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
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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Weekend Outlook
5:09 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Scrawl on the Wall at the Provincetown Library, and other Best Bets for the Weekend

Artist Terry Catalano continues an art project in interactive graffiti at the Provincetown Library on Friday.

Who says summer's end is within sight? Plenty of great outdoor events continue across the Cape and Islands this weekend. The Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park celebrates its 25th anniversary concert this Saturday with maestro Jung Ho Pak, and vocal contributions from, among others, Dennis-Yarmouth grad Fred Inkley. As part of an art project, visitors to the Provincetown Library will be encouraged to do something unusual – scrawl some graffiti!

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Weekend Outlook
9:27 am
Sat August 2, 2014

Music, Film, and Street Festivals Highlight Weekend Activities

Irish tenor Anthony Kearns performs this weekend in Harwich.
Credit Marty LeVor

The weather forecast may not corroborate this - but this weekend should be great, if you're heading out to enjoy music, film, or theater. There is a lot going on. There’s a new music festival launching in our corner of the world, and it’s on Nantucket - the Nantucket Music Festival has almost twenty acts and two days of music.

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Weekend Outlook
11:01 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Circus Smirkus Brings the Big Top to Sandwich, & more: Best Bets for Going Out

Circus Smirkus sets up the Big Top Tent in Sandwich for three days, from the 21st to the 23rd, presenting its new program, Anchors Away for Atlantis.

The whitewater rapids of summer keep racing us forward, swooshing from one great event to the next fun activity. In Centerville this weekend you can eat your fill of baklava and souvlaki, plus get your dance on, with the Grecian Festival. Falmouth presents the Cultural Survival Bazaar, with great food and cultural crafts from around the world.

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Weekend Outlook
10:47 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Old Time Days of Sail Return to Provincetown, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

The restored whaleship Charles W. Morgan under sail.
Credit Glenn Burgess/Debra Heimerdinger

Provincetown Harbor is going to look like another century this weekend - and that means plenty of fun activities. Not only is the restored whaleship Charles W. Morgan visiting, but also a Tall Ship of Delaware, the Kalmar Nyckel, and many events are programmed around the boats' visits.

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Weekend Outlook
3:24 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Blessing the Fleet in Provincetown & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

The vessel Blue Skies receives the blessing of Bishop George Coleman at last year's event in Provincetown.
Credit Christine Hochkeppel / Cape Cod Times

Festivals again highlight weekend events across the Cape and the Islands - and the weather looks like it will cooperate to make them memorable.

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Weekend Outlook
11:09 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Festivals Abound on the First Weekend of Summer

Arts Alive is free 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape. Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm
Credit artsfalmouth.org

  Among the signs that summer is upon us, the weekend calendar is filled with many festivals. The question is, how to get to them all in 48 hours! The Arts Alive Festival happens in Falmouth, on Nantucket it's the Book Festival, and Provincetown hosts its International Film Festival.

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Weekend Outlook
5:57 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Ahoy, Here Comes Moby Dick!, The Musical - and Other Best Bets for the Weekend

Moby Dick!, the Musical, opens this weekend at Cotuit Center for the Arts this weekend.

A reform school for girls needs to raise a lot of money, so what kind of fundraiser do they throw? How about a musical version of Herman Melville's heavy-as-an-anchor tome, Moby Dick?

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