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May 2017
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Regular Singing

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 9:00 pm
Cape Rep Indoor Theatre, 3299 Rte 6A
Brewster, MA 02631 United States
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Regular Singing Written by Richard Nelson Directed by Julie Allen Hamilton This wonderfully intimate drama, set on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, unfolds in the Apple home in Rhinebeck, New York as the family shares a monumental evening together, one that is both unique and familiar to us all.— “A rare and radiant mirror of the way we live - and fail to live - now“ Ben Brantley, New York Times. May 4, 2017 — June 4,…

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Sex with Strangers

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - June 10 @ 8:00 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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Save 15% off tickets to Sex with Strangers Limited Availability May performances only Code: CHAMBER By Laura Eason Directed by Jeffry George May 18 – June 10, 2017 Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 3:00 p.m. $20-$35; students $12 When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure fortyish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting…

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$15

Der Rosenkavalier – Met Opera in HD

May 20, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 5:20 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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Live Broadcast: May 13, 12:30 pm Encore: May 20, 12:30 pm $28; $22 senior; $15 student The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also…

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Cape Cod Author and Historian Mark Wilkins presents lecture on World War I Flying Aces at Snow Library, Wednesday, May 24 at 6 pm.

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Snow Library, 67 Main St.
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Mark Wilkins spends a lot of time in the air with the famed flying aces of World War I. Figuratively, that is. But he does know a lot about aviators Eddie Rickenbacker and the infamous Red Baron (Manfred von Richtofen), as well as their intrepid colleagues from World War I, both Allied and German. Mr. Wilkins is a former director and curator of both the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis and the Chatham Historical Society’s Attwood House Museum. He…

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After Hours at Crane Appliance

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Check out their new location in Orleans Marketplace. Refreshments are provided by Guapo's.

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Anniversary Sale Cape Cod Beer Sampling

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, 57 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Joine Cape Cod Beer for a complimentary tasting event here in the Market. The Cape's famous craft brewery will be on-hand for you to sample all of your favorite brews! While you're visiting the market, don't forget to take a chance to win a $25 Friends' Marketplace Gift Card. Four winners will be drawn each day starting on Friday, May 26th through Thursday, June 1st. A total of 28 gift certificates will be awarded!

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Art-filled Church at Rock Harbor – Docent Led Tours

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 5 Bay View Drive
Orleans , MA 02653 United States
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The Church of the Transfiguration overlooks picturesque Rock Harbor in Orleans. The church offers guided tours every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (closed Wednesday). This contemporary interpretation of an ancient basilican style of architecture combines intricate mosaics and frescos, sculpted stone, bronze and glass by local and international artists. On Fridays at 3:30 p.m., enjoy a demonstration on the landmark E.M. Skinner organ. Visit us online for complete schedule of worship services, upcoming concerts, and events. www.churchofthetransfiguration.org

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Link Montana Live at The Barley Neck Inn

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - May 27 @ 1:00 am
Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Road
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Every Friday and Saturday night, swing by the Barley Neck Inn for live music from some of your favorite local bands & musicians. On Friday, May 26th, join Bruce Maclean (aka Link Montana) as he welcomes Summer at the BNI with his fun, beachy mix of California surf, Memphis rockabilly and 60’s pop and psychedelia. For a full schedule of events at the BNI and live music line-up, check out our website: http://barleyneck.com/entertainment-schedule/category/entertainment/

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The Gills Club!

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St, Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02633 United States
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THE GILLS CLUB will meet at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 10am. This education initiative by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is dedicated to connecting girls with Gills Club science team female marine biologists, either in person or online, who will share knowledge, encouraging and empowering them to take leadership positions and to inspire others with their passion for sharks. Please note there will be no Gills Club meetings in June,…

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Anniversary Sale Pain D’Avignon Bakery Sampling

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, 57 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Join us for breakfast at the Market! From 8am-10am, sample delicious biscotti from Pain D'Avignon Café Boulangerie. While you're visiting the market, don't forget to take a chance to win a $25 Friends' Marketplace Gift Card. Four winners will be drawn each day starting on Friday, May 26th through Thursday, June 1st. A total of 28 gift certificates will be awarded!

