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Thanks to everyone who has helped this 5th edition become our biggest! Please take a look through and notice the ads. (Some are really hot.) And then be a one of those people who lets them know you saw it in Ptown Hacks. We appreciate it. And who doesn’t like to be acknowledged...even if you’re not buying something. Advertising is kind of just saying “Hi” and that your business is welcomed. And honestly, we can’t take even that for granted. So pass along some of the appreciateion we’re also sending your way for having a look and hopefully picking up some of the love we have for the place. So much love... we moved here. ‘ Say hi if you see us out and about (or email at with comments or to be part of next year’s edition. It’s not you. We really did split covers. Collect them all-- Provincetown First Pride (by the Guild, with Bang the Queen, Jaymes Mansfield, Miss Richfield and Chichi) and Steve Grand ( ). And look for our new ARTStickers in most print versions --Michael Goff, Andy Towle, and Ptown Hacks

10-18 New or updated this summer. Get the scoop. 20 Bars: open every day. 22 BARS: Weekly parties 24 SHOWS: Weekly shows in. 26-30 Shows June-Sept. 32-34 Shop Best of Ptown 36 AIDS memorial. Ex-porn star wants to marry you.


38 Dog Essentials 41 Town Essentials 42-3 Map of town 44 Outdoor Essentials 48 Theme Weeks 50-52 Ten-stop Art Walk. 54-60 The Food Pages…food and dining experiences.

62-64 7 Flawless ways to get sun... beaches, pools, boats.

66-72 Where to Stay? More guest houses, hotels, options

74 There are dumb questions 76 Your body and its spas, gyms, salons and massages.

80 Drag-show-matic Pick one. 82 Reserve for Fall


Authentic Italian-American Outdoor Terrace ~ Upstairs Cocktail Bar ~ Center of Town Dinner Reservations or 774-593-5945 133 Bradford Street

GET AROUND PTOWN With Coast Provincetown’s stylin’ state-of-the-art e-bike, you can see all of Ptown and still have energy for a night out. Reserve online at for $25/hr or $99/day, and their concierge delivers an e-bike to you. The e-bike’s 20-mile charge also powers up a phone. DRINK SOMETHING LOCAL Ptown’s a drinking town. Shoal Hope is our first locally produced hard cider, available at Yardarm Liquors, Strangers & Saints, (more at It’s the name Bartholomew Gosnold gave the Cape in 1602, before discovering the bay held a bounty of cod.

NEW IN 2018 (cont.)

BRING ART HOME Commission a portrait from Gaston Lacombe, consider some of his existing work, or just enjoy what’s on display. He merges vibrant hand drawing with photography in his new Studio Lacombe exhibition and work space on the 2nd floor of Whaler’s Wharf. 237 Commercial. FRESH PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS Kaufman and Hart’s classic You Can’t Take It With You and Terrence McNally’s look at gay love and life amid the AIDS crisis, Love! Valour! Compassion! are on the Provincetown Theater stage this summer thanks to its new artistic director, Obie-winning playwright David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me). Get tix at their new in-town box office at 230 Commercial or 238 Bradford. 508-487-7487, FLY INTO FASHION Seaplane’s limited-edition print shirts in dazzling colors and bold patterns are not for wallflowers! Designer Schuyler Brown comes to Ptown from Palm Springs, where his first location took off (wink). The shirts, hand-manufactured in small batches, celebrate sea and sky.


IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS Home goods, paintings, driftwood sculptures, jewelry, t-shirts, soaps from local artists and artisans are at the The Joy Project, a “pop-up” shop where live chickens roam the store and fresh flowers are for sale, as available. 246b Commercial. JAPANESE STREET SNACKS Named for a legendary raccoon-dog in Japan, Tanuki takes over the Happy Camper space, owner Bekah Powers told Eater Boston. She’ll start with lunch and open again after tea and is hoping to stay open late. “I’m ready for every bear from the A-House... they’re engrossed in conversation ...and they just want a little snack to soak up some of that alcohol. Maybe some romance blossoms.” 227 Commercial. PLATES OF GRACE Mistralino’s new owners Dominick Marangi and Matt Tuminello, a NYC couple with a longtime love for Ptown, have reinvented the rustic two-level 1840 home across from the Pilgrim Monument. New York chef John Gonzalez prepares classic Italian plates including spring pea agnotti, rib eyes and filets, chicken parmigiana and lasagna al forno. 133 Bradford, 774593-5945,


PILGRIM’S PROGRESS New owners have renamed Sage Inn to Pilgrim House as the establishment in that location was known from the 19th century until a few years ago. This new iteration of the hotel has 19 rooms, entertainment nightly and a farm-to-table restaurant. Henry David Thoreau stayed and Judy Garland and Lily Tomlin performed here. Not all three at the same time. Now Miss Richfield does! 336 Commercial, 508-487-6424, PUT A RING ON IT Pick your frostings and toppings at The Donut Experiment or snag one already made, like maple glazed with bacon bits, or with caramel Reese’s Pieces drizzled in peanut butter. 293 Commercial. KNOW YOUR STATUS Get tested for STDs, fast and free, at the new AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod Drop-in Center. HIV/STI screenings, care referrals, and expedited access to PrEP! Frequently free (good) lube and condoms. 148a Commercial, 508-487-9445, NEW AND IMPROVED: Crown & Anchor’s revamped courtyard featuring a raw bar and tables for dining/drinks...The Queen Vic’s roof deck with fabulous sunset views...Bubala’s stunning, freshly-laid patio ... Bradford St. has new bike lanes and Johnson St. has new bike racks at the water...T-shirtery Tom Sharp has opened an east end shop...Woodman/Shimko Gallery has added a west end location...Rosie’s Cantina offers counter-service tacos at the old Burger Queen space across from Patio...And finally, Water’s Edge Cinema has a marquee.

