This Saturday, Che's Lounge is hosting a public Poetry Slam for students and adults. All styles are welcome and there will be prizes. The slam is from 7 to 9 pm, and is $1. For more information, call Dan Sharkovitz at 508-693-1033 ext. 235, or email him at DSharkovitz@mvyps.org.
Check it out
National Library Week is April 13 through April 19, and the Aquinnah library is celebrating with a Spring Book Sale on their porch. The sale is on April 15 and 17 from 3 to 6 pm, and on Saturday, April 19 from 11 to 3 pm. All proceeds benefit the library.
Artist Valerie Sonnenthal is looking to borrow old snapshots from the Island community. She will use them in her art show at Featherstone Center for the Arts, "Snapshots: Collective Memory Exhibit" on Friday, May 2. Photos of all shapes and sizes are welcomed, and she will return them at the end of the weekend-long show. Photos can be dropped off or mailed to Featherstone: P.O. Box 1145, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
Spur of the moment
This Sunday, students from this winter's IMP improvisational theater class will perform at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. Students in grades two through twelve will be joined by members from IMPulse, IMPact, and the IMPers in a show based on audience contribution much like the TV show "Who's Line is it Anyway?" The show is at 4 pm on April 13. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.
Photo by Danielle Zerbonne
Sounds of spring
The Martha's VIneyard Chamber Music Society's Spring Concert on Saturday, April 15, was a fine ensemble of classical pieces from Telemann, Beethoven, Schumann, Poulenc. The four performers were Gerard Reuter on oboe, Matthias Naegle on cello, Scott Woolweaver on viola, and artistic director Delores Stevens on piano.
A musical puppet show, Bella & Arakataka's Little Band tells of a magical country where monkeys sing and celebrate life. Vineyard Haven resident Bella (who only uses her first name) wrote the original story and songs, is joined by children's music teacher Carol Loud. The half-hour show will be presented Saturday, April 12 at 10 am in the Family Center of the regional high school. All ages welcome. Bring your own banana. Free admission. Call 508-693-7900.