Short Subjects

Posted April 27, 2006

Poetry at Outerland
Poetry and music combine for a magical evening tonight at Outerland at the Martha's Vineyard Airport. Jazz by Boston's Rudy Babouder and Friends opens; poets include Fan Ogilvie, Justen Ahren, Linda Black, and Michael West. Feel inspired? Local poets are invited to read at the open mic segment. Revel in words and music, sample the new bar menu. 7:30 pm. $10 admission.

Gothic horror film
"Suspiria," the Dario Argento gothic horror film about witchcraft at a German dance academy will be shown on Wednesday, May 3, 8 pm, at the Arts Exchange on Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

The film is sponsored by WVVY, Martha's Vineyard Community Radio and Fleapit Film Factory. Tickets are $5. For more information, call Maria Danielson at 508-696-6271.

Last cattle drive
The Cattledrivers, a five-piece string band, will perform their last gig of the off-season on Friday, April 28 at the Wharf Pub in Edgartown. The group has been performing at the Wharf throughout the winter.

Cattledrivers feature Kevin Keady on guitar and vocals, Mike Tinus on up-right bass and Becky Tinus on violin, Don Grover on Banjo, and Buck Shank on mandolin. The music begins at 8:30 pm.

Acting opportunity awaits
The call for young female actors has gone out from the Vineyard Playhouse for their first summer show "The Children's Hour." Director MJ Bruder Munafo will be casting seven girls between the ages of 11 and 13, including the leading role of Mary Tilford, and one adult between 30 and 75 years old in a supporting role to play Agnes the housekeeper.

Actors will be asked to read from the script. Perusal copies of the script can be found at the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

Auditions are Saturday, April 29, from 3 to 5 pm at the playhouse on Church Street in Vineyard Haven. The production will open the playhouse summer season and run from June 14 to July 1. For more information, call 508-696-6300 or visit

9/11 film tonight
Richard Skidmore presents "911 Loose Change Second Edition" at the Chilmark Library tonight. The film explores what many call "unanswered questions" about the terrorist attacks using footage from that day, and presents information developed over the past four years. Discussion follows. 8 pm. Free admission.