In and Around Town With Alex Brewer
Alex Brewer is a local singer-songwriter and carpenter who recently released an album, Unquoted, featuring interpretations of Brewer’s songs by such local musicians as John Thomas, Michael Holt, Laura Cappello, and Tianna Esperanza. It was recorded at Brick Hill Studio in Orleans.
Brewer will be one of the hosts of the free 10th-anniversary celebration of Feed Your Love Open Mic on Saturday, Feb. 29, 4 to 7 p.m. at Wellfleet Preservation Hall at 335 Main St.
He’s also the featured artist at the Coffeehouse at the Mews open mic, hosted by Peter Donnelly, on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. There’s a $5 cover that benefits WOMR and the Provincetown Theater. The Mews is at 429 Commercial St. in Provincetown.
Finally, Brewer will be performing a free concert at the Wellfleet Public Library at 55 W. Main St. on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
The Cinematic End of Jesse James
The iconic true-life outlaw Jesse James met his end not from government agents but from a member of his own gang in his native Missouri. His story is atmospherically dramatized by writer-director Andrew Dominik in an epic ode to notoriety, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which will screen as part of the Provincetown Art Film Series on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Waters Edge Cinema at 237 Commercial St., Whaler’s Wharf, 2ndfloor, in Provincetown.
Brad Pitt stars as James, and Casey Affleck is Robert Ford, James’s admiring partner in crime who becomes his nemesis. Admission is $12-$8 or by series pass. The screenings are hosted by curator Howard Karren, who leads a discussion afterward.
An Afternoon With Quartett Giocosa
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, as part of its Winter Afternoon Concert Series, will present a return engagement of the all-woman Quartett Giocosa, giocosa meaning “playful,” on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at 335 Main St.
The concert is devoted to the work of child phenoms, and features string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, and Samuel Barber. Tickets are $22 in advance at wellfleetpreservationhall.org, and $23 at the door; kids 13 and under are $15 in advance, $16 at the door.
Dianne Longchamps Shows at Preservation Hall
Local artist Dianne Longchamps’s show at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, titled “Standing in Water: Wharves, Piers, Pilings, and Flowers,” will have an artist’s reception at the hall at 335 Main St. on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Longchamps’s colorful paintings will be on view at the hall through March 10, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Progressive Pop by the Mommyheads
Classical musician Michael Holt’s progressive pop band, the Mommyheads, will perform in a free concert on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Wellfleet Public Library at 55 W. Main St. The four Mommyheads have been playing together since the ’80s, scored a deal with a major label, and have toured throughout North America and Europe. Michael’s parents are Bob and Joan Holt of Truro.
Casting Calls for the Provincetown Theater
The Provincetown Theater will be holding open auditions for two summer productions in its 2020 lineup of plays, Sarah Schulman’s comedy The Lady Hamlet and Robert Chesley’s erotic drama, Jerker. The auditions are on Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1, from noon to 6 p.m. at the theater at 238 Bradford St. There are four open roles in The Lady Hamlet and one in Jerker.
Audition sides for both productions are available at the theater during business hours (1 to 6 p.m.) as well as at the auditions. Rehearsals for The Lady Hamlet begin June 1, and shows will be performed Monday through Thursday from June 29 to July 23. Rehearsals for Jerker begin July 7, and shows will be performed Monday through Thursday from Aug. 3 to Sept. 3. For updates and information, go to provincetowntheater.org.
Julia Salinger at Wellfleet COA
Julia Salinger, a Wellfleet artist who shows year-round at her home studio-gallery, Mermaid’s Grange, is the artist whose work is featured in “If Only: An Exhibition of Drawings,” at Wellfleet Council on Aging at 715 Old King’s Highway, open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Salinger, in her notes on the exhibit, writes that she strives to achieve a balance in her artwork of paint and collage, “the outer concrete reality with the inner fantasy life.”
She’ll host an artist’s reception at the COA on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Music and Theater Highlights
Black Whydah Trio: Irish folk instrumentalists Jean Sagara, John Best, and Ellen Sullivan: Winter Music Series, Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. at Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way. Free.
Alex Brewer: Monday, March 2, 7 p.m., with open mic hosted by Peter Donnelly, at Coffeehouse at the Mews, 429 Commercial St., Provincetown. $5 donation benefits WOMR and Provincetown Theater.
Sarah Burrill: Friday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m. at Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road, Truro. No cover.
Chamber Music for the Outer Cape, “American Voices: America Sings”: New York Opera Society, Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers, and baritone John Whittlesey, Saturday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Road. $30 at pilgrim-monument.org or at door.
Feed Your Love Open Mic: 10th-anniversary celebration, hosted by Alex Brewer and John Beardsley, with John Grannis, Jim Rohrer, Candace Perry, Charles Thibodeau, Ken Silvia, Beth Ellicott, Rose Martin, Larry Franklin, Steve Sollog, Allan Weisman, and the Bert Jackson Quartet: Saturday, Feb. 29, 4-7 p.m. at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. Free, donations accepted.
Fred Fried, Peggy Gerber, and Michael Ryle: Rowena Myers Waking Up Winter With Music Series, Saturday, Feb. 29, 3 p.m. at Snow Library, 67 Main St., Orleans. Free.
The Mommyheads, Michael Holt’s indie-pop band: Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St. Free.
Quartett Giocosa: Winter Afternoon Concert Series, Sunday March 1, 3 p.m. at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. $22 in advance at wellfleetpreservationhall.org; $23 at door; kids 13 and under, $15/$16.
Kareem Sanjaghi: Winter Music Series, Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. at Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road. Free.
Songs for the Border, live music benefit for migrant asylum seekers and Seguimos Adelante, with emcee Vanessa Vartabedian; Tianna Esperanza with Frank Poranski and Larry Chaplan; and Denya LeVine with Julie Charland and Tim Dickey: Friday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. at Provincetown Brewing Co., 141 Bradford St. $10 suggested donation.
Gregg Sullivan: Saturday, Feb. 29, 5-7 p.m. at Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road, Truro. No cover.
Mike Flanagan: Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. and Fridays, 8-11 p.m. at Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St., in Provincetown. No cover.
Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (last performance, March 1), at Eventide Arts, 713 Route 6A, Dennis. $25 at eventidearts.org.
Agrippina, by George Frideric Handel: a new production by David McVicar, live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 12:55 p.m. at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6. $30, $27 seniors, and $12 students at what.org.
Drag Bingo with Tiki Bronstein, Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. at Atlantic House, 4-6 Masonic Place, Provincetown.
Drag Karaoke at Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial St., Provincetown: Dana Danzel, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. No cover.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 12, live on TV, hosted by Bang and Qya Cristal, Fridays at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7) at Crown & Anchor’s Wave Bar, 247 Commercial St., Provincetown. No cover.