Events

Whatever the Outcome project leaves art in your hands.

"Sinners and Saints" kicks off at 8 pm at the Ritz on Tuesday, Jan. 27 “till late.”

Updated Wednesday, January 28

Don’t be alarmed by the startling red and black fliers with a satanic-looking bald man that sprouted up around the Island this past week, just get excited.

The posters are promoting “Sinners and Saints,” the next event in the series of “Whatever the Outcome” (WTO) projects, a community art initiative developed by Craig Miner, a computer technician by day and conceptual artist the rest of the time. The event kicks off at 8 pm at The Ritz on Wednesday February 4 “till late.”

Mr. Miner has hosted similar events around the Island since 2013 at places that include the Field Gallery, Polly Hill, State Road Restaurant, and Noëpe Center. His intent is to help promote local artists on the Island and forge community among them, while creating interactive experiences for the public. “Artists aren’t going to be intimidated by each other; you go to someone else’s show and get so inspired. The goal is to keep having fun exposing people to new art and find new ways to create upon,” said Mr. Miner. “There’s a huge groundswell of support from people (on the Island) who appreciate art and are the sweetest, nicest people.”

Mr. Miner recruited local electrician and artist Dave Miller, whose art he describes as coming from “a little darker of a place,” to create a large-scale acrylic painting, 4 feet by 10 feet, with the theme of Heaven vs. Hell. “I really just wanted to spend time with Dave and get his help in participating in every aspect of this project.”

Artist Dave Miller and Whatever the Outcome organizer Craig Miner host Tuesday's "Sinners and Saints" event at The Ritz. Photo by Angela Prout
Artist Dave Miller and Whatever the Outcome organizer Craig Miner host Tuesday’s “Sinners and Saints” event at The Ritz. Photo by Angela Prout

Mr. Miller was motivated by artist Danielle Mulcahy’s past WTO event at Polly Hill, and knew he had to deliver: “People know I like to draw; they haven’t got a clue.” After Mr. Miller spent months painstakingly perfecting the piece on a giant magnet, Mr. Miner took it and cut it into 30 chunks, all for the sake of a good time and a good cause.

The pieces have been distributed to various friends and influencers, and are being sold for $30 (which includes admission to the event) for those who would like to “host the art” in the time leading up to the show, and who agree to return the art and participate in putting it back together. Come Tuesday night, the 30 pieces are slated to arrive individually at the Ritz, and the audience will be expected to reconstruct the painting, competing with the force of the heavy magnet and potentially a few cocktails.

Asked what happens if pieces are missing come event night, Mr. Miner was not concerned. “Whatever the outcome,” he said. “At State Road the last piece didn’t appear until later in the night. It brings a lot of enthusiasm into the projects. The people that jump in have to be willing to take risks.” Mr. Miner doesn’t stress about the events. “We have come to harvest joy. Plus, there are no rules to a giant magnetic mural. I just want the best idea, I don’t have an ego about it.”

Expect the show to include good rock, curated by Mr. Miner and a live DJ set by DJ-KOS, impressive “Sinners and Saints”-themed costumes (the best will be rewarded with a framed show poster designed by Angela Park-Sayles, avid volunteer and supporter of WTO) and a whole lot of collaboration.

“We wanted to have it at The Ritz. After living here for a while, I’ve realized it’s the most rock-and-roll place on the Island. I’m psyched with Jackie and Larkin’s support at The Ritz, and what they are doing to give MV a heartbeat in the dark days. WTO couldn’t be more grateful to them. We wanted to do it on a night that’s not typically busy there, and prove it can get packed — I have friends who would otherwise never go out on a Tuesday getting sitters for this,” said Mr. Miner.

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A previous Whatever the Outcome event at State Road restaurant featured a collaborative an art installation to benefit the Island Ground Initiative. – Photo courtesy of Whatever the Outcome

 

After the show, the art will be removed from the walls and packaged up to be used again, potentially at future WTO events, and eventually sold for the cause. “We don’t leave a footprint, and when it’s over I’ll be so jazzed for the next piece,” Mr. Miner said.

