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.


Weekend Outlook
2:51 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Focusing on Good Food, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

On Saturday the Caleb Nickerson House in Chatham offers a hands on demonstration of Beehive Oven Baking - finishing with a tasting.
Credit 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.

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Weekend Outlook
1:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Bill Staines Keeps a Perfect Record, & more: Best Bets for the Weekend

Singer and songwriter Bill Staines makes his 43rd appearance at the Woods Hole Folk Music Society this Sunday.


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

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Weekend Outlook
4:49 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

A Saxophone More Than 6 Feet Tall, & more: Music Highlights A Busy Weekend of Events

The Cape Cod Sax Quartet will be featuring - and explaining - different types of saxophones during its concert this Saturday.
Credit Charlie Hickey / flickr

Your ears should enjoy another weekend full of diverse musical events - including one featuring saxophones of all sizes.  

This Friday at United Methodist Church in Wellfleet, a benefit concert features the Ukeladies and the trio Toast and Jam. Proceeds got to help Wana's Safe House for Girls in Haiti.  

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Weekend Outlook
3:31 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

First Weekend of 2015 Brings Music Events, more: Best Bets

Low Lily performs this weekend in Woods Hole.
Credit Andy Cambria

Here comes the first weekend of 2015 - don't let it slip by without enjoying some good music.

On Sunday the Woods Hole Folk Music Society welcomes the trio Low Lily. The group is new, but regulars on the scene might recognize its members.

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Weekend Outlook
5:26 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

Making Plans for the Last Weekend of 2014 & New Year's Eve

The Town Photo of Chatham from 2013 - 2014. Another Town Photo will be taken on the last day of this year, as a prelude to First Night events in Chatham.
Credit firstnightchatham.com

Ok. So, you're itching for a round of mini-golf, but you're thinking you have to wait until next summer? Ho ho ho - the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has a gift for you! You can play mini golf right through the exhibits on Saturday. Fore!

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Weekend Outlook
3:09 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Solstice, Hannukah, and Christmas: Many Holiday Activities This Weekend

The Solstice Singers celebrat the changing season this Saturday and Sunday at Woods Hole Community Hall.
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Holiday activities reach their crescendo this weekend, with events to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the Solstice.  

For Christmas, there’s the Living Creche in Dennis.  Did you know, this treasured tradition started in 1982 when a fire destroyed the plaster Nativity, and, with no time to replace it, a suggestion was made to use live people and animals?  True Cape Cod Holiday fact.

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Weekend Outlook
9:51 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Anticipating the Holidays with Weekend Events Celebrating Food and Music

The Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless continues in Orleans this weekend.
Credit ChandlerTravis.com

Food and music top the list of this weekend's Holiday offerings - that's nice, eh?

On Sunday, musician Chandler Travis brings back the Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless for the 11th year in Orleans - and this "cavalcade" is much more than a concert.

Most other concerts this weekend are all about holiday music, but the Outer Cape Chorale is taking its listeners to Africa.

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Weekend Outlook
6:03 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Goodbye Thanksgiving! Now Let the Holiday Season Begin

In Provincetown, the Lobster Pot Tree comes to life this Saturday.
Credit Ronald Barnes

Do you hear ringing? That's the opening bell of the Holiday Season, and there are plenty of events to celebrate this weekend.

Gardens Aglow opens at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich with a light show all over the property - that's more than nine miles of lights!

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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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