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April 2016

Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - May 14 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - May 15 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - May 16 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
+ Google Map

Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - May 17 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
+ Google Map

Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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May 2016

Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - May 18 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
+ Google Map

Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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The Main Gallery at Castle Hill

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - October 28 @ 6:00 pm
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill,
10 Meetinghouse Rd.
Truro, 02666
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Gallery

The Main Gallery at Castle Hill holds bi-weekly exhibitions.  Opening Receptions are on alternating Thursday from 4 - 6pm.  Light refreshments are served.  Come join us! Winter Clay Exhibition  May 5 - 12; Reception on May 12 Encaustic Juried Show: Mark of the Brush, juried by Christine McCarthy      and Gallery 1o: Encaustic Show May 23 - June 10; Opening Reception June 2; Closing Reception June 9 Summer Members Open Exhibition  June 14 - 24; Opening Reception June 16…

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - May 22 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
+ Google Map

Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Provincetown Photo of the Week

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Submission every Friday morning in the month of May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Share your great summer shots of Commercial Street, Race Point, Herring Cove, or any of the other countless gorgeous locations here in Provincetown with the Library at www.ProvincetownPublicLibrary.org!  Each week, the Library will post our favorite submission as part of the Provincetown Photo of the Week page on Friday mornings.  Submit pictures and locations to Marketing and Program Director Matt Clark at [email protected]

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Tai Chi by the Ship

May 6 @ 8:50 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Meeting every Friday in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Start Spring 2016 with the Provincetown Library Wellness Series! This class combines the slow movements of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the benefit of mental and physical balance and general well being, with an emphasis on “mindfulness” – remaining focused in the here and now.  The health benefits of focused slow movement have been amply demonstrated by recent medical research.   The instructor, Geof Karlson, has been teaching yoga, tai chi, chi kung, and meditation for seven years on…

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Provincetown Public Library Coffee and Bagel Hour

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Meeting on Fridays in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Swing by the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Friday mornings for a great start to the weekend with the Provincetown Public Library Coffee and Bagel Hour.  Grab a quick “pick me up” or stay to visit with a cup of free coffee provided by the Wired Puppy and bagels/pastry provided by Stop and Shop.  Have a meeting, catch up with friends, or get started on work!  The Library staff looks forward to seeing YOU there and fostering a sense of…

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Lobster Pot Opening

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Lobster Pot,
321 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - May 23 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Free

Tin Pan Alley, Live Entertainment

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tin Pan Alley,
269 Commercial Street
Provincetown, United States
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Tonight in the lounge, Gordon Michaels 8pm - 11pm Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

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$5.00

Friday Night Parties At The A-House “Momma’s Boy”

May 6 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Atlantic House,
4 Masonic Place
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The first of our famous Friday Night Parties hosted by Liza lott featuring music by Billboard Reporter and Resident DJ David LaSalle. $100 Cash Prize

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Guided Meditation through Gay Men’s Distinct Gifts

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Provincetown United Methodist Church,
20 Shank Painter Road
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda presented by the UUMH Social Action Committee

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The Social Action Committee of the Provincetown Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse invites you to our next Screening of the acclaimed documentary film AWAKE: The Life of Yoganandya at the Provincetown Public Library on Saturday, May 7th at 3:00 pm AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and…

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - May 24 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

Find out more »

Tin Pan Alley, Live Entertainment

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tin Pan Alley,
269 Commercial Street
Provincetown, United States
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Tonight in the lounge, Zoe Lewis 8pm-11pm no cover, 2 drink minimum Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

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Bobby Wetherbee on Piano

May 7 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 8, 2016,
and
The Crown and Anchor,
247 Commercial St.
Provincetown, 02657
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BOBBY

Join Provincetown's iconic piano man for an evening of song and merriment!

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Bobby Wetherbee on Piano

May 7 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Crown & Anchor,
247 Commercial Street
Provincetown , MA 02657 United States
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Join Bobby for an evening of song and merriment!

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Free

Piano Bar

May 7 @ 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 18, 2016
Porchbar Gifford House Inn Lobby,
9 Carver St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Billy Hough on piano and vocals No Cover

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Mother’s Day with Hilde and Friends

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Join us in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Mother’s Day afternoon as Provincetown Poet Hilde Oleson and friends read original poems and essays honoring  Mothers and Grandmothers.  Bring your own stories about your family and participate!

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Tin Pan Alley, Live Entertainment

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tin Pan Alley,
269 Commercial Street
Provincetown, United States
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Tonight in the lounge, Jim Brousseau & Friends, 7pm-10pm, no cover Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - May 25 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Reading Buddies

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Meeting Tuesdays in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Lucky first, second, and third grade students from the Provincetown Schools will meet their new reading buddies on Tuesday, May 3, at 12:30 at the Provincetown Library.  Each participating student will be paired with an adult mentor to read together, one to one. Each student will also have the opportunity to read to a trained therapy dog. All reading buddies – students, adults, and dogs – will meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons through the end of the school term in…

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Tuesdays with Hilde

May 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Meeting every Tuesday in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Provincetown’s Hilde Oleson continues her acclaimed weekly writing group held on the Library’s scenic Mezzanine level!  Whether you are just getting started or have already been published, this program is open to writers of all levels and formats.  Each week, the group will work from a new prompt designed to help sharpen their skills, find inspiration, or get feedback from other participants.  Tuesdays with Hilde is open to the public and will meet weekly on Tuesdays in May at4:30 pm.

