Sat. 4/30 at 5pm/7:30pm & Sun. 5/1 at 2pm/5pm, $10.00 each day • BUY TICKETS HERE
Prez Hall is honored to have been invited to screen the shorts program (7 short narrative and documentary films) and 2 feature-length narrative films of this wonderful new festival which debuted in Middlebury, Vermont in 2015. MNFF is all about the work of first and second time filmmakers. After the success of their inaugural year, the festival decided to select a package of the best short and feature length films to screen at hand-picked venues around New England, giving more viewers the opportunity to experience this fine work by up and coming filmmakers. We will be the ONLY venue on Cape Cod screening these films! Saturday 4/30 the Shorts Program shows at 5pm, followed by bonus feature The Sound & The Shadow (90 Min).at 7:30pm. Sunday 5/1 the same Shorts Program screens again at 2pm, followed by bonus feature Figurine (78 min.). Tickets are only $10 per day. READ ABOUT THE FILMS HERE
Wednesday May 4th, 5pm, Free & All are welcome
This reading is the 2nd of the "O'Neill x 2" series, celebrating the work of one of our greatest playwrights, Eugene O'Neill. Land, lust, greed and desperation make this a twentieth-century American Classic. Set in rural New England, the action explodes when an aging yet vital patriarch returns to the family farm with his young bride. The youngest of his three sons loathes the newcomer, but the hatred soon gives way to lust, and the resulting conflict rocks the family and the farm to its roots. Directed by Robert Kropf and starring Tom Brogan, Stacy Fischer, Jonathan Fielding, Alex Pollock and Robert Kropf. Complimentary snacks and beverages at intermission.
Thurs. 5/5 at 5pm & Fri. 5/6 at 7pm, $10.00 BUY TICKETS HERE
Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. The film casts these artists in a heroic light, which is exactly how they saw themselves. Iconoclasts who changed the landscape of art forever, these revolutionary, antagonistic creatives risked their careers on radical artistic change and experimentation, and took on the establishment to produce art on their own terms.
Saturday May 7th, 7pm, $15.00 BUY TICKETS HERE
Prez Hall welcomes the Gregg Sullivan Quartet for their first appearance at the hall!
Gregg Sullivan (guitar), Fred Boyle (keyboard), Rich Hill (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums). The Quartet wil perform R&B-jazz-groove tunes from The Crusaders, Steely Dan, Jimmy Smith and many more. Gregg will also play some solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar as well. Gregg Sullivan is a versatile guitarist and veteran sideman originally from the NJ/NYC area who now resides on Cape Cod. He's performed and/or recorded with world renown jazz-rock band "Blood, Sweat & Tears", Roger Daltrey of "The Who", Mary Wilson of "The Supremes", The Rascals and many more. Gregg has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe playing at legendary venues including, The Hollywood Bowl, Birdland in NYC, BB King's in NYC, The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Toronto Jazz Festival and countless others. Gregg also performs as a solo musician playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar in the tradition of Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Reed.
Wednesday May 11th, 5:30 - 7:30pm, $10.00 at the door
If you've been before, you'll know that it's an event that you won't want to miss! Bring $10 and your best bag of clothing - just one bag, please. Items must be clean and in good condition - PLEASE BE SELECTIVE. Shoes and accessories welcome. Complimentary beverage included. All ages.
Saturday May 14th, 7:30pm, $25.00 BUY TICKETS HERE
Prez Hall will be transformed into a New York City jazz club for the unique, one-of-a-kind production that sold out at its Cotuit Arts Center premier last June. Emily Wade Adams, a Nauset High graduate now living in New York City, and producer Ruth Condon of Brave Horse Music bring music inspired by the late Amy Winehouse to life in this one-of-a-kind production. Winehouse, who would have been 32 in September, died tragically four years ago, leaving behind a catalog of some of the best music of the last decade. From her solo hits to her duets with artists including Tony Bennett, her talent was unparalleled. Her recordings span genres, covering everything from Jazz to Motown to Hip Hop. Her voice, which has been compared to Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, had a rich quality unexpected in someone so frail, so delicate. "Love is Blind" features a combination of the standards that inspired Winehouse, a selection of her own compositions, and songs of contemporary artists she influenced. The music is the star of this show, featuring a world-class band and a collection of hits that will have you on your feet dancing by the night’s end.
Wednesdays starting May 18th, 8am-Noon, Free & Open to all!
You know summer is upon us when the Farmers Market returns to our back garden, every Wednesday through mid-October! May 18th is the opening day market and plant sale. In their words.." OOOOHHHH what a dynamite line-up we have for you, good people! Some exciting new additions: local kombucha, breads and soups, gluten-free baked goods, hand-made clothing. All of this in addition to fresh greens and veg, baked goods, herbs, cheeses, meats, flowers, ths list goes on...come and experience this fantastic market for yourself!
Wednesday, May 18th, Signups at 6:30m, Performances start at 7pm • Free & all are welcome!
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by to listen, to play, or just to say hello. Cash bar serving snacks, sweets and beverages.
Friday, May 20th, workshop 4-6pm, dance 7:30, $10.00 suggested donation
Come dance! The Outermost Contra dance happens on the third Friday of each month. This May Outermost Contra is sponsoring a musicians' workshop on playing for dances, with fiddler Amy Larkin and pianist Jacqueline Schwab. The workshop will take place at the Preservation Hall in Wellfleet Friday, May 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The regular monthly contra dance will start at 7:30, and workshop participants are invited to sit in with an open band led by Amy and Jacqueline. Cost is $20 for the workshop and dance. Dance begins at 7:30. Contra dancing is social interaction set to music, meeting people, and making new friends. A caller, working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. No need to bring a partner, but bring friends and family! All dances are taught, and if you can walk you can dance! Or you can just come to listen. People of all ages and lifestyles, including children, are welcome. Contra dances are a place where people from many walks of life come together to dance and socialize. Our dance is supported by a small grant from the Country Dance and Song Society and by donations. The suggested donation is $10 or whatever you can afford to put towards supporting the dances.
Sat. May 21st & Sun. May 22nd, 10am - 6pm, Free & Open to all!
Enjoy the work of Glenna Ellicott Benson (1928-2015) in our downstairs Hall, featuring still lifes, landscapes and more. A portion of sales of this beautiful work to benefit local non-profit organizations The Wellfleet Alzheimer's Association and Wildcare of Cape Cod. Complimentary wine & cheese receptions from 4-6pm both days.
Saturday, May 28th, 5-7pm, Free & Open to all!
Now in it's 9th year, The Birdhouse & Garden Auction is the Hall's longest running signature event. It began with a desire to use bits and pieces of the old church to create wonderful new birdhouses. The amazing variety of structures - works of art in their own right - are created by noted artists and yet-to-be discovered artists, then donated back to the Hall to raise funds for our year-round programming. Blank birdhouses are available for pick up at the Hall for anyone who would like to try their hand at creating something special! In recent years we expanded the auction to include other varieties of "garden art" - paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Come and enjoy these amazing works of art, which will be on preview between Noon-5pm until the silent and live auctions begin at 5pm. Cash bar, complimentary hors d'ouevres and live music all contribute to making this one of the most delightful events of the season!