This week’s highlights are again a mix of getting out — to experience art, listen to music or swap seeds! — to virtual events that bad winter weather can’t cancel.
In person, David Wax Museum is one of the latest bands to play at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, there’s a reception for a show of Wampanoag art in Falmouth; and you can view Provincetown student art in two places. There’s a new exhibit at Sandwich Glass Museum, a chance for gardeners to swap seeds in Eastham, and a movie about osprey in Brewster.
Virtually, you can watch a movie about a man’s extraordinary childhood; take a historic “walk” through the Cape; learn about birding and coastal changes; and listen to authors talk about coffee and dogs. To mark International Women’s Day. Take a look:
Provincetown student art shown in two exhibits
The work of students at Provincetown IB Schools may be seen in two concurrent art shows in town, both open through March 6. At Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the “Creative Chaos” exhibit shows work from the Lenore Ross Curating program and pairs pieces from the PAAM collection with self-portraits by the students. “All the Good Stuff” is an exhibit at Provincetown Commons that is an exploration into social and emotional connections the students make with themselves and others. The students work with Visual Arts educator Michael Gillane.
When and where: through March 6 at PAAM, 460 Commercial St. and Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford St., both in Provincetown
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Woods Hole Film Festival presents ‘Storm Boy’
The Woods Hole Film Festival’s “WHFF Virtual” season continues with the feature film “Storm Boy,” about a successful retired businessman and grandfather who is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican. The 99-minute film is rated PG and stars Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little, Trevor Jamieson and Morgana Davies.
When: available to watch March 3-6
Where: Online event
See Sandwich through a glass lens
A new exhibit open March 4-June 19 at the Sandwich Glass Museum explores the life of a storied multigenerational Sandwich family through photographs created by original 9-inch-by-7-inch glass negatives. “An Intimate View: Sandwich Through A Lens” includes personal notations taken from the Jones family’s visitor’s log, artifacts from the period, and glass from the museum collection, seen in the photos.
When: museum open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; exhibit March 4-June 19
Where: Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St.
Admission: $12 adults, $2 children age 6-14, $11 seniors
Opening reception to be held for Wampanoag art show
“Dawnland Inspirations: Mashpee Wampanoag Art,” contemporary art by members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, will be on display through March 28 at Falmouth Art Center, with an opening reception on Friday. Works in the exhibit are diverse in subject, style and medium but, according to the center, are connected by a common cultural theme and inspiration that comes from the artists’ Dawnland heritage.
When: 4-6 p.m. Friday reception; exhibit on view through March 28
Where: Falmouth Art Center, 137 Gifford St.
Information: https://falmouthart.org; 508-540-3304
David Wax Museum to play Mexo-Americana folk
Folk musicians David Wax and Suz Slezak, the husband-wife duo behind the “Mexo-Americana” band David Wax Museum, will perform a concert Friday in South Yarmouth. The band performed at the wedding of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten and then, in 2021, its ballad “Big Sur” debuted during the marriage scene on the Netflix show “Firefly Lane.” David Wax Museum has self-released “Euphoric Ouroboric,” one of four records the band made during lockdown and the band’s first foray into the experimental world of D.I.Y. home recording.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth
Birders Meeting to spotlight raptors
Mass Audubon’s annual Birders Meeting returns for its 30th year, and this year’s theme is “Raptor Rapture: Research & Recovery.” The talks will note crucial human assistance in the inspiring recovery of some birds, while discussing population restoration strategies for species facing more recent threats such as habitat destruction, climate change and rodenticide poisoning. Sunday’s session will look at “Return of the Osprey,” while the Monday talk will focus on “Vultures of the World: New Discoveries and Threats.” The Birders Meeting continues March 13-14 with a second pair of talks on red-shouldered hawks and broad-winged hawks.
