Outer Cape Bulletin
The Metropolitan Live in HD series that was showing at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has been canceled for the remainder of the season (along with all live performances at the Met), but in its stead, the company is streaming full operas from the past for free on its website. The selection offered changes daily; this week, it’s all-Wagner: You can watch Siegfried from Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. to Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.; Götterdämmerung from Friday to Saturday; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from Saturday to Sunday; and Tannhäuser from Sunday to Monday. Google “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” scroll down all the way to a schedule, find your date, and click on that.
Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown, like many Outer Cape restaurants, is serving takeout ordered ahead to be picked up at the door. Its “Quarts to Go” menu is posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page. On top of that, in a recent post, owner Jack Kelly offered customers who can’t afford a cash or credit card payment to set up a house charge account, with proof of I.D., to get a running tab that’s pay-as-you-can.
On Monday, the Provincetown International Film Festival officially postponed its 22nd annual extravaganza, scheduled for June 17-21. This comes as no surprise, considering the number of festivals that have already been canceled. Provincetown Film Society’s new CEO, Rachael C. Brister, said over the weekend that one of the toughest decisions she has ever made was to let go the Waters Edge Cinema staff after the theater was closed. A GoFundMe page has been set up for their benefit but can be linked online only by going to the Provincetown Film Society & Festival Facebook page, scrolling down to a March 20 post entitled “Waters Edge Cinema Furloughed Employees Fund,” and clicking on it.
More cancellations: The Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has closed its trails and the sanctuary to all visitors until further notice. … The Provincetown Community Compact’s V.F.W. art installation project, sparked by Jay Critchley, has been canceled. Critchley urged artists to “Create!” and reminded eager participants that “there will be other opportunities, so stay tuned.” … David Drake, the Provincetown Theater’s artistic director, told the Independent that the Mosquito Story Slam for April 11 has been canceled, and the theater’s first production, The Drag, by Mae West, scheduled to begin May 14, will be postponed. Drake is hoping to put on some virtual stage readings while we’re all sheltering in place. No details at press time.
A couple of high-quality shorts have been posted free by the New York International Children’s Film Festival. A brief one, called “The Perfect Houseguest,” is especially apt for these socially isolated days. It can be accessed on Vimeo at bit.ly/3b8u9WO, with the last letter a capital “O,” not a zero.
And finally, two up notes from the local art scene: Bakker Auctions is still accepting consignments for its scheduled May 30 auction, which will be online. Go to bakkerprojects.com. And Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown has the best virtual tour we could find. It’s of the show “Pentimento: Bring Back to Mind” at galleryschoolhouse.com.