Short Subjects

Posted April 12, 2007

In concert: Poster Child

WVVY, the Martha's Vineyard Community Radio, is hosting a benefit to raise funds for their non-profit, alternative station. Enjoy music by newly formed Island rock band, Poster Child, which includes John O'Toole, Seniel Seward, Colin Ouderkirk, and Tyler Vunk, at the Portuguese American Club this Friday, April 13. The night also marks band member John O'Toole's birthday, so come celebrate for a good cause. Log on to, where you can hear web casts of the up-and-coming radio station. To get involved, or for more information, call Maria at 508-560-1186. The event, which is 21+, begins at 9 pm. Admission is $5. Look forward for more benefits for WVVY this spring and summer.

One book, one Island

The community has voted, and the child and adult winner of the Bunch of Grapes annual One Book - One Island 2007 contest have been chosen. For the children, the winner is "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy," by Gary Schmidt, which takes place in Maine, and is based on a true story about an Island community, and the boy and girl who try to save it from destruction.

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston is the adult winner, a story about love in Florida in the early 20th century.

There will be a book discussion on "Their Eyes Were Watching God," at the Oak Bluffs library, School St., Oak Bluffs, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 24, and at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 25.

Les Sampou Trio

Falmouth folk

The Woods Hole Folk Music Society is hosting their second to last concert of the season this Sunday, April 15. The musicians are the Les Sampou Trio that includes guitarist-singer-songwriter Mark Cunningham, and bass player Dan DeLeo. They will perform a new repertoire created for the trio, as well as traditional and original songs.

"Les Sampou Trio," 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm. Sunday, April 15, Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water St., Woods Hole. Sponsored by Woods Hole Folk Music Society. $12; $10 for folk society members; discounts for seniors and children. 508-540-0320.

Avenue Montaigne

Romance in France

This week, the M.V. film society offers a light, French romantic comedy. "Avenue Montaigne," directed by Danièle Thompson, takes place on the fashionable Parisian street, and tells the story of Jessica, played by Cecile de France. Jessica works at a bistro that is frequented by a host of regulars from a theater, auction house, and concert hall, who all have their own stories. The film is said to be reminiscent of two other French films, "Look at Me" and "Va Savoir," and includes performances by Claude Brasseur, Christopher Thompson, Valérie Lemercier, and Sydney Pollack.

"Avenue Montaigne" 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm. Saturday, April 14. Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. 106 minutes. Not rated. French with English subtitles. $6; $4 for film society members. 508-696-9369.