Weekend Outlook

Oscar night hoopla highlights the Weekend Outlook. There's also an animated shorts festival in Wellfleet, and a new theatrical adaption of the Diary of Anne Frank.

Many music and arts events are planned around the celebration of Valentine's this weekend, so grab a sweetheart and head out to enjoy the holiday that's all about love and caring. 

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We’ve had a relatively mild winter, but there are still a few events this weekend geared toward ignoring the cold weather.

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Some unusual things are happening in the Cape Cod theater world this weekend—two related to opera, and one big challenge for writers, actors and directors.

Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Find out how meals were prepared in the 18th and early 19th century on Saturday, when the Caleb Nickerson House, in Chatham, opens its unusual beehive oven for baking. You can even bring a  prepared recipe to bake.

Cotuit Center for the Arts

The work of dozens of Cape artists will be on display in the mid-Cape area at two art exhibits that open this weekend, one at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, and the other at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

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There are a lot of places to celebrate New Years Eve on the Cape and the Islands. Among the communitywide celebrations, the biggest, and the oldest, is Chatham's First Night, which features many activities and culminates in the lowering of the illuminated cod.

OuterCapeChorale.org

The Outer Cape Chorale is giving concerts in Provincetown and Orleans this weekend, and these are special because the chorale members are saying goodbye to someone very important: conductor Jon Arterton, who founded the chorale in 2002 and is now moving to Florida.

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Holiday spirit and activities can be found all over Cape Cod and the Islands this weekend.  There are festivals, holiday craft markets, and other events happening in many of the towns and villages. We've got a rundown.

Heritage Museums and Gardens

Right after Thanksgiving, we jump into the holiday season. This weekend there are some annual traditions starting up. One of those is the Gardens Aglow exhibit at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.

How many things can you do with a turnip? There’s one good way to find out. Saturday is the 12th annual Turnip Festival in Eastham. 

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has its own way to give thanks at this time of year and will hold that event on Saturday. More info.

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Cat's Eyes, Taws, Bumboozers, and Clambroths - the vocabulary of marbles is almost as varied as the glass balls themselves. You can knuckledown (prepare to shoot your marble) at Marble Mania at the Sandwich Glass Museum, which opens its annual Glassblowers Christmas exhibit this weekend. 

Pease Boatworks

Most boats these days are made of fiberglass, but wooden boats have their enthusiasts, and some Chatham organizations are joining together to celebrate them on Saturday.

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There are plenty of activities for children this Halloween weekend - but what about costume events for adults? Plenty of organizations are throwing a party, and here's a listing.

Heritage Museum and Gardens

With Halloween coming up on a Saturday next week, and some organizations not wanting to get in the way of trick-or-treaters, this turns out to be the big weekend for many Halloween-related events. 

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