BAR CRAWL-OPEN DAILY-WEST TO EAST Drinks served daily at these addresses on (or just off) Commercial Street

1 - Provincetown Inn Pool daytime swim, drinks West End Lounge kitsch, murals 15 - The Red Inn, happy hour, views 175 (Bradford Ext.) Victor’s happy hour 161 - Boatslip Tea Dance 3-7 DJ Maryalice, Ptown tradition Buoy Bar cocktails 177 - Bayside Betsy’s restaurant bar 9 (Carver) Gifford House Porchside cruisy, pool Purgatory DJ, dark corners 10 (Carver) Shipwreck outdoor firepits 207 - Aqua Bar outdoor drinks, ocean view 4-6 (Masonic) A-House dance. DJ. Cruise Little Bar. Macho Bar has porn

237 - Ross’ Grill happy hour tapas, view 247 - Crown & Anchor Paramount dancing Dive Bar for sing-along Vault for cruising, porn Wave Bar for videos 258 - Velvet dancing, parties nightly 265 - Waydowntown restaurant, live music 269 - Tin Pan Alley restaurant, live music 293 - Underground mixed, pool, dancing 323 - Old Colony Tap mostly-straight, dive 335 - The Squealing Pig pub restaurant 359 - Harbor Lounge cocktails, ocean view 404 - Strangers & Saints restaurant, happy hour small plates, fancy cocktails

Jeff and Paul can help you celebrate the 220th year since AHouse opened

WHERE CAN I GO OUT TONIGHT? FRIDAYS $100 Prize Nights A-House, themes. Studio 2054 Velvet disco soiree Doug Repetti Gifford House Piano. ThF Bobby Wetherbee Crown & Anchor Dive Bar singalong ThFSaSu. Jon Richardson Tin Pan Alley piano ThFSa Scream Along w/Billy Grotta Bar, 13th year SATURDAYS Underwear Party Purgatory dirty dancing Global DJs Paramount dancing, deck DJ David Knapp (Atl.)7/14;Perry Twins (LA) 8/11; DJ Brett Oosterhaus (NYC) 8/18 SUNDAYS Rehab Sundays Shipwreck Leather night Purgatory dancing, cruising Church Grotta Bar dancing, locals Gerald Goode Tin Pan Alley piano

MONDAYS Mellow Mondays Shipwreck w/ marshmallows Gesellschaft Velvet style, glam, drag dance Doug Repetti Crown & Anchor Dive Bar MTu Jim Brosseau Tin Pan Alley piano, vocals TUES Chill Tuesdays Shipwreck WEDS Fag Bash Purgatory dance, djs, drags | July 4: Scooter (Toronto) + NARK (Sea.)| 8/15 OCTO OCTA | 8/22 The Carry Nation Rewind Shipwreck w retro music Stage & Screen Musicals Wave Bar @ Crown VJ Tom Yaz THURS Underwear Party Purgatory


Always check with the venue! Things change a lot.


Star Boys | Burlesque, W-Su|CA Bobby Wetherbee | Piano Bar, Th-Su|CA Julie Wheeler | Comedy, Tu in July, Th in Aug |CA Illusions Drag Revue | Drag, Sa-Tu|CA Mona Mour | Drag, Th|CA ‘Creme de la Dregs’ Dina Martina |Drag, W-Su|CA Doug Repetti | Piano Bar, MTu|CA ‘Cher LIVE’, Thirsty Burlington | Drag, WFr|CA BenDeLaCreme (until early Aug) | Drag, W-Su|CA ‘Funny Stories’ James Judd | Perf, W-Su|C

GIFFORD HOUSE LOUNGE Billy Hough | Piano bar, Sa|GH-L Doug Repetti | Piano bar, ThF|GH-L


Far Land Sunset Series | Music, WSu | Herring Cove Lip-Schtick | Drag, Th-Su|UU Mtg House Showgirls! | Drag, M|A-House Hair (the musical), Peregrine Ensemble| Play, T-Su|FH Scream Along With Billy | Tunes, F|Grotta Bar Love, Valor,Compassion 7/16-8/30 | Play, M-Th|PT


‘Beach City Bimbo’ Jinkx Monsoon | Drag, Sa-M |AH ‘Forbidden Diznee’ Miss Conception | Drag, Sa-Tu|AH ‘Hocum Pokem’ Jinkx, Peaches & Liza | Drag, WTh|AH ‘The Whining’, Varla & Peaches | Drag, F-S|AH Well-Strung | Music, Su-W|AH Steve Grand | Music, W-Fr|AH


Jaymes Mansfield | Drag, MThFSa|PH Miss Richfield 1981 | Drag, W-Su |PH Jimmy James, Divas are... (to 7/24) | Drag, Th-Tu|PH Esera Tuaolo close 7/28 | Perf, Some Th-Tu|PH

P.OFFICE CAFE MaleCall | Burlesque, T-Su |POC Raja | Drag, Th-Su|POC Liza Lott |Drag, T|POC ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ | Aurora Sexton | Drag, Tu-Su|POC Trixie Mattel | Drag, W-Su |POC

Starboys: a sci-fi burlesque Crown & Anchor


TH: Town Hall POC: Post Office Cafe | 303 Commercial CA: Crown & Anchor | 247 Commercial, 508-487-1430 AH: Art House | 214 Commercial 508-487-9222 FH: Fisherman’s Hall | 12 Winslow

EB: East End Books | 389 Commercial,

PH: Pilgrim House | 508-487-6424 508-487-0006 508 413-9059 PT: Provincetown Theater | 238 Bradford, 508 -487-7487 GH-L: Gifford House Lobby Piano Bar | 9 Carver, 508-487-0688

ONE NIGHT/SHORT RUNS 24 Jeannette de Beauvoir | “The Deadliest JUNE WEEKLY Blessing: A Provincetown Mystery” Book |EB Jaymes Mansfield | Drag, FSa | PH Scream Along With Billy | Music, F | Grotta Miss Richfield 1981 | Drag, SSu | PH Kristin Becker | Comedy, F | PH Dina Martina | Drag, FrSa | CA Bobby Wetherbee | Piano Bar, Th-Su | CA Illusions Revue | Drag, SaSu | CA


12-13 Migguel Anggelo | ‘Welcome to LaMisa Baby Perf |PT 19-20 Nora Burns |‘David’s Friend’ Perf | PT 23 Larry Collins, |Remember Me , Book |EB 23-27 Jackie Beat |Drag |POC

Nora Burns in “David’s Friend” at Provincetown Theater PT

26-1 Candis Cayne | Drag |POC 26-27 Chris Harder |‘Porn To Be a Star’ Perf |PT 29,30 Independence |DJ Blacklow (29), DJ Alex Acosta (30), VJ TomYaz|CA 30 TEDx Provincetown, 20/20: | Speakers |FH


1 Rough Trade|DJ Susan Morabito|CA 1,2,4 Trade Pool Parties|DJs Rodolfo Bravat(1), JWarren(2), GSP(4)| CA 1-2 Tori Scott | Music |AH 2-3 Pam Ann| Comedy|CA 2-3 Maddelyn Hatter ‘Let’s Get Madd’ | Drag|CA 3 Freedom Beach Party |Brett Henrichsen| CA 7-8 Branden & James | Music |AH 7 Improvincetown | Com |PH 8 Dickslap (Seattle)| DJ| Velvet 9 Harder (NYC) | DJ|The Underground 8 Michael Cunningham, |Fine Arts Work Center 8-9 Bearlesque, All Male Bear |Burlesque | CA 9 Blame it on Bianca Del Rio! | Drag |AH@TH 9-10 Matt Alber, Bear Week | Music |CA 9-11 Sam Morrison |“One Man’s Journey to Cure Heterosexuality” Perf | PH 10 Polyglamorous (SF) |DJ |Velvet 10 Neil Thornton | Perf | CA 11-12 Tom Goss, Bear Week | Music | CA

