Kinda Blue (Thursday, Dec. 16)
Those struggling with loss or seasonal stress can find support at “Coping with Holiday Blues” at the Wellfleet Adult Community Center, 715 Old King’s Highway, on Thursday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Jeanne M. Burke and Danielle Lucca will provide a safe space to share and listen. Call 508-349-2800 to register.
Not-So-Tall Tale (Thursday, Dec. 16)
Throughout December, the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, holds Preschool Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Turner Room. Join Fran for stories, songs, and crafts. Call the library at 508-240-5950 to register.
Seasonal Sounds (Thursday, Dec. 16 & Saturday, Dec. 18)
Pianist Ana Glig will give a recital at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. in South Yarmouth, on Thursday, Dec 16, 7 p.m. Noted for her sensitive touch, Glig will interpret sonatas by Beethoven and Liszt. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., the Cultural Center presents the 11th annual Cape Cod Celtic Christmas Family Celebration featuring guitarist Sean Brennan and fiddler Nikki Engstrom. Tickets are $20 for Thursday, $25 for Saturday at cultural-center.org.
Home for the Holidays (Thursday, Dec 16 – Saturday, Dec. 18)
The Club, 193A Commercial St. in Provincetown, settles in for the winter with live entertainment Thursdays through Saturdays starting at 8 p.m. The Mike Flanagan Quartet performs with special guests including Mozelle, Qya Cristál, and organist Matt Hutchinson. No cover. More info at theclubptown.com.
Smooth as Suede (Thursday, Dec 16 & Tuesday, Dec. 21)
The iconic Suede sings a holiday show at the Music Room, 541 Main St. in West Yarmouth, on Thursday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $60 at musicroomcapecod.com. If you miss it, there’s “Jingle All the Suede” at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road in Cotuit, on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 at artsonthecape.org.
Dance Away (Friday, Dec. 17)
Outermost Contra Dance holds its monthly gathering at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Friday, Dec. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Beginners and experienced dancers alike can join in for New England contra, squares, and waltzes. $15 general admission; $10 for under 30s; and $5 for students. Mask and vaccination required. More info at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Shopping Spree (Saturday, Dec. 18 – Sunday, Dec. 19)
This is the last weekend before Christmas to shop the Canteen Holiday Market, 225 Commercial St. in Provincetown. It will run Saturday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be vendors selling wreaths, trees, and decorations, as well as gifts by local woodworkers, jewelers, painters, leatherworkers, and clothing designers. Food and drinks available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. More info at canteenholidaymarket.com.
Truman Show (Sunday, Dec. 19)
Nauset Fellowship presents a virtual screening of A Christmas Memory on Sunday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. Based on a semi-autobiographical short story by Truman Capote, the 1966 film stars Geraldine Page and Donnie Melvin, with narration by Capote himself. A discussion follows the screening. Email [email protected] for the free link.
Artistic Growth (Monday, Dec. 20 – Wednesday, Dec. 22)
Join Indira Ganesan for “A Writing Garden,” a three-day creative writing workshop at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Monday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to noon daily. Use the winter solstice as an occasion to find inspiration. Registration, open to all levels, is $225 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Bird Brain (Tuesday, Dec. 21)
Mass Audubon presents “Birdwatching Around the World: Costa Rica,” on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 9 to 10 a.m. Join educator David Moon for this virtual program exploring Costa Rica’s biodiversity. Registration is $20 at massaudubon.org.
Shack Up (Ongoing)
The Provincetown Community Compact is accepting applications for its dune shack residencies through Jan. 15. There are residencies for three visual artists, selected by jury, as well as two writers, selected by lottery. This includes the three-week David Bethuel Jamieson Residency, with $500 stipend, for an emerging artist of color. There are also community residencies, chosen by lottery and open to all. Visit thecompact.org to apply.