The 39th Annual Carnival week celebration starts next Saturday. This year’s Carnival is August 12th – 18th and the theme is Gods and Goddesses. Below, I have included a partial list of events not to miss for those of you attending Carnival 2017.
Many of these events require that you purchase tickets in advance and will sell out (if they have not already) so don’t delay.
Saturday, August 12th
Margaret Cho performs at Town Hall at 8PM
Sunday, August 13th
Gods of Love Sunset Cruise
Note that the boat leaves at 4:30PM so arrive early
Monday, August 14th
Poseidon’s Pool Party at the Brass Key Guest House is from 2-5PM
Pam Ann: I don’t speak Economy performs 8.14 and 8.15 at The Crown.
Hades: Underworld Dance Party with DJ James Anthony at The Crown. Doors open at 9:30PM
Tuesday, August 15th
ADONIS Party at the A-House – Doors open at 10PM.
wednesday, august 16th
Zephyrus Dance Party at The Crown. Doors open at 9:30PM
Toga Disco at A-House – Doors open at 10PM.
Thursday, august 17th
The 39th Annual Gods and Goddesses Carnival Parade – Starts at 3PM
Atlas Dance Party at the Crown with DJ Micky Friedman – Starts at 9:30PM
Roman Baths Dance Party at A-House (bring a towel) Doors open at 10PM
Hot as Hades Leather / Underwear Party at Club Purgatory – Starts at 10:30PM
Friday, august 18th
Zeus King of Gods Closing Party at The Crown – Starts at 9:30PM
See you next year for Carnival 2018
Dionysus || Bacchus
Will you be heading to Provincetown for Carnival 2017? This year’s theme is Gods and Goddesses so be sure to order your outfits or the materials you’ll need if you happen to be a crafty gay. The high point of my favorite week in Provincetown is the day of the parade when it seems like the entire town is marching up and down Commercial Street to show off their costumes and pose for photos.
The parade is three weeks from today so start planning what you’ll wear otherwise you may be forced to scramble and grab your bed sheet to make an impromptu toga.
Will you be in Provincetown for Carnival this year? If you need any tips, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.
With all the parties and shows taking place in the height of summer, it is easy to be distracted and miss out on the charm that Provincetown oozes. Strolling through Ptown’s East End and West End is a great way to pass time whether you are on your own or with someone special. I’ve included a few photos to show you what I mean.
Provincetown’s East End
MacMillan Wharf Provincetown
Provincetown’s Red Inn has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years
Provincetown’s West End
Although I don’t get to Provincetown with the same frequency as many of my friends who have second homes here, should you plan a visit to Ptown, feel free to reach out and I’ll do my best to steer you in the right direction, providing tips on places to visit, restaurants to try and places to stay.
Sergio left to visit his Mom earlier this week so I decided to visit Provincetown. I’ve been thinking a lot about this special place and have not had an opportunity to visit yet this summer. The photograph shown above is of Long Point Light Station, and I took this photo last year after kayaking to Long Point.
Although the Long Point Light Station first opened 190 years ago, this light house dates back to 1875 (140+ years ago). Kayaking out to this light house has become an unofficial tradition of mine that is typically followed by having a cocktail (or two) at The Red Inn on my way back to the rental shop.
Over the past few years Bear Week has grown so large that to list all the shows, performances, events and parties would be impractical on my blog. There are more than 80 different performances and more than 100 official events / parties that will take place in Provincetown during Bear Week which officially starts on Saturday, July 8th. Not even the most excited cub can keep up with so much happening so pace yourself and remember to hold tight to your honey.
Click here for a complete listing of performances happening Bear Week
Click here for a complete listing of official Bear Week events / parties
Whenever I am contacted by readers asking for suggestions about what to do in Provincetown, I always encourage them to attend at least one performance. The array of talent found in Ptown is astounding. Not only does attending a show help to support these artists but it is also a great way to pass a few hours with friends or someone special.
Below is a listing of the talent coming to Provincetown this summer. I’ve added links to make it easier for you to get more information about these performances and to purchase tickets.