12 Horse Meat Disco (London) ||A-House


PH: Pilgrim House CA: Crown & Anchor AH: Art House

TH: Town Hall POC: Post Office Cafe EB: East End Books

Contact info in previous section: Weekly Shows


13 Studio 2054 | DJ| Velvet

14 Mrs. Smith and Rage | Guitar Drag | FH 15-16 Judy Kuhn | Perf | AH 16 Chelsea Piers |You There RU? It’s Me Chelsea| Drag |CA 17 Adam Pascal | Perf | AH 17-19 Vickie Shaw | Perf | CA 17 Zoe Lewis & Bootleggers | Music | PH 18 Girl Splash Idol | Perf | CA 18-22 Suzanne Westenhoefer | Com |POC 18-20 Poppy’s Popppin’ N Rockin’ Comedy Show | Perf | PH 19-20 Christine Ebersole | Perf | AH 19 Roxanna Ward | Music | CA

Bad times bring good art, they say. Matt Alber is here for Bear Week (7/9-10), Amy Siskind for GirlSplash (7/19); Bob the Drag Queen for Labor Day (9/2). Mrs. Smith returns with a band (7/14) and Randy Rainbow’s live (8/6-7). 19 Jessica Kirson | Perf | CA 19 Amy Siskind , “The List” | Book | EB 20 Amy Hoffman| The Off Season”|Book|EB 21 Richard Boch |“The Mudd Club” | Book |EB 22 Masha Gessen | Fine Arts Work Center 23 Lucie Arnaz | Cabaret | CA 23-24 Sandra Bernhard |“Sandemonium” | PH


PH: Pilgrim House CA: Crown & Anchor AH: Art House

TH: Town Hall POC: Post Office Cafe EB: East End Books

Contact info in previous section: Weekly Shows

23-27 Deven Green | Perf | AH 23-1 Joan Rivers Tribute Show | Drag | PH 26 Barbara Radnofsky | New Developments: A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment” | Book | EB 28-29 Will Swenson | Perf | AH 28 GLAD Summer Party | Benefit | Monument 29 Sudi (Rick Karatas) Rainbow Rels. |Book |EB 30-31 Marisol Montalvo | Perf | AH 30 The Generations Project | Story | CA 30 Lyle Ashton Harris| Today I Shall Judge Nothing ...” | Book | EB 30-1 Paige Turner | Drag me to the Top! | PH 31 Gabriela Herman | The Kids: The Children

of LGBTQ Parents... | Book | EB

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2-4 Lee Squared | Liberace Peggy Lee | PH 4-5 Sierra Boggess | Perf | AH 4 Bill Hayes | Insomniac City Book | EB 5 Telly Leung | Perf | CA 5 David Sedaris | Com/Book | TH 5-9 Baloney, SF’s’s Male Revue | Burlesque |PH 6 Love Letters, by AR Gurney starring Patricia Clarkson and Bryan Batt | Play | AH@TH 6-7 The Skivvies | Perf | CA 6-7 Randy Rainbow | Comedy/Cabaret | CA 6-8 Amy & Freddy, | Perf | PH 9-10 Unitard, | Comedy | AH 9 Provincetown Jazz Festival | Music | CA 10-19 Provincetown Murder Mystery | Perf | CA 11 Paula Poundstone | Comedy | CA@TH 11-16 Brian Justin Crum | Music | PH

Patricia Clarkson and Bryan Batt, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. One night. Town Hall. August 6. Benefits Sandy Hook Promise. 12 Liz Callaway | Perf | AH 12-14 ‘The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart’ Ryan Raftery, | Perf | CA 13 Jeremy Jordan | Perf | AH@TH 13-14 Leslie Jordan ‘Exposed’ | Comedy | CA 17-18 Bruce Vilanch | Comedy | CA 17-30 Taming of the Tension | Coco Peru, Drag|PH 20-21 Melissa Manchester, | Music | FH 20-29 3’s Company -- Kasha Davis, Pandora Boxx, Darlene Lake | Drag | PH


PH: Pilgrim House CA: Crown & Anchor AH: Art House

TH: Town Hall POC: Post Office Cafe EB: East End Books

21-22 Stephanie J. Block | Perf | AH 24-26 Marti Gould Cummings | Drag CA 24-27 Marilyn Maye w Billy Stritch | Perf | AH 25 Anthony Rapp | Perf | CA 27-7 Linda Eder | Perf | CA 28-2 Lady Bunny | Drag | POC


1 Alice Ripley | Performance | AH 2 Bob the Drag Queen | Drag | AH@TH 6-8 Midnight At The Never Get | Theater | AH 6-8 Sherry Vine | Drag | POC 9 Kathy Najimy | ‘Lift Up Your Skirt’ , Perf | TH

Best of Provincetown

Our town’s decadent and mouthwatering must-haves. Lands End HardThe Red Inn team East end gastropub ware has the YETI says its most over- Strangers & Saints’ line of coolers. Since the-top offering pairs grilled, locallyPtown just voted to sourced halibut the Teatini (Earl ban plastic straws sliders with pickled Grey-infused gin), and styrofoam startmango, cilantro and with a ing next year it might house-made harissa “million dollar be time to invest in view” of Long Point. are a local favorite. the coveted brand. Served inside or on Spicy and sweet, Option to buy share with a friend the deck. $13. online and pick up. or eat them all. 404 15 Commercial. 337 Commercial. Commercial. h h Bear Cone T-shirt Scoop up thousands at Mate. Playful, of shells at Carol instantly iconic and Kambar’s Shell perhaps ironic, with Shop. Art supplies, an art vibe, and depending how you a nautica l touch to a costume, or h see it, a double a rare beauty that Scrub stress away h entendre. Tanks can become a focal Have the Eggwith an aromatic $25, Tees $30, pointin your home steaming and touffée at Yolqueria. and L/S Thermal decrating. Giant gommage (clay Cajun-grilled shrimp $40. mateprovincclam shells 12-35” scrub) in Namasté in a folded cage-free 349 wide. $200-2,700. Spa’s Moroccan egg under a rich Commercial. 276 Commercial. hammam, étouffée sauce. $19 h “an indulgent with potatoes and journey of steam, kale crunch salad This summer you’ll want to clay and aroma.” with spicy Kimchi grab gazpacho + a key-lime tart Single $175/Couple dressing, 401 1/2 at Relish on the way to the beach $240. 14 Johnson. Commercial. ...or the way back. 93 Commercial 508-487-4242.

