Provincetown Women’s Week 2017

Provincetown Women’s Week 2017

  • When: Mon, 10/9 – Sun, 10/15/17
  • Where: All over Provincetown

What is Provincetown Women’s Week 2017?

Provincetown for Women hosts Provincetown Women’s Week to celebrate community, culture, and women. This week-long celebration boasts some of the top performers and comics in the LGBTQ community, and events such as book signings, dune tours, dancing, and films. It’s an opportunity for you to enjoy the women in your life and women from all over the country. Take in the natural beauty of Provincetown, go for a bike ride, or just hang out on Commercial Street and people watch. This is a week you won’t want to miss.

Provincetown Women’s Week Events 2017

Provincetown Women’s Week events include social events, dances, book events, sunset sailing, dinners and more.

  • 2017 Events Schedule: The schedule is still being finalized. We’ll post a complete list of events as they become available.
  • Want a preview? For now, take a look at the 2016 schedule below to get an idea of what’s coming.

“Before I Do” A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise!: Sun, 10/9 Details

What: Leading gay rights attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz spells out the range of practical considerations couples should address before tying the knot! A conversation with the author in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room.

Dates: Sun, 10/9

Times: 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

Pillow Talk: Bedtime Stories with Lesbian Erotica Author, Anna Watson: Sun, 10/9 Details

What: Anna Watson is a married, old-school femme mom bookworm who has been writing about butch/femme sexuality for over 20 years.

Dates: Sun, 10/9

Times: 9 – 10 pm

Where: Womenscrafts, 376 Commercial St | Map

Book signing with Elda Dawber: Tues, 10/11 Details

What: Elda Dawber is a clinical social worker who has been working with abused and neglected children and their families for more than forty years. Drawing upon her professional experience, Dawber has written a novel exploring the story of a survivor who struggles with the family secrets that they don’t want her to reveal until they are dead. This is the story of millions of adult survivors who have struggles to survive, recover, and heal from their traumatic childhoods.

Dates: Tues, 10/11

Times: 2 – 4 pm

Where: Recovering Hearts Bookstore, 4 Standish St | Map

Author Signing with Georgia Beers, Fay Jacobs, Lynn Ames, and more: Wed, 10/12 & Sat, 10/15 Details

Dates & Times: 

  • Wed, 10/12: 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Sat, 10/15: 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Recovering Hearts Bookstore, 4 Standish St | Map

Barb Reynolds, Poetry reading and book signing: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Poet and former child abuse investigator Barb Reynolds is back by popular demand! She will be reading from her new collection, Soul On Fire.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 2 – 3 pm

Where: Ravenwood Inn, 462 Commercial St | Map

Golden Crown Authors Meet and Greet: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Here’s your chance to meet and mingle with your favorite lesbian authors published by Golden Crown!

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 5 – 7 pm

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Writing Outside the Box: Bending and Blending Genres in Lesbian Literature: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Join a discussion with authors Georgia Beers, Fay Jacobs, Lynn Ames, Rachel Spangler, Carol Rosenfeld, and Marianne K. Martin

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

A Happy Haunting!: Thurs, 10/13 & Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Celebrate Women’s Week with a Halloween treat of two book readings and signings for Haunting Muses, a newly released anthology of lesbian ghost stories from Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company. These readings with refreshments will happen on October 13 & 14, and attending authors are Lee Altomaro, Elaine Burnes, L.K. Early, Sacchi Green, Andrea Lambert, Bonnie Morris, Doreen Perrine, and Pascal Scott, and Sage.

Dates & Times:

  • Thurs, 10/13, 2 – 3 pm
  • Fri, 10/14, 11 am – 12 pm

Where: AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial St | Map

Author Signing with Rachel Spangler, Marianne K. Martin, Lynn Ames, and more: Thurs, 10/13 & Sat, 10/15 Details

Dates & Times: 

  • Thurs, 10/13: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Sat, 10/15: 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Womenscrafts, 376 Commercial St | Map

Best Lesbian Erotica and Me and My Boi: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Sacchi Green, Anna Watson, and Annabeth Leong will ignite your minds and sizzle your senses with readings from Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year 20th Anniversary Edition and Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories, both from Cleis Press. We’ll even tickle your tastebuds with homemade cookies.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 4 – 5 pm

Where: AMP Gallery, 432 Commercial St | Map

Golden Crown Books Literary Society Presents!: Thurs, 10/13  Details

What: Author readings, book signings, author chats, and hob-nobbing with your favorite lesbian authors! Come join us for a full day immersion into the world of lesbian fiction.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Heartbeats. Let’s Talk Romance: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Author reading and chat featuring Lynn Ames, Georgia Beers, Marianne K. Martin, and Rachel Spangler. Moderated by Fay Jacobs.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 2 – 3 pm

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

Napi’s Breakfast Club Reading: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Bring your own breakfast or coffee and join wonderful authors Lynn Ames, Georgia Beers, Marianne K. Martin, Melissa Brayden, Rachel Spangler, Fay Jacobs, and Carol Rosenfeld for some romance and laughs as they read from their latest works.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 9:30 – 11 am

Where: Napi’s Restaurant, 7 Freeman St | Map

Author signing with Sacchi Green, Anna Watson, Annabeth Leong and more: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Author signing with Sacchi Green, Anna Watson, Annabeth Leong, Priscilla Scott Rhoades, and Elaine Burnes

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 3 – 4 pm

Where: Womenscrafts, 376 Commercial St | Map

Book Launch Party! The Liberators of Willow Run: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Join trailblazing author Marianne K. Martin to celebrate the premiere of her brand-new novel, The Liberators of Willow Run.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 12 – 1 pm

Where: Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Map

Laughing Matters: Using Humor Across Genres: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Author reading and chat featuring Fay Jacobs, Georgia Beers, Rachel Spangler, and Carol Rosenfeld. Moderated by Marianne K. Martin.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

Womencrafts Author’s Meet and Greet over Coffee and Pastries: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: TBA

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 10 -11:30 am

Where: Womenscrafts, 376 Commercial St | Map

Book Launch: “Women, Do You Know What You Really Want?”: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: By Andrea DiMattia and Loretta Becker. This new books offers help to women navigating the lesbian dating scene. Come share your experience and chat with the authors and friends.

