|Dress up in your drag duds for a cause at Patio in P-Town.|
Get your grrrly look together for the 8th annual Drag Brunch at Patio American Grill. Tickets ($15 a pop) get you in the door and go toward HOW (Helping Our Women), a nonprofit that works to educate, empower and support women as they cope with chronic disease and life threatening illnesses. Once inside, there’ll be door prizes, best dressed prizes, raffles and a limited brunch menu (à la carte) that includes crabcakes Benedict. Last year the event raised $10,000; the goal is to raise even more this year (11:30 AM doors open; show starts at noon to 2:30 PM; $15 entry fee; 508-487-4003).
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has a slew of artist and writer events going on this summer with the 36th annual food and wine FAWC auction on August 18. Enjoy a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to start, followed by a live auction with auctioneer Jim Bakker (4:30-6:15 PM, silent auction; 6:30 PM live auction; tickets start at $35; click here to buy). Also, check out the readings, talks and events at the FAWC, including a benefit reading by renowned poet Mary Oliver (August 11, 6 PM) and a reading and talk of works by poet Major Jackson and New Yorker writer Ariel Levy (August 14, 6:30 PM; readings are free with a suggested donation of $5; 508-487-9960).