More ‘Best of Provincetown’

Arcadia’s Italian, hand-made, Bellagio duffel with large pockets, durable leather handles and matching shoulder strap is styled to a be a “classic for decades.” $549.95, 141 Commercial.

h Crown & Anchor staff said “size matters” when we inquired about Chef Edwin’s Glorious Seafood Towers. Oysters on the half shell, clams, shrimp, lobster, and peekytoe crab are served. Large. $116. h Always check MAP for exclusives. For 2018: handmade hats by Anthony Peto;

At the John Derian Store start with the Astier candle named “Provincetown,” described as “fresh air and sea mist combined with the scents of wild berries, beach grass,wintergreen and cedar that have grown for millennia around the dunes and salty marshlands...”Derian says the container will “remind you of your bondage night or the beautiful blue waves of the sea.” Or all of the above. $90, 396 Commercial.

Poncho by Martin Keehn; Cutler and Gross shades. h Rosé all day with Rock Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé in a super-sized Methuselah large format bottle (size of 8 standard bottles.) From the makers of Whispering Angel. $360 at Perry’s Wine and Liquors 1 Tremont. h Live lobsters ready to cook! Call before 5 and Lobster Pot cooks them for free.

Mac’s Market has a combo Lobster Clambake. h Adam’s Nest has copies of the 1,000 limited edition reissue of Bob Mizer’s Physique Pictorial, 27 years after it shut down, t-shirts benefiting the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, original embroidery pieces by Kinky Needles, and, commitment chains by MarLa Studio., 379A Commercial.


A quarter mile or so of dunes that used to be middle of ‘Boy Beach’ were wiped out so getting there and back is hazardous at high tide. It’s not just hold-your-phone-up-high-depth any more, and there may be strong currents pulling you out to sea. Also uncovered: the foundations of early 20th century submarine test towers, affectionately dubbed ‘gay henge’. The deep harbor near shore made it ideal for submarines calibrating a nautical mile.

‘GAY-HENGE’ AIDS MEMORIAL INSTALLED Provincetown installed its AIDS memorial this summer. And it’s already sacred to some as a repository for or means of accessing and processing the traumatic losses. Stop and see it on the grounds of Town Hall. Many gay men came here to live and die in the 80s and 90s. Many other gay men, lesbians and allies forged a strong response across the town. And that is what the town honors in the prose describing the epidemic, (but doesn’t mention the homophobia that made it necessary or the populations hardest hit.)

EX-PORN STAR WANTS TO MARRY YOU. Long-time guide for Art’s Dune Tours Frankie Valenti (aka Johnny Hazzard) knows a ton about Provincetown, the dunes, and the many creative, quirky washashores whose footsteps he walks in. He also knows a thing or two about love and making it. So getting ordained, kind of follows. As he wrote on Instagram, “I will now add this to my list of ‘can-


GET MARRIED dos!’... Book a sunset dune tour ... Who else can say that they were married by an ex-porn star in the dunes of the Cape?”

Politically engaged, socially conscious, a bit naughty. Art, apparel, jewelry, and whatnot! 379A Commercial St Provincetown’s East End and online. adamsnest


,Dog walker/pet sitter? Get Katie Ledoux, Marc Guerette

(or a referral from them). Call/Text (774) 722-9032. , Dogs welcome outside at Bubala’s, Crown & Anchor, Gov. Bradford, Twisted, Patio, Joe Coffee, Bliss. ,Off leash Town beaches 6-9am and 6-9pm, Pilgrim Bark Park (Rte 6 @ Shank Painter) , On-Leash Up to 6 ft length at Seashore. Never near lifeguards, nesting birds, and bike trails. ,Vet Herring Cove Animal Hosp. 508-487-6449. 83 Shank Painter 24-Hour C.A.R.E. S. Dennis 508-398-7575 ,Dangers! Foxes and coyotes have killed cats and small dogs recently. Ticks, salt water ingestion, hot cars, and bacterial leptospirosis from licking rodent or fox urine. It’s zoonotic, not easy to catch, but possible from saliva or urine contact.

Cape Cod Life 2017 Gold for Fine Dining

Open 7 Days • Happy Hour 3-5 • Dinner 5-10 508.487.1777 • 175 Bradford Street Ext. (at West Vine), P-town


GETTING HERE -- Compare all bus/ train combo options. AIR Cape Air. 800-CAPEAIR directs from Boston and in season from White Plains. FERRIES. Bay State Cruises 617-748-1428 Boston Harbor Cruises 617227-4321 CAR Check bridge delays. Speeding Tickets Low limits and they ticket. (Eastham, 40MPH; Wellfleet, 45MPH, Truro, 50MPH) PARKING. Consider not bringing a car. Lots at pier, town center, Prince/Bradford are more expensive. Also, metered spots. Best parking deal is Jerome Smith lot near the 6A $50/week. Provincetown Parking Office: 508-487-7050. Check for street cleaning if in metered street parking ($100 ticket).

Jeffrey’s Car Service 4100; Mercedes Cab 3333; Cape Cab 2222;

Black & White Taxi 7800; Ptown Taxi Service 9958. Uber and Lyft? You can try. SHUTTLE Cape Cod Transit. Every 30 minutes from Macmillan Wharf, North Truro, Ptown Inn, Airport, Herring Cove, Race Point and Province Lands Visitor Center. $2 adult fare. Or flag it down, CAR WASH: @thesteam-

guysprovincetown on Facebook will steam your car using little water. (Town bylaws forbid hose usage.) MEDICAL HELP 911 if emergency, or try Outer Cape Health Services 49 Harry Kemp, 508-487-9395. After-hours urgent care is referred to on-duty EMTs at Shank Painter firehouse. MASSAGE/BODYWORK: Carpe Diem’s Namaste Spa 12-14 Johnson, 508-487-4242 Ptown Massage 182 Commercial, 508-487-3411 SUPERMARKET Stop and Shop, 56 Shank Painter, 508-487-4903 Coin laundromat same lot. LATE NIGHT SNACKS/ GAS: Gulf , 128 Bradford; 508487-4345; Cumberland Farms 100 Shank Painter at 6A, 508 487-3217 Dog Walks Katie Ledoux,

Call/Text (774) 722-9032.




