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Independent Documentary Series: Art & Craft

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 7:00 pm
$10
BUY TICKETS HERE ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. Watch the trailer here

Food On Film presents: MOONSTRUCK

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 6:00 pm
$15
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab 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. We are moonstruck that Tony Pasquale, Chef and owner of Terra Luna will be guest chef for one of his favorite films. TERRA LUNA, located in Truro, specializes in rustic Neo-Pagan cuisine, utilizing the freshest, finest kind ingredients, which he brings to tonight’s menu: * Antipasto with sweet and hot soppressata, provolone, Carmela's roasted red peppers, crispy fried artichoke hearts * Eggplant rollatini with marinara * Lola’s orange fennel biscotti * Victoria Pecoraro/Blue Rose creates centerpieces and table décor! * WPH Specialty Cocktail: Love Bubbly Cubed "Snap out of it!" and come enjoy this timeless slice of deliciousness on our big screen. Moonstruck, 1987 directed by Norman Jewison, is full of magic, memorable characters, and some of the best lines in modern movie history... we'll all be howling " La bella luna" by the end! With a hunger for true love, Loretta Castorini (the inimitable Cher, in perhaps her finest role) cooks a steak for Ronnie Cammareri, (Nicholas Cage) a begrudged baker and the brother of her fiancé. Depicting the complexities of two Italian-American multi-generational families, it’s a comedic favorite boasting an all-star cast. Passions rise, along with the yeast, in that Brooklyn basement bakery.

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 7:00 pm
Free & Open to all
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 cold and hot drinks and snacks.

Robert Frost: Light & Dark

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 7:00 pm
$12
BUY TICKETS HERE Robert Frost was described as "a good poet but a bad man". America's great poet comes to life in this highly-praised one-man show featuring accomplished stage, film and TV actor JT Turner. In Light & Dark, Robert Frost relates stories of his lfe, the tragedy as well as the humor, and reads some of his most popular poems including Mending Wall, Birches, Desert Places, The Road Not Taken, and Stopping by the Woods On a Snowy Evening. For fans of Frost's work this is a remarkable and intimate journey though the life of the Pultizer-prize winning poet and American treasure.

Higher Praise Gospel Choir

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 3:00 pm
$18 General, $28 Preferred
BUY TICKETS HERE We're thrilled to have our friends back for the third year in a row, with a performance that promises an exceptional choral blend of solemnity and joyous energy.  Directed by Minister Melvin Murphy, who is himself a gifted musician and composer, the Higher Praise Gospel Choir, with singers from all around the greater Boston area, has toured to “minister in song” to audiences all over the country, including New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Tampa. Combining traditional with contemporary gospel music, the choir has performed with Josh Groban and many other vocal artists. Founded in 1985, this group is the Boston chapter choir of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Director Murphy has sung with such gospel greats as Shirley Caesar, Al Green, J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise, and country singer Charlie Daniels. In 2005 the choir recorded a live CD in Boston, entitled “We Come to Praise Him,” with all numbers written and arranged by Melvin Murphy.

Independent Documentary Series: BURROUGHS THE MOVIE

Friday, March 6th, 2015 7:00 pm
$10
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE Re-mastered and recently re-released, Burroughs:The Movie (1983) explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the development of Burroughs’ unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, including his travels from the American Midwest to North Africa and several personal tragedies. Burroughs: The Movie is the first and only feature length documentary to be made with and about Burroughs. The film was directed by the late Howard Brookner. It was begun in 1978 as Brookner's senior thesis at NYU film school and then expanded into a feature which was completed 5 years later in 1983.  Sound was recorded by Jim Jarmusch and the film was shot by Tom DiCillo, fellow NYU classmates and both very close friends of Brookner's. William S. Burroughs (February 5, 1914 - August 2, 1997) was an American author and visual artist, most well known for his literary works including Naked Lunch. Born in 1914 Burroughs was the grandson of William Seward Burroughs I, founder of the Burroughs Corporation. Beginning in 1932 Burroughs was educated at Harvard University, studying English, and anthropology as a postgraduate. Later he attended medical school in Vienna. Having been turned down by the US Navy and Office of Strategic Services in 1942 Burroughs ‘dropped out’ and became addicted to heroin, before befriending mutual founders of the Beat Generation Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. “Rarely is a documentary as well attuned to its subject as Howard Brookner's Burroughs, which captures as much about the life, work and sensibility of its subject as its 86 minute format allows. Part of the film's comprehensiveness is attributable to William S. Burroughs' cooperation, since the author was willing to visit old haunts, read from his works and even playfully act out a passage from Naked Lunch for the benefit of the camera. But the quality of discovery about Burroughs is very much the director's doing, and Mr. Brookner demonstrates an unusual degree of liveliness and curiosity in exploring his subject.” -Janet Maslin - New York Times (October 8, 1983)

