Books, music, cats, cocktails, shanties, dance

Book-lovers have multiple choices to see authors this week, including award-winning Kwame Alexander Sunday in Hyannis; and, on May 26, Ben Shattuck and Julia Glass May 26 in Provincetown; B.A. Shapiro in Sandwich; and Liz Michalski and Lindsey Palmer in Brewster.

Other highlights for the week include the Hyannis Art Shanties opening for the season, an art exhibit calling attention to climate change, a movie about cats and their dads, a comedy show on Nantucket, a talk about birds, and a bartender contest to crown a top Cape Codder cocktail on Cape Cod. Concerts include a vocal ensemble and a pop singer. Take a look: 

“Cat Daddies,” a documentary by Mye Hoang about a man living on the streets determined to keep with his beloved cat, and other men who love felines, will be available virtually through the Woods Hole Film Festival.

Film explores men and their favorite felines

The Woods Hole Film Festival will present a virtual screening opportunity over four days (available in the Northeast only) of “Cat Daddies,” a documentary feature by Mye Hoang about a man living on the streets of New York City who is determined to stay together with his beloved cat, Lucky. That becomes even more challenging because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a medical diagnosis. The film intersperses his story with portraits of other “cat dads” and their own challenges, including a group of firefighters, a stuntman, a truck driver, a tech worker, a schoolteacher whose cat becomes a viral sensation, and an actor/Instagram influencer.

When: May 19-22 (purchase can be viewed throughout the Thursday to Sunday period)

Where: virtual

Tickets: $14 per person, $20 per household

Reservations and information: https://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/

The HyArts Artist Shantiesat at Bismore Park on Hyannis Harbor will be open for the season this weekend.

The Hyannis shanties are open

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties will open for the season with a first weekend of artists and craftspeople showing their wares at 12 seaside studios around Hyannis Harbor. There will be new artists each week through the fall, with the shanties open weekends (and Memorial Day) through June 19, then seven days a week in the summer.

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Where: Walkway-to-the-Sea at the Harbor Overlook, 51 Ocean St. and Bismore Park, 180 Ocean St., Hyannis

Admission: Free

Information:https://artsbarnstable.com/destinations/hyarts-shanties/

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