See the show
Virtual entertainment is on tap Sunday, May 24, at 7 p.m., when the Provincetown Theater streams its online production of the Our Townie Variety Show.
Featuring more than a dozen Outer Cape entertainers, the show will be hosted by Provincetown Theater Artistic Director David Drake. Headliners include Miss Richfield 1981, pianist John Thomas, rock singer Anne Stott, flutist Eric Maul, modern dancer Vinny Marra, accordion player Terri Conti, song and ukulele dude Benwa Kramer, classical musicians Chan Varon-Collins and Justin Torrellas, Town Crier Kenneth Lonergan, plus a virtual reunion of the cast of last summer’s production of “Sweeney Todd.”
While streaming free-of-charge at https://provincetowntheater.org/virtual-programming, a donation link will be available throughout the show.
The theater is a not-for-profit arts center operated by the Provincetown Theater Foundation.
Walk for Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center, the Brewster-based nonprofit providing free services to individuals and families living with dementia disease across the Cape, says it is determined to survive the economic impact of Covid-19 by launching the 5 BY 5 Virtual Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The campaign invites people to take a walk– in their homes, around their yards or neighborhoods – donate $5, and invite five others to participate. The proceeds will help connect every family caregiver of people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, whether at home in care facilities, to the support they need.
“Covid-19 has not diminished the needs of families dealing with dementia diseases, it’s increased them,” said AFSC Executive Director Molly Perdue.
“People are more isolated now and there are no live social or cultural programs available in the community. People in long-term care facilities have been confined and separated from their families for months, and many loved ones are dying alone. The challenge to Alzheimer’s families is unprecedented, and requires an unprecedented response,” she said.
To register for the benefit walk, or for information about services, call 508- 896-5170, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit alzheimerscapecod.org.
WELLFLEET -- Mary McNair, the site director at Outer Cape Health Services' Harwich Port facility, has graduated from the 2019-2020 Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers/Suffolk University’s program in Community Health and Community Health Center Management.
She is also a key member of the OCHS Covid-19 emergency management response team. OCHS also has health centers in Wellfleet and Provincetown. McNair lives in Centerville.
The film “WBCN and The American Revolution” is available for home screening through Sunday, May 31, by visiting lcmedia.vhx.tv. (Click the ‘rent now’ button.) Tickets are $10, and proceeds will be shared with WOMR-FM Provincetown, Payomet Performing Arts Center, Truro, and Wellfleet Preservation Hall in Wellfleet.
It’s part of a nationwide campaign to support community radio, film and media arts organizations during the pandemic and create a public dialogue on how media can create social change.
The movie documents the sights and sounds of the critical events of the late 1960s and early 1970s, thanks to more than 100,000 audio and visual items, many of which were donated to the project by members of the WBCN community and the station’s many listeners and fans.
The material includes never before exhibited film shot by Andy Warhol and cinema vérité pioneer Ricky Leacock, images from notable photographers including the late Peter Simon, brother of singer Carly Simon, and Jeff Albertson, as well as aircheck audio from memorable on-air, in-studio moments.
It also features the political, social, cultural and musical figures of the day, including Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda, David Bowie, Jerry Garcia, Abbie Hoffman, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, in his first radio interview, and Patti Smith, performing with her band in her first live radio broadcast.