Must Attend Events on the Cape this Weekend

sk_chat-eastham-wellfleet-dawn-till-dusk_10-20-16-21With Halloween behind us, there is still tons of fun to be had on Cape Cod, as we move in to the holiday season. Take a look at just a few of the fun events happening this weekend!

November 4

Beer, Bed and Breakfast – The Third Annual Cape Cod Beer, Bed & Breakfast event will take place from Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6! Beer enthusiasts and Cape Cod lovers will not want to miss this enjoyable weekend and the opportunity to stay at any of our wonderful participating B&Bs and inns. Sip locally brewed beer from brewers and eat delicious food from creative chefs. Learn about beer making while meeting other beer enthusiasts and foodies in a congenial weekend away from it all. For a list of participating restaurants, inns and B&Bs, visit capecodchamber.org/beerbedbreakfast.

Holiday Shop Open House at Snow’s – Treats, tastes, trains, tress, toys and all the trimmings. Visit Snow’s in Orleans for the grand preview of the Holiday Shop – the largest on Cape Cod! See what’s new this holiday season, enjoy food and beverage tastings, enter to win great merchandise, and of course, take a step back in time as you watch the trains roll by in our famous holiday display. Bring the whole family! 3 to 7 p.m., Snow’s Home and Garden, 22 Main St., Orleans.

Only Wounded: Larry Marsland Sings Peter Allen – Larry Marsland interprets the songs of Peter Allen and mixes in recollections of Stonewall, Reno Sweeney’s, Judy Garland and the explosive, crazy world of Manhattan in the 70s and 80s. An intimate theatrical concert experience in our Black Box Theater you won’t want to miss. Runs through Nov. 20. Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd. (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information, visit cotuitcenterforthearts.org/experience-art/only-wounded/.

November 5

“Fall in Love” Adoptathon for Cats – The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping – it is the best time to fall in love… with a cat, that is! Our amazing donors have stepped up yet again and have raised enough funds for us to host our sixth annual “Fall in Love” Cat Adoptathon on Nov. 5 and 6. Adoption fees will be waived for all cats one year or older during the event. Funded by the Ivan Smith Adoption Challenge, Cat-vocates, and the Community Cats Podcast, with “Fall in Love,” we hope to find a home for EVERY cat in our care. Learn more about the Adoptathon at www.mspca.org/adoptions and view our website for current pictures of our adoptable cats! Mark your calendars and share this event with friends and family. MSPCA Animal Shelter, 1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville.

Fall Festival & Craft Fair – Trinity Christian Academy’s Fall Festival & Craft Fair includes fall activities and games for children, a food and bake sale, craft vendors, a silent auction and more! This event offers fun for the entire family! Booth space is still available for crafters and costs $25 per table (bring your own table). Contact Carla Tirrell at ctirrell@tcaofcc.org or call 508-790-0114. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Trinity Christian Academy, 979 Mary Dunn Road, Barnstable.

Fall Beer Dinner – Enjoy a four-course Beer Dinner prepared by Chef Rob Calderone. Brewery tidbits will be shared by Sinead, beer manager of Cape Cod Package Store Fine Wine & Spirits. Highlighting the following brews: Spencer Trappist Ale, Down the Road Brewing Pukwudgie Pale Ale, Jack’s Abby Smoke and Dagger Rauchbier, and Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero. Cost is $42/person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 508-362-2355 to make your reservation. Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, 3176 Main St, Route 6A, Barnstable.

sk_lowercape-whales-clouds-sunset-wow_10-26-16-12November 6

The Great Provincetown Summer – The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) opens the 2016 season with “The Great Provincetown Summer – 1916,” commemorating the most pivotal time in the town’s history. The Summer of 1916 put Provincetown on the map as the largest and most influential art colony in the world and the birthplace of the modern American theater. The exhibition captures a snapshot in time and highlights four major schools of art: Charles W. Hawthorne, founder of the Cape Cod School of Art which gave rise to the Provincetown Art Colony; E. Ambrose Webster, modernist and another founder of the Provincetown Art Colony; George Elmer Browne, landscape painter and illustrator who founded the West End School of Art; B.J.O. Nordfeldt and William and Marguerite Zorach, founders of the Modernist School of Art. Also part of the exhibit, thinkers and writers including Susan Glaspell, Emma Goldman, John Reed and Eugene O’Neill who were all drawn to Provincetown to share and inspire each other. Visitors will experience some of their influences and understand the monumental significance of the summer of 1916. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), 1 High Pole Hill Rd, Provincetown.

“Bye Bye Birdie” – The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol, Conrad Birdie, has been drafted into the US Army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and sometime girlfriend, Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on The Ed Sullivan Show, which they hope will help sell Birdie’s new song “One Last Kiss,” and ultimately save Almaelou Records from going under. To cap off the performance, Birdie will actually give ‘one last kiss’ to Kim MacAfee, an avid member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio. When Albert and Rosie head to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival, things start to unravel. Kim’s father is star-struck at the thought of being on The Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter, and Kim’s new steady, Hugo, gets jealous at the thought of Kim kissing Conrad on national television. Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Barnstable. For more information, visit barnstablecomedyclub.org.

“Twelfth Night” – Cape Cod Community College Performing Arts program’s 2016-17 season opens with William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Director Ed O’Toole and the cast of students, alumni and community members promise this show to be the perfect tonic for your electoral angst. Join them for the simple story of a woman disguised as a man who’s in love with a man who’s in love with another woman who loves the woman disguised as a man, who happens to have an identical twin brother. SPOILER ALERT: it’s a comedy! For more information, times and admission, visit capecod.edu/events.

By Ann Luongo



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