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 1 – 3 pm

Where: Womenscrafts, 376 Commercial St | Map

Bold Strokes Books Events

Author Panel Discussion and Q&A: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Writing Romance with Moderator Sandy Lowe, featuring Kris Bryant, C.A Popovich, KC Richardson, Fiona Riley, Aurora Rey. 10/15 featuring Radclyffe, Carsen Taite, Melissa Brayden, MJ Williamz, Jessica L. Webb

Dates & Times

  • Wed, 10/12 – Fri, 10/14: 10 – 11 am
  • Sat, 10/15: 10 am – 11:30 am

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

Bold Strokes Books Meet ‘n’ Greet: Thurs, 10/13 Details

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 5 – 7 pm

Where: Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Map

Bold Strokes Books Authors Reads: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: 

  • Wed, 10/12, 1 – 2 pm: It’s Getting Hot in Here: Erotic Readings with Moderator Melissa Bryant. Featuring Kris Bryant, MJ Williamz, Sandy Lowe, Fiona Riley, Charlotte Greene, Maggie Cummings
  • Wed, 10/12, 2 – 3 pm: Love is in the Air: Sweet Romance Readings with Moderator CF Frizzle. Featuring Jaycie Morrison, CA Popovich, TJ Thomas, Laydin Michaels, Tina Michele, M. Ullrich
  • Thurs, 10/13, 1 – 2 pm: Under the Gun: Action/Suspense Readings with Moderator Heather Blackmore. Featuring Ashley Bartlett, Samantha Boyette, VK Powell, Carsen Taite, Sophia Kell Hagin, Ali Vali
  • Thurs, 10/13, 2 – 3 pm: Tell Me Something Good: Snappy Dialogue Readings with Moderator Aurora Rey. Featuring Heather Blackmore, Tina Michele, Melissa Brayden, Radclyffe, Holly Stratimore, KC Richardson
  • Fri, 10/14, 1 – 2 pm: Sealed with a Kiss with Moderator Maggie Cummings
    featuring CA Popovich, CF Frizzell, Jean Copeland, Melissa Brayden, TJ Thomas, Aurora Rey
  • Fri, 10/14, 2 – 3 pm: Badges, Stripes, and Medals: Readings featuring Women in Uniform with Moderator Kris Bryan. Featuring Jaycie Morrison, VK Powell, KC Richardson, Jessica L. Webb, Emily Smith, Sophia Kell Hagin, Julie Tizard
  • Sat, 10/15, 1 – 2 pm: Gather Round: Author Favorites with Moderator Ali Vali
    Jackie D, Fiona Riley, Charlotte Greene, MJ Williamz, Jean Copeland, Carsen Taite
  • Sat, 10/15, 2 – 3 pm: Glimpse at the Future: Upcoming Works with Moderator Dena Hankins. Featuring Kris Bryant, Laydin Michaels, Aurora Rey, Ali Vali, Samantha Boyette, CF Frizzell

Where: 

  • Wed, 10/12 & Thurs, 10/13: The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s, 102 Bradford St | Map
  • Fri, 10/14 & Sat, 10/15: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

Bold Strokes Books Authors Signings: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15  Details

What: 

  • Wed, 10/12, 3:15 – 4 pm:  Kris Bryant, MJ Williamz, Sandy Lowe, Fiona Riley, Charlotte Greene, Maggie Cummings
  • Wed, 10/12, 4:15 – 5 pm: Jaycie Morrison, CA Popovich, TJ Thomas, Laydin Michaels, Tina Michele, M. Ullrich
  • Thurs, 10/13, 3:15 – 4 pm: Ashley Bartlett, Samantha Boyette, VK Powell, Carsen Taite, Sophia Kell Hagin, Ali Vali
  • Thurs, 10/13, 4:15 – 5 pm: Heather Blackmore, Tina Michele, Melissa Brayden, Radclyffe, Holly Stratimore, KC Richardson
  • Fri, 10/14, 3:15 – 4 pm: CA Popovich, CF Frizzell, Jean Copeland, Melissa Brayden, TJ Thomas, Aurora Rey
  • Fri, 10/14, 4:15 – 5 pm: Jaycie Morrison, VK Powell, KC Richardson, Jessica L. Webb, Emily Smith, Sophia Kell Hagin
  • Sat, 10/15, 3:15 – 4 pm: Jackie D, Fiona Riley, Charlotte Greene, MJ Williamz, Jean Copeland, Carsen Taite
  • Sat, 10/15, 4:15 – 5 pm: Kris Bryant, Laydin Michaels, Aurora Rey, Ali Vali, Samantha Boyette, CF Frizzell

Where: Recovering Hearts Bookstore, 4 Standish St | Map

When Thoughts Attack. Thurs, 10/13 & Fri, 10/14 Details

In “When Thoughts Attack”, a woman walks into a restaurant to order lunch and is sucked into a whirlpool of anxiety. Clinging to her sense of humor and an emergency Xanax, she teeters between the salmon or a complete nervous breakdown. The act of ordering lunch has never been so entertaining! Written and performed by Kelly Kinsella and directed by Padraic Lillis, live at Crown and Anchor!

Date: Thurs, 10/13 & Fri, 10/14

Time: 4 pm

Cost: $28.50 | Tickets

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Jennie McNulty & Thirsty Burlington “Cher-ing”: Daily, Fri, 10/7 – Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Mix one part Cher concert with one part Stand Up Comedy show and you get one fabulously funny evening of entertainment. Thirsty’s LIVE singing even made Cher say, “You do me better than I do me.” Throw in Jennie’s hysterical stand up and improv and stories of a lifetime of idolizing Cher and you have a one of a kind show

Dates & Times: 

  • Fri, 10/7 & Sun, 10/9, 10 – 11 pm
  • Mon 10/10 – Thurs 10/14, 7 – 8 pm

Cost: $25.00 | Tickets

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Kristen Becker: Sun, 10/9 – Tues, 10/11, Sat, 10/14 & Sun, 10/15 Details

What: Becker’s wide-ranging comedy is rowdy, political, personal, intelligent and unrelentingly honest. A comedian who happens to also be an out lesbian, Becker consistently wins the hearts of audiences – straight and gay alike – with her unapologetic humor and understated southern charm. A childhood divided between the Rust Belt and the Deep South left her uniquely able to connect with a wide range of audiences.

