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Plan your Friday: Fun things to do tomorrow on Cape Cod!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by tommyj

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By CAPE COD TIMES

August 21, 2014

Concerts

· Organ concerts by Marcia Hempel, 1 p.m. Friday, First Congregational Church of Harwich, 697 Main St. Classical music by Bach and Buxtude to contemporary composers. $5. 508-432-1053.
· Happy Hour with Howe and Carr, 4 p.m. Friday, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. Musical tribute to most popular songs of last 50 years, presented by Celeste Howe and Roger Carr. $5. 508-428-0669.
· JO & CO, 6 p.m. Friday, Aselton Park, Ocean and South streets, Hyannis.
· Collington, 7 p.m. Friday, Destiny Coffeehouse, 67 School St., West Dennis. Sober coffeehouse with a Christian slant. 508-280-7679.
· Irish Musical Festival, 7 p.m. Friday, Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W. Main St., Hyannis. Featuring lineup of musicians including The Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock, as well as violin virtuoso Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul. $69-$89.508-775-5630.
· Voices of Zion in Sacred Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Cape Cod Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2736 Falmouth Road, Osterville. Featuring classics to Southern Gospel. Free-will offering. 774-392-3530.
· Chamber Music Festival, featuring Elizabeth Mann, Pedro Diaz, Jon Manasse, Joseph Anderer, Cynde Iverson and Jon Nakamatsu, 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Congregational Church, 200 Main St., Wellfleet. Works by Beethoven, Blumer and Mozart. $35, $15 college students with ID, free 18 and under. 508-945-0800.
· Hyannis Sound, 8 p.m. Friday, The Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main St. All male a capella. $12, $5 children.
· Pop, jazz and blues artist Suede will return to The Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St., Provincetown at 7:15 p.m. with her band, featuring Fred Boyle on piano, Rich Hill on bass and Steve Langone on drums. A press release describes Suede as sounding like “Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler.” Suede lives on Cape Cod, but tours nationally and internationally; she has appeared on ABC’s “20/20,” NPR, MTV and in the film “A Simple Matter of Justice.” In addition to performing, Suede has raised significant funds for causes that include affordable housing, breast cancer awareness and research, AIDS funding, Alzheimer’s care and research, and animal rights. Tickets: $25 general admission, $50 VIP. Reservations and information:www.onlyatthecrown.com or 508-487-1430.

Dances

· Plus Dance, square dancing, 8 p.m. Friday, Cape Cod Twirlers, Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Road. $7. Soft-soled shoes. 508-759-2666 or508-866-3055.

Nightclubs

DJ’s/pub games
· DJ Larry, 9 p.m. Friday, Sandwich Taverna, 290 Route 130. 508-888-2200.

Jazz
· Fred Fried and Bruce Abbott, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mooncussers Tavern, 86 Sisson Road, Harwich Port.
· Ken Field Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, 776 Main St., Dennis. 508-385-2444.
· Bart Weisman Jazz Group, 8 p.m. Friday, Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill, Cape Codder Resort and Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. 508-568-2932.

Karaoke/open mic
· Karaoke with Jim Santiago, Friday, Anchor Ale House, 100 Davis Straits, Route 28, Falmouth. 508-299-8200.
· Becca the Rockin’ Buccaneer Karaoke, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Brewster VFW, Freeman’s Way. 508-869-9040.
· Karaoke Dance Party, 9 p.m. Friday, Cape Cod Claddagh Inn, 77 Main St., West Harwich. 508-432-6333.
· Karaoke with Brad Santoro, 9 p.m. Friday, Weary Travelers Club, 77 Valley Bars Road, Monument Beach. 508-759-2707.

Piano
· Ken Badger, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oyster’s Too Restaurant, 876 East Falmouth Highway.
· Paul McWilliams, 7 p.m. Friday, Roadhouse Cafe, 488 South St., Hyannis.
· Gail Porciello, 7 p.m. Friday, The Paddock Lounge, 20 Scudder Ave., Hyannis. 508-775-7677.

