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    June 15, 2023. the ptownie dispatch!

    June 15 ptownie dispatch
    June 15, 2023

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    Provincetown International Film Festival

    June 14 – June 18, 2023 Throughout Provincetown

    Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Provincetown International Film Festival has permanently established itself as the largest cultural event in lower Cape Cod and Provincetown’s premier cultural event, attracting 10,000 plus film-goers, movie buffs, and arts patrons. This 5-day festival showcases over 80 American and international independent narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts as well as panel discussions and special events.

    The Closing Night Party of the 25th Provincetown International Film Festival, it’s time to throw a party like no other! Come one, come all, and let’s bid farewell to an extraordinary festival in true block party style!

    Varla Jean Merman’s STAND BY YOUR DRAG

    Tue-Sat June 16 – September 9, 2023 at 9pm at Crown & Anchor

    It’s been a year since Varla Jean Merman’s earth-shaking, knee-breaking “Tic-Taccident” found her flat on her back with her legs in the air. Since that time, Varla Jean Merman’s “STAND BY YOUR DRAG” our daffy diva has worked hard to get back on her feet, on the stage, and in your pants. Now with drag bans, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and a skyrocketing bar tab, America is conspiring to knock Varla off her lucite heels AGAIN! Join this show-biz survivor as she takes a stand for life, liberty and the pursuit of non-skid breath mints.

    Broadway on the Beach comes to the shores of Provincetown in this dazzling night under the stars. Join Provincetown’s Bawdy Broadway Babe Delta Miles and Delicious Dynamite singer/pianist Jon Richardson as they deliver everything BROADWAY from the toe-tapping classics to the heart wrenching ballads.

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    A Matinee with Rickie Lee Jones

    Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 4pm at Payomet Tent

    Continuing to live out an impressive and diverse musical career, Rickie Lee Jones stands out as one of the most authentic and iconic women in American music — and she’s bringing her life’s work to the Payomet tent on Sunday, June 18th for a special matinee show. Rickie Lee Jones’ upcoming album Pieces of Treasure is a reunion with her lifelong friend, legendary producer Russ Titelman, co-producer of Jones’ star-making debut and Pirates.

    Billy Hough @ The Gifford House and it’s Saturday night! What more could you ask for. He’s fired up and ready to roll! Come see the beautiful restoration and Join me for some new songs! 8-11PM. No Cover.

    Frolic – Men of Color Weekend

    June 15 thru June 19, 2023 at 7:30pm Throughout Provincetown

    Frolic Weekend (also known as Men of Color Weekend) happens every year in Provincetown, MA. There are social mixers, pool parties, club nights, beach takeovers, and other fun events for you to meet men of color from all over the country. This year’s theme is INTERGALACTIC “Leaving this world… Finding our own”

    Black-Cellence: A Celebration of Black Talent in Provincetown!! Hosted by Mahoganny with DJ Arrow at Governor Bradford Sunday June 18 at Cocktail hour at 6pm & Showtime at 7pm.

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    2023 Summer Magazine

    2023 Provincetown Guides: Summer Magazine

    No matter what is happening in Ptown, and no matter what generation is bringing new ideas, knowledge, expertise, and energy to the town, the one thing we know will always be here is Provincetown’s inimitable magic, and ptownie feels blessed to be a part of this crazy, beautiful, intimate, outrageous place.

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    Art We Love – Local Color

    It’s an embarrassment of riches as usual, and you can still amble around looking at art without fighting the crowds. The works here are all quite different in style, but they just seem to have Ptown in their DNA.

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    Elegance, Charm, and Wine (What’s Not to Like?)… Come Visit the Truro Vineyard!

    Sometimes it’s hard to remember a time when the Truro Vineyard wasn’t on Shore Road in North Truro; the site that used to be a riding stable now looks like it’s been cultivating grapes and creating wine forever.

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    Provincetown International Film Festival

    June 14, 2023 to June 18, 2023

    Frolic – Men of Color Weekend

    June 15, 2023 to June 19, 2023

    Provincetown Portuguese Festival

    June 23, 2023 to June 25, 2023

    Far Land on the Beach – Sunset Music

    Wednesdays, June 28, 2023 to August 30, 2023

    Revolution: Independence Week

    July 1, 2023 to July 8, 2023

    Bear Week

    July 9, 2023 to July 15, 2023

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