The Truro Center for the Arts in Castle Hill is celebrating its golden anniversary and throwing a party on Saturday amid a slate of summer events.
The community is invited to join in the festivities for free for a 50th anniversary ‘GalaBash’ which will take place from 6.30pm to 10pm Saturday at Edgewood Farm, the heart of the organisation’s recent expansion, at 3 Edgewood Way in Truro . A $50 donation to mark the big anniversary gets you a wine glass and Castle Hill wine, with donations of any size welcome.
The evening will include dancing to music by Chandler Travis and the Philharmonic and Steve Morgan and the Kingfish, food from Cosmos Catering, drinks, a preview of the outdoor Sculpture Invitational exhibit and potential viewing of the 12 minute film by David Bee about the long story. from Castle Hill. There will also be a chance to visit Edgewood Farm, an artist residency campus set up adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore and conservation lands.
Pre-registration is requested at https://www.castlehill.org/special-events/galabash. Buses will be available from Castle Hill (10 Meetinghouse Road) and Ballston Beach to take guests to Edgewood Farm. (There are not enough parking spaces.) More information: https://www.castlehill.org.
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The Truro Arts Center has served one purpose for the past 50 years, according to press material about the gala: “To create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of artistic experiences for students of all abilities. ” The faculty is made up of artists and writers, and Castle Hill offers workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and artist residencies.
The celebration will honor Executive Artistic Director Cherie Mittenthal, who is celebrating her 20th year at Castle Hill; Anna Poor, instructor, local artist and Castle Hill board member; and the Jackson family, longtime supporters that include founder Ella Jackson, board members and recently deceased supporter Robert Jackson.
If you can’t make it to the party, there’s a better chance of visiting and/or supporting Castle Hill. Here are some upcoming events, with tickets and more information on these and more at https://www.castlehill.org:
► Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts will be reading at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 at Edgewood Farm. Betts is a poet, lawyer, 2021 MacArthur Scholar, and executive director of Freedom Reads, a nonprofit aimed at changing access to literature in prisons through the installation of Freedom Libraries across the country. For more than 20 years, Betts has used her poetry and essays to explore the world of prisons and the effects of violence and incarceration on American society, including turning her “Felon” collection into a one-man theater performance. Tickets: $30.
► Award-winning food writer Mark Bittman and master smoker David Grayson will return to Castle Hill for a ‘Get Roasted & Smoked BBQ’ fundraiser billed as ‘a feast for herbivores and carnivores’ from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursday July 28 at the Pamet Harbor Yacht and Tennis Club, 7 Yacht Club Road . On the menu: Wellfleet Oysters, Ballston Brisket and Ryder Ribs, with dishes from Provincetown-based Cosmos Catering available for vegetarian customers. A limited number of tickets are available at $250 per person.
Bittman is the author of 20 books, including the “How to Cook Everything” series, “Food Matters” and the New York Times No. 1 “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00.” He has written for The New York Times for over 20 years and served as Senior Food Editor for its Sunday Magazine; and starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning “Years of Living Dangerously.”
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Grayson worked on Wall Street but also barbecued meat for over 15 years, attended barbecue schools across the United States, and is a certified barbecue judge and member of the Kansas Barbecue Societies. City and New England.
► The slam of the mosquito story will be an evening of storytelling from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at Sam’s Stage, Castle Hill’s outdoor venue at Edgewood Farm. Ten storytellers will have the opportunity to tell short and true stories on the theme “Accidents can happen!” Storytellers will include students from Castle Hill’s The Art and Craft of Live Storytelling workshop, as well as audience participants. Storyteller registration begins at 3:30 p.m. at the door. Tickets: $20.
► One “Oysters and Opera” fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at the home of Terry Kahn and Lesley Silvester. Attendees can eat local oysters, courtesy of Lucky Lips Oysters with Jason Weisman, and listen to music by artists from the New York Opera Society: soprano Colleen Daly, pianist Danielle Deswart Hahn, baritone Jarrod Lee and tenor Val Rideout. Tickets: $125.
The museum will hold an art auction and party
The Cape Cod Museum of Art will bring back its annual in-person art auction and “Cosmic Confetti” themed gala at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. But make your plans now: Tickets, $175 or $2,000 for an eight-person Galaxy Table, must be purchased by Wednesday, July 20.
The museum at 60 Hope Lane, Dennis will be decorated with brightly colored lanterns and artwork for the event, named after the painting of the same name by artist Doug Johnson from the museum’s permanent collection. There will be hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner; and a silent, live auction featuring works by recent artists as well as experiences and more for fundraising.
Dress code is “Cape Cod Dressy”. Reservation and information: https://www.ccmoa.org/auction-2022; 508-385-4477.
Listen to jazz under the stars
The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is in its 18th year of a bi-weekly summer jazz festival on Cape Cod, which features free music to the public as well as guests on a covered patio and lawn overlooking Pleasant Bay.
Shows are at 8.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August at the complex located at 2173 Head of the Bay Road (Route 28), Harwich. The performers are both regional and nationally acclaimed, with returning talent and new talent playing jazz, rock, R&B, country, Latin music and soul. Cocktails, drinks and “light bites” are available for purchase during the show, or the resort has three restaurants for a full meal, with seating at Twenty-Eight Atlantic offering a prix fixe menu with reserved seats for the show.
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The lineup: July 19, Funktapuss, playing covers of funk, soul and R&B classics; July 20, singer/songwriter Todd Carey, July 26, Bosch, playing Latin-Cuban music; July 27, The All Star Band with Ray Greene, a singer-instrumentalist who recently toured with Santana; on August 2, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack; Aug. 3, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tony Lucca; August 9, Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys, local favorites of “rockabilly with a touch of soul”; and on August 10, Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty
On August 16, bluesman James Montgomery; August 17, Mary C and the Stellars, offering a mix of “rock and soul, enhanced with a mix of pop, blues and a touch of funk”; on August 23, Whiskey Heart, an American roots rock band; August 24, Grace Kelly, a jazz singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and bandleader; August 30, pop/jazz/blues singer and multi-instrumentalist from Sweden; and on August 31, dance/party group The Allnighters.
More information: https://wequassett.com/experience/cape-cod-jazz-festival/.
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