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

Ongoing: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the third 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.

Happy Hour with Celeste Howe and Malcolm Granger

July 1-September 9

Happy Hour ~ With Celeste Howe, accompanied by Malcolm Granger on piano.

Kicking off July 1st ~ the return of Friday Happy Hour at the Cotuit Center For the Arts!

Come Join Celeste Howe as she sings your favorite songs from Bacharach to Berlin and everything in between. Malcolm Granger will be tinkling the ivories as this Cape Cod vocal treasure delights you with sincere and soulful song. Enjoy your cocktails and enjoy this musical ride that’s sure to delight. Share your knowledge of song during our moments of trivia ~ there will be prizes!

Hot Flash Laughs presents Nancy Witter & Peggy Lee

Weds, July 27 at 7:30pm

Come to Cotuit for a laugh-filled Girls' Night Out!

Live from New York!  Comedienne Nancy Witter presents “Hot Flash Laughs” with special guest Chuck Sweeney as "Miss Peggy Lee" - one night only.  

Read the Huffington Post article about this dynamic duo!

Brazen Belles Burlesque: IN THE WILD

August 10-13 

Summer Sizzle and Va Va Va Voom...The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts!

This August 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.

Wine & Music Wednesday Aug 2016

August 17, 6:00pm

Featuring Gregg Sullivan.

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.

Square Dance

August 21

We’ll have plenty of room to do-si-do at our first authentic square dance.  Professional live calling and great music ensure this will be a rip-roaring evening celebrating one of the most popular American dance forms.  Come early for a group lesson, and then prepare to swing your partner round and round.

Broadway @ Cotuit Cotuit Center for the Arts with AUDRA MCDONALD

August 24

Cotuit Center for the Arts & Mark Cortale present
Broadway @ Cotuit Cotuit Center for the Arts
Six Time Tony Award Winner
With Special Guest WILL SWENSON
and SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host


One night only.  Limited availability. All tickets $250

Have you dreamed of an event like this at Cotuit Center for the Arts? An intimate evening in one of the Cape’s most fabulous performing arts venues. It’s like having the artists in your living room.

Members’ Talent Show

September 9

Have a talent? Share it with the your Cotuit Family!
All Members are invited to perform their talent of choice
at this one-of-a-kind event! Not to be missed!

Cape Cod Dance Expo & Performance

Saturday, October 15

An exciting two-part event that brings Cape Cod dancers and dance professionals together to showcase our favorite art form and the joy of dance!

16th Annual Art & Souls Costume Ball

October 29, 7:30pm  

Come celebrate the 16th year of our horrifyingly fun Halloween dance party -- this year's theme will be "Sweet Sixteen Zombie Prom Night!"  Time to party with the undead!

Enjoy music, dancing, and “bone-chilling” refreshments.

Check out pictures from last year's balll by clicking here.