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Entertainment in Ptown: July shows

Provincetown summer entertainment

When readers reach out to me for suggestions about Provincetown I always make sure to suggest catching a show. The variety of entertainment is really astonishing; there is something for everyone.  So if you are planning a trip to Ptown this summer check out who might be performing.

Below I have listed entertainers who perform throughout the summer and below that is a listing of shows that will be taking place for a limited time in July.

SHOWS RUNNING ALL SUMMER

ILLUSIONS DRAG REVUE
Starting in May at The Crown & Anchor (performance days vary)
MISS RICHFIELD 1981 “GENDER FLUIDS”
From May 25 – September 13 Wed thru Sun at The Pilgrim House
THIRSTY BURLINGTON
From May 26 – September 5 on Wed & Fri at The Crown & Anchor
DINA MARTINA
From May 30 – September 15 Wed thru Sun at The Crown & Anchor
MARTI GOULD CUMMINGS
From June 7 – Sept 21 brings her NYC drag show to the Pilgrim House
VARLA JEAN MERMAN: A STAR IS BORED
From June 21-September 6 on  Mon|Tues|Th|Fri at the Art House
JUDY GOLD
From June 21 – August 30 on Th & Fri at the Art House
LIBERACE & PEGGY LEE COMEBACK TOUR
From June 21 – September 7 at the Pilgrim House
GOLD DUST ORPHANS PRESENT THE EBONIC WOMAN
From June 23 – September 8 each Sun at Fishermen Hall
PAM ANN: BUCKLE UP BITCHES
From Jun 26 – Jul 27 Wed thru Sat at The Crown & Anchor
MISS CONCEPTION
From Jun 27 – Sep 8 on Mon|Tues & Fri|Sat at The Art House
BENDELACREME: READY TO BE COMMITTED
From Jun 30-Aug 31 Wed thru Sat at The Crown & Anchor
THE KINSEY SIX: NAKED DRAG QUEENS SINGING
From Jun 30-Sep 8 Sun thru Tues at The Art House
STEVE GRAND: TOP TO BOTTOM NEW THIS MONTH!
From July 2-September 5 Tues thru Th at The Art House
SWEENEY TODD NEW THIS MONTH!
From Jul 8 – August 29 Mon thru Th at The Provincetown Theater
FIRST WIVES CLUB NEW THIS MONTH!
From July 3 – Sep 5 on Wed & Th at The Art House
JINKX MONSOON NEW THIS MONTH!
From  July 6 – September 1 on Sat thru Mon at The Art House
GENE & KARL ARE PTOWN AF NEW THIS MONTH!
From July 23 – August 5 Tues thru Th at The Crown & Anchor

The following shows listed below are limited engagements so be sure to buy tickets early if there is a show you know you’ll want to see.

Provincetown summer entertainmentLIMITED ENGAGEMENT – JULY

LISA LAMPANELLI: AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION
July 1-2 at The Crown and Anchor
TORI SCOTT
July 2 & 29 at The Art House
DIXIE LONGATE HOSTS THE BEST TUPPERWARE PARTY EVERJuly 4 & 9 at The Pilgrim House
GAVIN CREEL
July 5 & 6 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
LESLIE JORDAN: EXPOSED
July 8 & 9 at The Crown and Anchor
MISS KASHA DAVIS: THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR A COCKTAIL
July 10 – 12 at The Pilgrim House
JESSIE MUELLER
July 12 & 13 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
MARGARET CHO
July performs at Town Hall
MATT ALBER
July 15 at The Crown and Anchor
BIANCO DEL RIO
July 15 at Town Hall
JUSTIN SAVRE
July 15 & 16 at The Pilgrim House
BEARLESQUE: THE WOOFIEST SHOW IN TOWN
July 15 – 17 at The Crown and Anchor
DANIEL FRANZESE: YASS! YOU’RE AMAZING!
July 17 – 19 at The Pilgrim House
MELISSA ERRICO
July 21 & 22 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
YOLI MAYOR
July 24 & 25 at The Crown and Anchor

Pilot program for marijuana cafes in Massachusetts

Yes on 4, legalize pot in MassachusettsProvincetown named as one of five potential communities to pilot cafes

Last week Boston.com shared a story on how Massachusetts state regulators are now starting to focus on licensing “consumption establishments” so they can open for business in the state. Referred to as cannabis cafes or marijuana lounges, social consumption establishments are just what they sound like. But of course since this is Massachusetts this will likely take time as regulators discuss and debate how to proceed before a cafe is licensed to open.