Dates: Sun, 10/9 – Tues, 10/11, Sat, 10/14 & Sun, 10/15

Times: 4 – 5 pm

Cost: $25 | Tickets

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Poppy Champlin: Fri, 10/7 – Sat, 10/16 Details

What: This year her show is blazing hot! She conducts her set like a well orchestrated musical comedy – (her forte in college) opening with a song gets the crowd jazzed for what’s to come. Her high energy act does not disappoint. She has keen observations on life, love, politics and more. She questions the status quo, rants about the things she considers unfair, mocks the things she deems ridiculous. She blends her jokes masterfully each segue lending itself to the next subject with the flare and ease of a master conductor. Maestro if you will. Songs appear with perfect timing adding to the rhythm of her set. From blues to a Broadway belt, poppy has the chops and her show leaves audiences happy, joyous and free.

Dates & Times

  • Fri 10/7, 7 -8 pm
  • Sat 10/8 – Sun 10/16, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $22 | Tickets

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Suzanne Westenhoefer: Fri, 10/7 – Sun, 10/16 Details

What: No one ever accused Suzanne of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences. Subtle, she is not. After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she’s not about to start pulling punches now.The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy. Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it’s fermented in Suzanne’s mind. That’s why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Dates & Times

  • Fri 10/7 – Sat 10/15, 8:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Sun 10/16, 4 – 5 pm

Cost: $22 | Tickets

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Kate Clinton Wake Up Call! Sat, 10/8; Wed, 10/12 – Sun, 10/15 Details

What: She’s got your sleep number. She wants to wake you up: shake you with punchlines, tickle you with truthiness, and whisper sweet everythings in your ear. Don’t hit that snooze button! For those of you who have been awake for years, thank you for making the coffee. It’s a new day with new laughs. Time to rise and shine and join the wide-awake Dreamers.

Dates & Times:

  • Sat, 10/8: 7 – 8pm
  • Wed, 10/12 & Thurs, 10/13, 7 – 8pm
  • Sat, 10/14: 3 – 4 pm; 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Sun, 10/15: 3 – 4 pm

Cost: $28.50 | Tickets

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Lily Tomlin Live (Sold out): Sun, 10/9 & Mon, 10/10 Details

Dates & Times: Sun, 10/9 & Mon, 10/10: 8 – 9 pm

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Julie Goldman Lady Gentleman: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: You know Julie Goldman from Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show. But Julie has been hard at work and now is currently a series regular on the runaway hit Bravo show The People’s Couch and is now co hosting Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules Aftershow with her creative partner Brandy Howard. Together Julie and Brandy are pushing to write scripts and create projects that center on LGBT and female characters in comedy.

Dates: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 6 – 7 pm

Cost: $28.50 | Tickets

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Karen Williams: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Not to be missed show! Karen returns to the Crown for Women’s Week and you won’t want to miss her hilarious comedy!

Dates & Times:

  • Wed 10/12 – Fri 10/14, 9 – 10  pm
  • Sat 10/15, 4 – 5 pm

Cost: $28.50 | Tickets

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Vickie Shaw: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: TBA

Dates: Wed, 10/12 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $28.50 | Tickets

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Twisted Sisters Variety Show with Jennie McNulty: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Comedy & Music Extravaganza with Jennie & Lisa

Dates: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 7 – 8 pm

Cost: $25.00 | Tickets

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Scout Durwood: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Lady Scoutington aka Scout Durwood is a Los Angeles based chanteuse and comedienne as well as a founding member of Mighty Little Productions. Her one-woman musical, Hi, How can I Help You? debuted in August 2010 at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was developed thanks to a grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Her work has been featured on The Howard Stern Show, CBS Radio, The Miss America Pageant, The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Flappers, Comix Comedy Club, Gotham NY, Joe’s Pub, La Mama, Duane Park, Galapagos Art Space, and just about every venue in New York City with a stage and a mic. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is the host of Whimsy! 

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 8 – 9 pm

Cost: $33.50 – $43.50 | Tickets

Where: Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

“The Drag-In” with Jenny McNulty: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Dirty Steve & Sister Mary Agnes w/Juan A. Nother, skyped in via satellite!

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 10 – 11 pm

Cost: $25.00 | Tickets

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Tea Dance: Fri, 10/7 – Sun, 10/9, Thurs, 10/13 – Sun, 10/16 Details

What: Provincetown’s Legendary Afternoon Dance Party!

Dates:

  • Fri, 10/7 – Sun, 10/9
  • Thurs, 10/13 – Sun, 10/16

Times: 4 – 7 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St | Map

Single Women’s Mixer: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Complimentary Snacks!

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 5 – 7 pm

Cost: No Cover

Where: Shipwreck Lounge, 10 Carver St | Map

Girl Power Dance Party: Sat, 10/8 Details

What: If you’re looking for the women’s Columbus Day Weekend party, this is it!

Dates: Sat, 10/8

Times: 9 pm – 1 am

Cost: $10.00

Where: Pied Bar, 193A Commercial St | Map

Chicks Mix Party: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Come mix with some Chicks! Drink specials & prizes! Hosted by singer/comedian Julie Wheeler & dancing w/ DJ Wayne

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 9 – 11:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Where: Pied Bar, 193A Commercial St | Map

DJ Leah V: Wed, 10/12 Details

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Cost: No Cover

Where: WayDownTown Restaurant, 265 Commercial Street | Map

I’m With Her: The Annual Olivia Party: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Come party with the Women’s Week Celebrities and Super Heroines. One of the entertainment highlights of the week. Free Olivia gifts to the first 50 fans. A one night only Girl Power Event at The Pied Bar.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 9 – 11:30 pm

Cost: $10 at the door

Where: Pied Bar, 193A Commercial St | Map

Dancing in the Lounge with DJ BethO (Beth O’Rourke): Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: DJ BethO gets toes tapping in the Lounge.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 9 – 11 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Women’s Tea Dance: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: DJ Tracey

Dates: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 3 – 6 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: Pied Bar, 193A Commercial St | Map

Bachelorette Party: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Women’s Dance Party overlooking the bay! Drink specials & prizes!Hosted by singer/comedian Julie Wheeler & dancing w/ DJ Trace

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 9 – 10 pm

Cost: $5

Where: Pied Bar, 193A Commercial St | Map

STEAM Dance Party: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Hosted in partnership with provincetownforwomen.com, the Friday night STEAM party returns to The Crown. This party was a huge hit so we’re bringing it back. DJ Dena will be spinning in The Paramount so get ready for some heat and come dance it out!

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 9:30 pm – 12 am

Cost: $10.00

Where: Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

True Colors / Rainbow Party Closing Night: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Celebrate Women’s Week closing night with new and old friends! Women Innkeepers of Provincetown welcome Mary Lambert and Our Lady J in a benefit concert for True Colors Fund. Rainbow Party to follow! Take your seat front and center for these two amazing performers then dance your heart away with DJ Dena. Color the Night True!

