Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard


Auditions, auditions

Two theaters on Martha’s Vineyard, The Vineyard Playhouse and Island Theatre Workshop, are currently running auditions for summer productions.

The Vineyard Playhouse is looking for young, non-equity actors of all ethnic backgrounds for its summer show, Shakespeare’s “Henry IV.” Auditions are Saturday, May 18, from 11 am to 1 pm and 2 to 4 pm. Show dates are July 17–August 17 at 5 pm, Wednesdays–Saturdays. Contact Geneva Monks with questions: 508-687-2452, or

Island Theatre Workshop is auditioning for its late summer production at the Performing Arts Center of “The Wizard of Oz.” Auditions for principals only are Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 9 pm; Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 7 pm, at 12 Music Street in West Tisbury. Call 508-627-2456 or 737-8550 with questions.

All about

Airbnb, an online community marketplace for people to list and find unique accommodations around the world, has representatives on the Vineyard this week available to meet and discuss the site with those interested in listing their homes.

In addition to one-on-one host consultations, there are two events: a community breakfast and roundtable discussion at Not Your Sugar Mamas in Vineyard Haven this Thursday, May 16, at 9 am (rsvp at and a sunset wine tasting on Menemsha Pond on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 pm (rsvp at

To set up a free one-on-one meeting, email For more information about the website, visit

Mushroom hike

Wesley Price, founder of the Cape Cod Mushroom Club, will lead an educational walk to discover various mushrooms on the Island this Sunday, May 19, from 10 am to 12 noon at Menemsha Hills Reservation. Hosted by The Trustees of Reservations, admission is $10; $5 for members; $3 for children under 15. Pre-registration is required by calling 508-693-7662.

Spring strings

String students from all of the Island elementary schools come together this Monday, May 20, for a concert, “Rock On,” by Nancy Jephcote, plus many other classic orchestral gems, solos, and a grand finale of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” The free concert begins at 6:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center at the M.V. Regional High School.