Pop/rock
· Flydown, Friday, Courtyard Restaurant and Pub, 1337 County Road, Cataumet. 508-563-1818.
· The Rip-It-Ups, 3-5 p.m. Friday, The Wellfleet Pearl Restaurant, 250 Commercial St.
· The McMurphy’s, 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, The Red Jacket Beach Resort, 1 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth. 508-398-6941.
· Doc Raylove, 5 p.m. Friday, The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, 3176 Main St. 508-362-2355.
· Greg Buckley, 5-8 p.m. Friday, The Sand Dollar Bar & Grill, 244 Lower County Road, Dennis Port. 508-398-4823.
· Bob Peck & Asa Nadeau Acoustic “Summer Break,” 6 p.m. Friday, Land HO, 38 Main St., Orleans.
· Hazy, Hot & Humid, 6 p.m. Friday, The Deck at the Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis.
· Mark Booth, 7 p.m. Friday, Eclectic Cafe, 606 Main St., Hyannis. 508-771-7187.
· The Most, 7 p.m. Friday, Jake Rooney’s, 119 Brooks Road, Harwich Port. 508-430-1100.
· Tony and Malyrie, 7 p.m. Friday, Amari Bar & Ristorante, 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich 508-375-0011.
· Brother Phil, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, 776 Main St., Dennis. 508-385-2444.
· Jeff Lowe and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Black Cat Tavern, 165 Ocean St., Hyannis. 508-778-1233.
· Brian “Fishmonger” Kelly, 8 p.m. Friday, Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa Tavern, 149 Main St., Sandwich Village. 508-888-3622.
· Lisa Leduc & Paul Good, 8 p.m. Friday, Tomatoes Italian Grille & Bar, 280 Route 130, Sandwich. 508-888-6008.
· Mike Hennessy & Erica, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Ocean House Restaurant, 425 Old Wharf Road, Dennis Port. 508-394-0700.
· 93 North Acoustic, 9 p.m. Friday, British Beer Company, 412 Main St., Hyannis.
· Dalton & The Sheriff’s Friday Residency, 9 p.m. Friday, The Improper Bostonian, 626 Main St., Dennis Port.
· Devious, 9 p.m. Friday, The House of Bud’s, 959 Bearse’s Way, Hyannis.
· Aaron Norcross & The Old Dogs, 9 p.m. Friday, Sandwich Taverna, 290 Route 130.
· Dave Foley Band, 9 p.m. Friday, British Beer Company, 46 Route 6A, Sandwich.
· Midlife Crisis, 9 p.m. Friday, British Beer Company, 263 Grand Ave., Falmouth.
· The Mojo Kings, 9 p.m. Friday, Chapins Restaurant, 85 Taunton Ave., Dennis.

Fundraisers

· “Off the Wall,” Friday through Sunday, Cape Cod Art Association, 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. Original 6×6, 8×8 and 12×12 works of art created specifically for this event by well-known and emerging artists. All pieces priced between $65-$85. This year’s theme: Hip to be Square. Reception 4-7 p.m. Friday.
· Mermaid Ball, 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, Waverly Oaks Golf Club, 444 Long Pond Road, Plymouth. Fine dining, live and silent auctions, live entertainment and dancing. All proceeds benefit the marine animal rehabilitation, science, and education programs at the National Marine Life Center. Costumes or creative black tie suggested. $125. Information and reservations:www.mermaidball.com or 508-743-9888.

Trips and tours

· Nauset Marsh Family Cruise, 10 a.m. Friday, Town Cove, Orleans. Search for crabs, sea stars and other critters. Sponsor: Mass Audubon, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. $47, $37 children. Preregister: 508-349-2615.

Hikes/walks

· Searching for Birds, 7:30-9:30 a.m.Friday, Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Doane Road, Eastham. Bring binoculars, if available. 508-255-3421. FREE!
· Dune Views over East Harbor, 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Cape Cod National Seashore, end of High Head Road, Provincetown. Bring sunscreen, water, bug spray and appropriate footwear. 1.5 miles in soft sand. 508-487-1256. FREE!
· Mudflat Mania! 9:45 a.m. Friday, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St., Brewster. $7, $6 seniors, $5 children. 508-896-3867 ext. 133.
· Dunes of The Province Lands, 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, Cape Cod National Seashore, Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Road, Provincetown. Wear shoes appropriate for walking in soft sand; bring water. One mile. 508-487-1256. FREE!
· Orleans Main Street Walk with historian Bonnie Snow, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Orleans Historical Society, Main Street and River Road. Enjoy stories and historical anecdotes about Orleans’ early townspeople. $10.
· Sea Captain’s Cemetery Walk, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Congregational Church of South Dennis, 216 Main St. Presented by Dennis Historical Society. Donations welcome. 508-760-0433.
· Night Walk, 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster. Explore sounds of the night and learn how nocturnal birds and animals survive in the dark. No flashlights. 774-722-4214. FREE!

