In a little more than a month Michael Cunningham, winner of numerous prizes including a Pulitzer, and the internationally best-selling essayist, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss how writers turn to literature to broaden their own horizons.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get down to Provincetown for this discussion but I am always fascinated by how artists get their inspiration and channel it into a creative output. I’ve been a fan of Cunningham’s work and think this would be an intriguing discussion to hear first hand in such an intimate setting.
The Hawthorne Barn 29 Miller Hill Road, Provincetown
As crazy as it may seem, 2018 Bear Week in Provincetown starts 12-weeks from tomorrow and runs from July 7 – 15. The city sells out so if you are planning to attend this week long celebration, make sure you’ve booked a place before the entire town sells out.
There are more events than I could easily share with you in this blog post but fortunately, the organizers have shared all the official events for this year on their website at schedule.ptownbears.org. Some highlights you may want to consider enjoying should you go to Ptown that week include:
The first official Tea Dance of Bear Week, Saturday, July 7th at the Boatslip
Purgatory’s underwear party on Saturday, July 7th at Purgatory
Bear Boat Sunset Cruise on Sunday, July 8th leaves Macmillan Pier
DILF party on Tuesday, July 10th at Paramount
Ptown Bears Sunset Party at Herring Cove Beach Bath House on Wednesday, July 11th
Furball Party on Thursday, July 12th at Crown & Anchor
Annual Fireman’s Ball on Friday, July 13th at Crown & Anchor
For those who may be planning to fly into Boston a day early, The Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing typically hosts a “Welcome Party” on Friday, July 6th. For more information like and follow their Facebook page, The Alley Bar.
Although it may seem like the summer is still far off, tickets for Independence Week (June 29 – July 6) at the Crown & Anchor have gone on sale. If you’re interested, you can see this year’s line up of parties at The Crown, here.
Never been to Provincetown for Independence Week? The Crown & Anchor has a video to show you a little of what you can expect when you arrive in late June for one of the busiest weeks of the year in Ptown.
Snowbound Leather Weekend in Provincetown Feb 23-25, 2017
Get outta the cold & into the heat
Snowbound Mates Leather Weekend XI in Provincetown is next weekend (February 23-25). The annual winter weekend party is produced by Mates Leather Weekend and Full Kit Gear and this year the weekend includes events at The Watership Inn, The Atlantic House, Bayside Betsy’s, The Crown & Anchor and Gifford House Inn.
All the fun starts on Friday, February 23rd with a Beer Blast at the Watership Inn from 6-8 pm followed by the slightly more frisky if not risqué White Out & C*ck Party at Paramount, starting at 9:30. Parties and events run through out the weekend and you can see the full list of activities by visiting the official website, matesleatherweekend.com/snowbound.
Are you planning to spend the New Year’ Eve holiday in Provincetown? Last week Well-Strung announced they would make their Town Hall solo debut with a very special performance at 6:30PM on Saturday, December 30th.
The show, “Home for the Holidays” is comprised of unique pop-classical songs that the quartet is so well known for as well as some traditional holiday favorites. Tickets start at $35. For more information check out the Art House website.
Provincetown’s annual holiday celebration, Holly Folly, starts on Friday and will continue through Sunday. Festivities include traditional caroling to the more eye popping Speedo run down Commercial Street. This year’s events include:
Friday, December 1st
Meet & Greet with The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
5:30PM – Close at The Shipwreck Lounge
‘Tis The Season for Giving
Holiday drag show which raises money for the AIDS Support Group Of Cape Cod (ASGCC). The event has a $10 cover which will be donated to ASGCC.
8:00PM at The Crown & Anchor
Jessie Malone and Sharon Kenny concert
Singer-songwriters Jessie Malone and Sharon Kenny perform Friday & Saturday. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in advance, here.
8:00PM at Sage Inn, The Landing Bistro & Bar
saturday, December 2nd
Jingle Bell Run & Champagne Brunch
An annual holiday benefit bathing suit/santa costume run and brunch. $35 – $60 pp; tickets must be purchased by Thu, 12/1 at 5 pm
9:30AM – 12:30PM at Fannizi’s
Holly Folly Inn Stroll Stroll through some of Ptown’s most beautiful inns on a guided tour that leaves Holly Folly Headquarters from 2:00PM -4PM
Holly Folly Drag Bingo
Join Tiki Bronstein, the Mistress of Holiday Bingo, as she hosts this annual event benefiting Provincetown Business Guild. Cost is $20-$25 Buy Tickets
2:00PM at the Crown Anchor
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus: Holiday Concert
7:30PM – 10:30PM at Town Hall Buy Tickets
Provincetown Murder Mystery
Join this free homodunnit of epic proportions. Featuring Liza Lott and a cast of NYC/Boston based actors. Starting at 8PM in the Crown & Anchor
Later this week, starting Friday, November 17 and running through Sunday, November 19 Provincetown plays host to the 5th annual Mr. New England Leather Weekend. The weekend includes a variety of events including a fetish film festival, BLUF Cigar Social and the weekend’s feature; the Mr. New England Leather contest where the 2018 titleholder will be chosen.