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Fall Art Film Series at the Chatham Orpheum

the Orpheum theater to view one of their Art series documentaries throughout the fall months. In October, explore Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her famed art of the 1960s. In November, learn about the influence Japanese art had on Vincent Van Gogh. In December, experience the journey of legendary Paul Gauguin from France to Tahiti, where his great works that are now preserved across American museums, such as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information and playing times, visit chathamorpheum.org

Nov. 7 & 23

Fall Art Film Series: van Gogh & Japan

The film follows Vincent van Gogh’s fascination with imported Japanese “Ukiyo-e” prints—colorful woodblock prints on handmade paper that were popular in Europe in the late 19th century—and documents how van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artwork gave his work a new and exciting direction. 10 a.m. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, chathamorpheum.org

 

Nov. 1, 8, 15, & 22

Mixology Class with Adam Couto

Learn to create your favorite cocktails with a different theme every week ranging from specific spirits to cocktail history and techniques. Chatham Bars Inn’s Master Mixologist Adam Couto leads the class and guests will receive recipe cards to take home. Hosted in the South Lounge from 6-7 p.m. The classes are complimentary with cash bar available. Must be 21+ to participate. Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Road, 297 Shore Road, 508-945-6871, chathambarsinn.com

 

Nov. 9-Dec. 22

Chatham Chorale Concerts

Listen to the talented, musical stylings of Chatham’s Chorus at the First United Methodist Church throughout the Holiday season.
For more information, visit chathammethodist.org. 569 Main St.

Nov. 10

The Urban Whale Lecture by Marilyn Marx

Join the Atwood Museum and Marilyn Marx, a Right Whale specialist, to learn about the North Atlantic Right Whale. This is an installment of the Atwood Monthly Lecture Series. For more information, visit chathamhistoricalsociety.org. Atwood Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493

 

Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade

The ceremony will take place at the Chatham Community Center. Participants include members of the Chatham VFW and American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Chatham VFW, the Chatham Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and boys and girls from the local Scout organizations. 11 a.m. chathaminfo.com

 

Nov. 14

Chatham Bars Inn Cooking School: Crash Course on Thanksgiving

Join Chatham Bars Inn for a hands-on, crash course on the basics and learn helpful tips to prepare your Thanksgiving feast. Whether you’re a seasoned holiday pro or someone ready to take on their first feast, you will be given the knowledge (and recipes) you need for a wonderful gathering with family and friends. 6-8 p.m. $65 per person. Must be reserved in advance by contacting Concierge at 508-945-6871 or at concierge@chathambarsinn.com. Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Road, 508-945-6871, chathambarsinn.com

Nov. 28

15th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot

Fun run or walk over 3.1 miles of winding and rolling paved roads and beautiful scenery. Founded by the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House and The Chatham Walkers, the trot benefits Lower Cape Outreach Council. Free T-shirts (first-come first-serve), raffle and homemade pie sale. Registration 7-8 a.m. behind the Chatham Orpheum Theater at the corner of Main Street and Stage Harbor Road. Adults (13+): $15 + a bag of nonperishable groceries. Children (5-12): $5 + two grocery items. Under 5: free + 1 grocery item. For more information, call 508-432-7194 or visit chathamturkeytrot.com

 

Dec. 1

Annual Santa Claus arrival at Chatham Fish Pier on Coast Guard Vessel

After greeting children at the pier, Santa will hop into a fire engine and travel to the Community Center, where he will take up residence at 2 p.m. to hear Christmas wishes. Children who meet Santa will receive a small gift. This annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lower Cape Cod. chathammerchants.com

 

Dec. 5 & 14

Fall Art Film Series: Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost

The 90-minute documentary traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti, in search of deep immersions into nature, for feelings, visions and colors. Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St., 508-945-0874, chathamorpheum.org

Dec. 6

Benefit Christmas Concert featuring the NoteAbles

Get together for some holiday cheer to listen to the talented voices of the NoteAbles. Tickets are $15. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 625 Main St., stchristopherschatham.org

 

Dec. 6, 13 & 20

Mixology Class with Adam Couto

Learn to create your favorite cocktails with a different theme every week ranging from specific spirits to cocktail history and techniques. Chatham Bars Inn’s Master Mixologist Adam Couto leads the class and guests will receive recipe cards to take home. Hosted in the South Lounge from 6-7 p.m. The classes are complimentary with cash bar available. Must be 21+ to participate. Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Road, 508-945-6871, chathambarsinn.com

 

Dec. 7, 13 & 14, and 20 & 21

Gingerbread Workshop at Chatham Bars Inn

Celebrate the sweetness of the season. The award-winning pastry team at Chatham Bars Inn bakes and assembles gingerbread houses and you will have the fun part – decorating them with an array of edible sweets and chocolates, making the experience fun, easy and delicious. So, let your imagination flow and decorate a gingerbread house with your family or friends! 4 -6 p.m. $70/house, 2 seats/reservation. Monomoy Room. Must be reserved in advance by contacting Concierge at 508-945-6871 or at concierge@chathambarsinn.com. Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Road, 508-945-6871, chathambarsinn.com

Dec. 13 & 14

Christmas by the Sea Holiday Stroll Weekend

Chatham shops welcome hundreds of shoppers with homemade cookies, a tree-lighting ceremony, carolers, a brass trio, horse and carriage rides, breakfasts with Santa and Santa’s workshop! For the annual tree lighting parade and ceremony, meet at Carmine’s Pizza at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 13 and sing carols while walking down to Kate Gould Park for the annual tree lighting. chathamchristmasbythesea.com

 

Dec. 14

Chatham Historic Inn Tour

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as you visit Chatham’s intimate inns all decked out for the holiday season. More information and participating inns to be announced later in the year. chathaminfo.com

 

Dec. 14

Grub with the Grinch

Join the Atwood with your family for breakfast with the Grinch! Enjoy Christmas and Grinch-themed breakfast while Mr. Grinch shares stories of his Christmas adventures—he may even sing a Christmas song with his guests! 9-11 a.m. Visit chathamhistoricalsociety.org for tickets. Atwood Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, chathamhistoricalsociety.org

Dec. 14

Hearth Warming

Santa will be visiting the Atwood for their annual hearth-warming event. Experience the historic Atwood as it was 200 years ago! Enjoy cocoa, cider and cookies, and have your photo taken with the Jolly Old Elf! 1-4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children; members are free. Atwood Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road, 508-945-2493, chathamhistoricalsociety.org

 

Dec. 14

Breakfast with Santa

A Chatham Christmas stroll tradition! Enjoy a hearty breakfast with Saint Nick and be sure to tell him what’s on your Christmas wish list! 9 a.m. This event sells out quickly and tickets are required. Sponsored by the Chatham Wayside Inn and Chatham Merchants Association. For tickets and information, visit chathamchristmasbythesea.com. Chatham Wayside Inn, 512 Main St., waysideinn.com

 

Dec. 31

First Night Chatham

Now in its 29th year, the family-friendly, alcohol-free, town-wide celebration of the arts with more than 70 performances and events. Don’t miss the circus show, ice sculptures and fireworks! A full day of fun and entertainment, starting with a town photo at noon at the Chatham Lighthouse, culminating with fireworks at Oyster Pond as the Countdown Cod takes revelers to the stroke of midnight. firstnightchatham.com

Jan. — March 2020

Friday Night Art Series at Chatham Bars

Every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., local artists and art enthusiasts gather in the Garden Suite for the weekly art series. Meet local artists and gallery owners, and learn about their inspiration and various works of art. This is a complimentary event and all art will be available for purchase. Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Road, 508-945-6871, chathambarsinn.com

 

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