Working Wonders (Thursday, April 7 – Friday, April 8)
Poets Tiana Clark and Major Jackson kick off Opening to Wonder at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St. in Provincetown, on Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. The series of “craft conversations” on writing benefits FAWC’s fellowship program. Register, with a $25 minimum donation, at fawc.org. Then, visiting artist Valerie Hegarty gives a free talk on Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. Both events take place in person and via Zoom.
Taste Test (Thursday, April 7 & Saturday, April 9)
The Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way, hosts Women in Jazz, a webinar with flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq, on Thursday, April 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then, learn how to make a perfectly spiced taco on Saturday, April 9, 1 to 3 p.m., as part of chef Liam Rowland’s virtual and in-person cooking series. Registration for both events is free at trurolibrary.org.
Think Fast (Saturday, April 9)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., presents two events on Saturday, April 9. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sharpen your wit in the first of four Your Brain on Improv classes with producer, writer, and actor Eric Scholl. Stick around to hear singer-songwriter Claudia Nygaard perform from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test required. Registration is $100 for the improv series, $20 for the concert at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Nick of Time (Saturday, April 9)
The Mosquito Story Slam returns to the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St., on Saturday, April 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Audience members are invited to prepare a 10-minute story related to the theme “All in the Timing.” Sign up to be a storyteller at 6:30 p.m.; 10 will be randomly selected to take the stage. Tickets are $20 at mosquitostory.org.
Taking Flight (Sunday, April 10)
The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra presents “The Lark Ascending,” a spring concert featuring compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, and Antonin Dvořák, on Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m. Wild Care of Cape Cod is providing a live owl experience for a limited number of guests an hour before the concert. Masks required. Tickets are $35 at capecodchamberorchestra.org.
Even Keel (Monday, April 11)
The Eastham Senior Center presents Tai Chi for Better Balance on Mondays beginning April 11, 9 a.m. Lisa Bushy teaches balance exercises to promote strength. Registration is $55 for the eight-week program; call 774-801-3151 or email [email protected].
Poetic License (Tuesday, April 12)
The Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, offers a virtual Generative Poetry Writing Workshop on Tuesday, April 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Teresa K. Miller, a National Poetry Series winner, will lead exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Registration is free at easthamlibrary.org.
P’town Poetry (Wednesday, April 13)
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Provincetown Senior Center hosts a Zoom reading by Hilde Oleson on Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m. Oleson will read from her poems as well as talk about her life in Provincetown. R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 11 by calling 508-487-7080.
Hero’s Journey (Wednesday, April 13)
Lifetime Learning at Snow Library, 67 Main Street in Orleans, presents two new classes on Wednesday, April 13. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, English professor Peggy Kelleher teaches the first of three virtual sessions on Heroes and Monsters in the Ancient World. Then, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., former WOMR DJ John Whelan covers the musical careers of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein in an in-person and virtual session. Register, with $10 suggested donation per course, at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
Land Ho! (Wednesday, April 13)
Dan Sanders presents Truro Shipwrecks, a virtual presentation on famous maritime disasters, via the Truro Historical Society on Wednesday, April 13, 5 to 6 p.m. Registration is free at trurohistoricalsociety.org.
Caught Up (Wednesday, April 13)
Free Movie Nights at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., continue on the theme “Real Life Moby-Dicks” with a screening of Leviathan on Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. This 2012 documentary concerns the commercial fishing industry in the North Atlantic. More info at provincetownlibrary.org.
Violins Is Not the Answer (Wednesday, April 13)
Brendan Slocumb discusses his first novel, The Violin Conspiracy, in a virtual author talk hosted by Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Wednesday, April 13, 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is free, with donations suggested, at castlehill.org.