Give a Little (Friday, Dec. 3)
“’Tis the Season for Giving,” a benefit for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, will take place at the Post Office Café, 303 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. The event, hosted by Anita Cocktail, features guests Abby Cummings, Jona Williams, Dana Danzel, and others. In-person tickets are $35, $10 for virtual, at postofficecafe.net.
Ty-ed Up (Friday, Dec. 3)
After headlining the Washashore Festival, Grammy-nominated country singer Ty Herndon returns to Provincetown’s Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St., for “A Not So Silent Night” on Friday, Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 at onlyatthecrown.com.
Soirée Not Sorry (Friday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 4)
Marc Strauss presents “Sci Fi Fridays,” a virtual film series hosted by Wellfleet Preservation Hall, beginning Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. with Excerpts from George Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema. Tickets are $10 per film, $75 for the series. The next day, Saturday, Dec. 4, vocalist Eleanor Dubinsky and guitarist Dario Acosta Teich present a “’Tis the Season Soirée” from 4 to 6 p.m. at 335 Main St. in Wellfleet. There will be holiday songs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Tickets are $20 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Out of the Claus-et (Friday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 4)
Comedian Kristen Becker is Sandy Claus, “Santa’s Older, Gayer, Drunker Sister,” dishing the dirt on the North Pole for two performances at the Red Room at Velvet, 258 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 at redroomatvelvet.com.
String Lights (Friday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 5)
Join the Cape Symphony for “Holiday on the Cape” at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St. in Hyannis, on Friday, Dec. 3, 4 and 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 5, 1 and 5 p.m. The performances, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak, feature soloists Dawn Derow, Danny Bacher, and Samantha Stinson, and special guest David Pogue. Tickets are $32 to $72 at capesymphony.org.
Dash and Dine (Saturday, Dec. 4)
The “Holly Folly Jingle Bell Run” will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. Runners should meet at Fanizzi’s Restaurant, 539 Commercial St. in Provincetown, for pre-race coffee at 9:30. A post-race champagne brunch will be served at the Crown & Anchor, 269 Commercial St., till noon. Tickets are $35 to $50 at eventbrite.com.
Good Soup (Saturday, Dec. 4)
Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St. in Provincetown, hosts “Souper Saturday” on Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Choose from 20 soups from Provincetown restaurants for $8 a cup. All proceeds benefit SKIP, the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown.
Carols and Cocoa (Saturday, Dec. 4)
Eastham’s “Carols on the Green” are back this year! Swing by 2505 State Highway on Saturday, Dec. 4, 4 to 5 p.m. for hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday songs by the Nauset High School Honors Chorus. More info about the free event at easthamchamber.com.
Gay Old Time (Saturday, Dec. 4)
The Provincetown Business Guild presents the “Holly Folly Follies: A Gay Holiday Extravaganza” at Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $75 at eventbrite.com.
Roth ’n’ Roll (Sunday, Dec. 5)
Join Nauset Fellowship for a Zoom performance by singer-songwriter David Roth on Sunday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Roth, who has recorded eight solo albums, is a favorite at Eastham’s First Encounter Coffeehouse. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Poetic License (Monday, Dec. 6 – Friday, Dec. 10)
Patricia Spears Jones teaches “9 Living Women Poets, 4 New Poems,” a virtual workshop through 24PearlStreet, from Monday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 10. Students will write four poems over four days, with a Zoom reading on the final day. Registration is $550 at fawc.org.
Waiting Game (Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Wednesday, Dec. 8)
The Provincetown Library hosts “Work and Place: A Creative Writing Workshop” with Jeff W. Ben on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. The library’s “Free Movie Nights” continue Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. with Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman at 356 Commercial St. More info at provincetownlibrary.org.
Looking Forward (Wednesday, Dec. 8)
Karen Dukess interviews Jocelyn Nicole Johnson about her debut novel, My Monticello, as part of Castle Hill Author Talks on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. Johnson’s book imagines our environment and racial future against the backdrop of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Registration is pay-what-you-can at castlehill.org.