Archive for February, 2012

PURVEYORS OF EXCELLENCE: THE STORY OF STEINWAY AND SONS, LECTURE BY ROBERT WYATT

February 23, 2012

February 25

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth

508-495-1878 ext 303

Website: www.highfieldhall.org

10a.m.

There were more than 300 piano makers in New England when German immigrant Heinrich Steinweg and five of his sons opened a piano company in New York in 1853. With a simple maxim propelling their enterprise, “build the best piano possible,” they emerged 10 years later as the largest and most successful piano manufacturer in North America. Steinway Artist Robert Wyatt guides you through the compelling family saga with an historical and technical narrative, live performance and film footage of construction practices within the 130 year old Steinway factory in New York. Tickets: $25 at the door.

EVENTIDE THEATRE PRESENTS “ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY”

February 23, 2012

February 24 – 26 & March 1 (Feb 16 – March 4)

Gertrude Lawrence Stage at the Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street, Dennis

Box Office: 508-398-8588

Website: www.eventidesarts.org

Thursday – Saturday @ 7p.m., Sunday  @ 2:30p.m.

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A terrible, horrible day. But then, everybody has bad days sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular children’s book, Judith Viorst is joined by Shelly Markham to set Alexander’s rather trying life to music, bringing to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Tickets: Adults $20, Children (12 and under) $15.

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst, Music by Shelly Markham

 

MASTERSINGERS BY THE SEA PRESENTS: WINTER- A SEASON OF REMEMBERING

February 23, 2012

February 25 & 26, 2012

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 91 Main St, Village Green, Falmouth

508-540-4732

Website: www.mastersingersbythesea.org

Saturday @ 8PM & Sunday @ 3PM

 The Mastersingers by the Sea Chamber chorus accompanied by musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and under the direction of Dr. David MacKenzie will perform their Winter concert entitled “Winter – A Season of Remembering”.

The program will include:

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in F Major,“Winter” from “The Four Seasons” with Jesse Holstein, violin, Concertmaster of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

SAMUEL BARBER: Dover Beach with Robert Grady, tenor

MOZART: Missa Brevis, K. 275 (1777)

ALBERTO WILLIAMS:  Primera Suite Argentina for Strings

DOMINICK ARGENTO:  A Toccata of Galuppi’s (1990) with Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

 

The concert will take place Saturday February 25, 8 pm and Sunday February 26, 3 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 91 Main St. in Falmouth. Audience members are invited to a reception immediately following the performance. 

Advance tickets are $20.  Tickets at the door are $25 or $10 for students under age 18.  Online tickets for this concert only can be purchased through the website; a $1 processing fee is added. 

FEBRUARY VACATION AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION

February 17, 2012

February 20 – 24, 2012

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth

508-746-1622

Website: www.plimoth.org

Monday, February 20, 2012, 9am – 3pm
Museum Visitor Center
Community and Clubs, Kids Activities, Workshops and Classes
Cost: $8 per person, $6 members
Contact: programservices@plimoth.org 

Winter at Plimoth Plantation? You bet! Our outdoor sites may be hidden under a blanket of snow, but our Visitor Center is open and brimming with hands-on family activities. Every day features drop-in activities like writing with quill pens, trying on Pilgrim clothes, making Wampanoag-style clay pots and playing Wampanoag games. Little ones can exercise their imaginations in our Discovery Station while their bigger brothers and sisters stage a kids’ version of a Shakespeare play. Each day also features an interactive Wampanoag or Colonial music program. Wednesday is archaeology day with special (indoor!) archaeology activities for kids of all ages.
While you’re here, make sure to visit the Craft Center and check out the Museum shop. Snacks will be available. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult and that the living history sites are not open. Break out of the winter doldrums and make Plimoth Plantation part of your February vacation! $8 per person, $6 members. Admission includes all activities.

