|Fall for the Arts Continues Through October!|
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, Cape Cod Media Group, and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce present the Fourth Annual Fall for the Arts Festival for the entire month of October.
Cape Cod Media Group is producing a weekly insert in the Cape Cod Times' widely read arts and cultural guide, CapeWeek. The guide includes a calendar of events for five regions of the Cape, following the popular Arts & Artisans Guide Trails:
Shining Sea Trail
Bourne, Cataumet, Falmouth, Woods Hole, Mashpee, Cotuit, Osterville, Centerville and Hyannis
Old King's Highway Trail
Sagamore, Sandwich, Marstons Mills, Barnstable, Yarmouth Port and Dennis
String of Ports Trail
West Yarmouth, South Yarmouth, West Dennis, Dennisport, Harwich and Chatham
Sea Captains' Trail
Brewster, Orleans and Eastham
Great Dunes Trail
Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown
Fall for the Arts promotes and celebrates the vibrant arts and culture of Cape Cod. Cape residents and visitors enjoy live music, and a spectrum of activities at dozens of venues including museums, galleries, restaurants, libraries and parks.
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First Annual Fall for the Arts Masquerade Ball
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is hosting the First Annual Fall for the Arts Masquerade Ball at Wychmere Harbor Club on October 30, 5:30 - 10 pm.
Join the Arts Foundation for a festive evening of mystery, intrigue, and fantasy... Creative black tie with Venetian-themed masquerade masks. Music by the Symphony Swing Orchestra, dance demonstration and instruction by Ballroom Bliss, entertainment by local street performers. Prizes for best-dressed and for mask centerpieces by local artisans. All proceeds to support the AFCC Grants Programs.
Wychmere Harbor Club is located at 23 Snow Inn Road, Harwich Port. For more information or tickets call 508-362-0066 or visit www.artsfoundation.org/masquerade-ball.
Northside Travel Passport to the Arts Tip of the Week
Lawrence School Auditorium
113 Lakeview Avenue, Falmouth
October 22, 7:30 pm & October 23, 3 pm
The Coming of the Flood
Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde opens the season with the Coro Ragazzi Children's Chorus and Turning Pointe Dance Studio dancers perform as ark animals, the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, the Waldorf School recorder choir, and the Mashpee Congregational Church bell choir join the professional string quintet, keyboardists, and percussionists for this collaborative work.
56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth
508-495-1878 ext. 303 www.highfieldhall.org
October 22, 10 am
Godfather of American Musical Theatre: Jerome Kern and his Show Boat
Lecture and Performance by Robert Wyatt
Sway to Kern's memorable melodies - A Fine Romance, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, All the Things You Are, The Way You Look Tonight - and enjoy anecdotes from Kern's magical life in New York and Hollywood which produced over 1,000 songs in 107 works for stage and film.
Zion Union Heritage Museum
276 North Street, Hyannis
11 am - 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday
The Zion Union Heritage Museum explores the African-American and Cape Verdean population as well as other ethnic and demographic diversity of the Town of Barnstable and Cape Cod. Displays artifacts that relate to the arts, sciences, religions, local history, politics, sports and history of African-Americans and Cape Verdeans on Cape Cod.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown
The Provincetown Museum is a charming mix of the old and the new. The permanent exhibits retain the charm of an old-fashioned history museum. Exhibits highlight the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the town's rich maritime history, the early days of modern American.
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The 2011/2012 Passport to the Arts offers a 50% discount on admission to 52 Cape Cod theaters, museums, historical sites, and performances. Purchase your Passport to the Arts online or call 508-362-0066.
View a complete list of participating organizations. Each member venue sets its own restrictions and rules of use, so Passport holders must call venues in advance to ensure availability.
Call to Artists for Winter Art Exhibit
The sixth annual exhibit, in collaboration with the Cotuit Center for the Arts, is entitled Wild Things: A Safari of the Imagination. Explore in any medium the Wild Things in your life - people, places, animals, or otherwise - real or imagined.
All Cape Cod artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for consideration, with no limitations on size or medium. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 4 with jury selection notifications given by November 30. Exhibit dates are January 9 - February 10, with an opening reception on January 7.
For full submissions details visit www.artsfoundation.org/wild-things. High resolution jpegs, along with one to three (1-3) short paragraphs explaining the creative process and your interpretation of the theme, should be sent to email@example.com. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-362-0066.
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast celebration of culture in America. Held every October and coordinated by Americans for the Arts, NAHM is the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation. President Obama has issued a White House proclamation that recognizes the value of the arts and humanities and kicks off this month's celebrations.
From hosting a Creative Conversation or arts center open house to securing a mayoral proclamation or better newspaper coverage of the arts, people in every community across the United States can celebrate NAHM by helping recognize the contributions of cultural organizations in their region.
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Thanks One of Its Sponsors
|Provincetown Art Association & Museum: Upcoming Exhibits and Lecture|
3-D Mention: An exhibition by student curators, October 21 - November 27, October 28, 7 - 9 pm reception: A show by participants in the Provincetown Middle Years Program as part of the Student Curating Program at PAAM, featuring assemblages and sculpture in the Museum's Moffett Gallery and 3-dimensional student-made work inspired by collection work.
Compass Rose by Rick Paulus
From the White House to the Sea: A Calligrapher's Journey. A Lecture with Rick Paulus, October 27, 6 pm: After becoming established at the Tolley Studio, Rick was selected to be the engrosser for the State Department. Eight years later, he was appointed Chief Calligrapher of the White House. In 2006, he returned to Cape Cod where he continues to produce calligraphic works. In this special lecture, modern-day expressive calligraphy and the current influences on the future of this historical art form will be explored.
Group Installation by Invited Member Artists, October 28 - January 15, October 28, 7 - 9 pm opening reception: Frank Vasello curates this exhibition at PAAM of artwork by Beth Galston and Nathalie Ferrier, two artists that draw inspiration from the natural world. Galston will be showing Ariel, from her Luminous Garden series inspired by a trip to the Galapagos. Ferrier is inspired by leaves, cells, and human organs, and stitches together her pieces with fine thread.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
Whaler's Wharf Cinema Gallery: Phenomenon Exhibit
The Cinema Gallery will exhibit Phenomenon at a reception on October 22, 5 - 7 pm.
Ballroom by Glen Scheffer
The exhibit features new work by Mark Adams, Glen Scheffer and a suite of prints from Provincetown artists, including Susan Baker, Linda Bond, Polly Burnell, Marty Epp-Carter and Bill Fitts. Mark Adams is a painter, printmaker, and a cartographer who exhibits regularly at The Schoolhouse Gallery where he has focused on works of art that use layered images of maps, personal notebook pages, text, data and images. Glen Scheffer presents color photographs of performance spaces in which he arranges and qualifies interiors and objects.
Whaler's Wharf Cinema Gallery is located at 237 Commercial Street, 2nd Floor, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-4800 or email email@example.com.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod: Current and Upcoming Exhibits
Seaside Treasures: Cape Cod Quilters Exhibit, October 22 - 23
An amazing display of quilts will fill the Cultural Center with gorgeous color, texture, and design. Supported by the Town of Yarmouth Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund.
Joan Harvey, Carl Richards and Marlene Bell, October 26 - November 6, October 28, 5 - 7 pm reception
Joan Harvey Everywoman paintings, in the Board Room. Carl Richards Spirit Journey: A Life of Artwork in the Great Hall. Marlene Bell Buddhas, Madonnas, and Pilgrims in the Vault.
Abstracts 2011 Exhibit by Jean Tucker, Now - October 30
Jean is presently working on a series of abstracts, of which this is her first all abstract exhibit. These paintings are acrylic glazed images, playfully varying layers of color, line and texture. The show includes three recent "top prize" winning paintings.
The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.
