Outer Cape Theater, Art in the Village & the Nantucket Film Fest All Top Picks This Week

COURTESY WELLFLEET BEACHCOMBER Turquoise Jeep will be at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet this weekend.

Turquoise Jeep will be at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet this weekend.


And just like that we’re staring down the Fourth of July. Amazing, isn’t it? I’ve been buried under boxes while moving, and somehow the fact that summer is about to begin in full kind of surprised me. We have lots of things to discuss, and lots of events to rest up for, so let’s get right to it!


Last week I mentioned “A Doll’s House” at Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet, and after seeing it last Saturday night, I’m mentioning it again. Thanks to my job I get to see a lot of theater, and I have to say, this is one of the best plays I’ve ever seen here. I was embarrassed to admit that I’d never seen this play since it’s such a classic, so it was completely new to me. It was incredible. The performances were stellar, it was a wonderful adaptation by Robert Kropf, the set… everything was wonderful. And who would have thought, a play by Henrik Ibsen, written in 1879 would be one of the most important feminist pieces ever written. It is running until July 11, so get there to see it. For tickets go to harborstage.org.

COURTESY COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS Larry Marsland is performing Songs of the Greatest Generation at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Larry Marsland is performing Songs of the Greatest Generation at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

I also plan to get to see “Moby Dick” over the next week at WHAT (Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theater). Everything they do is wonderfully innovative and I can’t wait to see what they’ve done with this Mellville classic. For tickets go to what.org.

Cape Playhouse in Dennis is ending its run of “The Velocity of Autumn,” a comedy-drama that stars Beth Fowler, who plays “Sister Jane Ingalls” on the hit Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black. For more information and tickets you can go here.

Now at Cape Rep theater, a fantastic place, is “Outside Mulligar,” a play written by John Patrick Shanley, the writer behind “Doubt” and “Moonstruck.” A romantic comedy set in Ireland, it follows the romantic trials and travails of Rosemary and Anthony, a couple who just can’t seem to move their relationship forward. It seems like the perfect way to spend a summer evening. The play is running through July 25. You can read more at their website and also buy tickets.


For the thirteenth year, on both Saturday and Sunday Barnstable Village will be hosting Art in the Village. There will be a huge assortment of musicians playing from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. Local musician, Bert Jackson, has once again assembled a cavalcade of talent including, Kathleen Healy, Brenda Evans, Roe Osborn, Paul West, Ken Silvia, Frank and Chev, Gregory Hischak & Rachel Solomon, and several more. So make sure you stop by Weir Park on Route 6A in Barnstable Village,  and support local music.



The Beachcomber in Wellfleet has the amazing Turquoise Jeep on Saturday, June 27. These guys basically killed the Internet a few years ago with their crazy YouTube mega hit, “Lemme Smang It.” It’s going to be a stellar night, so get yourself down to Cahoon Hollow to join in the fun. Doors open at 9. and tickets are $15.

At Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “Larry Marsland Songs of the Greatest Generation.” These are all fantastic songs from the 1930s and 40s. Songs including “Sunny Side of the Street,” “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” and “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” There will be two shows, one on Friday, June 26, and the second on Saturday night, both at 7:30. For more information go here.


The twentieth annual Nantucket Film Festival is going on all weekend on Nantucket. There will be so many films, and so much going on. There are a slew of fantastic films, including, “Time Out of Mind” starring Richard Gere,” “Sleeping with Other People,” starring Jason Sudeikis, and “The Wolfpack,” a documentary I can’t wait to see about a group of brothers, who, are never allowed to leave their apartment by their controlling father and who become film savants. There’s truly something for everyone at this year’s fest. All the movies are listed here, and you can find out when they’re playing. You might even get to see wonderful actress Lili Taylor around the island.

Block Party

Over the last few years Dennis Port has gone through a huge metamorphosis. There are all sort of new businesses, and it’s definitely a fantastic new destination for everything from yoga to dinner. And to celebrate their continued growth and development, they’re having a party. There will be music, activities for kids, and food! All the fun starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

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