Cape Cod Natural History Conference at 4Cs
Organized by the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the 25th annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference will take place on Saturday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road in Barnstable.
The conference features presentations from environmental organizations across Cape Cod (including three talks by scientists and naturalists from the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown) on a variety of natural history topics, including white sharks, sea turtle rehab, salt marshes, coyotes eating seals, butterflies, and barn owls.
Due to public health concerns, this conference has been cancelled. All Mass Audubon offices and sites are closed through the end of March. For more information, visit massaudubon.org.
Catch the New Met Dutchman at WHAT
The Metropolitan Opera has a new production of Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (“The Flying Dutchman”), directed by François Girard, with Evgeny Nikitin as the mysterious seafarer, and you don’t have to go to Lincoln Center to see it. It will be live in HD on the big screen at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Saturday, March 14, at 12:55 p.m. at 2357 Route 6.
This performance has been cancelled by the Metropolitan Opera. For information about refunds, visit what.org, or call (508) 349-9428.
A Feminist Fantasia at Provincetown Theater
Playwright L M Feldman, a rising talent on the national theater scene, will preview her new play, Amanuensis, or The Miltons, at a staged reading on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at the Provincetown Theater at 238 Bradford St. This is the third of four Winter Play Dates at the theater. Admission is free and open to the public.
John Dennis Anderson, Colin Delaney, Vanessa Rose, and Anne Stott will perform in a “gleeful, fantastical family saga of three sisters in search of their place in history,” according to the theater’s announcement, and Feldman will be around for a talkback after the reading.
Due to public health concerns, the Winter Play Dates series has been cancelled. Visit provincetowntheater.org for more information.
Classic Crime Unfolds in Provincetown
Filmmaker Jean Renoir, son of the impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste, hit his artistic peak in the 1930s, directing such all-time classics as Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game. Along the way he and screenwriter Jacques Prévert came up with Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, an utterly charming caper about a couple on the lam.
The film will screen at the Provincetown Film Art Series on Wednesday, March 18, at the Waters Edge Cinema at 237 Commercial St., 2nd floor of Whaler’s Wharf in Provincetown. It will be introduced by series curator Howard Karren, who will lead a discussion afterward. Admission is $12-$8 or series pass.