Higgins Gallery: Sometimes Cloudy, Sometimes Clear
Higgins Gallery presents the exhibit Sometimes Cloudy, Sometimes Clear: Contemporary Landscapes now - November 10, with a reception on October 27, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
The exhibit showcases the work of fifteen regional accomplished artists. In recognition of the College's 50th Anniversary, the exhibit combines the historical tradition of Cape landscape painting with contemporary points of view. Curated by gallery director Betty Carroll Fuller, the selected paintings explore a variety of interpretations of the landscape genre.Curated by gallery director Betty Carroll Fuller, the selected paintings explore a variety of interpretations of the landscape genre. The works range from expressionistic to a more abstract minimalism.
Higgins Gallery is located at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information visit www.capecod.ude/web/higgins.
Addison Art Gallery: John F. Murphy & Paul Schulenburg Exhibit
Addison Art Gallery is holding an opening reception for The Perfect Season on October 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Waiting in Shadow
by Paul Schulenburg
John F. Murphy and Paul Schulenburg have spent decades living and painting on the Cape year round, experiencing all variety of seasons. This show offers a glimpse into the more meditative and contemplative moods invoked by autumn. See how these two distinct painters and other gallery and invited artists capture the season in their newest work.
Addison Art Gallery is located at 43 Route 28, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-6200 or visit www.addisonart.com.
Mary Carroll Allen: Open Studio
Mary Carroll Allen will have an open studio on October 30, 1 - 3 pm.
Mary is a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society and recent first prize winner in oil and second prize in drawing at the Autumn open-juried show at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham.
Mary's studio is located at 312B Pleasant Pines Ave in Centerville. For more information call 508-362-8981.
Weaver's Signature by Mary Carroll Allen
Gallery Antonia: Jo Ellen Reinhardt Exhibit
Gallery Antonia is showing an exhibit of works by Jo Ellen Reinhardt from now - October 31.
Mussels and Globe Thistles
by Jo Ellen Reinhardt
An exhibit of Jo Ellen Reinhardt's recent works of contemporary realism. Ms. Reinhardt received her classical training at the New York School of Classical Art. She is also a signature member of the renowned Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and The Academic Artists Association, which she won a 2010 Graphic Artist Honors award.
Gallery Antonia is located at 578 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-469-4020 or visit www.galleryantonia.com.
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod: Exhibits at Branches
Three branches of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod are hosting exhibits now - October 31.
Exhibit by Karla Cardillo at the Harwich branch, 1470 Orleans Road, Harwich. For more information call 508-432-1179.
Exhibit of select paintings by Tish Murphy at the Hyannis branch, 695 Attucks Lane, Hyannis. For more information call 508-775-8900.
Exhibit of Yarmouth Art Guild members work at the Yarmouth Port branch, 121 Main Street (Route 6A). For more information call 508-362-3242.
Studio on Slough Road: Endless Impossibilities by Marie Canaves
Studio on Slough Road will be exhibiting Endless Impossibilities now - November 20.
A selection of recent works by Marie Canaves, artist and Professor of Art History at Cape Cod Community College. Marie uses her knowledge of myth and archetypes in art history, and her knowledge of the history of encaustic and portraits, to synthesize them into her own ancient yet contemporary portraits. Also in charcoal and oil will be shown.
Studio on Slough Road is located at 75 Slough Road, Brewster. For more information call 508-364-6644 or visit www.studioonsloughroad.com.
|More Visual Arts
- South Yarmouth Library will be exhibiting Paintings of Cape Cod and Beyond, a solo exhibit of works by Tish Murphy, now - October 31, with a reception on October 21, 5 - 6:30 pm. 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-284-1670 or visit www.tishmurphyfineart.com.
- Struna Galleries Chatham will be holding an open house on October 22, 11 am - 5 pm & October 23, noon - 5 pm. View work will be exhibited for viewing. 458 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-945-5713 or visit www.strunagalleries.com.
- Lemon Tree Village is hosting a Fall Festival and the By-the-Bay Fine Art & Craft Show on October 22 & 23, 10 am - 5 pm. By-the-Bay Artful Inspirations will hold a jewelry event with MyCape/MyTown Designs artist Shari Aussant on October 23, 1 - 3 pm. Other shops in the Lemon Tree Village include Brewster Birdhouse, Brewster Sweets, Cafe Alfresco, Cape Cod Shop, La Bodega, Lemon Tree Pottery, The Cookshop, The Tabletop Shop, Torch and Hammer, Village Toy Store, and Woodworks Gallery of Forest & Sea. 1069 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information visit www.lemontreevillageshops.com.
- Rock Harbor Gallery will be holding open houses October 22, 29, noon - 5 pm. The gallery, featuring Kely Knowles watercolors, will be transformed into a full working studio with programs and classes starting in January 2012. Kely will be working with collectors and showing in galleries off Cape Cod. This is a pivotal time and space is needed for the renovations. 104 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-3747.
- Bob Korn Imaging will be hosting open house exhibits October 22, 29, noon - 4 pm. Cape Cod-based photographers will be featured, including Rowland Scherman (10/22) and a group show on the last Saturday (10/29). 46 Main Street, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-5202 or visit www.bobkornimaging.com.
- The Falmouth Art Center presents its Fall Juried Exhibition, featuring 89 pieces selected by juror Lance Walker, now - October 23; and a Printmakers of Cape Cod exhibit, featuring the work of 20 local printmakers, being shown in the lobby now - October 25. Joyce Schutter will make a presentation on November 1, 7 pm about her sculptures constructed from handmade paper, fiber, and steel. 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For more information call 508-540-3304 or visit www.falmouthart.org.
- Provincetown Art Association and Museum's current exhibits: Will Barnet in Provincetown now - October 23; a juried exhibition of members' artwork now - November 6; and artwork by Kenneth Stubbs now - November 27. 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
- Cape Cod Museum of Art exhibits: New Directions, now - November 13, this exhibit is part of Kane's map series, artwork for which she is most recognized; Men and the Sea, now - November 27, this is the first solo museum exhibit of work by Frank Cardozo Nicholas (1922 - 2003), an artist who spent his last 30 years on Cape Cod. Gallery talk by Tracy Nicholas Bledsoe, Nicholas's daughter, will be held Sunday, October 23, 2 pm; From New Jersey to Cape Cod, now - December 4, the works of painting buddies, Mel Leipzig, Daniel Finaldi and Linda Pochesci; America the Beautiful, now - December 11, a collaboration between painters and fiber artists. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
- The Cataumet Arts Center has extended the showing of Mimi Schilcter's How I Spent my Summer Vacation, on exhibit now - October 23. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, October 23, 3 - 5 pm. 76 Scraggy Neck Road, Cataumet. For more information call 508-563-5434 or visit www.cataumetartscenter.org.
- The Schoolhouse Gallery presents a group show by Mark Adams, Steve Alexander, Marty Davis, Joe Fiorello and Ron Rumford now - October 26. 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For information call 508-487-4800 or visit www.schoolhouseprovincetown.com.
- The Visual Artists Cooperative will be showing the exhibit Honoring Our Roots at the Brewster Ladies Library now - October 29. The exhibit honors the founding members, Blossom Newman, Ilse Johnson, and Georgia M. Coxe. All 23 members are expressing their roots in different interpretations. 1822 Main Street, Brewster. For more information call 508-896-3913 or visit www.brewsterladieslibrary.org.
- Truro Public Library is hosting an exhibit by The Truro Group now - October 29. The Truro Group, a community of artists, celebrates 50 years of the Cape Cod National Seashore with a multi-media exhibit, which includes artwork by students from Truro Central School who participated in the group's mentorship program. 7 Standish Way, North Truro. For more information call 508-487-1125 or visit www.trurolibrary.org.
- Redfire Studio/Abstract Zen is holding open studios now - October 30, 11 am - 4 pm Saturdays & Sundays. Abstract art, prints, book of poetry Zen Popcorn, poetry bookmarks, photo greeting-cards. Kids welcome. 36 F.R. Lillie Road, Woods Hole. For more information call 508-364-7402 or visit www.maxredfire.com.
