Indie's Choice: featured picks from the upcoming calendar
Bonavento Gallery, an online gallery space, presents a screening of Queen of Transaster, a film by Lilly Rose Valore, on the back patio of the Brasswood Inn, 174 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. In the film, Valore chronicles her life as a transgender woman of color, while also debuting a […]
Local reggae stalwarts Shango Axe perform a “Special Reunion Show” at the Wellfleet Beachcomber, 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, on Saturday, Aug. 21, 9 p.m. The group, led by singer and steelpan drum player Michael A. Gabriel, plays a blend of reggae, roots, dub, dancehall, hip hop, and funk. Tickets are $20 at thebeachcomber.com.
East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., presents a live and virtual book event with Tom Roach, author of Screen Love, on Monday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. Roach, a professor of philosophy and cultural studies at Bryant University, will discuss social media and online hookups during the pandemic as a new norm-breaking social paradigm. Registration […]
There will be a live taping of Ben Rimalower’s podcast Broken Records: The Albums You Wouldn’t Shut Up About at the Art House, 214 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Monday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolan will talk to guests about albums that affected their lives. Tickets are free at brownpapertickets.com.
Next in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s online series of Fredi Schiff Levin lectures, art historian Mary Abel will discuss the work of Leo Manso on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 6 to 7 p.m. The talk coincides with the exhibition “Leo Manso: Collages and Other Works,” on view through Oct. 17. Visit paam.org for the […]
Legendary jazz and R&B vocalist Catherine Russell returns to the Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road in Truro, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Russell has appeared on over 200 albums, working with the likes of Steely Dan, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, and Rosanne Cash. Tickets are $32 at […]
“Evenings at Salt Pond” continue with Crabgrass performing in the Salt Pond Visitor Center auditorium, 50 Nauset Road in Eastham, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Considered Cape Cod’s premier band for “foot-stomping bluegrass,” Crabgrass consists of Chris Miner on mandolin, Les Beavan on banjo, Dan Fortier on guitar, Katy Boc on fiddle, and Ted […]
Suede will perform for two nights at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Billed as “Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler,” Suede will showcase her jazz and pop chops with Fred Boyle on piano, Rich Hill on bass, and Steve […]
“Near and Far” is a show of paintings by husband-and-wife Elliot Paul Rothman and Martha Leibowitz Rothman at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., running through Sept. 23. The show, curated by Megan Hinton and Susie Nielsen, contains works collected from 57 years of partnership, depicting travels to Cuba and India, as well as scenes […]
Graphic designer turned fine artist Caroline Bowden is showing mixed media works at AMZehnder Gallery, 25 Bank St. #3 in Wellfleet, from Thursday, Aug. 26 through Sept. 3. Bowden’s design background informs her images of young girls collaged against colorful found materials. Her love of pattern and printed ephemera gives her work a strong graphic […]
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill hosts “Truro Connections,” a conversation and panel discussion about racial and social justice, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 5 p.m. at Edgewood Farm, 3 Edgewood Way. The panelists include Tara Vargas-Wallace, founder of Amplify POC; Dr. Eric Cooper, president of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education; and […]
Five-strong vocal powerhouse Divas With a Twist, backed by Grammy-nominated musicians, will perform songs by Aretha Franklin, Queen, Bruno Mars, the Temptations, and others at the Post Office Café and Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at postofficecafe.net.
“Leaving Broken Hearts Behind,” a show of new painting by Pete Hocking, opens at Four Eleven Gallery, 411 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Aug. 27 and runs through Sept. 9. Hocking remains a bit of a magician when it comes to depicting the Outer Cape landscape through precisely measured and perfectly articulated tracts of […]
What happens when a portrait painter and her sitters share time in the same space after a year of pandemic isolation? Truro-based artist Amy Kandall attempts to answer this question in a project titled “Movers, Shakers, and Makers.” Over the past three months, Kandall invited 50 artists, educators, leaders, restaurateurs, and other familiar faces from […]
Soprano Susan Mitchell will perform “Arias and Songs From Mozart to Bernstein,” accompanied by pianist Bill Carlson, at the Church of St. Mary of the Harbor, 517 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. The event is free; donations benefit Helping Our Women. Seating is first come, first served.