A pilot program is being evaluated and will be capped at a maximum of 12 communities, beginning with the five — Amherst, North Adams, Provincetown, Somerville, and Springfield — that participated in the working group, if they choose to opt in. At the moment, regulators are suggesting two types of licenses under the proposed pilot: Primary-use licenses, like cannabis cafes, and event host licenses for public events where marijuana could be consumed, like a concert or festival. At the moment indoor smoking would be prohibited due to the statewide ban on indoor smoking but the proposed pilot program would let event hosts could allow smoking in a designated outdoor area and vaping could be allowed indoors with proper ventilation.

You can read the full article on Boston.com, here.

2019 Provincetown summer performances

Provincetown summer entertainmentWhen first time visitors reach out to me for suggestions about Provincetown I always make sure to suggest catching a show. The variety of entertainment in the summer is really astonishing; there is something for everyone.  So if you are planning a trip to Ptown this summer check out who might be performing.

At the time I wrote this post Lea Delaria’s new jazz & comedy club (which is in the space formerly occupied by the Pied) was still under construction and there was no word on the summer line up so check back.

SUMMER SHOWS

ILLUSIONS DRAG REVUE
Starting in May at The Crown & Anchor (performance days vary)
MISS RICHFIELD 1981 “GENDER FLUIDS”
From May 25 – September 13 Wed thru Sun at The Pilgrim House
THIRSTY BURLINGTON 
From May 26 – September 5 on Wed & Fri at The Crown & Anchor
DINA MARTINA
From May 30 – September 15 Wed thru Sun at The Crown & Anchor
MARTI GOULD CUMMINGS
From June 7 – Sept 21 brings her NYC drag show to the Pilgrim House
VARLA JEAN MERMAN: A STAR IS BORED
From June 21-September 6 on  Mon|Tues|Th|Fri at the Art House
JUDY GOLD
From June 21 – August 30 on Th & Fri at the Art House
LIBERACE & PEGGY LEE COMEBACK TOUR
From June 21 – September 7 at the Pilgrim House
GOLD DUST ORPHANS PRESENT THE EBONIC WOMAN
From June 23 – September 8 each Sun at Fishermen Hall
PAM ANN: BUCKLE UP BITCHES
From Jun 26 – Jul 27 Wed thru Sat at The Crown & Anchor
MISS CONCEPTION 
From Jun 27 – Sep 8 on Mon|Tues & Fri|Sat at The Art House
BENDELACREME: READY TO BE COMMITTED
From Jun 30-Aug 31 Wed thru Sat at The Crown & Anchor
THE KINSEY SIX: NAKED DRAG QUEENS SINGING
From Jun 30-Sep 8 Sun thru Tues at The Art House
STEVE GRAND: TOP TO BOTTOM
From July 2-September 5 Tues thru Th at The Art House
SWEENEY TODD
From Jul 8 – August 29 Mon thru Th at The Provincetown Theater
FIRST WIVES CLUB
From July 3 – Sep 5 on Wed & Th at The Art House
JINKX MONSOON: TOGETHER AGAIN AGAIN
From  July 6 – September 1 on Sat thru Mon at The Art House
GENE & KARL ARE PTOWN AF
From July23 – August 5 Tues thru Th at The Crown & Anchor

Provincetown summer entertainmentSPECIAL PERFORMANCES – LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS

MAY & JUNE

DONALD C. SHORTER GENDEROSITY
May 28 – 29  at The Provincetown Theater
CABARETFEST: GROOVIN’ TO THE MEMORIES OF THE 60’s
May 29 – Jun 2 at The Pilgrim House
REBECCA MAKKAI & CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI
May 31st at The Hawthorne Barn
SHARON MCNIGHT
May 31st at The Pilgrim House
DAVID MIXNER: 1969
June 4 & 5 at the Provincetown Theater
MIKE ALBO: SPERMHOOD
June 11 & 12 at The Provincetown Theater
SCREENING: DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS
Made in 1919 – this is the first known pro-gay film ever made
June 14th at The Hawthorne Barn
MARGA GOMEZ: LATIN STANDARDS
June 18 & 19 at The Provincetown Theater
CELLO / VOCAL DUO: BRANDEN & JAMES
June 22 & 23 at The Art House

JULY

LISA LAMPANELLI: AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION
July 1-2 at The Crown and Anchor
TORI SCOTT
July 2 & 29 at The Art House
DIXIE LONGATE HOSTS THE BEST TUPPERWARE PARTY EVER July 4 & 9 at The Pilgrim House
GAVIN CREEL
July 5 & 6 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
LESLIE JORDAN: EXPOSED
July 8 & 9 at The Crown and Anchor
MISS KASHA DAVIS: THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR A COCKTAIL
July 10 – 12 at The Pilgrim House
JESSIE MUELLER
July 12 & 13 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
MARGARET CHO
July performs at Town Hall
MATT ALBER
July 15 at The Crown and Anchor
BIANCO DEL RIO
July 15 at Town Hall
JUSTIN SAVRE
July 15 & 16 at The Pilgrim House
BEARLESQUE: THE WOOFIEST SHOW IN TOWN
July 15 – 17 at The Crown and Anchor
DANIEL FRANZESE: YASS! YOU’RE AMAZING!
July 17 – 19 at The Pilgrim House
MELISSA ERRICO
July 21 & 22 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
YOLI MAYOR
July 24 & 25 at The Crown and Anchor

