Jazz, talks, valentines & a movie: 12 top things to do on Cape Cod Jan. 28-Feb. 3

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There are several concert options this week, in person or virtual. They include a jazz weekend at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at Cape Cod Beer, and a fusion of music and art at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Other highlights include the Orleans Farmers Market being open for the winter; locals making valentines for Cape Cod troops; and talks on coyotes, animal rescues, cybersecurity, medicine, Mozart and repairing the Statue of Liberty. Plus the Woods Hole Film Festival has another virtual movie and talk.

Woods Hole Film Festival screens 'Small Town Wisconsin'

The Woods Hole Film Festival continues its 2022 virtual season with the narrative feature drama/comedy "Small Town Wisconsin," by Niels Mueller. Wayne Stobierski is a fun-loving party animal in small-town Rhinelander, Wisconsin. When he learns the devastating news that he is losing shared custody of his 9-year-old son, he plans a special weekend for his son to remember him by –– a trip to the big city of their dreams: Milwaukee. Executive director Judy Laster and Mueller will hold a Q&A on Zoom at 7 p.m. Saturday

When: Live online Q&A at 7 p.m. Saturday; film available to stream Jan. 27-30

Where: Online

Admission: $14 per person, $20 per household

Information: https://woodsholefilmfestival.org

The movie "Small Town Wisconsin" will be available Jan. 27-31 for the virtual Woods Hole Film Festival.
The movie "Small Town Wisconsin" will be available Jan. 27-31 for the virtual Woods Hole Film Festival.

See Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish live

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish will return to Cape Cod Beer for a night of live music and dancing. The indoor concert will be limited to 100 people, with standing room and table seating available. Beer, wine, cider, cocktails and soda will be available for purchase, as well as small bites and snacks from JP's Twisted BBQ.

When: 7-10 p.m. Friday

Where: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis

Admission: $10-$15 general admission, $25 table seating

Information: https://bit.ly/JHBF128

Buy fresh produce and more in new location

The Orleans Farmers Market has found a new home for the winter at the Old Firehouse. The space allows a hybrid model, with some vendors outside for those who feel safer shopping outdoors, and a warm and dry spot indoors for a few more vendors. The market will be open each Saturday through the end of March or into April, depending on the weather.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (and subsequent Saturdays

Where: The Old Firehouse, 44 Main St., Orleans

Make valentines for the troops

Artists and other local residents are invited to create valentines Saturday to send to Cape Cod troops across the world as part of an eight-year tradition by the Cape Cod branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Creators will meet at the Falmouth Art Center to share materials. People should bring their own lunch, wear a mask and be prepared to be separated by 6 feet. Residents who want to participate in the effort from home can make valentines and deliver them by 2:30 p.m.

When: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Falmouth Art Center, 134 Gifford St.

Meet local author, Animal Rescue Front founder

Cape Cod resident Chris McLaughlin founded the "Animal Rescue Front" in 2005, on the heels of Hurricane Katrina and the toll the disaster took on the lives of animals along the Gulf Coast. McLaughlin will be at the Osterville Village Library to talk about the two years she combed through wreckage to rescue animals left behind. This program is limited to 12 people in person and will also be available live on Zoom.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave., Osterville

Information and reservations (required): http://ostervillevillagelibrary.org; 508-428-5757

Learn about coyotes, coywolves

Coyote expert Jon Way will explore the world of the eastern coyote/coywolf in a talk that will focus on the coyotes' home range and territory size, movement and activity patterns, social and denning behavior, and hybridization dynamics. Topics will include how coyote behavior makes them so successful living near people. Way is the author of eight books and founder of Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research, where his goal is to conduct long-term ecological and behavioral research on eastern coyotes.

When: 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Zoom event

Admission: $5

Information: https://harwichconservationtrust.org

Two chances for music at the cultural center

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod will present a weekend of jazz, starting on Saturday, with Eastham jazz vocalist Mozelle Andrulot, performing with musician, songwriter and college music professor Mike Flannigan on piano and saxophone. On Sunday, the 440-Gypsy Jazz group 440 will present a rich harmonic blend of violin, clarinet guitar and bass, which expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. The group will perform danceable swing standards from the era of Fats Waller, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, as well as originals by the band.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth

Admission: $25

Information: https://cultural-center.org; 508-394-7100

The group 440-Gypsy Jazz will perform a concert Sunday at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.
The group 440-Gypsy Jazz will perform a concert Sunday at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.

'MusArt Interconnections' melds music, art in one show

"MusArt Interconnections" are multimedia concerts founded and curated by pianist Ana Glig. "MusArt" stands for synthesis of music and art and promotes creation of new visual art influenced and inspired by live performance of classical music. The Cape Cod Museum of Art will host Glig and her third "MusArt Interconnections" show in collaboration with the Cape-based visual artist Susan Overstreet. The show is offered in person or via livestream.

When: 3-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis

Admission: $18

Information: https://ccmoa.org/music

As a concert pianist and self-taught artist, Ana Glig is a founder of "MusArt Interconnections," multimedia concerts synthesizing live performance of classical music with visual art.
As a concert pianist and self-taught artist, Ana Glig is a founder of "MusArt Interconnections," multimedia concerts synthesizing live performance of classical music with visual art.

Nantucket Book Festival hosts 'At Home With Authors'

A special edition of the Nantucket Book Foundation's "At Home With Authors" will feature a conversation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Michael Schulder, Wavemaker Podcast and NBF Vice President. The wide-ranging conversation will cover the latest science on optimizing health and keeping the brain sharp, the story of the life-saving brain surgery Gupta performed on a wounded U.S. Marine during a sandstorm in the Iraqi desert without access to the proper tools, actionable insights from Gupta's latest book on the pandemic, and more.

When: Available Tuesday; register to receive via email

Where: Online

Information: https://nantucketbookfestival.org

Learn about the life and music of Mozart

The Centerville Public Library will kick off a monthlong music education series with "Mozart: The Man Behind the Music." Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart.com, a music education platform with over 2 million views and more than 20,000 subscribers, will chronicle the life and achievement of some of music history's greatest composers. Each program in the series consists of a spoken lecture on a composer as well as a live piano performance. The virtual series will continue Tuesdays throughout February, with upcoming programs on Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Scott Joplin.

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Virtual event

Information: https://centervillelibrary.org

Join coffee and conversation with sculptor Vanessa Hoheb

Sculptor Vanessa Hoheb will discuss the making of the JFK Memorial and restoring the skin of the Statue of Liberty over freshly brewed Cape Cod Coffee and handmade donuts at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The event fee includes entrance to special exhibit galleries featuring the "RFK: Ripple of Hope" exhibit and the "JFK @100 Legacy" exhibit. Those interested can also attend virtually via Zoom and receive coffee and a small gift by mail. This event will include presentation of a special gift to the museum and the town of Barnstable.

When: 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday

Where: John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, 397 Main St.

Admission: $10

Information: https://jfkhyannismuseum.org

Speaker to discuss cybersecurity threatscape

The information technology security world has changed since COVID-19 arrived and many people began working from home. Jeremy Rasmussen, chief technology officer for Florida-based Abacode, will discuss the ramifications of today’s eroding network security. Rasmussen will discuss being in a “zero trust” environment in which there is no traditionally protected network edge. The talk is part of the Chatham Marconi Speaker Series.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Zoom event

Admission: $10

Information: https://chathammarconi.org; speakers@chathammarconi.org

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This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: Cape Cod things to do Jan. 28-Feb. 3 Concerts, talks, film

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