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 7:30 – 9 pm

Cost: $10.00 – $103.50

Where: Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Bridal White Party: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Come break the rules, and dance the night away, while wearing white after Labor Day! Drink specials & prizes! Hosted by singer/comedian Julie Wheeler & dancing w/ DJ Tracey

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 9 pm – 1 am

Cost: $5

Where: Pied Bar, 193A Commercial St | Map

Ann Maguire: An American Hero: Mon, 10/10- Sun, 10/16 Details

What: The extraordinary achievements of Provincetown resident, Ann Maguire is highlighted in this documentary about a woman who has made made truly extraordinary, world changing contributions to the gay rights movement, the breast cancer movement, and the work to eradicate and mitigate homelessness in American urban centers. Directed by Maggie Rizzi.

Dates & Times: 

Special Showings

  • Mon, 10/10: 7:30 – 9 pm; World Premiere followed by filmmaker’s chat
  • Thurs, 10/13, 2-4 pm;  Filmmaker’s reception follows showing

Other Showings

  • Tues, 10/11: 5:15 – 6:45 pm
  • Wed, 10/12, Fri, 10/14 – Sun, 10/16, 3 – 4:30 pm
  • Sun, 10/16: 3 – 4:30 pm & 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Cost: $9.00 | Tickets

Where: Waters Edge Cinema, Whaler’s Wharf Building, 237 Commercial Street, 2nd Fl | Map

Clambake: Mon, 10/10, Wed, 10/12, Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Andrea Meyerson documents thirty-years of grassroots efforts started by a group of women innkeepers in Provincetown whose plan to entice patrons back to this coastal town has culminated in one of the most popular weeklong lesbian events in the country.

Dates & Times: 

  • Mon, 10/10, 3 – 4:30 pm
  • Wed, 10/12, 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Sat, 10/15, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Cost: $9.00 & $12.00 | Tickets

Where: Waters Edge Cinema, Whaler’s Wharf Building, 237 Commercial Street, 2nd Fl | Map

Heartland: Mon, 10/10 – Sun, 10/16 Details

What: Directed by Maura Anderson; A young Oklahoma artist, struggling with a recent death, finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother’s girlfriend. Directed by Maura Anderson. Starring Laura Spencer, Beth Grant, Velinda Godfrey.

Dates: Mon, 10/10 – Sun, 10/16

Times: Daily showings 2:30, 4:45, & 7 pm

Cost: $9.00 & $12.00 | Tickets

Where: Waters Edge Cinema, Whaler’s Wharf Building, 237 Commercial Street, 2nd Fl | Map

“Love Wins” Documentary Screening and Q&A: Mon, 10/10 Details

What: Love Wins is a half-hour documentary produced by Robin Kampf that tells the story of two women, Jan (80) and Emily (85), who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was strictly taboo. During this time they raised a family of 3 children, while living in suburban New Jersey, completely in the closet. They’d travel to Provincetown each year, where for one week would be able to live their true lives. Their compelling and at times, humorous story gives a fascinating look in to how gay couples lived double lives, fearing being “outted.” After 45 years of living that double life, Jan and Emily finally got married, once marriage equality passed as law in New Jersey and now both women are community activists and proud flag-waving members of the social movement that changed the course of history.

Dates: Mon, 10/10

Times: 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Cost: $10 pp donation requested

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Advanced Styles: Tues, 10/11 & Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Women’s Week Woman of the Year and long-time Provincetown resident artist and cabaret performer Ilona Royce Smithkin is featured in this exuberant celebration of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging

Dates: 10/11 & Thurs, 10/13

Dates & Times: 

  • Tues, 10/11, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Thurs, 10/13, 5:15 – 5:45 pm

Cost: $9.00 & $12.00 | Tickets

Where: Waters Edge Cinema, Whaler’s Wharf Building, 237 Commercial Street, 2nd Fl | Map

Operator: Tues, 10/11 – Sun, 10/16 Details

What: Directed by Logan Kibens; LGBTQ Comedian Cameron Esposito (performing at the Crown and Anchor during Women’s Week) co-stars in this dark comedy about a programmer and obsessive self-quantifier and his wife, a budding comedy performer whose marriage begins to unravel when they decide to use each other in their work. Directed by Logan Kibens and co-written with her wife Sharon Greene, OPERATOR is a dark comedy about love, technology, and what can’t be programmed. Trailer

Dates: 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16

Times: 

  • Tues, 10/11, Thurs, 10/13, Sat, 10/15, Sun, 10/16 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Wed, 10/12, Fri, 10/14, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Cost: $12.00 | Tickets

Where: Waters Edge Cinema, Whaler’s Wharf Building, 237 Commercial Street, 2nd Fl | Map

Provincetown Film Society: Women’s Filmmaker’s Residency Brunch: Tues, 10/12 Details

What: Featuring keynote speaker, film director, and activist Maria Giese on “Fighting for Gender Equality in Hollywood”. Hosted by Lin Gentemann & Marijean Lauzier.

Dates: Tues, 10/12

Times: 1 – 3 pm

Cost: $50.00

Where: Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Map

Provincetown Film Society: Filmmaker’s Meet and Greet: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What:  As part of the 100-year tradition of Provincetown as America’s oldest art colony, the women’s residency program will allow female filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to work in Provincetown during the off-season alongside other artists and writers who use the solitude of the outer Cape Cod area as inspiration for their work. Meet the 3 resident filmmakers at a reception co-sponsored by PAAM.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 4 – 6 pm

Cost: TBA

Where: Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), 460 Commercial St | Map

Provincetown Film Society Panel Discussion: Women, Politics, and Film: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Please join us for a very special panel discussion featuring women in politics and women who make films about them. Join Maggie Rizzi (director of Ann Macguire: An American Hero), Ann Maguire (trailblazer and activist), Maria Giese (writer/director/activist) and PFS Executive Director Christine Walker to discuss their work to combat the alarming disparity of gender equality in the media.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 11 am – 12 pm

Cost: No Cover

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Phantom of the Opera Film Screening: Sun, 10/15 Details

What: Accompanied by world renowned organist, Peter Krasinski

Dates: Sun, 10/15

Times: 6 – 8 pm

Cost: $10

Where: UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial St | Map

The Daggers: Fri,10/7 Details

What:The Daggers combine R&B, rock, funk and punk to create a truly original sound and performance. In addition to playing covers, The Daggers also excel with their own originals. Anyone who has seen The Daggers perform knows this band’s energy on stage is infectious. 

