Most comprehensive Povincetown 2018 Calendar of Events with information how to contact organizers and many beautiful images of events.

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October | November | December

January

January

JANUARY 2018


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

CASTLE HILL Winter Workshops check their website for schediule – CastleHill.org

PROVINCETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Women’s Write-In Tuesdays in January, 6:30-8:00 pm. The program offers a chance for women to work in each other’s company to polish an essay or op-ed piece, ask for feedback on a poem, or make progress on a novel, screenplay, play or any other written work. Writers will write for 30 minutes or so and then read excerpts of their work if they wish. On the last Tuesday (Jan. 30), there will be a Submit-A-Thon to identify publication opportunities, and writers will have the chance to hit the SUBMIT button. The Write-In program will take place in the Bowsprit Room on January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Each meeting is free and open to the public. There’s no sign-up so come to as many as you can. Bring a laptop or notebook – ProvincetownLibrary.org

PROVINCETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Free Movie Nights: Happy Birthday, Elvis! Wednesdays in January at 6:00 pm. The Provincetown Public Library welcomes the community to celebrate the late, great Elvis Presley’s birth month with our Happy Birthday, Elvis! film series consisting of five films screened during the month of January This line-up of classic films starring Elvis Presley has been selected by Stephen Borkowski, Board of Library Trustee – ProvincetownLibrary.org

January 3: G.I. Blues (1960)

January 10: Blue Hawaii (1961)

January 17: Harum Scarum (1965)

January 24: Girl Happy (1965)

January 31: Clambake (1967)

December 28-January 2, 2018 First Light Provincetown, Fireworks, Food and Fun! Fireworks January 1 over Provincetown Harbor. Come!

Mon, Jan. 1, Fireworks at dusk over Provincetown Harbor! (approx. 5:30 pm)

Mon, Jan. 1, Polar Bear Plunge, Johnson Street Parking Lot, early afternoon at high tide

Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tus, Dec. 28-Jan 2 – Canteen Holiday Market, at The Canteen 225 Commercial Street

1 New Year’s Day

1 Suede’d Annual New Year’s Concert, 8pm. Reservations required, 508 487-1430 – OnlyAtTheCrown.com

3 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: THINGS TO COME (2016) directed by Mia Hansen-Løve 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

6 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center READING: MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM, 6:30pm – FAWC.org

10 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: OLDBOY (2003) directed by Chan-wook Park 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

12-15 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

24 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: COLUMBUS (2017) directed by Kogonada 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

31 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: MOTHER (2009) directed by Joon-ho Bong 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org


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February

February

FEBRUARY 2018


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

2 Groundhog Day 2017

2-7 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center EXHIBITION: HERMAN AGUIRRE, Opening Reception: Friday February 2, 6-8pm – FAWC.org

7 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010) directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

9-14 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center EXHIBITION: MAIA CHAO, Opening Reception: Friday February 9, 6-8pm – FAWC.org

10 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center READING: HANNAH BERESFORD & BRENDAN BOWLES, 6:30pm – FAWC.org

12 Lincoln’s Birthday

14 Valentine’s Day ~ Bring your Love to Provincetown!

16 Chinese New Year

16-19 President’s Day Weekend and Washington’s Birthday

16-21 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center EXHIBITION: JULIA GARTRELL, Opening Reception: Friday February 16, 6-8pm – FAWC.org

21 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1981) directed by Herbert Ross 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

23-25 Snowbound Leather Weekend XIMatesLeatherWeekend.com/Snowbound

23-28 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center EXHIBITION: JENNA PIRELLO, Opening Reception: Friday February 23 6-8pm – FAWC.org


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March

March

MARCH 2018


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

2-7 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center EXHIBITION: SIMONETTE QUAMINA, Opening Reception: Friday March 2, 6-8pm – FAWC.org

3 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center READING: CANDACE WILEY & CHRISTA ROMANOSKY, 6:30pm – FAWC.org

9-14 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center EXHIBITION: ANNE CLARE ROGERS, Opening Reception: Friday March 9, 6-8:00pm – FAWC.org

10 Year Rounders Festival – Provincetown Town Hall

11 Daylight Saving

14 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: I KILLED MY MOTHER (2009) directed by Xavier Dolan 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

16-18 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

17-19 Out of Hibernation Ursamen ne-ursamen.org

21 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (2010) directed by Lynn Hershman-Leeson 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

30 Good Friday

31 Saturday, Passover begins at sunset; ends Saturday at nightfall April 7


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Springtime in Provincetown! Come for a visit!