- Fresh Paint Gallery is holding painting demonstrations now - October 30 Friday - Sunday afternoons. 169 Route 6A, Yarmouthport. For more information call 508-375-9220 or visit www.freshpaintgalleryonline.com.
- The Sandwich Glass Museum presents an exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist Ricky Bernstein entitled Kitchen Dreams now - October 30. Bernstein's sculptures are time capsules, offering us a glimpse of life in a by-gone era. 129 Main Street, Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-0251 or visit www.sandwichglassmuseum.org.
- M. Brann & Co. is holding artisan demonstrations now - October 30, 1 - 5 pm Sundays. 7 Central Square, Mashpee Commons. For more information call 508-477-0299 or visit www.mbrann.com.
- Impulse Art Gallery has extended the show by Priscilla Levesque, on exhibit now - October 30. 188 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1154 or visit www.impulseartgallery.com.
- Harvest Gallery Wine Bar presents an exhibit of photography by Linda Phillips and John Tunney now - October 31. 776 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis Village. For more information call 508-385-2444 or visit www.harvestgallerywinebar.com.
- Post Office Gallery presents a Group Show, now - October 31. A group exhibit of several of the gallery's visual artists, including Melanie Chartier, Terry Donsen Feder, Kenneth Hawkey, Janet Ryan, Robert Valois and others. 38 Shore Road, North Truro. For more information call 508-487-3111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Momo's Food Emporium has an exhibit of pastel paintings by Joyce Groemmer now - October 31. Joyce's current work focuses on representational landscapes in the medium of soft pastel. 598 Route 6A, East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-3633 or visit www.momosfoodemporium.com.
- Highfield Hall's current exhibits: Twosomes: Photographs by Mark Chester, now - October 31, Woods Hole photographer Mark Chester brings together "twosomes and then some" from his collection for this major traveling exhibition and book; and The Power of Color: Paintings by Louise Lane, now - October 31, Lane studied with some influential painters, and was primarily influenced by Sam Feinstein. 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information call 508-495-1878 or visit www.highfieldhall.org.
- The Art on Loan program, highlighting local artists on the meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall, features the works of the Wednesday Painters Group now - October 31. The exhibit includes the works of Jack Ahlin, Bill Belden, Connie Casey, Dorothy Domenichelli, Tricia Daley, Louise Foster, Herbert Holden, Jack Lynch, Sherri Starr, Margaret Stevens, and Frances Wood Sullivan. 367 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-862-4767 or email email@example.com or visit www.hyartsdistrict.com.
- Heritage Museums & Gardens presents a Currier & Ives mini exhibition now - October 31. The museum celebrates autumn with a selection of fall scenes from its extensive Currier & Ives lithograph collection. Each month, Heritage rotates items in one of its small galleries to highlight different selections from its collections, including rarely-seen objects. 67 Grove Street, Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-3300 or visit www.heritagemuseums.org.
- Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents On the Flats: Portraits of Wellfleet's Shellfish Growers now - October 31. This photographic essay by James Rohrer is an exhibition of portraits of the men and women who work in Wellfleet's aquaculture industry. The images are of the grantholders and field workers who grow the oysters and clams for which the town of Wellfleet is famous. Jim Rohrer is a photographer and Wellfleet resident, who works full time in Wellfleet's aquaculture industry. This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Wellfleet Cultural Council. 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-1800 or visit www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
- J Miller, Pictureframer & Gallery is exhibiting original works and limited editions by William Ross Searle, Michael Keane, Guy Tringali, Karen North Wells, Gregory S. Hill, Carol Caradimos, and Larry Pratt now - October 31. Deer Crossing Marketplace, 681 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Mashpee. For more information call 508-539-3888 or visit www.jmillerpictureframer.com.
- HandCraft House Gallery of Art & Fine Gifts presents the opportunity to meet the watercolor artist Eileen A. Smith now - October 31. 3966 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information call 508-240-1412 or 508-240-1425 or visit www.handcrafthousegallery.com.
- The Cape Cod Museum of Art continues its open houses in celebration of its 30th anniversary. The museum invites the residents of Falmouth, Bourne and Sandwich to visit the museum free gallery admission with proof of residency, now - October 31. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
- Cahoon Museum's current exhibits: Celebration of Life now - November 6, looks at how the attitude of death changes dramatically from the early 19th Century to the mid-19th Century; and collages by Rose Mosner in the Little Gallery now - November 6, are a combination of found objects, fabrics, textured papers, discarded jewelry and photos. 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-7581 or visit www.cahoonmuseum.org.
- Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at Guyer Barn presents an exhibit by Tessa D'Agostino, now - November 6. Local artist Tessa D'Agostino will be showing a variety of sculpture, 2D work, drawings, installation, jewelry and more. 250 South Street, Hyannis. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hyartsdistrict.com/hhac.
- Cape Cod Art Association presents Earth, Wind, Fire now - November 7. The exhibit is a juried artists exhibit and sale of local artists' interpretations of these elemental themes. 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2909 or visit www.capecodartassoc.org.
- Woodruff's Art Center is showing the group exhibition The Hunter Moon now - November 9. Woodruff's Art Center provided each of the ten exhibiting artists with a gold frame and requested that an artwork be created in the medium of their choice to go into the frame and were unveiled at the reception. One Market Place, Mashpee Commons. For more information call 508-477-5767 or visit www.woodruffsartcenter.com.
- Green Briar Nature Center presents Carving It His Way, a retrospective exhibition of the carvings of Stan Sparre, and Birds, Boats and Blossoms, featuring the photographs of Cynthia and Stan Cronig, both now - November 13. 6 Discovery Hill Road, just off Route 6A, East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-6870.
- Cortile Gallery presents the exhibit Simply Fall now - November 15. The exhibit is a multi-media show by the gallery artists. 230 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-4200 or visit www.cortilegallery.com.
- The Creative Arts Center is holding its Members' Exhibition now - November 18. For more information call 508-945-3583 or visit www.capecodcreativearts.org.
- Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) presents Souvenir of Provincetown, this year's special exhibition, now - November, featuring artwork from the private collection of Helen and Napi Van Dereck paired with photography, ephemera and objects. High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1310 or visit www.pilgrim-monument.org.
- The Cape Cod Maritime Museum presents the exhibit Working Men, Working Boats now - December 18. A photographic retrospective of Cape Cod's fishing industry from the 1960s - 1980s by Milton Moore, in collaboration with the Cape Cod Times, and also includes a video oral history of various fishermen and their boats featured in Moore's original photographs. 135 South Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-775-1723 or visit www.capecodmaritimemusuem.org.
- Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies presents Art in the Lab now - December. The art exhibit features a tribute to Stellwagen Bank with work by Barbara Harmon, Faye Swenson, John Proudfoot and Greg Johnson. Also photography by Shareen Davis and the Center's own fisheries science coordinator, Owen Nichols. 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-3622 x103 or visit www.coastalstudies.org.
|Sandwich Public Library: Book Talks & Signings Hosted by Titcomb's|
Book Talk and Signing with Kate Whouley, author of Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia on October 20, 7 pm: In this memoir of watching her mother fade away, of dealing with her bills, her housework, her increasing demands and dementia, Whouley brings us right into the laugh-or-you'll-cry experiences of meeting the challenge of Alzheimer's. Co-sponsored with Sandwich Reads Together as part of its 2011 series on memoir and personal storytelling.
Book Talk and Signing with Tess Gerritsen, author of Silent Girl on October 27, 7 pm: Please join internationally bestselling mystery writer Tess Gerritsen as she introduces the newest in her Rizzoli & Isles series. Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli is already at the crime scene when medical examiner Maura Isles arrives on the Chinatown rooftop. A savage killer has left behind a grisly spectacle, and the sick feeling in Rizzoli's gut says they're on the trail of a twisted predator.
