Indie's Choice: featured picks from the upcoming calendar
Learn how squinting can help your impressionist art in “Seeing Spots!,” a plein air painting workshop with Mary Giammarino at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. It will take place outdoors at 460 Commercial St. from Tuesday, June 1st through Thursday, June 3rd, from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is $300 at paam.org.
Marc Strauss leads an online series on the first nine films that Alfred Hitchcock directed, all before the sound era, on Wednesdays beginning June 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Email [email protected] for the free Zoom link.
Join the Fine Arts Work Center for “Wilder Words,” a virtual reading of recent books by 24PearlStreet’s spring faculty, on Thursday, June 3rd, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Jennifer Jean, it features Kim Addonizio, Elissa Altman, Nickole Brown, Peter Campion, and Tyler Mills. Registration is free at fawc.org.
The Provincetown Public Library hosts a virtual screening of Alice’s Ordinary People with filmmaker Craig Dudnick on Thursday, June 3rd, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The documentary tells the story of Alice Tregay, “an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement.” Registration is free at provincetownlibrary.org.
Bakker Antiques is holding its summer live online auction on Saturday, June 5th, at 1 p.m. With over 150 lots, there’s work for all tastes and budgets, from the historic to the contemporary, including peerless work from Provincetown icon Arthur Cohen, some knotty abstraction from Karl Knaths, sensitive streetscapes by Edith Lake Wilkinson, a lovely […]
The Fine Arts Work Center is holding its summer workshops in writing and the visual arts entirely online. Registration is $550 per workshop. Among the offerings: Pete Hocking on “Painting as Memoir,” June 7th to 11th; Nicole J. Georges demonstrates “Drawing a Line: Graphic Memoir,” June 21st to 25th; and Vicky Tomayko leads a workshop […]
Yi Shu Lai teaches “Mirror Works: Inclusivity in Writing and Reading,” a four-week online course via the Fine Arts Work Center beginning Monday, June 7th. Participants will learn the importance of honoring and engaging with different cultural perspectives in their writing. Tuition is $550 at fawc.org.
Jennifer Weston, director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, presents “Reviving the Wampanoag Language,” an online event by the Truro Historical Society, on Wednesday, June 9th, at 5 p.m. She will discuss the educational initiatives that the project has facilitated over the years. Registration is free […]
The Fine Arts Work Center continues its virtual workshops this week. Daniel Heyman teaches “Smack and Smash Prints in Zoomland: Stencils and Rubber Stamps!” Monday, June 14th through Friday, June 18th, from 10 a.m. to noon. Use household materials to create prints without harsh chemicals or heavy presses. Also Monday through Friday, Tina Chang, Brooklyn’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra performs a virtual concert, broadcast from the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, on Wednesday, June 16th, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. First on the program is the andantino third movement of Debussy’s string quartet, followed by Ralph Vaughan Williams’s tone poem Death of Tintagiles. Next up is Tōru Takemitsu’s Toward […]
Suzanne Altman teaches “Art America: Regional Art Museums of the U.S.,” an online lecture series via the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Monday, June 14th through Friday, June 18th, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Altman breaks down America’s museums into five regions — Mid-Atlantic, New England, Midwest, West, South, and Southwest — noting what is […]
After journalist Greg O’Brien was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago, his natural curiosity and investigative skills compelled him to write the award-winning On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s. O’Brien will discuss his book in a Zoom event via the Nauset Fellowship on Sunday, June 20th, 10 a.m. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
The Truro Memoirs Group will give its annual spring reading via Zoom on Sunday, June 20th, from 2 to 4 p.m. Mentored by Rosalind Pace, members of the group will share selections from their work, with time for questions and discussion. Register for this free program by contacting Chelsea Micks at [email protected]
Photographer Beowulf Sheehan teaches “Seeing You: Storytelling, Storyteller & Photography,” a virtual workshop via the Fine Arts Work Center, Monday, June 21st through Friday, June 25th, from 10 a.m. to noon. Then, from noon to 2 p.m., Nicole J. Georges teaches “Drawing a Line: Graphic Memoir,” exploring storytelling in fictional or autobiographical comic strips. Registration […]
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]
The Cape Cod Museum of Art is offering two online painting classes on Friday mornings beginning May 21st. Join instructor Julie Blanchard for a beginner-to-intermediate watercolor class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or if acrylics are more your style, join instructor Odin Smith for an intermediate-to-advanced class from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is […]
The Eastham Historical Society presents “Job and Daniel Cole,” a Zoom talk by Bill Cole, on Thursday, July 8th, at 7 p.m. The talk is part two of “Second Seven Settlers of Nauset 1646−1651.” Bill Cole, Daniel’s eighth great-grandson, will detail the lives of the Cole brothers, who married sisters Rebecca and Ruth Collier and […]
Sandra Beasley teaches “Taming the Beast: Assembling Your Poetry Collection,” a four-week virtual workshop via the Fine Arts Work Center, from Monday, July 12th through August 6th. Beasley is the author of four books of poetry: Made to Explode, Count the Waves, I Was the Jukebox, and Theories of Falling. Registration is $550 at fawc.org.
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 […]
East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., hosts a virtual and in-person event for Anna Lvovsky’s Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall on Tuesday, July 13th, at 6 p.m. The book chronicles the suppression and criminalization of gay life in America between the 1930s and 1960s. Registration with […]
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.
The Truro Historical Society presents “The Birdmen of Truro,” a virtual talk with mystery writer Paul Kemprecos, who will discuss the inspiration for Killing Icarus, on Wednesday, July 28th, from 5 to 6 p.m. The book is a suspenseful cat-and-mouse tale set mostly in Truro, involving an Edward Hopper sketch and secrets from World War […]
Joe Trepiccione is the “artist in the spotlight” this week at the Hutson Gallery in Provincetown. A virtual exhibit of his work is viewable at hutsongallery.net through January 2nd. The oil paintings in the exhibit depict Provincetown’s natural and architectural landscape. “Joe Trepiccione has been a keen observer of Provincetown and its surroundings during the […]