Category Archives: Provincetown

GLAD’s summer party in Ptown is July 25th

The MacArthur FoundationGLAD’S 34th Annual Summer Party

The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is a local non profit that has been helping the LGBT community here and around the country since it was first formed in 1978. In recent years GLAD’s Civil Rights Project Director, Mary Bonauto, has received much attention as a Marriage Equality advocate with significant rulings in cases like Goodridge v. Department of Public Health which made Massachusetts the first state in which same-sex couples could marry in 2004 and more recently arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obergefell v. Hodges case on April 28, 2015. A that case will determine if state bans against same-sex marriage are constitutional and considered one of the most important civil rights cases to come before the U.S. Supreme Court in modern history.

Show your support for the work GLAD is doing on behalf of marriage equality and other important civil liberties by joining them at their 34th Annual Summer Party.

Gay & Lesbian Advocate & DefendersSaturday, July 25, 2015
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

For more information and tickets click here

Ptown gallery walk

Ptown, art, AMP Gallery

Photo by: Keith Krisa at the AMP Gallery at 148 Commercial Street

While tens of thousands have descended upon Provincetown for Independence Week parties and celebrations, a weekly tradition worth checking out (if only to take a break from all the revelries) is the Ptown Friday Gallery Walk.

While many think of the East End when they think of Provincetown’s art galleries, don’t overlook West End galleries like the AMP Gallery at 148 Commercial St. where Keith Krisa’s exhibit opened and will run through Wednesday, July 8th.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Ptown offers a little bit of something for everyone.  While visiting try something you may not normally do.  You might be surprised by how much you enjoy perusing Provincetown’s art galleries.

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!