Dates: Fri, 10/7

Times: 9:30 – 10:30pm

Cost: Free

Where: WayDownTown Restaurant, 265 Commercial Street | Map

Cris Williamson: Daily, Sat, 10/8 – Sun, 10/16 Details

What: Decades before independent labels were the norm, and years before women, much less lesbians, had any real access to the industry, Cris Williamson changed the face of popular music with the recording of her album, The Changer And The Changed. Released on Olivia Records, the first woman-owned woman-focused record company, her music and voice quickly became the cornerstone of what would become known as “women’s music,” music created, performed, and marketed specifically for and by women. Today, that recording, The Changer and the Changed, remains one of the best-selling independent releases of all time. And Cris, with 31 albums to her credit, continues to tour, teach and record. Currently, Cris is presenting old favorites as well as selections from her upcoming and 32nd release, Motherland. Cris Williamson signs CDs at Womencrafts, 376 Commercial Street, daily after her show at the Post Office Cafe

Dates: Daily, Sat, 10/8 – Sun, 10/16

Times: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Cost: $22. Buy tickets now or call 508-487-0006.

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

Laura Zucker: Sat, 10/8 – Mon, 10/10 & Wed, 10/12 Details

What: With lyrics that cut straight to the heart, singer-songwriter Laura Zucker entertains audiences over with the powerful imagery of her songs and stories. Zucker is a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition in Texas, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, 5 time West Coast Songwriters Association Best Song of the Year. With four CD releases to her credit, Laura continues creating music with incisive, sensitive lyrics and infectious melodies.

Dates & Times:

  • Sat, 10/8 & Sun, 10/9,  7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Mon, 10/10 6 – 7 pm
  • Tues, 10/12 8 – 9 pm

Cost: Free

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Zoe Lewis & Lisa Koch: Sat, 10/8 & Sun, 10/9 Details

What: A rare chance to see these 2 marvelous performers share the stage! Wacky Seattle singer/comedian Lisa Koch is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater and demented songs. One half of the quirky sketch comedy duo Dos Fallopia joins P-town’s own “Band in a Body” Zoë Lewis for a wonderful evening that is guaranteed to make your cheeks ache! (the top ones!)

Dates & Times:

  • Sat, 10/8: 7:30-8:30pm
  • Sun, 10/9: 5 – 6 pm

Cost: $30.00. Buy Tickets Now

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, Madeira Room, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Celebration of Music and Art: Sun, 10/9 Details

What: Enjoy a celebration of Music and Art with singers and songwriters Wendy Sobel and Kathy Phipps, aka Daring Angels. Featuring original art by Local artist Annie Dew whose paintings reflect the natural landscape of Truro, Wellfleet, and Provincetown.

Dates: Sun, 10/9

Times: 7 – 9 pm

Cost: Free

Where: Recovering Hearts Bookstore, 4 Standish St | Map

Mentos and the New Horizon Reggae Band: Sun, 10/9 Details

What: Mentos and The New Horizon Band is a reggae band based in Massachusetts. The band ranges anywhere from a one piece steel drum band to a full live band.

Dates: Sun, 10/9

Times: 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Cost: Free

Where: WayDownTown Restaurant, 265 Commercial Street | Map

Susan Werner: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: NPR calls Werner the “Empress of the Unexpected”! Acoustic singer/songwriter Susan Werner confirms her reputation as a bold and creative force with her newest recording Hayseed. Paying tribute to American agriculture and to her Iowa farm roots, Werner lends her wry humor and passionate voice to farmer’s plights, agrochemicals, climate change, drought, and sustainable agriculture. Hayseed Werner continues to build her reputation as one of the original artists in the acoustic music scene. 

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 

  • 4:30 – 6 pm
  • 7 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $25.00 | Buy Tickets Now

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, Madeira Room, 336 Commercial St. | Map

1920’s speakeasy with Zoe Lewis And The Bootleggers!: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Let us take you back in time to the golden age of the flapper! This wonderful hit show features a fabulous Prohibition era jazz band, the Gorgeous Cigarette Girl and a whole host of celebrity guest crooners! Feel free to dress in era.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 9 – 10 pm

Cost: $20. Tickets at door. Doors open 8:30 pm

Where: The Velvet Lounge, 258 Commercial St | Map

Lucie Blue Tremblay: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: The Sage Inn & Lounge presents folk musician, singer and songwriter, Lucie Blue Tremblay who has been writing, recording and performing all over the world since 1982, having shared the stage with such prominent names as Randy Newman, James Taylor, Jane Siberry, Pete Seeger, Judi Richards, Sarah McLachlan, Cris Williamson and Meg Christian. Through a universal theme of love, her message explores honor, strength, laughter, thought and peace. 

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 

  • 1 – 2 pm
  • 7 -8 pm

Cost: $25.00. Buy Tickets Now

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, Madeira Room, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Sister Funk: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Since 1999, Sister Funk, a 5-piece all female band has been performing on national level playing their fresh funky originals and some of the best pop/rock/dance covers of yesterday and today. Sister Funk is best known for putting on high-energy shows and for their variety and adaptability. Their song repertoire ranges from classics like Crazy by Patsy Cline and Mustang Sally to current songs on the top 40 charts like Taylor Swift and everything in between.

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Cost: Free

Where: WayDownTown Restaurant, 265 Commercial Street | Map

Zoe Lewis in Concert with special guest ILONA ROYCE-SMITHKIN and her marvelous eyelashes: Wed, 10/12 & Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Vintage jazz, gypsy swing and world-beat originals played on anything from the piano to the spoons with “Woman of the Year” special guest star ILONA ROYCE-SMITHKIN crooning Piaf and Dietrich. One of life’s true originals. Classic cabaret and a ton of joy!

Dates: Wed, 10/12 & Thurs, 10/13

Time: 4 – 5 pm

Cost: $22. Buy Tickets Now

Where: Post Office Cabaret, 303 Commercial St. | Map

The Rip it Ups: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: The Rip-It-Ups play it all – traditional rock & roll, blues, rockabilly, country, jazz, and soul!  Fronted by vocalist Jodi Birchall, this band always mixes it up, moving from a ballad to ripping through a blues classic!

