Outer Cape Calendar
As part of Payomet Performing Arts Center’s “Early Stages” series, on Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m., Wellfleet musician and poet Alex Brewer, the host of Preservation Hall’s monthly Feed Your Love Open Mic, will share animal-inspired poems by his favorite authors, along with original poetry and music. The event is free and will be live-streamed via Payomet’s Facebook series (click on “Events”).
Members of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum take note: the annual “12×12” exhibit and auction will take place in 2020, coronavirus or no. Though details are still being ironed out — including a plan for no-contact drop-offs of finished work — you can pick up a free Masonite panel at the museum’s Bangs Street parking lot on Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Please wear a mask and gloves and maintain your distance. One panel per artist.
Walk This Way
The Cape Cod Hope Walk, a fund-raiser benefitting the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, is marching on, virtually. On June 13, participants will walk in their neighborhoods or on treadmills, and raise money online. Those who raise $100 or more will get a T-shirt. Google “Cape Cod Virtual Team Hope Walk” to find the Huntington’s site to donate or register.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is offering an extraordinary selection of free online courses, including “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting,” “Fashion as Design,” and “Seeing Through Photographs.” They are taught by MoMA curators, directors, and conservators, and you can take them on your own time with flexible deadlines. They take anywhere from 10 to 24 hours to complete, depending on the subject. To sign up, visit coursera.org/moma.
The Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre’s online classes for kids and adults teach much more than just acting. Topics include standup comedy, singing, filmmaking, and arts administration. The courses have suggested donations in the range of $20 to $60 and last three weeks. For details, go to capecodtheatrecompany.org.
A Provincetown tradition continues, Grotta Bar or no Grotta Bar: Guitarist Sue Goldberg is back from Covid hell and has joined Billy Hough on keyboards and vocals for live-stream album-pastiche performances by Scream Along With Billy. Shows are announced on the Scream Along with Billy Facebook page.
Provincetown Brewing Co. hosts the virtual trivia game, “Brews Clues with Bob & Harrison,” every Monday at 7 p.m. Also featured are such special guests as Jon Richardson, Liza Lott, and Mackenzie. Join the fun at the Provincetown Brewing Co.’s Facebook page.
All Keyed Up
The Facebook page Live From Provincetown posts links to virtual piano bar sing-alongs led by such local legends as Jon Richardson, Peter Donnelly, Bob Egan, and Todd Alsup. Keep checking in to sign up: dates are not posted far in advance.
A Sci Dish of Coleslaw
Coleslaw, one of Boston’s premier drag queens, known for her inimitable shows at the Museum of Science’s planetarium, is hosting a free live-streaming series called “Coleslaw’s Corner: Science in Drag,” during which she interviews scientists, with some games and surprises thrown in. The premier event is on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. To join in, visit the Facebook page for the Museum of Science, Boston, and click on “Events.”
Storytime returns! The Wellfleet Public Library is hosting “Stay-at-Home Storytime” every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. with youth services librarian Anna Nielsen. Tune in through the Wellfleet Public Library Facebook page. For details, email [email protected]