By CAPE COD TIMES
August 23, 2014
· Concert of Sacred Music, 4 p.m. Saturday, Kate Gould Park Bandstand, Main Street, Chatham. Six local churches including Anglican Church of the Resurrection, Osterville and Brewster Baptist, Spirit of Christ Anglican, Holy Trinity RC, and Community of Jesus have combined instrumentalists and singers for a program of sacred music. FREE!
· Pops in the Park, 5 p.m. Saturday, Eldredge Field, Orleans. Celebrating 25th year featuring Cape Symphony Orchestra under direction of Jung-Ho Pak. $25 advance, $30 day of. VIP tickets available. Reservations suggested.www.artsfoundation.org or 508-362-0066.
· Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series, featuring Frank Consiglio, 7 p.m. Saturday, Bismore Park, 180 Ocean St., Hyannis. FREE!
· An Evening with Classic Albums Live: The Dark Side of the Moon, 8 p.m. Saturday, Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W. Main St., Hyannis. Featuring covers of Pink Floyd. $35.50. 508-775-5630.
· Magic Dick and Snun Ng, 8 p.m. Saturday, Alex’s Place, YMCA, 111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. $25. 508-696-7171, ext. 128.
· Ibiza Night with DJ Rui, 9 p.m. Saturday, Ying’s, 59 Center St., Hyannis.
· Fred Fried and Bruce Abbott, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Stewart’s Seafood Restaurant and Tavern, Route 6, Eastham. 508-240-7900.
· Mark Bornfield and D’Jamin Bartlett, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, New Seabury Country Club dining room, 20 Red Brook Road, Mashpee. 508-539-8322.
· Ken Field Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, 776 Main St., Dennis. 508-385-2444.
· Fred Fried, noon Sunday, Dunbar Tea Room, 1 Water St., Sandwich. 508-833-2485.
· Bill Landolfi, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oyster Too Restaurant, 876 East Falmouth Highway. 508-548-9191.
· Charlie Jamieson, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa, 149 Main St., Sandwich. 508-888-3622.
· Karen Kelly, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mooncussers Tavern, 86 Sisson Road, Harwich Port. 508-430-1230.
· Misao Koyama, 7 p.m. Saturday, Roadhouse Cafe, 488 South St., Hyannis. 508-775-2386.
· Gail Porciello, 7 p.m. Saturday, The Paddock Lounge, 20 Scudder Ave., Hyannis. 508-775-7677.
· Gary Lamb, 4 p.m. Saturday, The Outer Beach Bar, Wequassett Resort, 2173 Route 28, Harwich. 508-246-7609.
· Hazy, Hot & Humid, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Deck at Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road. Hyannis. 508-534-5511.
· Katie Downer, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Andale Cafe, 554 Route 28, Harwich Port.
· The Doc Raylove Ensemble, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Embargo, 453 Main St., Hyannis.
· Harry Steele, 7 p.m. Saturday, Amari Bar & Ristorante, 674 Route 6A, East Sandwich.
· Jack Leyden, 7 p.m. Saturday, Mattacheese Wharf, 273 Milway, Barnstable.
· Mark Booth, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Eclectic Cafe, 606 Main St., Hyannis. 508-771-7187.
· Live entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Black Cat Tavern lounge, 165 Ocean St., Hyannis. 508-778-1233.
· Jeff Lowe & Friends, 8 p.m. Saturday, Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill, Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. 508-568-2932.
· John Morgan, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jake Rooney’s, 119 Brooks Road, Harwich Port. 508-430-1100.
· Lisa Leduc & Jimmy Craven, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tomatoes Italian Grile & Bar, 280 Route 130, Sandwich. 508-888-6008.
· 57 Heavy, 9 p.m. Saturday, British Beer Company, 412 Main St., Hyannis.
· Flydown, 9 p.m. Saturday, Sandwich Taverna, 290 Route 130.
· North Country, 9 p.m. Saturday, The House of Bud’s, 959 Bearse’s Way, Hyannis.
· Colby James Duo, 9 p.m. Saturday, British Beer Company, 263 Grand Ave., Falmouth.
· Daniel Sturgis, 9 p.m. Saturday, British Beer Company, 46 Route 6A, Sandwich.
· The Mojo Kings, 9 p.m. Saturday, Chapins Restaurant, 85 Taunton Ave., Dennis.
· Big Fake & The Money Makers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Duck Inn Pub, 447 Main St., Hyannis. 508-827-7343.
· The Moonlighters, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oysters Too Restaurant, 876 East Falmouth Highway, East Falmouth.
· Waquoit Day – Third Annual Village Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Waquoit Congregational Church, 15 Parsons Lane, East Falmouth. Arts and crafts, food, music, games, raffles, free lemonade, popcorn, ice cream and historical presentation from 1-3 p.m. 508-548-5269.
· Texas Hold ’em tournament for Breast Cancer Awareness, 5 p.m. Saturday, Elks Lodge, 140 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. $50 ($45 buy-in and $5 bounty). 508-540-2650.
