Walk the Walk (Friday, May 26)
The weekly Provincetown Gallery Stroll kicks off the 2023 summer season on Friday, May 26 with dozens of galleries hosting viewings and artist receptions along Commercial Street. See provincetownartgalleryassociation.org for a list of participating galleries.
Now Showing (Friday, May 26)
Artist James Tyler installs a new “Brickhead” sculpture in the garden of Rice Polak Gallery (430 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m., with an accompanying reception. Free. See ricepolakgallery.com for information.
Toon Time (Friday, May 26)
Toronto’s own Miss Conception revisits some of pop culture’s best-loved cartoons — including The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, and The Simpsons — in Tooned Out at Pilgrim House (336 Commercial St., Provincetown,) premiering on Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show, which runs until Sept. 23, are $35-$45. See pilgrimhouseptown.com for information.
En Plein Air (Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28)
The Eastham Painters Guild holds its first monthly outdoor art show of the season at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum (25 Schoolhouse Road, Eastham) on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 at 9 a.m. Free. See easthampaintersguild.com for information.
Spring Sprouts (Saturday, May 27)
Wellfleet Gardeners hold their annual plant sale at Wellfleet Town Hall (300 Main St.) on Saturday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. The sale will be held rain or shine.
Peeping Cheepers (Saturday, May 27)
Cape Cod National Seashore presents a Beech Forest Bird Walk on Saturday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. A forest ranger will identify the “usual suspects” and teach basic birding skills. Meet at the entrance to the Beech Forest Trail off Race Point Road in Provincetown and bring your own binoculars. Free. See nps.gov/caco for information.
Art and Music (Saturday, May 27)
Addison Art Gallery (43 South Orleans Road, Orleans) hosts a reception on Saturday, May 27, 5 p.m. The event will feature painting demonstrations by Paul Batch and Amy Sanderson, with music by Fred Fried on guitar. Free. See addisonart.com for information.
Group Effort (Saturday, May 27)
AMZehnder Gallery (25 Bank St., Wellfleet) hosts an opening reception for a group show featuring work by Doug Bennet, Karen Gausch, and Sam Olshin on Saturday, May 27, 6 p.m. See amzehnder.com for information.
Whole Lotta Love (Saturday, May 27)
Lez Zeppelin — called “the best cover band in the world” by the Guardian (U.K.) for their hard-rocking renditions of songs from the Led Zeppelin catalogue — raises the roof at Provincetown Town Hall (260 Commercial St.) on Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40 at payomet.org; see lezzeppelin.com for more information.
Funky Sisters (Saturday, May 27)
New Haven, Conn.-based band SisterFunk brings its signature brand of “rock-country folk-pop” to Waydowntown (265 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Saturday, May 27, 9 p.m. No cover. See waydowntownptown.com for information.
For the Birds (Sunday, May 28)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) and the Wellfleet Affordable Housing Trust host a silent and live auction on Sunday, May 28, 11 a.m. Items include artist-decorated birdhouses, garden and home art, and vacation rental opportunities. Proceeds will benefit local housing initiatives and cultural programming. See wellfleetpreservationhall.org for information.
Broadway, Baby (Sunday, May 28)
Tony-Award winning actress and singer Jessie Mueller, accompanied by music director Seth Rudetsky, is the season opener for the 2023 concert series at Provincetown Town Hall (260 Commercial St.) on Sunday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$200 at provincetownarthouse.com.
Little Brown Jug(s) (Wednesday, May 31)
Cape Cod’s All Worn Out Jug Band performs at Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) on Wednesday, May 31, 4 p.m. The free concert will feature a mix of jug band classics interwoven with American roots music. See snowlibrary.org for information.
Bohemians and Dissidents (Wednesday, May 31)
Authors Aaron S. Lecklider (Love’s Next Meeting) and John Taylor Williams (The Shores of Bohemia) discuss their respective books and “20th-century leftists, queer dissidents, and the iconic bohemians who have called the Outer Cape home” at the Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m. The free talk is presented by the Provincetown Bookshop and will be moderated by PAAM’s Lesley Marchessault. See provincetownbookshop.com/events for information.
Do It Yourself (Wednesday, May 31)
Authors G.A. Brandt and Jane Sutter Brandt lead a presentation on self-publishing at Wellfleet Public Library (55 Main St.) on Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m. The free session includes information on the types of self-publishing available and successful marketing. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Nature-ish (Thursday, June 1)
Truro Public Library (7 Standish Way) hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by John Koch on Thursday, June 1, 5 p.m. Free. See trurolibrary.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.