Open Season (Thursday, May 12 – Friday, May 13)
Twenty Summers hosts an opening party to kick off its ninth season at the Provincetown Brewing Co. at 141 Bradford St on Thursday, May 12, 4 to 6 p.m. Space is limited. Irish songwriter Anna Mieke plays the season’s first concert at the Hawthorne Barn, 29 Miller Hill Road in Provincetown on Friday, May 13, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is free for the party and tickets are $30 for the concert at 20summers.org.
Here’s the Tea (Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15)
The Boatslip hosts its rescheduled first Tea Dance on Friday, May 13, 4 to 7 p.m. at 161 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The outdoor party continues at the same time on Saturday, May 14, then a Solid Gold Tea Dance concludes the weekend on Sunday, May 15.
Don’t Doom Scroll, Dune Stroll! (Saturday, May 14)
Naturalist Andrea Higgins and the Truro Conservation Trust lead a walk around the Pamet Dunes and Bearberry Hill in Truro on Saturday, May 14, 9 to 11 a.m. The walk is $20 per person. More information about future walks on the Outer Cape is available at harwichconservationtrust.org.
Scalla-Wags (Saturday, May 14)
The Harwich Conservation Trust and the Sampson Fund invite two- and four-legged attendees to a “walk ’n’ wag” along the trust’s newest trail on Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tim Sweeney and the Fringe plays while the Pineapple Caper Food Truck and Lewis Brothers Solar Powered Ice Cream Truck provide refreshment. Parking is available at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School at 351 Pleasant Lake Ave. in Harwich. The trail is on the Hinckleys Pond-Herring River Headwaters Preserve. More details are at harwichconservationtrust.org.
Science Class (Saturday, May 14)
Join the Center for Coastal Studies at 5 Holway Ave. in Provincetown for an open house on Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be talks and demonstrations, lab tours, family-friendly activities, and a presentation about Spinnaker, the center’s humpback whale skeleton. More information is available at coastalstudies.org.
Cultivate Awareness (Saturday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 17)
The Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, invites you to a conversation with author Lindsey J. Palmer about her new book, Reservations for Six, on Saturday, May 14, 2 to 3 p.m. On Tuesday, May 17, 6 to 7 p.m., the library holds a suicide awareness forum. Registration for the forum is free at easthamlibrary.org.
Strung Together (Saturday, May 14)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall’s afternoon concert series continues Saturday, May 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m. with a performance by the Beacon String Trio featuring Guy Fishman at 335 Main St. The program includes compositions by Bach, Haydn, and Mozart. Tickets are $35 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Creative Juices Flowing (Monday, May 16)
The Commons, 46 Bradford St. in Provincetown, hosts its first “community creative conversation” on Monday, May 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. A panel of local artists will talk about maintaining a sustainable creative practice. Participants are welcome to describe their experiences. The event is free and open to the public.
Land of Plenty (Tuesday, May 17)
The Wellfleet Historical Society and Wellfleet Conservation Trust invite you to a walk guided by Wampanoag/Nipmuc tribe member Marcus Hendricks. On Tuesday, May 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hendricks discusses the First People of Wellfleet and their relationship to the marsh, bay, and tidal flats throughout the seasons. The walk coincides with the full Planting Moon; Hendricks will offer Native American cultural knowledge about the phenomenon. Registration, capped at 25, is $22 at wellfleethistoricalsociety.org.
Flower Power (Wednesday, May 18)
Eastham Famous Flower Islands calls for dedicated garden volunteers to maintain traffic flower islands in Eastham or assist with fundraising efforts. To get involved, attend the annual meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m., on the Windmill Green, 2505 State Highway in Eastham or contact Frank Dobek at 508-237-6739 or [email protected]. If it rains, the meeting relocates to the Eastham Methodist Church, 3200 State Highway.
Seduction Scheme (Wednesday, May 18)
The Provincetown Public Library’s free movie nights continue on Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 p.m., with a screening of The Last Seduction (1994).
Sniff It Out (Wednesday, May 18)
The Provincetown Film Art Series, hosted by Howard Karren, concludes on Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m. with a screening of The Truffle Hunters (2020), offering a glimpse into the lives of the men and dogs who forage the forests of Piedmont for northern Italy’s white alba truffle. Tickets are $14 at provincetownfilm.org.