Titcomb's Bookshop is located at 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-2331 or visit www.titcombsbookshop.com.
Fine Arts Work Center: Poetry Reading by Gail Mazur
Fine Arts Work Center presents a reading by poet Gail Mazur on October 22, 8 pm.
Gail has published six collections of poems, most recently Figures in a Landscape. Her books have been honored with the Massachusetts Book Prize in Poetry and as finalist for the National Book Award and the LA Times Book Prize. Gail currently serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Emerson College graduate writing program, and as an advisory editor at Agni and Ploughshares. She is a member of the Fine Arts Work Center's Writing Committee, and Founding Director of the Blacksmith House Poetry reading series in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Fine Arts Work Center is located at 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-9960 or visit www.fawc.org.
West Falmouth Library: Calliope Poetry Readings
Calliope Poetry Readings will be held at the West Falmouth Library on October 23, 3 - 5 pm, with open mike sign-up at 2:45 pm.
This month's readings feature Susan Berlin, Alan Feldman and Philip Hasouris. Award-winning Susan Berlin's poems have appeared in many journals, including Ashville Poetry Review, Harvard Review and New Millennium Writings. Alan Feldman is the award-winning author of two volumes of poetry, The Household and The Happy Genius, and five chapbooks. Philip Hasouris is the founder of the Brockton Library Poetry Series, a performance group Spiritous, and is the author of two poetry collections, Swimming Alone and Blow out the Moon.
West Falmouth Library is located at 575 Route 28A, West Falmouth. For more information call 508-566-1090 or visit www.calliopepoetryseries.com.
Cape Cod Maritime Museum: Fall Lecture Series
Cape Cod Maritime Museum hosts historian and author Mark Wilkins for its Fall Lecture Series presentation on October 25, 5 pm.
Mark is the author of The Desperate Crossing of the Sparrow-Hawk: Cape Cod's Oldest Shipwreck, about the oldest shipwreck on Cape Cod, the Sparrow-Hawk, the remains of which are on display in the museum's Making Waves exhibit. Book signing to follow.
Cape Cod Maritime Museum is located at 135 South Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-775-1723 or visit www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org.
Cultural Center: Monthly Poets' Corner Open Mic with Victor Infante
The Monthly Poets' Corner Open Mic at the Cultural Center will feature Victor Infante on October 27, 7 pm. Come early to sign up for the open mic, open to poets 14 and older. The featured reader performs afterwards. Hosted by Barry Hellman and Joe Gouveia.
Victor is the editor of the online literary journal, Radius: Poetry From the Center to the Edge, and the author of City of Insomnia, a poetry collection from Write Bloody Publishing. His poems and stories have been published in numerous periodicals, including Pearl, Chiron Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Spillway, Word Riot and Dark Horizons.
The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.
Dennis Public Library: Tales of Haunted New England Lighthouses
Dennis Public Library will host Jeremy D'Entremont, a leading expert on New England's historic lighthouses, on October 29, 2 pm.
Jeremy, the historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the author of nine books on lighthouses and maritime history, will share stories of the macabre tales of New England's coastal beacons. Not necessarily suitable for children.
The Dennis Public Library is located at 5 Hall Street in Dennisport. For more information call 508-760-6219 or visit www.dennispubliclibrary.org.
|More Literary Arts|
- Eight Cousins Bookstore will hold a Local Authors Day on October 22, 11 am - 1 pm. Meet the daring writers who have forged ahead with their own publications on a wide range of subjects, styles, and genres. 189 Main Street, Falmouth. For more information call 508-548-5548 or visit www.eightcousins.com.
- A Book in the Hand will host its third annual Shelf Space at Jacob Sears Memorial Library on October 23, 2 pm. John Oberteuffer, author of Swedish Blood under the pseudonym John Amiard, will offer An Introduction to Self-Publishing. 23 Center Street, East Dennis.
- Wellfleet Public Library hosts author Andre Dubus on October 28, 7 pm. Andre will read from and discuss his recent and highly acclaimed memoir Townie, about growing up in Haverhill. He is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, a New York Times bestseller. This program is co-sponsored by the Truro and Wellfleet Public Libraries with support from their Friends of the Library. 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-0310.
|Cape Cod Writer's Center: Tomorrow's Writers Today|
The Cape Cod Writer's Center will hold a writing workshop at Hyannis Intermediate School on November 5, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Applications are due October 24.
The tuition-free writing workshop for Cape Cod public school students in grades 8-12, includes courses in nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Jim Coogan, columnist for the Cape Cod Times and author of several nonfiction books, will teach nonfiction. Sheila McGuinness, a published poet who teaches at Cape Cod Community College, will teach poetry. Best-selling romance novelist Annette Blair will teach fiction.
Hyannis Intermediate School is located at 895 Falmouth Road in Hyannis. For more information or an application call 508-420-0200 or visit www.capecodwriterscenter.org.
Heritage Museums and Gardens: Halloween Family Fun Nights
Heritage Museums and Gardens holds its annual Halloween Family Fun Nights on October 28 & 29, 5:30 - 8 pm.
Featuring festive, non-scary holiday activities designed for children of all ages, including a concert by The Toe Jam Puppet Band games, crafts, temporary tattoos, carousel rides, and more. Participants are welcome to dress in costume, but should wear comfortable shoes to walk throughout the event. This popular event usually sells out, so advance registration is suggested.
Heritage Museums and Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street, Sandwich. For more information or to register call 508-888-3300 or visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.
Green Briar Nature Center: Family Jam Workshops
Green Briar Nature Center holds family jam workshops through the fall, winter and spring. The next workshops are on October 29, 1 - 3 pm (cranberry apricot ginger jam) and November 12, 1 - 3 pm (Fall Fruit Jam of apples,pears, plums).
Here is an opportunity for an adult and child to make jam together. Take home 4 to 6 (6 oz.) jars of finished product. All children must be at least 6 years old to be in the kitchen.
Green Briar Nature Center is located at 6 Discovery Hill Road in East Sandwich. For more information and a complete schedule or to register call 508-888-6870 or visit www.thorntonburgess.org.
|More Children, Youth & Family Events|
- Falmouth Art Center will hold Halloween Candy House Workshops on October 22, 10 - 11:30 am and October 29, 1 - 2:30 pm. All materials will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For more information or to register call 508-540-3304 or visit www.falmouthart.org.
- Provincetown Public Library will host Born to Read for children aged birth to kindergarten with their caregivers on October 28, 10:30 am. This educational, energizing program prepares children for reading readiness by introducing language and concepts, and gives children valuable opportunity to interact with their peers. 356 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-7094.
- The National Marine Life Center is hosting a Spooky Splash Halloween Open House on October 29, 10 am - 2 pm. Come in costume and learn about spooky ocean animals. Enjoy arts and crafts and games and tour the new Marine Animal Hospital. 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay. For more information call 508-743-9888 or visit www.nmlc.org.
- The Falmouth Jewish Congregation hosts Storahtelling: Bible Stories As Performance Art on October 29, 10 am - noon. Storahtelling, the New York-based performance troupe that brings innovation to the tradition of Jewish telling of biblical stories, will give a presentation of the story of Noah. The dramatic and musical re-telling will take place in the context of the weekly Shabbat (Sabbath) service. This service and performance are open to all. While not children's theater, the event is family-friendly. This performance is supported in part by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Cape Cod. 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth. For more information call 508-540-0602 or visit www.falmouthjewish.org.
- Snow Library presents a Suçie Stevenson exhibit from now - October 30. Original Henry and Mudge children's book illustrations and fine arts paintings. 67 Main Street, Orleans. For more information call 508-240-3760.
