when visiting the rest rooms or the temporary snack station near the Dairy Bar, since the permanent one is under repair. According to the Wellfleet Cinemas website, the Dairy Bar and mini-golf are due to reopen at the end of the month.
With the movie industry largely on hold, movie fare will be a mix of classic favorites and recent releases. Due to limited space, online reservations are recommended.
The indoor Wellfleet Cinemas next door will not reopen until phase three of the state’s plan in late June or beyond, but the flea market is open weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Together and ‘Apart’ at Frederick Studio Provincetown
Frederick Studio Provincetown will present a virtual opening of the show “Apart” on Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. The Facebook live-stream will include a tour and presentation by artist James Frederick.
The abstract work in the show by Frederick is inspired by the pandemic and the human need for intimacy even when separated by distance. The artist often paints alla prima, or wet-on-wet, sometimes adding details in oil pastel or ink, blurring the lines between objects and giving the work a sense of immediacy.
Jessie Mueller Joins Seth Rudetsky Online
The Tony-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carol King Musical and Waitress) will sing a selection of songs with host and interviewer Seth Rudetsky accompanying her on piano in an online engagement that live-streams on Sunday, June 21, at 8 p.m., with an encore on Monday, June 22, at 3 p.m.
Link up to the performance by purchasing tickets ($20-$25) at thesethconcertseries.com. Future performers on the Seth Concert Series are Lea Salonga on June 28 and June 29, Melissa Errico on July 5 and July 6, and Audra MacDonald on July 12 and July 13.
On the Margins With Juno Morrow
Marginalia are the marks, doodles, scribbles, and notes made in the margins of books. But in Juno Morrow’s Marginalia, the term also takes on the meaning of being on the margins of identity. Morrow will give a virtual reading from the book, presented by East End Books Ptown, on Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m. This free event in honor of Pride month will take place via Zoom; pre-registration is required at eastendbooksptown.com or Eventbrite.com.
Morrow’s book, which is interdisciplinary in nature, combining photographs, drawings, words, and artifacts, speaks to what it means to have a complex and multifaceted identity — queer, trans, and/or mixed race.
‘Talk Back’ Film Series Tackles Social Issues
Wellfleet Preservation Hall is presenting a series of three films that deal with topical social issues and are meant to inspire discussion. The films can be rented anytime through July 10. Tickets can be purchased at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Zoom roundtable discussions will be scheduled on dates to be announced.
The films are: 1 Angry Black Man, about a black college senior at a New England school who experiences a wrongful arrest ($4.99 for a 48-hour rental); 16 Bars, a documentary about the inmates in a Richmond, Va., prison ($4.99 for a 72-hour rental); and the indie drama The
Surrogate, about a Brooklynite in her 20s who is initially excited to be the surrogate birth mother for her best friend and his husband ($10 for a 72-hour rental).
WHAT to Present ‘Thin Man Thursdays’
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater will present the six films of the “Thin Man” series, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, the suave married couple who drink cocktails and solve crimes with the help of their wire-haired fox terrier, Asta, online via Zoom on Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 18 through July 23. Each screening will begin with an introduction by series curator Marc Strauss, who will lead a discussion at the end. Tickets to the series (one movie or all six) are $20 at what.org.
The films are: The Thin Man (1934) on June 18; After the Thin Man (1936) on June 25; Another Thin Man (1939) on July 2; Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) on July 9; The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) on July 16; and Song of the Thin Man (1947) on July 23.