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.

Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times

We’ve had a relatively mild winter, but there are still a few events this weekend geared toward ignoring the cold weather.


Some unusual things are happening in the Cape Cod theater world this weekend—two related to opera, and one big challenge for writers, actors and directors.

Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Find out how meals were prepared in the 18th and early 19th century on Saturday, when the Caleb Nickerson House, in Chatham, opens its unusual beehive oven for baking. You can even bring a  prepared recipe to bake.

Cotuit Center for the Arts

The work of dozens of Cape artists will be on display in the mid-Cape area at two art exhibits that open this weekend, one at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, and the other at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Ron Schloerb / Cape Cod Times

There are a lot of places to celebrate New Years Eve on the Cape and the Islands. Among the communitywide celebrations, the biggest, and the oldest, is Chatham's First Night, which features many activities and culminates in the lowering of the illuminated cod.


The Outer Cape Chorale is giving concerts in Provincetown and Orleans this weekend, and these are special because the chorale members are saying goodbye to someone very important: conductor Jon Arterton, who founded the chorale in 2002 and is now moving to Florida.

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Holiday spirit and activities can be found all over Cape Cod and the Islands this weekend.  There are festivals, holiday craft markets, and other events happening in many of the towns and villages. We've got a rundown.

Heritage Museums and Gardens

Right after Thanksgiving, we jump into the holiday season. This weekend there are some annual traditions starting up. One of those is the Gardens Aglow exhibit at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.

How many things can you do with a turnip? There’s one good way to find out. Saturday is the 12th annual Turnip Festival in Eastham. 

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has its own way to give thanks at this time of year and will hold that event on Saturday. More info.

Christian Schnettelker / flickr / http://www.manoftaste.de/

Cat's Eyes, Taws, Bumboozers, and Clambroths - the vocabulary of marbles is almost as varied as the glass balls themselves. You can knuckledown (prepare to shoot your marble) at Marble Mania at the Sandwich Glass Museum, which opens its annual Glassblowers Christmas exhibit this weekend.