Up the Creek (Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-30)
The Post Office Cafe (303 Commercial St., Provincetown) presents Schartt$ Creek, a parody of the Emmy-award winning comedy series Schitt’s Creek, with newly extended dates from Thursday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 30. The live show picks up where the series left off: the Rose family is now in Provincetown. Tickets are $35 at postofficecafe.net.
Real(ty) Talk (Thursday, Oct. 20)
The Snow Library in Orleans (67 Main St.) presents the second of three sessions, titled “The Experience of Clients,” in the course “The Cape’s Housing Crisis: What’s Your Stake in It?” on Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Two local speakers will share their experiences finding housing in today’s tough market. The third session will follow on Friday, Nov. 4. Free; registration not required.
Time to Shine (Friday, Oct. 21)
The Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) hosts the Fantasia Fair Follies on Friday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. The popular annual talent show features a variety of performers and raises funds for organizations that serve the people of Provincetown and Cape Cod. See fanfair.info for ticket information or to sign up to perform.
Come Dancing (Friday, Oct. 21)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) hosts an Outermost Contra Dance party featuring traditional New England music and dancing on Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. See outermostcontra.org for ticket information.
For the Cure (Friday, Oct. 21)
The Red Inn (15 Commercial St., Provincetown) hosts the fourth annual fundraiser for the Silva Ataxia Foundation on Friday, Oct. 21, 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will benefit awareness and research efforts to find a cure for Machado-Joseph disease. See silvaataxiafoundation.org for more information.
Special Guests (Saturday, Oct. 22)
The Truro Playwright Collective will perform a staged reading of the new play Summer Rentals by Joseph M. Paprzycki at the Truro Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 to 4 p.m. The reading is part of a monthly series premiering new plays and is free.
Senior Seminar (Monday, Oct. 24)
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill hosts a six-session poetry workshop with Keith Althaus starting Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants can bring poems to share or start work on new ones over the course of the workshop. The free workshop is part of Castle Hill’s 60+ Program. See castlehill.org for more information.
Songwriter Sessions (Monday, Oct. 24)
The Provincetown Commons (46 Bradford St.) hosts singer-songwriters Peter Donnelly and Jon Richardson on Monday, Oct. 24, 7:30 to 9 p.m. for the inaugural installment of the Commons Sessions, a new program for performing artists to develop work in conversation with an audience. The free sessions will take place every month during the off-season. See provincetowncommons.org for more information.
Seeds of Change (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
The Eastham Public Library (190 Samoset Road) presents “The Climate Curious Landscape” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Kristin Andres, associate director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, will provide practical tips for property owners looking to make their landscape more sustainable, including advice for reducing carbon footprints, supporting biodiversity, and adapting to extreme weather events. Learn more and register at easthamlibrary.libcal.com.
Scam-Me-Not (Wednesday, Oct. 26)
The Eastham Library presents a fraud protection program on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. Officer Richard Pellegrino from the Eastham Police Dept. and members of the Cape Cod Five’s risk management department will share advice on how to recognize and avoid scams. The program is free. See easthamlibrary.org for more information.
Art and Authors (Wednesday, Oct. 26)
Castle Hill hosts Lee Roscoe, author of Wampanoag Art for the Ages, in discussion with Mashpee Wampanoag artist and author Robert Peters on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Pay what you can for a ticket at castlehill.org.
Picture Perfect (Thursday, Oct. 27)
Photographer Dmitri Kasterine, whose work has been featured in Vogue and GQ and who has done still photography for films by Stanley Kubrick, will present his work at the Snow Library in Orleans on Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:30 to noon. The free event is part of the library’s Lifetime Learning program.
Best and Bloodiest (Friday, Oct. 28)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall hosts the Mosquito Story Slam on Friday, Oct. 28, 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to prepare and present a five-minute story on this session’s theme: Bloody Mess. Learn more about the rules at mosquitostory.org, and buy tickets at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.