Indie's Choice: featured picks from the upcoming calendar
History LessonLive Online Provincetown, MA
Author David Silverman will give a virtual talk, “No Refuge: Colonialism and the Wampanoags of Cape Cod,” on Sunday, December 13th, at 3 p.m. via the Eastham Public Library. Then, Steven Peters will give a virtual talk about the exhibit “‘Our’ Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History” on Tuesday, December 15th, at 3 p.m. Both […]
History LessonLive Online Provincetown, MA
Steven Peters will give a virtual talk about the exhibit “‘Our’ Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History” on Tuesday, December 15th, at 3 p.m via the Eastham Public Library. Free with registration at easthamlibrary.org.
Waxing PoeticLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join Vievee Francis for “The Ars Poetica and the Developing of a Personal Vision,” a virtual “craft conversation” via the Fine Arts Work Center, on Thursday, December 17th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Francis is the author of three books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly, Horse in the Dark, and Forest Primeval. Register with a $25 […]
Totally SmittenLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join Nauset Fellowship on Sunday, January 10th, at 10 a.m. for a Zoom performance of Isn’t It Romantic, a new play by Candace Perry. It will be followed by a “talk back” with the author and actors, who include Sallie Tighe, Cynthia Harrington, and Racine Oxtoby. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Broto Launches Working GroupsLive Online Provincetown, MA
Broto is hosting three working groups to have monthly discussions, via Zoom, on topics related to the intersection of art and science. The first, “Collaboration Blueprint,” began on January 13th, at 3 p.m. But there is still “Pro-Nature Culture,” starting Tuesday, January 19th, at 3 p.m., which aims to answer the question, “If behavior change […]
No Thanks to GiveLive Online Provincetown, MA
Steven Peters will give a virtual talk on the National Day of Mourning via the Eastham Public Library on Tuesday, January 19th, at 3 p.m. Register at easthamlibrary.org.
Candid CameraLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join Steve Heaslip, an award-winning photojournalist for the Cape Cod Times, for “All in a Day’s Work,” a virtual talk via Nauset Fellowship, on Sunday, January 24th, at 10 a.m. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Salt LinesLive Online Provincetown, MA
Sarah Anne Johnson will read from her latest novel, The Last Sailor, in a webinar via the Truro Historical Society on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 5 p.m. Registration is free at trurohistoricalsociety.org.
New WaveLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join the Nauset Fellowship for “The Greatest Beach: The History of the Cape Cod National Seashore,” a virtual talk with Bill Burke, historian for the National Seashore, on Sunday, January 31th, at 10 a.m. It will address “what you always wanted to know about Cape Cod National Seashore but were afraid to ask — or […]
Jaws DroppingLive Online Provincetown, MA
Kristen Kibblehouse, community engagement manager at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, presents an online “Shark Smart Q&A” via the Provincetown Public Library on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 3 p.m. Email [email protected] for link.
Screen TimeLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join Robert Shreefter for a virtual artist chat via Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Thursday, February 18th, at 5 p.m. Shreefter will discuss “Excavating: Time & Space,” an exhibition of silkscreen prints viewable virtually, or in person at 335 Main St., through March. Registration is free at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
DuToit DeuxLive Online Provincetown, MA
Rob DuToit presents part two of his virtual art history talk series via Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Tuesday, March 23rd, 10 a.m. to noon. This session covers Cezanne through the present day. Registration is pay-what-you-can at castlehill.org.
New DiggsLive Online Provincetown, MA
Joe Diggs will reflect on his life as an artist in Osterville in a virtual talk via the Nauset Fellowship on Sunday, April 11th, at 10 a.m. Diggs, represented by Berta Walker Gallery, is the spring artist-in-residence at Cape Cod Community College. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Sea ChangeLive Online Provincetown, MA
Learn about sea level rise and its impact on coastal communities in a virtual talk presented by the Wellfleet Public Library, Mass Audubon, and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather. It will take place Wednesday, April 14th, at 7 p.m. Registration is free at wellfleetlibrary.org.
Bottled UpLive Online Provincetown, MA
The Center for Coastal Studies and CARE for the Cape and Islands present “Changing Behaviors Changing the Game,” part two of their webinar series on the municipal and commercial single-use water bottle ban, on Thursday, April 29th, at 10 a.m. Registration is free at careforthecapeandislands.org.
Virtual VerseLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join Wellfleet Preservation Hall and WOMR for a virtual poetry reading with the winners of the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest: Rosemary Dunn Moeller, Michael Shapiro, Wilderness Sarchild, J. Lorraine Brown, Dianne Woods Ashley, James S. Cornell, Judith Partelow, Wayne Miller, Ginia Pati, and Rose Auslander, and contest judge Marge Piercy. It will take place […]
Elizabeth and Patricia James-Perry at Twenty SummersLive Online Provincetown, MA
Artists Elizabeth and Patricia James-Perry (daughter and mother, respectively), residents at Twenty Summers’ Hawthorne Barn this week, are giving a Zoom talk on Saturday, May 15th, at 1 p.m. It will concern the use of natural, locally sourced dyes in their work. Registration is free at 20summers.org. Both Elizabeth and Patricia are members of the […]
Tit for TatLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join the Eastham and Truro Public Libraries for “Booby Trapped: The Bra in America,” an “uplifting virtual presentation” by mother-daughter duo Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, on Tuesday, May 25th, at 7 p.m. Get the free Zoom link at easthamlibrary.org.
