’Tis the Season (Friday, May 5)
The Boatslip (161 Commercial St., Provincetown) kicks off the season with its first Tea Dance on Friday, May 5, 4 p.m. The legendary afternoon dance party, featuring music by resident DJ Maryalice, will continue Fridays through Sunday afternoons through September. See theboatslip.com for information.
From the Dunes (Friday, May 5)
A group exhibition featuring work by two dozen artists who participated in the Peaked Hill Trust dune shack residencies over the past four years opens with a reception at The Commons (46 Bradford St., Provincetown) on Friday, May 5, 5 p.m. Free. The exhibition is on view until May 14. See provincetowncommons.org for information.
Pictures and Piano (Saturday, May 6)
Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) hosts a reception for “Nauset Waves,” an exhibition of work by photographer John Tunney, on Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. The reception will feature music by pianist Jessica Lamperti; the exhibition is on view through May 31. See snowlibrary.org for information.
Roll With It (Saturday, May 6)
Truro Public Library (7 Standish Way), in partnership with Sustainable CAPE, presents a sushi-making workshop with chef Alice Gong on Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to make four types of rolls, cutting techniques, and other lessons for making their own sushi. Free. Registration is required. See sustainablecape.org for more information.
Going Up (Saturday, May 6)
Run to the Top, a timed run to the top of the Pilgrim Monument (1 High Pole Hill, Provincetown), returns after a pandemic hiatus on Saturday, May 6. The event raises money for Cape Cod Cancer Relief and begins with an opening ceremony at 3:45 p.m. followed by the race at 4 p.m. The cost is $30 per runner — in categories for first responders, military personnel, and civilians — and registration is required. See capecodffcancerrelief.com for information.
Out Loud (Sunday, May 7)
Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) presents “Say Gay Sunday” drag brunch, starring Delta Miles, Mackenzie, Roxy Pops, and Qya Cristál, on Sunday, May 7, noon. Tickets are $25 and don’t include food and drink. See onlyatthecrown.com for information.
Sailing Into Summer (Sunday, May 7)
Truro Community Center (7 Standish Way) hosts a reception for a group show of work by artists Pat Canavari, Lisa Fox, Catherine Hess, and Steve Sollog on Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. The exhibition will be on view until May 26. See truro-ma.gov/community-center for information.
Bead There, Strung That (Wednesday, May 10)
Provincetown Council on Aging (2 Mayflower St.) hosts a series of beginner beading classes with RuthE Rogers starting Wednesday, May 10, 10 a.m. The classes will continue for three weeks. Bring old beaded jewelry or loose beads and transform them into something new. Free. Call 508-487-7080 to register.
Flood Music (Wednesday, May 10)
Snow Library presents a concert by rock and blues songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood on Wednesday, May 10, 4 p.m. Admission is free; seating is limited. See snowlibrary.org for information.
River Voices (Wednesday, May 10)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) hosts “Voices of the River,” a poetry reading presented by Friends of Herring River featuring local naturalist-poets, on Wednesday, May 10, 5 p.m. Free. See wellfleetpreservationhall.org for information.
10 x 20 (Thursday, May 11)
The tenth season of Twenty Summers launches with an opening party at the Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Thursday, May 11, 4 p.m. Free. RSVP at 20summers.org.
Authentically American (Thursday, May 11)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall hosts a concert by Jerron Paxton and Dennis Lichtman on Thursday, May 11, 5 p.m. The program will feature blues, jazz, ragtime, and other genres of American music. Tickets are $25 in advance at wellfleetpreservationhall.org, and $26 at the door.
Young Strings (Thursday, May 11)
The Nauset Regional High School String Orchestra, directed by Dan Anthony, performs at the Eastham Public Library on Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. Free. See easthamlibrary.org for information.
A Look Back (Thursday, May 11)
Eastham Historical Society hosts a presentation by writer Bill Cole on his book Puritans, Plagues, and Promises at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum (25 Schoolhouse Rd., Eastham) on Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m. Free.
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.