Category: Art and Theater

Provincetown 2021

Provincetown Events in 2021

We are so excited about this season in Provincetown – and the many events hopefully coming back to life in person this year. While the schedule is ever evolving and subject to change, we put together a list of expected events for this upcoming season. Please reach out to us or check Provincetown Event Calendar on ptown.org for updated information.

April

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Reopens

Whale Watch Season Begins

Patriot’s Day

Gays for Patsy – a weekend of fun and dancing in Provincetown!

May

Run to the Top – a timed race to the top of the Provincetown Pilgrim to raise money for local organizations.

Outer Cape Chorale Concert

Monumental Yard Sale Weekend

Twenty Summers – a collaboration of art-filled events and installments throughout town.

Single Women’s Weekend – an annual event where Lesbians meet and connect with speed datings, shows, and more.

Memorial Day Weekend

Ferry Service Resumes

June 

Cabaret Fest – the largest cabaret festival in New England!

Women of Color Weekend – a pride event to elevate LGBTQIA women of color, trans- people of color, non-binary people of color, gender-fluid people of color, and their supporters.

Provincetown Pride

Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta & Beach Games

Annual Provincetown International Film Festival

WorldFest 2021 – an annual event designed to enhance the visibility of Provincetown’s international student/worker population.

Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet – celebrate the Portuguese heritage of Provincetown with events, a parade, and more.

July

Independence Week 2021

Bear Week

Cape Cod Dance Festival – a celebration of all things dance with parties, events, performances, and more.

Girl Splash – A week of parties, comedians, shows, and more to celebrate women.

Family Week – The largest celebration of LGBTQ+ families and their friends in the world!

August

Whale Week – An annual event sponsored by Center for Coastal Studies which features informational sessions and fun for the whole family.

Provincetown Carnival

Provincetown Jazz Festival

September

Labor Day Weekend

Swim for Life – a Provincetown tradition which helps raise money and honor the heroes of the community

Annual Celebration of Life Concert

Cape Cod Classic – NGPA’s annual celebration of aviation professionals and enthusiasts.

Provincetown Book Festival

Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival – a weeklong annual celebration of the theater scene that is so a part of the Provincetown history and community.

Pet Appreciation Week

October

Columbus Day Weekend

Mate’s Leather Weekend

Monumental Yard Sale Weekend

Women’s Week – a huge celebration filled with events, parties, workshops, and more where women come to meet and greet.

FanFair (Transgender Week)

Spooky Bear Weekend

Halloween

November

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument

Mr. New England Leather

Thanksgiving Weekend

Annual Pilgrim Trot –  a healthy, annual event that raises money for a local Cape Cod charity while having a lot of fun.

Veteran’s Day

December

Holly Folly – a great way to get into the holiday spirit with shopping, fun, parties, and more!

Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch

Outer Cape Chorale Concert – celebrate beautiful singing in one of your favorite spots.

First Light – ring in the new year in Provincetown with celebrations all around town.

 

Provincetown International Film Festival is Coming Soon!

You never know who you’ll run into during the Provincetown International Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday, June 12 to Sunday, June 16 this year. Filmmaker Sophia Coppola (right) spent some time with festival CEO Christine Walker (center) and artistic director Lisa Viola before accepting the 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge Award. Book your room now so that you can rest comfortably between the films and festival parties, where you’ll find yourself hobnobbing with celebrities of all stripes.

5 Amazing Provincetown Shows in 2019!

We love the theatre scene in Provincetown. With tons of creative shows all year round, there is always something to do. every day of the week! There are a ton of great venues around town and it is hard to pick just 5 “must see” shows but here are 5 we are so excited about this season:

Bianca Del Rio

The drag superstar is coming to Town Hall on July 15th! Check out tickets.

Debra Messing & Kathy Najimy

These two talents are coming together for two evenings of conversation, riveting monologues and Q&A with Brian Nash at the piano. Tickets here.

Miss Richfield 1981

This Provincetown legend is back again this summer with her new show, Gender Fluids. We have to see her every year for unstoppable laughs – check it out!

Dixie Longate

This world-famous Tupperware saleslady is coming to Ptown this summer! July 4 – 9. Tickets can be found here.

Pam Ann

One of the funniest ladies around, this airline-centered show will make you look at traveling with a laugh. Check out her shows this summer!

Don’t Miss the Summer Fun in Ptown!

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We can’t believe it is almost August! We love this time of year where the weather is perfect for the beach and every place in town is hopping! Whether you want to check out one of the great shows coming up or just relax and unwind, Ptown is the perfect place to vacation. Check out some upcoming events:

 

11 – 17 – Carnival Week

Ptown in July!

