Cape Cod is bursting with warmer weather activities, and the Cultural Center in South Yarmouth is where it’s all happening.
If you enjoy wine, for example, The Grapevine Wine Club meets Wednesday, May 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. for sniffing, sipping and sharing, whether you are a beginning oenologist or a seasoned enthusiast. The cost is $15, but you must bring your own wine glass and a nibble to serve 8 to l0 people. The Grapevine is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from January to May and September to December. Call Sue Pavao at 508-398-6142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Liz Live!”, a cabaret of music and humor featuring Liz Saunders will be held at the center on May 26 at 2 p.m. The cost is $18.
On May 31, an art reception group show of paintings and drawings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and the art will be in the Great Hall of the center through June 16.
A Run/Walk for the arts, to benefit the cultural center, will be held on June 15, with a 5K run through the Bass River area, as well as a non-combetitive 5K walk and a kids’ fun run for children under 10. Entry fee is $15 mail-in and $18 on race day, but if you bring $50 or more in pledges your entry fee will be waived.
A monthly Poets’ Corner open mic reading and music session takes place on May 30 at 7 p.m. Poets’ Corner takes place on the last Thursday of each month from January to October. The May 30 one will feature KUOSO, a performance-poerty and music group comprised of Neiel Israel and Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor, two internationally renowned spoken-word and musical artists. Combining poetry, storytelling, African drumming and soul-jazz keyboard, KUOSO performances are a contemporary exploration of oral traditional forms from a variety of cultures.
Deadline for submissions to the annual songwriting competition of Songfest 2013 is May 17. The finalist concert and winners’ announcement will be Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the Dennios Union Church in Dennis, Mass. Entry forms can be found online at www.eventidearts.org or call 508-3498-8588.
Romero, a singer who blends flamenco-gypsy Middle Eastern, Mediterranean Folk Classical Jazz and Latin rhythms, will take place at the Cape Cod Community Media Center on May 31 at 8 p.m.
The 9th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival will be held on August 17 ad 19 at the Provincetown Town Hall and at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25 per concert and you can e-mail email@example.com for tickets. Plymouth & Brockton bus company is providing free bur rides from the Exit 6 and Exit 10 commuter parking lots. Reserve a seat at the bartwesman e-mail address.
While you’re on the Cape, the Sandwich Glass Museum is presenting Life Forms by glass artist Bryan Randa through October 31. The exhibit features a variety of creatures both aquatic and from the garden, including octopus, sea turtles, hummingbirds, praying mantis and dragonflies. The glass museum is at 129 Main Street in Sandwich, www.sandwichglassmuseum.org.
You can sign your child aged 8-12 (ish) for summer arts day camps, a series of week-long arts workshops throughout the summer. Arts and crafts will be held July 8-12, jewelry making July 15-19 and July 29-august 2, and photography July 22-26. Tuition each week is $125.
“Painting New England in Pastel!” is a juried exhibition and show of paintings from the Red Sox to lobster bakes to maple sugar gathering, and will be held from September 22 through January 19, 2014, at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass. To enter a submission, you must be a member of any of the five pastel societies in New England states or an artist who resides in New England. Go to www.pastelpainterssocietyofcapecod.com