Craic-ing Up (Thursday, March 17)
Provincetown Dramatic Arts hosts a craic-filled St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday, March 17, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road in Eastham. This Irish slang term describes a lively, entertaining event. Enjoy corned beef and Guinness while DJ Beth O’Rourke plays Irish pop. Proceeds go to bringing four Provincetown playwrights to the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in May. Tickets are $20 at ptowndramaticarts.org.
Funny Bone (Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19)
Comedian Jimmy Tingle returns to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, with “Jimmy Tingle Live! Humor for Humanity.” The show runs Thursday, March 17, through Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $25 at what.org.
Walk on the Wild Side (Friday, March 18)
Take a “whale walk” with the Center for Coastal Studies on Friday, March 18, 10 a.m. Meet at the Herring Cove bathhouse at Province Lands Road in Provincetown. Bring good walking shoes and expect a two-mile hike. Registration, with $10 suggested donation, is at coastalstudies.org.
Paint the Town (Friday, March 18)
Nauset Together We Can presents a free paint night for teens taught by Cirrus Farber on Friday, March 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Orleans Community Center, 44 Main St. Snacks provided. Email [email protected] to register.
Oh My Gods! (Sunday, March 20)
Lee Roscoe’s new play, Water Spirits Colloquy, filmed by Janet Murphy Robertson, screens virtually via Nauset Fellowship on Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m. It’s one of Roscoe’s four “Plays for a Planet in Peril,” featuring gods angry about humans’ treatment of Earth’s water. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Casting Call (Sunday, March 20 – Monday, March 21)
The Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St., holds open auditions for its 2022 spring and summer season on Sunday, March 20, 1 to 6 p.m. and Monday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m. Information about pay, time commitment, and roles is on the “Auditions” page at provincetowntheater.org.
Seashore for Sure (Sunday, March 20)
Learn about the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore on Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m. This “ranger talk” is part of a free series at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road in Eastham.
Vorse Out Loud (Sunday, March 20)
The third of four live readings from Mary Heaton Vorse’s Time and the Town, organized by the Independent’s Local Journalism Project, will take place on Sunday, March 20, 5 p.m. Readers this week will be journalist Dan Okrent, former public editor of the New York Times; poet Becky Okrent, author of Boys of My Youth; and National Book Award winner James Carroll, author of The Truth at the Heart of the Lie. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.
Save the Bees (Tuesday, March 22)
Two free virtual presentations from Councils on Aging Serving Together (COAST) take place on Tuesday, March 22. Entomologist Larry Dapsis teaches Pollination Ecology: How Can We Help Bees? from 11 a.m. to noon. Call the Barnstable Adult Community Center at 508-862-4750 to register. Then, at 1:30 p.m., historian Jeremy D’Entremont tells stories about Lighthouses of New England. Call the Orleans Council on Aging at 508-255-6333 to register.
Red Herring (Tuesday, March 22)
The Eastham Conservation Foundation offers a presentation on herring counting at the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, on Tuesday, March 22, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Melanie McKenzie at [email protected] for more info.
House Show (Tuesday, March 22)
Orleans Fiddler Dinah Mellin invites you to one of her Brick Hill House Concerts with the Tannahill Weavers on Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m. This group from Paisley, Scotland refreshes old-timey Celtic music with modern rhythms. Contact Mellin at 508-255-3864 or [email protected] to reserve a seat.
Orchestral Encore (Wednesday, March 23)
As part of Lifetime Learning at Snow Library, 67 Main St. in Orleans, George Scharr presents Celebrating Sixty Years: A Reprise of the Cape Symphony’s First Performance in 1962 on Wednesday, March 23, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Scharr tells stories of his days as a bass trombonist with the orchestra. Registration, for in-person or via Zoom, with a $10 suggested donation, is at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
Chalk It Up (Wednesday, March 23)
See actor Sidney Poitier in his breakout role in Blackboard Jungle (1955) in a free screening at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., on Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. The film follows a new English teacher (Glenn Ford) facing resistance from students and faculty at an urban high school.
Jabberjaws (Wednesday, March 23)
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, 235 Orleans Road in North Chatham, invites the public to Shark Tales: A Lecture Series with NOAA Fisheries scientist Tobey Curtis on Wednesday, March 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration, for in-person or virtual, is $20 at atlanticwhiteshark.org.