OUTDOOR ESSENTIALS DUNE TOURS Art’s Dune Tours Hour-long or new full-day adventures. Add on kayak, fishing, painting or sunrise photo trips. Pick up beer and wine at their new package store next door. 4 Standish, 508-487-1950, BIKES Phone 508-487-(XXXX) Arnold’s Bikes, 0844 329 Commercial The Bike Shack, 0232 63 Shank Painter Gale Force Bikes, 4849 144 Bradford Ext. Ptown Bikes, 8735 42 Bradford Provincetown Bike 774-447-4539, 136 Bradford. EBIKES TRAILS Cape Cod National Seashore has 10 miles of stunning trails Map at provincelands.asp

BOATS Flyer’s, 508-4870898, power boats, kayaks, sailboats, paddle boards, moorings, party boats, Long Point shuttle AquaSports, kayaks/paddleboards, 508-413-9563, Parasail, 508-487-8359, WHALES Dolphin Fleet, 508-240-3636, Alpha Whale Watch (pvt groups), 508-221-5920, SeaSalt Charters pvt group 508-444-2SEA. SAILING CHARTERS Schooner Hindu, 305-5091771, Moment Sailing, 347-8577245,

Dog Gone Sailing Charters, (bring pups) 508-566-0410, KIDS ACTIVITIES West End Racing Club (WERC) 508-487-9633, FISHING CHARTERS Odysea w Captain Ralph (Wicked Tuna), odyseatuna@, Cape Tip’n, 508-277-0840, Beth Ann 860-716-0202, NATIONAL SEASHORE Province Lands Visitor Center 171 Race Point Rd. Open May-Oct 9-5. Observation deck, exhibits. BONFIRES Permits issued at Province Lands Visitors Center (see above) starting at 9am daily. In-person requests filled before phone reservations. Can reserve 3 days ahead in person. Pick up day of by 3:30. No glass on beach. Dogs on leash. Watch for Coyotes.


Big Gay Halloween July 4


Provincetown Pride (1st ever!) 6/1-6/3 (LGBTQ and allies, come out ) Film Festival 6/13-6/17 (Cinephiles, celeb imports, captivating creators) Independence Week 6/30-7/7 (Partying patriots, circuit boys, red, white and blue) Bear Week 7/7-7/15 (Furry gay men and those who love them) Girl Splash 7/17-7/21 (Ladies and ladies) Family Week 7/28-8/4 (Gaybies, the guppie stroller crowd, DILFs) Drag Camp 7/28-8/4 (Week-long drag gathering. Go pro or look like it) Carnival 8/11-8/18 (2018 theme: Mardi Gras by the Sea) Labor Day Week and White Party 8/25-9/3 (Last of summer fun seekers) Tennessee Williams Festival 9/27-9/30 (Lovers of the legendary playwright) Mates Leather Weekend 9/27-9/30 (Leather men, kinksters, beards, bondage) Women’s Week 10/8-10/14 (Guess who the demographic might be?) Spooky Bear Weekend 10/26-10/28 (Gay Halloween. It’s in the streets)­


THE MUST-SEE ART WALK It’s hard to know where to start here in America’s oldest art colony. So here’s our curated stroll (west to east). Friday evening openings are good people watching. Anytime is good to see the art.

1 (131 Commercial) Woodman/Shimko Gallery. Gorgeous new location in the west end (visit their east end gallery too at 398 Commercial)! Striking paintings, rugged portraits, sculpture and ceramics by local rtists including Cassandra Complex, Tim Scapes, and Christopher Sousa. 2 (167 Commercial) Jo Hay Open Studio Gallery. Rotating shows of contemporary artists and, if you’re lucky, Jo Hay’s trademark bigger-than-life bunnies. 3 (237 Commercial, 1st floor) Frederick Studio. Painter, cartoonist, and illustrator James Frederick’s colorful Ptown street scenes on wood panels, abstract works, coloring books, and comics leap off the walls! 4 (237 Commercial, 2nd floor) Studio Lacombe. You’ll know someone (perhaps yourself?) who would look stunning in one of photographer/artist Gaston Lacombe’s bright, innovative portrait photo-drawings. Commission one, or pick from what’s on display.

THE MUST-SEE ART WALK, CONT. 5 (115 Bradford) CUSP Gallery. Curtis Speer’s painterly photographs and self-portraits turn heads every time. Ordinary objects made instantly iconic. Rotating shows of emerging photographers too. 6 (349 Commercial) Kyle Ringquist Gallery. A working studio where Kyle’s bold reverse paintings on plexiglas of whale pods, floral bursts, and vivid electric seascapes take shape before your eyes. 7 (432 Commercial) AMP ‘Art Market Provincetown’. Always something lively taking place here - readings, music, and other happenings - amidst ongoing shows of contemporary art. 8 (439 Commercial) The William Scott Gallery. Emerging and mid-career contemporary artists like John Dowd, whose street scenes evoke many a memory of time spent in Ptown. 9 (494 Commercial) Schoolhouse Gallery - You’ll be astonished to learn the history of this building but the art it contains is also a treasure trove of Ptown, including local Mark Adams, whose paintings explore the flora, fauna, geography, and maps of the Cape. 10 The Unexpected. Find it along the way. That’s what art’s all about. Look for some of our other favorites: Bowersock Gallery, On Center Gallery, Kobalt Gallery, Four Eleven Gallery, Julie Heller Gallery, Alden Gallery, TJ Walton Gallery, Stewart Clifford Gallery, and Berta Walker Gallery. Emerging artists rotate at Fine Arts Work Center’s Hudson Walker Gallery. Don’t miss Provincetown Art Association and Museum, PAAM, Cape Cod’s most attended art museum.


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LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO EAT... ...LUNCH The outdoor raw bar at the Crown & Anchor has the best new street view. For more sunny dining, try Patio with its many outdoor tables. Pepe’s Wharf is waterfront and we love a good Bloody Mary there. Get a high-top at the NorEast Beer Garden and take an afternoon break with their excellent brew selection and gastro-pub fare. Also recommended (mentioned elsewhere) Yolqueria, Bubala’s, Bayside Betsy’s, and Lobster Pot. The bloody at Harbor Lounge is garnished with almost a full salad. WITH LIVE MUSIC OR SPORTS ON TV? Tin Pan Alley is a seasonal American restaurant and piano lounge with music nightly from Jon Richardson, Gerald Goode, or Jim Brosseau. Waydowntown offers modern eclectic fare with live rock and blues bands 4 nights a week. 1620 Brewhouse is a burger and sports bar with a wide selection of beers. The Squealing Pig offers TV sports with pub fare. ...AT THE BAR When we’re out on our own and want to sit at the bar and eat, we love Joon Bar, Ross’ Grill, The Red Inn, Liz’s Cafe, Mac’s Seafood, Strangers & Saints, Jimmy’s Hideaway, Spindler’s, Sal’s Place, Crown & Anchor, and Local 186. THAT’S OK FOR KIDS? Lobster Pot (must-visit Instagram opp. as well). Steamed or baked lobster, of course! Fanizzi’s has a massive menu and Sunday brunch buffet. Bubala’s is great for people watching and has ample outdoor seating. Vorelli’s offers burgers and basic fare right downtown. The Mayflower Cafe is another Ptown classic - have the baked sea scallops stuffed with Ritz crackers.