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Strangers & Saints

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Strangers & Saints,
404 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Strangers & Saints is opening its doors to the innkeepers of Provincetown. Come one, come all and help celebrate the opening of our new gastropub in the East End. The S&S team is looking forward to hosting you for an evening of cocktails and fare.

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Tech Time at the COA

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Meeting on Wednesday's in May
Provincetown Council on Aging,
Winslow Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The Provincetown Public Library’s Tech Services Coordinator Brittany Taylor will be taking a weekly trip to the Council on Aging for a new tech help program!  Tech Time at the Provincetown COA will help seniors to better use tech resources by providing overviews of computer basics such as using Windows, sending emails, and navigating the internet.  Drop in with your new devices and questions as Brittany provides tips and individual instruction to all attendees.  The class will meet each week…

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$28.00

May Member Meeting & Networking

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bayside Betsy’s,
177 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - May 29 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Provincetown Photo of the Week

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Submission every Friday morning in the month of May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Share your great summer shots of Commercial Street, Race Point, Herring Cove, or any of the other countless gorgeous locations here in Provincetown with the Library at www.ProvincetownPublicLibrary.org!  Each week, the Library will post our favorite submission as part of the Provincetown Photo of the Week page on Friday mornings.  Submit pictures and locations to Marketing and Program Director Matt Clark at [email protected]

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Tai Chi by the Ship

May 13 @ 8:50 am - 10:00 am
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Meeting every Friday in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Start Spring 2016 with the Provincetown Library Wellness Series! This class combines the slow movements of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the benefit of mental and physical balance and general well being, with an emphasis on “mindfulness” – remaining focused in the here and now.  The health benefits of focused slow movement have been amply demonstrated by recent medical research.   The instructor, Geof Karlson, has been teaching yoga, tai chi, chi kung, and meditation for seven years on…

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Provincetown Public Library Coffee and Bagel Hour

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Meeting on Fridays in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Swing by the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Friday mornings for a great start to the weekend with the Provincetown Public Library Coffee and Bagel Hour.  Grab a quick “pick me up” or stay to visit with a cup of free coffee provided by the Wired Puppy and bagels/pastry provided by Stop and Shop.  Have a meeting, catch up with friends, or get started on work!  The Library staff looks forward to seeing YOU there and fostering a sense of…

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - May 30 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Tin Pan Alley, Live Entertainment

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tin Pan Alley,
269 Commercial Street
Provincetown, United States
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Tonight in the lounge, Dana Ayers & Gabriel Morton 8pm-11pm, no cover Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

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Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights By Gertrude Stein

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - May 31 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 17 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 14, 2016
Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 Select a Country:
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Written in 1938, the play uses the invention of the electric light bulb as its central metaphor. Questions about technology and its gifts of god-like powers are brilliantly (and literally) explored in Stein’s play. Stein, an American-born novelist, poet and playwright, was a central figure in the Parisian and New York avant-garde art world of the early 20th century. She lived as many artists of the day, as an expatriate, coining the phrase “the lost generation” to describe her many artist-friends. She is considered a literary innovator and a pioneer of modernist literature. She was also a keen admirer of Cubism, long before it became a popular modern art movement. In a 1992 New York Times review of its Lincoln Center revival, “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” was described as a “frolicsome, Cubist-inspired look at the Faust legend”.

The play, like much of Stein’s prose and poetry, breaks with narrative and linear conventions. There are elements of her “language of insistence”. Indeed, the inspiration for the play began during a 1938 night at the French opera, when she discovered that the season’s next production would be Gounrod’s “Faust”. She scribbled the following opening lines (for “Dr. Faustus”) in that evening’s program: “Dr. Faustus sitting alone surrounded by lights” and “If I do it/If I do it,/What is it./Bathe me/Will it/Will it/Will it be/Will it be it”. (Source: Mama Dada – Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre). Although the play was conceived as a libretto, the score was never realized in Stein’s time. Since her death “Faustus” has become a “Rite of Passage” for many experimental companies.

Director, Tristan DiVincenzo explores the sonics of the piece as his cast manipulates both live audio and visual technology. The effects create a modern multimedia cacophony of sound and vision where classical and modern additional personage emerge from. This magical mirror of sorts produces such characters as: Margarita Ida Helena Annabelle, Mephisto, Viper, Man From Over The Sea, Boy and Dog, Boy and Girl. These are the symbolic and often shifting character names of “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights”. The play, like Gertrude Stein herself, contains a profoundly deep and ironic sense of humor.

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Tin Pan Alley, Live Entertainment

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tonight in the lounge, Dana Ayers & Gabriel Morton 8pm-11pm, no cover TIN PAN ALLEY, 269 Commercial St.

