Drinks on Me (Friday, May 20)
The Center for Coastal Studies and Twenty Summers host a collaborative “Happy Hour at Hawthorne Barn” at 29 Miller Hill Road in Provincetown on Friday, May 20, 4 to 6 p.m. The event features readings from writers Kathy Shorr, Len Germinara, Elizabeth Bradfield, Amy Jenness, and Sarah Oktay, as well as conversation on how art can foster a sustainable future for coastal communities. Registration with a suggested donation at coastalstudies.org and 20summers.org.
Swing It (Friday, May 20)
Outermost Contra Dance returns to Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Friday, May 20, 7 to 9 p.m. for an evening of folk dance to live music. Billy Hardy accompanies dancers on fiddle with Beth Sweeney on piano. All levels welcome. Proof of vaccination required. Admission is $15.
Swamped (Saturday, May 21)
The Harwich and Wellfleet conservation trusts host a “mindful nature walk” around the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp led by naturalist Andrea Higgins on Saturday, May 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Walkers meet in the parking lot near the wireless station off Marconi Station Road in Wellfleet. Registration is $20 at harwichconservationtrust.org.
Fish of the World, Migrate! (Saturday, May 21)
The Friends of Herring River celebrate World Fish Migration Day with talks by Barbara Brennessel and John Portnoy and craft activities for “kids of all ages,” Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gull Pond Town Landing in Wellfleet. Admission is free; rain date is Sunday, May 22.
Gimme (Lamer)moor (Saturday, May 21)
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 State Highway Route 6, screens the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor, starring soprano Nadine Sierra as the titular heroine, on Saturday, May 21, 12:55 p.m. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets are $30 at what.org.
On Tour (Saturday, May 21)
The Truro Historical Society offers a spring tour of the Highlands Historic District narrated by Dan Haslam on Saturday, May 21, 2 to 3 p.m. The half-mile walk covers the story of Oscar Wilde’s arrest, the area’s haunting by a famous singer’s ghost, and Massachusetts’s oldest lighthouse. Email [email protected] or leave Paul Carr a voicemail with a name and number of people in your party at 508-450-8198 by noon on Friday, May 20 to reserve a space with a $10 donation.
Hot off the Press (Saturday, May 21)
Author Pearl Whitfield visits the Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way on Saturday, May 21, 2 to 3 p.m., to discuss her new historical novel, Apsara, the story of a young girl in 12th-century Cambodia chosen to become a court dancer, or apsara, for King Jayavarman VII. More information at trurolibrary.org.
Bread and Butter (Saturday, May 21)
The Wellfleet Adult Community Center, 715 Old Kings Highway, presents the first in a free concert series by Toast and Jam (Tim Dickey, Julie Charland, and Blake Newman) on Saturday, May 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m. During intermission, the center will present the 2022 Friends of the Wellfleet COA Distinguished Service Award. More information at https://www.wellfleet-ma.gov/wellfleet-adult-community-center
International Aid (Saturday, May 21)
Local businesswoman and Kyiv native Inna Taylor presents “Stand With Ukraine” at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., on how people can help Ukrainians during the war. Saturday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m.
Southern Belle (Saturday, May 21)
The Crown & Anchor holds “Chasing the Crown,” a fundraiser for Miss Southern States winner Lakia Mondale before she departs to compete for National Showgirl Supreme 2022, on Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m. Performances by Roxy Pops, Mackenzie, Qya Cristál, and others. Proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $35 at onlyatthecrown.com.
Widow’s Watch (Wednesday, May 25)
The Provincetown Public Library’s “Dangerous Women” movie series concludes on Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 p.m. with a screening of Widows (2018) at 356 Commercial St. The movie stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, and Elizabeth Debicki as widows faced with debt from their late husbands’ criminal activity.
Light and Shadow (Thursday, May 26)
Racial Justice Provincetown presents a free book reading and conversation about Kristen Harper’s The Darkness Divine on Thursday, May 26, 5 p.m. The book reimagines how we use the language of light and darkness to talk about race and speaks to how white liberal communities can be more welcoming to people of color. The reading is at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial St.
Following Footsteps (Thursday, May 26)
As part of the Fine Arts Work Center and Twenty Summers’s collaborative “ART | FUTURE” weekend, East End Books Ptown presents “Ben Shattuck and Julia Glass in Conversation” about Shattuck’s Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau and Glass’s Vigil Harbor on Thursday, May 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 24 Pearl St. in Provincetown. The event is free. For more information: 20summers.org/season-nine/benandjulia.