Closing Weekend of Fall for the Arts!

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.

Submit Your Photos For A Chance to Win A Free Passport!
Email us your photos from any Fall for the Arts event this October and you could win a free Passport to the Arts, which offers discounted admission to over 50 cultural venues across the Cape!

First Annual Fall for the Arts Masquerade Ball This Weekend

Allan Brooks
glass mask by Allan Brooks
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.

Need a mask? We have masks available for purchase at our office! Our office hours are 9 to 5, but we are often here later. Please call ahead.

Wychmere Harbor Club is located at 23 Snow Inn Road, Harwich Port. For more information or tickets call 508-362-0066 or visit

Final Northside Travel Passport to the Arts Tip of the Week

Passport logoJohn F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
397 Main Street, Hyannis
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday, noon - 5 pm Sunday
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days playing football with PT109 buddies, days spent sailing
on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.

Four C's Theater
Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
November 3 - 20, 7 pm Thursday - Saturday, 2 pm Sunday (no show November 17)
An updated Othello, by William Shakespeare, directed by Vana Trudeau, and featuring a woman in the title role. A mix of student and community actors present this timeless tale of love and revenge with a modern twist.

Passport contestWant to Win an Overnight Getaway?

Did you know that we're giving out an overnight package in Boston to the winner of the Passport to the Arts contest? All you have to do is bring or mail your Passport to us by Friday, November 11, and those with the most stamps in them will be entered to win! We'll even send you a brand new Passport to use until next May!

Winner will be announced at the Fall Grants reception at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall on November 14.

Overnight Getaway includes:
  • a night at the W Boston Hotel
  • admission to either the Museum of Fine Arts or the Institute of Contemporary Art
  • $100 towards dinner anywhere in Boston Northside Travel 
Prizes generously provided by:
Mary Jo Gregory & Bea Goldstein
Northside Travel, 800 Route 6A, Dennis, MA 02638

Passport to the ArtsThe 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

Wild ThingsThe 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 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 For questions, please email or call 508-362-0066.

National Arts & Humanities Month

A&HNational 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


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Other Events & Notices 

Visual Arts

Higgins Gallery: Sometimes Cloudy, Sometimes Clear

Rob Dutoit
Wharf Boat by Rob Dutoit
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 and range from expressionistic to 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.

Provincetown Art Association & Museum: Lecture and Exhibits

Beth Galston
Beth Galston
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.

3-D Mention: An exhibition by student curators, now - 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.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit

Cultural Center of Cape Cod: Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Carl Richards
Carl Richards
Joan Harvey, Carl Richards and Marlene Bell, now - 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.

Exhibit by Kate Walls, November 2 - 6: In the Blue Room Gallery. Illustrations from Kate's most recent children's book, Cape Cod Bog Dog, plus painted glassware and ornaments.

A By the Bay Fine Art and Craft Holiday Festival, November 5, 10 am - 7 pm & November 6, 10 am - 4 pm: Hosted by Bob and Linda Bugle. Featuring watercolors, jams, scenic photography, jewelry, folk art, glass art, and other gift items.

The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-7100 or visit

Fine Arts Work Center: Visual Arts Fellows Group Show

Jonathan Ehrenberg
still from Seed
by Jonathan Ehrenberg
The Fine Arts Work Center presents a group show by its Visual Arts Fellows in the Hudson D. Walker Gallery from October 28 - November 8, with an opening reception on October 28, 6 - 8 pm.

The exhibit features work by the new 2011-2012 Visual Arts Fellows: Golnar Adili, Jarrod Beck, Nicholas Des Cognets, Janathan Ehrenberg, Candice Lin, Andy Ness, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jeannie Simms, Sarah Sohn and Rob Swainston.

Fine Arts Work Center is located at 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-9960 or visit

Schoolhouse Gallery: All Flavors, a 2011 Season Review

Paul Stopforth
Paul Stopforth
The Schoolhouse Gallery presents All Flavors, a review of its 2011 season, from October 28 - January 2.

The exhibit includes painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture from the gallery's roster - Liza Bingham, Lauren Ewing, Bernd Haussmann, Nona Hershey, Gina Kamentsky, Leslie Murray, Doug Padgett, David Schoerner, Paul Stopforth, Donald Traver, and Stephen Vassilakos.

The Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For information call 508-487-4800 or visit

Guild of Harwich Artists: Hollis Fortune

Hollis Fortune
Evening Reflections
by Hollis Fortune
The Guild of Harwich Artists presents a reception for and demonstration by artist Hollis Fortune on October 29, 2 - 4 pm.

Hollis, who also uses acrylic and pastel, will create a coastal theme painting with oils.

The Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists is located at 551 Route 28, Harwich Port, with parking at the Visitors' Center across the street. For more information call 508-430-0845 or visit

Addison Art Gallery: John F. Murphy & Paul Schulenburg Exhibit

John F. Murphy
Shades of Back Bar
by John F. Murphy
Addison Art Gallery is holding an opening reception for The Perfect Season on October 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

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

Paletteworks Studio & Gallery: Open Studio

Stephen Roth Paletteworks Studio & Gallery is holding an open studio on October 29 & 30, 10 am - 4 pm.

Artist Stephen Roth will open his studio and be painting and demonstrating his unique palette knife techniques. His studio has many vividly colored paintings of florals, Cape-scapes and landscape vignettes.

Paletteworks Studio & Gallery is located at 3 Doran Drive, Orleans. For more information call 508-737-7788 or visit

Mary Carroll Allen: Open Studio

Mary Carroll Allen
The Talk by Mary Carroll Allen
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.

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod: Exhibits at Branches

Cooperative Bank 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.

Cape Cod Museum of Art: Edward Hopper Lecture by Mel Leipzig

CCMA The Cape Cod Museum of Art presents artist and college professor Mel Leipzig, who will give a lecture titled Analysis of Edward Hopper's Paintings, on November 5, 2 pm.

Leipzig, well known for his hyper-realistic portraits, is a longtime resident of Trenton, NJ, who comes to Cape Cod for a month each summer to paint. A professor at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, he teaches painting and art history and is also the Coordinator for Fine Art and Art History. His works are in the collections of many museums in the northeast, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Academy Museum as well as the Springville Museum of Art in Utah.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit

Barnstable Town Hall: Wednesday Painters Group Exhibit
Bill Belden and Sherri Starr
Bill Belden and Sherri Starr

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 from November 7 - December 2.

Some of the work reflects work from when the group recently spent time out at the Halfway House at Sandy Neck Beach. 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.

The Barnstable Town Hall is located at 367 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-862-4767 or email or visit

More Visual Arts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bob Korn Imaging will be hosting an open house exhibit on October 29, noon - 4 pm. A group show on the last Saturday (10/29). 46 Main Street, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-5202 or visit
  • Rock Harbor Gallery will be holding an open house on October 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gallery Antonia is showing an exhibit of works by Jo Ellen Reinhardt from now - October 31. An exhibit of Jo Ellen Reinhardt's recent works of contemporary realism. 578 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-469-4020 or visit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • South Yarmouth Library will be exhibiting Paintings of Cape Cod and Beyond, a solo exhibit of works by Tish Murphy, now - October 31. 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-284-1670 or visit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Falmouth Art Center presents a quilts and sculpture exhibit in the main gallery, now - November 13 and Leaves: A Fiber Show in the lobby now - November 18. 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
  • 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
  • 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 or visit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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; 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
  • 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
  • The Creative Arts Center is holding its Members' Exhibition now - November 18. For more information call 508-945-3583 or visit
  • Studio on Slough Road is exhibiting Endless Impossibilities now - November 20. A selection of recent works by Marie Canaves, who 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. 75 Slough Road, Brewster. For more information call 508-364-6644 or visit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Literary Arts

Sandwich Public Library: Book Talk by Tess Gerritsen Hosted by Titcomb's

Titcomb's BookshopTitcomb's Bookshop presents a book talk and signing with Tess Gerritsen at the Sandwich Public Library on October 27, 7 pm.

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.

Sandwich Public Library is located at 142 Main Street, Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-2331 or visit

Cultural Center: Monthly Poets' Corner Open Mic with Victor Infante

Cultural Center of Cape Cod 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

Dennis Public Library: Tales of Haunted New England Lighthouses

DPL 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

Truro Public Library: Author Daniel Okrent

Truro Library Truro Public Library hosts writer and editor Dan Okrent who will discuss his most recent book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, on November 2, 6:30 pm.

