Class Dismissed (Thursday, June 16)
Activist, poet, and novelist Marge Piercy hosts a reading of poetry by her students at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., on Thursday, June 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Piercy will read her own work as well. Masks required. Free and open to the public.
P(art)y for a Cause (Friday, June 17)
The Cape Cod Children’s Place, which provides free parent and early childhood education, holds an “Art Grab” fundraiser at the Chequessett Club, 680 Chequessett Neck Road in Wellfleet, on Friday, June 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each guest will be able to take one of over 70 works of local art home. Tickets are $100 at capecodchildrensplace.com.
Tomorrow Never Grows (Saturday, June 18)
The Orleans Improvement Association hosts its annual garden tour, “To Plant a Garden Is to Believe in Tomorrow,” on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can tour six private gardens and meet local artists who will paint the gardens en plein air throughout the day. Tickets are $32 at orleansimprovement.org. Ticket pickup is at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour at the Orleans Community Center, 44 Main St. Directions to the gardens provided at pickup.
MAMA, Didn’t Mean to Make You Cry (Saturday, June 18)
The Provincetown Brewing Company, 141 Bradford St., hosts a fundraiser for MA Mom Advocates (MAMA) on Saturday, June 18, 3 to 6 p.m., featuring local person-of-color-owned vendors. MAMA provides support, resources, and referrals to services for birth givers. Their work also addresses barriers to birthing care access caused by systemic racism.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Saturday, June 18 & Tuesday, June 21)
The David Eure Jazz Trio plays a “Summer Sounds Kickoff Concert” at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Saturday, June 18, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The following Tuesday, June 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Woof Woof Meow plays a ska, funk, and reggae-filled “Midsummer Night’s Eve Dance Party.” Tickets for the concerts are $25 and $15 respectively at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Pled Gilt-y (Saturday, June 18)
Jamie Brenner celebrates the launch of her new novel, Gilt, at East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., on Saturday, June 18, 6 p.m. Required registration for the hybrid event is $5 at eastendbooksptown.com.
Earle-y Bird Special (Saturday, June 18.)
Acclaimed songwriter Steve Earle plays Payomet, 29 Old Dewline Road, Truro, with his band the Dukes on Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. In addition to his own 20 studio albums, Earle’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, the Pretenders, and more. Tickets are between $55 and $85 at payomet.org.
Modern World (Sunday, June 19)
The Cape Cod Modern House Trust hosts its first biweekly caravan tour on Sunday, June 19, 1 p.m. Registration is $125 per car. Email inquiries to [email protected].
Berry Good (Sunday, June 19)
The Wellfleet Historical Society hosts its annual Strawberry Festival at 262 Main St. on Sunday, June 19, 2 to 4 p.m. Strawberry shortcake, face painting, and tours of the renovated historical society’s museum will be available.
Cher, Cher, Be Fair (Tuesday, June 21)
The Crown & Anchor presents Thirsty Burlington’s “Cher 1975,” premiering at the Paramount Club, 247 Commercial St., on Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $35 at onlyatthecrown.com.
Queer Ear (Wednesday, June 22)
The Provincetown Senior Center hosts a salon featuring “Songs of Gay Icons” with singer Halcyone Hurst and pianist Jim Brosseau on Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 p.m., at the senior center, 2 Mayflower St. Registration and more information are available by calling the center at 508-487-7080.
(Corn)flower Child (Wednesday, June 22)
The Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., continues its “Terrible Children” movie screenings with Children of the Corn (1984) on Wednesday, June 22, 5:30 p.m.
Breaking News (Thursday, June 23)
The Wellfleet Breakers Soccer Club holds its annual fundraiser at the Flying Fish Café at 29 Briar Lane in Wellfleet on Thursday, June 23, 6 to 9 p.m. The Flying Fish provides free pizza and appetizers. Raffle prizes will be donated by local restaurants, merchants, and artists. The club, founded in 2010, plays at the Nauset Regional High School Community Stadium throughout the summer. The summer schedule is available at capecodsoccerleague.org.