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Columbus Day Weekend

Activities and Entertainers

October 3rd, 2012

Columbus Day Weekend is the Bi-Annual Monumental Yard Sale weekend, with sales going on all along Commercial Street and at residences across town. It’s the perfect way to enjoy strolling through Town, picking out a special deal or perfect decorative piece!

October brings with it a crisp tang to the air, the falling of leaves, and the last hurrah of summer crowds. It also brings the music and laughter of entertainers and activities offering Columbus Day weekend fun!

For kids of all ages, a great stop is the Whydah Pirate Museum on MacMillan Wharf. Designated a ”National Geographic Society Special Event”, the museum showcases the world’s only pirate treasure discovered, including weapons, clothing, silver coins and Akan gold jewelry! The Whydah, originally built in London in 1715 and used as a slaver, was captured by pirate “Black Sam” Bellamy, and sailed alongside other pirates including the notorious Bluebeard. It sank off Wellfleet in 1717, and the wreck site still contains an unprecedented cross-cultural collection of treasures from over fifty ships captured by Bellamy. Learn how archaeologists recover priceless treasures from the sea-bed and discover the history behind the pirate legends! Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids and seniors, and the museum is open 10-5 daily.

Sophisticated music fans, take special note! Two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Matt Alber and Broadway pianist Dwight Okamura have written a brand new jazz theater show, "How High The Moon," which will premiere on Sunday, October 7th, 9pm, at The Paramount Crown & Anchor. The show will incorporate music from the songbooks of Mel Torme, Chet Baker and Irving Berlin and new arrangements of pop hits by Kenny Rankin, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Coldplay and more. According to Matt Alber, "Dwight and I close the show with a new original jazz song we co-wrote in the style of Chet Baker called "Believe Me," which turns out to be the first song our characters are aware of the audience!" The show plays for only one night, so don’t miss out! Tickets are available at the Crown’s website.

For the theater crowd, check out Meryl Cohn’s “Reasons to Live,” directed by Liesel de Boor, at the Provincetown Theater. Called “non-stop funny” and “wickedly insightful” by the Provincetown Banner, this comedy about love and tragedy will present ten performances from October 4-14. In the play, the Silverstein family comes together for a wedding, but finds that nothing is as it seems. Tickets are $28, or $25 for seniors and students, and are available at the Provincetown Theater web site.

Just a reminder that tickets are still available for the Provincetown Library’s fabulous fundraiser, “Barnacles and Brine,” on October 6th. This promises to be a memorable event, with yummy noshes provided by Victor’s, Cosmos Catering and Farland Provisions. The deck of the Rose Dorothea ship replica will be the stage for entertainment by the sparkling Zoe Lewis and her crew. Come out on October 6th from 4-7 pm and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors, some good food, a little great music, and help support a worthy cause! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Library, Wired Puppy Coffee and Seamen’s Bank.

Chris Daniels is a writer, photographer and woman-about-town who shares her life with a bossy cat and “Damon, the Dog With the Toy”

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