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    June 13, 2024. the ptownie dispatch!

    June 13, 2024

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    Explore Provincetown’s vibrant scene with Drag Shows, Accommodations, Restaurants, Art Galleries and the daily ptownie Calendar. Immerse yourself in performances, diverse lodging, culinary delights, and events that define this iconic destination.

    Varla Jean The Errors Tour

    June 14, 2024 – September 13, 2024 @ 8:30 PM at Crown & Anchor

    Opening Night! Hey, Ptown, are you ready for a cruel summer? Faster than you can say “Ticketmaster site crash,” Varla Jean has swiftly tailored The Errors Tour for her fans, The Mermies, at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown. Everyone’s favorite ditzy diva takes you through her catalogue of hilarious hits and egregious errors in a show jam-packed with classic bits, giant wigs, over-taxed costumes, and new songs. This tour-de-farce is certain to be an unforgivable, er…unforgettable evening of “Varla’s Version” of entertainment.

    “Elton Undressed: Todd Alsup Sings Elton John” is returning for a second season at The Crown after a sold out run in summer 2023 in Provincetown!  Grab your tickets while you can – and bring your glasses!  This is an innovative and very personal show that has left audiences astounded and deeply moved.

    Broadway Barbie: Sutton Lee Seymour

    June 14, 2024 – August 29, 2024 @ 7pm at Red Room

    Opening Night! Sutton Lee Seymour is New York City’s Live Singing Sasshole and she is spreading her comedy and chaos with merriment and madness in her new show, Broadway Barbie at Red Room in Provincetown. When you’re a Barbie Girl living in a Barbie World, there is NO business like SHOW business! Barbie has had over 180 careers and NOT ONE of those careers has been a Broadway Star… until Sutton Lee Seymour! She is painting the town pink and pounding the pavement, mashing up your favorite Pop Songs and Broadway Show Tunes! Dance the night way with Sutton Lee Seymour and her Dancing Ken Dolls! Nothing has been this CAMP since the Ethel Merman Disco Album (Google it).

    Join us at Gifford House for daily HIGH TEA at 6pm this Summer in Provincetown. Enjoy socializing, dancing, and fun!

    A Juneteenth Cabaret with James Jackson Jr.

    Sunday June 16, 2024 @ 6:30pm at The Wilde in Gifford House

    Obie Award-winning cabaret artist James Jackson, Jr. joyfully returns to Provincetown with a new show celebrating Juneteenth and the history of artists of color. “A Juneteenth Cabaret: with James Jackson, Jr.” at The Wilde, Gifford House, Sunday, June 16th, 6:30 PM, in collaboration with @JuneteenthPtown.

    Join us for the Juneteenth Community Cookout & Celebration in Provincetown! It will be held on Wednesday, June 19, from 2 PM to 5 PM at the UU Meeting House Lawn. All are welcome to enjoy food, music, and community spirit as we honor this significant day in history. Don’t miss this wonderful event!

    Provincetown Film Society PROM

    Saturday June 15, 2024 @ 8pm at Provincetown School Gym

    Join us for our inaugural Provincetown Film Society PROM: A movie-themed dance party fundraiser supporting the Provincetown Film Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the best in film year-round to Provincetown. Get in the high school spirit and keep movies in Ptown!

    This year’s party will transport you from Venice Beach to Sagebrush High in Tuscon, from the wild 90s to even wilder 80s. Relive one of the most iconic comedies of the 90s with this throwback celebration to ROMY AND MICHELE, Post-Its and all. We’ll dance the night away to Bananarama, La Bouche, and many more throwback hits from Romy and Michele’s past and present. Plus, there’ll be special treats and surprises in store that you don’t want to miss!

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    “Smart” at WHAT: Beautifully Chilling and Brilliantly Provocative

    At a time when there are almost-daily reports of new and different ways artificial intelligence can change—and challenge—the way we live, I looked forward to the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s new production of Mary Hamilton’s Smart to issue a wry commentary on the growing ubiquitousness of AI devices in our daily lives. More Review…

    Provincetown History Snippets: When Did The Provincetown Inn Open its Doors?

    The Provincetown Inn opened its doors in 1925, with twenty-eight guest rooms and a formal dining room. In 1942 it began to be used by the Coast Guard as a training station, but resumed regular operations after the war. By the 1950s the inn had added a new section of rooms on the second floor, followed by a more ambitious project: rocks and sand created an additional four acres of land, adding thirty-two motel rooms but also a pool, a boat launch, and shuffleboard and tennis courts. The inn was the epitome of the self-sufficient summer resort concept of the 1950s and 1960s, with a barber shop, a salon, a gift shop, a nightclub, a dress shop, a sauna, a bowling alley, and three different dining rooms. The inn’s fantastic murals were painted by Don Aikens about 1966, most of them inspired by turn-of-the-century postcards. Click here to check out all of our Provincetown History Snippets!

    A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    Places you can get away and reconnect with nature. There’s swimming off the breakwater, or a sunbaked day at Long Point. Sunset at Race Point is quiet celebration of shifting colors and glowing bonfires, the former often hosted by gaggles of gray seals. My personal favorite, however? Beech Pond. Read more…

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