Thursday, April 30th, 6:00pm • $15.00 • BUY TICKETS HERE
The 3rd season of Food on Film celebrates and savors the passions of the kitchen, mirrored in the dreams and desires of strong-willed women in their search for authenticity in taste and in truth. Each has a different recipe for transforming their lives, as we discover what it means to nourish, to feast, and to be hungry. Tonight's event is the last in our series for this season, so don't miss it! We're screening the wonderful 1992 film Orlando, directed by Sally Potter. Based on the novel by Virginia Wolff. Young nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) is commanded to retain the “bloom of youth” by Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp). This epic search for love, poetry and the meaning of life spirals inward and outward, or over four hundred years and is a karmic reckoning of gender roles through a lens both historical and philosophical. While not a film about food, the act and art of dining and discussion are a delicious morsel in this dazzling, daring, feast for the senses.
Saturday, May 2nd, 4:30pm • $15.00 • BUY TICKETS HERE
Double Feature: From Iran, A Separation (Az Iran, Yek Jodaee) by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Ataei (52 min, 2013, Iran/France) and A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution by Bahman Tavoosi (60 min, 2013, Canada). Sreening folowing by Skype Q & A with filmmaker Tavoosi. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Saturday, May 2nd, 7:30pm • $15.00 • BUY TICKETS HERE
Mars at Sunrise by Jessica Habie (75 min, 2013, Palestine/Canada/USA). Mars At Sunrise tells the story of a war waged on imagination. The film abstractly portrays the conflict between artists on either side of Israel’s militarized borders, and explores how a powerful creative mind survives, and even thrives, under pressure. There will be a post-screening discussion of the film with Professor Nitin Sawhney. Feature film preceded by a selection of short films from the Arab diaspora. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Tuesday, May 5th, 6:30 8pm • FREE & OPEN TO ALL!
These classes were a hit at Prez Hall over the winter - and now they're back by popular demand, every Tuesday evening May 5th through July 14th. Come join the fun! Learn some simple line dances to great country music. You don't need a partner, but bring friends! All are welcome. Presented by Sarah Porteus & Katherine Beasley.
Saturday, May 9th, 7:00pm • $15.00 • BUY TICKETS HERE
Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927 - 1994) was a Brazilian composer, singer, pianist, guitarist and was a primary force behind the creation of the boss nova. He is best known as the composer of The Girl from Ipanema, one of the most recorded songs of all time, and his other songs include: Agua de Beber, Chega de Saudade (No More Blues), Corcovado (Quiet Nights), How Insensitive, One Note Samba, Wave, and many more! Debra mann (piano & vocals) from Providence will perform a concert of Jobim with Ron Ormsby (bass) who performs in Brazil, and Bart Weisman (drums) who performed with Keter Betts who helped bring Bossa Nova & Samba into Jazz in the 1960's.
Wednesday, May 13th, 7:30pm • $10.00 suggested donation
KOA Media presents a night of exciting new music featuring two young bands - Weak Signal Broadcast Service (WSBS), from Burlington VT and Cape Cod based alt-punk rockers Yield To Pedestrians. Weak Signal Broadcast Service is a fusion of sounds of the Middle East paired with the jazz, rock, and electronic underbelly of the US. Before moving to the States, lead singer Amr made his debut as a Pakistani actor playing the lead role in “BOL”, an Urdu-language social issue drama by Shoaib Mansoor, which established a new box office record in Pakistani cinema. His performance received much praise including “Best New Talent” at the 2011 London Asian Film Festival. In 2013, Kevin and Amr began collaborating through blending the music of their childhood (for Kevin it was the Grateful Dead, for Amr it was Nusrat Fateh Ali- Khan). Jonah, Fabian, Rayne were quickly added to the mix as collaborators, layering in more sounds of jazz, hip hop, dub, and classic-rock. Weak Signal Broadcast Service are currently touring through parts of New England and will be releasing their debut album in the fall of 2015 along with an interactive music video developed for the Oculus Rift. READ MORE HERE
Thursday, May 14th, 7:30pm • $12.00 • BUY TICKETS HERE
Please join us for the first installment of our 2015 Inside The Pages author series, featuring our favorite notable and award-winning authors. Tonight's event is a special Summer Soul edition, co-sponsored by Wellfleet's own Whispering Cowgirl Artisan Boutique. Clark Strand, a former senior editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, has been studying the world’s spiritual traditions for more than thirty years. The author of Waking the Buddha, Meditation Without Gurus, How to Believe in God, and Seeds from a Birch Tree, Strand has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Washington Post/Newsweek “On Faith” blog. In his newest book Waking Up To The Dark, Strand offers penetrating insight into the spiritual enrichment that can be found when we pull the plug on our billion-watt culture. He argues that the insomnia so many of us experience as “the Hour of the Wolf” is really “the Hour of God”—a wellspring of rest and renewal, and an ancient reservoir of ancestral wisdom and inspiration. Waking Up to the Dark is a book for those of us who awaken in the night and don’t know why we can’t get back to sleep, and a book for those of us who have grown uncomfortable in real darkness—which we so rarely experience these days, since our first impulse is always to turn on the light. READ MORE HERE