Race to the Library (Thursday, Aug. 11)
The Wellfleet Public Library invites all to a discussion of critical race theory led by Keith Brooks on Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 to 8 p.m. What is it, why is it under attack, and how should those attacks be met? There will be time for questions and discourse. Free; masks required.
Aw Naturale (Friday, Aug. 12)
Payomet Performing Arts Center invites kids ages three to six to “Nature Ninja Tots: Where Circus Skills Meet Mother Nature!” on Friday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. Taught by professional circus artists, the program explores the relationship between play, movement, and nature. The class continues on Fridays through Aug. 26. Each class is $20 per child.
Choose to View (Friday, Aug. 12)
The Truro Public Library will host a viewing of The Janes on Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. The film tells the true story of a group of women in 1972 who were arrested and charged for serving women who needed safe, affordable, illegal abortions.
Let’s Rocket (Saturday, Aug. 13)
The Truro Public Library invites kids to build bottle rockets behind the library on Saturday, Aug. 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Design, build, and launch a water pressure bottle rocket.
Marsh Mash (Sunday, Aug. 14)
The Crown & Anchor presents “Miss Swamp Thang — Carnival Opening Party” on Sunday, Aug. 14, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 247 Commercial St., Provincetown. Gather and dance at the Paramount for Carnival’s official Monsters, Myths, and Legends opening party. The most monstrous swamp-lewk will win an enviable prize. Tickets are $20 at onlyatthecrown.com.
An Unusual Sunday (Sunday, Aug. 14)
The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 236 Commercial St. in Provincetown invites all to “Broadway: Sondheim!” on Sunday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m. Celebrate the legendary composer and lyricist and enjoy obscure musical gems with the [email protected] Broadway ensemble. Tickets are $25 at brownpapertickets.com.
Tingle & Ready to Mingle (Sunday, Aug. 14)
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater hosts comedian Jimmy Tingle for one night only on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. Tingle, who has appeared on Conan O’Brien and the Tonight Show, will be performing a set about post-pandemic life called “Humor for Humanity.” The show includes reflections on Tingle’s childhood in Cambridge. Tickets are $30 at WHAT.org.
A Couple of Words (Monday, Aug. 15)
The Wellfleet Public Library presents “A Duet of Prose and Poetry,” featuring poet Martin Edmunds and novelist Askold Melnyczuk on Monday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. It is free, but seating is limited. Masks are required.
Light It Up (Tuesday, Aug. 16)
The Eastham Painters Guild invites all to plein air paint at the Highland Light in Truro on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free.
Bedtime Bards (Wednesday, Aug. 17)
The Truro Historical Society presents “Under the Sturgeon Moon,” a reading by local poets on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free.
Reggae, Regaled (Wednesday, Aug. 17)
Get ready to dance at Payomet Performing Arts Center at 29 Dewline Road in North Truro, where Beres Hammond, Grammy award nominee and one of Jamaica’s greatest singer-songwriters, will present a night of reggae on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $65 at tickets.payomet.org.