Back to the Present (Thursday, July 28)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall hosts “Radio Diaries: the History of Now,” on Thursday, July 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman will tell stories from the past that reveal something about the present. Tickets are $15 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Fine Folk (Friday, July 29)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents folk artist Tenzin Chopak performing his original music, accompanied by pianist Emmett Scott, as part of the Summer Sounds Concert Series on Friday, July 29, 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for kids at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Ani, Anybody? (Friday, July 29)
Payomet Performing Arts Center presents Ani DiFranco, the singer, songwriter, activist, and entrepreneur on Friday, July 29, 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $68 at tickets.payomet.org.
Do Ask, Do Tell (Saturday, July 30)
Dixon Osburn, author of the book Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, will speak at the Mary Heaton Vorse house, 466 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Saturday, July 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Osburn was co-founder of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. He will appear with Major Gen. Tammy Smith, another key player in the movement, and with Prof. Tim McCarthy of Harvard’s Kennedy School. Free; RSVP to [email protected].
Bog Jog (Sunday, July 31)
The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown invites all to “Run the Trails for Whales,” its annual 5K through the Cape Cod National Seashore. All proceeds go to the center’s education programs. The event is Sunday, July 31, 7 to 10 a.m. Registration is $40 at coastalstudies.org.
Anita Clarification (Monday, Aug. 1)
Wellfleet Public Library hosts Anita Di Bianco to discuss her project called “Corrections and Clarifications” on Monday, Aug. 1, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The project consists of collections of newspaper retractions, corrections, and apologies following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Free; masks required.
Eclectickets (Tuesday, Aug. 2)
Payomet Performing Arts Center hosts DakhaBrakha, an eclectic Ukrainian “folkdrone” quartet on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. The music, described as “ethno-chaos,” contains everything from cello to accordion to howling. Tickets are $40-$75 at tickets.payomet.org.
S’no Problem (Tuesday, Aug. 2)
The Truro Public Library invites all to “Winter Garden Planning” with Dave DeWitt of Dave’s Greens on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5 to 6 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for establishing and maintaining a winter garden. Sign up by calling the library at (508) 487-1125.
Seeing Red (Tuesday, Aug. 2 – Thursday, Aug. 4)
The Post Office Cafe and Cabaret presents “Megan Murphy: The Big Red Show,” with Murphy’s show-stopping voice, wit, and old Hollywood glamor. The show runs from Tuesday, Aug. 2 through Thursday, Aug. 4. Showtimes and tickets ($35) at postofficecafe.net.
Hop to It! (Wednesday, Aug. 3)
The Truro Historical Society will show “In the Light of Hopper: A Documentary” at the Highland House Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The film brings Edward Hopper’s paintings to life, connecting the past to the present through interviews with artists and exploring how Hopper’s work continues to inspire people. Registration required at artslight.org.
Old-School Cool (Thursday, Aug. 4)
The Truro Public Library presents U.K.-born but Provincetown-dwelling musician Zoë Lewis as part of the Truro Summer Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. She plays vintage jazz and other musical grooves on everything from the piano to the spoons. Free.