Noteworthy events


Barney Frank rescheduled

Rep. Barney Frank, the outspoken 16-term Congressman from Massachusetts, was scheduled to be the July 21 speaker for the Martha’s Vineyard Summer Institute program at the M.V. Hebrew Center, but had to cancel his appearance because of an extension of the Congressional debate on the federal debt ceiling.

The Summer Institute was able to reschedule the talk and on Monday, Aug. 29, Congressman Frank will present a talk entitled, “Protecting National Security by Cutting our Military Spending.” A press release from the Summer Institute says, “Congressman Frank’s original program title is only more relevant now, given the tumult of the past two months in Washington.”

There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door, and the talk starts at 7:30 pm. For more information, visit

Eric Metaxas at Federated ChurchOn Friday, Aug. 26, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas will speak at the Federated Church in Edgartown as part of the church’s MV Institute. Mr. Metaxas has written two bestsellers, including 2010’s “Bonhoeffer: Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile Vs. The Third Reich.” His topic on Friday is: One Man’s Journey to Deliver His Country from the Curse of Nazism, which focuses on a Lutheran pastor who stood against the tyranny of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

Mr. Metaxas also wrote “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery,” as well as more than 30 children’s books. His cultural commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the National Review.

The free talk starts at 7 pm on August 26, at the Federated Church, 45 Summer Street, Edgartown.

Barrington Levy at Nectar’s

Popular reggae artist Barrington Levy, known for his hits such as “Under Me Sensi” and “Murderer,” will once again perform at Nectar’s, this Sunday, Aug. 28. In year’s past, tickets have sold out for this show at Nectar’s. Tickets, $35 at door; $30 in advance, are available at and The show is 21+.