Dan was featured in Ken Burns' documentary Prohibition which aired in early October on PBS. His 40-year career has encompassed nearly every form of mass media: book publishing, magazines, newspapers, television, and film. An eclectic writer of non-fiction, he has authored books about the history of Rockefeller Center, New England, several about baseball, and the book Public Editor #1, about his experience as the first public editor for the New York Times. He is also the inventor of Rotisserie League Baseball, the best-known form of fantasy baseball, and he was interviewed and filmed for an extensive segment in the Ken Burns documentary Baseball.

Truro Public Library is located at 7 Standish Way, North Truro. For more information call 508-487-1125 or visit

More Literary Arts
  • 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.
  • Dennis Public Library hosts foreign correspondent Paula Butturini, author of Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food and Healing in Italy, as the final guest of the "Author's Friday" series, on October 28, 2 pm. 5 Hall Street, Dennisport. For more information call 508-760-6219.
  • Books by the Sea will hold book signings by Susan Santangelo, author of Retirement Can Be Murder and Moving Can Be Murder, and Carol Smilgin, author of Provenance, on October 29, 10 am - noon. 846 Main Street, Osterville. For more information call 508-760-1190.
  • Wellfleet Public Library presents a talk and book signing by Melinda Plastas, author of A Band of Noble Women: Racial Politics in the Women's Peace Movement, on October 30, 3 pm. 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-0310.

Children, Youth & Family
Heritage Museums and Gardens: Halloween Family Fun Nights

Heritage Museums & Gardens 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

Green Briar Nature Center: Family Jam Workshops

Green Briar Nature Center 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

Cape Cod Opera: Opera and You School Outreach

Cape Cod Opera
photo by Focalpoint Studios
Cape Cod Opera takes its Opera and You program to Cape schools, presenting excerpts from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro on November 3 & 4. The performances will take place at Barnstable High School, Mashpee High School, Falmouth High School, and separate assemblies at Chatham Middle and High Schools and Nauset Regional High School.

The performances will include music, dialogue, acting and props. Students will participate on stage and will have a chance to speak with the singers during a Q&A. Performers will be five professional soloists, chosen by competitive audition, include Sarah Callinan, Christina English, Jonathan Nussman, Brendan Buckley and Christopher Tufts. Narrator will be Artistic Director David McCarty with Lucy Banner as accompanist.

According to space available, home school students, parents, Senior Citizens, Cultural Council members and guests may attend certain schools. For more information or specific performance times call 508-945-9274 or email

More Children, Youth & Family Events
  • 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.
  • Falmouth Art Center will hold a Halloween Candy House Workshop on 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Musical Performances
CCCMA Backstage Pass Lecture Series: Mozart Festival

CCCMAThe Cape Cod Conservatory of Music & Arts presents Mozart Festival, the first in the Backstage Pass Lecture Series, 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.

West Falmouth Library is located at 575 Route 28A, West Falmouth. For more information call 508-362-2772 or visit

Wellfleet Preservation Hall: Julia Nixon in Concert

WPHWellfleet 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

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: Upcoming Musical Performances

WHATLisa 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.

Krisanthi Pappas - And All That Jazz!, November 5, 8 pm: Nationally acclaimed jazz and cabaret singer-songwriter Krisanthi Pappas has been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall by JazzTimes Magazine. She and her band (Bill Duffy on piano, Steve Skop on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums) will perform jazz standards, Broadway show stoppers and Krisanthi's BillboardŽ-award-winning original songs.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit

Cultural Center of Cape Cod: Music This Week

Cultural Center of Cape Cod 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, 8 pm
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 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

Cape Cod Chat House: Christa Dulude & 78 Obsession and Shaun England

Cape Cod Chat House Christa Dulude & 78 Obsession, October 29, 7 pm
Swingin' jazz and pop standards and obscure classics from the 1930s and 1940s. Songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, and more.

