Clubs, Concerts & Celebrations


Atlantic House, 4-6 Masonic Place, Provincetown. Little Bar from noon daily; Macho Bar from 10 pm Fri.-Sun. w/ DJ Wayne Michael; all no cover. Big Room w/ DJ David LaSalle, Fri.-Sat. from 10 pm.

Boatslip, 161 Commercial St., Provincetown. Tea Dance w/ DJ Maryalice, 4 pm Fri.-Sun.; Pet Tea, Sat.; Solid Gold Tea, Sun.; cover varies.

The Club, 193A Commercial St., Provincetown. Jam Session w/ Bart Weisman Trio, 6:30 pm Thurs., no cover; Emmet Cohen, 6 & 8 pm Fri.-Sun., $30; George Maurer, Darlene Van Alstyne & Jacob Storms, “Songs I Learned from My Grandmother,” 10:30 pm Sat., $15; Qya Cristál, “At Last,” 11 pm Sun., no cover.

Club Purgatory, Gifford House, 11 Carver St. (enter on Bradford Street), Provincetown. From 9:30 pm daily: Underwear w/ DJ Tony T., Thurs. & Sat.; Fetish Fri. w/ DJ Tony T.; Leather Sun. w/ DJ Eddie G.; Manik Mon.; Karaoke w/ Miller Brooks, Tues.; Fag Bash, Wed.; cover varies.

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St., Provincetown. Vault: from 9 pm Thurs.-Sun.; Wave Bar: from 6 pm Thurs.-Fri., from noon Sat.-Sun.; all no cover. Dive Bar: Jon Richardson, 9 pm Thurs.; Gerald Goode, 4:30-7 pm Fri.; Bobby Wetherbee, 9:30 pm Fri.-Sat.; Doug Repetti, 9 pm Sun.; all no cover. Cabaret: “Illusions” Drag Revue, 8:30 pm Sat., $29. Williams Festival at the Paramount: Yuhua Hamasaki, 10:30 pm Fri., $25; “Maxine’s Mixer” (with actors from “The Night of the Iguana,” “The Lighthouse” & “And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens…”), 5 pm Sat., free; Closing Party, 8 pm Sun., $15.

Gifford House, 11 Carver St., Provincetown. Porchside Lounge from 5 pm daily, no cover.

Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial St., Provincetown. Drag Karaoke w/ Dana Danzel, 9:30 pm Thurs.-Mon.; no cover.

Grotta Bar, 186 Commercial St., Provincetown. Scream Along with Billy, 11 pm Fri.; Church, 11 pm Sun.; no cover.

Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St., Provincetown. Williams Festival “Name Your Busu Mixer” (with actors from “Busu” & “The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers”), 5 pm Fri., free.

Pearl, 250 Commercial St., Wellfleet. Sugar Bucket, 3 pm Thurs.; Catie Flynn, 3 pm Fri.; Spampinato Brothers, 3 pm Sat.; Bruce McLean, 3 pm Sun.; all no cover.

Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St. Williams Festival Opening Party, “Dance of the Iguana,” 10 pm Thurs., $10.

Red Inn, 15 Commercial St., Provincetown. Bert Jackson Quartet, 11 am Sun., free.

Shipwreck Lounge, 10 Carver St., Provincetown. Williams Festival: “Angels and Lizards Mixer” (with actors from “The Black Lizard,” “The Angel in the Alcove” & “The Lady Aoi”), 5 pm Thurs., free.

Stewart’s Seafood Restaurant & Tavern, 4380 Route 6, Eastham. Grab Brothers, 6:30 pm Thurs.; Jazz til Dawn, 6:30 pm Fri.; Steve Morgan & The Kingfish, 7 pm Sat.; The Rockers, 7 pm Sun.; all no cover.

Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St., Provincetown. Jon Richardson, 9 pm Fri.-Sat.; Gerald Goode, 8 pm Sun.; Jim Brosseau, 8 pm Mon.; all no cover.

Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road. Vinegrass Music Festival: Monica Rizzio & The Round Ups, Ali McGuirk Band, The Mammals, Smooth Hound Smith, Parsonsfield, noon Sun., $40.

Underground, 293 Commercial St., Provincetown. Boxx w/ DJ Lizzy Pitch, 9 pm Thurs.; DJ Jose, 9 pm Fri.-Sat. & Dance Party, 10 pm Sun.; DJ Kulo, 9 pm Tues.; DJ TMac, 10 pm Wed.; all no cover.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial St., Provincetown. “Lip-schtick: One Boy’s Journey to Fabulous and Back” w/ Scarbie, 8:30 pm Sat., $20; Great Music on Sundays @5: Ensemble Passacaglia w/ Jan Elliott, Lisa Esperson, Tom Hanna & Molly Johnston, 5 pm Sun., $20, seniors $15, 12 & under free.

Velvet, 258 Commercial St., Provincetown. Billy Hough, “Cocksucker Blues,” 10:30 pm Thurs., $20 at House of LaRue or at door.

WayDownTown, 265 Commercial St., Provincetown. Sarah Burrill, 9:30 pm Fri.; Colleen Marshall, 4:30 pm Sat.; Doreen Lafranchise & Band, 9:30 pm Sat.; all no cover.

The Well Tavern + Kitchen, 70 Main St., Wellfleet. VB & The Buzz, 7 pm Sat.; Irish Session w/ Denya & Friends, 7 pm Sun.; Jordan Renzi, 7 pm Wed.; all no cover.




Doubt, a Parable, by John Patrick Shanley. Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Road, Harwich. Shows at 7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat., 3 pm Sun., ends Sun.; Tickets $20 at

Indecent, by Paula Vogel. Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. Shows at 7 pm Thurs. & Tues.-Wed., 8 pm Fri.-Sat., 2 pm Sun., thru Oct. 13. Tickets $35-$40 at

Orson’s Shadow, by Austin Pendleton, Wellfleet Actors Harbor Theater, 2357 Route 6. Shows at 8 pm Thurs. & Sat., 2 pm Sun., ends Sun. Tickets $25-39, students $12, at

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival: various venues, see guide on page A16.

Rhinoceros, by Eugène Ionesco. Wellfleet Actors Harbor Theater, 2357 Route 6. Shows at 8 pm Fri., 2 pm Sat., ends Sat. Tickets $25-39, students $12, at


Art Openings & Events


Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St., Provincetown. OPENING: Lorena Pugh, “Visitor’s View,” 4 pm Sat.

Gallery 444, 444 Commercial St., Provincetown. OPENING: Deborah Peeples, 6 pm Fri.

Greg Salvatori Gallery, 237 Commercial St. (Whaler’s Wharf), Provincetown. OPENING: “The Cameras,” 7 pm Fri.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St. OPENINGS: Jay Milder, “Unblotting the Rainbow”; “2019 Gala Honorees: Breon Dunigan & Family”; “2018 Grant Recipients: Lillian Orlowsky & William Freed Grant”; 8 pm Fri.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 10 Meetinghouse Road. OPENINGS: “Demitasses, Pour Overs and Coffee Pots,” Cape Cod Potters, 4 pm Thurs.; “21 in Truro,” 4 pm Sat.


Readings, Talks & Activities


Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road. “Hidden Gems of New England” w/ Alison O'Leary, 5 pm Thurs.; Provincetown Independent Open Newsroom, 6 pm Thurs.; “Hidden English Records: Barely Known Treasure Troves,” 2 pm Sat.; all free.

Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford St. Williams 101: 1:30 pm Thurs., 10:30 am Fri., noon Sat., $15.

Provincetown Council on Aging, 2 Mayflower St. “Alternative Approaches to Enhance Health,” 1 pm Thurs; Grace Notes Ukuleles w/ Mary Abt, 4 pm Thurs.; Foods to Encourage, 9 am Fri; Writing Connection w/ Hilde Oleson, 10 am Fri.; Bridge, 1 pm Tues.; Knitting Circle, 1 pm Wed.; Travelogue w/ Larry Moodry, 1:15 pm Wed.; all free.

Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St. Walk-in Tech Help w/ Ed Terrill, 10 am Thurs., free.

St. Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown. Williams Festival Workshops: Noh Theater w/ Elizabeth Dowd, 2 pm Fri.; Kyogen w/ Laurence Kominz, 1 pm Sat.; Kabuki w/ Mark Oshima, 4 pm Sat.; Kami-shibai w/ Natsu Onoda Power, 2 pm Sun.; $35 each.

Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Rd, Eastham. Talk: Cranberries 101, 2 pm Sat., free.

Truro Council on Aging, 7 Standish Way. Mah-jongg, 1 pm Thurs.; White Line Printmakers Open Studio, 1:30 pm Fri.; Memoirs Writing Group, 10 am Mon.; “One Bite Can Change Your Life...” w/ Larry Dapsis, 1:30 pm Tues.; Women’s Reflections, 6:30 pm Tues.; all free.

Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way. Storytime, 10:30 am Thurs.; Next Chapter Book Club, 1 pm Tues.; all free.

Wellfleet Council on Aging, 715 Old King’s Highway. Scrabble, 2 pm Thurs.; Bridge, 1 pm Fri.; all free.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St. Mah-jongg, 10 am (instruction); 11 am (open play) Tues., free.

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St. Storytime, 10:30 am Fri.; Tech Drop-in Hours, 2 pm Mon.; “Climate Change: Preparing for Extreme Weather,” 6:30 pm Mon.; “Silent Witnesses”: Installation to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence, 11 am Tues.; all free.





Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Abominable (R) Wellfleet Cinemas, 4:10 & 7:10 pm daily thru Wed., 1:10 pm Sat.-Sun.

Ad Astra (PG13) Wellfleet Cinemas, 4:05 & 7:05 pm daily thru Wed., 1:05 pm Sat.-Sun.

Brittany Runs a Marathon (R) Waters Edge Cinema, 7 pm daily, 9:30 pm Fri.-Sat., 4:30 pm Mon.-Thurs., 2 pm rainy days.

The Cat Rescuers (NR) Waters Edge Cinema, Pet Appreciation Weekend: 4:30 pm Fri.-Sun.

Downton Abbey (PG) Waters Edge Cinema, 4 & 6:30 pm daily, 9 pm Fri.-Sat., 1:30 pm rainy days. Wellfleet Cinemas, 4 & 7 pm daily thru Wed., 1 pm Sat.-Sun.

Hustlers (R) Wellfleet Cinemas, 4:15 & 7:15 pm daily thru Wed., 1:15 pm Sat.-Sun.

Manhattan Short Film Festival: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat., 4 pm Sat., 2 pm Sun., $15.



Evanston’s Living History (2018) Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way. 6:30 pm Thurs., free.

From Hurricane to Climate Change (2015) Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main St. 6:30 pm Tues., free.

Lady in White (1988) Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St. Halloween on Film series: 5:30 pm Wed., free.

The Upside (2017) Provincetown Council on Aging, 2 Mayflower St. 1 pm Tues., free.