All Sorts of Shorts (Thursday, Sept. 22-Saturday, Sept. 24)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall hosts the 2022 Manhattan Short Film Festival from Sept. 22 to 24. The program includes screenings of 10 new films from around the world; the audience helps decide the winner. Screenings begin at 6 p.m. (2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday). Tickets are $15 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
On Hopper (Thursday, Sept. 22)
Filmmaker Johnny Bergmann’s In the Light, a documentary about Edward Hopper’s life and continuing influence on artists and creators, will be screened at the Wellfleet Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The film is presented by ArtsLight, an advocacy organization for Cape Cod’s creative economy. The screening is free, but registration is required. See artslight.org for more information.
Say Shell-o! (Friday, Sept. 23)
Meet the shellfishermen of OysterFest and other people for whom Wellfleet oysters provide a livelihood at the Wellfleet Public Library on Friday, Sept. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited and masks are required.
Party Animals (Friday, Sept. 23)
Payomet Performing Arts Center is throwing a fall equinox party on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. with performances by local bands Woof Woof Meow and Blu Central. The event is free.
Restoration Celebration (Friday, Sept. 23)
The Truro Historical Society celebrates the restoration of the Highland House Museum on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to the museum is free, and refreshments will be served. See trurohistoricalsociety.org for more information.
Nurture Nature (Saturday, Sept. 24)
Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary opens its newly completed play area on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids (and adults) can complete a nature activity to earn a free treat from the Good Times Cape Cod ice cream truck. The event will also include storybook readings by authors Alice Iacuessa (Herring River Adventure) and Barbara Brennessel (Allie the Alewife). The event is free. See massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay for more information.
Look Up (Saturday, Sept. 24)
The Cape Cod National Seashore hosts the Cape Cod Astronomical Society for its first Dark Sky Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Salt Pond Visitor Center Auditorium. The day-into-night event will feature presentations from physicists, astronomers, and astro-photographers and a star viewing party in the evening at the Marconi Beach parking lot. BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars) or gaze through the telescopes and visual aids provided. Admission is free. See nps.gov/caco for more information.
Kids Are People, Too (Saturday, Sept. 24)
Cindy Horgan discusses children and mental wellness at the Snow Library in Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The event is presented by the Cape Cod & Islands Commission on the Status of Women and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). A listening circle will follow. Register in advance at [email protected].
Mauricio Sings (Saturday, Sept. 24)
Emmy-winning and Broadway-headlining actor Mauricio Martinez makes his debut at the Provincetown Art House on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Brian Nash will accompany on the piano. Proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $40 at brownpapertickets.com.
Piano Time (Saturday, Sept. 24)
Award-winning pianist Robert Finley plays at the Eastham Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The concert is a chance to hear Finley before he plays at the Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition in Fort Worth next month; it will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Admission is free.
Juggle Jam (Sunday, Sept. 25)
Learn some juggling skills — or practice the ones you already have — at T-Time in Eastham on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Props will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own. The event, which is produced by the Payomet Performing Arts Center, is free; no registration required. See payomet.org for more information.
Climate Concerns (Tuesday, Sept. 27)
The Truro Public Library presents a webinar, “The Planet’s Health and Yours: Facing the Invisible Impacts of Climate Change,” on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The session will be led by Richard Delaney, executive director of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative. Call 508-487-1125 for the Zoom link.
Still Here (Tuesday, Sept. 27)
Filmmaker Anne Makepeace’s festival award-winning We Still Live Here will be screened at the Wellfleet Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. The film, which tells the story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts, will be followed by a discussion with Wampanoag historian and educator Linda Coombs. Masks are required, and seating is limited.
Turning the Page (Thursday, Sept. 29)
Local author Jeannette de Beauvoir leads a “Literature of AIDS” seminar at the Provincetown Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. The seminar will continue on Thursdays through Nov. 17. Participants will read and discuss literature that emerged from the epidemic and its effect on various communities. To register, email [email protected].