Whale Endowed (Thursday, March 24 – Friday, March 25)
The Cape premiere of the documentary The Last of the Right Whales screens on Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. at the Cape Cinema, 35 Hope Lane in Dennis. And the Center for Coastal Studies holds a whale walk along Provincetown’s beaches on Friday, March 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Herring Cove bath house. Register, with a $10 suggested donation, at coastalstudies.org.
Renzi Frenzy (Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., hosts two shows this weekend. First, IMPROVincetown returns with comedy on Friday, March 25, 6 p.m. Then, Wellfleet-based singer Jordan Renzi plays a concert to benefit Ukraine on Saturday, March 26, 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the comedy, $18 for the concert at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test required.
Spring Forward (Saturday, March 26)
“Spring – Awake – Arise,” a show of two- and three-dimensional works by local artists, opens at Galley West Art Gallery, 204 Monument Road in Orleans, on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. The gallery has also announced a call for art for its next “Artist’s Choice” show. Submissions, accepted through April 14, with a $5 fee at galleywestartgallery.com.
Don Don Don Doon (Saturday, March 26)
Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the titular role in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s Don Carlos streaming “live in HD” at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, on Saturday, March 26, noon. This is the Met debut of the opera in its original French. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $30 at what.org.
Clammed Up (Saturday, March 26)
The Truro Public Library and Sustainable CAPE present “Clam Jam for All” with shellfisherman Melissa Yow and chef Alice Gong on Saturday, March 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about shellfish storage, shucking, collection, and cooking at the Truro Community Center, 7 Standish Way, or via Zoom. Registration is free at trurolibrary.org.
Make a Ruckus (Sunday, March 27)
The Nauset Fellowship presents “Question Authority: The Radical Life and Times of Jessica Mitford,” a Zoom talk with Carla Kaplan, on Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m. Kaplan has written a book-length study on Mitford, known as the “Queen of the Muckrakers.” Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Townies Talking (Sunday, March 27)
The Provincetown Independent Local Journalism Project’s reading series from Mary Heaton Vorse’s Time and the Town concludes via Zoom on Sunday, March 27, 5 p.m. The readers will be David Dunlap, author of Building Provincetown, and poet Marie Howe, author of Magdelene and What the Living Do. Email [email protected] for the link.
Building Community (Tuesday, March 29)
Barnstable No Place for Hate, in collaboration with Cape Cod Community College, hosts “Allied Against Hate: Black-Jewish Relationships on Cape Cod” on Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. This virtual forum seeks to build solidarity between the Black and Jewish communities on Cape Cod in fighting racism and anti-Semitism. More information on the “No Place For Hate Barnstable” Facebook page.
Space Craft (Tuesday, March 29)
East End Books Ptown presents a virtual book talk on Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m. with author Barbara Ann Radnofsky and Texas barber Carlos Villagomez. Radnofsky’s Listening Space: A Barbershop Guide to Problem-Solving profiles Villagomez, whose many stories include problem-solving abilities he learned from barbershop customers who were NASA astronauts. Registration is free at eastendbooksptown.com.
Root of the Matter (Tuesday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 30)
Lifetime Learning at Snow Library, 67 Main St. in Orleans, continues with How Life Began: Evolution and the Molecular Basis of Life, a course by Stephen Munroe, professor emeritus at Marquette University. The first of three classes, Tracing the Tree of Life, takes place Tuesday, March 29, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Then, on Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mark McGrath teaches the one-class course More Walks on the Outer Cape. Register, with $10 suggested donation, at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
Eleven Seas (Wednesday, March 30)
The Provincetown Public Library’s series of free film screenings on the theme of “bad boys” concludes with Oceans 11 (1960) on Wednesday, March 30, 5:30 p.m. at 356 Commercial St. More info at provincetownlibrary.org.
Adieu, Adieu (Wednesday, March 30)
The Provincetown Film Art Series, hosted by Howard Karren, continues with a screening of The Long Goodbye (1973) on Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m. at Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St. The film, by director Robert Altman, resets Raymond Chandler’s 1953 crime thriller novel in ’70s Hollywood. Tickets are $14 at provincetownfilm.org.