Outer Cape Calendar
Starting off its 2020 season virtually, the Schoolhouse Gallery is offering an online show of small works by painter Sarah Lutz, at galleryschoolhouse.com/small-paintings-sarah-lutz/. Lutz is at work in her Hudson Valley studio for an in-person exhibit opening on Labor Day weekend of her colorful, nonfigurative paintings. Until then, these small works will have to do.
For a bit of twisted TV nostalgia this weekend, The Golden Gays NYC, a drag trio, and Pilgrim House in Provincetown are presenting the hourlong Golden Digital Drag Show at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. This private Zoom event has a suggested donation of $5 for residents, $10 for nonresidents; link up for tickets at either the Golden Gays NYC or Pilgrim House Facebook pages. The show itself is a Golden Girls send-up, with the premise that Dorothy’s mom, Sophia, has gone missing. It all seems a tad convenient, however, since with three queens, there’s no one to play her. Plus: Sophia had all the best comebacks on TV — who’ll deliver the zingers?
The Addison Art Gallery in Orleans is holding a virtual opening of a show of work by Andrea Petitto on Saturday, May 23, at addisonart.com. A donation will be made to Family Pantry of Cape Cod for all purchases of the work, viewable online.
Podcast to Italy
The David Zwirner Gallery in New York City is featuring a podcast with New Yorker writer and part-time Truro resident Cynthia Zarin, during which she reads from her upcoming book, Two Cities, about traveling to Rome and Venice and experiencing all these timeless cities’ glories. Go to davidzwirner.com and click on “Podcast.”
Through June 18, Wellfleet Preservation Hall is offering a 152-minute program, New French Shorts 2020, online at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Tickets are $12 and are good for three days, so you don’t have to binge. The fare — seven short films, ranging from 9 to 30 minutes each, animated and live action — is both charming and provocative in that special Gallic way.
Tea for 200
Some things in life, like Tea Dance at the Boatslip Resort in Provincetown, cannot be denied, at least online. This Memorial Day weekend, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, DJ Maryalice will be at it like always, only you dance with others via Zoom and listen to the music on Twitch. Get the necessary links and password (apparently free) at the Boatslip Resort’s Facebook page.
No Static at All
Back in the 1970s, a radio resource such as WOMR was not unique: the advent of FM sparked a wave of alternative, underground stations, led by charismatic DJs and relying on an avid counterculture community to support it. Now the film WBCN and The American Revolution, directed by Bill Lichtenstein, who worked at the station as a teenager, revisits those halcyon days for original radio programming. It can be screened online via Payomet Performing Arts Center (payomet.org), WOMR (womr.org), or Wellfleet Preservation Hall (wellfleetpreservationhall.org), and the $10 cost will benefit all three organizations.