From Cuba to Castle Hill (Thursday, Sept. 1 – Friday, Sept. 30)
A show of Peter Chepus’s recent works is on view at the Truro Public Library from Thursday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 30. The Cuban-born artist, now a Castle Hill faculty member, works with oils, acrylics, and pastels to create bright and striking figures and impressionistic landscapes.
An Artist Rediscovered (Thursday, Sept. 1)
The Wellfleet Public Library hosts author Eve M. Khan for a talk on her book Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857-1907 on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. A revolutionary writer, artist, and adventurer who exhibited in Paris, hiked the Arctic Circle, and taught at Smith College, Williams fell into obscurity after her death. The talk is free with limited seating, and masks are required.
McMahon and Modernism (Thursday, Sept. 1)
The Eastham Historical Society presents a talk by Peter McMahon of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. McMahon will discuss Cape Cod’s modern architecture and the vibrant community behind it at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, 25 Schoolhouse Road. See easthamhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
Looking and Painting (Thursday, Sept. 1)
“Glimpses of Place,” an exhibit of plein air oil paintings by Joyce Zavorskas, will open at the Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) on Thursday, Sept. 1. Zavorskas paints from direct observation and documents landscapes and buildings on the Cape before they disappear. The paintings will be on view through Sept. 30. More information at snowlibrary.org.
Family Ties (Friday, Sept. 2)
Called “a sister act with staying power” by NPR, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — who perform as Larkin Poe — will bring their combination of Southern-tinged “roots ’n’ roll” from Nashville to the Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro on Friday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m. Admission is $38-$80 at tickets.payomet.org.
Castle Hill Celebrates! (Friday, Sept. 2 & Sunday, Sept. 4)
The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will celebrate its 50th anniversary with events over Labor Day weekend in Provincetown, including openings of shows featuring work by artists affiliated with the center at Schoolhouse Gallery and Gaa Gallery (494 Commercial St.) on Friday, Sept. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., and a gala at the Mary Heaton Vorse House (466 Commercial St.) on Sunday, Sept. 4, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 at castlehill.org.
Calling All Coco Puffs! (Saturday, Sept. 3 -Tuesday, Sept. 6)
Superstar and self-described “exhausted dinosaur of drag” Coco Peru returns to the Pilgrim House (336 Commercial St., Provincetown) for her last performances of the summer over Labor Day weekend in “Bitter, Bothered, and Beyond” — which will describe anyone unable to score tickets for her usually sold-out shows. Get yours ($35-$45) at thepilgrimhouse.thundertix.com. (BYO Tension Tamer tea optional.)
Pretty in White (Saturday, Sept. 3)
From its humble beginnings in 1986 as an end-of-season gathering of a small group of friends, the annual White Party at Delft Haven in Provincetown’s West End has become one of the most anticipated and, well, fabulous events on the town’s social calendar. Tickets ($50-$250) are available at eventbrite.com; all proceeds support Outer Cape Health Services. White ensembles are de rigueur.
Late-Night Bloomers (Monday, Sept. 5 -Tuesday, Sept. 6)
New York-based “undie-rock” duo the Skivvies will perform at the Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Monday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 6, 9 p.m. More than just two sets of pretty abs, their combination of alt-cabaret and new burlesque — and their 2020 cover album of “The Rocky Horror Show” soundtrack — have been rapturously received by critics. Tickets are $35 at thecrownanchor.thundertix.com.
Chapter One (Tuesday, Sept. 6)
The Eastham Public Library (190 Samoset Road) hosts its first meeting of the Fantastic Reads Book Group on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Led by staff librarian Corey Farrenkopf, the group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month for a discussion of a different novel or short story collection in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres. Open to ages 16 and up. Registration required; space is limited. Register at easthamlibrary.libcal.com.
Theater Bites (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
The Provincetown Art House (214 Commercial St.) presents Quickies: 4 Short Plays From Provincetown, a collection of four short plays written by playwrights associated with the town on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Sept. 6 to 21, 7:30 p.m. The plays range from drama to comedy and offer four unique perspectives on LGBTQ life in America. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets are $25 at brownpapertickets.com.
Songs from Kim and Dave (Thursday, Sept. 8)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) presents Kim Moberg and Dave Dersham in concert on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Moberg, a singer, songwriter, and self-taught finger-pick guitarist, performs a repertoire rooted in the acoustic folk tradition with a contemporary spin. Dersham’s quick-witted music combines humor and cultural criticism with “uncanny rhythm, muted chords, and open-hearted tenderness.” Tickets are $20 general admission ($12 for kids 13 and under) at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.