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Cost: Free

WhereWayDownTown Restaurant, 265 Commercial Street | Map

Suede: Thurs, 10/13 & Sat, 10/15 Details

What: NY says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her. She was Joan Rivers’ opening act. Come see why. Suede’s just back from a national tour that covered the West Coast, Key West, Texas, the Midwest and selling out venues like San Francisco’s Feinstein’s, NYC’s famous Birdland and many other world renowned clubs. Catch her while you can!

Dates & Times: 

  • Thurs, 10/13, 8 – 9:30 pm
  • Fri, 10/15, 5 – 7 pm

Cost: $28.50 – 53.50 | Tickets

Where: Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Karen Grenier: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: With her sixth CD “Living Life” in the works, Boston based singer-songwriter Karen Grenier returns to the Crown for three Women’s Week shows! Hippo Press describes Karen as “upbeat, positive… and unabashedly romantic.” Her infectious energy, well-crafted songs and raw honesty draw listeners into common experiences of life and love. To quote Karen, “we experience love in moments, in the ups and downs of life; in absence and in togetherness, in joy and in pain. Mostly, we find love in the ordinary.” (Ptown Magazine, October 2012)

Dates: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Cost: $23.50 | Tickets

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Kate Ferber in “One Child Born: The Songs of Laura Nyro”: Thurs, 10/13 & Fri, 10/14 Details

What: “One Child Born: The Songs of Laura Nyro” One woman. Ten characters. The songs of Laura Nyro. Written by Louis Greenstein and Kate Ferber, and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, this acclaimed one-woman show celebrates the music and creative force of the late singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose pop masterpieces – including “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Save the Country” and “Stoney End” – topped the charts in the ’60s and ’70s.

Dates & Times:

  • Thurs, 10/13, 7 – 8 pm
  • Fri, 10/14, 9 – 10 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, Madeira Room, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Jennifer Corday: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: If you haven’t heard Jennifer Corday, then you’re missing out. She is an accomplished guitarist, bassist, and cellist, as well as a passionate vocalist and skilled songwriter. Corday has released several critically acclaimed CDs available worldwide on iTunes. Corday has opened for Cher, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Joan Osborne, The B-52’s, Macy Gray, The Indigo Girls, Meredith Brooks, Cyndi Lauper, Jonatha Brooke, Sophie B. Hawkins, Chaka Khan, Sheena Easton, Taylor Dayne, Melissa Ferrick, Catie Curtis, and many more.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: WayDownTown Restaurant, 265 Commercial Street | Map

Outdoor Activities

Sailing

Sailing on the Bay Lady II: Fri 10/7; Sun 10/10 – Tues 10/12; Fri 10/14 – Sun 10/16 Details

What: Join Captain Bob Burns and the crew of the BAY LADY II for a memorable sail across Provincetown Harbor and into Cape Cod Bay. Depending on wind direction your 2-hour sail will take you either across the Bay towards the bluffs of Corn Hill, where the Pilgrims discovered a cache of Indian corn back in 1620, or round Long Point Light at the tip of the Cape in the direction of Wood End Lighthouse.

Dates:

  • Fri 10/7
  • Sun 10/10 – Tues 10/12
  • Fri 10/14 – Sun 10/16

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Cost: $30. Reservations recommended. Call 508.487.9308

Where: 9 Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Map

Sunset Sail on the Bay Lady II: Fri, 10/7 – Thurs, 10/13; Sat, 10/15 – Sun, 10/16 Details

What: TBA

Dates: Fri, 10/7 – Thurs, 10/13; Sat, 10/15 – Sun, 10/16

Times: 4:30-6:30pm:

Cost: TBA

Where: 9 Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Map

Women’s Week Seafood Sail: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Gorgeous schooner sail on Cape Cod Bay with a seafood lunch of lobster roll, clam chowder, libations, chips and dessert.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Cost: Tickets must be purchased in advance at ProvincetownForWomen.com or by calling 508.246.2082

Where: 9 Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Map

Sunset Champagne Schooner Sail: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Join us for a two-hour champagne sail on Cape Cod Bay – the perfect way to experience the beauty of life on the water, complete with Provincetown’s coastline, lighthouses, seabirds, the sunset, women and food.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $59. Tickets must be purchased in advance at ProvincetownForWomen.com or by calling 508.246.2082

Where: 9 Macmillan Pier (Center of Town) | Map

Dune Tours

Dune Tour with Kristen Becker!: Wed, 10/11 (Multiple times) Details

What: Join Kristen for an enjoyable, informative, FUNNY off road adventure! Very limited seats available. Call to reserve: 800.894.1951.

Date: 10/11

Time1 hour tour: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm;
2 hour Sunset Tour: 4:15 pm

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

Cost1 hour: $45.00 pp; 2 hour: $60 pp

Sunset Dune Tour Clambake/BBQ with Beach Fire: Tues, 10/11 Details

What: Enjoy Art’s Dune Tours’ famous sunset tour and a great hearty meal on the Atlantic coast with a beach fire.

Dates: Tues, 10/11

Times: 4:15 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Clambake or Seafood Sushi option $116.71, BBQ or Vegetarian Sushi option $106.01

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

Women’s Dune Tour: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: We’re chartering a fleet of SUVs for a special just for women, 90 minute morning tour of the breathtaking dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore. If you’ve never taken this trip, you’ll just be amazed.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 9:30 – 11 am

Cost: $40. Tickets available at ProvincetownForWomen.com or by calling 508.246.2082

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

Land ‘n Sail Dune Tours: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Join us for a one hour tour of the dunes at 11am, followed by an incredibly scenic hour and half sail on the Bay Lady 2 at 1pm.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 11 am – 2:30 pm

Cost: $64 per person. Call to reserve 800.894.1951

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

Land ‘n Whale Watch Tour: : Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Join us for a scenic one hour tour at 10 am though the dunes of Provincetown followed by a special 3.5 hour Whale Watch at 12pm.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 10 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: $75 per person. Call to reserve 800.894.1951

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

Sunset Dune Tour & Beach Bonfire: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Get your seat now on the just for women, chartered tour of the spectacular Cape Cod National Seashore dunes, see the sun set over the ocean, and experience a bonfire on the beach! Sounds like a movie, doesn’t it? This is an event created just for us and is not otherwise available. Adult refreshments are included.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Cost: $85 per person. Tickets available on at ProvincetownForWomen.com or by calling 508. 246.2082.

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

Sunrise Spectacular Photography Tour: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Want incredible pictures of the dunes? Its amazing time to be out there!!

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 5:45 – 8:45 am

Cost: $95 per person.

