This week on MV – Aug. 11 and interview with @BostonTweet

This week on MV – Aug. 11 and interview with @BostonTweet

From wine and food festival, salsa dancing to a writer’s workshop, once again it’s an extremely busy weekend on Martha’s Vineyard.

This week, Tom O’Keefe, the man behind the well-known Twitter account, @BostonTweet, took a short break from tweeting about Boston and instead, spent a day on the Vineyard. Usually Mr. O’Keefe tweets about restaurants, bars and events in Boston, but on Tuesday and Wednesday, he hopped on the ferry for a short getaway.

In the interview, he talked about some sights and places daytrippers and weekend beachgoers shouldn’t miss.

Events this weekend:

Built on Stilts

Built on Stilts, an island-grown dance and performance festival, begins Thursday. The festival runs through Sunday and will continue next weekend. Each day, different artists will perform. All shows begin at 8 pm at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. Visit their website for the festival schedule.

Divas Uncorked

This weekend-long wine and food festival begins Thursday evening and runs through Sunday. Tasting events take place at different venues each day, and the weekend will wrap up with a lobster bake at sunset on Menemsha Beach. For the complete schedule, visit their website.

Young Writers’ Workshop

West Tisbury Library’s workshop for young writers ends Friday. From 10 am to noon, kids can come learn about effective reading and writing.

Quansoo Farm Walk

Free guided tour of Quansoo Farm in Chilmark will meet at 9 am on Friday.

Super Salsa Sunday

The event starts with brunch at 10:30 am on Sunday at Lola’s. MetaMovements Dance Company will offer salsa dancing lessons for all ages starting at 11:30.

Union Chapel Founder’s Day

On Sunday, the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs will celebrate its Founder’s Day. Reverent Dean K. Denniston Jr. will be the guest preacher. Mr. Denniston is the grandson of Rev. Oscar E. Denniston who founded Bradley Memorial Church, the Island’s first African American church, in 1907. The organ prelude begins at 9:40 am, and the service will start at 10.