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Patio (4003) 328 Commercial; Pepe’s Wharf (8717) 371 Commercial; NorEast Beer Garden 206 Commercial; Bubala’s (0773) 183 Commercial; Lobster Pot (0842) 321 Commercial; Tin Pan Alley (1648) 269 Commercial; Waydowntown (8800) 265 Commercial; 1620 Brewhouse (5180) 214 Commercial; The Squealing Pig (5804) 335 Commercial; Napi’s (1145) 7 Freeman; Fanizzi’s (1964) 539 Commercial; Vorelli’s (2778) 226 Commercial; Mayflower Cafe (0121) 300 Commercial. If not listed here see previous pages.


The Red Inn’s old Cape elegance and harbor views, filet mignon, smoked duck are among the good choices. • Sal’s Place (pictured) a European vibe with modern takes on Italian classics. • Victor’s is upbeat, lively and intimate, withsmall plates that feel special: Deconstructed ahi Napoleon. • Saki offers beautiful sushi and a huge, well-appointed room with large tables and intimate booths.• We’ve had many memorable meals at Joon Bar. Frequently we have duck sliders. • Baie’s lighter Mediterranean vibe feels easy but thoughtful - try the creamy spaghetti with garlic shrimp. • The cozy, classic Italian old-school caverns of Ciro & Sal’s make an intimate escape - we love their vongole bianco. • Edwige is a center-of-town favorite with a few booths, try the braised short ribs or a tender, juicy burger. • Front Street has been around for years for a reason - top rate service and an ever-shifting seasonal menu. • Jimmy’s Hideaway is just that - a cozy den of tasty fish and meat dishes. • Liz’s Cafe/Anybody’s Bar hits a sweet spot with generous classics - fried chicken, mussels, lower price point and comfortable setting. • Mews has elegant tables downstairs with beach views - the vindaloo is delish. • The Pointe offers night views of the Monument and modern coastal fare including grilled tuna and seared Cape halibut. • Ross’ Grill serves up water views and succulent meats. like the roasted rack of lamb. • Spindler’s interior courtyard is a unique spot - try the charcuterie and cheeses..

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The Red Inn (7334) 15 Commercial; Sal’s Place (1279) 99 Commercial; Victor’s (1777) 175 Bradford; Saki (4870) 258 Commercial; Joon Bar (508-413-9336) 133 Commercial; Baie (9730) 336 Commercial; Ciro & Sal’s (6444) 4 Kiley Ct; Edwige (2008) 333 Commercial; Front Street (9715) 230 Commercial; Jimmy’s Hideaway (1011) 179 Commercial; Liz’s Cafe (508-413-9131) 31 Bradford; Mews (1500) 429 Commercial; The Pointe (2365) 82 Bradford; Ross’ Grill (8878) 237 Commercial; Spindler’s (6400) 386 Commercial.

DINING COUNTER SERVICE PIZZA House of Pizza 50 Bradford, 6655, 4 love the greek! Spiritus Pizza 190 Commercial, 2808, 4 late night hours George’s Pizza - FB 275 Commercial, 3744, 4 George’s special Twisted 293 Commercial, 6973, 4 New York-style pies DELI-BAKERY Relish 93 Commercial, 8077 4 baked goods Pop + Dutch 147 Commercial 774-538-6472 4 breakfast biscuits INTERNATIONAL Irie Eats - Jamaican 70 Shank Painter, 4 Jerk chicken Rosie’s Cantina 331 Commercial Street, 4 tacos

Kung Fu Dumplings 293 Commercial 774-538-7106 4 soup dumplings AQUARIUM MALL 207 Commercial - FB Connie’s Bakery 2167 Big Daddy’s Burritos 4432 Street Eats 1901 Mangia Pizza 0303 Native Seafood 9209 Dream of Gelato 3780 Fortune Cookie 6688 7 choices one roof! SWEETS Lewis Bros Ice Cream 310 Commercial, 0977 Bliss frozen yogurt 322 Commercial 4 ginger crunch Donut Experiment 293 Commercial, 5904, 4 maple bacon donut


FAST FOOD Canteen - BW 225 Commercial, 3800, 4 lobster roll Mojo’s 5 Ryder Street Ext 3140, 4 fried clams John’s Footlong 309 Commercial, 7434, 4 hot dogs Mama Matcha’s 258 Commercial, 0777, 4 açaí bowls Café Maria 277 Commercial, 9116, 4 breakfast sandwich Purple Feather - FB 334 Commercial, 9100, 4 ornate pastries Grab & Go Health Bar 212 Commercial, 1827 4 juices, vegan items

MARKETS / Delis 141 Bradford 141 Bradford, 9784, 4 organic foods Far Land Provisions 150 Bradford, 0045, 4 crispy chicken East End Market - BW 212 Bradford, 2339, 4 breakfast sandwiches Beach Market 145 Bradford Ext,4849 4 donuts, sandwiches Perry’s - FB 1 Tremont, 0140, FB 4 Organic beef/Pickles Yardarm Liquor -FB 38 Conwell, 0700 4 fine spirits to go

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The Lobster Roll: Cape Cod’s fast food grail. Try one at Native Cape Cod Seafood, Mojo’s, John’s Footlong, Purple Feather, or Canteen. Need a morning cup of joe or an afternoon jolt? Joe Coffee (170 Commercial) for people-watching, Kohi (199 Commercial or Spindler’s Cafe, (386 Commercial) for cold brew, Also, Wired Puppy (379 Commercial). Coffee Pot (315 Commercial), Ptown Cafe (353 Commercial).

Dining: Where... ... TO FIND GOOD VEGETARIAN OPTIONS? Ptown standby Napi’s offers an excellent vegetarian selection. Megan Spoerndle, owner of Stix and Stones Landscaping, offered us her favorite places with vegetarian options: Strangers & Saints, Victor’s, Canteen, Grab N Go, Big Daddy’s Burritos, and 141 Bradford. Among her favorite dishes: Front Street’s penne puttanesca or beans and escarole, Brewhouse’s veggie burger, Connie’s Bakery’s tofu peanut burrito, Fortune Cookie’s tofu and broccoli, the vegan cheese pizzas at Mangia or JD’s, and Relish’s ‘unbelievable’ vegan brownie.


