Special Events

Each year there are several signature special events including the annual Poetry and Chili Festival, Entertainment Tonight!, our monthly Wine and Music Wednesday gatherings, the monthly Salon of Shorts, 2nd Wednesday Theater and the annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball.  

 

Salon of Shorts 2014

Ongoing: 4th Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

Kentucky Derby Gala: Run for the Roses!

May 3, 2014   3:00-7:00pm

Join us for Cotuit’s inaugural Run for the Roses!  Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, celebrity tricycle racing and of course, mint juleps!  The race will be broadcast live on our high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join us a cheer your horse and jockey!

Sunday Student Showcase 2014

Sunday, May 4 at  2:00pm

The Sunday Music Showcase is a series of free monthly performance events featuring students from across the Cape. This series is the result of a fantastic collaboration between the Cape Cod Conservatory, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Wellfleet Preservation Hall, who have joined forces to present local student talent in inspiring, artistic locations.

Wine & Music Wednesday - May

May 21, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Wine & Music Wednesday - June

June 18, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Brazen Belles Burlesque

July 9 - 12

The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts! The Center will travel back in time to the good old days of vaudeville.  We are pleased to present the Brazen Belles, a Cape Cod based burlesque troupe. The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, acting, wit, sass, and of course seduction to the stage. Every show includes a mixture of racy retro costumes, chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, sultry dance moves, and physical comedy skits. A troupe of dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes, we will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more.

Wine & Music Wednesday - July

July 23, 6:00pm
*Note -- July's Wine & Music Weds will be held on the 4th Weds of July

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Wine & Music Wednesday - August

August 20, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Entertainment Tonight! 2014

Saturday, September 13, 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The Center’s annual gala fundraiser featuring live performances from the year’s theatrical productions, a feast of Hors d’Oeuvres, Full-Service Bar, VIP Lounge, Live and Silent Auctions, and Dancing into the wee hours with the incredible rock & roll of the Rip It Ups!

Do It. At Cotuit.

Wine & Music Wednesday - September

September 17, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Wine & Music Wednesday - October

October 15, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Oyster Cabaret

Oyster edu-tainment at its finest!  Come and laugh, learn, and slurp down succulent -bi-valves and thirst quenching bubbly. Enjoy this aqua-culture fusion and meet super hero, Sammy Spat - he's one in a million who just might save the world!!

14th Annual Arts & Souls Masquerade Ball

The 14th Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball will take place on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31.  There will be music, dancing, and “bone-chilling” refreshments. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. This is one of the best Halloween parties in New England.  Check out pictures from some of the previous years’ events by clicking here!

Wine & Music Wednesday - November

November 19, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

Wine & Music Wednesday - December

December 17, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.