Art events

· “Queer Fellows: A Side Seldom Seen,” examines work by gay or queer former Work Center Fellows, through Sept. 2, Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown. Reception 6-8 p.m. Friday. 508-487-9960.
· Guild of Harwich Artists show and sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Main St., Harwich Port.
· Eastham Painters Guild show and sale, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Thursday, Schoolhouse Museum, across from Salt Pond Visitor Center, off Route 6, Eastham.
· Guild of Chatham Painters exhibit and sale, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Thursday, First Congregational Church, 560 Main St., Chatham. 508-945-2260.
· “Terry Catalano Interactive Graffiti Exhibit,” noon-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Provincetown Library, 356 Commercial St. Try your hand at graffiti in conjunction with publishing of Terry Catalano’s iBook “Love on the Beat: A Photographic Journey into Collective Grafitti.” During course of exhibit Catalano will photograph the walls as layer upon layer is added, capturing rare images as they come and go. 508-487-7094.
· New member reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Eastwind Gallery, 34 Main St., Orleans. Meet new gallery members. Wine and hors d’ oeuvres.
· Works by Martha Carroll, opening 7-9 p.m. Friday, SilverGlassArt Gallery, 241 Commercial St., second floor, Whalers Wharf, Provincetown.
· Artist Terry Catalano’s interactive graffiti exhibit will begin at noon at Provincetown Library, 356 Commercial St., continuing until the end of the day on Saturday. The public is invited to create graffiti as part of the exhibit, which will be held in conjunction with Catalano’s iBook “Love on the Beat: A Photographic Journey into Collective Grafitti.” Two temporary white walls will be on the front lawn of the library and basic graffiti supplies will be provided. Catalano will photograph the walls as layer upon layer is added, aiming to capture images as they come and go, according to a press release. In May 2012 in Paris, Catalano began to photograph images of graffiti, which led to him noticing images contained within a larger work, and his discovery of “collective graffiti” or “layered graffiti.” Information: 508-487-7094.

Meals

· Lobster roll luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Matakese Chapter OES, Howard Masonic Lodge, 20 Davis Road, South Yarmouth. $11 lobster roll, $7 chicken roll, $3 PB&J. 508-398-9030.
· Lobster roll luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, The Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main St. Same menu served 6-7:30 p.m. $8-$13. 508-775-0298.
· Lobster roll luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Christ Church Episcopal, 671 Route 28, Harwich Port. Pie slices sold separately. Takeout available. $14. 508-432-1787.
· Friday Night Grill, 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Christopher’s Church front lawn, 625 Main St. Takeout available.
· Lobster roll supper, 5-7 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, 569 Main St., Chatham. Call ahead to reserve. 508-945-0474.
· Fish fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road, Eastham. For takeout, call 508-240-5826.
· Fish Fry, 6 p.m. Friday, Wareham Lodge of Elks, 2855 Cranberry Highway, East Wareham. 508-295-6000.
· Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Weary Travelers Club, 77 Valley Bars Road, Monument Beach. $9-$14. Reservations requested. 508-759-2707.

Talks

· MBL Friday Evening Lecture, 8 p.m. Friday, Marine Biological Laboratory, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole. Lederberg Lecture: “From Yeast Cells to Patient Neurons: A Powerful Discovery Platform for Combating Neurodegenerative Diseases,” by Susan Lindquist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 508-289-7423. FREE!

Sales

· Dick and Ellie’s Flea Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Thursday, 15 Theophilus Smith Road, South Dennis. $1.
· Osterville Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Osterville Historical Museum, 15 West Bay Road.

Kid stuff

· Born to Read story hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St. Story time and play group open to children from birth to kindergarten. 508-487-7094.
· Small Fry Special, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Doane Road, Eastham. Stories about critters that live here in Cape Cod National Seashore. FREE!
· Marine Animal Medical Mystery, 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Monday and Wednesday, National Marine Life Center, 120 Main St., Buzzards Bay. $5. Reservations required, 508-743-9888.

Etc.

· Yoga on the Beach, 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham. $11. Registration required, www.recreation.gov or 877-444-6777.
· Family Fun Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich. Activites, lawn games and musical performance by Ben Rudnick and Friends at 11 a.m. $18, $8 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and under. 508-888-3300.
· Harborside Teas, 3 p.m. Friday, The Community of Jesus, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans. Two-course plated tea at the Bethany Guest House overlooking Rock Harbor. $20. 508-240-2400.