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday
Where: Online event
Admission: $20 per session, $60 for full program
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WOMR marks 40th birthday and International Women’s Day
WOMR’s Outermost Community Radio in Provincetown will kick off its 40th birthday with a celebration Tuesday of pioneers for International Women’s Day 2022. From 5 a.m. to midnight, 19 DJs will deliver “music with a punch,” underscoring this year’s theme of “Breaking the Bias.” All-day programming will focus on barrier-breaking roots music and songs for human rights and social change. The day, according to the station, highlights “artists overcoming misogyny with courage, victories and struggles in gender equity and environmental and racial justice.” There will be Stephen Sondheim songs featuring female vocalists, female jazz instrumentalists, a 40-year retrospective of powerful Irish music, music of the 19th century, world and contemporary music, “Stories from the Sisterhood” and “Hadestown,” the Broadway musical.
When: 5 a.m. to midnight
Where: WOMR 92.1 and WFMR 91.3 FM and online
Schedule, information and to listen online: www.womr.org
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Take a digital ‘walk’ across Cape Cod
The Atwood Museum will host a digital “walk” across Cape Cod with Peggy Jablonski, founder of the Cape Cod Camino Way project. The talk will take participants to the psat, examining issues such as women and people of color in science, the sea captains of Brewster and connections to the Triangle Trade, the Wampanoag story connected with the Mayflower, the free spirit and artistry of Provincetown, and more.
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Online event
In-person walk:‘Hidden history’: Camino Way walks look at Cape Cod’s past with an eye to social justice
Historical society takes a look at coastal changes
The Truro Historical Society is hosting a series of winter webinars for the cold, dark months. This week, Mark Adams will discuss “Past and Future Landscapes of Truro and the Outer Cape,” about the dynamic coastal changes that have been shaping the Outer Cape for thousands of years and will continue to do so into the future.
When: 5 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Zoom event
Author to discuss ‘the making of our favorite drug’
Virtual author talks hosted by Falmouth Museums on the Green continue with the author of “Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug.” Augustine Sedgewick’s book centers on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, England, founded one of the world’s great coffee dynasties at the turn of the 20th century. Adapting the innovations of the Industrial Revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history — a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality and violence.
When: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Online event
Museum to screen ‘Season of the Osprey’
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will present the PBS documentary “Season of the Osprey.” An osprey, having just flown 4,000 miles from the east coast of South America, soars over a small saltmarsh at the delta of the Connecticut River to the place that is imprinted on his memory from birth: the saltmarsh where he will rejoin his mate. Over the course of one summer, the pair will fend off enemies, catch hundreds of fish and raise their tiny chicks into the next generation of these consummate sea hawks. A second screening will take place March 24. Residents can also check out the museum’s osprey cam online and follow the ospreys throughout the season.
When: noon Thursday
Where: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster
Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children age 3-12 (museum admission)
Author discusses book about ‘Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog’
The Falmouth Jewish Congregation will host a virtual Jewish Book Council Author Talk with Jenna Blum, who will discuss her latest book, “Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog.” The book is a memoir about her senior black Lab and what his last seven months taught her. Joining Blum to discuss how people care for and mourn animal companions will be Pamela Rothstein, director of lifelong learning at Falmouth Jewish Congregation, and the Rev. Nell Fields of Waquoit Congregational Church. Zoom participants may share their questions and stories, too.
When: 2 p.m. Thursday
Where: On Zoom and broadcast live on FCTV Public Channel 13
Gardeners, swap your seeds
Eastham Library invites gardeners and seed enthusiasts to a Seed Swap, wwhere participants may bring their favorite seeds from last year’s harvest and see what others have to offer. All are welcome — from heirloom seed enthusiasts to gardeners who maybe ordered too many squash seeds for their vegetable garden this year. The library will also have a selection of seeds from its own seed library available. Note: Seeds brought to the event should be clearly labeled.
When: 4-5:45 p.m. Thursday
Where: Eastham Library, 190 Samoset Road
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