Where the Wilder Things Are (Thursday, Oct. 6)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents a staged reading of some of Thornton Wilder’s lesser-known works — two short plays and the prologue to a novel — at 7 p.m. “Thornton Wilder: Beyond Our Town” will feature local directors and actors. Free, but pre-registration is suggested, and seating is limited. See wellfleetpreservationhall.org for details.
Pot Spot (Thursday, Oct. 6)
The Cape Cod Potters, an organization focused on building appreciation for pottery and related arts, celebrates its group show with an opening at Castle Hill in Truro from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will run until Oct 14.
Listen to Lissy (Saturday, Oct. 8)
Local author Lissy Perna, who has written a book about exploring the Cape’s many trails, presents a special storytime at the Truro Public Library on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program will include a craft session, and admission is free.
Bag a Bag (Saturday, Oct. 8)
Learn how to make reusable shopping bags with recycled materials at the Boomerang Bags Community Sewing Bee at the Wellfleet Public Library on Oct. 8, 2 to 5 p.m. All materials are provided; bring your own sewing machine if you have one.
Aw, Shucks! (Saturday, Oct. 8)
Wellfleet SPAT’s Art and Oyster Crawl, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., was postponed to Saturday, Oct. 8. Gallery guides and drink cups will be provided, and local shellfishermen will be on hand to discuss their work. Flashlights are recommended to enjoy the event after the early sunset. Tickets are $85 at wellfleetspat.org.
Indigenous Interests (Saturday, Oct. 8)
Addison Art Gallery in Orleans hosts an evening of live indigenous music, art, and food on Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Signed copies of “Wampanoag Art of the Ages” will be available. Some proceeds from sales will be donated to the Native Land Conservancy.
Foster’s Magic (Saturday, Oct. 8)
Described as “pure magic to watch and hear” by Rolling Stone, multiple Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster is in concert at Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro on Saturday, 7 p.m. Tickets are $33-$45 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Heading for Home (Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9)
The Wellfleet Affordable Housing Trust and Off Main Gallery presents an art-filled two-day weekend fundraiser, with an exhibition and an outdoor yard sale of art donated by community supporters, postponed from last weekend. All events are free. See offmaingallery.com for more information.
All’s Well That Ends Well (Monday-Saturday, Oct. 10-15)
The Lily House presents “Nothing to Be Afraid Of: Let’s Talk About Death,” a week of free programming at the Provincetown Commons from Monday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Oct. 15. Discussions and art activities cover home funerals, navigating pet loss, building and leaving a legacy, and end-of-life psychedelic use. See eventbrite.com to register.
Make ’Em Laugh (Tuesday, Oct. 11)
Professional funny person and Women’s Week favorite Poppy Champlin shows aspiring comedians how it’s done at a “How to Do Standup Comedy” workshop at Waters Edge Cinema in Provincetown on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. Free.
Bravo Broadway! (Tuesday, Oct. 11)
Jung-Ho Pak, conductor of the Cape Symphony, talks music with three Broadway actors at the Snow Library in Orleans on Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. The free program will feature Dee Roscioli (from Wicked and The Cher Show), Hugh Panaro (from The Phantom of the Opera), and Scarlett Strallen (of Travesties and Mary Poppins. See friendsofsnowlibrary.org to register.
Tremble With Tremblay (Tuesday, Oct. 11)
Horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy author Paul Tremblay reads at the Eastham Public Library on Oct. 11, 7 to 8 p.m. A discussion and book signing will follow. Registration is appreciated, but not required, at easthamlibrary.libcal.com.
Tomorrow’s Stars Tonight (Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 12-13)
Women’s Week Idol comes to the Paramount Club at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown on Oct. 12 and 13, 8:30 p.m. Celebrity judges Vickie Shaw, Suede, and Jennie McNulty choose the winners, who will receive cash prizes. Tickets are $25 at thecrownandanchor.thundertix.com; call 508-246-2082 for information on performing.
Cheerio to All That (Wednesday, Oct. 12)
Fiona Goodwin stars in “A Very British Lesbian” at the Red Room in Provincetown on Oct. 12, 4 p.m. The solo show about Goodwin’s coming out experience — which included leaving a convent, escaping to Hollywood, and “a series of relationships with beautiful unavailable women and one very available but sweaty man” — played to acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Tickets at redroom.club.
Change for Climate (Thursday, Oct. 13)
Rich Delaney, executive director of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative, will report recent findings and discuss action to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the Eastham Public Library on Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Registration is appreciated at easthamlibrary.libcal.com.
Yes, Pitch! (Deadline Oct. 17)
EforAll’s Cape Cod Fall 2022 Healthy Communities Pitch Contest at the Provincetown Commons on Wednesday, Nov. 2 will give early-stage entrepreneurs an opportunity to network, share business ideas, and compete for cash prizes. This year’s contest focuses on healthy communities and health equity. The event is free; the deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 17. For more information see eforall.org.