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.

HONOR GIRL reading and book signing

January 27

Inspired by a woman’s drastic change to move from New York as an actress to a small village in Cape Cod to reinvent herself, the question is: Would you go back if you could?

Please join Alexandra Speck in an author reading and book signing of her first novel, HONOR GIRL, at Cotuit Center for the Arts on the Main Stage: Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 3-5 PM. Alex will read briefly from the book and be available for questions and answers and a book signing.

Summary of Honor Girl:
At 30, Emma’s life in New York City was in a downward spiral. Between a devastating heartbreak and a mediocre acting career, she knew she could find something better. Searching for a life filled with meaning, or just a barbecue and a patch of grass, Emma moved to a small village in Cape Cod to start over. Now ready to date and embark on a new career, Emma is going to get what she wants out of life. And in the process, she may find who she really needs. Or maybe the answer was there all along…


January 30

An idyllic trail run becomes a waking nightmare for a single mother when she stumbles upon a brutal murder and must run for her life from the two killers bent on silencing their only witness. This half-hour suspense short was shot in Harwich using all local cast and crew. Join us for a viewing on January 30, we will be having a talkback with the cast and crew after the screening.

Winter Vacation Magic with Rich Archer

February 20-21 

Magic, Mystery, and Fun for the whole Family!

Warm up with some Vacation Magic with Rich Archer and Company. Thrill to the Floating Kid Illusion, Houdini Escape Trunk, and some brand new magic! Adults sit back in amazement as the Kid's help with spectacular magic onstage. Returning in an encore performance is Ab the Magic Bunny! Join in the fun! 

Wine & Music Wednesday, Feb. 2018

February 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. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art.

Sober Social Coffee House and Open Mic

February 23

Great refreshments, socializing, entertainment, and more. Bring your friends and have some fun! Part of the Cultural Center’s Sober Social Program. Lots of socializing, but no alcohol! Generously funded by the Cape Cod Foundation, Cape Air, the Cape Cod Five Foundation, and the Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee.