Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard


Free live music at the Harbor View

From now until the end of August, the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown hosts free live music events on its front porch. Shows will take place three nights a week from 5 to 7 pm. Monday nights feature the calypso-rock band Steel Breeze. On Wednesday nights, guitarist Arlen Roth performs, and on Fridays, Melanie Chaunce & Friends plays jazz and blues tunes. For more information, call 800-225-6005 or visit

World jazz piano with Paul Thurlow and friends

On Friday, July 19, the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven hosts pianist Paul Thurlow, violinist and songwriter Nancy Jephcote, congo player Alejandro Carreñ;o, and others. Mr. Thurlow will play world jazz compositions that reflect Celtic, Baltic, and Latin styles. Ms. Jephcote will open the night with a set of her own songs, and will later accompany Mr. Thurlow on violin. The show begins at 8 pm, and admission is $10; free for children under 10. For more information, email Ms. Jephcote at

ITW presents “Heathcliff’s Back”

Next week, Island Theatre Workshop presents a two-man show starring Jonathan Monk as Heathcliff the Clown, a 68-year-old song and dance man from the golden age of entertainers, according to a press release. “This will be an evening of song and dance, failed magic tricks, surprising anecdotes, hyperventilating, vintage hair styles, and more,” continued the press release.

The show runs Thursday through Monday, July 25–29, at 8 pm at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-737-8550 or visit