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.


What do marching bands do when they can’t get out on a football field? Come find out, as the Spirit of America band gives a demonstration of its Winter Percussion Ensemble show, TANGO!, in Harwich.

Cape Cod Times / Christine Hochkep


Dancing for a Cure, the exuberant fundraiser to fight cancer, returns for a 5th year, bringing together hundreds of people of all ages to dance and dance and dance (and dance).

Ronin Photographics


Food, music, discussion, and theater - the weekend offers a little bit of everything. Better head out to enjoy it! 

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!

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...

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?

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.

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.


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