Civil Discourse (Thursday, Sept. 21)
Dan Winslow hosts a discussion on the importance of civil disagreement in a healthy democracy at Truro Public Library (7 Standish Way) on Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. Free. See trurolibrary.org for information.
Paper Objects (Friday, Sept. 22)
“Washashores, Natives, and Invasives,” an exhibition of paper works made of plants and seaweed by Sheryl Jaffe, opens at the Commons (46 Bradford St., Provincetown) with a reception on Friday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. The show is on view until Oct. 1. See provincetowncommons.org for information.
Pattern Recognition (Friday, Sept. 22)
“Geometric Progressions,” an exhibition of new work by Ross Ozer, opens at Stewart Clifford Gallery (338 Commercial St., Provincetown) with a reception for the artist on Friday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m. The show is on view until Oct. 28. See stewartcliffordgallery.com for information.
Udderly Fantastic (Friday, Sept. 22)
Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) presents Farmyard Follies: The Moosical — an “original musical LGBTQ whodunit” by Christopher Seeber (a.k.a. Tina Burner) and Blake Allen — in a one-night-only performance on Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 ($75 for V.I.P. seating) at onlyatthecrown.com.
Furry Friends (Saturday, Sept. 23)
CASAS Pet Appreciation Week ends on Saturday, Sept. 23 with a pet parade and Blessing of the Animals at St. Mary of the Harbor (517 Commercial St., Provincetown) at 2:30 p.m. and Pet Tea Dance at The Boatslip (161 Commercial St., Provincetown) at 4 p.m. See casasanimalshelter.org for information.
Wellfleet Wonders (Saturday, Sept. 23)
The Wellfleet Art & Oyster Crawl begins at Wellfleet Town Hall (300 Main St.) on Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., and features wine, craft beer, and fresh shellfish at seven galleries throughout town. Tickets are $85. See wellfleetspat.org/septemberartandoystercrawl for information.
Face Values (Saturday, Sept. 23)
Donna Pomponio’s “Psychological Portraiture” exhibition opens in the gallery at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (2357 Route 6) with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m. The show is on view until Sept. 29. See what.org for information.
Guitar Man (Saturday, Sept. 23)
Legendary blues guitarist Walter Trout performs at Payomet Performing Arts Center (29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro) on Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Tickets are $28-$55 at payomet.org.
All Together (Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-24)
Farkhad Khudyev conducts the Cape Symphony in “Fanfare: A Celebration of Unity,” featuring music by Aaron Copeland, Jean Sibelius, and Ludwig van Beethoven, at Barnstable Performing Arts Center (744 West Main St., Hyannis) on Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m. Tickets are $32-$72 (plus fees) at capesymphony.org.
Going Once (Saturday, Sept. 23)
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (460 Commercial St.) hosts its annual benefit auction of early Provincetown art on Saturday, Sept. 23. Lots are on view at PAAM until the auction begins online at PAAM.LiveAuctioneers.com at 7 p.m. Advance registration for bidding is required. See paam.org for information.
Support Systems (Saturday, Sept. 23)
Farm Projects (355 Main St., Wellfleet) hosts an opening reception for Nichola Kinch’s “Mother Mold” exhibition of mixed-media sculptures and installations on Saturday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m. The show is on view until Oct. 16. See farmprojectspace.org for information.
Poetic Art (Saturday, Sept. 23)
Calligrapher Margaret Shepherd’s full-color calligraphy designs illustrating poems from the Song of Songs are on display at Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) with a reception for the artist on Saturday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m. The show is on view until Nov. 3. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Nature Studies (Saturday, Sept. 23)
Photographer Elizabeth Brooke and novelist Lynne Hugo partner for a discussion on artistic approaches to saving wildlife and the environment at Gabriel’s (102 Bradford St., Provincetown) on Saturday, Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m. Free; donations will support Wild Care Cape Cod and Friends of Cape Wildlife. See provincetownhotel.com for information.
Get Together (Sunday, Sept. 24)
Gather, director Sanjay Rawal’s 2020 “film portrait” about “the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide,” screens at Wellfleet Public Library on Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Free, with limited seating. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information
Laughing Matters (Sunday, Sept. 24)
Writer and “fake comedian” Ann Wood hosts a “Standup for Homeless Prevention” comedy evening at the Governor Bradford (312 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. No cover; donations will benefit the Homeless Prevention Council. See hpccapecod.org for information.
Trivial Concerns (Monday, Sept. 25)
Wellfleet Public Library hosts a trivia night — featuring a first prize provided by the Flying Fish and snacks and beverages for everyone — on Monday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Early Birds (Tuesday, Sept. 26)
Naturalists from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (291 Route 6, South Wellfleet) conduct a morning bird walk along sanctuary trails — from pine woodlands and a freshwater pond to a salt marsh and beach — on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m. Appropriate for birders of all levels; binoculars are welcome but not required. $22 ($18 for MassAudubon members). Registration required at massaudubon.org.
All Hail (Wednesday, Sept. 27)
Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2016 period black comedy Hail, Caesar!, starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton, screens at Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial St.) on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. Free. See provincetownlibrary.org for information.
Feeling Blue? (Thursday, Sept. 28)
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Frank Morgan, bassist John Prodis, and mandolin player John Berger present an evening of blues and music from the 1970s at Wellfleet Adult Community Center (715 Old Kings Hwy.) on Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Free. See wellfleetcoa.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.