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 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.

Key Idea Donations

Ongoing

The Key Idea™ invites Cape Codders and visitors to create a piece of key inspired art and writing that will become part of a large-scale community art exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts in Oct 2015. This multigenerational project explores what is important at different stages of life though the metaphor of a key.  People of all ages can participate by selecting a key, then creating a piece of art with a written explaination of what the key might open, start or do, alternatively what the key might secure or close.  Keys are objects that recall vivid memories and inspire powerful concepts.

Spruce Up the Center Day!

April 25, 9am-12pm

Hello Volunteers and Friends!

Two or three times a year we gather to Spruce up the Center.  It's a great way to contribute, socialize and get some needed spring cleaning done. The next Spruce Up the Center Day is Saturday, April 25th.

2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala

May 2, 3:00-7:00pm

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

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events 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! 

Wine and Music Wednesday May 2015

May 20, 6:00pm
Featuring Matt Borrello

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 and Music Wednesday June 2015

June 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 and Music Wednesday July 2015

July 15, 6:00pm
Featuring The Familiars

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.

Nancy Witter: Hot Flash Laughs

July 21

Live from New York!  Comedienne Nancy Witter presents “Hot Flash Laughs” - one night only.  It’s stand up for Ladies Night!

Entertainment Tonight! 2015

August 7

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!

Brazen Belles Burlesque

August 12-15 

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 and Music Wednesday August 2015

August 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 and Music Wednesday September 2015

September 16, 6:00pm
featuring Jordan Renzi

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 and Music Wednesday October 2015

October 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.

15th Annual Art And Souls Costume Ball

October 30, 6:00pm

The 15th Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball will take place the night before Halloween, Friday, October 30.  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 and Music Wednesday November 2015

November 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.

Wine and Music Holiday Singalong 2015

December 16, 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.

December's Wine & Music features a Holiday singalong featuring our own David Kuehn on piano!  Please join us for what has become a lovely annual tradition.