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    August 18, 2022. the ptownie dispatch!

    August 18 ptownie dispatch
    August 18, 2022

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    SLURP – Paige Turner’s Tawdry Pool Party feat. DJ James Cerne

    Friday August 19, 2022 at 12:00pm at Boatslip

    Mayhem. Foolishness. Music! Celebrate the return of NYC’s longest-running drag show, Paige Turner SLURP poolside before Provincetown’s famous Tea Dance at the Boatslip. Expect prizes, show-stopping numbers and banana hammocks galore plus beats from the hunky DJ James Cerne.

    Paige Turner “Tucking Myself In” at the ultimate party all summer!

    The 5th Carnival Friday Madonna Party!

    Friday August 19, 2022 at 10:00pm at Red Room

    The 5th (almost annual) Carnival Friday Madonna Party! Red Room sell out every year, so get them while you can!

    New events at Red Room next Three Men and a Baby Grand & The Atomic Bombshells!

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    Matteo Lane

    Saturday August 20, 2022 at 7:00pm at Provincetown Town Hall

    Not limited to just stand up, Matteo also performs a live cabaret, Streisand at the Bon Soir, to great critical acclaim. Fluent in five languages and with a singing range of six octaves, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer before starting his comedy career.

    Leading Ladies at Pilgrim House make our Miss Richfield 1981 & Miss Conception!

    10th Annual Lobsterfest Gala

    Wednesday August 20, 2022 at 3:00pm at Pilgrim and Monument and Museum.

    This is the 10th Annual Lobsterfest Gala to benefit the operations of Outer Cape Health Services in service to the community. Included is a lobster clambake (or a steak option for the non-lobster eaters), a full open bar, access to the grounds of the Monument and Museum (including the brand new inclined elevator), silent and live auctions, entertainment and more!

    After a two year hiatus at OCHS … The White Party is back!

    Indigo Girls

    Sunday August 21, 2022 at 9:00pm at Provincetown Town Hall

    The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced sixteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

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    Carnival Parade Viewing Parties

    Carnival Parade Viewing Parties

    Want to enjoy Carnival in true VIP Fashion! Don’t want to deal with the crazy crowds? Well, here is a list of establishments that have “viewing parties”. This reserves you space typically with drinks, snacks and such shenanigans.

    Provincetown History Carnival

    Provincetown History Snippets: Is It Carnival Time?

    Provincetown’s carnival began in 1978 as a fundraiser for the brand-new Provincetown Business Guild, which was seeking to make the town more of an LGBT vacation destination.

    Boats in Provincetown Harbor

    Getting Around Provincetown

    ptownie’s guide to smart, safe travel while you’re in Provincetown, MA. Read on for more information on bikes, buses, parking and more!

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    August 13, 2022 to August 20, 2022

    Carnival Parade

    August 18, 2022

    Provincetown Dance Festival

    August 19/20, 2022 and August 26/27, 2022

    35th Swim For Life

    September 10, 2022

    Yankee Lambda Car Show

    September 16, 2022 to September 18, 2022

    Provincetown Book Festival

    September 16, 2022 to September 18, 2022

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