Charles Neville & Youssoupha Sidibe in concert

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 7:30 pm
$28 General Seating, $35 Preferred
BUY TICKETS HERE Wellfleet Preservation Hall is honored and thrilled to welcome YOUSSOUPHA SIDIBE & CHARLES back to the Hall after their sold out shows last year. Hold on to your hats folks, this one is gonna blow the roof off this place!  Charles Neville & Youssoupha Sidibe combine New Orleans and West African music with drums and bass creating a new kind of high energy music like nothing before. Their performance encompasses the diaspora of West African music and culture, bringing together the sounds of blues, jazz, Caribbean music, and African music with a strong reggae sound. Grammy winning Charles Neville is a virtuoso Saxophone player with an astounding variety of styles, most well known as a front man for the world famous Neville Brothers for over 30 years. In this time they have found themselves touring at a stellar level, performing with acts like the Rolling Stones. In addition to Charles’s notable career with The Neville Brothers he has performed with some of the world’s most legendary musicians including Ray Charles, James Brown, B.B. King, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Herbie Hancock, and many more. Youssoupha Sidibe is a stunningly talented Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Youssoupha's music provides an entertaining cultural experience, celebrating and exploring the vitality of African culture, and appeals to audiences on any levels.  Youssoupha attended the Senegalese Conservatory of Music where he developed virtuosity as a Kora player, combining techniques from both Western, Reggae, and African Music. Youssoupha’s first solo show at Prez Hall in 2012 sold out to a captivated and wildly enthusiastic audience. Since November 2010 on their first highly successful tour in California and Oregon, Charles & Youssoupha have played for thousands of people. They blew the minds of thousands of Australians in the audience headlining one of Southern Australia’s largest festivals, Apollo Bay Music Festival. Since then they have been highly in demand all over the world. They released their groundbreaking first album “TREE OF LIFE” in early Nov 2010 coinciding with the West Coast USA Tour. In 2012 they were honored with a main stage slot at The African Festival of the Arts in Chicago.

Food On Film presents: HAUTE CUISINE

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 6:00 pm
$15
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab 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. Haute Cuisine (Les saveurs du Palais), 2012 directed by Christian Vincent. Based on the story of Danièle Delpeuch who served as the private chef for François Mitterand. Life in the Palais de l’Elysées is no Cinderella experience for Hortense Laborie, (Catherine Frot) a chef who labors, amidst chauvinist jealousies to produce an authentic regional cuisine in the private kitchen of the French President. A savory tale of pluck and persistence, in more ways than one. Small plate menu TBA!

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 7:00 pm
Free & Open to all
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 cold and hot drinks and snacks.

Songwriter Stage: Catie Flynn & Out Late w/ Diane Di Gioia

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 7:30 pm
$12.00
Join us for an evening with two of the Cape's outstanding women songwriters. Cape native Catie Flynn released her first solo record "Let Me Down" in the summer of 2013 and shortly after signed on with Nashville based publishing company Lucky Diamond Music. Out Late's Diana Di Gioia is known for smart, funny and irreverent lyrics. The Cape Cod times calls her songs "Finely honed narratives with telling deails sung with confidence and determination."

Outermost Poetry Contest Winners feat. Marge Piercy

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 7:30 pm
Presented by WOMR

Live music: Tenzin Chopak/Rockwood Ferry

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 7:30 pm
DETAILS TBA

Food On Film presents: MOSTLY MARTHA

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 6:00 pm
$15
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab 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. Mostly Martha (Bella Martha), 2001, directed by Sandra Nettleback. Martha Klein (Martha Gedeck) rules her kitchen, her colleagues and her emotions with stainless steely precision. She is a headstrong and obsessive chef, who learns just how emotionally starved she has become when called upon to provide a recipe for comfort and nourishment not found in any larder. Small plate menu TBA!

Geoff Muldaur & Jim Kweskin

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 7:30 pm
DETAILS TBA
Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur play jug band favorites, old time jazz tunes, and classic country blues. They've perfected a low key, homemade sound that makes their skillful playing seem as easy as a casual conversation between close friends. The focus is on the music, and the music— even when it's heartbreaking —is always fun. They pick guitar and sing, and have also been known to perform on comb, kazoo, washboard, and jug. "There are only three white blues singers," guitar legend Richard Thompson once said. "And Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them." Whether Jim is the third is a matter of conjecture. Geoff and Jim met in 1963 when they shared a bill at the Community Church in Boston. When Vanguard Records offered Jim a recording contract, he recruited Geoff for his band. The Jim Kweskin Jug Band stayed together long enough to record six influential albums and bring their unique style of folk music to national TV on the Steve Allen Show, the Roger Miller Show, and the Al Hirt Show, as well as appearing at the Newport Folk Festival and in the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco, where they played with the likes of Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Doors. Geoff went on to do a stint with Paul Butterfield's Better Days and recorded a pair of albums with his future ex-wife Maria Muldaur before embarking on his own solo career. Jim and Geoff joined forces in 2008 in a roots music all-star tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks. Allmusic.com praised the album, Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks, as "sounding like a loose, freewheeling, front porch gathering of longtime friends." Join these longtime friends for their latest freewheeling gathering, right here at the Hall.

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 7:00 pm
Free & Open to all
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 cold and hot drinks and snacks.

Payomet presents Spuyten Duyvil

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 7:30 pm
DETAILS TBA

Food On Film presents: ORLANDO

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 6:00 pm
$15
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab 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. Orlando, 1992, 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. Small plate menu TBA!

Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 5:00 pm
DETAILS TBA

Debra Mann sings Antonio Carlos Jobim

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 7:00 pm
DETAILS TBA

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