Weekend Outlook

Wondering what to do this weekend? Every Wednesday during All Things Considered, Steve Junker speaks with the editors of Cape Week about events happening on Cape Cod and the Islands. 

You can hear this week's best bets here.


Weekend Outlook
2:59 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Multicultural Festival Brings Music, Food and More: Best Bets for the Weekend

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod returns for its 15th year this weekend.
Credit Cape Cod Community College

The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod will be back for its 15th year Saturday at Cape Cod Community College, with all kinds of ways to experience traditions from other countries. And don't forget the food trucks!

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Weekend Outlook
4:26 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

You are an Oscar Winner (with Photo to Prove It), & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

The Academy Awards are Sunday night, and if you have a desire to dress-up fancy and walk the red carpet like a movie star, there are a number of local parties planned around watching the event. There are Oscar parties in Dennis, Chatham and Vineyard Haven, featuring red carpets, real Oscars you can pose with, and papparazi. Now just start rehearsing your thank you speech...

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Weekend Outlook
3:19 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Celebrate Chocolate and Romance this Valentine's Weekend: Best Bets for Going Out

There are plenty of way to celebrate Valentines this weekend - but maybe you want to simply stay home, listen to your favorite programs, and think about your love of public radio...
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It’s Valentine’s weekend, and in Chatham that’s reason for a townwide celebration that features chocolate and many opportunities to express your love.

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Weekend Outlook
2:30 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Local Boatbuilders Show Off Their Craft, & More: Best Bets for the Weekend

The 9th annual Boatbuilders Show bring a much desired whiff of summer to Hyannis this weekend.

Remember summer: bathing suits, fishing... and boating? If you fear warm weather might never come back, take yourself to Hyannis this weekend for the annual Boatbuilders Show. It's a great event, with an emphasis on local boatbuilders from Cape Cod and New England. Most of the builders themselves will on hand to talk about boats, boats, boats. And really, what nicer topic is there?

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Weekend Outlook
5:58 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Just Keep Doing It: Marathon Events Highlight the Weekend's Best Bets

A "rigorous and sustained application of energy for creative purposes" - that's how we are defining marathon for this week's Weekend Outlook. (Yes, we get to make up definitions in this space, too.)

By that measure, writers and actors in Provincetown are throwing themselves into the marathon task of creating theater. The 24-Hour Theater Festival will start with a few random items and plenty of spirit, to produce a play in just 24 hours.

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Weekend Outlook
2:51 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Focusing on Good Food, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

On Saturday the Caleb Nickerson House in Chatham offers a hands on demonstration of Beehive Oven Baking - finishing with a tasting.
Credit Caleb Nickerson House

Don't let your cultural intake be dry and flavorless! There's plenty going on this weekend to enjoy.

On Friday night the Provincetown Art Association and Museum hosts a potluck dinner to celebrate three art new exhibitions.

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Weekend Outlook
1:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Bill Staines Keeps a Perfect Record, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Singer and songwriter Bill Staines makes his 43rd appearance at the Woods Hole Folk Music Society this Sunday.


Don't let the cold weather and gray skies keep you indoors this weekend. There are plenty of fun events to get you out of the house.    

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is known for its live theater in the summer, but this winter its events are on screen with three unusual film series - with simulcast operas, plays, and science programming

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Weekend Outlook
4:49 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

A Saxophone More Than 6 Feet Tall, & more: Music Highlights A Busy Weekend of Events

The Cape Cod Sax Quartet will be featuring - and explaining - different types of saxophones during its concert this Saturday.
Credit Charlie Hickey / flickr

Your ears should enjoy another weekend full of diverse musical events - including one featuring saxophones of all sizes.  

This Friday at United Methodist Church in Wellfleet, a benefit concert features the Ukeladies and the trio Toast and Jam. Proceeds got to help Wana's Safe House for Girls in Haiti.  

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Weekend Outlook
3:31 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

First Weekend of 2015 Brings Music Events, more: Best Bets

Low Lily performs this weekend in Woods Hole.
Credit Andy Cambria

Here comes the first weekend of 2015 - don't let it slip by without enjoying some good music.

On Sunday the Woods Hole Folk Music Society welcomes the trio Low Lily. The group is new, but regulars on the scene might recognize its members.

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Weekend Outlook
5:26 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

Making Plans for the Last Weekend of 2014 & New Year's Eve

The Town Photo of Chatham from 2013 - 2014. Another Town Photo will be taken on the last day of this year, as a prelude to First Night events in Chatham.
Credit firstnightchatham.com

Ok. So, you're itching for a round of mini-golf, but you're thinking you have to wait until next summer? Ho ho ho - the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has a gift for you! You can play mini golf right through the exhibits on Saturday. Fore!

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