Mediterranean-inspired small plates at Strangers & Saints’ (shown) fun cocktails, late-night menu, Garlic shrimp with Castelvetrano olives. •Bayside Betsy’s has views, lively bar, and a Friday night fish fry; • Crown & Anchor priority seating for shows with world-class dining. • Yolqueria’s brunch and p.m. Mexican street tacos • Mistralino has Italian classics in a quaint Cape house folks rave about the size and taste of the rib eye. Cafe Heaven is brunch-famous and a go-to dinner spot for return vacationers • Local 186 for burgers and sandwiches and people-watching out front. Seafood lovers head for Mac’s Fish House - we love the roasted cod. The Landing Bistro & Bar is farm-to-table fare and will fill you up before a show at Pilgrim House.


Strangers & Saints 404 Commercial (1449) Bayside Betsy’s177 Commercial; (6566) Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial; (1430) Mistralino 133 Bradford; (774-593-5945) Cafe Heaven 199 Commercial; (9639) Local 186 186 Commercial; (7555) Mac’s Fish House 85 Shank Painter; (6227) The Landing Bistro 336 Commercial; (6424)

7 FLAWLESS WAYS 1 Herring Cove ‘Boy Beach’ Walk south from Herring TO CATCH Cove parking lot. Storms breached the dunes at ‘boy beach’ over the winter. It‘s now ‘boy island’. If biking, park A FEW RAYS at the Province Lands Road racks north of Bradford and

take a (long) hike over marshes at low tide. Caution! High tide makes getting back potentially hazardous.

2 Pool It! In town, the Crown & Anchor pool and

Boatslip pool are open daily with chaise and towel rentals, in-season grills and full bars. Provincetown Inn pool (fun fact: shape is a Pilgrim’s hat), chaises are coveted on a hot day. Frozen drinks, music, beach access.

3 See that lighthouse across the harbor? Flyer’s (131a

Commercial) runs a shuttle every half hour to Long Point, the very tip of the Cape. Gorgeous view of Ptown, but bring your own food and drink.

4 A half mile walk from the north Herring Cove parking lot is Hatches Harbor, an ever-changing natural inlet where the tides form shallow pools in which to swim.

5 For a quick dip and

sun fix, the town beach next to iconic Captain Jack’s Wharf is a good bet. At W. Vine.

6 If you’re fond of sand dunes...head across Rte 6 at

Snail Road for a hike through the dunes. Stop where you like the view. Or skip out to Race Point Beach.

7 Boats! Charter. Rent. Befriend. Whale watch. Sunset cruise. Kayak. Sail away. Heck, ride the ferry to Boston and back.

MOTHER NATURE UNPAVED A PARKING LOT...AGAIN. PUTTING UP A PARADISE. Provincetown and the National Seashore will not spend any more money trying to prop up the north parking lot at Herring Cove...where one could park and watch the sunset. Many fewer spots now.

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A new lot will be built 125 feet back in the coming years, will require widening the access road, and should last 50 years before erosion is an issue. Millions have been wasted over the past few years, with each fix washed away in months.

LODGING 8 Dyer House 8 Dyer St Quiet. Lux. Hot tub. Admiral’s Landing 158 Bradford St

Women. Wifi. Hot tub. Aerie & Beach Club 184 Bradford St Bay beach. Kitchens

Bayshore/Chandler 493 Commercial St Rentals. Condos **Benchmark Inn 6 Dyer St. 508-487-7440

Beaconlight Guest 12 Winthrop St Gay men. Anglo decor. Boatslip Resort 161 Commercial St Tea Dance. Social.

Benchmark Inn 6 Dyer St. 508-487-7440 “wonderfully renovated room...with great indoor and outdoor spaces, fireplaces, romantic, fun and attentive hosts. Might be the best in P-town...and we’ve stayed in quite a few” Keywords: . Fireplaces. Central. Marble **Anchor Inn 175 Commercial 508-487-0432

Atlantic Light Inn 11 Pearl St Adults. Garden. B&B Bayberry 16 Winthrop St Location. Value. Lion

Bradford Carver House 70 Bradford St Traditional b&b Bradford House & Motel 41 Bradford St Traditional. West end Brass Key Guesthouse 67 Bradford St Lux. Boys. Pool. Firepits.

Anchor Inn 175 Commercial St. 508-487-0432

“extremely nice staff, good continental breakfast, nice fireplace, jacuzzi and balcony, perfect location, will definitely be back again --Mike, Rhode Island Keywords: Beach, romantic, Irish breakfast Cape Codder Guests 570 Commercial St 3rd Gen. traditional Cape Colony Inn 280 Bradford St Motel. Families. Fridges **Carpe Diem 12-14 Johnson Street 508-487-4242 Carl’s Guest House

68 Bradford St “Gentler adults”, value Charm Guesthouse 156 Bradford St Boutique. redone **Christophers By the Bay 8 Johnson 508-487-9263 info@christophersbythebay.

Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa 12-14 Johnson Street 508-487-4242 “fantastic SPA area with the hot tub, steam room, 2 dry saunas and recreational area. This is one of the best B&B’s I’ve ever been (to) that brings you to a very calm state of mind.” Keywords: adults. pastries spa

Coastal Acres Camping 76R Bayberry Ave Camp. Social. Closer. Crew’s Quarters 198 Commercial St Share bath. Fun. Men. **Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial 508-487-1430

Eastwood 324 Bradford St Motel. condos. kitchens Eben House 90 Bradford St Salt pool. modern. Chic. Enzo 186 Commercial St Cozy. Central. Foxberry Inn 29 Bradford Street Ext Moors. Quiet. Close.

Christopher’s by the Bay 8 Johnson St, 508-487-9263 1850’s Victorian inn with private and shared baths, relaxing indoor and outdoor common areas, wonderful bay views and all of the charm of a classic Cape Cod sea captain’s home. Keywords: Awards. Adults. Garden. Private. Crowne Pointe 82 Bradford St History. Location. Views. Dunes’ Edge Campground 386 Route 6 Camp. Quieter. Close. Dyer’s Beach House 173 Commercial St Romantic. private. beac Gifford House Inn 9 Carver St Location. Social. Nightlife. Harbor Hotel 698 Commercial St Modern. Boutique. Events. Heritage House 7 Center St Antiques. Central

Howards End 5 Winslow St Cole Porter’s in 30s Inn at 7 Central 7 Central St Simple. Modern. Sauna. Land’s End Inn 22 Commercial St Historic. Unique. Decor Lotus Guest House 296 Commercial St Central. Value. Victorian. Masthead Resort 31-41 Commercial St Basic beachfront Moffett House 296A Commercial St Value. Central. Monument Pilgrim House Farm-to-table. Shows.

