Vineyard Haven resident Mark Alan Lovewell will present "Fish Stories: Tales and Songs of Vineyard fishermen," at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Tuesday, August 12, at 7:30 pm. Against a backdrop of concern about the future of the Island's fishing community, Mr. Lovewell's stories and songs focus on the good and what lies ahead for the commercial and recreational fishermen. The event is for all ages. Admission is $15; $10 for children and seniors; 12 and under are free. A Fishermen Friend Patron reception precedes the concert from 6-7 pm. The event, sponsored by the Vineyard Gazette and WMVY Radio, benefits the Martha's Vineyard Museum, Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Natural Resource Department Bay Scallop Enhancement Project, and Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group.
The write style
The Living Prose weekly writing workshop series held at Che's Lounge in Vineyard Haven helps writers working in all genres utilize personal experiences and creativity to strengthen their prose and produce powerful work. The instructor, Alexander Weinstein, has worked as a creative writing teacher and freelance editor for the past ten years and presently teaches creative writing at Indiana University. The next class, scheduled for Monday, August 11, from 10 am-12 noon, is entitled "Say it like it is: A Dialogue Workshop." The workshops runs through August and cost $35 per class. For more information, call 954-242-2903, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New show at Playhouse
Opening this Wednesday, August 13, is the Vineyard Playhouse's third show on the main stage, Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve." Devised and directed by Joann Green Breuer, the play chronicles how we all began. Shows run Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 pm, and Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm. There is a 3 pm matinee on the final Thursday of each run. Prices vary, and for more information, visit vineyardplayhouse.org or call 508-696-6300.
Photo by Susan Safford
A ghost mask, an animal-tooth necklace, a statue of a woman with glass eyes - these were among the tribal art exhibited at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on Friday, August 1. The Martha's Vineyard Festival and Golden Door, the Edgartown importer of art and artifacts, presented "Tribal Art on the Vineyard," to benefit the Martha's Vineyard chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). John Chirgwin, owner of Golden Door, displayed pieces that he has been collecting for 50 years from far-away places such as West Africa, Oceania, New Guinea, Java, and Indonesia.
Kevin Keady and Zoë Lewis at Featherstone
Throughout the summer, Musical Mondays, the ongoing concert series on the outdoor stage at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, has featured talented and eclectic performers from the Island and abroad. On August 11, at 6:30 pm, Chappaquiddick singer/songwriter Kevin Keady will be accompanied by the highly acclaimed and versatile musician Zoë Lewis. Known as "T]he band in a body," Ms. Lewis plays jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk, and funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons. Admission is $7 for adults. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. For more information, call 508-693-1850.
The Friends of the Chilmark Library invite you to a performance by singer and folklorist Dillon Bustin, who will perform "Dillon's Yarns: Songs and Ballads about Vineyard Characters." Well-known for his recent "Thirty Dirty Sailors and the Girl Who Went a-Whaling," Mr. Bustin promises a good time for those ages six and up. The event, which is free, is on Wednesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the library.