On the Strip (Every Thursday)
The Crown & Anchor presents “Mack’nifique: A Queer Body Positive Burlesque Fantasy” starring drag queen Mackenzie and featuring “her dolls,” Spookey, Lady Prism, and Drigo, every Thursday evening. The striptease begins at 9:30 p.m. The show includes glow up bracelets for the audience, which, when turned on, signal that an audience member consents to interacting with the performers. Tickets are $35 general admission, $45 for preferred seating at onlyatthecrown.org.
Share the Air (Friday, Aug. 26)
Payomet Performing Arts Center invites teenagers and adults ages 14 and up to learn the basics of aerial arts on Friday, Aug. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Payomet circus tent. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and mask (required) to 29 Old Dewline Road in North Truro. Admission is $30 at tickets.payomet.org.
A Musical Treat(y) (Friday, Aug. 26)
The husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty perform at Payomet on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. With a joyful sound that blends Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock and roll, they’ve toured with John Legend and Brandi Carlisle and opened for Al Green. The cost is $25 at tickets.payomet.org.
Words From Byrd (Saturday, Aug. 27)
The Wellfleet Public Library will host a talk by choreographer Donald Byrd, “On Art and Social Justice,” on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. Byrd will discuss the role of creativity and dance in our current time of “racial reckoning and consciousness expansion.” Free admission with limited seating, and masks are required at 55 West Main St.
Lucinda Sings (Saturday, Aug. 27)
Lucinda Williams, one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of her generation, comes to Old Dewline Road in North Truro on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 at tickets.payomet.org.
Babe on Broadway (Saturday, Aug. 27)
AMP Gallery presents the Provincetown premiere of local filmmaker Patrick Riviere’s short documentary film Just a Broadway Baby on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m., 432 Commercial St. A portrait of actress Mary Ellen Ashley, who made her stage debut at age six opposite Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway in 1946, the film has won several awards at film festivals throughout North America. Admission is free.
You Audra Go (Sunday, Aug. 28)
Provincetown Art House hosts Audra McDonald at Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St., on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m. The Broadway star and six-time Tony Award winner performs as part of the Town Hall Series. Tickets are $75 to $200 at brownpapertickets.com. Proof of vaccination is required.
Bach in Town (Sunday, Aug. 28)
The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 236 Commercial St. in Provincetown will present “Frets & Hammers: Bach & Beyond” on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. The concert will feature Aaron Larget-Caplan on guitar, Frederick Jodry on harpsichord and organ, and John Thomas on piano. Tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors; free for 12 and under) at brownpapertickets.com.
Straight to the Point (Tuesday, Aug. 30)
The Eastham Painters Guild hosts plein air painting at Race Point in Provincetown on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All are welcome, and the event is free.
A Musical Celebration (Tuesday, Aug. 30)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall at 335 Main St. presents “A Celebration of Julia Nixon Featuring Dave and Nikko” on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dave Ylvisaker and Nikko Atiim will perform in honor of the late Julia Nixon, whose powerful voice and wide repertoire delighted audiences at the hall for years. Tickets at wellfleetpreservationhall.org are $20 general admission; $12 for kids 13 and under.
Modernism (Thursday, Sept. 1)
The Eastham Historical Society hosts a talk by architect Peter McMahon, director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum at 25 Schoolhouse Road. See easthamhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
Theater Old and New (Special Notice)
The Cape Rep Theater in Brewster presents the Bold Company, a free educational acting program for Cape residents age 55 or older. No previous experience is necessary. The eight-week program begins on Sept. 12 and culminates in public performances on Nov. 6 and 7. It’s an opportunity to reignite a passion for the stage in a friendly and fun environment. To register, or for more information, email [email protected] or call 508-896-1888. Proof of vaccination is required to register.