Highlights include visits by astronuts and an Indy 500 driver, two concerts, biking in Falmouth and the latest CapeCodCAN! musical revue.

FRIDAY, MAY 18, THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 20

CapeCodCAN! travels the world

Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN!) will present its sixth annual revue with the musical journey “A Traveler’s Tale; of Roads, Rails, Wings and Sails,” written by Jim Hurley. The organization provides inclusive programs in performing and visual arts for teens and adults of all abilities. The show features the talents of 70 CapeCodCAN members, in partnership with eight Cape-wide agencies and programs, including LIFE (Living Independently Forever), Community Connections Inc., and Palaemon House, a residential program for young adults with learning disabilities.

When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28

Tickets: $25

Reservations and information: artsonthecape.org or 508-428-0669

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Astronauts to visit new Coast Guard exhibit

The only two Coast Guard officers who were also NASA astronauts will be the guests of honor at the opening of a new exhibit called “The Coast Guard in Space” for the Coast Guard Heritage Museum. Captain Dan Burbank and Commander Bruce Melnick will be on hand for a presentation, followed by an exhibit tour and a meet-and-greet with the astronauts.

When and where: Presentation, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St.; tour and meet-and-greet, noon to 2 p.m., Coast Guard Heritage Museum, 3353 Main St., Barnstable

Admission: Free

Information: www.coastguardheritagemuseum.org

Artist to discuss his Palestinian-based work

Rajie Cook, an internationally known Palestinian/American graphic designer, artist, author and part-time Cape Cod resident, will present a talk on “The Art of Conflict.” He will discuss his recently released memoir, “A Vision for My Father,” which describes growing up as the son of Palestinian immigrants and developing his art to show experiences of the Palestinian people. The talk is sponsored by the Tree of Life Educational Fund and the local chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road

Admission: Free

Information: 508-240-5950 or easthamlibrary.org

St. James to talk racing at Heritage

Award-winning race car driver and broadcast personality Lyn St. James will meet with visitors and sign copies of her book, “An Incredible Journey,” and give two talks on her career as part of Heritage Museums & Gardens' focus this season on the Indy 500 cars and racing. St. James competed in the IndyCar series, was the second of nine women to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and the first woman to win that race’s Rookie of the Year award.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with public interviews from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich

Tickets: Free with museum admission: $18, $8 for youth, free for members and age 2 and younger

Reservations and information: heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.

Women invited to bike to Woods Hole

Falmouth's Bikeways Committee will host a new event to mark Bay State Bike Week – a women’s ride along the Shining Sea Bike Path that is part of CycloFemme, a global celebration of women created to bring women together. The focus is to recharge participants’ commitment to bicycle riding and safety; exploration of Falmouth’s paths; and to meet and talk to other female bicycling enthusiasts. There will be a break for snacks in Woods Hole.

When and where: RSVP by Friday; meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Dock Road parking lot along the Shining Sea Bikeway; can join at any point along the bikeway

Cost: Free

To RSVP (required by Friday): falmouthbikewayscomm@gmail.com

SATURDAY, MAY 18, AND SUNDAY, MAY 19

Animals at center of family concerts

The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, in collaboration with the Cape Conservatory, will present “Musical Menagerie,” an interactive concert for adults and children. Selections will include “Carnival of the Animals,” a humorous musical suite of 14 movements by Camille Saint-Saëns, and “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic fairy tale by Sergei Prokofiev, which will feature Dan Tritle of NPR radio station WCAI, as narrator. Child care for up to preschool-age will be provided with advance reservations.

When and where: 4 p.m. Saturday at Sandwich Town Hall, 130 Main St.; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive

Tickets: $10

Reservations: capeconservatory.org or 508-362-2772

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Musicians jam for benefit

Local performers will gather to help Lower Cape Outreach Council with a “Jammin’ at the Rep” concert. Musicians will be Tianna Esperanza, Broadway Central, Tom Leidenfrost, Cape Cod African Dance and Drum, Someone’s Little Brother, and Larry Marsland and Mark Borgmann. The outreach council helps Lower Cape residents in need of food, clothing and financial support.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Route 6A, Brewster

Tickets: $20

Reservations: Hope Chest Thrift Shop, 58 Main St., Orleans (inside Post Office Square); lcoutreach.org; and at door

Compiled by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll