Short Subjects

Posted October 12, 2006

Just say yes

YesFest is a two-day festival celebrating Island youth in the arts sponsored by Troubled Shores, the Island's improvisation company. This year YesFest will take over the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.

YesFest gets its name from a principle of improvisation where you must say "yes" to further the scene. Cooperation, not competition, makes the scene a success. YesFest expands on this attitude, providing a place for young people to display their talents.

On Friday evening IMPers, the teen improv troupe will open the festival at 7:30 pm. The evening will also include songs by Lydia Fischer, Martha's Vineyard Dance Theatre, and video projects from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students. There will be a silent auction and an art display in the Baylis Room.

On Saturday the festival begins at 9:30 am with children's games, workshops, more improv, and selections from the Oak Bluffs School production of "Once Upon A Mattress."

YesFest, Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:30 am to 10:30 pm. Tickets in advance $10 or $7 for children; $12 at the door. For more information, call 508-939-9368.

Photo exhibit

Max Bossman will have his photographs on display at the Bank of Martha's Vineyard on South Road in Chilmark beginning on Friday, Oct. 20. The display will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Poets gather

Louisa Gould, owner of Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, has invited Island poets to read their work in her Beach Street Extension location. The theme of the poetry will be inspiration.

The readings will begin at 4 pm, Saturday, Oct. 14. For more information, call 508-693-7373.

October rocks

Rocktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Outerland will feature three live bands, food, and beer, of course. A portion of the ticket price will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard.

Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 ($5 will be donated to Habitat). Wear your derby button and get $2 off the ticket price.