Noteworthy events

From left: Alex Karalekas, Joe Keenan, and the guys from Dukes County Love Affair. — Photo courtesy of Phil DaRosa

At The Pit Stop

The Pit Stop in Oak Bluffs is a happening place. On Thursday, April 5, three musical acts are releasing CDs at a release party. Alex Karalekas and Joe Keenan, two well-known Vineyard solo acts, and Dukes County Love Affair will all celebrate their new CDs at the party. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm, and there is a $5 admission fee.

On Friday night, April 6, see Daniel Macke perform, also at The Pit Stop. Mr. Macke, a Rainshadow Records recording artist from Washington will take the stage with Kenny Lockwood, Nancy Jephcote, and Paul Thurlow. The show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $12; free for children under 10. For more information about Mr. Macke, visit For more information about the show, email Nancy at

An evening with Alberto de Almar

Flamenco guitar master Alberto de Almar will perform, speak, and demonstrate techniques at the Chilmark Library on Wednesday, April 11, at 5:30 pm. Originally from Miami, Mr. de Almar has been playing music professionally throughout the world for 53 years. He’s appeared on recordings with Alicia Keys, Julio Iglesias, Charo, Frank Zappa, and others, and opened for national tours such as The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and Sly and the Family Stone. The event is free. For more information, call 508-645-3360.

Electronics Disposal Day

Electronics Disposal Day, where you can bring unwanted electronics to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, is this Saturday, April 7, from 9 am to 2 pm at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services in Oak Bluffs. Fees range from $1 to $35; no charge for mice and keyboards. Visit for more information.

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at CCC

Friends of Vineyard Soccer are having a benefit this Friday, April 6, at the Chilmark Community Center. The annual auction event, which begins at 7 pm, features music by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. Admission is $20 and tickets are available at the door.

Full Moon Singles Social

A Full Moon 50+ Singles Social is happening this Saturday, April 7, at The Anchors in Edgartown. From 5 to 7 pm, mingle with a new social group for fun and conversation. Enjoy refreshments, music, games, and dancing. The socials will be held monthly on a day close to the full moon. For more information, call Susan at 508-627-9627.