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Free

Piano Bar

May 14 @ 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 18, 2016
Porchbar Gifford House Inn Lobby,
9 Carver St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Billy Hough on piano and vocals No Cover

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THE red iNN’s Cocktail Party and Art Auction

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THE red INN,
15 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Tin Pan Alley, Live Entertainment

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tin Pan Alley,
269 Commercial Street
Provincetown, United States
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Tonight in the lounge, Jim Brousseau & Friends, 7pm-10pm, no cover Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

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$100 - $120

Center for Coastal Studies Private Sunset Whalewatch

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MacMillan Pier,
Provincetown , MA 02657 United States
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Linda Horton feeding humpbacks and birds for web

Join Center members and friends for a private cruise out to Stellwagen Bank aboard the Dolphin Fleet. Meet our scientists, enjoy a picnic dinner with complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, and see some of the ocean's most magnificent creatures in their own back yard!

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Reading Buddies

May 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Meeting Tuesdays in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Lucky first, second, and third grade students from the Provincetown Schools will meet their new reading buddies on Tuesday, May 3, at 12:30 at the Provincetown Library.  Each participating student will be paired with an adult mentor to read together, one to one. Each student will also have the opportunity to read to a trained therapy dog. All reading buddies – students, adults, and dogs – will meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons through the end of the school term in…

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Tuesdays with Hilde

May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Meeting every Tuesday in May
Provincetown Public Library,
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Provincetown’s Hilde Oleson continues her acclaimed weekly writing group held on the Library’s scenic Mezzanine level!  Whether you are just getting started or have already been published, this program is open to writers of all levels and formats.  Each week, the group will work from a new prompt designed to help sharpen their skills, find inspiration, or get feedback from other participants.  Tuesdays with Hilde is open to the public and will meet weekly on Tuesdays in May at4:30 pm.

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Crowne Pointe Opening Party

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa,
82 Bradford Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States
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This year we are excited to celebrate two fantastic events. Shui Spa Kiehl’s Kickoff Event.  Celebrate our collaboration with Kiehls in becoming the first Kiehl’s exclusive spa with all treatments featuring Kiehl’s products.  Tours of the spa will be provided along with complimentary Kiehl’s product samples, exclusive discounts to party attendees for both spa treatments and product at our local Kiehl’s store, and complimentary neck and back massages.  Attendees will also have a chance to win an exclusive Kiehl’s gift…

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Free

Shui Spa-Exclusively Kiehl’s Launch & Annual Spring Fling Party

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa,
82 Bradford Street
Provincetown, 02657 United States
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Shui Spa of Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa and Kiehl’s are excited to announce the launch of Shui Spa-Exclusively Kiehl’s. The spa will be home to the world’s first and only Kiehl’s-exclusive luxury hotel spa. The launch of the spa is accompanied by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, Annual Spring Fling Party, and launch of the Pointe Restaurant’s re-invented menu.

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Tech Time at the COA

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Meeting on Wednesday's in May
Provincetown Council on Aging,
Winslow Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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The Provincetown Public Library’s Tech Services Coordinator Brittany Taylor will be taking a weekly trip to the Council on Aging for a new tech help program!  Tech Time at the Provincetown COA will help seniors to better use tech resources by providing overviews of computer basics such as using Windows, sending emails, and navigating the internet.  Drop in with your new devices and questions as Brittany provides tips and individual instruction to all attendees.  The class will meet each week…

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 4, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2016-05-18 02:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-05-18 7:30
The Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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May 18 - May 21, May 26 - May 28, Jun 02 - Jun 04 at 7:30 pm May 22, May 29, Jun 05 at 2:00 pm One of Wilde’s most beloved works, the play takes a satirical look at Victorian London. Wilde’s madcap farce continues to delight audiences with its eccentric characters and rapid-fire wit, involving plot lines of mistaken identities and lovers’ entanglements. Obie Award winner David Drake directs this INCREDIBLE cast of Provincetown favorites! Anne Stott – Earnest…

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Annual Boston Benefit at ACME Fine Art

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Work Center,
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Fine Arts Works Center

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 4, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2016-05-19 02:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-05-19 7:30
The Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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May 18 - May 21, May 26 - May 28, Jun 02 - Jun 04 at 7:30 pm May 22, May 29, Jun 05 at 2:00 pm One of Wilde’s most beloved works, the play takes a satirical look at Victorian London. Wilde’s madcap farce continues to delight audiences with its eccentric characters and rapid-fire wit, involving plot lines of mistaken identities and lovers’ entanglements. Obie Award winner David Drake directs this INCREDIBLE cast of Provincetown favorites! Anne Stott – Earnest…

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Single Women’s Weekend

May 20 - May 22
All over town.,
Provincetown, 02657

  Frustrated by the difficulty of finding someone? Tired of your usual haunts? Are your eyes crossing from spending so much time on online dating sites? Then get your single self to Ptown! Great events for single women, to meet other single women. A great opportunity to find her.

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