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WELLFLEET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 5th, 2-4pm  • $8.00 Sponsored by the Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum

The history of the Strawberry Festival can be traced back to an article in The Advocate of June, 1912, making this event the 103rd celebration of a Wellfleet tradition. Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake will be served at this family-friendly event. Music will be provided by the 'Back of the House' Celtic session players. Other session players are invited to bring their instruments and join the session on tunes familiar to them. Dancing is encouraged! The proceeds of the Strawberry Festival will be used to renovate the newly-purchased middle section of the Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum. The restoration of the facade of the building will greatly improve the historic appearance of Wellfleet's Main Street. This acquisition nearly doubles the total space of the museum, giving the Historical Society room to archive and protect its collections, and exhibition space to bring to life the story of Wellfleet's remarkable people.

FLEET MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL

Monday, July 6th - Friday July 10th, Daily classes • $12.00 REGISTER HERE

Movement Party is thrilled to announce the 4th annual ​Fleet Moves Dance Festival​, returning July 6­10, 2015 with a roster of classes and performances that celebrate the vibrant community and natural landscapes of Wellfleet. Fleet Moves​ is a site­specific dance festival that makes a whole town its stage. Presented by the ​Movement Party​, in partnership with ​Wellfleet Preservation Hall​, this annual festival features a team of visiting and local artists who converge for a program of multi­generational dance classes and custom­ made performances inspired by the unique history, culture, and landscape of Wellfleet. This year Fleet Moves will be offering 2 daily classes at the Hall:  Morning Movement and Kids Classes. For more information and to register, visit: fleetmoves.org.

THE GROOVALOTTOS

Wednesday, July 8th, 7:30pm  • $12.00 BUY TICKETS HERE

Prez Hall welcomes Cape Cod's high energy soul-funk trio for their first appearance in Wellfleet. It's summertime, so put your dancing shoes on and come shake a tail feather! The Groovalottos consist of seasoned, award-winning studio and touring soul, funk, jazz and blues players. Said to play with their souls instead of their hands, The Groovalottos are contemporary Cherokee, Choctaw, and Wampanoag 'Song Keepers' bringing strong medicine in the form of soul-funk. READ MORE & LISTEN HERE

CAPOEIRA BESOURO CAPE COD LUNCH & PERFORMANCE

Sat. July 11th, 11am - 2pm  • $15.00

Come enjoy a Brazilian fish fry lunch and kid's capoeira performance in support of Capoeira Besouro Cape Cod.The Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira was developed as a form of self-defense by the slaves in Brazil during the 17th century. Capoeira is an art which combines self-defense, dance, and music. Through the practice of capoeira, students increase their flexibility, coordination, strength, balance, and self-confidence. Andre Lima teaches a lively weekly Saturday morning class at the Hall for children, incorporating traditional Brazilian instruments and music for an immersive cultural experience.

MOSQUITO STORY SLAM

Sunday, July 12th, 7:30pm  • $10.00 BUY TICKETS HERE

They're baaaaack! We are so excited to serve as host to this fantastic weekly storyslam event, Sundays starting 7/12 and continuing through 8/30. The Mosquito Story Slam is inspired by the popular Moth StorySLAM, where audiences are encouraged to attend ready to tell a 5-minute true story about themselves related to the night's theme. If you choose not to tell a story – just show-up and be entertained, or become a judge! Special guest storyteller each night. Stories picked at random during the show. All are welcome, some adult language likely. visit facebook.com/MosquitoStoryslam to learn more.

LOCAL LENS FILM: PETER & JOHN

Weds., July 16 & Thurs. July 17th, 7:30pm  • $10.00 BUY TICKETS HERE

 We are delighted to welcome filmmaker and Kingdom County director Jay Craven back to the Hall to screen his new film, Peter and John. The film is based on a screenplay Craven adapted from the Maupassant novel. Peter and John stars 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).As with his 2012 film, Northern Borders, Peter and John was produced through Craven’s Movies from Marlboro project, a partnership between KCP and Marlboro College, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 30 students from 10 colleges who enroll at Marlboro for a film intensive semester that includes production of a feature film for international release.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket, after the demise of the whaling industry, before the rise of tourism, and in the wake of the still-reverberating Civil War. READ MORE HERE

BRIGHT NEW STARS: TALL HEIGHTS & GABRIEL MORTON

Thurs., July 18th, 7:30pm • $14.00 BUY TICKETS HERE

We're thrilled to have this wildly talented duo from Boston back in the house for their second appearance at the Hall...this time with local musician Gabriel Morton opening the show, a rising star right here on the Cape! "Folk" has become a funny label for Tall Heights. It felt right when they went all-in on a career in music, street performing over 100 days in 6 months to fund their first recordings. It felt right when their plucky single, "To Be Young," worked its way into the hearts of their hometown, Boston MA, and spread to the nation on Pandora and Spotify. It felt right when they played 300+ shows in '13 and '14 all across the United States. However, with the Spring '15 release of live singles "Spirit Cold" and "Horse to Water," Tall Heights stays true to their harmony, cello and guitar laden souls, while creating something brand new. READ MORE HERE



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