If you’re looking for entertainment that isn’t just limited to Christmas, there are still plenty of events to be a part of this week. Go to a folk concert, an art exhibition, a movie. Or listen to the authors discuss their books on cooking, history and personal travel.
You can join others in gazing at the stars, learning to photograph them, or discovering women whose work involves exploring space. Or you can be part of activities that help local causes and local residents. Some ideas:
Wine tasting to benefit Cape Codders with disabilities housing
FORWARD (Friends Or Parents With Autism & Related Disabilities) will host WineFORWARD, its second annual virtual blue jeans fundraising gala with a wine tasting presented by Truro Vineyards. Ticket buyers are automatically entered into a 50-50 raffle and will receive three full-size bottles of wine. The proceeds will allow FORWARD to begin development of eight new affordable housing units for adults with functional autism in need of supportive care.
When: 6 pm-7.30pm Friday
Or: Focus on the event
Admission: $ 90 to $ 160
“Supper” Saturday to benefit the soup kitchen in Provincetown
The Provincetown Soup Kitchen (SKIP) will be hosting their annual “Supper” fundraising breakfast on Saturday at Tin Pan Alley during the town’s Holly Folly celebration. For sale, 12-ounce cups of hot soup supplied by over 30 local restaurants and other businesses. A cash bar will be open and there will be piano playing. Pints of cold take-out soup will be available for $ 15 at the nearby fire station at 254 Commercial Street, where SKIP merchandise such as t-shirts and mugs will also be available for sale.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Or: Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial Street, Provincetown
Admission: $ 8 per serving
Photographing Cape Town and the islands after dark
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will present a lecture on “Milky Way to Vacation” with Naturescape Gallery photographer and artist Timothy Little. He will share stories and images as he takes museum visitors on a photographic journey through Cape Town and the islands after dark, including a starry sky over the National Seashore, lights over Cape Cod Bay and the decorated streets of Edgartown during the holiday season. Little will offer some tips and tricks for creating these images.
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Or: Cape Cod Natural History Museum, 869 Main Street, Brewster
Admission: $ 10 adults, $ 5 children (entrance to the museum)
See the works of artists from Saint-Joseph Abbey
The Cape Cod Cultural Center will host a reception for three art exhibitions, including “View from the Cloister,” which features artwork in multiple media created by the Trappist monks of St Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer. Massachusetts Abbey has several monks who practice a visual art form: painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, and textiles. The exhibition will be on view until December 18. The jury exhibition “Off the Wall” and “Tranquil Treasures of Cape Cod” is also presented at the center and as part of the reception, oil paintings by Joe Gallant.
When: reception 2 pm-5pm Saturday
Or: Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth
Admission: To free
New poster project revives old tradition
The Provincetown Art Gallery Association, born as a collaborative group during the most difficult day of pandemic shutdowns, will rekindle an old tradition as a fundraiser for the holidays. The former Long Point Gallery has raised funds for programming each year with the sale of a hand-signed print featuring all of their artists. As a tribute, the new gallery association has created a series of limited edition archival prints featuring one artist from each of the 18 participating Provincetown galleries. A project launch party, which features signed and unsigned prints for sale, will take place on Saturday during Holly Folly Weekend. Featured artists include Salvatore Del Deo, John Dowd, Adam Peck, Helen Grimm, Marian Roth and Ellen LeBow
When: launch party at 5 p.m. Saturday
Or: Berta Walker Gallery, 208 Bradford Street, Provincetown
Cookbook authors to discuss the latest book
The Falmouth Jewish Congregation will host a virtual Jewish Book Council conference by the Monday Morning Cookbook Club, a group of Australian women who are writing a series of cookbooks together. They will discuss their latest book, “Now for Something Sweet,” the result of intensive research to discover, curate and celebrate sweet recipes from the Jewish community in Australia and around the world. Along with the recipes they tell stories of family, friendship The books are available at the Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth and can be ordered in person, over the phone or online.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Or: Broadcast live on FCTV Public Channel 13
Admission: To free
Folk icon Tom Rush to perform Cotuit concert series
Folk icon Tom Rush will be joined by singer-songwriter Matt Nakoa for three musical evenings filled with stories, ballads and gritty blues. Now celebrating over 52 years of touring, Rush was instrumental in shaping the revival of folk in the ’60s and the renaissance of the genre in the’ 80s and ’90s. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks are among the musicians who cited Rush as a major influence. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Or: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road
Admission: $ 50 to $ 55
The museum’s author lectures plunge into history
The Falmouth Museums on the Green will organize two virtual conferences and a hybrid event this week. Tuesday at noon, author Julie Flavell will discuss one of Britain’s most distinguished military families, as described in her book “The Howe Dynasty”. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, reporter Stephen Kurczy will talk about his experiences in “The Quiet Zone,” Green Bank, West Virginia, home of the Green Bank Observatory. There, all devices emitting radio frequencies that could interfere with the observatory’s sophisticated telescope are prohibited, but among locals looking for a simpler way of life, Kurczy has discovered plenty of activities. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, longtime ESPN writer Ivan Maisel will speak in person and virtually about his memoirs of the loss, grief and love associated with his son’s disappearance.
When: noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday (virtual) and 7 p.m. Thursday (hybrid)
Or: Online for all three conferences; Maisel’s lecture can also be attended in person at the Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55-65 Palmer Ave., Falmouth
Admission: $ 10 each for Tuesday conferences; free for Thursday discussion
Screening of the documentary “Rise Above”
The Chatham Orpheum Theater will host a screening of “Rise Above”, a film about the formation of a local non-profit Cape Wellness Collaborative. The documentary chronicles how the vision of one woman – musician Sarah Swain, whose mother died of cancer – led to its creation and fundraising, Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival and Dancing With The Docs. A discussion of the collaborative, which offers a variety of services to cancer patients, will follow the screening and all proceeds will go to support the collaborative. Free individual bento boxes will be provided by Executive Chef Jeni Wheeler.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Or: Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main Street.
Admission: $ 50
Gather outside to gaze at the stars
Osterville Village Library, in collaboration with Barnstable High School, invites the public to a Star Party to explore the heavenly wonders using the powerful 14-inch Celestron telescope and a special Cobb Astro Park camera . Professional grade gear provides insight into celestial bodies outside the solar system. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available.
When: 4.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m. Wednesday
Or: Cobb Astro Park & David Cole Observatory, Barnstable High School, 744 W. Main St., Hyannis
Admission: To free
Information: http://ostervillevillagelibrary.org; 508-428-5757
Webinar “Women engineers for the exploration of oceans and space”
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will host a webinar on “From Sea to Stars: Women Engineers in Ocean and Space Exploration”. Participants will hear from four engineers who explore extreme places in the ocean and outer space. They will talk about hostile environments that require special tools and people with the “right things” to test their own limits and push the boundaries of knowledge deeper into the unknown.
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Or: via Zoom
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