Animation Shorts at Preservation Hall
The newest edition of animated shorts from around the world, The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows, will screen at Wellfleet Preservation Hall at 335 Main St. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 ($8 for kids) in advance at wellfleetpreservationhall.org, or at the door for $13 or $9.
The entire show runs 90 minutes and includes the following: “Kids” (Switzerland); “Rubicon” and “Portrait of Gil Alkabetz,” director of “Rubicon” (Germany); “Airship of Unknown Direction” (Russia); “Five Minutes to Sea” (Russia); “Récit de Soi” (“Self-narrative,” Belgium); “Le Jour Extraordinaire” (“Flowing Through Wonder,” France); “Hounds” and “Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira,” directors of “Hounds” (Israel); “The Fox and the Bird” (Switzerland); and “Daughter” (Czech Republic). In the past, many of the short films have gone on to win Academy Awards.
Bakker Holds Online Auction of Provincetown Art
A selection of Provincetown modern classics from various estates and collections — paintings, photographs, and memorabilia, a total of 185 lots — is up for bid at Bakker Auctions. The auction is online only. Bidding will close on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. Go to bakkerproject.com and link to invaluable.com for full information on the works and artists, estimated values, and up-to-date bids.
Ellen LeBow Drawings at Wellfleet COA
A show of artwork by Ellen LeBow, “The Tree, the Hawk, the Crow, the Lily, the Girl,” featuring ink drawings on clayboard, and pencil, pen, or charcoal Wellfleet portraits on paper, will have an opening reception on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wellfleet Council on Aging’s Great Pond Gallery at 715 Old King’s Highway.
The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 6. The COA is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays only.
Kristen Becker Is Foul-Mouthed Sandy Claus
Comedian Kristen Becker plays Santa’s older, gayer, drunker sister, Sandy Claus, in a special concoction called “Out of the Claus-et,” on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m. at Provincetown Brewing Co. at 141 Bradford St. Darlene Van Alstyne co-stars. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance at kristenbecker.com
Snowpiercer Screens at Film Art Series
The 2013 visionary dystopian film Snowpiercer, directed by Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho, will screen at the Provincetown Film Art Series on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Waters Edge Cinema at 237 Commercial St. at Whaler’s Wharf, 2nd floor. Admission is $12, $8, or by series pass.
The film, which is in English, is about the last survivors on Earth, trapped on a fast-moving train that can never stop. It stars Chris Evans, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, and Jamie Bell, and will be introduced by Independent arts editor Howard Karren, who will lead a discussion afterward.
An Afternoon of Holiday Music with Carl Gutowski (flute), Mimi Ace (piano), Ellen Adamson (nyckelharpa), and the students of Kingsbury Strings: Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. at Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road. Free.
“Cavalcade for the Homeless,” with Chandler Travis, Spampinato Brothers, Christine Rathbun Ernst, Fred Fried, Tianna Esperanza, Broadway Central, Catie Flynn, Kim Moberg, Sensible Shoes, The Ticks, Vanessa Vartabedian, and Santa Sax in Training: Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at Ocean Edge Resort, Main Mansion Ballroom, 2907 Main St., Brewster. $25 donation benefits Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod.
Peter Donnelly and Jon Richardson: Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St., Provincetown, $20; Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. with open mic at Coffeehouse at the Mews, 429 Commercial St., Provincetown. $5 donation benefits WOMR and Provincetown Theater.
Feed Your Love Open Mic: Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. Free.
Outer Cape Chorale, “Magnificent Magnificats”: Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 7 p.m. at Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St., and Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. at Nauset Regional Middle School, 70 Route 28, Orleans. Free, donations encouraged.
Outermost Contra Dance: Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. (potluck dinner at 6 p.m.) at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. $10 suggested donation at door.
“Sandy Claus: Out of the Claus-et,” an adult comedy with Kristen Becker and Darlene Van Alstyne: Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m. at Provincetown Brewing Company, 141 Bradford St. $15 in advance at kristenbecker.com, $20 at door.
“Yule for Fuel”: hosted by Stephen Russell, with Richard Archer, The Beat Greens, Susan Blood, Broadway Central, Dennis Cunningham, Indira Ganesan, Candace Hammond, Brent Harold, Gregory Hischak, Bert Jackson Quartet, Tom Leidenfrost, Fred Magee & the Fabulous Rudolphs, Larry Marsland, Rose Martin with Summer Town, Dick Morrill, The Off-Track Bettys, Jordan Renzi, and The Trees. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6. $25 at what.org, benefits Lower Cape Outreach Council.
Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St., Provincetown: Mozelle, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 8-11 p.m.; Gerald Goode, Sunday, Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m.; Jim Brosseau & Friends, Monday, Dec. 16, 7-10 p.m. No cover.
Elf: The Musical, songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin: Shows Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m. (also Monday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m.), through Jan. 5 at Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., Harwich. Tickets $27, students $15, seniors $25, at capecodtheatrecompany.org.
Mosquito Story Slam, “Home for the Holidays”: Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. Tickets $15 at provincetowntheater.org.
Drag Bingo with Tiki Bronstein, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. at Atlantic House, 4-6 Masonic Place, Provincetown.
Drag Karaoke at Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial St., Provincetown: Dana Danzel, Friday-Saturday at 9:30 p.m. No cover.