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  • Arts Week of November 16, 2017

    Posted: November 16th 2017 @11:17 AM

    guests:

    David Weidner from PMPM and Rick Miller, author

    Allo to all of you listening out there, whether on the radio or streaming worldwide at WOMR.org. This is Arts Week, and I’m Jeannette de Beauvoir. I’m going to give you a taste of what’s going on around the mid and lower Cape in terms of art, literature, theater, cultural events, and other entertainment.

    And if you’d like to keep up with what’s going on in town between installments of Arts Week, you can always sign up for the weekly mailing list at ptownie.com. They’ll keep you in the know about all the things you need to know to plan your week. Ptownie.com

    At the Cape Rep in Brewster, it’s Boundless, a new play with music that explores how local fishermen navigate the rough waters of politics, science, economics and tradition to survive in today’s world. Created from interviews with Cape Cod fishermen, their families, and the organizations that keep them fishing, Boundless takes us into the heart of their story. Because Boundless is a play about our community, Cape Rep will be surrounding the run of the show with talkbacks related to the creation of the piece and the people from the local fishing community. Details about these talkbacks can be found on their website as more information becomes available. Caperep.org

    Want to find out about local music going on all over the Cape? Visit capecodmusic.com for bands and events.

    At The Water’s Edge Cinema, there’s a *SPECIAL EVENT* Fri @ 6pm A special screening in conjunction with the Mashpee Wampanoag & New England Peace Pagoda Annual Walk. WatersEdgeCinema.org

    The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is taking over leadership of Provincetown 400, the initiative whose mission is to oversee events and fundraising for the commemorations in 2020 of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrim’s first landing in Provincetown. There are a lot of ways for you to get involved, so visit them at pilgrim-monument.org.

    Crone’s Team Trivia has returned! It’s Thursday nights at Napi’s restaurant at 7pm. You don’t need to come with a team; they’ll help you find one. There is a wide range of topics with some singing and dancing thrown in.

    This Saturday at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater you can see and hear the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel at12:55 pm. WHAT.org

    Looking ahead, it’s the seventh annual Provincetown Pilgrim Trot! What better place to run a Pilgrim Trot than where the pilgrims landed, Provincetown! All proceeds will be donated to PAAM, t-shirts to the first 200 entrants, $100.00 cash prize for the first male and female finishers. Registration required; more at PAAM.

    Also later this month are the iconic local events that usher in winter: the lighting of the lobster pot tree on November 25, and the lighting of the monument on November 22nd. Be sure to mark your calendars now!

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention The Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, because we’re accepting submissions now! In honor of former Cape Cod Poet Laureate, Joe Gouveia, WOMR/WFMR continues this annual tradition to honor his commitment to the poetry community while supporting a great community asset. Judge Marge Piercy will select the finalists for both the National and Regional categories. We are awarding $1,300 in prizes; $1,000 to the National winner and $300 to a Regional, Cape Cod-based poet. More at womr.org

    On Saturday November 18, join us at the schoolhouse for an evening of funk, soul, and blues with the Groovalottos. The summer may be over, but the good times aren’t! It’s one show only at 8pm and tickets are available at womr.org.

     
  • Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest

    Posted: October 17th 2017 @11:02 AM

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  • Arts Week: August 24

    Posted: August 30th 2017 @12:37 PM

    Arts Week

    24 August 2017

    guest: Jay Critchley

    Okay…thank you to Zap Mama for Allo, Allo…And allo to all of you listening out there, whether on the radio or streaming worldwide at WOMR.org. This is Arts Week, and I’m Jeannette de Beauvoir. I’m going to give you a taste of what’s going on around the mid and lower Cape in terms of art, literature, theater, cultural events, and other entertainment.

    And if you’d like to keep up with what’s going on in town between installments of Arts Week, you can always sign up for the weekly mailing list at ptownie.com. They’ll keep you in the know about all the things you need to know to plan your week. Ptownie.com

    On Saturday, August 26 at 8pm at the Provincetown Theater for one night only it’s ASA Seeding Tomatoes FREE ADMISSION, but RESERVATIONS are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Seeding Tomatoes is a down and dirty amuse-bouche of choreographic theatre, storytelling, and power women on the verge. Come see what audiences raved about in 2016. Provincetowntheater.org.