Trips and tours
· Pamet Tours, driving and walking tours of Truro and Wellfleet, Saturday and Sunday. Reservations: 774-212-1377.
· Bay Adventure to Penikese Island, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Planned activities include oyster farming demonstration, tour of Penikese Island School, and coastal exploration activities with Coalition education staff. RSVP email@example.com or 508-999-6363, ext. 219.
· Captain Penniman House tour, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Fort Hill, off Route 6, Eastham. “A Whaling Family’s Story.” Reservations required: 508-255-3421, ext. 0. FREE!
· 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!
· Roads Less Traveled, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cape Cod National Seashore. Locations and distances vary. Information:www.recreation.gov. Wear shoes appropriate for walking in soft sand; bring water. $6. Preregister: www.recreation.gov.
· Woodlands Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Mashpee River Woodlands (West). From Mashpee Rotary, take Route Great Neck Road South. Turn left onto River Road. Park at the end of the paved road. Town of Mashpee Interpretive Nature Tour. FREE!
· Professor James Gould will give a free 90-minute, 2-mile walking tour of the historic Hyannis Waterfront District at 10 a.m.starting from Town Hall at 367 Main St. Some questions he’ll answer at the Barnstable Land Trust event: Where is the mysterious Egg Island now? What battles were fought in Hyannis Harbor? Who was Hyannis named after? To register for the walk: 508-771-2585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
· “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.
· Works by Peter Coes & Blair Thornley, Saturday through Sept. 4, Harmon Gallery, 95 Commercial St., Provincetown. Reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday.
· Yarmouth Art Guild outdoor show and sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth.
· Reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. Jean Hynes, paintings; show by alumni of Emmanuel College; Claudia Borden, paintings; Wayne Miller, paintings. All on view through Aug. 31. 508-394-7100.
· Pancake breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Route 28, Harwich Port. $7 and $5. 508-432-1668.
· Pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dennis Union Church, Route 6A and Old Bass River Road. $6, $4 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under.
· Orleans Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and 3-6 Wednesday, Old Colony Road, Orleans.
· Barnstable Village Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Superior Courthouse Lawn, Route 6A, Barnstable Village. 401-787-1757.
· Bass River Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday and Thursday, 311 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
· 44th Falmouth Antiques Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 Palmer Ave. $6, $5 with printout of this listing. $15 for early buyers from 9-10 a.m. 800-641-6908.
· Bag sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday, Community of Christ Church, 185 Sea St., Dennis Port. Fill bag for $5.
· Kill Tide Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Drummer Boy Park, 799 Main St., Brewster. Over 75 juried craftsmen and women.
· Little Flippers Story Time & Crafts, 11 a.m. Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, National Marine Life Center, 120 Main St., Buzzards Bay. Ages 3-8. $5. 508-743-9888.
· Waquoit Day Picnic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Waquoit Bay Reserve, 131 Waquoit Highway. Seining at the bay, coastal crafts and estate and cemetery tour; and at Waquoit Congregational Church: petting zoo, games, live music and food.www.waquoitbayreserve.org. FREE!
· United States coin and currency appraisals, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28. Twenty items per person. 508-432-4220. FREE!
· Cape Cod Classics Car Club Saturday Cruise, 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis. FREE!
· “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.
· Summer Choreography Project 2014, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Cape Cod Dance Center, 1340 County Road, Cataumet. $5. 508-564-6165.
· “Grey Gardens,” 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. $28, $25 seniors, $15 students. 508-428-0669.
· “Bark Park,” by Jim Dalglish, 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23 4 p.m. Aug. 24, Black Box Theater, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road. $15. 508-428-0669.
· “Almost, Maine,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-23 and 25-30, 2 p.m. Aug. 27-28, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Cape Playhouse, 820 Main St. (Route 6A), Dennis. 877-385-3911.
· “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.
· “Planet Snowvio,” benefit staged reading of an experimental musical by Jay Critchley, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St., Provincetown. $25. www.provincetowntheater.org. 508-487-7487.
· “Blithe Spirit,” comedy by Noel Coward, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Aug. 27-Sept. 20, Academy Playhouse, 120 Main St., Orleans. Special performance 8 p.m. Aug. 31. $22. www.apacape.org or 508-255-1963.
· Disney’s “Little Mermaid,” 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 30, Academy Playhouse, 120 Main St., Orleans. $10. 508-255-1963.
· “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. * *
· Historical Highland District, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cape Cod National Seashore, Highland House Museum, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro. Half-mile walk. 508-957-0710.
· Poetry of Pain and Survival, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St. Cancer survivorship celebrated with community literary event: Poetry Contest. Theme: The Poetry of Pain & Survival. Poems written by cancer patients, cancer survivors, caretakers and family members all eligible to enter.
· Games Day, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St. Designer board games with Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games. Adults, teens and ages 8 and up.