Springtime in Provincetown! Come for a visit!

April

April

APRIL 2018


SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

Mid April – Whale Watching season beginsWhaleWatch.com, PtownWhalewatch.com

1 Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum ReopensPilgrim-Monument.org

1 Easter Sunday

1 April Fool’s Day

4 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS (2016) directed by Thorsten Schütte 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

7 FAWC Fine Arts Work Center READING: APRIL FREELY & FRANCES HWANG, 6:30pm – FAWC.org

13Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

13-16 Patriot’s Day Weekend

14-15 Miss Gay Mass US of AOnlyAtTheCrown.com

17 Tax Day

18 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: ATLANTIC CITY (1980) directed by Louis Malle 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

27-29 Moby-Dick Marathon at Provincetown Public Library – The Moby-Dick Marathon ​bring​s​ together over 120 participants to read Melville’s classic work aloud over three days for a total of 24 hours. ​The event​ honor​s​ Provincetown’s​ ​maritime and literary heritage and an international group of Melville​ enthusiasts. – ProvincetownLibrary.org

27-29 Gays for Patsy Annual Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town – gfp.org


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May

May

MAY 2018


Mid May Ferry Service Resumes

Visitors Center at Province Lands reopensNPS.gov/caco

Highland Lighthouse reopensHighlandlighthouse.org

Twenty Summers at Hawthorne Barn event series – check website for full 2018 schedule 20Summers.org

FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule- PAAM.org

An all ages live music series at the Focsicle, in the basement of the Governor Bradford on 16 Saturdays, Memorial Day – Labor Day. Live jazz, blues, country and funk with a pub menu and full bar. A different act each week. Doors open at 7pm, music 8 – 11pm. 312 Commercial Street, 508 487-2781, 508 487-9681.

2 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: WANDERERS (1979) directed by Philip Kaufman 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

6 Run to the Top of the Pilgrim MonumentRunToTheTop.org

11-12 Ragnar Relay Race: Hull to ProvincetownRagnarRelay.com

13 Mother’s Day

16 PAAM+Provincetown Film Society at Waters Edge Cinema: NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE (1976) directed by Paul Mazursky 7:00pm – ProvincetownFilm.org

17 and 18 Outer Cape Chorale Spring Concert 2018OuterCapeChorale.org

18-20 Monumental Yard SalePtown.org

18-20 Nauticons The 21+ Convention, a creative and fun way for fans of anime, science fiction, fantasy, comicbooks, and all things nerdy to get together and get to know one another – Nauticons.org

18-20 Single Women’s WeekendProvincetownForWomen.com

22 Harvey Milk Day

24 Center for Coastal Studies 2018 Women in Science Banquet CoastalStudies.org

24-27 Girl PartyProvincetownForWomen.com

25-28 Memorial Day Weekend

27 Annual Piano & Organ Celebration Concert PtownMusic.com

31-June 3 Women of Color & Friends WeekendProvincetownForWomen.com

31-June 3 Cabaret Fest Night Clubs of the 1950’s, The Sinatra Era – ProvincetownCabaretFest.com


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June

June

JUNE 2018


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule- PAAM.org

An all ages live music series at the Focsicle, in the basement of the Governor Bradford on 16 Saturdays, Memorial Day – Labor Day. Live jazz, blues, country and funk with a pub menu and full bar. A different act each week. Doors open at 7pm, music 8 – 11pm. 312 Commercial Street, 508 487-2781, 508 487-9681.

2-9 International Encaustic ConferenceCastleHill.org

3 Provincetown 10K Provincetown10K.com

7 A Night at the Chef’s TableASGCC.org

9 Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies Homeport Banquet CoastalStudies.org

9 Provincetown Coastal Rowing RegattaRegatta Central

9-10 Beyond The Plate: A symposium of Food, Writing & Community-CastleHill.org

10-11 WorldFest – Provincetown’s International Cultural FestivalFacebook.com/WorldFestPtown

12 Sisters in the Name of LoveASGCC.org

13-18 Provincetown International Film FestivalPtownFilmFest.org, 508-487-FILM

14 Provincetown Public Library, Heritage Day Celebration, Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – ProvincetownLibrary.org

17 Father’s Day

21-24 Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the FleetProvincetownPortugueseFestival.com

22-23 Provincetown Dance Festival presents seven professional dance companies performing tap, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and more at the Provincetown Theater/238 Bradford St., Provincetown, MA 02657 PH: (508) 487-7487. For tickets and more information go to: CastleHill.org

