Things to Do This Week on Cape Cod

Sundays through 3/26, 11AM – 2PM, Winter Farmers Market in Falmouth, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery – Sip and shop all winter with your local farmers and food artisans! More info here. 

1/8 – 4/2, Sundays 3:30PM, Cape Cod Museum of Art Music & More Winter Concert Series – The Cape Cod Museum of Art is offering a respite from the winter blues every Sunday afternoon! Enjoy concerts that include all genres of music – Swing, Bluegrass, Dixieland Jazz, Celtic, and Classical – and all concerts are just $24 online or at the door. Reserve your seats in advance or buy a season pass here.  

February 5 – Rose Clancy & Max Cohen, traditional and contemporary Celtic Music  

February 12 – An afternoon with Monica Rizzio, Americana  

February 19 – Fred Clayton Band, a Tribute to Black History  

February 26 – 440 Gypsy Jazz  

March 5 – The Cape Cod String Quartet – Spring is Here, classics such as Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart

March 19 – We Are the Men, an eclectic mix of songs both contemporary and traditional  

March 26 – Jenifer Jackson and Jon Notarthomas, originals plus Country and Latin covers from the 60s  

April 2 – MusArt Interconnections with Anna Glig, new visual art influenced and inspired by a live performance of classical music 

2/9, 6PM, Wills and Estate Planning – Facilitated by WE CAN volunteer Thomas Rockwell. This free workshop covers legal planning on probate, wills, trusts, health care proxies/living wills, and power of attorney. Time will be set aside for Q&A. To register: call 508-430-8111 or email [email protected] 

2/11, 8AM – 12PM, Winter Sandwich Flea Market, American Legion, Sandwich – Over 30 vendors will attend this popular annual event. Art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry. 

2/11, 3:30PM, Gloriæ Dei Cantores in Concert: Renaissance Masters, Church of the Transfiguration – For tickets, call 508-240-2400, or purchase online. Be immersed in the sacred sounds of Renaissance masters from the Venetian, Franco-Flemish, Spanish, and English schools. The program includes works by Palestrina, Guerrero, di Lasso, des Prez, and Taverner, and will feature Orlando di Lasso’s mass, Missa Super Bella Amfitrit Altera, composed in the venetian style of double choir. 

2/11 & 2/12, The Roaring 20’s w/ the Cape Symphony, Barnstable Performing Arts Center – The Cape Symphony will take us back a hundred years to the glamorous era known as the Roaring ‘20s! Enjoy the silent screen magic of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and the music that made those early Hollywood films come alive, plus radio plays and dances like the Charleston that fascinated our grandparents and great-grandparents. This is a multi-media concert that’s very high energy and will immerse you in the era. Get your tickets here. 

2/11, 10AM, 16th Chocolate Fest, Sat, Osterville Village Library and Main Street – Chocolate specials from participating shops all along Main Street, and a chocolate dessert contest at the Library will be the highlight. If you have a dessert you’d like to enter, check out the guidelines here. 

2/12, 11AM, Arctic Seal Plunge, Onset Bay Center – Come take the plunge to benefit local marine life! Your donations will bring relief to our Sea Turtles and Seals by providing medical care as well individualized rehabilitation. Find out more and sign up here.  

2/17 through 3/5, GREASE, Cotuit Center for the Arts – One of the world’s most popular musicals will be presented as a semi-staged, choreographed concert featuring a cast of Cotuit’s finest! Get your tickets here. 

2/18 – 2/20, Yarmouth Winter Carnival, Skull Island – The event will be Saturday, February 18th – Monday, February 20th at Skull Island! The Winter Carnival will have an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink, food trucks, s’mores fun, and family-friendly activities that everyone of all ages can enjoy! For more information, click here. 

2/19, 3PM, Pianist Ana Glig performs Bach’s spell-binding Concerto in D minor, Pilgrim Congregational Church – Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents the concert “Aurora,” on Sunday, February 19, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. Tickets to “Aurora” are $35, students and children are admitted for free. More information, the full season schedule, concert programs and tickets to all Season Five performances are available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.  For more information, email [email protected] 

2/21 – 2/24, School Vacation with Cotuit Center for the Arts – Cotuit Center for the Arts will offer a wide variety of family-friendly programming during February school vacation. Each morning the Happy Cabbage Puppet Theater will present “Three Noble Tales,” a delightful puppet show for all ages. And each afternoon at 2pm in the Main Theater, there will be a different exciting event! Families can come back every day to experience them all. Enjoy a sensory friendly film screening of Encanto, a “Mad Science” experiment, a live animal show with Amazing Animal Ambassadors, and SHARK ID! with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy! Tickets are available here. 

2/22, 7PM, An Uncommon Wealth: The Underwater Archaeological Resources of Massachusetts with David Robinson, CC Musuem of Natural History – The Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society presents An Uncommon Wealth: The Underwater Archaeological Resources of Massachusetts with David Robinson Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Main Street/Route 6A Brewster. This program will also be available virtually to MAS Cape Cod Chapter Members. $5 per person or FREE to MAS Cape Cod Chapter Members. To attend the program virtually you must be a member of the MAS Cape Cod Chapter. Click here to learn more. 

2/23, 5PM, NICC Presents: Black History Month Panel, Museum of African American History – Celebrate Black History Month with Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce at our Black History Month Panel, Thursday, February 23rd, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Museum of African American History, 29 York Street. Desiree Spriggs, the Museum of African American History Nantucket Campus Director, will present an oral history of the space to open the event. Click here for more information. 

