Holiday Silent Auction
Dec
6
to Dec 12

Holiday Silent Auction

  • Centerville Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year’s silent auction will be a bit different. It will start on Saturday, December 1st and run through Friday, December 7th. It will be open Sunday, December 2 for the Christmas Stroll and regular museum hours until Friday, December 7th. On Friday, December 7 from 5 to 7 pm, we will give auction bidders a last opportunity to bid against one another in a live auction format. Refreshments will be served. As many as eighty retail and service donated items will be on display and ready for the Christmas season. There will be beautiful gift baskets; holiday gift items; gift certificates from local merchants, restaurants and services; works of art, crafts, jewelry and photography; and much more from which to choose. This is a great place to holiday shop for friends and family. Be sure not to miss it. Come in and place a bid.

Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

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Hope for the Holidays- The 1962 Special from Nowhere USA
Dec
6
to Dec 30

Hope for the Holidays- The 1962 Special from Nowhere USA

  • Cotuit Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Before the ‘60s were hip, they were square! Join television hostess Hope Henderson and her musical sidekicks for their 1962 holiday special! Meet Hope’s tv family and special guest stars as they bring holiday cheer and ring in the new year.

In the Black Box Theater December 6-30. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm. Tickets $20.

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Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village
Dec
7
to Dec 30

Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village

Free and open to the public! Be dazzled by thousands of lights, a Santa's Village and so much more. Santa will be visiting to hear childrens' wishes, and the Cape Cod Surftone Carolers sing holiday music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 5 pm to 8pm from November 30 through December 23rd. Bonfire nightly (weather permitting). Holiday lights go on at dusk. Please bring a gift card of new, unwrappped toy for the "Giving Tree". Proceeds go to Independence House.

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Mary Poppins at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
7
to Dec 30

Mary Poppins at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

  • Cotuit Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At last, Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s beloved Mary Poppins flies into Cotuit and lands on CCftA’s magical stage. "This show is practically perfect in every way and includes all of your favorite songs including, 'Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Chim Chim Cher-ee,' and 'Let’s Go Fly a Kite!' 'Mary Poppins' is breathtakingly beautiful, and full of dancing and heart. It is simply Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again.

Tuesday, November 20 at 7:30pm
November 23-December 16: Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm
Tickets $37, $32 for balcony, $15 for students/kids
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

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Music at the Grand Cru-Friday and Saturday nights
Dec
7
to Jan 25

Music at the Grand Cru-Friday and Saturday nights

Friday, November 9: Bart Weisman Jazz Group featuring Jessica Curran on vocals

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A Very Merry Market
Dec
8
to Jan 26

A Very Merry Market

Every Saturday
November 3 – December 22
11 am-4 pm

It’s a Very Merry Market at Cape Cod Beer!

Holiday shop with your favorite local makers! A Pop-Up market with locally produced goods.

Every Saturday we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products.  Stop by for some creative and fun, local, gift ideas!  And Beer!

Here is a list of some of our Winter Market artisans and vendors.
Click on their links to check them out!

A Piece of Sandwich
Bay Scallop Pottery
Brewster Tackle Company
Cape and Islands Trading Company
Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest
Cape Cod Cutlery
Cape Cod Octopus Garden
Chequessett Chocolate
Christine Cotton Glass
Cotuit Bowls
Foss Farms
Gracefulfire Glass
Marie Grady Palcic Photography
Mermaids on Cape Cod
Nobska Farms
Reclaimed Life
Robin’s Toffee by the Sea
Sabatia Flower Farm
SeaHag Sue
SeaSouled
Underground Bakery 
Westport Rivers
Whaling City Knots

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Folk Art Traditions at The Cahoon
Dec
10
to Mar 5

Folk Art Traditions at The Cahoon

  • Cahoon Museum of American Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This selection includes 10 folk art paintings from artists working from the early 19th century through contemporary times. The exhibition explores the history of folk art, as well as its particular importance as a cornerstone of the Cahoon’s permanent collection.   The artworks on display include portraits and landscapes ranging from serious representation to works filled with humor and whimsy and the represented artists include T. Nye, Dorothy B. Davis, Martha Cahoon, Ralph Cahoon, Elizabeth Mumford and Janet Munro. The exhibition provides an excellent introduction to the art form and includes detailed explanatory labels and additional information on the development of folk art traditions.