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Eastwind Artist Exhibit at Orleans Artist Cottages

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 29 @ 4:00 pm
ORLEANS ARTISTS COTTAGES, 21 OLD COLONY WAY
ORLEANS, MA 02653 United States
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Artists from Eastwind Gallery will be at the Orleans Artist Cottages Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29. Check out original paintings, photography, prints, cards, and tiles from our award winning artists.

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Friends’ Anniversary Party with Good Time Guys Dixieland Band

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, 57 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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From 11am-2pm, stop by the Marketplace to enjoy live music by the Good Time Guys Dixieland Band. They have been playing at Friends' MArketplace every year since we first opened in 1998 and they look younger every year! Com in and enjoy some great, old-time, Dixieland music. We will also have a number of amazing local and national vendors on-hand for tastings and samples including: Boxed Water is Better Cape Cod Creamery Captain Parker's Pub and Restaurant on Cape Cod…

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Anniversary Sale Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, 57 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Coem in and try some nice craft beer from Hingham's own Entitled Beer Company along with a sleection of summer wines from Bay State Wine Distributors. While you're visiting the market, don't forget to take a chance to win a $25 Friends' Marketplace Gift Card. Four winners will be drawn each day starting on Friday, May 26th through Thursday, June 1st. A total of 28 gift certificates will be awarded!

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Complimentary Wine Tasting at Friends’ Marketplace

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, 57 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Sip your way to the perfect wine at Friends' Marketplace every Saturday from 2-5pm.

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The Daggers Live at The Barley Neck Inn

May 27 @ 10:00 pm - May 28 @ 1:00 am
Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Road
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Every Friday and Saturday night, swing by the Barley Neck Inn for live music from some of your favorite local bands & musicians. On Saturday, May 27th, grab a beer at the bar and get ready to dance to the infectious, eclectic sound of The Daggers. For a full schedule of events at the BNI and live music line-up, check out our website: http://barleyneck.com/entertainment-schedule/category/entertainment/

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$30 - $67

Cape Symphony John F. Kennedy Centennial Commemoration Concert

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor Amit Peled, Cellist Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr., Honorary Chairs A special concert commemorating the centennial birthday of John F. Kennedy featuring the Cape Symphony in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Museum Foundation in Hyannis. From his boyhood years sailing his boat Victura in Nantucket Sound to his final summer as President, the Cape was a place John F. Kennedy loved and often called home. A special concert commemorating the centennial birthday of John F. Kennedy…

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Orleans Memorial Day Service

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Town Cove, Orleans Mass, Orleans, MA 02653 United States + Google Map

Where: Town Cove, then marching to the Memorial Stones at Academy Place  When:   Beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, May 29th Memorial day service for the Navy, Coast Guard. Wreath laying in the Cove. Following the brief service at the water, all Honor Guard units and participants will march up to the Memorial Stones, at the Methodist Church / Academy Place for a continuation of the service for the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force. Three speakers, as well as the Nauset Regional…

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Memorial Day Reception

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orleans Methodist Church, 73 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Please join us for a reception after the Memorial Day Service (greens across from church 10am). We will serve refreshments and baked goods.

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Yappy Hour

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Laurino’s Tavern, 3668 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631-1519 United States
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Grab your four-footed friends and join us for a Yappy Hour to kick off the summer! On Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30-7:30 PM, the Agway of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation will host a tail-wagging party at Laurino’s Tavern in Brewster. Guests and their dogs can mingle under the tent on the outdoor patio, enjoy complimentary appetizers and yappetizers, win door prizes and take part in a 50/50 raffle. A $10 donation at the door (kids 12 and under and dogs…

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June 2017

After Hopper in Eastham

June 1 - June 30
Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road
Eastham, MA 02642 United States
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Artists and collectors flock to Cape Cod from all across the globe, just to see the sites that Edward Hopper painted. Half a century after his death, new generations continue to be inspired by his work and the area that this great American painter chose as his home. Creative people in all fields learn from those who have gone before: while honoring their teachers, they add their own talents and experience, their own selves, and make something new. Acknowledging and…

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