Green ThumbLive Online Provincetown, MA
C.L. Fornari will be sharing her gardening know-how, including “why you can’t prune your blue hydrangeas to make them shorter,” in “Growing Plants on Cape Cod,” a webinar hosted by the Truro Historical Society, on Wednesday, May 26th, at 5 p.m. Registration is free, donations appreciated, at trurohistoricalsociety.org.
Open BookLive Online Provincetown, MA
How have reading habits changed since the pandemic? Tricia Ford, director of the Truro Public Library, and Debra DeJonker-Berry, director of the Eastham Public Library, will discuss this and more in “Adapting and Innovating: What’s on the Horizon for Our Public Libraries?,” a Zoom talk hosted by the Nauset Fellowship, on Sunday, May 30th, at […]
Creature ComfortsLive Online Provincetown, MA
The Provincetown Public Library, along with several other Cape libraries, is hosting “Wildlife and Biodiversity on Cape Cod,” a free Zoom talk by Zak Mertz, the director of Cape Cod Wildlife Center, on Tuesday, June 8th, 6 to 8 p.m. Register at hyannislibrary.org.
In the Heights Book LaunchLive Online Provincetown, MA
East End Books Ptown is hosting a virtual book launch for In the Heights: Finding Home on Tuesday, June 15th at 8 p.m. The book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway debut, now a feature film (which you can see on Wednesday, June 16th as part of the Provincetown International Film Festival). The […]
Life and DeathLive Online Provincetown, MA
Andrew Lipman presents “The Death and Life of Squanto,” a webinar hosted by the Truro Historical Society, on Wednesday, June 16th, at 5 p.m. Lipman will detail the life and fall from grace of the Wampanoag man known as Tisquantum, who was embroiled in a scandal months after the “First Thanksgiving.” Registration is free at […]
The Guncle Comes to Castle HillLive Online Provincetown, MA
Join host Karen Dukess for a conversation with Steven Rowley on Wednesday, June 16th at 7 p.m. as part of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill’s virtual series of author talks. Rowley is the best-selling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor. His latest book, The Guncle, tells the humorous but […]
Whale About ItLive Online Provincetown, MA
Learn about “American Whaling in the Age of Sail” in a Zoom talk with author Curtis Martin, hosted by the Wellfleet Historical Society, on Wednesday, June 16th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Martin will detail the whaling industry from the 17th through the early 20th centuries, from its economics to daily life on board. It […]
Author TalkLive Online Provincetown, MA
The Wellfleet Public Library is hosting a Zoom talk with Helen Zia, author of Last Boat out of Shanghai and Asian American Dreams, on Thursday, June 24th, at 7 p.m. Zia, a journalist and activist, will speak about anti-Asian discrimination. Register for this free event by emailing [email protected].
Native SoilTruro Public Library 7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA
Tim Turner, Indigenous museum educator at Plimoth Patuxet, will give a talk about Wampanoag history and culture on Cape Cod during the 18th century, hosted by the Truro Public Library. It will take place outdoors at 7 Standish Way in two sessions on Wednesday, June 30th, from 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to […]
Pinker PromiseLive Online Provincetown, MA
The Truro Meeting House presents a Zoom talk with cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker on Monday, July 12th, at 5 p.m. Pinker will discuss his book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters, which asks how a species that developed a Covid vaccine in only a year also produces fake news and […]
Art’s SakeLive Online Provincetown, MA
Josephine Halvorson will give a virtual talk via the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, part of its Fredi Schiff Levin Lecture Series, on Tuesday, July 13th, from 6 to 7 p.m. Halvorson — a painter, printmaker, and sculptor — was the subject of an article in last week’s Independent. Watch on PAAM’s Facebook page.
Social Justice at Castle HillEdgewood Farm 3 Edgewood Way, Truro
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill welcomes Eric Cooper for an outdoor lecture at Edgewood Farm on Wednesday, July 21st at 7 p.m. Cooper, this year’s Woody English Chair lecturer, is president of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education. He is an advocate for social equality and justice in U.S. education. “The […]
Native Perspective (Thurs.)Cape Cod Museum of Art 60 Hope Lane, Dennis
Wampanoag historian Linda Coombs presents “400 Years of Wampanoag History: Indigenous Perspectives on Historical Realities,” a talk at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, on Thursday, July 29, 4 p.m. It is part of the exhibition “cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod.” Registration is $12 at ccmoa.org.
Close Looking (Mon.)Virtual MA
The Truro Public Library hosts a virtual Zoom event with museum educator Philip Yenawine on Monday, Aug. 2, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Yenawine will discuss Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a method developed with cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen to engage children with art that they may find unfamiliar or challenging. Registration is free at trurolibrary.org.
Colonial Misdeeds (Wed.)Highland House Museum 27 Highland Light Road, Truro, MA
The Truro Historical Society hosts “Native Enslavement and Settler Colonialism in Early New England: Origins, Experiences, and Legacies,” a talk by Lin Fisher, professor of history at Brown University, and Paula Peters, an author, activist, and member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. It will take place Wednesday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m. at the Highland House […]