Category Archives: Provincetown

Provincetown: An eccentric’s sanctuary

No other town captures my imagination or makes me feel as at home as Provincetown.  This video from CBS gives you a glimpse of some of what Ptown has to offer and its rich cultural heritage which all of us have benefited from.

Ptown Film Festival June 17-21, 2015

Provincetown film festivalThe Provincetown International Film Festival starts next week on
Wednesday, June 17th and runs through Sunday, June 21st.  

The full film schedule and tickets to showings can be viewed here.

Ptown humor

Ptown, ProvincetownThis is one of those annoying geography-themed bits of humor that makes absolutely no sense if you’ve never been to Provincetown but makes me smirk every time I see it.

2015 Provincetown live entertainment and shows

I love ProvincetownProvincetown has amassed an amazing collection of nightly live performances for the summer of 2015.  Tried and true talents like Varla Jean Merman and Well Strung are back with new shows at the Art House on Commercial Street, while Ryan Landry and The Gold Dust Orphans are back with one of their funniest productions ever and of course Ms. Richfield 1981 is at The Crown & Anchor.

In addition to Ptown regulars, big names are coming to perform so if you have plans to visit, try to order tickets ahead of time to see a show while you are there. Tickets to most shows sell quickly since venues are tiny. Here is a partial list of just some of the special performances and 2015 summer shows you can expect to find when you arrive in Provincetown this year.

Limited Engagements and Special Performances
July 5-7 – Jennifer Holiday at Paramount
July 11-12 – Leah Delaria at Art House
July 19 – Bernadette Peters at Town Hall
July 20 – Adam Pascal at Provincetown Theater
July 20-21 Pam Ann at Paramount
July 27-28 – Jeremy Jordan at Paramount

August 3-4 – Linda Lavin at Paramount 
August 3-8 – Sex Tips For Straight Women from Gay Men
August 10 – Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
August 16-18 Billy Porter at Paramount
August 17 – Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
August 19 – Kathy Najimy
August 20-22 – Bruce Vilanch at Provincetown Theater
August 23 – Kathy Griffin

August 31 – Sept 7 – Miss Coco Peru at Paramount
September 6 – Vanessa Williams at Town Hall

2015 Summer Performances (Check for Dates)
Bianca del Rio at Art House
Courtney Act at Art House
Designing Women meets Golden Gals at Art House
Dina Martina at Crown and Anchor
Gold Dust Orphans (Sundays only) at Provincetown Theater
Illusions Drag Revue at Crown and Anchor
Jinkx Monsoon at Art House
Kate Clinton at Crown and Anchor
Miss Richfield 1981 at Crown and Anchor
Return to Grey Gardens at Art House
Varla Jean Merman Big Black Hole at Art House
Well Strung “Summer Lovin'” at Art House

Varla Jean Merman returns to Ptown with new show: Big Black Hole!

Big Black Hole, Jeffery Roberson, Ptown, theater, drag queens, drag performers One of my favorite Provincetown performers, Varla Jean Merman, is back with a new show that starts later this month at the Art House in Ptown.

Big Black Hole!
June 28 – September 7, 2015

Boldly go where thousands of men have gone before in this hilarious new space odyssey cabaret.  Written by Jeffery Roberson & Jacques Lamarre.

Get your tickets here!

Independence Week in Provincetown party passes on sale now

Independence Week Provincetown 2015 at Crown and AnchorOne of Ptown’s busiest week is July 2 – 10, 2015 and to celebrate, The Crown & Anchor has a line up worthy of the hype hosting an international DJ lineup that includes the award-winning Alain Jackinsky (JustCircuit’s DJ of the Year 2014), Ivan Gomez, Abel and many more.

The Freedom Beach Party, nominated for “Best New Circuit Event” in the 2015 JustCircuit Awards, will feature Circuit favorite DJ Roland Belmares, who returns to the Crown & Anchor on Wednesday July 8th.

For more details about how to get passes to the Crown & Anchor events visit here.

BCAE’s Sip the Rainbow party is Friday, May 15th

BCAE, Ptown, P-townLast month I first wrote about the Boston Center for Adult Education party that takes place tomorrow evening.  This year’s theme for Sip the Rainbow is Provincetown, and the party will include treats and cocktails from some of Provincetown’s favorite chefs and mixologists.

The evening will also showcase the sites of Provincetown as part of an ongoing photography exhibit at BCAE, entitled P-town to Boston: A Photo Exhibit ; the exhibit will run at the BCAE through September 30, 2015.

Sip The Rainbow 2015

Sip The Rainbow is in Bay Village at 122 Arlington Street

Please read: Tickets are $15 / person in advance or $20 on the day of the event. I couldn’t figure out how to purchase tickets online from the BCAE website, but you can purchase tickets over the phone during business hours if you call (617)649-1357.