Photo courtesy of Lisa Vanderhoop
A doggy dog world
Island dog photographer Lisa Vanderhoop of Aquinnah, creator of the Vineyard Seadog calendar, will be featured in a Valentine-themed art show at the Chilmark Bank starting this Friday, Feb. 4.
On display and for sale are Ms. Vanderhoop's Valentine's Day dog and wildlife cards, discounted Vineyard Seadog 2011 calendars, and art prints.
Girl's day out
This Sunday, Feb. 6, before the Super Bowl, Pyewackets is hosting a Fashion Bowl, a Girl's Day with a designer and jewelry trunk show featuring various designers and artists, a vintage clothes fashion show, makeovers and skin care tips, and refreshments. Designers included are Minor Knight, who makes fun furs and vintage-inspired designs; Gabriella Camilleri, affordable dance-inspired clothes; Chrysal Parrot; and Keren Tonnesen, who makes hand block printed clothing. Stop by Pyewackets, located on 135 Beach Rd., from 12 noon to 4 pm.
"The Great Caruso"
"The Great Caruso" is playing at 1:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven, starting Mario Lanza, who won enormous acclaim in his tragically short career as a film and opera star in the 1950s. This musical bio-drama is based on the life of Enrico Caruso, widely recognized as the greatest tenor of the 20th century. A 50-minute bio-documentary of Mr. Caruso's life will also be shown.
The Capawock Theatre also invites those interested to a discussion of a proposed program of regular opera showings at the Capawock, to help find a way to build support and perhaps form an "Opera Amanti" society.
Taste of Tuscany
This Friday, Feb. 4, The Edgartown Library Foundation hosts An Evening in Tuscany from 5 to 8 pm. The event, an Italian wine and cheese tasting, is to be held at Lattanzi's in Edgartown. To benefit the Edgartown Library's annual fund, tickets are $25, available at the library, Lattanzi's, and at Edgartown National Bank.
Though St. Patrick's Day is more than a month away, Elaine Cawley Weintraub and her M.V. Regional High School Irish Studies students invite you to Be The First...To Celebrate St. Pat's Day tonight, Feb. 3, at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. From 5 to 7 pm, enjoy a baked chicken dinner, Irish musical entertainment, and a visit from a Leprechaun to help the students raise money for their trip to Ireland on February 23. Tickets are $10; $5 for children under 8. For more information, call 508-693-1033 ext. 181.
The Oak Bluffs Rescue Truck is hosting a benefit Ham and Bean Supper for Kenny Ponte, an Oak Bluffs resident in need of a kidney donor. The dinner is this Saturday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 7 pm at the Portuguese-American Club. Tickets are $12; $6 for children. For more information, call 508-221-0390.