A Writer’s Life (Thursday, Oct. 26)
Author John Irving (The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules) discusses his “self-proclaimed final long novel,” The Last Chairlift, in a virtual talk presented by Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial St.) on Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Free. Register at provincetownlibrary.org.
Spectral Spectacle (Thursday, Oct. 26 & Monday, Oct. 30)
Wellfleet Historical Society (262 Main St.) presents a one-hour lantern-lit walking tour of haunted locales on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 30. Tours begin at 8 p.m. $15. See wellfleetculturaldistrict.org/events for information.
Townie Talk (Thursday, Oct. 26)
Bob Keary hosts “Good Night, Provincetown,” an irreverent talk show featuring interviews, performances, music, and prizes at Post Office Café & Cabaret (303 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($40 for V.I.P. seating) at postofficecafe.net.
Wrapped Up (Thursday, Oct. 26)
WOMR (494 Commercial St., Provincetown) screens Karl Freund’s 1932 horror classic The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff, Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Free. See womr.org for information.
Tammie Time (Thursday-Friday, Oct. 26-27)
Drag darling Tammie Brown presents her Halloween Spooktacular at Red Room (258 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26-27, 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($45 for V.I.P. seating) at redroom.club.
Furnomenal Fun (Friday-Sunday, Oct. 27-29)
Spooky Bear Weekend takes place in venues around Provincetown from Friday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 29. Presented by the Northeast Ursamen, the lineup includes parties, a drag brunch, and a marketplace. Proceeds benefit The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation and the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown. See ursamen.org for a full schedule and ticket information.
It’s De-frightful (Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 27-31)
Ageless comedy legend Madame presents “Grave Intentions,” featuring “memories of Halloween past and rancid renditions of terrifying tunes,” at Pilgrim House (336 Commercial St., Provincetown) in four shows from Friday, Oct. 27 to Tuesday, Oct. 31. $35 ($45 for V.I.P. seating.) See pilgrimhouseptown.com for times and information.
Lights Out (Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 27-31)
Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial St., Provincetown) presents Austin Tyler’s “Are You Afraid of the Dork?” — “an all-true collection of campfire style ghost stories” — on Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 at onlyatthecrown.com.
Survival Strategies (Friday, Oct. 27)
Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) presents a Zombie Survival Workshop for kids and families on Friday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Simply Eerie-sistable (Friday, Oct. 27)
Truro Recreation Dept., Truro Central School Family Group, and Friends of the Truro Library host the 20th annual all-ages Halloween Party at Truro Public Library (7 Standish Way) on Friday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. Free. See trurolibrary.org for information.
Jack’s Back! (Friday, Oct. 27)
First Congregational Church of Wellfleet (200 Main St.) hosts an outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s 1993 animated musical fantasy The Nightmare Before Christmas on Friday, Oct. 27, 5:45 p.m. Free; bring your own blankets. See wellfleetchurch.org for information.
Bumps (and Grinds) in the Night (Friday, Oct. 27)
Post Office Café & Cabaret presents “Boylesque: The Meat Market,” an evening of “downright spooky” male burlesque, on Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 ($40 for V.I.P. seating) at postofficecafe.net.
Light It Up (Saturday, Oct. 28)
Eastham Public Library (190 Samoset Road) hosts an information workshop about solar energy for Cape residents and homeowners on Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. Free. Registration at easthamlibrary.org.
Boo To-Do (Saturday, Oct. 28)
The all-ages Boo Bash at Truro Vineyards (11 Shore Road, North Truro) on Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. features spooky cocktails and wine; costume contests for grown-ups, kids, and pets; pumpkin painting; and assorted treats. Free. See trurovineyardsofcapecod.com for information.
Fright School (Saturday, Oct. 28)
Provincetown IB Schools (12 Winslow St.) presents its annual Halloween Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 28, with a kid’s version from 3 to 5 p.m. and a “Prepare to be Scared” version from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 and benefit the school’s drama program and eighth-grade class trip fund. See provincetownschools.com for information.
Lunar Sounds (Saturday, Oct. 28)
Provincetown’s Sole Luna presents a Full Moon Sound Bath at The Commons (46 Bradford St., Provincetown) on Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. $45 suggested donation; BYOB (bring your own blanket). See provincetowncommons.org for information.
Be Scareful! (Saturday, Oct. 28)
Red Room hosts the fourth annual “Possessed” Halloween and costume party on Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m., with “pop-up ghouls” and a $1,000 prize for best costume. $30. See redroom.club for information.
Mask Up (Sunday, Oct. 29)
“House of the Spirits” — a Halloween masked ball for “townies and friends” at Gifford House (9 Carver St., Provincetown) on Sunday, Oct. 29, 9 p.m. — features a red carpet, treats, and dancing all night. $20. See giffordsprovincetown.com for information.
Trunk Show (Tuesday, Oct. 31)
Wellfleet’s 15th Annual Trunk or Treat Festival takes place at Wellfleet Drive-In Theater (Route 6, South Wellfleet) on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m. Admission is free and includes free hot dogs and cider. See trunkortreatfestival.com for information.
Candy Crush (Tuesday, Oct. 31)
The Provincetown Recreation Dept.’s ninth annual “Greet N’ Treat” at Motta Field (25 Winslow St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. includes costumes, candy, and family fun. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (In case of rain, it will be held at the Veterans Memorial Community Center at 2 Mayflower Ave.) See provincetown-ma.gov for information.
Meow Mix (Tuesday, Oct. 31)
The annual Halloween edition of Space Pussy, Provincetown’s long-running rock and roll review, blasts off at the Governor Bradford (312 Commercial St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m. See thegovbradford.com for ticket information.
Season’s Greetings (Wednesday, Nov. 1)
Galley West Art Gallery (204 Monument Road, Orleans) opens its winter group show with a reception on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m. The show is on view until Dec. 15. See galleywestartgallery.com for information.
Changing Currents (Thursday, Nov. 2)
Veteran National Park Service interpreter and naturalist Marylou Blakeslee presents “Antarctica and the Climate of Hope,” a lecture on her research on wildlife and climate change, at
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m. The free presentation will be followed by a preview of the new “Revolutionary: Art for Justice” exhibition. See wellfleetpreservationhall.org for information.
Conserve and Preserve (Thursday, Nov. 2)
Mark Robinson, executive director of the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, discusses the history of land conservation on Cape Cod at Provincetown Brewing Co. (141 Bradford St.) on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. Free. See provincetownconservationtrust.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.