Where: Art’s Dune Tours, 4 Standish St. | Map

 Walking Tours

“HerStoric” Walking Tour of Provincetown: Mon, 11/11 Details

What: Michelle Crone’s HerStory Series Continues … Come for a 2 hrs, 2 mile walk where you’ll see and hear about the women who started the Art Movement and early Lesbian life in Theater, Literature and Music in this special place called “Ptown”. Space is limited. Call 508-487-1310 for reservations. Sponsored by the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.

Date: Mon, 11/11

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Cost: $20 includes all day admission to the monument and museum.

Where: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Road | Map

The Provincetown Ghost Tour: Fri, 10/15 Details

What: Ready for a freakishly good time? Pilgrims, pirates, and people of the past fill the sights and sounds of this haunted journey through the narrow streets of Provincetown and its historic cemeteries, inns, and buildings. Come if you dare, but just be sure to get your tickets for this as soon as you can because this event will sell out.

Dates: Fri, 10/15

Times: 8 – 9:30 pm

Cost: $30. Tickets available at ProvincetownForWomen.com or by calling 508. 246.2082

Where: Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Map

Sports

Patriot’s Sunday: Sun, 10/9 Details

What: Pats vs. Browns

Dates: Sun, 10/9

Times: 1 – 4 pm

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Annual Golf Tournament: Mon, 10/10 Details

What: Come join our Annual Golf Tournament! 18 holes of golf with 60 other women and a fundraiser for the local organization Helping Our Women. This annual tournament is fun for the experienced golfer as well as the novice! Come join us as we compete for fun prizes, and celebrate at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club in Wellfleet. Tickets include coffee and pastries to start your day, shotgun start at 10am for 18 holes of golf, cart & greens fees, and a boxed lunch. Awards reception follows the game at Chequessett, with cash bar and catering by East End Market. Souvenir gift bag and plenty of prizes! Proceeds will benefit Helping Our Women.

Dates: Mon, 10/10

Times: 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: Chequessett Members, $100, Non-Members, $125

Where: Chequessett Yacht & Golf Club, 680 Chequessett Neck Rd, Wellfleet, MA 02667 | Map

Pick-Up Basketball: Tues, 10/11 – Fri, 10/14 Details

Dates: Tues, 10/11 – Fri, 10/14

Times: 10 – 11:30 am

Where: The Courts at corner of Bradford and Howland Sts | Map

Kay Halle’s Fun Run: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: More than 15 years ago, Kay Halle, a Woman Innkeeper and avid runner, started the Fun Run, a 3K run or 1.5kwalk around Ptown and the Provincelands. We continue the tradition today, meeting for a run — we’ll supply the maps — and treated afterward to breakfast at the Council on Aging. It’s a community moment, with free give-aways!

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 8 – 10 am

Cost: Registration. TBA

Where: Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 2 Mayflower St (off Winslow St) | Map

Kate Clinton’s Touch Football Game: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: What’s Women’s Week without Kate’s Touch Football Game? Whether you come to play or spectate, you are sure to have a blast as Women’s Week’s performers delight you with their antics! What will Poppy wear this year? Will Kate make a touchdown? Come see for yourself!!

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 12 – 3 pm

Where: Bas-Relief Park, 106 Bradford St | Map


Writer’s Voice Cafe: Pamela Means: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Singer-songwriter Pamela Means plays from her most recent album, Plainfield. Pamela Means, a multi-talented performer, jazz singer/songwriter. Time Out New York calls her a performer with, “mad guitar-and-vocal skills“. Pamela Means has plays with artists such as Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Patty Larkin, Melissa Ferrick, Violent Femmes, and Janis Ian.

Open Mic precedes the Cafe.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 6 – 8 pm

Cost: Free – Donation

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

Writer’s Voice Songwriting Workshop: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Pamela Means, a multi-talented performer, jazz singer/songwriter, share her talents during a songwriting workshop. Time Out New York calls her a performer with, “mad guitar-and-vocal skills“. Pamela Means has played with artists such as Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Patty Larkin, Melissa Ferrick, Violent Femmes, and Janis Ian.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $25. Lunch included

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Map

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Drumming Workshop for Women: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Drumming workshop for women — all levels are welcome! Drums provided.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 1 – 2:15 pm

Cost: $20

Where: UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial St | Map

Women’s Week Themesong Workshop: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Come be part of the creation of a theme song for Women’s Week! All Welcome. No experience necessary.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $20 Donation: All proceeds benefit Seashore Point Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

Register:

Where: Seashore Point, 100 Alden St | Map

Women’s Week Welcome Reception: Mon, 10/10 Details

What: The annual tradition continues! Connect with other visitors here enjoying Women’s Week. Free appetizers.

Dates: Mon, 10/10

Times: 3 – 5 pm

Cost: Cash Bar

Where: Kabob-e-licious, 338 Commercial St | Map

Women’s Week Wine and Spirits: Mon, 10/10 & Fri, 10/14, Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Come taste the wines of Truro Vineyards and the spirits of South Hollow Distillery. Spend the day touring the vines and winery, learning the art of distillation, sipping wine and cocktails and enjoying lunch from the Blackfish Restaurant’s food truck!

Dates: Mon, 10/10 & Fri, 10/14, Sat, 10/15

Times: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: TBA

Where: Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Road. Truro, MA (next town) | Map

Community Dinner & Performer Showcase: Tues, 10/11 Details

What: It’s the Annual Party! A great buffet dinner, and a sneak peek of your favorite Women’s Week performers’ shows! Emcee Char Priolo and special Guest Emcee Kate Clinton will keep you entertained.

Dates: Tues, 10/11

Times: 6 – 9:30 pm

Cost: General Admission $49 VIP (tables close to the stage): $75; This event always sells out, so get your tickets now!

Where: Provincetown Inn, 1 Commercial St. | Map

Annual Party / Clambake: Wed, 10/12  Details

What: The annual Clambake takes place on the harborfront at the Crown & Anchor. Choose lobster, steak or chicken as your entree. Includes the traditional Clambake foods; clams, mussels, potatoes, sausage & corn-on-the-cobb, cornbread and dessert. Don’t miss this signature Women’s Festival Events!

