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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.

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Putting on the Halloween costume is too much fun to be kept to just one day. Fortunately, there are a number of other chances to get dressed up this weekend, or simply enjoy the Halloween spirit! Dennisport and Hyannis both offer day-long festivals with all kinds of Halloween fun. Looking to get spooked?

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Oyster lovers unite! This weekend brings the 13th annual Oysterfest in Wellfleet. There's lots more going on, too... Looking for an early opportunity to put on that Halloween costume? Head to the Cape Cod Children's Museum on Friday evening.

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Another fine weekend for musical offerings! In Orleans, it's the 5th annual Ukulele Caberet, with workshops and a fundraiser concert.


We have passed the equinox, so fall is here! There are plenty of events happening, and plenty to look forward to, around Cape Cod and the Islands. This weekend brings the kick-off to the five-week Fall for the Arts festival, including Cape Cod Cranberry Day, a Highland Park Band concert, and the Manhattan Shorts Film Festival on Nantucket.

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Good food and good music are two great enticements for going out this weekend. The Bourne Scallop Festival celebrates the bivalve, and offers a whole lot more: chowder, lobster rolls, burgers, and desserts. In a fundraiser for the Audubon Society, the Barnstable Harbor Oysterfest offers an elegant affair with dishes from local restaurants at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Cummaquid on Saturday night.


Looking to do something fun this weekend? The first-ever Cape Cod Bird Festival takes place, with many birding events, a marketplace, and a family day Sunday at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster.

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Beautiful weather is in the weekend forecast, and outdoor events abound! In Sandwich, Heritage Museums & Gardens is hosting a drive-in movie on Friday night – “Back to the Future” – where you can also see a real DeLorean.

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Enjoy August! Here's a selection of events and activities to consider for the weekend and week ahead.

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August is here, and there are plenty of events to enjoy this weekend. Book lovers will want to be on the Vineyard for the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival.

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Heading out this weekend? There's plenty happening across the Cape and Islands. Try these: In Mashpee, it's 3 days of fun around pirate activities for kids and grown-ups at the Pirate Palooza. The Cahoon Museum of Art in Cotuit hosts its 23 annual Great Brush-Off on Saturday, with an auction of artworks all created on that day. And vintage cars and motorcycles are coming to the Cape Cod Mall.

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Many fun choices if you're heading out this weekend. The 92nd annual Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow takes over the Barnstable County Fairgrounds from Friday through Sunday.

The weekend leading up July 4th has plenty to offer.

This is a great weekend for events and activities. On the Upper Cape, Arts Alive brings on more than 60 performances - great music, poetry, theater and more. In Yarmouth, the Summer Celebration includes giant sand sculptures and kite dancing. The Provincetown Film Festival brings Matt Dillon to town, along with a slew of great films.

Lots to do this weekend on Cape Cod and the Islands. At the Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro, the Jumpin Jambalaya Jam brings music, dance and food on Saturday, with an afternoon program geared for children and evening events for adults. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is sponsoring a three-day festival of music-related films and fun activities.

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This weekend is busy with great events to explore. The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis offers "Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence and Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic," featuring of 31 contemporary artists working in encaustic. Two Cape libraries team up to present "History Along Route 6A," a 10-day event.


Let the holiday weekend begin! Here's a sampling of what's happening: the 9th annual "Troops in the Spotlight - billed as the largest Memorial Day event in New England - starts Sunday morning at Kmart Plaza in Hyannis and goes for 24 hours. Summer concert season is getting started, and the Cape Cod Melody Tent is opening its box office with a line-up of acts from Buddy Guy to Lily Tomlin and more.

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There's plenty happening this weekend. In Chatham, a public art installation opens, giving kids and adults a way to enjoy the idea of sharks. Provincetown is busy with a Monumental Yard Sale and a celebration of TV. Cape Cod Maritime Days get going.

Lots of great events happening on the Cape and Islands this weekend. On the Outer Cape, the 2nd Cape Cod Women's Music Festival takes over Provincetown Town Hall, with headliners Dwight & Nicole. St.

Going out this weekend? Here's what's happening. 


Looking to go out this weekend? Here's a round-up of events to check out.


April springs forth with events across Cape Cod and the Islands. Here's a roundup of things to do and places to go, including the seasonal re-opening of Highfield Hall in Falmouth. Harwich Junior High presents the area premiere of the musical "Freckleface Strawberry." In Hyannis, a dance marathon is raising funds for cancer research.


No need to hunt far for Easter egg hunts and other great activities this weekend. We have a rundown of things to do, including a couple of egg hunts on the Cape and one on Martha's Vineyard. Also this weekend, the exhibition Mutual Muses pairs poets and visual artists.

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There's plenty to do this weekend. The Chatham Chorale presents a “Celtic Invasion,” which includes St.

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Let the mighty winds blow! There are still great events to get out for this weekend, including the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade, two fine nights of music at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and a Natural History Conference is happening at 4Cs, open to the public and natural history professionals.