Ok, so we haven’t had that many rainy days this summer-too few, honestly. But they are bound to arrive eventually. They always do. The Cape is an outdoor, sunshiny kind of place. We do outside really well. Rainy days? Inside? Well, rainy days are a challenge. So, if the weather outside is frightful (frightfully hot or frightfully wet¾either way) there are some indoor places in Ptown that are definitely worth checking out-as an excuse to escape the rain, or perhaps, to enjoy some a/c for an hour or two!
Housed in a former church, the library is a cultural center for the 21st century featuring programs and speakers, a robust archive and art collection, and a half-scale fishing schooner (the Rosa Dorothea) inside the library (in the children’s room). If you can’t be outside on a boat, might as well be inside, right? 356 Commercial Street, 508-487-7094.
PAAM is your local, neighborhood art museum that just happens to show national caliber contemporary art. Right now, I’m excited to see the new exhibition of Boston photographer David Hilliard. In their exhibitions, PAAM usually strikes a nice balance between the imported and the homegrown. Since it’s Ptown, there is plenty to pick from. General admission: $10, free on Fridays after 5pm. 460 Commercial Street, 508-487-1750.
Waters Edge Cinema is the home of the Provincetown Film Society (that sponsors the Provincetown International Film Festival every year). The theater offers a range of films from the mainstream to the indie, including local filmmakers, international art films and more. 237 Commercial Street, 2nd floor, 508-413-9369.