Friday, October 02, 2009

Fall for the Arts in Wellfleet This Weekend

Since it’s Friday, I am going to do a quick rundown of activities over the weekend, another damp one, but unfortunately not of a run-through-the-raindrops type. The weather report forecasts a tropical downpour tomorrow after 40-degree temperatures tonight. Let's hope the clouds clear by Sunday when we roller-coaster back up to 70 again. Today it’s chilly, but the sun is out. What can I say? Welcome to fall in New England!

The whole Cape is celebrating Fall for the Arts, and many of Wellfleet’s galleries plan to participate. You can see art in the strangest places, as in the photo above, taken on Duck Creek. Or, how about art at the liquor store? Rob and Tom, at Wellfleet Wine Cellar & Spirits, offer wine-tasting from 4-7 Friday, while folks admire etchings and jewelry by local artist Bethia Brehmer. Of course, our many excellent galleries will also open their doors. At W.H.A.T., The Blue Room will close Oct. 3, so do not miss these last two performances, if you have not yet seen the David Hare play.

Folks with children might be interested in bidding on the incredible dollhouse, currently on display at the library, to benefit the Wellfleet Council on Aging.

Since there will be rain on Saturday, how about a massage at Quiet Minds Studio?

Of course, great seafood is available at the Wellfleet restaurants, which are still open, including Mac’s Shack, Pearl, Wicked Oyster, The Bookstore, Winslow’s Tavern, Finely JPs, Catch of the Day, Van Renselaer's, Flying Fish, Wellfleet Pizza, and Moby Dick’s.

Here's the promo for this Cape-wide event: “The Fall for the Arts Festival will feature art exhibitions, musical performances, theater, children's activities and tours in more than 450 venues Cape-wide. Special discounts in galleries, shops and museums will be offered. The Festival showcases the region's exciting cultural scene, offering visitors and residents the opportunity to meet and talk with artists, enjoy live entertainment, discover cultural organizations, visit museums, take a walk through history, sample fine cuisine, and even create their own works of art. Fall for the Arts highlights what is unique about each town, presenting each community's individual flavor.”