Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard

Hess is More performs at Dreamland on November 2.

Hess is More performs at Dreamland on November 2.

Hess is More

Hess is More, the brain-child of Danish composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Hess, is performing on Friday, November 2, at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. The show is from 9 pm to 1 am, and tickets are $10; $7 in advance. Visit for more information and to order tickets.

Cooking through Cultures

The next Cooking Through Cultures class, offered by ACE M.V., is this Thursday, November 1, with a lesson in Indian cooking with Uma Datta. The remaining three classes are on November 8 (Wampanoag cooking with Kristina Hook-Leslie), and November 29 and December 6 (both Jewish cooking with Ljuba Davis). All are $35/person except the last two, which is $54 for both. All classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Edgartown School. Participants must bring a $10 materials fee to each class, and a container for leftovers.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche to speak

Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a renowned teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, will speak at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 pm. Mr. Rinpoche, who teaches throughout the world, will speak on “Open Heart, Open Mind-Awakening the Power of Essence Love,” which is also the title of his most recent book. Mr. Rinpoche is on the Island leading a month-long retreat, in which 110 people are participating.

For more information about the event, call the M.V. Hebrew Center at 508-693-0745.

Evoke Your Senses

FLY Yoga, Not Your Sugar Mamas, and DJ Di are partnering up for a night of chocolate, trance dance, aromatic scents, groovy tunes, and more on Friday, November 9. Dubbed Evoke Your Senses, the night starts at 7 pm at Yoga Haven in Vineyard Haven (517 State Road), and is free. For more information, visit or

Neighborhood Convention

The November 6 meeting of the Neighborhood Convention will be held at the First Baptist Church, located at 43 Spring Street in Vineyard Haven.

Beginning at 10:45 am, the worship service will be conducted by the Reverend Ellen Tatreau. The program, “The History of the Shenanoah,” will be presented by Bob Douglas. Bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided by the hosts. For more information, call Mary-Jean Miner at 508-696-8589.