    Also on Friday, you can catch Julia Nixon performing at Wellfleet Preservation Hall at 7:30. Powerhouse jazz & blues vocalist Julia Nixon returns to the Hall for her signature annual performance. This time, she’s put together a “Best of 6 Summers” program that will have us grooving, swaying and dancing all night! Details at wellfleetpreservationhall.org

    On August 29, 7:30, the Am HaYam Jewish Film Festival at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents The Women’s Balcony, an Israeli film shown in Hebrew and cast as Israel’s Number-one film of the year. An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men. WHAT.org

    Want to find out about local music going on all over the Cape? Visit capecodmusic.com for bands and events.

    The Harbor Stage Company’s third offering of the season is PERSONA by Ingmar Bergman, offered in stage form as a World Premiere. Adapted and Directed by Robert Kropf and featuring Jane Stiles O’Hara and Brenda Withers When a traumatized actress and her talkative nurse seek refuge at a seaside retreat, their relationship with the natural world— and each other– prompts a heady exploration of identity, isolation, and intimacy.harborstage.org

    Provincetown’s Art House has a full schedule of Broadway greats, comedians, and cabaret performers. Varla Jean Merman’s new show is called Bad Heroine. Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ bring their smash hit, Return to Grey Gardens, for a summer long run through September 7. Jinkx Monsoon debuts her own new show The Ginger Snapped with cohort Major Scales at the piano, through September 10. Varla Jean, Ryan Landry & Peaches Christ debut their new comedy 5 to 9 – a hilarious parody of the hit movie 9 to 5, set in our even MORE absurd Oval Office, running through September 9. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com

    You only have a few more performances to see the musical Chicago, which is the longest-running musical in Broadway history and it’s making its Outer Cape premiere with the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble at Provincetown’s newly renovated Fishermen Hall. The show follows murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart who find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in the 1920s. See my review on the Arts Week blog : this is absolutely a must-see. And The Pointe restaurant at Crowne Pointe has a three-course prix-fixe menu to go with the show that makes for a seriously elegant evening out. peregrinetheatre.com

    Coming up at the Payomet Center for the Performing Arts in North Truro, you can see Lea DeLaria, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, hear the Mosquito Storytelling Hour, and more. For tickets and to see the entire season lineup, go to payomet.org.

    Looking ahead, it’s the second annual Provincetown Book Festival on September 15th and 16th, so mark your calendars now!

     
  • Arts Week

    Posted: August 3rd 2017 @8:03 AM

    Arts Week

    27 July 2017

     

    guests:

    Cape Rep: BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL with Matthew Dean who is playing Billy Elliot, Tom Andrew who is playing Billy’s father Jackie Elliot, and Burke Brickner who is playing Billy’s friend Michael.

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    If you’d like to keep up with what’s going on in town between installments of Arts Week, you can always sign up for the weekly mailing list at ptownie.com. They’ll keep you in the know about all the things you need to know to plan your week. Ptownie.com

    On Friday night at 7pm check out Balkan E Boston at the Wellfleet Congregational Church, presenting passionate music from Burgaria, Serbia, and Macedonia.

    At the Provincetown Theater you can see a radically re-styled and re-staged version of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome” running through August 19. Wilde’s once-banned biblical play features new costuming, scenic design, choreography and casting. According to director Tristan DiVincenzo, “Our audiences will see a highly-stylized “Salome” performed against an elaborately wasted landscape of a dystopian future…a sort of post-apocalyptic scene of desolation, overlaid with the trappings of ruling class grandeur.” Provincetowntheater.org.