- The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Brewster Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host Green Halloween®, an afternoon of safe and spooky fun, on October 30, 3 - 6 pm. Children can join the costume parade through the halls of the Museum while searching for clues that win them entry to the Treat Trail where goody bags will be filled. Ten activity stations feature crafts, games and music. Green Halloween® is sponsored by Dunes 102 WGTX FM, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information call 508-896-3500 or visit www.ccmnh.org.
- Green Briar Nature Center presents All Hallows Eve S'mores and Stories Round the Campfire on October 30, 6 - 7 pm. Come and sit around the campfire at Green Briar while listening to some slightly scary, mostly funny tales by a master storyteller. 6 Discovery Hill Road in East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-6870 or visit www.thorntonburgess.org.
- Sturgis Library presents a book talk by Barnstable author Joyce Prince on November 1, 6:30 pm. Joyce will present her new bilingual book, The Ghost of José Luis Muñoz and the Day of the Dead (El Fantasma de José Luis Muñoz y el Dia de los Muertos). Advanced registration is appreciated for this family program. 3090 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-6636 or visit www.sturgislibrary.org.
|Cape Cod Chat House: Diana Di Gioia and Brews & Blues|
Out Late with Diana Di Gioia, October 21, 7 - 9 pm
In the tradition of John Prine, Michelle Shocked, and Lucinda Williams, Diana is accompanied by lead guitarist Dan Givins. Out Late travels from rock and blues to folk and acoustic.
Brews & Blues, October 22, 4 - 9 pm
4 - 6 pm: beer tasting by Mayflower Brewing Company, a craft beer microbrewery located in Plymouth and founded by a tenth great grandson of John Alden, beer barrel cooper on the Mayflower. 6 pm: Amber Crowley will play favorite blues tunes, plus fresh originals from her CD. Amber has a soulful voice that's been described as "Bonnie Raitt meets Etta James."
Cape Cod Chat House is located at 593 Route 6A, Dennis Village. For more information call 508-694-7187 or visit www.capecodchathouse.com.
Highfield Hall: Lecture / Recital by Robert Wyatt
Jerome Kern and his Show Boat: A Lecture / Recital by Robert Wyatt, October 22, 10 am: Jerome Kern might be best remembered for Show Boat, his epoch-launching 1927 musical, the music for Swing Time, arguably the best of the 10 Astaire/Rogers films or for "almost" writing the music for Porgy and Bess and Annie Get Your Gun. Enjoy anecdotes from Kern's magical life in New York and Hollywood which produced over 1,000 songs in 107 works for stage and film.
Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or tickets call 508-495-1878 ext. 303 or visit www.highfieldhall.org.
Falmouth Chorale: The Coming of the Flood
The Falmouth Chorale will perform The Coming of the Flood at the Lawrence School on October 22, 7:30 pm & October 23, 3 pm. Robert Wyatt will give a talk one hour before each performance.
Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde opens the season, with Paul Soper in the title role and Tania Mandzy as Mrs. Noah. The Coro Ragazzi Children's Chorus and Turning Pointe Dance Studio dancers perform as ark animals. The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, the Waldorf School recorder choir, and the Mashpee Congregational Church bell choir join the professional string quintet, keyboardists, and percussionists for this collaborative work - even the audience takes part. Choral works by Britten, Mozart, Tallis, Randall Thompson, and Eric Whitacre round out the program.
The Lawrence School is located at 113 Lakeview Avenue, Falmouth. For more information call 774-392-2383 or visit www.falmouthchorale.org.
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: Upcoming Musical Performances
Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group, October 22, 7 pm: Clayton March (clarinet & mandolin), Monica Rizzio (violin & vocals), Alan Clinger (guitar), Laird Boles (bass) and Bart Weisman (drums). Bart Weisman has been playing and recording klezmer music for over 25 years and the Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group has played traditional klezmer and swing music for events throughout Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, October 23, 3 pm: In a new collaboration, the CCSO and WHAT present three concerts in October, November and December. In this first concert, the quintet will play a variety of popular and classical favorites. The three-part series will help support future collaborations between the two organizations and help expand WHAT's community outreach programs.
Lisa Jason Out Loud! A Musical Journey Celebrating the Great Women of Song, October 28, 8 pm: Lisa Jason's celebrated cabaret show features music elements from the British play Little Voice, starring Jane Horrocks, whose character warmed up by singing impressions of Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Ethel Merman. She is backed by drummer Bart Weisman and bass player Laird Boles, well-known local performers. Her musical director and arranger is Fred Boyle.
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit www.what.org.
Chatham Music Club: Mozart Requiem
The Chatham Music Club will be performing Mozart Requiem at St. Christopher's Church on October 23, 3 pm.
Directed by Dr. Richard Winchell, with full orchestra and chorus. Barbara Reed, soprano, Carole Buttner Maloof, alto, Christopher Allen, tenor, and Colin Levin, Baritone. Reception following the performance. Proceeds to benefit the CMC scholarship fund.
St. Christopher's Church is located at 625 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-398-8811.
United States Amy Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
The Yarmouth Area Chamber of Commerce presents the United States Amy Field Band Jazz Ambassadors in concert at the Mattacheese Middle School on October 23, 3:30 pm.
The United States Army Field Band is considered by music critics to be one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world. Its members, selected by highly-competitive audition, represent some of the finest musical talent in America. More than six decades as the military's most traveled musicians have earned them the title, "The Musical Ambassadors of the Army."
Mattacheese Middle School is located at 400 Higgins Crowell Road, West Yarmouth. For more information call 508-778-1008.
Art Barn Songwriter's Series: Bill Black & Chuck Williams
The Art Barn Songwriter Series, presented by Cotuit Center for the Arts and Trespass Music, presents Bill Black and Chuck Williams on October 24, 7:30 pm.
A long time fixture of Cape Cod's lively Irish music scene, Bill Black will entertain all with songs from his enormous repertoire. Chuck Williams' music is of love gained, love lost, growing up and moving on.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit www.artsonthecape.org.
CCCMA Backstage Pass Lecture Series: Mozart Festival
The Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts presents Mozart Festival, the first in the Backstage Pass Lecture Series, at the Barnstable campus on October 25, 9 - 10:30 am and at the West Falmouth Library on October 27, 4 - 5:30 pm.
This is a companion lecture series to the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra's Classics Concerts series. These fast-paced and fun multi-media lectures explore the life, time and music of a featured composer and are peppered with musical demonstrations, interesting anecdotes and fascinating facts to enhance your concert experience. Instructors are Stephanie Weaver, CCCMA Managing Director and concert pianist, and George Scharr, CCCMA Director of Falmouth Campus & CCSO bass trombonist.
CCCMA Barnstable Campus is located at 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. West Falmouth Library is located at 575 Route 28A, West Falmouth. For more information call 508-362-2772 or visit www.capecodconservatory.org.
Wellfleet Preservation Hall: Julia Nixon in Concert
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents Julia Nixon in concert on October 28, 7:30 pm.
Broadway star Julia Nixon comes to Wellfleet for a magical evening of pop, rock, jazz, folk, country, gospel and blues. Julia has performed everywhere from Lincoln Center to the White House and has toured with Stevie Wonder to Herbie Hancock.
Wellfleet Preservation Hall is located at 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information or for tickets call 508-349-1800 or visit www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod: Music Next Week
Siobhan Magnus Hosts A Nashville Songwriters Round-Up, October 29, 4:30 pm
An acoustic concert featuring award-winning singer-songwriters Mitzi Dawn, Chaise Flanders and Nolan Neal from Nashville. The musicians will take turns performing and talking about their original work. Siobhan, too, will perform and discuss two of the songs she has co-written with Mitzi and Chaise.
The George Gritzbach Band, October 29, 8pm
In demand as a high-energy R&B dance band strongly rooted in the blues, funk, and New Orleans, The band plays inventive takes on classics and a healthy helping of innovative originals. The band has opened for B.B. King, Eddie Money, and other greats. Up front is Gritzbach's vocals, harmonica, and guitar. Backing him up are Michael Critch on keyboard, Rich Hill on bass, and Bobby Alves on drums.