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Twisted Twined and Woven at the Cahoon Museum
Dec
10
to Jan 29

Twisted Twined and Woven at the Cahoon Museum

  • Cahoon Museum of American Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Twisted Twined and Woven-Contemporary Fiber Art

Come by the Cahoon, bring a friend, and be the first to see the new exhibition.  Meet the artists, enjoy lively conversation, and explore the vibrant, unexpected and virtuoso work of some of the regions most significant fiber artists.  Free to the public

Opening reception-Friday, November 2 4:30-6:30

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Sturgis Library Presents-Joseph Theroux-How to Write a Mystery
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sturgis Library Presents-Joseph Theroux-How to Write a Mystery

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing mysteries?

Join Joseph Theroux, author of The White Kahuna, The Devil’s Throat, and Black Coconuts, Brown Magic as he reads from his own work and discusses such mystery elements as:

Shaping your investigator
Constructing the mystery
Sidekicks and entertaining character names
What’s the Macguffin?
Red herrings and more!

Mr. Theroux will also be reading from his latest book, The White Kahuna. A book sale and signing will follow the event, along with a Q and A.

Free to the public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636

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Sturgis West Music Concert!
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sturgis West Music Concert!

This is an evening of beautiful music from the Sturgis Charter Public School (West Campus) music department. It features the hard work from the 9th and 10th grade Choirs, A Capella Choir, Junior and Senior IB Music Classes, Sturgis Strings Ensemble, Jazz Band, Sax Ensemble, Jazz Combo and the Sturgis Faculty and Community Choir! A lovely evening of celebration and Holiday Spirit!

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A December to Remember Holiday Concert
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

A December to Remember Holiday Concert

For the past six years Monica Rizzio has created a unique holiday concert across Cape Cod. This year it returns to the Cotuit Center for the Arts where it started in 2013. She’ll be joined by regional powerhouse singers Danielle Miraglia (Boston) and Lisa Bastoni (Northampton) for a “December to Remember.”

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30pm
Tickets $30, $25 for balcony
$5 discount for members, $2 for seniors

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Cape Cod Maritime Museum presents: “Exploring Svalbard”
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cape Cod Maritime Museum presents: “Exploring Svalbard”

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm, in the Community Room at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Captain Sean Meagher will give a presentation about his 2016 voyage on board the Mega Yacht Latitude to Svalbard, an archipelago north of Norway, a mere 400 miles from the North Pole. The Latitude is the only private vessel to have circumnavigated the archipelago, and the only one to have reached above 81° north. In his presentation, Captain Meagher will discuss the island chain, which is a Norwegian free economic zone and is home to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. He’ll show a short film he made about the expedition, followed by a short Q&A session.

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Christmas in Ireland with Sean Murphy
Dec
12
to Dec 19

Christmas in Ireland with Sean Murphy

  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The presentation includes a history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration in Ireland and explains how some of the earlier pagan traditions in Ireland became incorporated. It also looks at some aspects of the development of the Christmas holiday in a wider European and historical context.

Much of the presentation will focus on how Christmas has and is celebrated in Ireland in recent memory and will incorporate recorded music and video to create a holiday friendly atmosphere.

Wednesdays, beginning December 12
2 weeks from 6-7:30pm $50/$45 members

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Publishing and Editing Class
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Publishing and Editing Class

Sturgis Library Presents:

Publishing and Editing: A Conversation with Claire Polders, Daniel Presley, and Corey Farrenkopf

Topics include: 

How to pitch your novel/screenplay/story collection
How to submit to agents, magazines, and editors
How to market your writing
How to write a catchy synopsis
The steps to publishing novels and memoirs
Dealing with rejection
How to edit your work, and much more!

The Dreaded Question What is your book about? Every author will have to answer that question sooner or later. It’s best to be prepared. How you hook a reader is how you hook an agent, a publisher, a producer, and so on. What does high-concept mean and why does the market want it? What is an elevator pitch? From personal experiences at the Cannes Film Festival to concrete advice on how to write a catchy synopsis, Daniel Presley will speak about how best to answer the dreaded question.

