Star Shorts (Friday, Feb. 17-Thursday, Feb. 23)
Dozens of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films — including documentaries, live action, and animated films — screen at the Cape Cod Museum of Art (60 Hope Lane, Dennis) daily except Monday from Friday, Feb. 17 to Thursday, Feb. 23. See ccmoa.org/oscar-shorts for full schedule and ticket information.
Storm’s a-Comin’ (Friday, Feb. 17)
Chip Reilly, emergency preparedness specialist for Barnstable County, shares tips on preparing for storms and floods at the Eastham Public Library (190 Samoset Road) on Friday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Free. See easthamlibrary.org for information.
What’s Your Waltz? (Friday, Feb. 17)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) hosts an Outermost Contra Dance on Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. The program includes waltzes, squares, and traditional New England contra dancing, and dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited. $15 regular admission, with discounts for under-30s and kids. See wellfleetpreservationhall.org for information.
Fiddle Me This (Saturday, Feb. 18)
Eastham Public Library presents Celtic fiddle duo Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney in a free concert on Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. See easthamlibrary.org for information.
Short Takes (Saturday, Feb. 18)
Truro Public Library (7 Standish Way) presents a staged reading of Gary Garrison’s Verticals and Horizontals, a series of five 10-minute plays, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Free. See trurolibrary.org for information.
Trip Through Time (Saturday, Feb. 18)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents First Light Flashback, a presentation of Wampanoag culture by Annawon Weeden, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Free. Preregister at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Fascinating Rhythms (Saturday, Feb. 18)
Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) presents “I Got Rhythm!” on Saturday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m. Singer John Murelle and pianist Chris Morris will perform songs and stories by and about the Gershwin Brothers. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Thoreau Time (Sunday, Feb. 19)
The Cape Cod National Seashore Film Festival screens Surveyor of the Soul at the Salt Pond Visitor Center (50 Nauset Road, Eastham) on Sunday, Feb. 19, 1:30 p.m. The 2017 film tells the story of Henry David Thoreau. Free. See fccns.org for information.
Out of This World (Sunday, Feb. 19)
Pianist Ana Glig joins the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra for “Aurora,” a concert at Pilgrim Congregational Church (533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port) on Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. The program features Bach’s Concerto in D minor and works by Xenakis, William Grant Still, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Tickets are $35 (free for students and children) at capecodchamberorchestra.org.
Band Together (Sunday, Feb. 19)
The Cape Cod Museum of Art presents a Black History Month tribute concert by the Fred Clayton Band on Sunday, Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 to $24 at ccmoa.org.
See You There (Sunday, Feb. 19)
Hosts Sam and Carmen celebrate queer art, films, games, and community at the weekly “CU Next Time” gathering at the Provincetown Brewing Co. (141 Bradford St.) on Sunday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. See ptownbrewingco.com for information.
All That Jazz (Monday, Feb. 20)
The Pilgrim House (336 Commercial St., Provincetown) screens the 2003 Academy Award Best Picture Chicago on Monday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Movie trivia begins at 6 p.m., and drinks and snacks will be available. See pilgrimhouseptown.com for information.
See Turtles (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
Mass Audubon educators at the Truro Public Library lead an educational program about sea turtles on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. Free. See trurolibrary.org for information.
Way Out (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) presents “Escape from Rogue Planet,” an escape room for participants ages 10 to 18, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. Registration is required. See snowlibrary.org for information.
A Mother’s Journey (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
Wellfleet Public Library screens the 2022 film Till, directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Danielle Deadwyler, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Guess What? (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
Eastham Public Library hosts a trivia night on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Free. Sign up at easthamlibrary.libcal.com.
Double Crowns (Tuesday, Feb. 21)
Liza Lott and friends host “Two Queens and a Movie” at Waters Edge Cinema (237 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, with cocktails at 7 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 1993 dark comedy Addams Family Values. Co-presented by the Crown & Anchor. See provincetownfilm.org for ticket information.
Tragic Heroine (Wednesday, Feb. 22)
Provincetown Public Library (356 Commercial St.) screens the 2012 film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightly, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. Free. See provincetownlibrary.org for information.
Your Name in Lights (Thursday, Feb. 23)
Mick Thyer helps screenwriters explore personal story development in a “Bring Your Story to the Screen” workshop at Truro Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register at trurolibrary.org.