Musicfest, October 30, 2 - 4 pm
Featuring Cape Cod teachers and students and the West Parish Handbell Choir. Presented by the Cape and Islands Music Teachers Association.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information or reservations call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.
|More Musical Performances
- Harvest Gallery Wine Bar presents the Chandler Travis Trio on October 20, 7:30 pm, Toast & Jam on October 21, 7:30 pm, Pat Ryan Duo on October 22, 7:30 pm, Sean Brennan on October 16, 7 pm, and Rob Drabkin Duo on October 10, 7 pm. 776 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis Village. For more information call 508-385-2444 or visit www.harvestgallerywinebar.com.
- Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Carol & Bart Large at Grand Cru, Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132 & Bearse's Way), Hyannis on October 21, 8 - 11 pm and the Bart Weisman Group at Riverway Restaurant, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth on October 27, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. For more information visit www.bartweisman.com.
- Three Fish & a Ram holds an open mic night on the fourth Saturday of the month, with the next on October 22, 7 - 9:30 pm. Musicians, poets, performers sign in and perform on a rotating basis. 36 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons in Mashpee. For more information call 508-477-2788 or visit www.threefishandaram.com.
- Wellfleet Preservation Hall holds an Open Mic Night every fourth Thursday of the month, with the next on October 27, 7 pm. 335 Main Street in Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-1800 or visit www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
|Provincetown Dance Festival|
Truro Center for the Arts presents the annual Provincetown Dance Festival, co-produced by Adam Miller Dance Project and Sara Sweet, at the Provincetown Theater on October 21 & 22, 7:30 pm.
Friday will include performances by Portland Ballet, Alissa Horowitz, Paula Hunter Dance, and Boston Tap. Saturday will include performances by Chu Ling Dance Academy, Kairos Dance Theater, Hanna and Kellie Lynch, Betsy Miller Dance, Spectrum in Motion, Boston Tap Company, and Portland Ballet.
The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. For more information or tickets call 508-487-7487 or visit www.provincetowntheater.org.
Cotuit Center for the Arts: Closing Weekend for Quills
Cotuit Center for the Arts presents the dark comedy Quills now - October 23, 8 pm Thursday - Saturday, 2 pm Sunday.
In this story of the of the notoriously irreverent Marquis de Sade, Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Doug Wright wields his pen to cackle fiendishly at the self-righteous gatekeepers of morality. By turns witty, ironic, shocking and lyrical, Quills is a highly theatrical exploration of love and art and the responsibility of self-expression. Raw, wickedly funny, often disturbing and sometimes even sentimental, this play is a provocative theatrical experience for mature audiences. Please note: This play contains strong graphic language and nudity. Adult audiences only.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information or tickets call 508-428-0669 or visit www.artsonthecape.org.
Big Collage: Nosferatu at Cape Cinema
Big Collage presents Nosferatu with live musical score at Cape Cinema on October 28, 9 pm.
A screening of F.W. Murnau's classic silent film Nosferatu with score composed and performed live by The Inframen, surf-garage band extraordinaire. Raffle drawing immediately after the film. Proceeds benefit Big Collage's "Our Own Space" fund.
Cape Cinema is located at 36 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information visit www.capecinema.com or www.bigcollage.org.
Eventide Arts: Opens Its Season with The Rivals
Eventide Arts presents The Rivals, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, on the Gertrude Lawrence Stage now - October 30, 7:30 pm Thursday - Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday.
photo by Shannon Goheen
This comedy of silliness in love and of outrageous pretension illustrates the timelessness not only of this genre but of the human follies it amusingly depicts. This production has been set in 1929, late in the age of the flappers and in the burgeoning years of swing, big bands, and depression-era attempts at normalcy. Fashion, attitude, and a preoccupation with pursuits of love characterize this enduring comedy's commentary on the human condition.
The Gertrude Lawrence Stage is located at the Dennis Union Church, Route 6A, Dennis. For more information or tickets call 508-398-8588 or visit www.eventidearts.org.
HJT: Musical Comedy Promises, Promises
Harwich Junior Theatre (HJT) presents Promises, Promises now - November 13 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 4 pm Sunday.
photo by Heather Lannen
Based on the 1960 film The Apartment by Billy Wilder, this musical comedy concerns a junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used for trysts by his married superiors. Hit songs include I'll Never Fall in Love Again, I Say a Little Prayer, and the title song Promises, Promises.
HJT is located at 105 Division Street, West Harwich. For more information or tickets call 508-432-2002 or visit www.hjtcapecod.org.
|More Theater, Dance & Film
- Woods Hole Theater Company presents Blithe Spirit at the Woods Hole Community Hall on October 20 - 22, and 27 - 29, 8 pm. When writer Charles Condomine invites a spirit medium to his country house for a seance he anticipates little more than harmless fakery and good material for his new book. But instead, he gets a big surprise. Not appropriate for children. 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. For more information call 508-540-6525 or visit www.woodsholetheater.org.
- Opera New England of Cape Cod presents Tosca at the Tilden Arts Center on October 28, 7 pm. Puccini's masterpiece, presented by the National Lyric Opera, direct from the stage of the Dicapo Opera Theater in NYC under the direction of Michael Capasso, Artistic Director. Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information or tickets call 508-771-3600 or visit www.operanecc.org.
- Falmouth Theatre Guild presents Jesus Christ Superstar at Highfield Theater from
October 28 - November 13, 7:30 pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays. 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or tickets visit www.falmouththeatreguild.org.
- Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater's Cinema Series presents Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris on November 2 - 4, 7:30 pm. 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-9428 or visit www.what.org.
- Cape Rep Theatre announces the regional premier of the Tony Award winning musical
Avenue Q, by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty, on November 3 - December 4, 7 pm Wednesday, 8 pm Thursday - Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. (No performances November 6, 23 or 24). Avenue Q is a comedy musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad whose colorful neighbors help him discover his purpose in life. Parental discretion is advised for ages 13 and above. For more information or tickets call 508-896-1888 or visit www.caperep.org.
- Academy Playhouse presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be performed now - November 13, 8 pm Thursday - Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. 120 Main Street in Orleans. For more information or for tickets call 508-255-1963 or visit www.apacape.org.
|Provincetown Children's Theater: The Snowman in the Dune Auditions|
The Provincetown Children's Theater will hold auditions for the holiday musical The Snowman in the Dunes on October 25 & 26, 4 - 7 pm.
Casting is available for: snowflakes ages 6-7, dancers ages 8-10, Joe (singing) age 11-14, Mary (singing) age 10-14, and adult singing roles for 2 women to play parents ages 35-50, and 1 man any age.
The Provincetown Children's Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street. For more information call 508-487-7487.
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|Provincetown Art Association and Museum: Classes and Workshops|
Viscosity Monotype/Monoprint with Joyce Zavorskas in Orleans, October 22 & 23, 9 am - 4 pm: Explore experimental and contemporary printmaking techniques using viscosity layering of inks and roller transfer imagery.Spontaneous painting and drawing approaches are applied to flat or textured plates using modified inks.
by Joyce Zavorskas
Balancing Energies: Design for Everyone with Carol Odell in Chatham, October 29 & 30, 10 am - 4 pm: This workshop is designed to help the artist compose paintings that emphasize strong design regardless of style. Participants will be encouraged to explore compositions based on experimentation, intuitive process and improvisational techniques in a number of visual exercises or over a short time.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information or to register call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts: Classes for Adults
Beyond the Notes, October 22 - November 12, 9 - 10 am Saturdays: Listen to and learn about music in an entirely different way with Dr. John F. Clark. This series designed for instrumentalists, vocalists and those who simply enjoy listening to and learning about music. Demonstrations and music clips are woven with tips and techniques to explore the language and nuances of music.