The Long Game of Short Work The road to a published novel or memoir often begins with the publication of short work. Not only to capture an agent’s attention and assemble a body of work, but also to practice and benefit from feedback. From the submission process and dealing with rejection to social interaction and self-promotion, Claire Polders will speak about how to find your place in the writers’ community.

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Denyce Graves in Concert
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Denyce Graves in Concert

Cotuit Center for the Arts is proud to announce a rare opportunity to hear one of opera world’s most incredible Divas up close and personal. Denyce Graves, currently performing in the Metropolitan Opera’s acclaimed North American premiere production of Marnie, will grace Cotuit’s stage for an evening of music not to be missed.

Please visit the artist’s website at www.denycegraves.com.

Thursday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Tickets $60, $40 for balcony
$5 discount for members/$2 discount for seniors & veterans

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Cape Cod Latin Dance
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cape Cod Latin Dance

Join New England Wellness Foundation volunteers for en evening of fun and social dancing. Popular dance instructor John V. and his "Salseras" (female salsa dancers) does basic and intermediate lessons first and then free style dancing until closing time. Every second Friday at St. Peter's in Osterville. $10 donations benefit the Osterville Rotary Club.

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An Evening with Paula Cole
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Paula Cole

Paula Cole has won Grammy Awards and played sold-out arenas, and she is returning to Cotuit Center for the Arts for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” She’s touring in support of her newest record, Ballads, which features American jazz and roots standards from the early to mid-20th century, honoring such greats as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, Bobbie Gentry, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis and Johnny Cash. 

Sunday, December 16 at 7:30pm
Tickets $55, $50 for balcony
$5 discount for members/$2 discount for seniors/veterans

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Food from a Christmas Carol
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Food from a Christmas Carol

"The moment Scrooge's hand was on the lock, a strange voice called him by his name, and bade him enter. He obeyed. It was his own room. There was no doubt about that. But it had undergone a surprising transformation... Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam..."

A week to go, all the lists have been mailed, preparations are still being made so let's enjoy a brief respite from all of it. We will dine on oysters, suckling pig, goose and cheeses!! Wash it down with holiday bubbles and Bordeaux!!

with Chef Joe Cizynski

Tuesday, December 18

from 6-8pm

$65 per person

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Sons of Serendip Christmas Show
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Sons of Serendip Christmas Show

The Sons of Serendip are a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University and rocketed to popularity after a 4th place finish on America’s Got Talent. The members are, Micah Christian, a teacher from Randolph, MA and the lead singer for the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, an attorney from Charlotte, NC, is pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a performer and cello instructor from Charlotte, NC is cellist and vocals; and Mason Morton, a teacher from Atlanta, GA, is the harpist. All have been playing their instruments since childhood. They hope that their music will resonate deeply with listeners and that, in some way, it will make their lives a little better – even if just for a moment.

Friday, December 21 at 7:30pm
Tickets $55, $50 for balcony
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

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Joan Osborne in Concert-Dylanology
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Joan Osborne in Concert-Dylanology

  • Tilden Arts Center-Cape Cod Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Payomet is thrilled to present the joys of Joan Osborne and Bob Dylan at the Tilden Arts Center on Cape Cod this holiday season with a special and electric performance, Joan Osborne's DYLANOLOGY.

On her latest album Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon, as the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called “a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer,” winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way. 

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Printmaking Play with Eileen Casey
Jan
8
9:15 AM09:15

Printmaking Play with Eileen Casey

Printmaking Play!

Instructor: Eileen Casey

Days: Tuesdays – Class begins January, 8th 2019

Time: 9:15am-12:15pm

Cost: Members $120 | Non Members $150

Description: 

Creative fun with what can be the most painterly or most graphic printmaking techniques… monoprints and monotypes, with and without a printing press! The surprising results may be works of art in themselves, or inspirational underpaintings for other media.

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Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner
Jan
8
1:00 PM13:00

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

Instructor: Mary Moquin

Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks) Begins Tuesday, January 8th

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: Members $140 | Non-Members $160

**$25 optional materials fee**

 

Description:

This class is the perfect introduction to painting. Maybe you are only thinking about trying out oil painting but you are not ready to invest in materials, this is a workshop where you have the option to try it out before purchasing anything. You have the option to just pay a material fee and I will provide the materials*. Or maybe you have a set collecting dust somewhere because you’re just not sure where to begin. Or maybe you work in another medium but have always wanted to try oils. Whatever the case, we will spend the next 6 weeks learning how to use materials while painting simple objects from observation.  No pressure, it will be fun and you will have a better idea if it is a path you want to pursue further after taking this class. The follow up class will be called “Beyond Beginners” where you will have the opportunity to continue in a structured approach learning the building blocks of painting.

