Spooky Season (Thursday, Oct. 19)
Morgan Sapphire hosts “Under the Big Top: Circus Spooktacular,” a mix of drag, live singing, burlesque, and dance featuring Mackenzie, Vivian Fontaine, Spookey, Mahogany, Abby Cummings, Dana Danzel, Brittany Rolfs, Hillary Tamar, Luxx Liaison, Tori McClain, and Devy, at the Governor Bradford (312 Commercial St., Provincetown) on Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. See thegovbradford.com for information.
A Chance to Dance (Friday, Oct. 20)
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (335 Main St.) hosts the first Outermost Contra Dance of the season — featuring family-friendly contra dances and mixers with caller Paul Wilde, accompanied by Rose Clancy on fiddle and Max Cohen on guitar — on Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome. $15 ($10 for under 30, $5 with student I.D). See wellfleetpreservationhall.org for information.
Three in One (Friday, Oct. 20)
Provincetown Commons (46 Bradford St.) hosts receptions for “Growth Rings,” an exhibition of artwork by Cole Cook and Arran Paskauskas, and “The Outer Cape in Black and White,” an exhibition of photographs by A. Daniel Hauser (1928-2017), on Friday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. The shows are on view through Oct. 29. See provincetowncommons.org for information.
In Your Face (Friday, Oct. 20)
Bob Potter presents “Face to Face: The Art of the Portrait,” a Zoom lecture produced by the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center (154 Crowell Road, Chatham) on Friday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) at capecodcreativearts.org.
For a Cure (Friday, Oct. 20)
The Red Inn (15 Commercial St., Provincetown) hosts the fifth annual Silva Ataxia Foundation fundraiser on Friday, Oct 20, 6 p.m. RSVP or make a donation at silvaataxiafoundation.org.
Music Bugs (Friday, Oct. 20)
Wellfleet Public Library (55 West Main St.) hosts “A Symphony of Crickets,” a music and spoken-word show featuring Charles Coe, Mark van Bork, Darlene Van Alstyne, Blake Newman, Phil Neighbors, and Ken Field, on Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Free. See wellfleetlibrary.org for information.
Rock Out (Saturday, Oct. 21)
WOMR and WFMR celebrate the inaugural Rockin’ Picnic in the Park at Brooks Park (1 Oak St., Harwich) on Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon, featuring live music by Sensible Shoes, Johnny and the Value Leaders, DJ Matty Dread, and a selection of food trucks. The family-friendly event is free. See womr.org for information.
Musical Encounter (Saturday, Oct. 21)
Husband-and-wife duo Jim Rohrer and Katie Hickey perform traditional and contemporary acoustic music with guest fiddler Alice Malone at First Encounter Coffeehouse (220 Samoset Road, Eastham) on Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 at the door. See nfuu.org for information.
Surf’s Up! (Saturday, Oct. 21)
Alias Gallery (64 Main St., Orleans) hosts an opening reception for the “Surf Rats” group show on Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. The show is on view through Nov. 5. See aliasgallery.com for information.
Foodie Fun (Saturday, Oct. 21)
The 2nd annual Bass River Multi-Cultural Food Festival at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod (307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth) on Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon celebrates the Cape’s cultural and culinary diversity. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door ($10 for kids) at cultural-center.org.
Solo Work (Saturday, Oct. 21)
Jeff Soderbergh Gallery (11B West Main St., Wellfleet) hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of new work by David Gonville on Saturday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. The show is on view through Nov. 5. See jeffsoderbergh.com/artists for information.
Le Bon Temps Roulez (Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22)
Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford perform New Orleans favorites and music from the Great American Songbook in concerts at Barnstable Performing Arts Center (744 West Main St., Hyannis) on Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. Tickets are $16-$72 at capesymphony.org.
Art Is Life (Sunday, Oct. 22)
Cape Cod Museum of Art (60 Hope Lane, Dennis) hosts a gallery talk and opening reception for the exhibition “A Life in Art: The Steven and Kathleen Sidwell Collection,” featuring work by regional and national artists, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 14, 2024. Free with museum admission. See ccmoa.org for information.
Going Wilde (Wednesday, Oct. 25)
Mary Ann Eaton presents a series of four classes about the life and work of Oscar Wilde as part of the Lifetime Learning series at Snow Library (67 Main St., Orleans) beginning Wednesday, Oct. 25. See friendsofsnowlibrary.org for information.
Our Arts & Minds team curates a selection of Outer Cape events each week. Please email event information to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance for consideration.