2/25, 11:30AM, Cape Cod Marine Corps League 2nd Annual Polar Plunge, West Dennis Beach – Cape Cod Marine Corps League detachment 125 is holding its 2nd annual polar plunge on Saturday, February 25th, at West Dennis Beach in West Dennis. Registration will begin at 11:30AM, with plungers hitting the water at noon. A liability waiver will be required (under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign) and a $25 dollar donation is requested, but not required. Funds raised by Cape Cod Marine Corps League go to help veterans, and their families, right here on Cape Cod! Suzanne Tonaire will sing the National Anthem, and state Representative, and Marine Corps League associate member Steven Xiarhos will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. For more information about the plunge, and Cape Cod Marine Corps League detachment 125, visit them on their Facebook page! 

2/28, 10AM, Volunteer Fair, CC Museum of Natural History – Discover how you can make a difference as a volunteer at CCMNH! Sign up for field guide training, learn about summer opportunities in the Butterfly House and Mud Kitchen, and year-round positions like Science Shop cashier, aquarium docent, Science Lab attendant, and bee or bird interpreter. Volunteers also help with grounds maintenance and special events. Register for the volunteer fair here. 

3/2, 6:30PM, Author Talk with Hank Phillipi Ryan, Sandwich Public Library – Hank Phillipi Ryan, the noted investigative journalist from WHDH, is now a bestselling, Agatha Award-winning author. Her latest thriller, The House Guest (released 2/7), will be the subject of a free in-person talk. It’s a cat-and-mouse tale about the aftermath of a divorce. Registration is required, and books will be for sale at the event. Click here to reserve your spot. 

3/8, 2:30PM, 7th Annual Youth Job Fair, Hyannis Youth & Community Center – The Barnstable Youth Commission presents the 7TH Annual Youth Job Fair for ages 14-18 taking place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis MA 02601 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend and admission is free! Locally-based businesses who are hiring youths between the ages of 14-18 will be on hand with applications, ready to interview and hire the right applicants on the spot!  Professional job coaching will be available during the event in the new function room conveniently located in the Main Lobby at the HYCC. MASSHIRE Cape and Islands Career Center will lead the effort informing both employers and students about the labor laws and local workforce development programs offering guidance to students in being successful with their first job. There are limited spaces for employers who are hiring for paid positions for this age group and participation is free. Online applications are available here. 

3/11, 12-3PM & 4-7PM, Mass Beer Week Brew Fest, Cape Cod Beer – Mass Beer Week is weeklong series of events held by different Massachusetts breweries to shine a bright spotlight on the amazing craft beer made in our state! This year, Mass Beer Week is taking place March 4th-March 11th, so Cape Cod Beer is throwing a grand finale event… the Mass Beer Week Brew Fest! Click here for more information and tickets. 

3/11, 11AM, 18th Annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Rt. 28, S. Yarmouth – Learn more at www.capecodstpatricksparade.com. For sponsorship opportunities visit: https://forms.gle/MKWMmE37e5jA17sN7. To march in the parade: https://forms.gle/bKBJUiZqgDeAoxYq7. 

3/11, 5PM, Mangia al Museo, Cape Cod Museum of ArtAfter two years of hosting a virtual Mangia al Museo program, the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s popular culinary event will be “al Museo” once again! This 6th annual Mangia al Museo features an impressive line-up of local chefs who will compete for the coveted “Best Sauce” award! This fundraising event was started by the CCMoA pottery students whose beautiful handmade bowls are central to the success of Mangia. Pottery Instructor Coco Raymond and the students have been working on the Mangia bowls since last September!!!  Each bowl is hand thrown and glazed with exceptional creativity. No two are alike and attendees will be overwhelmed with the choices. The evening begins with bowl selection. Each guest selects a ceramic pasta bowl to use during the evening and to take home! Then it’s time to sample each unique chef-prepared sauce served over fresh pasta. Meat and meatless, Gluten-free and vegan choices will be available. All attendees will vote for their favorite sauce and the winning Chef will be announced at the end of the evening. Tickets are $45 for CCMoA members / $55 for non-members / $25 for children under 12. For more information and tickets, click here. 

3/11, 7:30PM, Bruce Marshall, Cotuit Center for the Arts – New England blues legend Bruce Marshall returns to Cotuit Center for the Arts with the Bruce Marshall Group on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:30pm. Click here for more information. 

3/14, 9:30AM, WaterWORKS Blue Economy Career Showcase, Cape Cod Community CollegeWaterWORKS is a hands-on career showcase connecting high school students to Blue Economy and STEM career opportunities in our region. At WaterWORKS, college-bound, certificate-bound, and workforce-bound high school students experienced first-hand the many Blue Economy jobs and career paths available to them through demonstrations, exhibits, interactive displays, and hands-on activities. Click here for more information. 

3/16 – 3/19, Crop on the Cape, Hyannis Resort and Conference Center – Registration is open now for the largest paper crafting event in New England! Scrapbookers, Cardmakers, and Mixed Media Artists all come together for this fun-filled weekend of classes and the chance to purchase new gear. Register using the link here. 

3/17, 7:30PM, The Princi/Magnus Project, Cotuit Center for the Arts – An exciting collaboration featuring Siobhan Magnus and Brendan Princi live in concert alongside a first-rate lineup of local musicians. The concert will take place on the Main Stage on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30PM. Click here for more information. 

5/18, 5:30PM, Annual Cape Symphony Gala, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – This year’s annual bash has been dubbed Crescendo 2023: An Evening of Joy. Enjoy performances by the Cape Symphony and the Cape Symphony Dance Company, live and silent auction items, and a fabulous cocktail party complete with gourmet tastings from the Cape’s renowned 5-star resort. Tickets will go on sale February 10! Keep an eye here to order yours. 



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