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Provincetown History Snippets: The Barnstormers

After several years living and performing in Ptown, the Provincetown Players decided to move back to New York. One of the Players, an editor and bookseller names Frank Shay, didn’t go with them; instead, he converted his barn into a playhouse and named it the...

Week of February 22nd. The ptownie Dispatch!

Snowbound Leather Weekend February 23 - February 25 The theme week(end)s officially begin for the 2018 season in Provincetown. Mates Leather Weekend takes over Provincetown this weekend with SnowboundLeather Weekend. Gear up in leather and head down for three days of...

Cabaretfest Returning this Spring to Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN – The popular CabaretFest is returning to Provincetown from May 31st to June 3rd. Cabaret veterans from around the country will join with newcomers to present ten shows, focusing on the soulful, sophisticated music and glamorous nightlife of the 1950s....

ptownie Profiles

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Meet Christine McCarthy!

It was her grandmother’s influence, in part, that led PAAM executive director Chris McCarthy to Provincetown. “She very insistent that arts—museums, theater, opera—should be a significant part of our lives,” she remembers. “She encouraged me to study languages and...

Meet the Shor Guys!

Both Kevin Miller and Herbert Acevedo have always been passionate about creating beautiful spaces. They used to live and work in Marblehead, with a weekend retreat in Wellfleet, but by 2005 had had enough of the commute: it was time to move to the Cape for good. Kevin...

Meet Ric Ide!

Ric Ide started out on the other end of the camera. “When I was in my early twenties, I did some fashion modeling for a while,” he remembers. “I was working for amazing photographers and got a real sense from them of what they were looking for. It inspired me. The...

View From the Wharf

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The View from the Wharf: Creative Provincetown

I’m the first to admit it: I’m deplorable at titles. It’s something of a handicap for a writer, certainly for one who does a fair amount of marketing writing in order to pay the rent. Others come up with pithy and clever taglines, titles, and headlines, and when they...

The View From The Wharf: The Ptown Colony in Winter

Provincetown, as we keep telling people, is the oldest continuously operating art colony in North America. This is where plein-air painting really took off. This is where mudheads and white-line printing came to life. This is where people like Henry Hensche and Hans...

The View From The Wharf: Is Provincetown Ready?

There’s a phrase that originated with Navy SEALS: embrace the suck. It’s the practice of moving toward, rather than away from, situations and thoughts that make you uncomfortable. The concept is those situations are always going to be part of life, and we make them...

In the Knows

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Out of Hibernation Bear Weekend

When: March 17, 2018 - March 19, 2018 Where: The Crown and Anchor (Paramount, Wave Bar, Central House) About:  This weekend of events put on by UrsaMen and the Crown & Anchor is a celebration of the coming springtime and getting out to celebrate. Events: Friday 3/16...

Outer Cape Year Rounders Festival

When: March 10, 2018 Where: Provincetown Town Hall About: This festival celebrates the unique experience of living here year round. We are looking to harness all of the talent and energy from the year round community

Mates Snowbound Leather Weekend

When: February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018 Where: Various Locations About:  Get out of the cold and into the heat with Snowbound Leather Weekend XL! Vote on your top pick for Mr. Snowbound 2018, attend workshops, or choose from a variety of parties. Events: Friday...

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