Weekend Outlook

Wondering what to do this weekend? Every Thursday 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
11:21 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Illumination of Pilgrim Monument a Highlight of Thanksgiving Week

Credit Cape Cod Times

Goodbye unseasonably cold weather - now let's go have fun. Here's your rundown of what's happening around the Cape and Islands. 

Local comedians face off in the Comedy Competition New England in Wareham.

A lot of Cape churches hold holiday fairs, and you can find a listing of them here.

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Weekend Outlook
1:50 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

We're Going to Need A Bigger Weekend: Musicals and Theatricals Abound on Cape Cod

The Wizard of Oz opens at the Falmouth Theater Guild, highlighting a weekend of extraordinary abundance for theater productions in the region.
Credit Katy Paul

Eight theater shows are opening this weekend, two more are continuing, and another opens next weekend - is this November or mid-July? Theater lovers have an abundance of choice to enjoy. Here are the shows. First the musicals:

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Weekend Outlook
10:25 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Maria Muldaur Celebrates a Long Career, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Singer Maria Muldaur celebrates her long career this Saturday in Wellfleet.

Yes, it is Halloween - and there's plenty of Halloween fun to be had. The Cotuit Center for the Arts hosts its 14th annual masquerade ball. This year's theme? Outer Space Spooktacular. Come, all space aliens...

Singer Siobhan Magnus is hosting her own Halloween party in Plymouth - it's got music, fun, and a movie.

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Weekend Outlook
11:12 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Getting Spooky! Halloween Events to Put a Thrill in Your Weekend

The Phantom of the Opera is screening with an original score performed live at the Cape Cinema.

This is the last weekend before Halloween - so don't let it slip away without a giving yourself a little Halloween thrill.

The Drama Club at Barnstable High School welcomes you to a "Haunted Schoolhouse" that features a homecoming dance "gone terribly wrong" - and other ghoulish and imaginative horrors. 

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Weekend Outlook
11:12 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Wellfleet Celebrates All Things Oyster, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Wellfleet hosts the annual Oysterfest this weekend.
Credit Steve Heaslip / / Cape Cod Times

Feeling the stirrings of hunger? Head to the Outer Cape to join the multitudes who love to eat and talk about that delicious - slurp! - bivalve whose name is just about synonymous with Wellfleet - it's Wellfleet Oysterfest weekend.

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Weekend Outlook
11:13 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Celebrating Vonnegut, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Kurt Vonnegut in Barnstable in 2006
Credit Courtesy Edie Vonnegut

You want to step out this weekend? You're in luck. There's plenty to do.

Famed author Kurt Vonnegut lived for decades in Barnstable, and this weekend brings three days of festivities in town to celebrate that literary connection.

Cape Symphony is stepping back in time to the era of World War II for its shows this weekend, called Radio Days.

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Weekend Outlook
10:52 am
Sat September 27, 2014

JazzFest Falmouth is Bigger Than Ever, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

The New Black Eagles Jazz Band perform at Woods Hole Community Hall as part of this year's JazzFest Falmouth.
Credit New Black Eagles Jazz Band

Hey you gorgeous weekend, let's go out and have fun. 

Music, film, beer, theater -  take your pick of activities to explore. JazzFest Falmouth starts this weekend, and there are more events planned than ever, because now the festival runs more days than ever. Enjoy the Jazz Stroll, and the New Black Eagles Jazz Band at Woods Hole Community Hall is a show not to miss for sure.

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Weekend Outlook
10:57 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Vintage Planes Touch Down in Hyannis, & more: Best Bets for Going Out

Wings of Freedom bring vintage military airplanes to Hyannis from Wednesday to Friday, September 17-19.
Credit http://www.air-and-space.com

There are plenty of great events to get involved with this weekend. If you're in the mood for a parade, Sandwich has a big, BIG one planned to mark the grand finale of its town-wide 375th anniversary.

Harwich has a unusual music festival on Saturday and Sunday - it involves a mysterious piano found deep in the woods.

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Weekend Outlook
10:22 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Eastham Celebrates Windmill Weekend, & more: Best Bets for Going Out

Windmill Weekend, a townwide celebration in Eastham, marks its 37th anniversary this year.

Our late-season surge of summery weather sets the stage for another event-filled weekend. Eastham launches its 37th annual Windmill Weekend, featuring a vehicle show, a pancake breakfast, a tricycle race, the Windmill Weekend Parade, and more.

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Weekend Outlook
9:56 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Fireworks Over Barnstable & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Credit Wikimedia Commons / Ian Kluf

Labor Day was first made a holiday by the state of Oregon in 1887. By 1894, thirty states had recognized Labor Day, and it became a national holiday. That's a little bit of history. But the Town of Barnstable is using a lot of history to commemorate this year's Labor Day weekend, as it continues marking its 375th anniversary year, this time with a fireworks display on Saturday night.

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