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Jam Like a Local

August 25, 2016 by Trish Robinson

Jam Like a Local

Although we’re entering the final stretch of the summer, the music is nowhere near over! Our little piece of Cape Cod absolutely loves live music – and you can actually catch amazing music all year round. We’re going to queue you in to where you can catch killer tunes this time of year. Whether you’re into jazz, beach rock, or acoustic piano… we’ve got the spot for you!

Grumpy’s Pub:

Grumpy’s is the go-to spot in Falmouth for late night tunes and brews. Once you’re inside you won’t be able to tell if you’re still on beachy Cape Cod or if you’ve been transported Jam like a localto a killer dive bar in Boston. The best thing about it (besides the inexpensive Narragansett cans) is the proximity from the dance floor to the stage. You feel like you’re grooving right along with the bands! Check out their Facebook Page for an updated schedule, or just pop in any Friday or Saturday night to peep what they’ve got going on! There is occasionally a cover charge, but it’s always worth it. Grumpy’s books all types of rock, jam, blues, funk and eclectic bands. Another great perk – you can walk back to the Inn in only 2 minutes!  Insider Tip: This may sound a bit weird to non-Cape-Codders… but there’s a food cart out front of Grumps that sells lobster rolls… and they’re delicious. Don’t believe us? Try them!

La Cucina:

Sunday nights at La Cucina are smooth, smooth, smooth! This is the place to be for a delicious Italian meal, an unbeatable glass of vino and of course, some of the best easy listening music around. You can choose to dine inside or outside (depending on how close up you’d like to be to the tunage). This is one of our favorite places to wrap up a weekend. Every Sunday beginning at 7pm, La Cucina comes alive with music! Insider Tip: The house made limoncello is absolutely out of this world and nothing goes better with smooth jazz than smooth limoncello!

Liam’s:

With a name like Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, we bet you can guess what kind of music you’re in for! One thing that’s probably different from most of the Irish pubs you’re used to, though – jam like a local at liam at this Liam’s pub, it’s Liam himself that plays the music many nights! This is a man with some serious stories, and some serious soul. It’s such a treat to head to Liam’s for a night full of Guinness, pot pie, and Irish tunes. But wait! There’s more! Liam’s also hosts karaoke on Tuesdays and Trivia on Wednesdays in addition to live music Thursday-Sunday. For an updated listing of what’s going on when, check out their website.

Bear in Boots:

This is a must-experience in Falmouth. The music is great, the food is great, but it’s the musical ambiance at Bear in Boots that really takes the scratch-made cake. Let’s back up. Everything at Bear in Boots is scratch-made. Everything. Even the ketchup for pete’s sake! So, it’s no surprise that the musical experience is exactly what you’d expect from a restaurant that takes the time and care to make each and everything they serve – from the bread and butter to the cocktail mixers. The folks at Bear in Boots knew that in order to have the kitchen space required to prep everything in house, they would need to take a little from the dining area. BUT, they were not about to sacrifice music, so they installed a loft! A musician climbs up a little ladder to a loft space equipped with a piano and just enough room for a guitarist. The coolest part? They take requests. But no, you don’t yell your request up at the loft through the dining room… that would be a bit uncivilized. When you’ve got a hankering for a specific jam, you simply write it on a slip of paper, attach it to the pulley system and the musician will hoist it up and play your tune! I mean, if you’ll be here on an anniversary weekend and you have a special song with your special someone, is there a cooler way to hear it played!? Insider Tip: 46a832882cfe93a8ace58b576b021e85That homemade ketchup we mentioned before… you can buy it by the bottle! Perfect gift for that someone who has everything.

Raw Bar/Boat House:

These two spots are right next to each other on the water in Falmouth. There are so many advantages to two great music destinations being in such close proximity! If one spot is a bit too crowded for you, just bar hop on over to the other! If you’re in the mood for a specialty cocktail at one, but dinner at the other – not a problem! These locations offer exactly what you would expect from a music-on-the-water spot… beachy, local, good-time music. At both places you have the option of listening to the music from inside the restaurant or outside; both equipped with water views. Both spots are awesome for live music, a few appetizers and some cold drinks. Insider Tip: the parking spots next to the Raw Bar fill up June 1st and stay full until September. BUT, there’s a secret lot! It’s right next to Windfall Market, and there’s an eensy weensy sign that says ‘Raw Bar Parking’ that (luckily) lots of people miss 😉

Of the six places mentioned here, you can walk to four of them from the inn. So we invite you to come on down, bring your favorite concert tee-shirt and listed to some great live music the Cape Cod way. To be honest, this blog could go on for miles and these are just a few of the wonderful places close by. If you’re in the mood for a trek, whether it be a quick one to Woods Hole (head to the Landing) or a longer one out to Wellfleet (can’t miss the Beachcomber) we’ve got endless recommendations and are happy to help!