Mid-day Music: Shaun England, November 4, 11 am
Singer-songwriter Shaun England's heartfelt material has an honest, intimate approach. Influenced by Emily Dickinson, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, and Kurt Vonnegut, it is no surprise to hear true-to-life realism throughout England's songs. England too wears his heart on his sleeve in a way that resembles the realm of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen.

Cape Cod Chat House is located at 593 Route 6A, Dennis Village. For more information call 508-694-7187 or visit

Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Festival

CCSO The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra presents The Enduring and Endearing Music of Mozart on November 5, 8 pm & November 6, 3 pm.

An all-Mozart illuminating the rich melodies of the endeared composer featuring the internationally-acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin. Symphony No. 38, known as the "Prague Symphony", epitomizes Mozartian freshness, energy and grace. The master's unsurpassed skill at creating a dialogue between a single instrument and orchestra is displayed in the Clarinet Concerto featuring three-time Grammy nominee clarinetist David Shifrin. Maestro Pak's very own version of Happy Birthday adds sparkle to the concert performance.

The Barnstable Performing Arts Center is located at 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. For more information or tickets call 508-362-1111 or visit

Cotuit Center for the Arts: Christine Lavin & Don White: Together Again!

CCftACotuit Center for the Arts presents an evening of concert and comedy with Christine Lavin and Don White on November 5, 8 pm.

A sassy pairing of New York based, incredibly humorous singer, songwriter and guitarist Christine Lavin with Don White, a consummate storyteller and musician who mines family gold and turns in into an onstage biopic.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit

Highfield Hall: Jazz at the Mansion: Tim Ray Trio

Highfield Hall MusicHighfield Hall presents the Tim Ray Trio, next in its Jazz at the Mansion series, on November 6, 4 pm.

Playing the piano for a host of legendary stars including Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett, Jazz phenonomen Tim Ray has also made over 60 recordings, toured the world, performed at Carnegie Hall and was welcomed to the White House during the 1992 inauguration. He will be joined by sidemen John Lockwood on bass and Austin McMahon on drums.

Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or tickets call 508-495-1878 ext. 303 or visit

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: In the Spotlight: An Evening of Caberet

We CanCommunity Development Partnership, the Lower Cape Outreach Council and WE CAN present an evening of cabaret at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on November 6, 4 - 7 pm.

Enjoy jazzy show tunes, strong melodies and the greatest classics - all performed by favorite local singers, musicians and entertainers, including Jon Arterton and James Mack, Elizabeth Bridgewater, Larry Marsland, Ashley Wade, John Thomas and Elena Mancheva. The evening's emcees are Representative Sarah Peake and Senator Dan Wolf.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-240-7873 or visit

Woods Hole Folk Music Society: The Bua Band

WHFMThe Woods Hole Folk Music Society presents Bua, an Irish band featuring four rising stars in America's traditional Irish music scene, at the Woods Hole Community Hall on November 6, 7:30 pm.

The name comes from the Irish Gaelic word for victory, and Bua has quickly gained a reputation as one of America's premier Irish ensembles. Performing at key Irish music festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, its members have shared the stage with artists such as Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, Paddy Keenan, Aoife Clancy, John Williams and Frankie Gavin. Together they perform with what one critic describes as "a precision and intensity rarely heard on this side of the Atlantic."

The Community Hall is located at 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. For more information or tickets call 508-540-0320 or visit

More Musical Performances
  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall holds an Open Mic Night every fourth Thursday of the month, with the next on October 27, 7 - 10 pm. Hosts are Dareen Wotherspoon and Dennis Cunningham. 335 Main Street in Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-1800 or visit
  • Bart Weisman Group at Riverway Restaurant, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth on October 27, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; and Bart Weisman Jazz Group at Grand Cru, Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132 & Bearse's Way), Hyannis on October 28, 8 - 11 pm. For more information visit
  • Harvest Gallery Wine Bar presents the Chandler Travis Trio on October 27, 7 pm, Fred Clayton Trio on October 28, 7:30 pm, Sarah Swain & The Bittersweets on October 29, 7:30 pm, and Kami Lyle Trio on October 30, 7 pm. 776 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis Village. For more information call 508-385-2444 or visit
  • Mezzo soprano Andrea Baker will perform a vocal recital at the Dennis Union Church on November 4, 8 pm. Andrea will be joined by clarinetist Jean Johnson and pianist Nadine Shank, to offer a varied program of Mozart, Mahler, von Weber and American spirituals. 713 Route 6A, Dennis. For more information or tickets call 508-385-3542.
  • Cape Abilities presents Dan Clark, "The Singing Trooper," in a benefit concert at Nauset Regional High School on November 6, 3 pm. Tickets available at the Eastham Superette, Nickerson Service Center in Eastham, Cape Abilities Consignment & Thrift Shop in Barnstable Village, Cape Abilities Farm to Table in Chatham, and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank in Brewster, Orleans and Eastham. 100 Cable Road, Eastham. For more information call 508-778-5040 or visit

