Expect More Fun This Week on Cape Cod!

February is beginning to draw to a close (believe it or not!), and there’s absolutely no excuse for you not enjoy all the Cape has to offer! This week, take part in the Hyannis Marathon or Relay, help commemorate the raising of the flag over Iwo Jima, or check out one of the many live music events that take place all around the region! There is always so much to do!

Through 4/11 Cape Codder Comedy Dinner Shows – The new 2020 Comedy Dinner Show line-up is in the works! The Cape Codder is offering some long-time favorites like Jon Stetson and Comedy on the Road, alongside some exciting new shows like Gaelic vs. Garlic and Happier Days with the Nadlers! Join in for an evening extravaganza! For prices, show details and info on overnight packages, visit capecodder.com.

2/20 Acrobat Performance with Li Lui – 1 p.m. at the West Barnstable Fire Department, 2160 Meetinghouse Way. Li Lui was born in China and has been performing her amazing show in the United States since 2000. The performance will include hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling, foot juggling and ribbon dancing. She will also touch on aspects of Chinese language, geography and culture. Children will have a chance to try some of the skills such as ribbon dancing and basic plate spinning. This event is free and open to the public. She will also be at the Mashpee Public Library at 4 p.m. These events are presented by Barnstable Libraries.

2/21 Skate for Love Food Drive – Hyannis Youth & Community Center. Drop off a non-perishable food item at any public skating session this week, and it’ll qualify you for a chance to win free public skating for a year! All items collected will be distributed to local food pantries on Cape Cod. For a complete list of public skating sessions offered at the HYCC, visit their Facebook page.

2/22 Girls Rule the Mic: Comedy Night at the Seacrest – 7 p.m., Seacrest Resort, Falmouth. Headliners include Boston’s Kelly MacFarland, first runner up at the Boston Comedy Festival; Bethany van Delft, voted Best Comic by Boston Magazine; and host Laura Severse, the working Dorchester mom. These wickedly funny women are on stage for one night only – seating is limited, get tickets at Eventbrite.

2/23 75th Anniversary of the Heroic Raising of the Flag Over Iwo Jima – 2 p.m., Brewster Fire Department. Come and honor those who gave so much for our freedom. Members of the 145th Marine regiment and veterans from all wars will be represented and honored. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and local youth of all ages will be present, and the color guard will raise the flag. Rep. Tim Whelan will be speaking. This event is open to the public. For more information, call Major Buster Waters at 781-654-6885.

2/23 Hyannis Marathon, Relay, and Half Marathon – The Hyannis 10K is back, along with the Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Team Relay. Registration is now open! This is a Boston-qualifying course. It’s the first distance race event of the year with runners from all over New England hoping to either run a personal record, cover the distance for the first time, maybe qualify for the Boston Marathon or to just get moving again after a winter of cold and slow runs! Register now at www.hyannismarathon.com.

2/22/-2/23 The Tonys: Broadway’s Best – The Tony Awards celebrate excellence on Broadway, and we’re highlighting the best of the award winners through the decades at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Hyannis. You’ll hear Tony-winning classics like “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls; winners from outstanding revivals like Cabaret, Hello Dolly, and Thoroughly Modern Millie; and modern hits from recent years including “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray. Guest conductor Peter Mansfield joins us to bring you Broadway’s best. Times vary.

2/26 Presentation on Wampanoag Culture and Food – Come to the West Falmouth Library for a special presentation on Wampanoag culture and food from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Erica Adams (scholar and Mashpee resident) and Gail Melix (Wampanoag and Quaker) present a history of Wampanog and Quaker communities, and Ramona/Nosapocket Peters (a Bear Clan member of the Mashpee Wampanoag) speaks of Wampanoag Spirituality. Joan Tavares Avant (Wampanoag historian and chef) concludes the program by sharing a history and sampling of Wampanoag food. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

2/29 Dancing With the Docs – Noon, Hyannis Resort & Conference Center. This is an annual fundraiser for Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative. It is a black tie event, an amazing food experience, with a live auction, and some hot competition. Local doctors have partnered with accomplished dancers to raise money for integrative cancer therapies. For a look at this year’s dancing docs and to order your tickets, visit capewellness.org.


You might also be interested in the following events:

Personae Gratae: Begin at Home – Through Feb.22, this is a show honoring the concept of home and its physical, spiritual, and symbolic elements, Highfield Hall, Falmouth

Snow White – Through Feb. 23. Times and dates vary; Academy Playhouse, Orleans

2/22 Succulent Planter Workshop – 1 p.m., Country Garden, Hyannis

2/23 Cape Cod Nat’l Seashore Winter Movie Series – Each Sunday, 1:30 pm., Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham

2/23 Music and More Concert Series –2 p.m., Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis

2/29 Fourth Annual Robert Burns Night – 5:30 to 9 p.m., Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth

3/1 American Legion Post 188 Chili Cookoff – 1 to 4 p.m., 20 Main St., Sandwich

About Ann Luongo

Ann Luongo is the Marketing Writer and Lifestyle Reporter for CapeCod.com, and has been writing for Cape Cod and South Shore publications for over 15 years.

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