Short Subjects

Posted August 30, 2007

Iraqi war documentary

"No End In Sight" will be shown on Sunday, September 2 at 4, 7, 9:15 pm, at the Capawock Theater in Vineyard Haven. The Charles Ferguson film chronicles the reasons behind Iraq's descent into anarchy and events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The film examines the errors of the United States policies in Iraq.

For more information on the film, visit

Out in the open

Calling all plein air painters: pick up your easels and paint boxes and join in the plein air painter's show. Work for this show must be painted at specific locations and will be displayed at one of the three participating galleries in the Arts District in Oak Bluffs. The show will open on Saturday, Sept. 15, and run through Friday, Sept. 21.

For more details about the show call 508-645-7965. Artists may register with Holly Alaimo at the Dragonfly Gallery, Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 noon to 7 pm.

Reno: One of a kind, one night only. Photo by Annie Leibovitz

Rant and rave

Experience performing artist Reno's new work in progress, "Blue State Rants," on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 8 pm and 10:30 pm at the Yard in Chilmark. Reno has been working on the new show while a guest of the visiting artists' program at Claudia Miller's Point Way in Edgartown. According to the Yard, Reno sees the month-long retreat as a long-awaited opportunity to fully explore her knee-jerk hatred of mortgage backed securities.

"Blue State Rants" will attempt to demystify, for us and herself, money, people, society, and her own complex mind. Intrigued? Check out this cutting-edge performer this weekend as the Yard Arts Festival continues.

Reno, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 pm (parking at Chilmark Town Hall), and 10:30 pm, (parking at the Yard). The Yard, Middle Rd., Chilmark. Tickets: $50 for premium seating; $25 for general admission. For more information and reservations, call 508-645-9662.

Bluefish blues

You have one more chance to hear a free concert by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish this Saturday, Sept.1, at Memorial Wharf in Edgartown where the popular band has already performed twice this summer. The free concerts have been great crowd-pleasers.

Say good-bye to summer with Johnny Hoy. The free concert is from 7 to 10 pm.