Films, Art, and Theater: So much to choose from this weekend

Jan 10, 2014

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  Quick, what's the longest-running show in theater history? Hint: It's a mystery.

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been running continuously in London for 62 years, with more than 25,000 performances. Now it's coming to Cape Cod. The Barnstable Comedy Club opens its production of The Mousetrap this weekend. (Don't let the name fool you, the Barnstable Comedy Club is not a nightclub for standup comics, but a community theater since 1922.) And one more thing you should know: if you do go to see The Mousetrap, you will be asked to swear yourself to secrecy about the whodunnit ending. 62 years, and no spoilers!

Also opening this weekend, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Cotuit Center for the Arts collaborate on an art exhibit that's all about light. Seeing the Light focuses on how Cape Cod's artists perceive and get inspiration from light. It runs until February 22nd.  

One of the finer winter pleasures is go to the movies. This year brings an abundance of winter film series, venues offering films on a range of topics - and some even come with food! The Woods Hole Film Festival has Dinner with a Movie. The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is teaming with Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for a series of environment-themed films. WCAI brings its Sunday Screenings series to New Bedford this weekend with Ocean Frontiers II.  

Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll discuss events every Thursday during All Things Considered. Audio of this week's conversation will be posted above.