Rose Tint My World (Friday, June 3, Saturday, June 4, & Monday, June 6)
East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., presents a series of book events starting on Friday, June 3, 6 p.m., with Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color with Jay Blotcher and Steve Desroches, who will discuss Gilbert Baker’s memoir about his creation of the rainbow flag of the gay rights movement. Following are Joseph Boone’s Furnace Creek book event on Saturday, June 4, 6 p.m., and The Letters of Thom Gunn with editors Michael Nott and Clive Wilmer on Monday, June 6, 6 p.m. Links for in-person and Zoom registration for all three events can be found at eastendbooksptown.com.
Turn Around (Friday, June 3, Saturday, June 4, Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8)
Singer-songwriter Debby Holiday performs a “Tina Turner Tribute Show” opening Friday, June 3, 10 p.m., at the Post Office Café & Caberet at 303 Commercial St. in Provincetown. She returns Saturday, June 4, 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 8:30 p.m., and Wednesday, June 8, 8:30 p.m. More show dates in July at postofficecafe.net. Tickets are $35 online.
Sound Me From My Lowest Note… (Saturday, June 4)
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater screens the Metropolitan Opera’s Hamlet, featuring tenor Allan Clayton as Hamlet, soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, and John Tomlinson as the ghost on Saturday, June 4, 12:55 p.m. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $30 at what.org.
Spreading Seeds (Saturday, June 4)
Diane Arbeit presents “Seeds on a Mission,” a sunflower seed giveaway to raise awareness about the ongoing war in Ukraine. Arbeit hopes they will be planted throughout the community. Get seeds outside the Provincetown Art Association and Museum this Saturday, June 4, 1 to 3 p.m.
Now & Then (Saturday, June 4 – Sunday, June 5)
Twenty Summers presents “Pending Memories,” a talk with Cuban digital and installation artist Adrián Fernández, on Saturday, June 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m. His series with the same title challenges perceived reality by combining images of empty Cuban landscapes and the dilapidated or bare-bones structural elements of buildings. Then, on Sunday, June 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., James Kirchick and Andrew Sullivan converse about Kirchick’s Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington. Both events take place at the Hawthorne Barn, 29 Miller Hill Road in Provincetown. Registration with suggested $20 donation at 20summers.org.
Gala-vanting (Saturday, June 4)
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival holds its annual performance gala fundraiser on Saturday, June 4, 3 to 6 p.m., at Bas Relief Park, 106 Bradford St. in Provincetown. Tickets are $250 at twptown.org.
Chorale the Troops (Saturday, June 4)
The Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers perform at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., on Saturday, June 4, 5 to 6 p.m. Masks required. The concert is free and open to the public though seating is limited.
Broadening Horizons (Saturday, June 4)
Artists Janice Redman, Bailey Bob Bailey, and Michele L’Heureux join poets Elizabeth Bradfield and Miller Oberman for a release party for Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaboration 2005-2020 on Saturday, June 4, 5 to 7 p.m., at Farm Projects, 355 Main St. in Wellfleet. Broadsided Press publishes monthly posters that feature printed poems accompanied by art.
Having a Ball (Saturday, June 4)
Rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues pianist and vocalist Marcia Ball performs at Payomet Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m. Tickets are $38 at payomet.org.
Yankee Swap (Sunday, June 5)
The Eastham Historical Society holds its annual Plant and White Elephant Sale at the Swift-Daley Museum, 2375 Route 6 in Eastham, on Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The historical society is also looking for help for setup and the sale itself on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. Email [email protected] to volunteer.
Bloody ’ell! (June 7)
The Barnstable County Health Dept. gives its monthly free blood pressure readings at the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, on Tuesday, June 7, 10 a.m. to noon.
Two if by Sea (Tuesday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 8)
In honor of World Ocean Day, the Center for Coastal Studies will host several beach cleanups, the first, “early bird special,” on Tuesday, June 7, 6 to 7 a.m. at Scusset Beach, 20 Scusset Beach Road in Sagamore. The second is Wednesday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Provincetown Far East End Beach. Participants should meet in the Harbor Hotel parking lot at 698 Commercial St. Registration at coastalstudies.org.
What the Shuck? (Tuesday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 8)
Pace University presents a screening of Tide to Table: The Remarkable Journey of Oysters at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Tuesday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m. The film, produced by two Pace professors, documents aquaculture on Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and New York City waterways. Seating is limited. Then, on Wednesday, June 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m., IMPROVincetown returns for its rescheduled “Spring Fling Comedy Show.” Tickets from the April 16 canceled show will be honored. Free registration for the screening and $15 tickets for the show are at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.