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
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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Weekend Outlook
4:55 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Fun for Dogs and Their Owners, Big Bugs Invade Sandwich, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Dog games and fun for owners will highlight “Paws in the Park,” the Animal Rescue League fundraiser, this Saturday at Drummer Boy Park in Brewster.
Credit Emery Way / flickr

There are plenty of events this weekend to celebrate our transit into June.

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Weekend Outlook
11:33 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Troops in the Spotlight Returns for 10th Memorial Day Weekend

Credit Cape Cod Cares for the Troops

No matter how many times you check the calendar to be sure it's right, the facts are the facts: yes, Memorial Day weekend is actually here! There are plenty of great events to enjoy.  In Hyannis, the 10th annual Troops in the Spotlight honors the men and women who serve in the armed forces with a 24-hour honor guard, collections for care packages, and more at the Kmart Plaza.

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Weekend Outlook
4:35 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Waiting For Oscar Brings Songs and Laughter to Cotuit: Best Bets for the Weekend

A scene from last year's CapeCodCAN! performance, Broadway and Beyond. This year the collaborative troupe offers a new revue, Waiting for Oscar.

Don't spend the whole weekend working in the garden (or readying the boat) - there are too many great events you won't want to miss.  The Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN) has a new extravaganza concert this weekend called Waiting for Oscar, with performances at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

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