Daily schedule:
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Hands-on activities and visit the Crafts Center and Museum shop
11:00 AM
Interactive music program
12:00PM – 2:00 PM
Shakespeare workshop

FEBRUARY VACATION AT CAPE COD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

February 17, 2012

February 20 – 24, 2012

Cape Cod Children’s Museum, 577 Great Neck Rd South, Mashpee

508-539-8788

Website: www.capecodchildrensmuseum.org

10:30AM – 2PM

Celestial Cosmic Quest!
February Vacation


Join us for an out of this world adventure into outer space where you will explore the universe and learn about how astronauts
survive in space! Dress up as your favorite astronaut and taste some space shuttle rations. Create and launch your own paper rocket. Design your very own recycled extraterrestrial creature and UFO. Join us in our Star lab and learn about the northern constellations and much more.

• 10:30am-2:00pm: Space shuttle launch station.
• 10:30am-2:00pm: Crafty cosmic creation station.
• 11:00am: Star Lab Planetarium Show

 

NATIONAL MARINE LIFE CENTER OPEN HOUSE: FOR THE LOVE OF TURTLES

February 17, 2012

February 18, 2012

National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

508-743-9888

http://nmlc.org

10AM – 2PM

Join us for our February Open House! Explore the Discovery Center, make a marine animal valentine, enjoy arts and crafts and games and refreshments. Meet Catch-22, Bruce, Vesuvius, and Pierce, and our eight hatchlings. Tour our new marine animal hospital.

$5/person suggested donation, members FREE. Donations help take care of endangered animals.

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: DINNER AND A MOVIE 2012

February 17, 2012

February 18, 2012

Captain Kidd Restaurant, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole

508-495-3456

Website: www.woodsholefilmfestival.org

PROJECT NIM

Feature Documentary | 2011 | 91 min. by James Marsh
Nim is the chimpanzee who in the1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim’s extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature, and indeed our own, is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.

Dinner & a Movie offers elegant dining with superb independent film at the Captain Kidd Restaurant.
For $25 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening.
The price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.

Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 7:00 p.m. and the screening begins at 7:30 pm. Reservations are required. Call (508) 548-8563 to reserve your place now – screenings sell out. Dates may change in case of snow, call ahead.

For more information about Dinner & a Movie, contact the Woods Hole Film Festival at (508) 495-3456 or info@woodsholefilmfestival.org. The schedule is posted online at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org.

SIMON SINFONIETTA PERFORMANCE AT FALMOUTH ACADEMY

February 17, 2012

February 18, 2011

Falmouth Academy, Highfield Drive, Falmouth

508-457-9696

Website: www.simonsinfonietta.org

7:30PM

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “The Prague”
 Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D Major
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez
Carl Maria von Weber: Symphony No. 2
Benjamin Verdery, Guitarist

Tickets:

$40.00 per person

GOOD MORNING!

February 11, 2012

Just updating everyone on the weather as it is snowing here!  It rained most of last night, then began snowing around 6AM.  It is coming down pretty steadily, however due to the rain the snow is not sticking on the ground yet.  They do predict the majority of heavier snow will fall between noon and 3PM.  The weather forecast only predicts Falmouth to get one to three inches. 

VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE MASHPEE COMMONS

February 10, 2012

February 12, 2012

Mashpee Commons, Mashpee

508-477-5400

12pm – 4pm

Surprise your loved ones with a romantic Horse-Drawn Carriage ride around the Commons! Provided by Paradise Stables of West Yarmouth, the carriages are beautiful white and black vis-à-vis limos, each pulled by two Percheron draft horses.

The first 150 couples in line will receive a complimentary red rose from Verde Floral Design and a Red Hot goodie bag to help plan the special day.  Each bag will be filled with gifts from our fine boutiques and restaurants including Roberto Coin, New Balance, Ghelfi’s Candies of Cape Cod, The Tinder Box, In The Pink and Bleu French Bistro.

Pick-up and drop-off locations for the Carriage Rides will be located in front of Talbots on Market Street.