Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What's Happening on the Outer Cape?

Members of the PB Boulangerie staff were all wearing Provincetown Film Festival T-shirts on Sunday afternoon, when Sven and I stopped by after the beach. The line was out the door, as usual. I hate to think what it will be like in July and August! Progress has been made on the deck, above, but unfortunately the bistro opening is now scheduled for July.

Speaking of the Film Festival, there are so many new films that festival-goers are often stumped on which ones to choose. I can highly recommend "BirthMarkings" by my friend, Academy Award Winning filmmaker, Margaret Lazarus, who recently relocated to Eastham. Her new film is going to be shown Wednesday June 16 at 9:45 PM, Friday June 18 at 2PM and Sunday June 20 at 11:30. She will be at the Wednesday and Sunday screenings. The idea for the film began when Margaret read that the post-birth tummy tuck was one of the fastest growing plastic surgeries. It started her on a meditation about what it means that, in our culture, we feel pressure to erase the signs of creation and dynamism. The film emerged from that. I am looking forward to seeing it. (Read about Margaret’s earlier work here.)

Of course, this week we also have great plays at WHAT. The critics have praised both Daughter of Venus, at the Julie Harris Stage, and Colorado, at the smaller harbor venue.

June 17th Moby Dick’s Restaurant is partnering with the Sampson Fund to raise money for veterinary care, 11:30 to 8:30. So, go to Moby’s for lunch Thursday, spend a few hours at the beach, then dine that evening at the Juice which will be hosting a benefit for the artists of Matenwa, Haiti. Two seatings are planned, one at 6 and another at 7:30. $35 at the door provides a choice of appetizer, delicious fish or tofu entrĂ©e, and a glass of wine or Haitian rum punch. Plan to shop at RaRa, next door, for a scarf or T-shirt. Again, all sales benefit the artists of Matenwa, a town with a very special relationship to Wellfleet. Ellen LeBow created the design on the new T-shirts. It's fantastic!

Finally, check out my garden, which is what all our guests have been exclaiming over this week. The rain has been beneficial. With the sun out today, everything will pop even more ….