Noteworthy events

Noteworthy events

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Kelly McAndrew and Todd Gearhart — Photo courtesy of The Vineyard Playhouse

Young voices of Africa

This Saturday, July 2, the Watoto Choir from Uganda will give a concert at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. Traveling internationally since 1994, the choir last performed here, to an almost-full Tabernacle crowd, approximately three years ago.

“Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of their parents either through war or disease,” says a press release. “Their choir experience gives them exposure to other cultures, broadening their worldview.”

The show starts at 7:30 pm, and though admission is free, there will be a free-will offering.

Center for Living welcomes summer

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is hosting its second annual Summer Welcome dinner and dancing fundraiser this Friday, June 24, from 5:30 to 10 pm.

“Last year’s party was a sell-out and everyone had a ball. Therefore, a rousing success calls for a repeat,” says a press release.

The party starts with appetizers and drinks at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, and music from 7:30 on, by DJ Steve McCullough. Silent auction winners will be announced by 8 pm, and Eco-MV is once again donating the eating utensils and napkins. The party is at the Portuguese-American Club, in Oak Bluffs. Tickets are $15. For more information and tickets, call 508-939-9440.

New show at The Playhouse

“Coming2Terms,” the second show of the season at The Vineyard Playhouse, starts Thursday, June 23 in previews, and opens officially on June 25. The contemporary new play by Bill C. Davis runs through July 9, and stars Broadway actors Kelly McAndrew and Todd Gearhart as two lifelong friends.

Director Davis is the author of “Mass Appeal,” which he later adapted into a screenplay that was made into a movie starring Jack Lemmon and Charles Durning. The film was chosen one of the ten best films of that year by The National Board of Review.

Tickets are $35; $30 for 65+ and under 25. Preview shows are $25. For more information, visit vineyardplayhouse.org, or call 508-696-6300.

Kodacrome at Nectar’s

The new indie electronic duo Kodacrome, whose members recently relocated to the Island from San Francisco and Brooklyn, are putting on a show at Nectar’s this Friday, June 24. Singer/keyboardist Elissa Pociask and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Casey will be joining Vineyard–turned–Brooklynites Max Decker of Papertwin and Tim Laursen of Robot Drummer. Ladies are free before 10:30 pm. The show is 21+, and sponsored by What’s Up Martha and Bulldog Productions. For more information, visit nectarsmv.com.