British folk rock icon Richard Thompson returns to the Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road in North Truro, on Friday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. A savvy songwriter and fine guitarist, Thompson has over 50 years of material from which to draw, including work with Fairport Convention, former partner Linda Thompson, and 19 solo […]
Wellfleet PorchFest will host 29 different bands scattered across 16 local porches on Saturday, Aug. 28. Venues include the Wellfleet Public Library, local businesses, and private residences. Among the performers: The Cedars, Alex Brewer, the Chatham Fiddle Orchestra, Kathleen Healy, Stephen Russell, Jim Rohrer and Katie Hickey, and Thomasina Levy. There will be two sets: […]
Bakker Antiques is holding its summer live online auction on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. Drawing from the estates of Christopher Busa, Ciro Cozzi, and other collectors, the selection is eclectic. There are exceptional works by Provincetown artists Gerrit Beneker, Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, Ross Moffett, Arthur Cohen, and Blanche Lazzell. There are also […]
East End Books Ptown, 389 Commercial St., will host a virtual and live book event with Joe Okonkwo on Saturday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m. Okonkwo’s latest short story collection, Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck, explores being Black and gay in America. Register ($5 suggested donation) at eastendbooksptown.com.
The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s fourth season kicks off with a performance of Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Route 28 in Harwich Port, on Sunday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. The event also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsal process and a lecture. Tickets are $35 at capecodchamberorchestra.org.
The Mary Heaton Vorse House, 466 Commercial St. in Provincetown, hosts an outdoor screening of Big Night, a film by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, paired with dinner by renowned Wellfleet chef Michael Ceraldi, on Sunday, Aug. 29. The event starts at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:30 p.m.; screening at 7:30 p.m. The event, a […]
Great Music on Sundays @5 presents its second installment of “Music Without Borders” on Sunday, Aug. 29, 5 p.m. Hear the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Karl Jenkins, Hans Zimmer, Astor Piazzolla, and John Williams played by John Thomas, piano; Roxanne Layton, recorder; Eric Maul, flute; and Brian Calhoon, marimba. Visit ptownmusic.com to watch or […]
Join writer James Carroll for “Inside the Pages,” a backyard reading at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m. Carroll will read from The Truth at the Heart of the Lie, his personal accounting of the Catholic Church’s fall from grace. Tickets are $15 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Bring a lawn chair […]
Evenings at Salt Pond, hosted by the Cape Cod National Seashore, continue with “Nature and Music: A Beautiful Marriage,” a free multimedia presentation by Cape Symphony conductor Jung-Ho Pak and executive director Michael Albaugh, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. Expect excerpts from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, and Debussy’s La Mer. The […]
Singer Marieann Meringolo performs “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman,” at the Crown and Anchor, 247 Commercial St. in Provincetown, on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. The Bergmans wrote songs for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, and Barbra Streisand. Tickets are $39 at onlyatthecrown.com.
The 34th Provincetown Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla will be held at high tide, 3 p.m., on Saturday, September 11th. Sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact, swimmers, kayakers, and boaters will follow a new harbor route starting from the beach at Snail Road in the East End and ending near MacMillan Wharf at the […]
The Tennessee Williams Institute, part of the annual Williams theater festival in Provincetown, will take place from September 22nd to 26th this year. The topic is “creative responses to censorship” — from ancient Greece to Soviet Russia to America during Williams’s lifetime. Interactive workshops with performers Penny Arcade and Lefty Lucy are planned, as well […]
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced its 16th season under the banner “Tennessee Williams and Censorship.” Running Thursday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 26th, the festival will celebrate “America’s greatest playwright” at various locations around Provincetown: four original plays from the master, as well as four texts from other writers that provide commentary […]
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 […]