Ptownie Picks: September 8, 2016

Parade of Sails

September 8 @ 10:30 am

The annual Provincetown Schooner Regatta Parade of Sails embarks from Provincetown Harbor this week.  Schooners are beautiful and graceful under sail.  If you know your history, they are what built this community.

Celebration of Life Concert

September 9 @ 8:00 pm

This is Mike’s top 3 favorite nights of the year in Ptown and one of the best kept secrets if you aren’t a townie.  John Thomas’s concert at the UU Meeting House Church has become a highlight of the September schedule every year.  He incorporates a mix of local talent to present the perfect opening act for Swim For Life.

Swim for Life

Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla

September 10 @ 11:00 am

The Swim is set for Saturday, September 10, 2016. Swimmers are dropped off at Long Point and swim across the bay to the Boatslip Resort, 161 Commercial on Provincetown Harbor.  Supporters congregate around 11:00 for a huge party to cheer the swimmers in. If around this is a total blast and also good eye candy to see swimmers in bathing suits.  Local artist Jay Critchley’s response to the Aids Pandemic started 29 years ago and has become the quintessential Provincetown tradition symbolizes the heroic efforts of the LGBTQ community. 

Starsky + Cox “Us and Them”

September 12 @ 9:00 pm

The kick off of the Afterglow festival and Townies get in free! The Starksy + Cox event provides an opportunity to see the performers as they provide a sampling of their shows slated to take place later in the week. Overall, it’s a great free event with some NYC-style undiscovered/up-and-coming talents.

Kim David Smith “Morphium”

September 13 @ 7:00 pm

Cabaret provocateur Kim David Smith presents a wild exploration of a gay man’s erotic life.  Relying heavily on german songs from the 20s and 30s this transplanted Australian who lived in New York for nearly a decade presents a fun diversion from the usual Tuesday night routine.

Free Movie Night: Suddenly Last Summer

September 14 @ 6:00 pm

This 1959 film adaptation of the classic Tennessee Williams play is the perfect way to get yourself in the mood for next week's Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.  Hit the Library every Wednesday evening for other time honored TW films.

Tennessee Williams Festival cards

Tennessee Williams Festival Bill Evaul Notecards (8)

This collaboration between Bill Evaul and the TW festival is especially timely, in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Great Provincetown Summer.  Evaul, who is widely regarded as one of the nations premier white line woodcut print artists lends his hand to these 4x6 folding cards with envelopes.

Tim-Scapes Provincetown Print

Tim-Scapes Sail Print

Get in the mood for the Schooner Regatta with Tim-Scapes signed 8x10 inch limited edition sail print.  Tim’s work continues to gain traction as one of Provincetown’s most distinct artists.

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