Cold Turkey (Thursday, Nov. 25)
There will be an unofficial Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Runners should meet at the Pilgrims’ First Landing Park, 1 Commercial St. in Provincetown. There are two routes: a two-mile option to Herring Cove and back; or a five-mile option to Herring Cove, the Provincetown Monument, and back. All are welcome, including children and canine companions.
Double Crown (Friday, Nov. 26)
Roxy Pops hosts the annual “Day After Thanksgiving Drag Bingo” at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. A benefit for the Provincetown Business Guild, $40 gets you eight rounds of bingo with a chance at prizes each round. Later on, at 7:30 p.m., Qya Cristál makes her “One Night Only” solo Crown debut. Tickets are $39 at onlyatthecrown.com.
Chestnuts Roasting (Friday, Nov. 26 – Saturday, Nov. 27)
Bob Keary hosts “Good Night, Provincetown,” at the Post Office Café, 303 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Nov. 26, 9 p.m. The next day, Nov. 27, Mona Mour, backed by the Mike Flanagan Trio, presents “Mona’s Chestnuts” at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for “Good Night, Provincetown,” $25 for Mona, at postofficecafe.net.
’Tis a Gift (Friday, Nov. 26 – Saturday, Nov. 27)
There will be an outdoor holiday market at the Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road, on Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27. Shop local vendors and artists while enjoying libations and bites from the Crush Pad Food Truck. Reservations required. Friday is sold out, but there are slots available on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., and 3 to 5 p.m. Entrance is $5 at trurovineyardsofcapecod.com.
Holiday Market (Friday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 28)
Canteen’s holiday market runs Friday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 225 Commercial St. in Provincetown. Shop for wreaths, trees, and work by local artisans. More info at canteenholidaymarket.com.
Quiet as a Mouse ( Saturday, Nov. 27)
There will a book signing for Marian R. Carlson’s The Adventures of Plimoth Plantation: As Told by the Mayflower Mouse at Snow Library, 67 Main St. in Orleans, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carlson is a Chatham-based children’s author. Visit snowlibrary.org for further details.
Get Festive (Saturday, Nov. 27)
Orleans Winterfest kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 27 with a candlelight stroll with Mrs. Claus starting at 5 p.m., followed by a tree lighting at Depot Square. Then, from 6 to 7 p.m., enjoy a holiday market with live music and hot cocoa at the Artist Cottages, 14 Old Colony Way in Orleans. More info at orleansimprovement.org.
Lobster Light (Saturday, Nov. 27)
The annual Lobster Pot Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m. at Lopes Square in Provincetown. A dozen traps high and covered in red bows and lights, the Lobster Pot Tree was started in 2004 by artist Julian Popko to honor local lobstermen.
See the Light (Sunday, Nov. 28)
Join Nauset Fellowship for a free screening of the film Journeys in the Light: Untold Stories of Cape Cod on Sunday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. The film is about the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis, which celebrates the history of African Americans, Cape Verdeans, and Wampanoag people on Cape Cod. The event will be hosted by the museum’s director, John Reed, who is also president of the NAACP’s Cape Cod chapter. Email [email protected] to register.
Going Once (Sunday, Nov. 28)
The Center for Coastal Studies’ online holiday auction closes Sunday, Nov. 28, 3 p.m. There are nearly 70 items including artwork, concert tickets, gift cards, and trips. Bid at coastalstudies.org.
Close Call (Wednesday, Dec. 1)
Outer Cape artists are encouraged to submit work for an Open Call show at the Commons, 46 Bradford St. in Provincetown, running Friday, Dec. 3 through Jan. 23. The drop-off day is Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit provincetowncommons.org for submission requirements.
Crack the Code (Wednesday, Dec. 1)
The Truro Library Book Group will discuss Walter Isaacson’s The Code Breaker on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2 to 3 p.m. The book is about Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and the moral implications of gene editing. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.
Perfect Crime (Wednesday, Dec. 1)
The Provincetown Film Art Series continues Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. with a screening of Jean Renoir’s 1936 film Le Crime de Monsieur Lange at Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St. in Provincetown. Tickets are $14 at provincetownfilm.org.