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $75.00. Price includes tax & gratuity

Where: Crown Cabaret at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Women’s Week “Idol”: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: “IDOL” sells out every year, so get your tickets early for one of the funniest shows on earth! Come to perform or just to watch the show. Hosted by the wickedly funny, Kate Clinton, our panel of hilarious celebrity judges – Vickie Shaw, Suede, and Jennie McNulty all make it a night of mega fun! Karen Williams kick it off. For your shot at stardom and a cash prize, arrive at 7:30PM if you want to perform. Standard Karaoke music is available for competing contestants. Paramount at The Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street. Doors open to the public at 8PM.

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 8:30 – 10:30 pm

Cost: $25 General Admission/$35 VIP preferred seating; Buy tickets online or at the Crown & Anchor box-office

Where: Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Piano Sing-Along At Porchside Bar: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Classics, Oldies, Show Tunes, Requests! Nina pours your favorite beverages.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: No Cover

Where: Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St | Map

Party with Women On A Roll: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Complimentary apps, fabulous give-aways, live music by Corday!

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 1:30 – 4 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: Anchor Inn Beach House, 175 Commercial St | Map

Womencraft 40th Birthday Party: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Help us confront our midlife crisis head-on with friendship, cake, and song!

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 7 – 9 pm

Where: Womenscrafts, 376 Commercial St | Map

Sauced (Small Plates): Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: The Central House at The Crown’s Executive Chef Michele Ragussis and her gal pal Martita Jara present to “Sauced”, a fabulous afternoon of food and libations Chef Michele will be preparing 3-4 various small plates from our Central House Restaurant and Martita will pair our delicious food with her specialty cocktail libations. Pricing includes all food items and all alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages during the event

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 3 – 5 pm

Cost: $55.00

Where: Central House at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

Tequila & Wine Tasting: Thurs, 10/13 Details

What: Hosted by Lorraine

Dates: Thurs, 10/13

Times: 3 – 4:30 pm

Cost: $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Call 508.246.2082

Where: Kabob-e-licious, 338 Commercial St | Map

Fish Fry at The Crown: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: A Provincetown tradition, the most delicious fish fry in Town! All you can eat $18, full regular menu also available.

Dates: 10/14

Times: Fri, 5 – 6 pm

Cost: $18. Reservations suggested 508.487.1430 X3

Where: Central House at the Crown and Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Map

The Crawlenger: Part Pub Crawl/Part Scavenger Hunt: Fri, 10/14 Details

What: Meet new friends as we take you on a fun and fabulous trip through the streets of Provincetown. You’ll be challenged to drink, eat and take videos & pictures at Ptowns famous bars, restaurants, landmarks and more. This event will keep you moving, thinking and laughing all the way from one end of town to the other. Participants will be divided into teams of 5-7 people. Come solo or put in a team! Each team will choose a captain and a social media person.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 3 – 5 pm

Cost: $20 a person in advance; $25 at the door /$100 for a team of up to 7 people

Where: Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Map

Bride Pride: Sat, 10/15 Details

What: Bride Pride is set to be the World’s Largest All-Girl Wedding and Renewal Ceremony, and make your plans to participate or watch this unique event! Read more

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Roux, 210 Bradford St | Map

Theater & Performance

Fay Jacobs: Aging Gracelessly: Wed, 10/12 Details

What: After a sold out performance last year at Women’s Week, Fay Jacobs and her solo show Aging Gracelessly – 50 Shades of Fay is back with another one-night only show, on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Sage Inn. A benefit for the Golden Crown Literary Society, the show includes updated material and some brand new tales. One show only!

Dates: Wed, 10/12

Times: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Cost: No cover

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

10 Minute Plays:  Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15  Details

What: 10 minute plays by Lynda Sturner, Kathleen Warnock, Candace Hammond, Lee Roscoe, Brigid Moynahan, Melissa Nussbaum Freeman, Susan Glaspell, and Eugene O’Neill. Opening Reception to follow 10/13; closing reception on 10/15. Presented by The Provincetown Dramatic Arts / Women’s International Theater Festival 2016.

Dates: Thurs, 10/13 – Sat, 10/15

Times: 7:30 – 9 pm

Cost: $20 | Tickets

Where: Davis Space, Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St | Map

Reading of Portraiture by Margaret Van Sant: Fri, 10/14 (2 Shows)  Details

What: Presented by The Provincetown Dramatic Arts / Women’s International Theater Festival 2016.

Dates: Fri, 10/14

Times: 1 – 2 pm; 4 – 5 pm

Cost: $10 | Tickets

Where: Davis Space, Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St | Map

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler: Fri, 10/14 & Sat, 10/15 Details

What: This groundbreaking play introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who liked to look at it. Sponsored by Provincetown Cares, 100% of the proceeds go towards making a differences for women in our communities.

  • Fri, 10/14: 8 – 9:30 pm
  • Sat, 10/15: 5 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $40.00 & $60.00. Purchase tickets online. Tickets will be available at Town Hall (254 Commercial St) the week before the performances.

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Map

Playwriting Workshop: Using improvisation to write your story: sat, 10/15 Details

Dates: Sat, 10/15

Times: 11 am – 2 pm

Cost: $25 | Tickets

Where: Davis Space, Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St | Map

Alzheimer’s and Caregiving for Women and LGBTQ Community: Sun, 10/9 Details

What: Come, have a drink, and talk with Dr. Molly Perdue, PhD, and Melanie Braverman, co-founders of the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center, about issues concerning women, the LGBTQ community, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dates: Sun, 10/9

Times: 3 – 4 pm

Cost: TBA

Where: Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Map

Psychic Fair: Mon, 10/10 Details

What: Join acclaimed Mediums Debbie McBride, Ginny May, Nina Koyama, Connie Marchek & Lisa Ashton for readings (Mediumship, Akashic Record & Psychic), Reiki/healing and Angel Cards/Tarot.

Dates: Mon, 10/10

Times: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost: 20 minute readings $30.00. 40 minute readings $50.00. To book call 774.266.6199 or visit http://www.debmcbride.net/

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Map

Women in 12 Step Recovery: Mon, 10/10 – Wed, 10/12 Details

What: Open meeting of women in recovery from addiction. All women welcome.

Dates: 10/10, 10/11, 10/12

Times: 9:30 – 10:30 am

Where: Recovering Hearts Bookstore, 4 Standish St | Map

Cape Cod Walks the Walk: 10/16 Details

What: Cape Cod Walks the Walk in Provincetown, a community fundraiser and celebration to raise funds for free services for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Trolley rides, food, live music- please join us!

Dates: 10/16

Times: 12 – 2 pm

Cost: TBA | alzheimerswalkcapecod.org

Where: Provincetown Town Hall, 254 Commercial St |  Map

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