Jazzfest Falmouth

September 29, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Jazzfest Falmouth happens Friday, October 2nd and we could not be more excited to th4host The John Salerno Trio on our very own front porch! The evening for your ears begins at 5:15 at Museums on the Green. Come down town early and have a listen to the Bart Weisman Group as they play their ‘Keeping Jazz Alive on Cape Cod’ set. After this Jazzfest Falmouth kick-off concert, we suggest stopping for a bite to eat at one of Main Street’s many restaurants. If you choose to dine outside, you’ll be able to hear Jazzfest happening all around you; more than fifteen local businesses will be playing host to amazing musicians. Wherever your night takes you, just make sure you’re at The Captain’s Manor Inn by 7pm for a world renowned music sensation.

Fgallery1-13-lgJohn Salerno, originally from the Boston area, has traveled the globe perfecting his craft. From Italy and England to Turkey and Greece, John Salerno has studied all types of music and has taken bits and pieces from his travels and incorporated them into his one-of-a-kind sound. The front porch of the Captain’s Manor Inn will come alive with the IMG_9126-427x640sounds of swing, big bang, and maybe even some show tunes! Bring your suggestions, and your auditory appetite for smooth Jazz. Enjoy seasonal refreshments under the stars!

The John Salerno Trio will play until 8:15, but that’s hardly when Jazzfest Falmouth ends. Enjoy live music until 11pm in Falmouth Friday night. We couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to welcome the fall than with great music for the whole community to enjoy. Hope to see you Friday night!

The Woods Hole Film Festival

July 16, 2015 by Trish Robinson

firestation_pic1The Woods Hole Film Festival is the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands and is celebrating its 24th year this summer. Independent and emerging filmmakers will come together and premier over 100 films and 8 short programs. Programs include workshops, master classes, panel discussions and parties complete with live music. Spotlighting the history and beauty of this region is a goal of the Woods Hole Film Festival and those films that feature or have a connection to the Cape or the surrounding New England geography will be especially highlighted. Another way the festival honors the beauty of the area is through their venue choices. From the Old Woods Hole Fire Station, to iconic restaurants and landmarks, you’ll watch these films and attend accompanying events in some of the most loved buildings in town. This year, in addition to the Woods Hole locations, Falmouth Academy as well as Falmouth Cinema Pub will also be featuring films.

Opening night will feature Maya Forbes‘ (Cambridge, MA native) directorial debut “Infinitely Polar Bear” which features Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. Other highlights are expected to be Richard Ray Perez‘ film “Cesar’s Last Fast,” a documentary chronicling Cesar Chavez’ struggle to secure humane and fair treatment for America’s farmers; and Sally Taylor‘s, (daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon) presentation of her documentary. Preparation for Taylor’s documentary “Consenses” began when she asked 150 artists over the span of two years to interpret each other’s work and share their reactions. The documentary reveals those reactions and evolves into a greater conversation about human reaction and the understanding of art as it pertains to the individual.

There will be multiple events each day, and tickets are available online through Woods Hole Film Fesitval’s website. This is a highly anticipated and extremely well attended event each year and 2015 promises to deliver!

 

 

 

College Light Opera | Highfield Theatre

June 6, 2013 by insideout

The 45th season of the College Light Opera in Cape Cod has been announced and promises yet again to be a great variety of performances.  The group can be expected again this year to  feature splendid talent from around the country who descend upon beautiful Falmouth to enjoy sharing their performance talents for the summer.

The season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan’s operatta Iolanthe.  This is a funny satire on British Law and government.  Performances are start Tuesday June 25th through Saturday June 29th.  Each day the performance is at 8 pm and Thursday the 27th there is also a matinee at 2pm.

Other College Light Opera performances are:

42 nd Street               July 2- July6 at 8 pm  matinee July 4th 2pm

No, No, Nanette       July 9-July 13 at 8 pm matinee July 11th 2 pm

My One and Only    July 16-July 20 at 8 pm matinee July 18th 2 pm

Die Fledermaus      July 23-July 27 at 8 pm matinee July 25th 2 pm

Babes in Arms         July 30-August 3 at 8 pm matinee August 1st 2 pm

Fiddler on the Roof    August 6-August 10 at 8 pm matinee August 8th 2 pm

The Most Happy Fella  August 13-August 17 at 8 pm matinee August 15th 2 pm

She Loves Me                   August 20-August 24 at 8 pm matinee August 22nd 2 pm

We invite you to enjoy any of these shows during your stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn.  The College Light Opera performs at Highfield Theatre ,  just a mile away from the Inn.

For more information you may reach the theater at 508-548-0668 or their website http://www.collegelightoperacompany.com/

 

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