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Colors of Winter:  Drawing & Painting Nature
Jan
9
12:30 PM12:30

Colors of Winter: Drawing & Painting Nature

Cost: Members $92 | Non-Members $116
Winter can make the natural world seem dreary and gray, but there is still plenty of color to be found. Find pleasure and inspiration in winter colors, whether it be earth, or sea, or sky. Exercise and hone your observational and color mixing skills as you work to render your chosen subject in watercolor. Demonstrations in drawing, tonal study, and watercolor techniques, along with discussion and critique, will guide your progress, expand your knowledge, and strengthen your art making skills.
All levels are welcome.

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Painting with Pure Pigment: Pastels 101
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Painting with Pure Pigment: Pastels 101

Painting with Pure Pigment – Pastels 101

Instructor: Eileen Casey

Day: Thursdays – Begins January, 10th 2019

Time: 6pm-8pm

Cost: $96 Members | $126 Non-Members

Description:

Find your own artistic voice and become a pastel painter!

Learn pastel basics about available materials, including various hard and soft pastels, sanded and prepared surfaces, as well as pastel painting techniques. There will be a focus on drawing, design and composition, using value studies and quick color exercises. Enjoy the process of working with pastels with one-on-one support.

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Book Signing with Author, Robin Smith-Johnson
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing with Author, Robin Smith-Johnson

Creative Hands Gallery is pleased to host Mashpee author, Robin Smith-Johnson, on December 9, 2018, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. She will be available to discuss and sign her latest book, Cape Cod Curiosities, which was published this past May. She will also have available her book, Legends & Lore of Cape Cod which was published in 2016. An assortment of refreshments will be provided. Come by the gallery to meet Robin. She'll be happy to meet you as well! All are welcome!
creativehandsgallery@gmail.com Phone: (774) 521-4304

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12 Days of Christmas Tea
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

12 Days of Christmas Tea

Join us for an elegant Christmas Tea to kick off the winter holiday season! The tea will feature a talk by Donna and Ron Lasko, who will be serving their own special Courtship Tea blend. Savory sandwiches and sweet treats will be served.

Please bring a favorite or special teacup with you to drink your tea from, and share the story of the cup with your table-mates. Extra teacups will be available for those who need them.

There will be drawings for a special Keepsake Tea Box and a 12 Days of Christmas basket. During the tea attendees will have the opportunity to purchase chances to win these lovely items – – they make great gifts for friends or loved ones!

Tickets are $25 each and go on sale in November. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Stop by the Library to purchase tickets, or call the Library at 508-362- with your credit card information.

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Great Gifts-A Special Holiday Sale of Handmade Treasures
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Great Gifts-A Special Holiday Sale of Handmade Treasures

  • 307 Old Main St. South Yarmouth, Ma. USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This wonderful chance to shop for unique gifts from 33 of the Cape's finest artisans will take place during the Bass River Cookie Stroll, on which the Cultural Center is a stop, so there will be lots going on that day! (Cookies available only to cookie stroll ticket holders.) Come shop for pottery, jewelry, turned wood ornaments, wearable art, books, glass art, and much more! Plus treasures of all kinds in our wonderful gift shop, open studios, and five gallery exhibits. No admission fee. 

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An Evening with Tom Rush and Matt Nakoa
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Tom Rush and Matt Nakoa

A music legend the world over, singer-songwriter and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to Cotuit. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's been credited with launching the careers of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jackson Browne. From his early days at Club 47, through 16 albums, to his sold out Club 47 concert series, Rush is known not only for his own wonderfully written songs filled with healthy doses of both folk and blues influences but also for supporting and recording those of emerging artists such as Mitchell, Eric von Schmidt and Eric Kaz. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists.