Lesley Jordan performs at the Crown & Anchor July 8-9, 2017
May 26-29 Suzanne Westenhoefe & Poppy Champlin at Post Office Cabaret
May 26-29 Julie Goldman: Lady Gentleman at The Crown and Anchor
May 26* Kate Clinton, Zombie Apocalypse at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 3 Ronna & Beverly at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9 Leslie Jordan at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9 Tori Scott at The Art House
Jul 10-12 Eddie Sarfarty at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 12 Peter Bisuito at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 12 Margaret Cho at the Town Hall
Aug 28-29 Sandra Bernhard at The Crown and Anchor
Varla Jean Merman’s show Bad Heroine is at the Art House June 23 – Sept 1, 2017
May 26* Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision at The Crown and Anchor
June 2* Dina Martina at The Crown and Anchor
June 23* Varla Jean Merman: Bad Heroine at The Art House
Jul 8* Jinkx Monsoon at The Art House
Jul 8* Kitten N’Lou at The Art House
Jul 10 Bianca Del Rio at The Town Hall
Jul 25 Idol Worship at The Art House
Aug 14-15 Pam Ann at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 15-31 Bob The Drag Queen at The Art House
Baloney Gay All Male Revue comes to The Crown & Anchor August 8-9, 2017
May 24- June 11 Amadeus at The Provincetown Theater
June 25* GREECE (from the Gold Dust Orphans) Ptown H.S.
Jul 5-9 The Bitch is Back! Tribute to Joan Rivers at Ptown Theater
Jul 6* Chicago at Fisherman’s Hall
Jul 7-Sept 9 5 to 9 at The Art House
Jul 12-Aug 20 Metamorpheses at The Provincetown Theater
July 29-Aug 29 The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque Show at The Art House
Aug 8-9 Baloney: Gay All Male Review at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 28 Ben Rimalower: Patti Issues at The Art House
Sept 1-2 Unitard at The Art House
Steve Grand performs in Provincetown July 5 – August 31, 2017
May 14* Doug Repetti at The Crown and Anchor
May 27-28 Melissa Ferrick at The Art House
Jun 1-4 CabaretFest: Sentimental Journey in multiple locations
Jun 3 Judy Kaplansky at The Hawthorne Barn
Jun 9 Duncan Sheik at The Hawthorne Barn
Jul 1-2 Michael Cerveris at The Art House
Jul 3 Maddelynn Hatter at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 5-Aug 31 Steve Grand at The Art House
Jul 10-11 Matt Alber at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 16 Alice Ripley at The Art House
Jul 17 Suede at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18 Seth Sikes sings Judy Garland at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18 Judy Wheeler at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 23-27 Well Strung at The Art House
Jul 24-25 Linda Eder at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 28-29 Melissa Errico at The Art House
Jul 30 Christine Pedi at The Art House
Jul 30-Aug 8 Steven Fales: Confessions of a Mormon Boy at Crown & Anchor
Aug 4-7 Marilyn Maye at The Art House
Aug 5 Courtney Love and Todd Almond at The Town Hall
Aug 6 Brian Stokes Mitchell at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 6 Megan Hilty at The Town Hall
Aug 7 Seth Sikes sings Liza Minnelli at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 13 Sutton Foster at The Town Hall
Aug 13-14 The Skivvies at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 16-17 Kim David Smith at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 19-20 Billy Porter at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 20-21 Beth Malone at The Art House
Aug 26-27 Linda Lavin at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 27 Marisol Montavo at The Art House
Sept 3 Laura Benanti at The Town Hall
Sept 9 Ana Gasteyer at The Art House
NOTE: * means this production / performer will be playing through the remainder of the 2017 summer season.
$60 for a Roundtrip Ticket to the Ptown Fast Ferry ($88 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. Roundtrip tickets which normally cost $88 are on sale for $60. Grab them while they last – this deal will expire in three days if it doesn’t sell out first.
GroupOn BHC Coupon is here.
See their 2017 Ptown ferry schedule here.