Outer Cape Bulletin
The Metropolitan Opera continues to stream live performances from the past for free, with a new selection each day at 7:30 p.m., such as the 2012 La Traviata that’s scheduled for Friday, April 24. To access, Google “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” follow the link, and scroll down the page to the appropriate date.
Among the virtual tours offered by Outer Cape galleries, the Schoolhouse Gallery’s is among the easiest and the most thorough — there are installation views of the Provincetown space and individual shots of each work. A new group show, “Offerings,” is up on Artsy, while “Pentimento: Bring Back to Mind” remains on view. Link to both at galleryschoolhouse.com.
Castle Hill Online
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill has ramped up its virtual presence. On its Facebook page, Kate Wallace leads “Yoga: Poetry in Motion” on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and reads classics to children on “Kate’s Kids Book Time,” Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The specific programs are posted a day or two before. And on Castle Hill’s website (castlehill.org) the virtual gallery has been expanded, including great displays of two new shows: a fund-raiser, “Alone Together in Art,” and an encaustic exhibit, “Pushing Boundaries.” Take a peek, make a purchase.
Preserving the Arts
Wellfleet Preservation Hall has been keeping its devotees busy at home. Besides “Virtual Yoga With Jen” (Tuesdays at 9 a.m.), “Free Basic Ballet Class” (Mondays at 1 p.m.), “Zoom Zumba” (Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 5, and every other Sunday at 9 a.m.), musician Monica Rizzio is doing a benefit concert for the hall, streaming live on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. Link to all at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Most Happy Béla
Irrepressible musicians all over are performing online, but Payomet fave Béla Fleck’s “Banjo House Lockdown,” with his wife, Abigail Washburn, accompanying him (they’re often in their pj’s), live-streams Fridays at 7 p.m. on Fleck’s Facebook page. And here’s a great resource: Solidarity Sessions offers a wide selection of virtual concerts scheduled way in advance, many with Cape musicians, on its Facebook page.
Hand in Hand
Provincetown actor-songwriter-filmmaker Anne Stott has produced a remarkably soothing and eerie one-take short (just shy of two minutes long) about washing your hands to flatten the curve. It’s called “Together” and is reminiscent of French essai films of the late ’60s. Watch it for free on Stott’s YouTube page.
Body of Work
The life drawing classes with live models at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum are no longer just a memory of times past: Virtual life drawing classes are now available on Zoom on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per session, and you can read the guidelines at paam.org. To register, email [email protected].
A-F-C-C Spells Relief
The financial security of artists and musicians is usually an afterthought in times like these, so the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Arts Relief Fund is a great place to funnel your donations. Go to artsfoundation.org (under “Programs”) to give, and on the receiving end, check out the A.F.C.C. initiative Arts Cape Cod (at artscapecod.org). You’ll find an excellent selection of online treats under “Online & Streaming.”