Ahoy Mates! (Thursday-Monday, Sept. 28-Oct. 2)
The 26th annual Mates Leather Weekend — including parties, contests, a leather market, and free daily health screenings — takes place in Provincetown from Thursday, Sept. 28 to Monday, Oct. 2. Weekend passes, which include admission to all events and local business discounts, are $90 ($70 for Provincetown residents). See matesleatherweekend.com for schedule and information.
Summer Memories (Thursday, Sept. 28)
“I Take Pictures Too,” an exhibition of new photographs by Bob Korn, opens at Bob Korn Imaging (3 Main St., Eastham) with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. See bobkornimaging.com for information.
Shining Stars (Thursday, Sept. 28)
Tata Trina Productions and Mahoganny present “Afro Pop,” a “celebration of Black excellence” featuring local singers Qya Cristal, Devy, Latez, and DeAngelo at the Governor Bradford (312 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. See @the.official.mahoganny on Instagram for information.
Watch the Birdies (Friday, Sept. 29)
Licensed master bander James Junda and the bird-banding team at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (291 Route 6) lead a field presentation on banding and songbird migration research on Friday, Sept. 29. 8 a.m. Cost is $18 ($14 for MassAudubon members). See massaudubon.org for information.
Spade Story (Saturday, Sept. 30)
Marc Strauss hosts a screening and discussion of John Huston and Dashiell Hammett’s classic 1941 film noir The Maltese Falcon at Eastham Public Library (190 Samoset Road) on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Free. See easthamlibrary.org for information.
Cape Voices (Saturday, Sept. 30)
Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial St.) hosts “Reading Local,” the opening event for this year’s Provincetown Book Festival, featuring readings by Cape Cod authors Kate Abel, Denise Coffey, Steven Bruce Myerson, Dan Perdios, and Judith Stiles, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. Free. See provincetownbookfestival.org for information.
All’s Fair (Saturday, Sept. 30)
Farm Projects (355 Main St., Wellfleet) hosts the inaugural Wellfleet Air Fair, featuring books, prints, and unframed works by 35 local artists, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. (Rain date Oct. 7). See farmprojectspace.org for information.
Abstract Assemblages (Saturday, Sept. 30)
An exhibition of mixed-media assemblages on reclaimed wood panels by Duncan Johnson opens at Jeff Soderbergh Gallery (11 West Main St., Wellfleet) with a reception for the artist on Saturday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. The show is on view until Oct. 15. See jeffsoderbergh.com for information.
On the Road (Saturday, Sept. 30)
Photographer Mark Chester celebrates the release of Roadshow Anthropology, his new collection of black-and-white photographs, with a presentation and discussion at Truro Public Library (7 Standish Way) on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. and Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Both events are free. See trurolibrary.org and wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Pop Music (Saturday, Sept. 30)
Husband-and-wife musical duo Jim Rohrer and Katie Hickey headline the Pop-Up Practices in Parish Park free concert series at the Old Firehouse (44 Main St., Orleans) on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. See orleansculturaldistrict.org for information.
Better With Age (Saturday, Sept. 30)
The Commons (46 Bradford St., Provincetown) celebrates the opening of “Women Over 50,” an exhibition of 137 portraits by artist Julie Shelton Smith, with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m. The show is on view until Oct. 12. See provincetowncommons.org for information.
Queering History (Saturday, Sept. 30)
The Generations Project presents “Beloved & Bygone,” an evening of stories about Provincetown’s “lost but not forgotten LGBTQ+ landmarks and bygone queer spaces,” at Gifford House (9 Carver St., Provincetown) on Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($50 for V.I.P. seating) or $25 at the door. See giffordsprovincetown.com for information.
Prine Time (Sunday, Oct. 1)
Payomet Performing Arts Center (29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro) presents Billy Prine & the Prine Time Band performing songs by the late folk singer-songwriter John Prine on Sunday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m. Tickets are $29-$45 (plus fees) at payomet.org.
Más Mariachi (Sunday, Oct. 1)
Mariachi singer, musician, and Latin American folkloric dancer and choreographer Veronica Robles presents an evening of mariachi, a traditional musical genre deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Mexico, at Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) on Sunday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($12 for kids 13 and under), plus fees, at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Funny People (Wednesday, Oct. 4)
IMPROVincetown (“Provincetown’s most infamous comedy troupe”) yuks it up at Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($16 at the door) at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Helping Hands (Wednesday, Oct. 4)
Bubala’s by the Bay (185 Commercial St., Provincetown) hosts a 30th anniversary fundraising celebration for Helping Our Women on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Emceed by Kristen Becker and Mackenzie, the event includes “heavy hors d’oeuvres, one complimentary drink and all of the fun you can handle.” Tickets begin at $125. See helpingourwomen.org/events for information.
Fascinating Rhythms (Thursday, Oct. 5)
Former WOMR radio host and author John Whelan, accompanied by Peter Gaines on piano, presents a three-part lifetime learning course on the music of George and Ira Gershwin at Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) beginning Thursday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m. The course continues weekly through Oct. 19. $10 suggested donation. Registration required at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
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.