Scotch with a twist
Alasdair Fraser, one of Scotland's finest fiddlers and Natalie Hass, a Juilliard-trained cellist, will take center stage at the Katharine Cornell Theater tonight at 8 pm. The performance of traditional music with a contemporary twist is the second of a series presented by KCT Concerts, the non-profit organization devoted to traditional Celtic music. The duo's debut recording, "Fire & Grace," won widespread acclaim, including being named "Album of the Year" by Scots Trad Music Award, the Scottish equivalent of the Grammys. $15 for tickets purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Kids under 12 are free. For information and reservations, call 508-693-6996.
This Friday and Saturday, BravEncore, the non-profit organization that raises funds for the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Theatre Department, presents an original play and, on Sunday, May 18, a fundraising party.
"Between the Lines" was written by Theatre Director Kate Murray and her students, who designed the set, lighting, and sound. The play, first performed at the 2008 Mass. Drama Guild State Competition, will be performed at 7:30 pm at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.
At the Wildly Theatrical Spring Fundraiser hosted by Lola's in Oak Bluffs, doors open at 6:30 pm for a night of entertainment by Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students, surprise guest performers, appetizers, a dessert presentation, and a cash bar. Tickets are $30; $20 for students and seniors. For more information, call Val Estabrook at 914-830-9288.
And so it begins...
The art season had a colorful opening last weekend with Marjorie Berlow's brilliant tapestries at the Chilmark Library, and a flower-filled Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs.
The popular annual Flower Art Show that marks the start of Dragonfly's season was held Saturday, May 10. Amid fellowship, John Alaimo's keyboard music, and refreshments, regional and local artists displayed inventive floral interpretations.
Also last Saturday, Marjorie Berlow held her opening reception at the Chilmark Public Library that bustled with friends and family. The exhibit of tapestries and pastels runs through May 22.
The Sweet Life
The Sweet Life Café was the venue on May 7 for a fundraiser for the Yard's Artists-in-the-Schools program. A different wine accompanied each course of the gourmet set meal that was prepared by chef Scott Ehrlich. Thibaut Fournier, of Domaine Fournier Wines, traveled from the Loire valley in France to discuss the fine wines that were offered.