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER

WILL AND ANTHONY: BROADWAY OUR WAY
Aug 3 & 4 at The Crown and Anchor
DEVON GREEN
August 3, 5 & 6 at The Art House
DEBRA MESSING AND KATHY NAJIMY
August 4 is at Town Hall
SUZANNE VEGA
August 5 & 6 at The Pilgrim House
LINDA LAVIN
August 5 & 6
ADA VOX (from This season’s American Idol)
August 7 & 9 at the Pilgrim House
SANDRA BERNHARD: QUICK SAND
August 8 & 9 at The Crown and Anchor
MICHAEL CERVERIS
August 9 & 10 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
UNITARD
August 9 & 10 is at The Art House
SCHMOOZING WITH FRAN DRESCHER
August 10 at Town Hall
BOB THE DRAG QUEEN
August 11 at Town Hall
WELL STRUNG (One Week Only!)
August 11 – 16 at The Art House
JOHN LLOYD YOUNG
August 13 at The Crown & Anchor
KIM DAVID SMITH SALUTES KYLIE MINOGUE
August 14 & 15 at The Crown and Anchor
PTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL
August 15 at The Crown and Anchor
LIZ CALLAWAY
August 16 & 17 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
TODRICK HALL
August 17 is at Town Hall
THE BOY BAND PROJECT
August 19 – 25 at The Crown and Anchor
FAITH PRINCE
August 25 & 26 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
LINDA EDER
August 26 & 27 is at The Crown and Anchor
MARILYN MAYE
August 28 – September 1 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
MISS COCO PERU “HAVE YOU HEARD?”
September 4 – 6 at the Pilgrim House

Have an event that I overlooked? Add it in the comments section and / or email me at bosguymail@gmail.com to have the event added.

Provincetown Pride weekend is May 31 – June 2

Mark your calendars and book your fast ferry tickets to Ptown for  Provincetown’s 2nd annual Pride celebration, May 31 – June 2.  Parties, Pride ferries, book reading, surprise performance at Lea Delaria’s new space, The Club, plus lodging, dining and shopping specials round out this year’s Pride weekend. Below is a partial listing of events and parties.

FRIDAY, MAY 31
+Kick off Ptown Pride at The Boatslip Tea Dance at 4PM
+Check out the Global Rainbow laser art installation at 8PM (see above photo)
+Official Pride Kickoff Party, Velvet at 10PM
+Parties also at The Paramount, Purgatory and A-House

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
+Surprise performance: The Club (new space owned by Lea Delaria) 7PM
+Check out the Global Rainbow laser art installation at 8PM
+Official Pride Dance Party, A-House
+Parties also at The Paramount and Purgatory

SUNDAY, JUNE 2
+Author event, Russ Lopez, park behind East End Books, 3PM
+Underwear Closing Party at Club Purgatory

For more information visit, www.ptown.org/pride.

Ptown fast ferry GroupOn is on sale now

Provincetown, BHC, Boston Harbor Cruises$61 for a Roundtrip Ticket to the Ptown Fast Ferry ($93 Value)

Planning a trip to Provincetown this summer, or perhaps you live in Boston and know you will be making multiple trips? The Boston Harbor Cruise Co. (one of the two high speed ferry companies here in Boston with service to Provincetown) has their annual GroupOn running at the moment. This year they have staggered pricing, starting at $61 for a roundtrip ticket (a 34% discount).

Grab these Groupons while they last – this deal will sell out before it expires.

GroupOn BHC Coupon is here.
See their 2019 Ptown ferry schedule here.

1st tea dance at Boatslip is this Friday

provincetown, ptownEven though summer-like weather is still a few weeks away, The Boatslip in Provincetown is ready to start celebrating New England’s briefest of seasons, starting this Friday with their first tea dance of the 2019 summer season.

Join DJ Maryalice and the Boatslip staff for the first Tea Dance of the 2019 season this Friday, starting at 4PM.  Daily tea dances are still more than a month away, starting Monday, June 7, 2019.  For more information about special tea dances this summer visit The Boatslip Events page.

Ptown’s Art House unveils new plans at public meeting on March 11

PtownEarlier this week the owners of the Provincetown Performing Arts Center (a.k.a. The Art House) shared rendering of a newly expanded building. On Monday, March 11, the owners plan to share the details of the redesign at the Board of Selectmen meeting. The new design will house 167-seats for shows, include new balcony-level seating and separate entrance, lobby and projection capabilities.

If approved, the new venue will open next year in the summer of 2020.