Theater

· “Into the Woods,” 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23, Highfield Theatre, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Presented by College Light Opera Company. $35. 508-548-0668.
· “Always … Patsy Cline,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 30 and 4 p.m. Aug. 31, then 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 5-21, Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., West Harwith. $25, $15 under age 21. 508-432-2002.
· “Les Miserables,” 8 p.m. August 22-23, Academy Playhouse, 120 Main St., Orleans. $26. www.apacape.org. 508-255-1963.
· “The Neverending Story,” 4 p.m. Aug. 22-24, Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., West Harwich. $22, $15 under 21.508-432-2002.
· “The Fabulous Lipitones,” 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6. $40, $30 and $20; $12 under age 18 or student. www.what.org. 508-349-9428.
· “The Light in the Piazza,” 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23, Cape Rep Indoor Theatre, 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. $30-$35. 508-896-1888.
· “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23, Monomoy Theatre, 776 Main St., Chatham. $28, $25 matinee. 508-945-1589.
· “A Musical Cooking Lesson with the Calamari Sisters,” 9 p.m. Aug. 22, The Sage Inn, 336 Commercial St., Provincetown. $30. 508-487-6424.
· The Provincetown Theater will host an evening of comedy featuring Bruce Vilanch in “Rubble” at 7 p.m. at the theater, 238 Bradford St. The evening will begin with a lecture from four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Mark Reiss, who will discuss “The Simpsons” and “Queer Duck.” A cocktail reception will be held at 8 p.m. with Reiss and “The Sopranos” star Jerry Adler. A staged reading of “Rubble” will begin at 9 p.m. followed by a talkback with Vilanch at 10:30 p.m. According to a press release, “Rubble” is about Alvin, an aging comedy writer with one last shot at a network meeting, but he is trapped under rubble by a Los Angeles earthquake. Proceeds for this event will be donated to match a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Fund to help improve the theater. Tickets: $75-$100. Information and reservations:www.provincetowntheater.org or 508-487-7487.

Children’s theater
· “The Kinda True Story of Mona Coyote,” 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. Presented by Theater Under the Stairs. $10. 508-428-0669.
· “Bubblegum Pop for Sweet Kids,” by Judy Pancoast, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22, Cape Playhouse, 820 Main St. (Route 6A), Dennis. 877-385-3911.
· Trevor the Juggler, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 22 and 29, Brewster Meeting House, 1969 Main St. Begins with singalong with Carol Chichetto. $8, free under age 2. 508-896-5577.
· Pitter Patter Puppets, 10 a.m. Aug. 22, Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre, 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. Suitable for ages 2-6. $8. 508-896-1888.
· Disney’s “Little Mermaid,” 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 30, Academy Playhouse, 120 Main St., Orleans. $10. 508-255-1963.