Matt Nakoa’s first solo album, Light In The Dark (2012), is an eclectic pop opus. In contrast, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a simple acoustic palette. This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Additionally, Matt’s piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured by Disney. Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Album Live
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas Album Live

Nothing takes the edge off the holidays quite like the beloved soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi. Since the “Peanuts” holiday special first aired in 1965, its score has become one of the most recognizable jazz recordings of all time. Revel in the pure, unadulterated meaning of Christmas with a live performance of this beloved classic holiday album, performed by a trio featuring three of the Cape's finest musicians; Malcolm Granger, piano; Rich Hill, bass; and Michael Dunford, percussion.

Malcolm, Rich, and Michael are donating their talent. Admission is free, we ask that everyone bring gift cards from supermarkets only, minimum of $10 — from Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaw's, Trader Joe's, BJs, and Whole Foods.

Your gift card will benefit Housing Assistance Corporation’s Angel House, serving moms with substance abuse issues and their children.

Can’t attend the concert? Drop your gift cards off at the Box Office!

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West Barnstable Tree Lighting & Carol Sing
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

West Barnstable Tree Lighting & Carol Sing

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm
2049 Meetinghouse Road, West Barnstable    westparish.org

The annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing begins at 5:00 PM on Sunday. Gather round the huge fir, sing Christmas songs, welcome Santa, and watch as the tree is lit. Next, head up to the Meetinghouse, past the live nativity scene, to listen to the handbell choir and organ as the Christmas story is told. Soup, snacks and desserts at Jenkins Hall.

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Centerville Christmas Stroll
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Centerville Christmas Stroll

Sunday, December 2nd, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Main Street, Centerville   Centervillecivic.org
Enjoy delicious snacks while celebrating the season with friends and neighbors and enjoying the entertainment and special events along Main Street. Hosted for years By the Centerville Civic Association, neighbors have lined the streets offering the hundreds of attendee’s hot dogs, popcorn, marshmallows for roasting, hot chocolate, and cider.Donations given during the Christmas Stroll help to fund the Centerville Civic Association Families in Need Program.

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Marstons Mills Village Christmas Stroll & Carols
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Marstons Mills Village Christmas Stroll & Carols

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Main Street, Marstons Mills    Marstons Mills Village Stroll Facebook page

Stroll the richly decorated Village center.  Free Goodies at Village shops! Free Hot Dogs at Liberty Hall! Santa at the Library! Hot Chocolate & Popcorn at the Community Church. Live Nativity Scene.  Village Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:00pm & Caroling!

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Holiday “Port” Tasting with Diane Slater, Saturday, December 1st
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday “Port” Tasting with Diane Slater, Saturday, December 1st

Gallery Artrio 2018 Calendar

Holiday “Port” Tasting with Diane Slater, Saturday, December 1st during the Open House, 5:00pm-7:00pm, tasting from 5:30pm-6:15pm.

Past exhibits:
Summer Exhibit: A Cape Cod Summer
July Opening,  “If you’re fond of sandy dunes…”, Thursday, July 19
August Opening, “Boats, Beaches & Brews”, Thursday, Aug 16

Annual September Soiree, Saturday, Sept 8

“Italy Invitational”, Columbus Day – Opening,  Saturday, October 6

Hours:
MAY: Open Saturdays in May, 11-5; Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 11-5.
JUNE: Friday & Saturdays in June, 11-5 until June 16.
SUMMER: Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5 beginning June 16. Closed Sunday & Monday.
We are also open by appointment: text 617-538-0336 or email galleryartrio@yahoo.com

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Christmas in Ireland
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas in Ireland

Irish historian Sean Murphy presents “Christmas in Ireland”. This program includes a history of the emergence of the annual Christian celebration in Ireland, along with an explanation of how some of the earlier pagan traditions became incorporated into Christmas. It also looks at some aspects of the development of the Christmas holiday in a wider European and historical context.

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Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll 2018
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll 2018

The Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is filled with fun and holiday cheer for the entire family! The day begins with Breakfast with Santa, followed by plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy. At 4 p.m., everyone will gather at the harbor to enjoy the illuminated boat parade, all decked out for the holidays!

