Outer Cape Calendar
Along with the Metropolitan Opera, another major Lincoln Center institution, the New York City Ballet, has gone virtual as well. Now through May 29, the company is offering free screenings of selected ballets in its repertoire for 72 hours every Tuesday and Friday. On Friday, May 8, catch a performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, set to music by Shostakovich, at nycballet.com.
Mother, May I?
The Provincetown Theater presents Mosquito Story Slam virtually for a new evening of live personal storytelling on the theme of “Your Mother” on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Tune in for free at provincetowntheater.org/virtual-programming/. The Slam is also asking viewers to “tell us something your mother would say” before Saturday in an email to [email protected] so it can be read during the show. Provincetown Theater is also hosting a new interactive “Community Conversation” on Tuesday, May 12, at 4 p.m. with a panel of local notables online.
For the Birds
Mass Audubon’s annual Bird-a-thon has gone virtual during the crisis. This fund-raiser is a bird-watching competition between teams taking place on May 15-16, but to participate, you need to join a team now. Search for “Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon,” follow the link, and help count species and raise millions!
A Whole New World
The Nauset Fellowship Unitarian Universalist church in Eastham is featuring a Zoom talk on Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m. with Andrew Gottlieb, executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, who will share “A New Perspective on a Reordered World.” It’s free, but you’ll need to register beforehand by emailing info.nfuu.org.
The deadline for submissions to the Wellfleet Public Library’s virtual art show, “Isolation: Inspiration,” is Friday, May 8. Artwork will go online on Monday, May 11. For instructions on how to email your art, go to wellfleetlibrary.org and click on “Virtual Events” up top.
Tiny Tent Events
Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro is offering virtual fare during the epidemic. This week, join Cirque by the Sea aerialist Gabrielle “Teddy” Ment for a virtual stretch and flexibility class via Zoom on Tuesday, May 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are “pay what you can” at payomet.org. Then, on Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m., join Provincetown indie rock singer-songwriter Anne Stott on Payomet’s Facebook page for a free performance.
Virtual Waters Edge
Support your local movie art house, that is, Waters Edge Cinema, by viewing new movies online (for $12) via its website, watersedgecinema.org. Currently, the art documentary Beyond the Visible: Hilda af Klint is showing, as well as Brian Cox in the drama The Etruscan Smile; the documentary Capital in the 21st Century, based on economist Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book about income inequality; the gay twenty-something comedy Straight Up; Brian Dennehy in Driveways; and more.
What’s Up, Doc?
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, among other virtual events (such as the fund-raiser “Cooking With Ceraldi!” and an Art in the Hall show of Peter Watts’s paintings), is screening first-run documentaries during “Doc Days,” through May 14. Featured are Capital in the 21st Century (also at Waters Edge Cinema, above) and Pahokee, about four impoverished Florida teens during their last year in high school. Tickets are $12 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.