Art of Living (Thursday, Oct. 5)
Rob Schwartz, editor and son of Tuesdays With Morrie subject Morrie Schwartz, discusses his book The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully at Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial St.) on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., with an exhibition of photographs of Morrie Schwartz by Heather Pillar. Free. See provincetownlibrary.org for information.
Finding Solace (Friday, Oct. 6)
Dr. Mari Nardolillo-Dias presents “There Is No GPS for Grief,” a discussion of the personal and universal experiences of grief and loss, at Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) on Friday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Songs and Stories (Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7)
Broadway and cabaret artist James Jackson Jr. (A Strange Loop) returns to Post Office Café and Cabaret (303 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($40 for V.I.P. seating) at postofficecafe.net.
Big Sale (Saturday-Monday, Oct. 7-9)
Provincetown’s annual Fall Monumental Yard Sale Weekend takes place from Saturday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 9 at dozens of businesses and private residences around town. See ptown.org for information.
Funny Gals (Saturday-Thursday, Oct. 7-12)
Jennie McNulty and Mimi Gonzalez present a week’s worth of stand-up comedy in daily shows at Red Room (258 Commercial St., Provincetown) from Saturday, Oct. 7 to Thursday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $25 ($35 for V.I.P. seating.) See redroom.club for show times and ticket information.
Good Lovin’ (Saturday, Oct. 7)
Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish, two of the founding members of legendary rock ’n’ roll band the Rascals (“Groovin’,” “A Beautiful Morning,” “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long”) take the stage at Payomet Performing Arts Center (29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro) on Saturday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Tickets are $50-$90 at payomet.org.
Wolf Tale (Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 7-8)
Academy of Performing Arts (120 Main St., Orleans) presents singer, songwriter, and storyteller Claudia Nygaard’s new musical production of Little Red Riding Hood on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($15 under 18; $10 under 10) at academyplayhouse.org.
Fun Run (Sunday, Oct. 8)
The 23rd annual “Shuck and Run” 5K road race begins on Sunday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. at Mayo Beach Parking Lot (101 Kendrick Ave., Wellfleet). Registration ($30 in advance, $35 day of race) is required. See wellfleet-ma.gov for information.
Times Two (Sunday, Oct. 8)
The Commons (46 Bradford St., Provincetown) hosts opening receptions for concurrent exhibitions by artists Christina Egeli and Elspeth Slayter on Sunday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. The shows will be on view until Oct. 15. See provincetowncommons.org for information.
Lesbian Looks (Sunday, Oct. 8)
Comedian Kristen Becker stars in “Man Pants” — “the story of a masculine presenting human in a world obsessed with men in dresses” — at the Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Sunday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at onlyatthecrown.com.
Spy Stories (Sunday, Oct. 8)
Journalist and essayist Leslie Absher discusses Spy Daughter, Queer Girl, a memoir about growing up queer in the 1980s with a father who worked for the C.I.A., at Womencrafts (376 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Sunday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. See womencraftsptown.com and leslieabsher.com for information.
Art Afternoon (Sunday, Oct. 8)
Addison Art Gallery (43 South Orleans Rd., Orleans) presents “The Artful Sunday Afternoon,” a “toast to autumn” and reception featuring work by gallery artists Karri Allrich, Jonathan Earle, Cynthia Reid, and others, on Sunday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m. Free. See addisonart.com for information.
Welcome Women! (Monday, Oct. 9)
The 2023 Provincetown Women’s Week opening ceremony — featuring a “welcoming sound bath,” drummers, and musicians — takes place near the big blue chair on the beach behind The Kite Store (277 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Monday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m. See womensweekprovincetown.com for information and a full schedule of the week’s events.
In and Out (Tuesday, Oct. 10)
Artist Janet Beattie leads an eight-week weaving class at the Provincetown Senior Center (2 Mayflower St.) beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to set up and weave a wall hanging on a four-harness table loom. Each class runs for 3 hours, with time for weaving outside of class. Beginners and experienced weavers are welcome. Call 508-487-7080 for more information and to register.
Feel the Beat (Tuesday, Oct. 10)
Shelly Cullen leads a drumming “playshop” featuring West African rhythms and street samba at Waydowntown (265 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. Some drums will be provided, or bring what you have to share. Free; donations encouraged. See womensweekprovincetown.com and waydowntownptown.com for information.
War Stories (Wednesday, Oct. 11)
Author and Middlebury College political science professor Russ Leng presents a two-class course on war as depicted in Shakespeare’s plays Henry V and Troilus & Cressida as part of the Lifetime Learning series at Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11. The classes are conducted via Zoom, and a $10 donation to the library is suggested. Register at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
Only Connect (Wednesday, Oct. 11)
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown’s film Braver Angels: Reuniting America, a documentary about Democrat- and Republican-leaning voters making connections through a mutual understanding workshop in Ohio, screens at Wellfleet Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. 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.