Space & Place (Thursday, June 14, Tuesday, June 28 – Wednesday, June 29)
Author and journalist Irena Kowal comes to the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St., on Thursday, June 23, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., to discuss her novel Displaced, based on the story of her upbringing in the U.S. after her parents escaped Soviet Ukraine during World War II. Author and professor Chad Montrie will be at the library on Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., to discuss his book Whiteness in Plain View about racial disparities in Minnesota. Trivia Night is Wednesday, June 29, 6 p.m. Face masks required at each of these free events.
Cape & Islands (Friday, June 24 Thursday, June 30)
The Brewster Book Store at 2648 Main St. welcomes author Elin Hilderbrand on Friday, June 24, 3 to 5 p.m., to sign copies of her newest beach read, The Hotel Nantucket. Tickets aren’t required, but participants can order a personalized signed copy at brewsterbookstore.com. Then, the Books and Buzz series continues on Thursday, June 30, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters, 2624 Main St. in Brewster, with Cape Cod Camino Way: Walking With a Purpose by Peggy Jablonski. Admission with an included drink is $20 at socoffee.co.
‘Restored, Renewed, Revived, Redeemed…’ (Friday, June 24 & June 29)
The Truro Historical Society celebrates the restoration of the Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road in Truro, with an open house on Friday, June 24, 4 to 6 p.m. On Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Outer Cape Chorale performs a concert at the museum. Donations are welcome.
A Scorcher (Friday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 28)
East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., presents the national launch of a new edition of Tatiana von Furstenberg’s graphic novel My Sunburned Summer on Friday, June 24, 6 p.m. Then, Tuesday, June 28, 6 p.m., Liza Rodman presents the autobiographical The Babysitter: My Summers With a Serial Killer, written with Jennifer Jordan, about Rodman’s childhood spent in the care of Tony Costa. Both events are hybrid in-person and virtual. Tickets are $5 for the first event at eastendbooksptown.com. Online sales have ended for Rodman’s event, but the Zoom link is available on the same site.
Galleries Without Walls (Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26 & Thursday, June 30)
The Eastham Painters Guild presents its second outdoor fine art show on Saturday, June 25, Sunday, June 26, and Thursday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the lawn of the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, 25 School House Road in Eastham. Parking is available at the museum and at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Nauset Road.
Stocked Shelves (Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26)
The Friends of the Eastham Library hosts its annual book sale outside and inside the Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the sale of hardcover, paperback, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and more go towards library programming and services.
Hands-On Approach (Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26)
The Eastham Cultural Council presents the annual “Hands on the Arts Festival” on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Windmill Green in Eastham, 2505 State Highway. The festival includes a fine arts and crafts show, family activities, and performances by local musicians and dancers. More information at easthamchamber.com.
Tommy, Can You Hear Me? (Saturday, June 25)
Bluegrass innovators The HillBenders perform “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry,” their interpretation of The Who’s 1969 rock opera, “Tommy.” The show is Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m. at Payomet, 29 Old Dewline Road in Truro. Tickets are $35 at payomet.org.
Pip(p)in’ Up (Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26)
Dear Evan Hansen and Pippin star Rachel Bay Jones performs at the Art House, 214 Commercial St., Provincetown, accompanied by Seth Rudetsky on piano. The performances are Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 at provincetownarthouse.com.
Floral Festivities (Sunday, June 26)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall and the Lily House host their signature Birdhouse Auction and Garden Party to support their year-round programming at Preservation Hall and in the garden behind it, 335 Main St. in Wellfleet. On Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. to noon, attendees can bid on birdhouses donated by local craftspeople. For more information, call 508-349-1800 or visit wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Comedian Jimmy Tingle performs “Humor for Humanity” at the hall on Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
No Grain, No Gain (Thursday, June 30)
Shane Landry teaches attendees of “Going With the Grain” at the Provincetown Senior Center, 2 Mayflower St., how to cook ancient grain sorghum. To register for the event, which takes place on Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m., call 508-487-7080.