It’s a Wild Word (Thursday, Jan. 13)
“Wilder Words,” the Fine Arts Work Center’s virtual reading series by 24PearlStreet faculty, will take place Thursday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m. The theme: “Beginnings.” Readers include Curtis Bauer, Ann Hood, Patricia Spears Jones, and Adrian Matejka. Registration is free at fawc.org.
Give a Hoot (Thursday, Jan. 13)
Mass Audubon presents “The Wonder of Winter: Snowy Owls” on Thursday, Jan. 13, 7 to 8 p.m. In this online talk, Doug Lowry will discuss the life cycles of snowy owls that spend winters along New England coasts and provide guidelines for safely observing them. Registration is $20 at massaudubon.org.
Happy as a Clam (Saturday, Jan. 15)
Join the Truro Public Library, 7 Standish Way, for “Building Bridges Not Walls,” an interactive workshop with Cape Mediation, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Or stop by next door at the Truro Community Center for “Local Food Experts: Shellfish for Everyone!” a.k.a. “Clam Jam.” Alice Gong and Melissa Yow will discuss how to responsibly collect, store, shuck, and cook local shellfish. A seafood stew will be prepared; masks required when not sampling it. Registration for both events is free at trurolibrary.org.
Bird Brain (Sunday, Jan. 16)
Mark Faherty will talk about “Local Birds of Cape Cod” via Nauset Fellowship on Sunday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. Cape winters provide the opportunity to see “vast flocks of robins, waterfowl galore, several species of hawks and owls, and the occasional appearance of unusual vagrants,” according to the description. Faherty will present the findings of the Christmas bird count and answer questions. Register for the free Zoom talk at nfuu.org.
Jazz on a Sunday (Sunday, Jan. 16)
In a tribute to Boston-born trumpet player Ruby Braff, the Joe Mongelli Jazz Trio will play some of his best-known songs at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis, on Sunday, Jan. 16, 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets, both in-person and virtual, are $18 at ccmoa.org. Masks and proof of vaccination required.
Instant Classic (Sunday, Jan. 16)
Open Mic Classical is a virtual open mic for classical musicians and singers of all levels. It takes place on the third Sunday of every month. This month, that is Jan.16, 3 to 5 p.m. Email [email protected] to sign up for free.
Cleanup Crew (Monday, Jan. 17)
Join AmeriCorps Cape Cod, in partnership with CARE for the Cape & Islands and the Center for Coastal Studies, for a beach cleanup in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17. There are time slots between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at beaches from Provincetown to Sandwich. Sign up at americorpscapecod.org.
Make Peace (Monday, Jan. 17)
The ArtPeaceMakers will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the annual walking meditation on Monday, Jan. 17. Participants should gather in the Wellfleet Town Hall parking lot, 300 Commercial St., at 12:45 p.m. Masks and social distancing required. Visit artpeacemakers.org for more info.
Let It Snow (Wednesday, Jan. 19)
The Cape Cod Children’s Place is holding a new parent support group, “Baby’s First Year,” at Snow Library, 67 Main St. in Orleans, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 10 to 11 a.m. Call 508-240-3310 to register for free. Snow Cinema presents a free screening of Respect, last year’s biopic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2 to 4 p.m. Free, masks required. Visit snowlibrary.org for more info.
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Free Movie Nights at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St., continue the theme “Those Cheeky Brits” with Misbehaviour on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. The film is about a group of women looking to upend the 1970 Miss World competition in London. Masks required. More info at provincetownlibrary.org.
Get Lost (Wednesday, Jan. 19)
The Provincetown Film Art Series at Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St., continues with a screening of Diary of a Lost Girl, G.W. Pabst’s 1929 silent classic starring Louise Brooks, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Series curator Howard Karren will give an introduction and moderate a post-screening discussion. Tickets are $14 at provincetownfilm.org.
Open Up (Wednesday, Jan. 19)
The next “Feed Your Love Open Mic” will take place at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Poets, writers, musicians, and singers are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 to sign up. The event is free; masks and proof of vaccination required. More info at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.