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Harbor Overlook-Artist Shanties Holiday Market
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Harbor Overlook-Artist Shanties Holiday Market

Hyannis Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties Maker-Artist Holiday Market:
TWO DAYS! 
51 Ocean Street, at the corner of South & Ocean St, Hyannis
Saturday Dec 1st 10:00am- 4:00pm  & Sunday Dec 2nd 9:00am-1:00pm:
The Harbor Overlook features artists selling hand-made, hand-crafted items. 
Free Cape Cod Coffee and treats both days.  The Dec 1st program adds to all the happenings along Main Street, the Harbor boat Parade at Bismore Park and the Hyannis HyArts Campus Open house.  This year’s Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is sponsored by the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, the Greater Hyannis Civic Association and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.

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Annual Arts and Crafts Fair st the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Arts and Crafts Fair st the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Want to find unique and beautiful gifts for the holidays? Want to support local artists? Plan to come to Cotuit Center for the Arts and do your holiday shopping at our Annual Member Arts & Crafts Fair! We will be featuring local artisans who produce fine arts, photography, jewelry, clothing, handwoven items, greeting cards, and home furnishings.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Free admission for guests.

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Christmas in Cotuit
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas in Cotuit

Saturday, December 1st, 8:00am-5:00pm

Main Street, Cotuit   cotuitcivicassociation.org/christmas-in-cotuit/

Activities throughout the village, highlighted with Santa’s arrival by boat at the Cotuit Town Dock at 3:45 PM and the Tree Lighting on the Cotuit Village Green at  4:00 PM.  craft fairs, food and festivities galore.

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Holiday on the Cape-Cape Cod Symphony
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Holiday on the Cape-Cape Cod Symphony

  • Barnstable Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November 30 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

December 1 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

December 2 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Our annual tradition is the way you start the holiday season! Celebrate home and hearth, the warmth of family and friends, and the music that brings it all back, year after year.

Revel in classic holiday songs, gorgeous carols, and a Celtic Christmas celebration. Raise your voices in song, along with the orchestra and our good friends the Chatham Chorale. We welcome special guests the Vintage Vocal Quartet – their swinging sound is a delight. Spend the holidays with us!


“Holiday on the Cape” Toy Drive! Come to a concert and Help us Fill a Boat!

Sponsored by the Cape Symphony and Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, Inc.

During our “Holiday on the Cape” concerts, military personnel will park a Harbor Master boat at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center.  Please bring a new, unwrapped, packaged toy or gift card and help us bring holiday cheer to children of local military families.


TOY DRIVE HOURS:

Friday, November 30     Saturday, December 1     Sunday, December 2

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM          1:00 PM to 3:00 PM            11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM          5:30 PM to 7:30 PM             3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 W Main Street, Hyannis

For questions, please contact Janet Stolzer at jstolzer@capesymphony.org or call 774.470.2282 ext. 105


Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director

Vintage Vocal Quartet

Cape Conservatory Dancers, Jane Caputo, Director

Josh Delaney, Storyteller

West Bend Music's Celtic Roots, Clayton March, Artistic Director

Dancers from Kanaley School of Irish Dance

Sarah Ford Marchio, Celtic Bagpiper

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The Sea Captain's Nutcracker
Nov
24
to Nov 25

The Sea Captain's Nutcracker

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The Cape Cod holiday classic, The Sea Captain's Nutcracker, makes its return to the stage with three performances over Thanksgiving weekend! Directed by Laura Sciortino,  Artistic Director of Falmouth’s Turning Pointe Dance Studio. 

The shows are held at the Tilden Arts Center at the Cape Cod Community College on Saturday, November 24 at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday, November 25 at 2pm.  

This lovely production is an excellent way to kick off your holiday season and is perfect for all ages.  The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker, set to the original Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score, opens in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid-1800’s.  Local authors Donna Smith & Anne LeClaire’s script transports the audience on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod. The heroic battle scene takes place aboard a sailing ship as it is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham; a swift and violent storm off Monomoy Point then threatens the voyage.  The salty old Sea Captain, who replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character, returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts from his voyages for Clara.  Audiences will be charmed by the Waltz of the Sea Grass and will be thrilled by the Dance of the Icy Winds.

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The Artwork of Cherie Mittenthal and Seth Rainville
Nov
17
to Nov 23

The Artwork of Cherie Mittenthal and Seth Rainville

Creative Hands Gallery is proud to present the Artwork of Cherie Mittenthal and Seth Rainville. A Wine and Cheese Reception will be held on Saturday, November 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00. The exhibit is currently running in the gallery through November 23rd. The artists will be present to speak about their work at 4:00, so please come by to meet Cherie and Seth. They will be very happy to meet you as well. All are welcome!

