Cape Events to Check Out this Weekend

sk_truro-orl-bourne-scenic_11-28-16-12If you’re in need of a break from Christmas shopping, this weekend offers plenty of non-retail therapy to take your mind off your list for a little while.

December 2

CapePops 2 – Holiday on the Cape
This spectacular tradition has become the Cape’s favorite way to kick off the holiday season. Audiences from all over have fallen in love with the variety and warmth of our show. With Jung-Ho Pak as Conductor, we’ve invited guitarist Trace Bundy, who has several viral videos because of his virtuosic playing style. We’re also pleased to welcome Crabgrass, the Cape’s premiere bluegrass band. And we’re excited to feature Emily Wade Adams, a singer with a wide range of styles and charming charisma. We have many other musical gifts for your holiday season, so be sure get your tickets early as this holiday extravaganza will sell out again this year! BPAC, 744 West Main St., Hyannis. For show times and ticket prices, visit www.capesymphony.org.

First Friday Foreign Film
The Brewster Ladies’ Library will be presenting its First Friday Foreign Film in the Library’s Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. The film follows the story of Lu and Feng, a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him. Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles, this film is rated PG-13 and runs for 109 minutes. Admission is free. 1822 Main St., Brewster.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Come enjoy Falmouth Theatre Guild’s production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas!” Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. 58 Highfield Dr., Falmouth. For show times and ticket prices, visit www.FalmouthTheatreGuild.org.
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December 3

Teddy Bear Breakfast
Don’t miss this fun event for the whole family sponsored by Clancy.s Restaurant and the Independence House Board of Directors. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and Belgian waffle station and a visit from Santa when he arrives for photos with all of the children. ALL children receive a new plush teddy bear. 10 a.m. to noon; $15 per child, $20 per adult. Clancy’s Restaurant, 8 Upper County Road, Dennisport. For more information, visit independencehouse.org/event/teddy-bear-breakfast-2

Holiday Holly Hike
Join Director Ian Ives for a “holly-day” season walk at Mass Audubon’s Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary in Falmouth, home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England. Ashumet features more than 65 types of hollies, ranging from American to Asian to European specimens, as well as the rare Franklinia tree. Participants can bring one grocery bag with them to fill with holly boughs for the holidays from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: Mass Audubon member adult $7, child $5; non-member adult $9, child $7. Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, Ashumet Road, Mashpee. Registration is not required. For more information, call 508-362- 7475 x9353 or visit www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture.

Come Feast and Be Merrie – A Medieval Winter Solstice Celebration
Wassail, the legendary drink originally consumed at medieval celebrations to wish others “good health,” will be served along with much holiday revelry at the Come Feast and Be Merrie medieval festival being held at Sandwich Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $15 for adults, $10 for children, can be purchased at www.sandwichartsallaince.org. The two-hour “interactive medieval variety show” promises an evening of holiday jollification with a welcoming introduction and grand procession followed by a night of music, skits and intermittent caroling with the audience. The merriment features 30 costumed cast members performing madrigals and short plays with a feast to be enjoyed during intermission. Guests are invited to bring their own feast or purchase one online for $8.50 when ordering tickets. The menu is provided by Café Chew. Wassail and dessert will be provided by Sandwich Arts Alliance. 145 Main St., Sandwich.
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December 4

Craft Fair & Bake Sale for Brewster Animal Rescue League
This second annual event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. features a bake sale, local crafters and vendors, and a prize drawing with prizes from lots of local businesses will be held! Proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster branch. This is a free event. Come join us at the First Parish Brewster for fun and food for a good cause! 1969 Main St., Brewster. For more information, visit www.arlboston.org.

Meet the Artist, Isabel Green
Creative Hands Gallery is proud to present glass blower, Isabel Green. Isabel’s work will be featured at a Wine and Cheese reception, from 2 to 4 p.m. Isabel was named as one of Cape Cod’s up and coming artists in Cape Cod Life magazine. Please come to the gallery to meet Isabel and view her beautiful glass work. She’ll be very happy to meet you as well. All are welcome. Creative Hands Gallery, 550 Route 6A, East Sandwich. For more information, visit www.creativehandsgallery.org.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 10th Annual Holiday Party
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, together with the Brewster for the Holidays Committee, will host the 10th annual family holiday party from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s an afternoon filled with holiday magic and fun. The Museum sparkles with holiday decorations; Santa arrives by fire truck at 2:15 p.m. There will be tables of yummy treats, exhibits, tours, crafts and activities for children, live music, door prize giveaways, and more. This is a free event. In the spirit of the season, we will be collecting food items for the local food pantry so everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. The Museum Gift Shop will be open during the party and has many great holiday gift items for everyone on your list. 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information on the Brewster for the Holidays weekend go to www.brewsterfortheholidays.org.

By Ann Luongo