Theatrical Improvisation & Improv Comedy, October 26 - December 21, 7 - 9 pm Wednesdays: Learn the basics of improv with actor/ comedian Troy Davies. Through this fun-filled and completely pressure-free introduction to improv, learn the basic building blocks of improvisation through various improv theatre games, exercises and fundamentals.
The Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts Barnstable campus is located at 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2772 or visit www.capecodconservatory.org.
Highfield Hall: Beginners Mosaic Workshop
Highfield Hall will host a beginners mosaic workshop with Jim Bowen on November 5, 10 am - 4 pm November 6, 10 am - 1 pm.
During the workshop, learn the skills to create and finish a 12" x 12" piece of art. Jim Bowen was a pioneer at teaching mosaic art on Cape Cod, starting at The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and later founding the mosaic program at Cape Cod Community College.
Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or to register call 774-521-8408, email email@example.com, or visit www.capecodmosaicworkshop.com.
Wellfleet Preservation Hall: The Future of American Fiction
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents a contemporary American short story seminar on November 7 - December 12, noon - 2 pm Mondays (no class November 21).
Explore the young fiction writers who are seen as the rising stars of their generation. The book 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker will provide the springboard for discussion and critique in discovering these new storytellers and their unique styles. Discussion of the stories will be framed around what makes the story good, and which techniques are used to make the story effective and meaningful.
Wellfleet Preservation Hall is located at 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information or to register call 508-549-1800 or visit www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Cataumet Arts Center: Drawing with Priscilla Levesque
Priscilla Levesque is offering a Drawing Class at the Cataumet Arts Center now - November 22, 9:30 am - noon Tuesdays.
59 Keene Street
by Priscilla Levesque
Although the class has begun, additional students are still welcome. The course is based on Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. All levels welcome.
The Cataumet Arts Center is located at 76 Scraggy Neck Road, Cataumet. For more information or to register visit www.cataumet-arts.org.
Priscilla is available to teach private lessons. To register and receive the list of supplies needed, call 508-564-4616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|More Classes and Workshops|
Please check out our Family Section for additional Classes and Workshops for Children
- Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is holding a Fall Migration Identification Workshop on October 20, 7 pm and Field Walk on October 22, 7:45 am, both with Peter Trull. In the identification workshop Peter Trull, well-known educator, naturalist and author, will introduce participants to a diversity of those migrants. Photographs, discussion, identification tips from an experienced birder, and a few good stories, will make this a productive bird identification lesson, while building confidence and observation skills. Join Peter Saturday morning in the Museum parking lot to visit choice locations along Lower Road and Cape Cod Bay in Brewster. 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information or to register call 508-896-3867 or visit www.ccmnh.org.
- Rosalie Nadeau will be giving a workshop at the Creative Arts Center on October 22 & 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The subject is "light" and if weather permits, painting will be done outside. For more information or to register call 508-945-3583 or visit www.capecodcreativearts.org.
- Cape Cod Art Association's next session of classes beings the week of October 31, such as Watercolor with Robert Mesrop on Mondays, Intro to Digital Photography with John Tunney on Wednesdays, and Introduction to Oil Painting with Mellissa Morris on Fridays. 3480 Route 6A (Main Street), Barnstable. FOr more information or to register call 508-362-2909 or visit www.capecodartassoc.org.
- Ballroom Bliss will hold Swing/Jitterbug and Salsa dance lessons at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on November 1, 8, 15, 22, 7 pm & 8 pm. Swing/Jitterbug lessons are at 7 pm and Salsa lesson are at 8 pm. Beginners to Intermediate level will be covered for both classes. 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. For more information or to register call 508-760-4071 or email email@example.com.
- Multi-media artist Tessa D'Agostino will lead a workshop titled Creating From Within; Intuitive Art Making at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn on November 5, 3 - 6 pm. Students will learn techniques in intuitive art making through the medium of their choice. Through guided instruction and creative exercises students will create an art piece through the meditative approach of D'Agostino's art making techniques. All levels welcome. 250 South Street, Hyannis. For more information or to register call 508-737-4825 or email MakeInsideArt@gmail.com.
- Traveling Palette Art Workshops are held in Tuscany, Amalfi and Sicily for landscape painting instruction; and in Connecticut / New England for instruction in portrait and landscape drawing and painting. Sicily - Taormina: November 12 - 19. These trips are designed for small groups of plein air artists (no more than 12) working in a creative, supportive atmosphere. For more information contact Sam D'Ambruoso at 203-758-9660 or visit www.dambruosostudios.com.
Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work
|Cotuit Center for the Arts: The Art of Giving: A Celebration of Wreaths|
Cotuit Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for its upcoming open juried exhibition The Art of Giving: A Celebration of Wreaths to run November 15 - December 31. Drop off for jurying is November 15, 10 am - 4 pm. Retrieval of unsold work is on December 31.
All interpretations of wreaths will be considered and artists are invited to enter up to two pieces. Each artist must enter one wreath to be listed for sale under $50. Each artist is also encouraged to enter a second wreath to be listed at any price established by the artist.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit www.artsonthecape.org.
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod: Video Contest
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is launching a Positively Different Home Video Contest in which entrants are invited to submit ninety-second, creative videos showcasing what they think makes the Cape "positively different". Entries will be accepted through December 31.
Videos will be judged by a panel of local filmmakers and industry professionals, who will narrow the field to twenty finalists. The nine winners will then be chosen based on community voting.
Videos can be uploaded at www.mycapecodbank.com and will be viewable on the bank's website and on YouTube. Rules, regulations, and more details are also found on the website.
Heritage Museums & Gardens: Call to Artists
In 2012, Heritage will be featuring a major exhibit of the work of Norman Rockwell - over 150 paintings, drawings, photographs and objects by this well-loved American illustrator. To complement the exhibit, Heritage will feature a complementary exhibit of a powerful symbol of American culture and a significant garden design element - the garden gate.
Contemporary artists are invited to create a fanciful but working garden gate to be exhibited at Heritage from May 19 - September 30, 2012. Works will be featured throughout the grounds with professional outdoor labels. The Garden Gate exhibition offers artists an unparalleled opportunity to have their work seen by over 80,000 people that comprise Heritage's multi-generational audience, and special opportunities for exposure to art buyers.
Artists are asked complete a submission cover sheet and to submit sketches of designs and descriptions of their work including dimensions, medium, how the work will be secured to the ground, and an artist's statement about the work of no more than 500 words by December 31. Submission should be made electronically in a PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, contact Jennifer Madden, Director of Collections and Exhibits at email@example.com or 508-888-3300 x 101.
A jury selected by Heritage and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will select up to 20 works for display and will notify artists by January 31, 2012. Heritage will collaborate with the artist for appropriate placement of the work on the grounds in designated areas.
Massachusetts Cultural Council: Grant Programs
Artist Fellowship Program
Competitive, anonymously-judged grants for individual artists.Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry application available December 15 with a deadline of January 30.
Big Yellow School Bus
To help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips for their students to cultural institutions and events across the Commonwealth. There is no application deadline. Applications are reviewed on a "first-received, first-funded" basis until all available funds have been awarded.
Funds in-depth, out-of-school arts, humanities and science opportunities of the highest quality that nurture positive youth development and the spirit of creative inquiry. Applications are due for new YouthReach funding on January 12, 2012. Applications for continued YouthReach funding are due May 3, 2012.
|More Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work|
- Cape Cod Maritime Museum is looking for a designer to work closely with the organization on redesigning and maintaining its website. This same person would help with print design throughout the year, as well as with exhibit panel design. Applicants should be community mindedand sensitive to the challenges a non-profit faces. For more information contact Janet Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Internship with Cape Cod Puppeteer: Assist puppeteer and performance artist Ellen Anthony of Truro for 4 hrs/wk. Virtual assistant or hands-on. Responsibilities: assist with promotion (press releases, placement of articles/interviews, send out press kits) and bookings; promote shows online in national, international and local venues; sell tickets and books, maintain e-mail list and website; research grant possibilities and explore alliances with other organizations. Qualifications: college student or in career transition with interest in arts administration, with courses or experience in arts or nonprofit marketing, disciplined self-starter. Ellen is a lifelong artist and performer seeking wider and more challenging performance opportunities to reach niche audiences and generate revenue while focusing on the creative work. Send letter of introduction and resume to: Ellen Anthony, Box 815 Truro, MA 02666 or email@example.com. For more information or questions call 508-349-3439.
