All are welcome to meet Kathy Guthrie and Tim Barner, members of Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and creators of "War is NOT the answer" signs. Hosted by The Martha's Vineyard Peace Council, the event will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theatre tonight, August 21, at 7:30 pm. FCNL is an influential, nonpartisan, Washington-based lobby group founded in 1943 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Admission is free. For more information, contact Chris Fried at 508-693-7741.
Stiefel and Stars
Ethan Stiefel and Stars of American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and The Royal Ballet will return to the Performing Arts Center at the high school in Oak Bluffs, with their fifth anniversary celebration. Join them at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 27, for a night of classical and contemporary ballet, featuring the work of Marius Petipa, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Bob Fosse, Twyla Tharp, and Christopher Wheeldon. Ticket prices are $35, $65, $95, and $125. 508-413-2104.
Sharing her story
On Sunday and Monday, August 24 and 25, at 7 pm, Jenny Allen Feiffer will perform her monologue, "I Got Sick Then I got Better," at the Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven. Directed by James Lapine, the witty and bittersweet solo performance combines humor and anguish to tell the story of being diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer. $25 for reserved seating. Partial proceeds benefit the Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group. For reservations or details, call 508-696-6300, or visit vineyardplayhouse.org.
On Friday, August 15, WMVY radio celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party at Outerland. Headlining the performance was original Entrain member John Cruz. Originally from Hawaii, Mr. Cruz came to the Island in 1986, and soon after became part of Entrain. Owned by Aritaur Communications, WMVY was established in 1983. It has since become a well-respected adult alternative station, with a global audience thanks to Internet radio.