12 things to do from September 24 to 30
There are few things cuter than a dachshund except maybe a dachshund in a costume? In a parade? It all can be seen on Saturday at the 13th annual Doxie Day at Barnstable.
If small dogs aren’t your interests, there are plenty of other events around Cape Town this week as well. History is in the spotlight at Autumn at the Manse in Dennis, with history and culture available on the inaugural Wampanoag Cultural Celebration Day, a day-long festival in Falmouth.
The Love Local Fest will take over a part of Hyannis; you can find out more about the books at Brewster and online; enjoy the tales of Christine Ernst in Cotuit; listen to poetry in Truro; see the latest art exhibit at Dennis; and enjoy a variety of types of music in Sandwich, North Truro and Mashpee. Some highlights:
Ernst returns with the 10th ‘FACB’ show
Christine Ernst, the “Fat Ass Cancer Bitch,” returns for her 10th annual show featuring new material and her usual brand of what is described as irreverent, mouthy, and unrestrained humor and story. Ernst’s show is partly stand-up, partly narrative. It combines stories, monologues and reflections on real life: aging, relationships, family, politics and the big picture.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Or: Center des Arts Cotuit, 4404, route 28
Admission: 25 $
Celebrate all things dachshund
All well behaved dogs on a leash and their owners are invited to the 13th Annual Cape Cod Doxie Day, which celebrates all the dachshund with dachshund races and a dachshund parade featuring the rescue dogs from Paw-Affection Dachshund Rescue . Stefanie Shank – an Emmy nominated artistic director at Nickelodeon, designer, illustrator and host – will be the runway judge and have a pop-up store for her new online store Weenieton by Stefanie Shank. Dogs of Doxie Day participants can enter to win prizes for the longest dachshund, smallest weenie and more. Vendors, food trucks and local associations will be on site. Packaged pet food and cat litter will be collected for Red’s Pet Pantry.
When: noon-3 p.m. Saturday
Or: Barnstable Village County Courthouse Complex, 3195 Main Street
Admission: To free
A day of Wampanoag culture
Highfield Hall & Gardens will partner with members of the Wampanoag Education Committee and Falmouth Rotary to present a one-day festival to celebrate and raise awareness of the culture and history of local tribes. Wampanoag Cultural Celebration Day will include hands-on activities such as corn husk dolls, clay beads and quahog shell rattles; traditional games and dances; and tastes of Native American cuisine. There will also be vendors from the Wampanoag Trading Post as well as other artisans / vendors from the tribe.
When: noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Or: Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth
Admission: $ 10
Listen to “The Tale of Two Peter Rabbits”
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will present a program on “Beatrix, Thornton and the Tale of Two Peter Rabbits”. Christie Palmer Lowrance, author of “Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess,” and Betsy Bray, an international authority on Beatrix Potter, will discuss the well-known differences and fascinating little-known similarities between the two 20th century children’s authors . who wrote about rabbits. First published in 1902 and 1910 respectively, Potter and Burgess children’s books achieved near instant success in the dawn of children’s literature and continued to be popular in the 21st century.
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Or: Cape Cod Natural History Museum, 869 Main Street, Brewster
Admission: $ 10 adults, $ 5 children (entrance to the museum)
Autumn at la Manse
The 1736 family owned Josiah Dennis will reopen for a special one-day event just as the Dennis Historical Society celebrates fall at Le Manse. Costumed guides and local historians will transport visitors to the 1700s as guests explore period rooms throughout the home. Visitors can view the recently converted front lounge and learn about Dennis’ rich maritime history. Refreshments will be served.
When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday
Or: Josiah Dennis Manse, 61 Whig Street, Dennis
Admission: To free
Poetry reading ‘From the Farther Shore’
Local poets will host a reading of the new anthology “From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod & the Islands through Poetry”. The collection includes 118 poems and explores the multi-faceted beauty, history and heritage of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands. The rainy date is Sunday. Another reading will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on October 30 at the Osterville library. Both events take place outdoors.
When: 3 pm-5pm Saturday
Or: Edgewood Farm, 3 Edgewood Road, Truro
Admission: Free and bring your own garden chair
Vernissage of works with surprising supports
“Vision 2021: Found, Formed, Fused”, a dynamic and tactile new exhibition, will have its opening at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. The exhibition features works of art by nine New England artists who have created works in diverse and surprising media: fibers, found objects, molded rubber and plastic. Sea creatures emerge from recycled plastic bags, stones and shadows dance on a wall incorporating the shadow as a support, and the molded rubber becomes a colorful luminous totem.
When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Or: Cape Cod Art Museum, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis
Admission: $ 10 adults, $ 7 students 13-18 years old
Dance to R&B, Pop, Afrobeats and more
The Wampanoag Trading Post Gallery, in cooperation with Song Keepers, LTD, will present the THUMP & SOUL Clap, a community dance party for ages 16 and up. Inspired by the weekly virtual dance parties hosted in Hyannis by Angel Robinson and Jonathan Thompson, the gathering will feature a mix of R&B, pop, EDM, Afrobeats and hip-hop. The party will be hosted and performed by recording artist and producer ZYG 808.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Or: Wampanoag Trading Post Gallery, 5 N. Market Street, Mashpee
Admission: Suggested donation of $ 10
Singer-songwriter Alex Brewer in concert
Wellfleet singer-songwriter Alex Brewer will make his debut in person at Payomet, performing a full set of original material. Brewer, a carpenter by trade, will be accompanied on the violin by Larry Chaplin of the Cape Symphony.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Or: Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro
Admission: $ 15
Eat, drink and buy local
Love Local Fest will celebrate the locals’ summer after Labor Day with over 70 local artists, artisans and manufacturers showing up for the day, as well as food trucks; a drink garden featuring local craft beers, ciders and wines; live music; and activities for children. Groups will play at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm The Cape Cod Maritime Museum will host maritime themed activities for families and children from noon to 4 pm on the back patio.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Or: Aselton Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis
Admission: To free
“Broadway Celebration” with Dinner and Drinks
The Sagamore Inn will present the “Celebrating Broadway” cabaret dinner, back after selling two previous shows. D’Jamin Bartlett, a Drama Desk Award-winning actress; Mark Bornfield, Emmy Award-winning composer; and Michael Gross, a big band, jazz and musical theater percussionist. Guests can enjoy a selection of a plate menu and cash bar and listen to Broadway hit songs from “Phantom of the Opera “,” Evita “,” Les Misérables “,” Cats “,” Hamilton “, and more.
When: Doors open Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Or: The Sagamore Inn tent, 1131 Sandwich Road, Sagamore
Author interview with RJ Palacio
Author RJ Palacio (New York Times bestselling “Wonder”) will be in a virtual chat with actor / writer / director / musician Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”) for the launch of New York Times’ new book. Palacio “Pony”. The new book is a novel about a boy on a quest to find his father, guided by a ghost and a mysterious pony. “Pony” is described as a “True Grit” part, a “Where the Red Fern Grows” part, and a story of adventure, friendship and the invisible bonds that unite us. Registration is limited; admission includes a hardcover copy of “Pony”; and the first 30 registered will receive an ex-libris signed by the author.
When: 8-9 p.m. Thursday
Or: Virtual event
Admission: $ 19- $ 30
To have your event count for the best bets, contact Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll at [email protected]