- Eastwind Gallery at 34 Main Street in Orleans, is taking applications for membership. Eastwind Gallery is a cooperative fine art gallery with 15 artist members. Email Pat Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org with biography and samples of artwork.
- Two studio spaces in Wellfleet are available, with a minimum rental period of one year. Ideal for visual artists and /or writers, thinkers, imaginarians. Located in the heart of Wellfleet on a quiet street. For more information or to schedule a viewing call 508-349-1452 or email email@example.com.
- WE CAN is holding a 10-Word Story contest in celebration of its 10 years of helping women and families on Cape Cod. Submission deadline is November 1. Submit a WE CAN story or perspective on WE CAN to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced at the 10th Anniversary Celebration event on December 1. For more information and contest rules visit www.wecancenter.org/forms/10wordcontest.pdf.
- Historic Highfield, Inc. is issuing a call for exhibit proposals for the 2012 exhibition season. Proposals are due by November 1. Artists, artist cooperatives, guilds and associations are encouraged to submit proposals for innovative and inspiring art exhibits that will run in four to eight week increments from April 1 - October 31, 2012. A variety of mediums are encouraged from printmaking, textiles, photography and painting to outdoor sculpture. Work may be available for sale and is also encouraged. For full proposal guidelines call 508-495-1878 or email email@example.com.
- Call for Artisans: The Artisans Guild of Cape Cod invites participation in its last 2011 show as a Visiting Artist on November 25 & 26 in Orleans. Application submissions, with all appropriate material, must be postmarked 60 days prior to the show date. Applications will be reviewed by a jury of impartial members. Notification of acceptance will be mailed within 30 days of the show date. Decision of the jury is final. The category of jewelry is closed at this time. For more information and an application form visit www.artisansguildcapecod.org/visiting-artist-program.
|Cape Cod Museum of Natural History: Archaeology of Stony Brook Valley|
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents The Archaeology of Stony Brook Valley - An Update with Dr. Fred Dunford on October 22, 2 pm.
Archaeologist Dr. Fred Dunford will give an informative and informal presentation detailing the most recent archaeological findings from Stony Brook Valley, with highlights from Wing Island.
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is located at 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information call 508-896-3867 or visit www.ccmnh.org.
Harwich Historical Society: Lantern Tour of Harwich Graveyard
Harwich Historical Society will lead a Lantern Tour of Harwich Graveyard on October 22, 6:30 pm (rain date October 23).
Meet the "spirits" of Harwich past on this one-hour guided walking tour of the First Congregational Church in Harwich. Registration is required as space is limited. Not recommended for young children.
The Brooks Academy Museum is located at 80 Parallel Street, Harwich. For more information call 508-432-8089 or visit www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org.
Yarmouth Port Family Farm Offering Community Giveback
Miss Scarlett's Blue Ribbon Farm is holding "Community Giveback" weekends with live music in the field, artists painting all around the farm, hayrides on October 22 & 23 and 29 & 30, 10 am - 4 pm.
October 22 & 23, 10% of the proceeds from the farmers market will benefit the Barnstable County 4-H program and on October 29 & 30, they will benefit the Boys and Girls Scouts of Cape Cod.
Miss Scarlett's Blue Ribbon Farm is located at 555 Route 6A in Yarmouth Port. For more information call 508-685-9554 or visit www.missscarlettsblueribbonfarm.com.
Cape Cod Community College: Fall Presidential Lecture Series
Cape Cod Community College will host a talk by Craig McDonald, Ph.D., Sanctuary Superintendent of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, on October 26, 7 pm.
Dr. McDonald will explore this unique place on earth with a multimedia presentation. Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is the seasonal home to endangered humpback and right whales and the final resting place for possibly hundreds of historic shipwrecks.
Cape Cod Community College is located at 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information visit www.capecod.edu.
Cape Cod Chat House: Something for Everyone
Mixed Media: Communal Creativity on October 26, 7 - 9 pm
Writers, artists, artisans: come for an opportunity to be creative in a group setting without conversation or instruction as everyone writes, draws, knits, sews, etc. while listening to acoustic/improvisational music by jazz drummer Iain Ellis. Bring own writing, drawing, or other supplies (but no potentially odorous or messy media).
Witchcraft or Herbalism? on October 27, 7 pm
What really happened in Salem in 1692? Were people really practicing witchcraft, or was it mass hysteria... or something else? Herbalist Lori Walsh will tell us about herbs that were popular at the time, and will discuss why the social order may have been upset by the prospect of people practicing herbal medicine.
B.Y.O.Boos on October 28, 7 - 9 pm
Come for a night of spine-tingling, hair-raising stories around the fireplace in the 1869 parlor. Bring your own BOOs (tales of hauntings, supernatural happenings, unexplainable events...) or share a favorite Cape Cod ghost story.
Cape Cod Chat House is located at 593 Route 6A, Dennis Village. For more information call 508-694-7187 or visit www.capecodchathouse.com.
CCftA: 11th Annual Art and Souls Halloween Masquerade Ball
Cotuit Center for the Arts presents its 11th Annual Art & Souls Masquerade Ball, with the theme of Sideshow Spectacular, on October 29, 7:30 pm.
Art and Souls features live music and a DJ and the theater decked out for the best Halloween bash this side of Ptown. Costume contests, door prizes and dancing. Costume prizes include prizes for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Original/Side Show Theme and Best Duo or Group. INSINR8 will be back for the third year with their rollicking sound that keeps the dance floor hopping. With Trevor the Juggler and more.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit www.artsonthecape.com.
|More Events and Notices
- The Cape School of Art will hold its second annual silent auction at the Hilda Neily Gallery on October 22, 6:60 - 8:30. The auction is of paintings in the Cape School plein air style by the school's accomplished teachers, most of whom were Henche's students. 374 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-6300 or visit www.capeschoolofart.org.
- AAUW Cape Cod hosts a talk by Emmy winning investigative reporter and author Hank Phillippi Ryan at Nelson Hall at St. David's Church on October 22, 12:30 pm. Hank has won six Emmys for investigative reporting; she has wired herself with hidden cameras, confronted corrupt politicians and chased down criminals. Hank will give an inside look at mysteries, television, and the mysteries of television. 205 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-9097.
- Tutti Italiani is a cultural exchange group for all who have an interest in Italy, its culture and lifestyle who meet at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod the fourth Monday of every month, with the next on October 24, 7 pm. No need to be or speak Italian to participate. Tutti Italiani meets on the fourth Monday of each month to explore Italian art, music, travel, celebrations, vino and cucina. Each month features a special guest or activity. This month is a wine tasting with Lu Matrascia. Reservations strongly encouraged. 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information or to register call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.
- The Orleans Historical Society presents The Sea's Other Bounty, Music, Words, and Imagery Inspired by the Sea on October 30, 4 pm. This program combines music by Ravel, Debussy and Perera; poetry and prose; a wide selection of seascapes, and a group of ballads and chanteys all inspired by the sea. Performers are Bo Ericsson, cello; David Gable, violin; Kenneth Fearn and Kaeza Fearn, piano; John Yankee, voice; Jerome Karter, reader. 3 River Road, Orleans. For more information call 508-240-1329 or visit www.orleanshistoricalsociety.org.