Whale Tales (Thursday, April 27)
The Center for Coastal Studies (5 Holway Ave., Provincetown), in conjunction with the Provincetown Public Library’s annual Moby-Dick marathon reading, presents a lecture by research associate Jenn Tackaberry on issues related to humpback whales and entanglement on Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. The free live event will also be presented via Zoom; registration is required. See coastalstudies.org for information.
Call Me Ishmael (Friday-Sunday, April 28-30)
Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial St.) presents the sixth annual Moby-Dick marathon reading from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30. The reading of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel takes place on the starboard side of the Rose Dorothea model beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Free. See provincetownlibrary.org for information on participating as a reader.
Grand Illusions (Friday, April 28)
Billie Jean, Lakia Mondale, and Payton St. James star in “Illusions,” Provincetown’s longest-running drag review, at Post Office Café and Cabaret (303 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Friday, April 28, 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($40 for V.I.P. seating). See postofficecafe.net for information.
Women’s Work (Saturday, April 29)
The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art (60 Hope Lane, Dennis) presents a lecture by artist Laura Shabott on the work of artists Lee Krasner, Elaine De Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, and Joan Mitchell on Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. The lecture is inspired by Mary Gabriel’s book Ninth Street Women. Admission is $10 for members and $18 for nonmembers. See ccmoa.org for information.
Rags to Riches (Saturday, April 29)
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (2357 Rte. 6) presents Terence Blanchard’s 2013 opera Champion, starring Ryan Speedo Green and Emile Griffith in the story of a boxer who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, on Saturday, April 29, 12:55 p.m. Tickets are $27 ($15 for students). See what.org for information.
Make it Grow (Saturday, April 29)
Russell Norton from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Agriculture and Horticulture program discusses “The Importance of Planting Trees” at Eastham Public Library (190 Samoset Road) on Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. Free. See easthamlibrary.org
Sound Familiar? (Saturday, April 29)
Red Door Chamber Music performs at Provincetown United Methodist Church (20 Shank Painter Road) on Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m. The pastiche-themed program includes music by John Rutter, Camille Saint-Saens, Paquito D’Rivera, and Ludwig van Beethoven. $20 suggested donation; free for students 17 and under. See reddoorchambermusic.com for information.
Viva Boricua (Sunday, April 30)
Educator and pastor Edgar Miranda shares insights from his experience as a Puerto Rican living in the United States — including perspectives on identity formation and racism — at Chapel in the Pines (220 Samoset Road, Eastham) on Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. The free live discussion will also be available via Zoom. See nfuu.org for information.
Go Bananas (Sunday, April 30)
Wellfleet Historical Society (262 Main St.) celebrates Wellfleet native Lorenzo Dow Baker (1840-1908) — who first brought bananas to Cape Cod from Jamaica in the late 19th century — at its second annual Banana Bash on Sunday, April 30, noon. Free. See wellfleethistoricalsociety.org for information.
Word Art (Tuesday, May 2 to Tuesday, June 6)
Now in its 19th year, “The Art and Craft of Poetry,” a seminar with poet and educator Rosalind Pace, begins at Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) on Tuesday, May 2, 5 p.m. The seminar, which is open to writers of all skill and experience levels, will continue through Tuesday, June 6. Registration is required. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Spring Songs (Wednesday, May 3)
Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) presents Jim Brosseau and Jeff Tagen in concert on Wednesday, May 3, 4 p.m. They will perform songs from the Great American Songbook, including jazz, pop, and Broadway favorites. Free admission, with limited seating. See snowlibrary.org for information.
Plant Your Garden (Wednesday, May 3)
Master gardener Donna Cooper leads an interactive demonstration and discussion on container gardening — with advice about choosing the right containers, soil, plants, and flowers — at Provincetown Senior Center (2 Mayflower St.) on Wednesday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. Free. Space is limited; call 508-487-7080 to register.
An Intimate Portrait (Wednesday, May 3)
Portrait of Jason (1967), Shirley Clarke’s 1967 documentary about Black gay sex worker and aspiring cabaret performer Jason Holliday, screens at Waters Edge Cinema (237 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m. as part of the Provincetown Film Art Series. Tickets are $14 at provincetownfilm.org.
A Love Story (Wednesday, May 3)
The first act of David Henry Hwang’s 1988 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play M. Butterfly is the subject of a group reading at Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) on Wednesday, May 3, 4 p.m. (Acts two and three of the play will be read on May 10.) All are invited to participate regardless of acting experience. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Our Arts & Minds team curates a selection of Outer Cape events each week. Please email event information to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance for consideration.