July 28, 2022. the ptownie dispatch!
Saturday July 30, 2022 at 7:00pm at Post Office Caberet
Zoë Lewis washed ashore in Provincetown over 30 years ago and like many, was just passing through. The rest is history! She rented a little, ramshackle studio, with ships beams, crooked stairs and sloping floors sandwiched in-between Spiritus Pizza and the Ranch guest house for men. There, she was immersed in the colorful stories of Commercial St, falling asleep each night to the smell of melted cheese and the buzz of the party crowd outside. So many characters walked up her stairs and provided fodder for numerous songs.
A SLICE OF PTOWN is a nod to these wonderful years. Part musical, part memoir, it takes a look underneath some Ptown’s many layers and makes us smile. Playing a myriad of musical influences, she is delighted to be joined by the virtuosic talents of Parker Ousley on cello, Roxanne Layton (Mannheim Steamroller) on recorder, the Gorgeous Cigarette and the incredible Qya Cristal.
Sunday July 31, 2022 at 5:00pm at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House
Great Music on Sundays @5 is Provincetown’s longest-running concert series of music of our world. Since 1999, more than 340 concerts presented by more than 100 performers have provided music without borders for thousands of concertgoers and lovers of great music. Concerts include classical, Broadway, international, piano, choral and organ music. The events are a potpourri of music from across the centuries and around the globe. There is something for everyone at Great Music on Sundays @5.
A Symphony of Crickets music & spoken word & the poetry of Charles Coe
Charles Coe – voice, Ken Field – sax & flute, Mark van Bork – guitar & voice, Darlene van Alstyne – voice, Blake Newman – bass, Phil Neighbors – drums
Monday August 1, 2022 at 7:00pm through September 1, 2022 at Provincetown Theater
The Cape Cod premiere of the late Robert Chesley’s sensuous love story Jerker. Following two gay men in 1980s San Francisco, Jerker charts the development of their romantic relationship via the oft-ridiculed use of phone sex. Upon its 1987 off-Broadway debut, the New York Times keenly observed: “Jerker accurately bills itself as ‘a pornographic elegy with redeeming social value’ and its gamy language and simulated autoeroticism are definitely not for squeamish tastes. But they serve a poignant purpose by pointing out, more bluntly than any other play dealing with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, how the epidemic has threatened one of the fundamental reasons for an entire group’s very existence – its freedom of erotic expression – and challenged its hard-won self-esteem.”
Wednesday’s weekly at 6:30pm at Herring Cove Beach
After a two year hiatus, Far Land on the Beach is very happy to announce the return of Sunset Music on the Beach for the 2022 summer season at the Herring Cove concession. Live local music will once again return center stage on Wednesdays. So bring your beach chairs and a hearty appetite for food, drinks, music and dancing! The concession itself will open Memorial Day Weekend for our 10th season. See you on the beach!
Provincetown artist Jo Hay has been named Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s (AFCC) inaugural Artist of the Year. Ptownie readers have seen images from Hay’s series The Persisters in these pages in the past.
The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with a stellar lineup of over 150 workshops and events, including a GalaBash on July 23.
Provincetown is a community with a rich art history. Here is your guide to making the most of your visit to America’s oldest continuous arts colony.
July 23, 2022 to July 30, 2022
July 31, 2022 to August 5, 2022
August 6, 2022 to August 7, 2022
August 13, 2022 to August 20, 2022
August 16, 2022
August 19/20, 2022 and August 26/27, 2022