Pedal to the Metal (Friday, Dec. 31)
Pedal Ptown hosts the sixth annual “Light Bright Bike Ride” on Friday, Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m. Meet outside the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., at 3 p.m. to decorate bikes before a 15-minute ride to the Boatslip, 161 Commercial St. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorations. RSVP for free at pedalptown.com.
Make Some Noise (Friday, Dec. 31)
Lea DeLaria and the Mike Flanagan Quartet ring in the new year at The Club, 193A Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Hats, tiaras, and noisemakers are encouraged. No cover. Proof of vaccination and masks required. More info at theclubptown.com.
Shining Star (Friday, Dec. 31 – Saturday, Jan. 1)
Singer-songwriter and drag queen Tammie Brown brings her “Holiday Sparkle” to the Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St. in Provincetown, for two nights: Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1, 9 p.m. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets are $30 to $75 at pilgrimhouseptown.com.
Countdown at the Crown (Friday, Dec. 31 – Saturday, Jan. 1)
Celebrate New Year’s at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Dec. 31, 10 p.m. with Qya Cristál, Jon Richardson, Jonathan Hawkins, Mackenzie, João Santos, Roxy Pops, Liza Lott, and others. Then, “Turn Back Time” on Saturday, Jan. 1, 9:30 p.m. with Thirsty Burlington, Roxy Pops, Mahoganny, and Liza Lott. Both events feature cabaret-style seating in groups of eight. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets are $69 to $89 for Friday, $39 to $49 for Saturday, at onlythecrown.com.
Take the Plunge (Saturday, Jan. 1)
The annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place on Saturday, Jan. 1. Participants should meet at the Johnson Street parking lot in Provincetown at 11:15 a.m. to register. Costumes are encouraged. Following the plunge at noon, warm up with cocktails and chili at the Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St. in Provincetown.
Glass Slippers (Saturday, Jan. 1)
Watch the Met Opera Live in HD at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, on Saturday, Jan. 1, 12:55 p.m. The family-friendly performance is an abridged, English-language adaptation of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as Cinderella and mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Prince Charming. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets are $15 to $30 at what.org.
Ring It In (Saturday, Jan. 1)
The Cape Symphony presents a New Year’s Day Party on Saturday, Jan. 1, 3 p.m. at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St. in Hyannis. Conducted by Jung-Ho Pak, the performance will feature the ViVA Trio, a female vocal group from Canada, with a program of Viennese waltzes, opera classics, and pop hits. Tickets are $32 to $72 at capesymphony.org.
Open Circle (Sunday, Jan. 2)
“Knitting Circle” returns to the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., on Sundays beginning Jan. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; bring your latest project. Masks required. More info at wellfleetlibrary.org.
Take the Pressure (Tuesday, Jan 4)
The Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, is offering free blood pressure readings on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to noon. More info at easthamlibrary.org.
Fresh Lick of Paint (Tuesday, Jan 4)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall hosts a virtual “Paint Night” with Colin McGuire on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m. Students of all levels will leave after two hours with a finished painting. Registration is $25, not including materials, at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Midweek Meeting (Wednesday, Jan. 5)
This month’s First Tuesday Book Club at Snow Library, 67 Main St. in Orleans, will actually meet on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 3 to 4 p.m. The selection: The Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman. Register for the free event at snowlibrary.org. Masks required. Call 508-240-3760 to reserve a copy of the book.
Rule Britannia (Wednesday, Jan. 5)
Free movie nights at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., continue throughout January. This month’s theme: “Those Cheeky Brits.” Kicking it off on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 5:30 p.m. is The Full Monty. Stick around for Kinky Boots, Misbehaviour, and Pride later in the month. Masks required. Visit provincetownlibrary.org for more info.