22-August 31 Artisan Craft Fair at UU Church green lawn , every Thursday, 10am-4:30pm. The only exception is week of Carnival: Craft Fair is on Friday Aug 18th instead of Thursday. For more information contact UU Meeting House website – uumh.org


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July

July

JULY 2018


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule- PAAM.org

An all ages live music series at the Focsicle, in the basement of the Governor Bradford on 16 Saturdays, Memorial Day – Labor Day. Live jazz, blues, country and funk with a pub menu and full bar. A different act each week. Doors open at 7pm, music 8 – 11pm. 312 Commercial Street, 508 487-2781, 508 487-9681.

June 29-July 8 4th of July Celebrations ~ July 4th Parade starts at 11am, begins East End, Harbor Hotel and proceeds up Commercial to Franklin Street. Fireworks start at dusk over Provincetown Harbor (view from any bayside beach). Lots of fun! Come and celebrates with us! Make your accommodation reservation early!

June 29-July 6 Independence Day Weekend, Crown & Anchor – OnlyAtTheCrown.com/independence

7 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

7-15 Bear Week in Provincetownwww.ptownbears.org

15 PAAM Annual Secret Garden Tourwww.paam.org

15-29 Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Queen of the Tall Ship fleet! Advance tickets recommended on Sundays, July 15 and 29 and Tuesday – Friday July 17 – 20 and July 24-27 with two sails per day ($60 for adults and $40 for children under 17). Tickets available online. For information and private charters call weekdays (302) 429-7447. – KalmarNyckel.org/BookASail.asp

17-21 Girl SplashProvincetownForWomen.com

21 July Solstice

28 Full Moon BashCastleHill.org

28 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

28 GLAD Annual Summer Party at the Monumentwww.GLAD.org

28-August 4 Family Week www.familyequality.org/familyweek/

28-August 4 Annual Whale Week to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

29 Run the Trails for Coastal Studies www.CoastalStudies.org


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August

August

AUGUST 2018


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – PAAM.org

An all ages live music series at the Focsicle, in the basement of the Governor Bradford on 16 Saturdays, Memorial Day – Labor Day. Live jazz, blues, country and funk with a pub menu and full bar. A different act each week. Doors open at 7pm, music 8 – 11pm. 312 Commercial Street, 508 487-2781, 508 487-9681.

2 Homemade Boat Race www.coastalstudies.org

4 Coast Guard Birthday

8 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise to benefit the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – www.coastalstudies.org

9 The 14th Annual Provincetown Jazz FestivalProvincetownJazzFestival.org

11 Art AuctionCastleHill.org

11-17 “Mardi Gras by the Sea” Carnival Week – fabulous week with lots of music, dancing, romance and adventure! Whole Town decorated with rainbow flags! Accommodation reservations a must! – www.ptown.org

16 “Mardi Gras by the Sea” Carnival Parade, starts at 3pm, from East End to West End – www.ptown.org

Aug 31-Sept 1 AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod Annual Labor Day Art Auction and Raffle at the Town Hall – www.ASGCC.org

Aug 31-Sept 3 Labor Day Weekend


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September

September

SEPTEMBER 2018


FAWC Fine Art Work Center workshops, readings, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule – FAWC.org

PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibitions, concerts, talks… check their website for full 2018 schedule- PAAM.org

1 The 31st Annual White Party, Saturday, 2pm til Tea, Delft Haven on the Bay, Provincetown – OuterCape.org

3-6 The Great Provincetown Schooner RegattaProvincetownSchoonerRace.com

7 25th Annual Celebration of Life Concert, produced by John Thomas, co-sponsored by UU Meeting House and Great Music on Sundays @ 5, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street.

Swim for Life!

8 31th Annual Swim for Life and Paddler FlotillaSwim4Life.org

10-16 Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts FestivalAfterGlowFestival.org

13-16 National Gay Pilots Association Cape Cod Classicngpa.org

14 Provincetown Public Library Rose Dorothea Award CeremonyProvincetownLibrary.org

15-16 Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown Book FestivalProvincetownLibrary.org

14-16 13th IWFFA Ptown Classic Women’s Flag Football Tournament, sanctioned by International Women’s Flag Football Association, Provincetown Motta Field – www.IWFFA.com

14-16 Annual Yankee Lambda Classic Car Show & Parade. This year’s theme is Anchors Aweigh., Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30pm Parade through town – yankeelcc.com/invitational/