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Paint Night and Wine Down with Odin Smith
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Paint Night and Wine Down with Odin Smith

Friday, November 16, from 6-8:30pm. Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits? Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center's paint night! Bring your own beverage and enjoy delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by you, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin will guide you step by step through the painting, at the end of the night you will have created you very own masterpiece to take home. $50

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Second Wednesday Theater is a monthly play-reading series of rarely performed classics, undiscovered gems, and exciting new works. Our November offering is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
On the Main Stage
FREE admission!

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Salon of Shorts
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Salon of Shorts

Ongoing: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm
DATE & LOCATION CHANGE: November Salon will be on the 14th in the Schoolhouse!

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the third Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

Each performer is limited to five minutes, including set-up.

Admission to Salon of Shorts is free.

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"Seven Person" Art Exhibition
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

"Seven Person" Art Exhibition

Opening Reception for our "Seven Person" ExhibitionSaturday November 10th, 4-7pm

This "Seven Person" Exhibition

will feature over 40 new

works by seven Cape Cod artists; Rosalie Nadeau,

Neil McAuliffe,

Joyce Zavorskas, Jo Ann Ritter,

Abby Lammers, Lynn Wallin and Sean Cassidy.

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The Bard in the Barn:  New Classics production of Macbeth
Nov
8
to Nov 17

The Bard in the Barn: New Classics production of Macbeth

The New Classics Company presents The Bard In The Barn's Production of

William Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

Directed By Maxie Davidson

 

November 8- 10th at 7pm

November 15- 17th at 7 pm 

 

Tickets

General Admission- $15

Students (must show school ID) and Seniors- $12

For tickets go to www.newclassicscompany.org

 

Guyer Barn 250 South Street Hyannis, MA 02601

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Trivia Night and Sober Social
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night and Sober Social

Trivia Night and Sober Social!

Friday, November 9, 7pm. Please join us for this free event featuring a professionally run trivia game, great refreshments and company, lots of socializing, but no alcohol! Registration is optional but appreciated. Generously funded by the Cape Cod Foundation, Cape Air, the Cape Cod Five Foundation, and the Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee.

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Sunday afternoon Cabaret/Concert Combo
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday afternoon Cabaret/Concert Combo

A Cabaret/Concert Combo with Vocalist Liz Saunders and Doug Ricciardi's Jazz 'til Dawn

Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3pm. Join us as the fabulous jazz vocalist Liz Saunders returns to the Cultural Center accompanied by Jazz 'til Dawn, featuring pianist Mark Borgmann, bassist Doug Ricciardi, and percussionist Bart Weisman. What a GREAT way to spend an afternoon! $20. Complimentary refreshments.

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Caroline Cotter in Concert at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Caroline Cotter in Concert at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Folk/Americana Singer/Songwriter Caroline Cotter, in Concert!

Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm. With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter performs travel-inspired songs that take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do," which was released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ in 2015, Caroline has played over 600 shows in 43 states and 12 countries. Caroline is currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River," which No Depression calls "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another."  Icon Magazine writes, "Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter." While the Country Standard Time says, "Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, 'Home on the River' is an absolutely essential record." $20. Complimentary refreshments.

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Magnificent Mozart-Cape Cod Symphony
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Magnificent Mozart-Cape Cod Symphony

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November 3 @ 7:30 PM

November 4 @ 3:00 PM

In a famous scene from the movie Amadeus, Mozart dictates his final opus to his rival Salieri, feverish on his deathbed as he hears the beautiful music in his head.

Jung-Ho Pak looks at the myths and facts behind Mozart's Requiem, an extraordinary affirmation of the power of the human spirit, and we perform the choral masterpiece from our hearts with our guest artists Musica Sacra, a gifted early music choral group. Incredibly, the Cape Symphony has never played Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) until now, although this tuneful serenade may be his most popular work.

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

Musica Sacra, Mary Beekman, Artistic Director

Chelsea Basler, Soprano

Thomas Jones, Bass

Michael Kuhn, Tenor

Krista River, Alto

Program:

REQUIEM

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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