Theater, Dance & Film

Big Collage: Nosferatu at Cape Cinema

Big CollageBig 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 or

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: Met Opera in HD

WHATDon Giovanni, October 29, 1 pm & October 30, 1 pm encore
Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with James Levine conducting. Also starring Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni.

Wagner's Sigfried, November 6, noon
In part three of the Ring, Wagner's cosmic vision focuses on his hero's early conquests, while Robert Lepage's revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt's Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. James Levine conducts.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-394-9428 or visit

Eventide Arts: Closing Weekend of The Rivals

Eventide Arts 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.

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

Cape Cod Community College: Foreign Film Series

CCCC Cape Cod Community College presents Mephisto (Hungary, 1981), next in its foreign film series, in the Science Building Lecture Hall A on November 1, 3:30 pm.

Winner of the 1981 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Mephisto is set in pre-World War II Germany after the Nazis have taken power. Henrik, a German-speaking actor who fancies himself as a progressive, must choose between becoming a Nazi and not having work. Playing the role of Faust's Mephistopheles, Henrik will do anything for applause. In English, German, and Hungarian with English subtitles. Directed by István Szabó.

Cape Cod Community College is located at 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2131 x4453 or visit

Four C's Theater: Shakespeare's Othello with a Twist

Four C's TheaterFour C's Theater presents Othello from November 3 - 20, 7 pm Thursday - Saturday, 2 pm Sunday (no show November 17).

An updated Othello, by William Shakespeare, directed by Vana Trudeau, and featuring a woman in the title role. A mix of student and community actors present this timeless tale of love and revenge with a modern twist.

Tilden Arts Center is located at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information or tickets call 508-375-4044.

Cape Rep Theatre: Regional Premier of Avenue Q

Cape Rep Theatre 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).

The 2004 "Triple Crown" Tony Winner for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, Avenue Q is about the search for one's purpose in life. It's funny and irreverent, full of energy and charm and is fearless at addressing political correctness. Many characters are puppets in the style of Sesame Street, but this show is definitely not a children's show and parental discretion is advised for ages 13 and above.

Cape Rep Theatre is located at 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information or tickets call 508-896-1888 or visit

Cape Cod Chat House: Evening in Egypt Dance Performances

Cape Cod Chat House Cape Cod Chat House presents an evening of Middle Eastern Dance performances on November 5, 7 pm.

The performances will feature Khadija (Katrina Valenzuela), her Egyptian dancers, and guest performers. Khadija teaches Middle Eastern Dance & Culture at Cape Cod Community College. She also performs and teaches at international conferences and cultural events.

Cape Cod Chat House is located at 593 Route 6A, Dennis. For more information call 508-694-7187 or visit

Provincetown Theater Company: 2011 Fall Playwrights' Festival

Provincetown Theater The Provincetown Theater Company presents the 2011 Fall Playwrights' Festival on November 5, 11 & 12, 7:30 pm and
November 6 & 13, 2 pm.

Six short plays make up the Fall Festival: award-winning playwright Candace Perry's The Tour, Jerry Thompson's String Bean Tempest,
Bragan Thomas with H.P. Lovecraft's The Picture in the House,
The Boy from Montana by Carl A. Rossi,Dawn McDermotts's Fruit of the Forest Pie, and Tony by Doug Asher-Best.