Central Prince Albert Guest House 164 Commercial St Classic B&B. Near Tea Provincetown Inn 1 Commercial St Location. Pool. Beach. **Queen Vic GuestHouse 166 Commercial St 508-487-8425 Ravenwood 462 Commercial St Cozy. Near museum. **Red Inn

Crown and Anchor Inn 247 Commercial St. 508-487-1430 Features six unique gay bars, including the town’s largest nightclub, the town’s only video bar, a cabaret venue, a poolside bar, a piano bar, courtyard raw bar, and a leather bar Keywords: Central. Social. Nightlife. Service. HQ

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Revere Guest House 14 Court St Captains house. Antiques. Rose and Crown 158 Commercial St Fab. No frills. Magic. Roux Provincetown 210 Bradford St Fab. Fun. Foodies. Salt House Inn 6 Conwell St Lux. Gourmet. Designed. Sandcastle Resort 929 Commercial St Motel. Time share. Truro Seaglass Inn & Spa 105 Bradford Street Ext Hillside. Pool. Families Secret Garden Inn

300A Commercial St Central. Comfy. Garden Shiremax Inn 5 Tremont St West end. Pets. Cozy. **Snug Cottage 178 Bradford St. 508-487-1616 Somerset House Inn 378 Commercial St Central. Antiques. Dog. Surfside Hotel and 543 Commercial Street Pets. Families. Beach The Clarendon House 118 Bradford St Lux. Central. Spacious. The Gaslamp

Snug Cottage

178 Bradford St 508-487-1616

“Grand old cottage, our room was comfortable, impeccable and carefully decorated, it seems that the hosts have taken care of every single last detail. Breakfast is lovingly served every morning - a generous selection is offered”. --Gus, Australia Keywords: Views. Granola. Relaxed. Gardens

97 Bradford St Home cooking. Hot tub. The Inn at Cook Street 7 Cook St Lux. Appointed. Sundecks. The Outermost Hostel 28 Winslow St Hostel. Dorms. Gabriel’s

7 Winthrop St Central. Traditional. Cozy End Inn 44 Commercial St Hideaway. Fancy. Service. White Horse

Queen Vic Guest House

166 Commercial St 508-487-8425

“The bed was super comfortable and the room was super clean. It is centrally located on Commercial Street and I am sure I will return. I can’t say enough and sure there is plenty I missed. Loved it all.” Keywords: Bed & Beverage. Post Tea. Hot tub.

102 Bradford St Design. Perks. URL. The Waterford 386 Commercial St Lux. Design. Views Tucker Inn 12 Center St Central. Pets. Amenities Watermark Inn 603 Commercial St Families. Way east. . Watership Inn

500 Commercial St Eclectic. Art District White Porch Inn 7 Johnson St Service. Design. Relaxing. White Wind Inn 174 Commercial St Central. Social. Veranda.

HEARD ON THE STREET Where’s the artist colony?

Does the rain bother the whales?

Where are the Wellfleet oysters from?

Is there a Pacific House for straight people?


Am I in Providence? What do you do with the monument in the winter? How do you tell which guy is the woman and which is the man in gay couples?

Why do they drain the water out of the bay every day?

Is the chowder New England-style or Manhattan style?

Can we drive out to Long Point lighthouse and is there an ATM there?

Real Questions from real tourists... posted by members of Provincetown Community Space on Facebook in response to a query about wacky tourist questions. Discuss amongst yourselves.

WHERE CAN I GET MY BODY WORKED ON? Treat yourself to an aromatic steaming and gommage (clay scrub) in Namasté Spa’s Moroccan-style hammam. A ‘Sauna Pass’ gets access to the Finnish dry sauna and hot tub too. For a straightforward massage, Ptown Massage + Bodywork offers 25 years of experience in therapeutic deep-tissue, Swedish and sports techniques. Shui Spa offers a full menu of body wraps, massages, sauna, steam room, and mineral therapy tub, refueling facials, manicures and pedicures. Need a fresh cut? If you’re a red white and blue barber pole kind of guy, see Joey or Dave at Monument Barbershop for a cut, buzz or shave, or Dennis at West End Salon. For salon needs try Snip, Salon 54, West End Salon or Jonathan Williams Salon and Spa. If you’re just trying to get pumped before tea dance, try Mussel Beach Health Club or Provincetown Gym. Snip 508-487-3500 Salon 54 508-487-4247 West End Salon 508-487-1872 Mussel Beach 35 Bradford Provincetown Gym 81 Shankpainter Namasté Spa 508-487-4242 Ptown Massage 508-487-3411 Shui Spa 508-487-358 Monument Barbershop, Photo: Adam Ross

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13th Annual Provincetown

Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

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tickets & info 866.789.TENN David Kaplan, Curator Charlene A. Donaghy, Producer


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BOOK NOW FOR FALL Find an Inn and reserve at 30-50% less. Ways to get confident and find the Inn for you. A. Cruise online and our listings. If the right one jumps out book it. Skip the rest. Start with our partners below. B. Call or email to set up a dime to go by and walk through. Stroll by on the way back from Tea and see if staff is on duty. (Smaller Inns aren’t staffed 24/7. Innkeepers are interesting folk with other pursuits. ) C. You may not get to look in the rooms since most are full all summer. That said, the personal connection and booking directly with the inn usually gets you their advice and a better room. D. Ask your questions. Ask about specials, recommended activities, meals not to miss. Ask anything you’re thinking about. See you in the Fall. Some call it Second Summer. Anchor Inn

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Carpe Diem Guesthouse 12-14 Johnson 508-487-4242 carpediemguesthouse. com email

Fall Events September

8 Swim for Life 13-16 Gay Pilots, Classic Car Show, Women’s Flag Football 27-30 Tennessee Williams Festiva 27-10/1 Mates Leather Weekend October 5-8 Columbus Day/Fall Monumental Yard Sale, PAAM Gala 8-14 Women’s Week

Christopher’s by the Bay 8 Johnson 508-487-9263 email Crown and Anchor Inn 247 Commercial 508-487-1430 email

Covers We’re thrilled to have singer/songwriter Steve Grand covering half our 5th Ptown Hacks guides. His second album, “Not the End of Me”, drops July 6, just as he opens a second Provincetown residence (Art House. Wed, Thurs, Fri from 7/5 for tix). All the lyrics and music are Grand’s on ‘End of Me,’ “This album is very personal; somber and reflective” he told us. (Available from your favorite digital retailers. For CDs, vinyl, and swag go to Asked for his favorite thing to do in Ptown, “riding my bike home after my show each night. Saying hi to people from all over. Feeling the cool breeze off the ocean after a long hot day.”

14-21 Fantasia Fair 18-22 Round Up (Sober) 26-27 Spooky Bear and Big Gay Halloween 31 More Halloween November/ December 11 Veteran’s Day 15-18 Mr. New England Leather 21-24 Lighting of Monument, Thanksgiving, Lobster Pot Tree 28-Dec 2 Holly Folly

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