    At the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater it’s The Empaths, a timely, face-paced comedy, mines the complex landscape of shifting societal mores, family roles, and the expectations of relationships. Celine, a 30-something serial entrepreneur playing with her father’s money, is faced with the adult challenge of finding love. After randomly meeting Lichen, an overly-compassionate SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy). Celine is instantly convinced Lichen is The One. In order to ensure the relationship sticks, Celine tricks him and her wizened psychotherapist into having their first six dates in couples counseling, with all outside contact forbidden. For times and tickets, go to WHAT.org

    On Saturday night at Unity on Cape Cod in Hyannis, enjoy chocolate and comedy starring Lesley Smith, world-class ventriloquist, comedian and acclaimed singer’/songwriter. She will be accompanied by her hilarious characters (a therapist, life coach, pet psychic and guru) who embody both the frustrations and hopes of our time. The material in this evening of clean comedy can be enjoyed by children ten and older. The event features a chocolate tasting and desserts after the one hour and fifteen minute performance. For more information go to lesleysmithproductions.com.

    At the Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Saturday from 3-4:30 it’s Fleet Movement Explorations, a structured improvisational dance class. We start with warm-ups based in internal body awareness such as developmental movement patterns or somatic exploration, often integrated with thematic material. Embodiment is evoked through sensing movement articulation, initiation, and alignment in space-weight-time, and the three dimensions. On August 3rd there’s a special musical event: Straight Ahead Jazz & Saxophone. Did you know that a greater percentage of saxophones were sold in the Jazz Age of the 1920s than of guitars in the Rock Era of the 1960s? To satisfy this overwhelming interest, manufacturers evolved the sax into different shapes to produce yet another palette of tonal characteristics. Although popular in the 1920s, the production of straight saxes halted during the Great Depression. But recently, they have started to make a comeback. Join us for a night of jazz, Latin, originals, and surprises to showcase the rare straight alto sax and the even rarer straight tenor sax! And finally at the Hall on August 10th, Someone’s Little Brother, a free sober social to kick off recovery month is at 8pm. Info on all these events is at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.

    Provincetown’s Art House has a full schedule of Broadway greats, comedians, and cabaret performers. Varla Jean Merman’s new show is called Bad Heroine. Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ bring their smash hit, Return to Grey Gardens, for a summer long run from July 5 – September 7. Jinkx Monsoon debuts her own new show The Ginger Snapped with cohort Major Scales at the piano, through September 10. Varla Jean, Ryan Landry & Peaches Christ debut their new comedy 5 to 9 – a hilarious parody of the hit movie 9 to 5, set in our even MORE absurd Oval Office, running through September 9. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com

    The musical Chicago is the longest-running musical in Broadway history and it’s making its Outer Cape premiere with the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble at Provincetown’s newly renovated Fishermen Hall. The show follows murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart who find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in the 1920s. See my review on the Arts Week blog : this is absolutely a must-see. peregrinetheatre.com

    Have you ever wandered into Whaler’s Wharf here in Provincetown, looked up, and wondered who the heck all these little offices and studios belong to? Now’s your chance to find out, as on Friday night from 6-9 the Wharf has a special open house. Come by, watch artisans at work, have something to eat, and check out the activity that makes Whaler’s Wharf buzz!

    At the Cape Cod Theatre Company in Harwich through August 6th you can see Charlotte’s Web—and I don’t care how old you are, you will love this show! Back by popular demand, one of CCTC’s most beloved productions returns to the stage with a brilliant version of E.B. White’s American classic adapted by Joseph Robinette. Meet Wilbur, an endearing piglet in grave danger of ending up as pork chops, and Charlotte, the wise and winsome spider who becomes his true friend. Get caught up in Charlotte’s Web as we spin this timeless story on the stage! Capecodtheatrecompany.org

    Coming up at the Payomet Center for the Performing Arts in North Truro, it’s Arlo Guthrie tonight, then Suzanne Vega, Aaron Neville, Sierra Hull, and more. For tickets and to see the entire season lineup, go to payomet.org.

