National Gay Pilots Cape Cod Classic

September 13, 2018 – September 16, 2018 throughout Provincetown

Almost thirty years ago a handful of gay pilots gathered in Provincetown, communicating by telephone and identifying each other only by airplane-themed shirts. They risked losing their jobs or dishonorable discharge from the military. This was the first NGPA event, and it’s from those humble beginnings that a global movement was born.

Provincetown Book Festival

September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018 at the Provincetown Library

Now in its third year, the Provincetown Book Festival draws authors and readers from all over the country to spend three days in conversation about books. The festival seeks to benefit the community by hosting a variety of events that include author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, workshops, and gatherings and conversations.

Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade

September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018 throughout Provincetown

Sharing the weekend with the Gay Pilots’ Association, on Saturday, vintage and antique car buffs can revel in the Yankee Chapter of the Lambda Car Club car show—and then show off in a fabulous parade down Commercial Street! This year’s theme is Anchors Aweigh, and the show is on MacMillan Pier starting at 10:00am, with the parade at 1:00pm. This is the 23rd annual Yankee Lambda Car Club’s Provincetown Invitational. In keeping with the theme, nautical costumes are strongly encouraged for the awards banquet.

Lee Squared: An Evening with Liberace and Peggy Lee

September 14, 2018 and September 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Pilgrim House

In this funny and touching tribute, New York City Bistro and MAC Award Winners David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney reprise their iconic performances as the music legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. Two Lees for the price of one! An Outlandish Provincetown Performance.

Art Scene ptownie Dispatch

Elizabeth Lazeren and Dan Mills Exhibition Opening

Reception: September 14, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Runs through September 27, 2018
Julie Heller East Gallery at 465 Commercial St.

ELIZABETH LAZEREN artist statement:

My Palette by Elizabeth Lazeren, Truro

Many artists relate emotionally to certain colors. I am no different. The colors in my paintings tell a story of who I am. Green is a favorite color. For me, olive and sap green hues are “cement” (grounded) colors that enable and enhance (give hope). Some green values are heavy, delivering reflection, firmament, balance and safety. I consider them passive but important (reliable). When I was a young artist I struggled with my palette. I was anxious, that my painting would be dreadful, again! (Oh, so many bad paintings…but’s that’s another story.) Nowadays I am content when setting up my palette, but it was not always that way. Over time and maturity my palette became reflective of life experiences, relationships, travel and more meaningful of who I was. Some colors bring me to a place I’ve traveled to and the feelings I have for that place. Some colors are nuances of personal relationships. In different years, there were times of uneasiness, failed relationships and grief over losses in life. There were also colors that reflected a moody time period or an outstanding time of joy, love or accomplishment. If my palette could talk, it would export a life story.

Artist Elizabeth Lazeren, a regular visitor to the Outer Cape since 1950, made it her permanent home in 2004.

Recent honors include an artist residency at J. Alden Weir Farm — the only National Park dedicated to an American painter; and membership in Boston’s Copley Society of Art.

DAN MILLS artist statement:

Dan Mills is captivated by cartography and methods of visualizing information. He began to incorporate maps into his work in the early 1990s while exploring the 500th anniversary of what is euphemistically referred to as The First Encounter. Since then, he has made work focusing on historical loss and colonization through erasure and overpainting. Mills uses maps as a space to visualize data about wars and conflicts.

Born in upstate New York, his parents were both painters who lived and worked in Upstate New York and outer Cape Cod. Mills grew up in Schenectady. He earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and MFA from Northern Illinois University. Mills and his wife, artist Gail Skudera, live and work in Lewiston, Maine, where he directs the Bates College Museum of Art.

Provincetown Event Calendar

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September 7

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September 10

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September 10

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Afterglow Festival

September 11, 2018 – September 15, 2018

Gay Pilots Cape Cod Classic Weekend

September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018

Provincetown Book Festival

September 14, 2018 and September 16, 2018

Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade

September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018

Pet Appreciation Weekend

September 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018

Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

September 27, 2018 and September 30, 2018