Off-Season in Ptown: What’s Happening This Winter

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The Brass Key Guesthouse is closed until the spring.  It’s pretty bleak here in Ptown in January and February.  So, some of us go south.  Some of us go hermit.  Some of us absolutely love and crave the quiet of the off-season, when we have the empty beaches to ourselves and we can park anywhere we want on Commercial Street.  The secret advantage to the off-season is that the few that do stick around are always looking for (or creating their own) fun, culturally rich things to do.  Here are some ways that Ptowners make the most of the quiet off-season.


To Be Entertained

Now in it’s 26th (!!) year, the Coffeehouse @ The Mews is an open mic for writers, playwrights, poets, singers, songwriters, comedians, etc.  It is every Monday night through May 8, 2017 with host and co-founder, singer songwriter Peter Donnelly. You can also listen live, on Mondays, from 7-9:30pm here.


To Be Fed

This month, Mac’s Fish House ‎Provincetown is bringing back its Winter to Spring Dinner Series on select Wednesdays through April 19.  Each special dinner event featured a multi-course meal and paired wines.  Upcoming dinner themes include Braised Meats & Slow-Cooked Foods, Pan Asian, and New Southern.   A meal worth getting out of the house for?  Perfect for winter!


To Be Inspired

If you are the hunkering down/hermit type, the Fine Arts Work Center’s 24PearlStreet Program is a robust online platform offering 100 writing classes in non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and more.  Taught by nationally recognized writers, these classes offer rigorous work on the craft of writing, feedback, and discussions.