     

     

     
  • Arts Week June 15, 2017

    Posted: June 15th 2017 @5:16 PM

    Arts Week

    15 June 2017

     

    Two sets of guests:

    • Cape Rep
    • Harbor Stage Company

     

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    If you’d like to keep up with what’s going on in town between installments of Arts Week, you can always sign up for the weekly mailing list at ptownie.com. They’ll keep you in the know about all the things you need to know to plan your week. Ptownie.com

    At the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater you can see Painting Churches. Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her. And on June 21, don’t miss A curated evening of short plays addressing the topic of gun control in the United States, selected from 24 Gun Control Plays.On August 26, 2015, news reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, were shot to death while conducting a live television interview near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta. The news team was interviewing Vicki Gardner, executive director of the local chamber of commerce, when all three were attacked by a gunman. Parker, age 24, and Ward, age 27, died at the scene while Gardner survived. Parker and Ward were the seventh and eighth journalists killed on the job in the United States since 1992. Parker’s parents, Andy and Barbara Parker, have become advocates for sensible gun legislation and are speaking about this topic across the nation. The Parkers will participate in a talk-back following the reading. After yesterday’s shooting in Virginia, the relevance of the issue couldn’t be more pronounced. For times and tickets, go to WHAT.org

    Coming up at the Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster it’s Men in Boats. In 1869, one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell and his crew of 9 men in 4 boats went down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, not knowing what lay ahead. This great adventure is reenacted by ten women —- the rapids, the rations, the ride of their lives— an ingenious, hilarious, brilliant new play and a hit of the season last year at New York City’s Playwright’s Horizons. More at caperep.org

    Eastham Cultural Council presents 19th Annual Eastham Hands on the Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Windmill Green, Route 6, Eastham. Juried arts and crafts show and sale, live musical entertainment, children’s theater, children’s hands-on art activities.

    Also in Eastham, Saturday is the Wampanoag Spring Cultural Festival: Saturday, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham. Celebrate Wampanoag culture with members of Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag tribes as they demonstrate refined traditional skills, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (includes children’s activities). Join Kingfisher Singers and Dancers for interactive performance, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    If you’re up for a tour this weekend, here’s a great one: Where Edward Hopper Painted in Wellfleet and South Truro: 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, Wellfleet Town Pier, 250 Commercial St. See houses and landscapes painted by celebrated American artist Edward Hopper. Two-hour auto tour on back roads and hidden places. Architecture painted by Hopper, history of his era and old photos showing environmental changes will be discussed. Minimum of two guests, maximum of four. $69 per person. Online reservations encouraged at www.hopperhousetours.com.

    Another great tour is here in Provincetown: Old Harbor Life-saving Station open house: 2 to 4 p.m. Friday through June 23, Race Point Beach, 200 Race Point Road, Provincetown. Built in 1898, Old Harbor is last intact life-saving station of original 13 of Cape Cod. Park at Race Point Beach and take a short walk to Old Harbor.

    The Alden Gallery will present a show of new work by Raúl Gonzalez III, Kirk Jenkins, Sean McCabe, and Paul Pedulla, opening on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served; the gallery is open to the public and free. The show will be on view through June 29.

    Varla Jean returns to Provincetown’s Art House with her new show, Bad Heroine, starting June 23rd and running through the summer. For their whole cabaret schedule, go to ptownarthouse.com

    As you know, we’re in the midst of the 19th annual Provincetown International Film Festival! It runs through the 18th, and you can see the entire film lineup at ptownfilmfest.org. Note that today only at the Water’s Edge Cinema you can attend a free filmmaking master class with Melody Gilbert; that’s at 4:30.

    Coming up on June 23rd and 24th it’s the 12th annual Provincetown Dance Festival, a showcase of the best in dance for Provincetown audiences from hip-hop to ballet, from tap to contemporary and classical Indian dance. More at provincetowntheater.com

    Coming up at the Payomet Center for the Performing Arts in North Truro, it’s Los Lobos on June 18th, Highland Fest on the 24th, Nikki Hill on the 29th, and Marcia Ball on July 2. For tickets and to see the entire season lineup, go to payomet.org.

     
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  • Fall and Winter Benefit Film Series

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