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Michael Packard is the region’s last remaining commercial lobster diver. It’s a profession full of challenges and surprises. His encounters with great white sharks may have been on top of the rolling list of dangers in his life until one June morning in 2021, when he became trapped in inside the mouth of a humpback whale. Would he be swallowed or suffocate? Thoughts of his children, wife, and mother raced through his mind. Then suddenly, he was spit out, injured, but alive.

It’s all captured in the documentary film, “In the Whale,” coming to the Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Patuxet Museums on June 1 as part of a program called “A Whale of a Tale for an Evening.” The 6 p.m. showing will be followed by a Q&A with director David Abel, a contributing reporter” at the Boston Globe and a full-time journalism professor at Boston University.

“In the Whale” is more than a big fish story. It’s a portrait of a man riding the wave that happens in the wash of overnight fame, and the subsequent return to a normal life once the limelight is shut off.

“Essentially, I saw Michael’s story as a love story,” Abel said in an interview. “A fisherman’s love story. It’s love that pulls him out of the water. Love of his kids, his wife, his mom, and his friends. A love that helps him survive.”

Tickets for the event start at $65. See the link above for more details.

May 29

Wednesday Walks at Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary. At this weekly hour-and-a-half event, you can find out about the sanctuary’s successful wetlands restoration during a two-mile hike. You will get to see the sanctuary’s native plant and animal species. No registration required. Meet at 60 Beaver Dam Road at 10 a.m.

Priscilla Beach Theater, 800 Rocky Hill Road,presents Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville, a musicalcomedy that includes his classic songs. Performances are from May 29 to June 8, and  begin at 7:30 p.m. each night For more info and tickets go here.

May 30

Cara Brindisi’s Life & Lyrics Concert and Podcast Series will be at the Spire on May 30.

Cara Brindisi, a recent contestant on “The Voice” and a Plymouth resident, has teamed up with the Spire to create a monthly event called the Life & Lyrics Concert and Podcast Series. She’ll interview members of the local music scene as well as some of her out-of-town favorites. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and you can get them here.

May 31

The Fat City Band performs at the Spire. This nationally known seven-piece band plays a combo of R&B, jump blues, and swing. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and you can get them here.

“Rumours” have it that Plymouth G Pub is presenting Fleetwood Mac Night with a performance by Little Lies, a popular Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Listen to all your favorite Mac songs at 101 Carver Road and go dance your own way, from 9 p.m. to midnight. There’s even a Stevie Nicks look-a-like contest. The event is free.

June 1

The Spire presents an evening of comedy with Mike Donovan, Christine Hurley and Todd Angilly – the Dean, the Queen and the Crooner. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and you can get them here.

Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Patuxet Museums presents a screening of “A Whale of a Tale,” a film directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Abel. Tickets are $65 and you can get them here. For more information, see the lead item in this column.

June 2

The Rebels and Rods car show takes place on June 2 at 173 Water St.

The Rebels and Rods car show takes place every Sunday morning in the parking lot of East Bay Grille at 173 Water St., from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., weather permitting. This is a family and pet-friendly event.

June 3

It’s Murder Mystery Night at Uva Wine Bar, 46 Main St., as it presents Best Laid Plans, a Hollywood whodunnit. Come dressed in your classic Hollywood attire and use your killer instinct to discover the murderer. The show starts at 7. Tickets are $58 and you can get them here.

June 4

Untold Brewing, 2 Loring Blvd., hosts its trivia night from 6 to 8 p.m., with quizmaster Sean Fitts. Bring your best team for this trivial pursuit. Prizes will be awarded.

June 5

Solar panels will be the subject of a sustainability workshop at the library on June 5.

Sustainable Plymouth, South Shore and Cape Citizens Climate Lobby, the Plymouth Public Library and the League of Women’s Voters of the Plymouth Area are sponsoring a series of sustainability workshops this summer. The workshops will provide in-depth information about how these technologies work and cover the popular government programs designed to help pay for home energy efficiency improvements and electric vehicles. At the first one – Solar Panels-Run Your Home on Sunshine – solar designer and consultant Phil Angell will discuss the state of the art of solar panels and what state and federal incentives are available.  The free event is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library,132 South St.

June 6

Pilgrim Hall Museum’s speaker series presents a lecture by Bill Fornaciari titled 1824: The Year That Changed the Face of Plymouth. Fornaciari, a local historian and architect – and a Plymouth Independent columnist – will recount the story of the transformative year when Plymouth evolved from a farming and maritime community into a manufacturing center and tourist attraction. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and you can get them here.

The Spire presents Project Sidney featuring The Children of Hinnom, a fusion of jazz and symphonic music. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and you can get them here.

June 7

Music scene veterans Roomful of Blues will be at the Spire on June 7.

The Spire presents Roomful of Blues, a venerable eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon. The band began performing in 1967. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 and you can get them here.

First Fridays continues with the Plymouth Center for the Arts presentingauthor Stephen Sayers for a talk abour his book, “100 Things to do in Plymouth, MA Before You Die”. In addition, guitarist/vocalist Sherry Malone, will be performing.

Wine and light refreshments will be offered. The event, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 11 North St., is free.

June 8

The Bark in the Park Festival will feature dozens of pet friendly vendors, human and pup experiences, and even adoptable dogs as it raises awareness for local rescue groups, and animal related nonprofits, fur real. The event starts at 11a.m. at Nelson Park on Water Street. For more information, contact Bob Nolet at

The Spire presents Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show,

A touring tribute show to the Stones that covers 50 years of the band’s hits. Come and get some satisfaction. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 and you can get them here.

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