The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. For more information or tickets call 508 487-9793 or visit

More Theater, Dance & Film
  • Woods Hole Theater Company presents the closing weekend of Blithe Spirit at the Woods Hole Community Hall on October 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Barnstable Senior Center's new Daytime Camera Club invites all interested photo enthusiasts of any age to come to their next meeting at the Barnstable Senior Center on November 2, 1 - 3:30 pm. The speaker will be John Markus who's subject will be "Increasing Photographic Awareness". The objective of the program will be to increase awareness of the vast amount of photographic learning material that is available to help every level of photographer take and make better images. 825 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Hyannis. For more information or to register call 508-420-8854.
  • The Barnstable Comedy Club will present the classic musical Guys and Dolls, written by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrow and Jo Swerling, on November 3 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19, 8 pm and November 6, 13, 20, 2:30 pm. The Barnstable Comedy Club is located by 3171 Main Street (Route 6A), Barnstable Village. For more information or tickets call 508-362-6333 or visit
  • 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
  • Harwich Junior Theatre (HJT) presents Promises, Promises now - November 13, 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 4 pm Sunday. 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. 105 Division Street, West Harwich. For more information or tickets call 508-432-2002 or visit


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Auditions

Eventide Arts Eventide Arts Family Theatre and director Kay DeFord will be holding auditions for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on the Gertrude Lawrence Stage at the Dennis Union Church on November 14 & 16, 6:30 pm.

Seven roles are available with and casting will be open to performers age 15 and up. The audition will include reading, singing and improvisation. Performance dates are February 16 - March 4, Thursdays - Sunday. Rehearsals will begin the first week in January. A perusal script is available at the Dennis Memorial Library.

Dennis Union Church is located at 713 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis Village. For more information call Toby Wilson at 774-521-8055 or email Kay Deford at or visit

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Classes and Workshops

Highfield Hall: Beginners Mosaic Workshop

Highfield Hall 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, or visit

Wellfleet Preservation Hall: The Future of American Fiction

WPH 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

More Classes and Workshops
Please check out our Family Section for additional Classes and Workshops for Children
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work

Cotuit Center for the Arts: The Art of Giving: A Celebration of Wreaths

CCftA 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

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod: Video Contest

Cooperative Bank 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 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

Heritage LogoIn 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: For questions, contact Jennifer Madden, Director of Collections and Exhibits at 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

MCC logo 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.

YouthReach Initiative
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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 Winners will be announced at the 10th Anniversary Celebration event on December 1. For more information and contest rules visit
  • 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
  • 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

Other Events and Notices

Cape Cod Chat House: Something for Everyone

Lori WalshWitchcraft 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

CCftA: 11th Annual Art and Souls Halloween Masquerade Ball

CCftACotuit 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

Yarmouth Port Family Farm Offering Community Giveback

Blue Ribbon FarmMiss 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 29 & 30, 10 am - 4 pm. 10% of the proceeds 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

CCMA: Getting Ready for the Holidays with Chef Peter Hyde

CCMAFriends of Cape Cod Museum of Art present Getting Ready for the Holidays with Chef Peter Hyde on November 7, 1 pm. Reservations are required by October 31.

Chef Hyde, chef and owner of the Blue Moon Bistro in Dennis, is well known for his innovative cuisine and beautiful presentations. Committed to using the freshest ingredients from his own garden, as well as locally grown produce from throughout the Cape and New England, he will share his thoughts and suggestions for holiday recipes in what is sure to be a lively and informative cooking demonstration.

Cape Cod Museum of Art is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information or tickets call 508-385-4477 or visit

More Events and Notices
  • 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
  • The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents A Taste of Nature, a wine tasting and auction event at Ardeo's Grill on November 2, 5:30 pm. 81 King's Circuit (off Route 6A), Yarmouth Port. For more information or reservations call 508-896-3867 or visit
  • Green Briar Nature Preserve hosts ethnobotanist Sharon Ackland, who will present Compound Medicines from Wildflowers on November 8, 1 - 3 pm. Explore plant remedies for colds, coughs, muscle aches, migraines, insomnia, weight gain and depression. Review new research corroborating Native American favorites and discuss modern therapies. Learn how to prepare an at-home treatment: ointment, tincture or capsule. Advance registration is required. 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. For more information or to register call 508-888-6870.

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The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, 3 Shootflying Hill Road, Centerville, MA 02632 TEL: 508-362-0066

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