15 Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride Boston to Cape Cod, Saturday – ASGCC.org

22 PAAM Provincetown Art Association and Museum Fall Consignment AuctionPAAM.org

27-30 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater FestivalTWPtown.org

23-29 Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW) CASAS – CasasAnimalShelter.org 508-487-4243

23 Bike Run for K9 Fundraiser

27-October 1 Mates Leather Weekendwww.matesleatherweekend.com

29 Provincetown Dance Trophy Ballroom Dance Competition, Provincetown Town Hall, 339-832-2812 – BostonOpenDanceSport.com


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October

October

OCTOBER 2018


1 Provincetown Dahlia Showwww.facebook.com/groups/PtownDahlias

5-8 Columbus Day Weekend

5-8 Fall Monumental Yard Sale WeekendPtown.org

6 PAAM Provincetown Art Association Annual GalaPAAM.org

8-14 35th Annual Women’s WeekWomensWeekProvincetown.com

14-21 44th AnnualFantasia FairFantasiaFair.org

18-22 Provincetown Round Up WeekendProvincetownRoundUp.org

Halloween in Provincetown!

26-November 2 Halloween in Provincetown BOO! Haunted attractions, lots of parties, kids parade and much more! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.

26-27 Spooky Bears and Costume Balls – OnlyAtTheCrown.com

26-27 Provincetown Ghost Tours – The 90-minute walking tours explores old Provincetown buildings and cemeteries and provides a taste of the town’s long history and reported ghost stories. The Coffee Pot, 315 commercial street, Lopes Square, Provincetown Center – ProvincetownGhostTours.com

27 Provincetown Masquerade Ball – ProvincetownMasqueradeBall.com

27 The Ptown Ghost Hunt – Join one of the stars of TLC’s Kindred Spirits and the SyFy Channel Ghost Hunters alum Adam Berry for an investigation of the First Universalist Church, one of Provincetown’s most notorious haunts – PtownGhosthunt.com

30 Provincetown Rec’s 5th Annual Greet N’ Treat, 4:30-6pm (the kids parade through town from 3:30-4:30). Looking for businesses and organizations to decorate a vehicle and hand out candy to kids! The kids go trick-or-treating from vehicle to vehicle on Motta Field.

31 Halloween! Parties! Costumes!


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November

November

NOVEMBER 2018


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME VISIT!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

2 Provincetown Annual Day of the Dead Performing Arts Festival – Inspired by the Mexican traditions of El Día de los Muertos, the Festival includes art workshops, an ofrenda exhibition, a procession, performing arts and a dance party – ProvincetownDayoftheDead.com

11 Veteran’s Day

15-18 Mr. New England LeatherMrNewEnglandLeather.com

21 Lighting of the Monument Wednesday, 5-7pm – Pilgrim-Monument.org

22 Thanksgiving Day

22 Annual Pilgrim 5k Trot, Thanksgiving morning, 9am – A benefit for the PAAM – PAAM.org

24 Drag BingoPtown.org

24 Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree, created by Julian’s Popko Family, Lopes Square

30 “Tis the Season for Giving” AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod – ASGCC.org


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Lobster Pot Tree

Lobster Pot Tree

December

December

DECEMBER 2018


FREE parking in our municipal parking lots… COME SHOPPING!

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 10 Shank Painter Road 12:30-1:30 Monday-Friday.

1 World AIDS Daywww.asgcc.org

Nov 30-December 2 Holly Folly Strollwww.ptown.org

2 “Souper Saturday” Fundraiser for Soup Kitchen in Provincetownwww.ptownsoup.org

Outer Cape Chorale concerts in Provincetown on December 8 & 9 and at Nauset Middle School in Orleans on December 10th, 2017

Outer Cape Chorale

8-9 Outer Cape Chorale ConcertOuterCapeChorale.org

13 Chanukah (first day)

20 Last Day of Chanukah

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas Day

December 28, 2017-January 2, 2018 First Light Provincetown, Fireworks! An exciting weekend of Celebrations: Fireworks over our beautiful Provincetown Harbor! Holiday Market! Special Holiday Menues at our fabulous restaurants! Dance parties! Polar Bear Plunge! Lite Brite Bike Ride! Drag Bingo! Theater! Movies! Cabaret! Art! Live Music! www.ptown.org

31 New Year’s Eve – Begin the year in Provincetown! Reservations a must! Call your favorite Restaurant and Accommodation.

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