Outer Cape Calendar
Four Memorial Trees
Last week, Margaret Murphy and Trees Provincetown, with the help of Ken MacPhee of Bartlett Tree Experts, planted a paperbark maple at the Provincetown Theater in honor of playwright Terrence McNally, who received an award here last year and died of Covid-19 in March. Trees Provincetown also planted three black tupelo trees in the B-Street Garden. One of those trees was funded by a seasonal resident in memory of his brother, who died at a young age, and the other two are still available as memorials to a loved one. Interested donors should email [email protected]
The Nauset Fellowship Unitarian Universalist in Eastham is presenting a virtual talk via Zoom, “Facing the Immediate Future,” with Larry Marsland, CEO of Lower Cape Outreach Council, about pressing needs and emerging trends and the emergency assistance of food, clothing, and financial support that the council provides, on Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. Advance registration for this free event is required; email [email protected] for the necessary link.
Among the virtual treats offered by the Payomet Performing Arts Center online are two videos by local actor Dennis Cunningham and two Tiny Tent events: a pay-what-you-can stretch and flexibility class with Cirque by the Sea aerialist Gabrielle “Teddy” Ment on Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m., and a free live concert by folk singer-songwriter Darren Wotherspoon on Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. Even though the Tiny Tent is virtual, participation is limited and tickets are required at payomet.org.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Salon Mario Russo in Boston may be temporarily closed, but it’s offering free DIY tutorial videos from its stylists on how to color your hair, fix roots, and more while sheltering at home. Mario himself is a Provincetown celeb: drop in on his salon’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
A budding nonprofit on the Outer Cape called Masked Makers, started by Tess Lyone, is looking for people to donate their time, sewing skills, and fabric to make the required face masks for the community during the coronavirus epidemic. If you want to help, go to maskedmakers.org and join the email list.
Keep It Short
Four editions of the Animation Show of Shows, featuring 56 of the world’s best short films, will become available on Vimeo through Wellfleet Preservation Hall on May 15 for $9.99. The ticket link and promo code are available at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Also at the Hall: The Feed Your Love Open Mic virtual edition, on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Performers and listeners can join the fun via Zoom. Email host John Beardsley ahead of time at [email protected] to sign up; link to Zoom 15 minutes ahead of time. Performers should email Bert Jackson for tips on setting up at [email protected]
During the Broto conference this weekend, check out the free virtual art show of climate-savvy work, “Time Sensitive,” including imagery by Wellfleetians Daniel Ranalli and Sarah Riley, at broto.eco (click on “conference” and then “art show”) or go directly to broto.eco/time-sensitive-art-show/. Riley’s Wellfleet Apparitions is a 12-foot-tall series of layered drawings and photos reworked in Photoshop and printed on vinyl.