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The excitement continues throughout July! With rates as low as $219/night and our perks for booking direct (see below), book now to reserve your room. There is something happening almost every day in town this month with exciting shows, events, and a forecast for the beach. Here are some upcoming events:

 

7th- 15th Bear Week
17th  – 21st Girl Splash
28th – 8/4 Whale Week

Anne Steele’s “Love Can Take Us There” Chosen as Carnival Theme

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Anne Steele’s amazing song, “Love Can Take Us There,” has been chosen by the Carnival committee as the theme for this year’s celebration. The song is an uplifting and exciting dance song that reflects the beauty and energy of life and happiness. The song is available on iTunes TODAY, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the One Orlando Fund.

“I was devastated by the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub and I knew I had to do something to help the victims and their families.  So, what could I do?  Well, i have a lot of friends in the music business and I knew the best way that I could give back was to write and record a song.  I reached out to 2 OUT and accomplished songwriters from Nashville,  Shane Stevens and Stephony Smith, and we immediately got to work.  We have since written and recorded a song called “Love Can Take Us There”.  I thought it was very important to have it be an uplifting dance song for many reasons.  One, because I think its important to focus on the love and the outpouring of support that has followed this tragedy.  The coming together of the community has been a beautiful thing to watch.  Two, because so often in the gay community we feel like outsiders yet we can go to a club or bar and feel safe and surrounded by acceptance.  Those victims were dancing and celebrating when they were taken from us and I think its important to keep that spirit alive on the dance floor.  The song will be a loving reminder that love can help heal us all. “ – Anne Steele

You can hear Anne perform the song LIVE during the Carnival So80’s Dance Party. She will open the show and get the party started. Get your tickets at:
https://ptowncarnival.webconnex.com/Carnival2016

An Interview with Marti Gould Cummings

We had the chance to sit down with one of our favorite entertainers in Provincetown for a few questions! Marti Gould Cummings is a NYC based comedic performer who has won the Werrrk.com Drag Queen of the Year Award, 2 Odyssey Magazine Awards for Best Drag Queen, and a Glam Award. You can see the show July 6 and 7th at 10:00!

1. Welcome to town! Is this your first experience here? What are you here for?

This is my 4th summer in PTOWN and my second summer as a performer. I adore it here!

2. You’re based in NYC, what’s a typical week like for you there?

I perform 8 shows a week, many of which include the biggest names of Broadway. Guest of my show have included Cheyenne Jackson, Rumer Willis and over 20 Tony Award winners. I stay busy!

3. Who are your “drag-fluences”?

Jack Plotinick and Provincetown’s  Varla Jean Merman and, of course, Miss Richfield 1981! (We sat down with Miss Richfield 1981 last summer for a few questions – check it out here!)

4. What do you love and miss about Ptown when you leave?

The sunsets.

5. If you could pick the “perfect Saturday” in Ptown, what would you do?

To put it simply: beach, eat, cruise, perform, dance!

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5 Things To Do in Provincetown When It Rains

You may have been to P-town before or at least read something about the magical vacation destination on Cape Cod. It is a sunny paradise throughout the summer filled with pool parties, whale watching, and walks along the beach. BUT, Mother Nature sometimes is in a bad mood and may occasionally sprinkle the town with a little rain. Have no fear! There are still tons of fun things to do in Provincetown when this happens. Here are 5 ideas for you:

1. SEE A SHOW

One of the best things about Provincetown is the theatre scene. (Which is a big part of the history of the town). There are new shows coming in every week at places like The Crown & Anchor, Post Office, and Provincetown Theater. Plus, there are summer long acts that have been a part of the P-town tradition for years. If you have never seen Miss Richfield 1981, you are missing out, as she has come from her trailer in Minnesota (where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage) for over a dozen years.

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2. CLIMB THE PILGRIM’S MONUMENT

Take a little history break to learn about why that tall building stands in the middle of town. That monument commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrim’s first landing in the new world in 1620 before sailing onto Plymouth. You can climb up the 252 foot monument in about ten minutes and be rewarded with a fantastic view of the city.

3. HAVE A MARTINI AT THE RED INN

Set overlooking the Provincetown harbor, The Red Inn is one of the best spots in town to enjoy a quiet cocktail with gorgeous views. The lounge air is comfortable with a fire in the fireplace on colder nights. The food is also phenomenal with fresh seafood and world famous oysters.

4. CHECK OUT THE ART SCENE

There are a ton of great art galleries in Provincetown offering every style throughout the town. One favorite is the Trevor Mikula Gallery which has a whimsical and colorful collection sure to bring a smile to your face. The gallery scene is a big part of what gives Ptown its sense of community and should not be missed.

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5. SHOP!

Ptown is home to some amazing boutiques and shopping you won’t find anywhere else. One place that is worth a visit (and a swipe of the credit card) isCoffey Men which offers a handcrafted selection of clothing and accessories. There are only a few national chains in Provincetown (Marc Jacobs and the newly opened Kiehls) but tons of places to find the perfect gift for your loved one (or yourself).