Capsule reviews
· “And So It Goes” (romantic comedy, PG-13, 93 minutes, reviewed by Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service). Two old pros (Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas) show the kids how chemistry works in Rob Reiner’s love-the-last-time-around romp that’ll give its target audience the warm fuzzies. They’re squabbling neighbors brought together in a crisis. The jokes, sight gags and comic situations never aim higher than “cute,” and often fall short. * *
· “Boyhood” (drama, R, 160 minutes), reviewed by Roeper. Director Richard Linklater filmed the core cast of this family drama over the course of 12 years, and the result is a living time capsule so pitch-perfect, the experience of watching it is almost unsettling. It’s an unforgettable, elegant epic that captures the arc of a young life perhaps better than any previous American movie. * * * *
· “The Expendables 3” (action, PG-13, 126 minutes), reviewed by Roeper. Here we have some of the most beloved action stars of the last half-century – from Han Solo to the Terminator to Rambo – and they’re mired in a live-action cartoon with witless dialogue, a nothing plot and endless action sequences. “The Expendables 3” is proof a movie can be exceedingly loud and excruciatingly dull. *
· “Guardians of the Galaxy” (sci-fi, PG-13, 121 minutes, reviewed by Moore). Laugh-out-loud funny and production-designed to death, this popcorn picture about a grieving 1970s little boy abducted by aliens for a live-on-the-edge life in space, pops off the screen. There’s a willing cast playing stupid-cool characters (led by Chris Pratt) plus video-game friendly action beats and a touch of heart. Everything from the gadgets to the glorious makeup and digitally created characters to a dazzling space pod chase and space battles is just as cool as you’d hope a summer sci-fi action comedy to be. But stupid? Oh, yeah. * * *
· “Get On Up” (musical biography, PG-13, 137 minutes, reviewed by Moore). This is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy. Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson in “42”). This wonder of the summer. both reverential and self-aware, delivers important American cultural history with heart and humor. * * * ½
· “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (comedy, 122 minutes, PG, reviewed by Moore). The culinary culture-clash comedy dawdles, like a meal that drags on and on because the waiter is too busy texting to bother bringing you the check. Based on the Richard Morais novel, it’s a low-flame, bland romance and low-heat feud about a family of Indian restaurateurs who set up their spicy, gaudy, and noisy eatery across the road from a posh, Michelin-endorsed haute cuisine establishment in rural France. * *
· “If I Stay” (drama, PG-13, 107 minutes), reviewed by Roeper. After a car accident, high school senior Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) lives both in a coma and as a spiritual alter ego looking on. The movie plays like a high school version of “Ghost,” only less involving, less romantic and a little creepier. * ½
· “Into the Storm” (disaster action, PG-13, 89 minutes, reviewed by Roeper). This tornado disaster movie has some pretty nifty effects, but there’s about as much character development as you’d find in the first draft of a “Transformers” screenplay. A bunch of one-dimensional characters battle the most powerful storm in the history of, well, history, as if they’re in a slightly more sophisticated version of “Sharknado 2.” * *
· “Let’s Be Cops” (comedy, R, 104 minutes, reviewed by Moore). The laughs are loud, lewd and low in this spoof of cop “buddy pictures.” Jake Johnson of TV’s “New Girl” is paired up with Damon Wayans Jr. in this farce about two Ohio losers losing their way through Los Angeles, a tough place to be a single guy with zero status. Police costumes change that, but the script only has a few laughs. * ½
· “Lucy” (action, R, 89 minutes, reviewed by Moore). In a not-great, but consistent performance, Scarlett Johansson plays a college student who gets her tangled up with a Korean/Taiwanese mob about to unleash an irresistible new drug on Europe. The drug ends up in her body, and Lucy is able to use far more of her brain than normal. This insanely ambitious popcorn popper is so brisk, it’ll give you whiplash: French action auteur Luc Besson mounts a dazzling fast-motion car chase through Paris and scintillating slo-mo faceoffs with bad guys. * * ½
· “Magic in the Moonlight” (romantic comedy, PG-13, 98 minutes, reviewed by Roeper). The Woody Allen doppelganger in his latest romantic comedy is a thoroughly unlikable stiff who actually manages to become more insufferable with each passing scene. Played by Colin Firth, he’s an illusionist who succumbs to the charms of a prognosticator (Emma Stone) and progresses from “jerk” to “insanely irritating jerk.” * *
· “A Most Wanted Man” (spy thriller, R, 121 minutes, reviewed by Roeper). In his last starring role, Philip Seymour Hoffman is nothing short of brilliant as a world-weary German intelligence operator on the trail of a man who escaped from a Russian prison. Based on a John le Carre novel, this is one of the best spy thrillers in recent years. * * * *
· “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (animated, PG, 84 minutes, reviewed by Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle). This occasionally rousing but mostly just adequate sequel has a kid-first vibe in its story of spunky hero Dusty Crophopper moving from racing plane to aerial firefighting. A fitting tribute to real-life forest service workers, the film is at its best in the visually pleasing firefighting scenes, which have a storybook feel, while maintaining a disaster movie-style momentum. The dialogue is hit or miss, with too much sincerity and little attempt at nuance. * *
· “Step Up All In” (musical, PG-13, 111 minutes, reviewed by Moore). Five films and eight years into the unlikeliest of film franchises, a series that has changed characters, changed locations and changed studios, with none of the movies anywhere near being a blockbuster, you really do wonder why every so often, “Step Up” returns. This one takes us back to Los Angeles, with little story, poor writing and uneven acting, but some sparkling moments of choreography, clever gimmicks as themes for the dance-offs and lovely costumes. * ½
· “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (action comedy, PG-13, 100 minutes, reviewed by Moore). The digitally animated super-sized turtles earn a Michael Bay-produced 3-D reboot that spares no expense in special effects, spares no decibel in the soundtrack volume to all their new mayhem and has Megan Fox as their human friend. The turtles’ wisecracks are up to date, their love of pizza unabated, their brawls with trigger-happy foes from the Foot Clan a blur of body blows and bullets. The film is entirely too violent, but teenaged turtles armed with ninja swords, knives and nunchucks have been violent since their origins in 1980s comic books. * *

Also showing
· Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, 78 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven: www.mvfilmsociety.com.: “Boyhood,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Satuday, Monday and Tuesday; “Obvious Child,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Freebies

· Bike Hike, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Buzzards Bay Recreation Area, 80 Main St. Guided tour 7 miles one way. Roundtrip back to start is 14 miles. 508-833-9678.
· Mashpee Commons’ August Block Party, noon-6 p.m. Friday, Mashpee Commons. Live music, food vendors, children’s activities, including bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, bubbles, more. Live music line-up includes The Ticks, Andrew Duhon, and The Parkington Sisters; takes place on stage near Ghelfi’s Candies & Ice Cream. Also sidewalk sale.
· Family Fun Friday! noon-2 p.m. Friday, Cape Cod Mall, 769 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. Bounce house and theme: Go Green.

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