 

The next event will likely be a summer festival, and will feature Island artist Dan VanLandingham. In the fall, Mr. Miner is  planning a five-week road trip, which he is hoping to fund via Kickstarter.com.  He will be embarking on the trip with his friend, distributing free WTO art in the form of clothespins, magnets, and T-shirts, and raising awareness for the project, while hoping to entice local artists to help him put on similar events around the country.

“At every single show, what I thought gets shifted, always in a better direction. People come up and write checks for it. It’s their hard-earned money; I’m not going to let them down.”

“Sinners and Saints” at The Ritz Tuesday, Feb. 4, 8 pm “till late.” Tickets can be purchased online at whatevertheoutcome.com: $15 for general admission, $30 admission to host a piece of art. $20 tickets at the door. Come dressed in a “Sinner or Saint”-themed costume.

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Martha's Vineyard Times Calendar editor Angela Prout plays the "Down the Rabbit's Hole" green at the Oak bluffs Library. -Photos by MichaelCummo
Lillie Cabral, 8, and her mom Lauren Averill make their way through the last hole of the mini golf course.
Lillie Cabral, 8, and her mom Lauren Averill make their way through the last hole of the mini golf course.

The third annual Mini Golf Extravaganza at the Oak Bluffs library was a hit, and attracted a total of 350 guests across the weekend. The event doubled in attendance between the first and second year, and had even more attendees this year, library officials said.

Program Coordinator Anna Marie D’Addarie said that the staff, which volunteered extra hours, had lots of fun converting the library, with the help of Russ Bolton and his specialty company Library Mini Golf, into an 18-hole mini golf course. “Our hard work was rewarded by having fun with friends and meeting many new people,” she said.

OB Library mini golfThe library staff decorated each hole with a different theme. They included a Mexican heritage hole that asked trivia about the country, and a “Down the Rabbit’s Hole” green that challenged players’ Alice in Wonderland knowledge and offered them the use of a flamingo-decorated golf club for a chance at double raffle tickets. There was a DIY-themed hole decorated with home-repair tools, a Julia Child hole where players could wear a cooking apron for an extra ticket, and a “Legal, Double Legal” hole, decorated with red tape, that quizzed players on state laws in Massachusetts.

Each hole offered players a chance to win a raffle ticket with trivia related to the hole’s theme. Raffle prizes included a round-trip ferry reservation and a gift certificate to Reliable Market. The decorations provided a festive backdrop to the course, and the trivia added to the competitiveness of the game, while teaching players fun facts along the way.

The event was open to adults 21-plus on Friday night, and the $18 admission fee included 18 holes of golf plus refreshments, which included an alcoholic beverage thanks to donations from local businesses and a special liquor license for the event. On Saturday, players of all ages were invited back to enjoy the course for free. Proceeds from the event, the amount of which were not disclosed, will benefit library programs, according to library officials.

 

Diego holds Lorena and Mirella totes newborn son Jose Augusto earlier this year.

Visit the Whaling Church in Edgartown on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm to show support for Lorena Mendes, the 20-month-old daughter of Mirella and Diego Mendes of Edgartown, who was diagnosed with GM1 gangliosidosis, a disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. [See MVTimes story for background: mvtimes.com/2014/12/10/fighting-lorena/.] The event will include refreshments and a raffle, with proceeds going to help offset Lorena’s medical expenses. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of tickets, and prizes include a gift certificate to Summer Shades and necklaces from Claudia and Vintage Jewelry. Donations are appreciated, and raffle tickets can be picked up from Carla Damian at the Courthouse. Call 401-623-6423 for more information.

The M.V. NAACP will be holding its annual membership and recognition event, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. The guest speaker will be Doris Dumas, president of the Greater New Haven branch of the NAACP, who teaches at Yale University and has been involved in youth empowerment. A buffet lunch will be served. Tickets for the event are $55, which includes $30 for new and renewed adult membership. The fee for youth will be $35 plus $10 for membership. Seating will be limited. For information, call 508-696-9259.

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Demaris Wehr shares lessons learned from stories of Bosnian survival at the Vineyard Haven Library on Tuesday night.

Author Demaris Wehr will talk at the Vineyard Haven Library about her new book "Making It Through: Bosnian Survivors Telling Stories of Truth." – Photo courtesy Demaris Wehr and file photo by Susan Safford.

In 1992 the world applauded a new and brighter day for the former Yugoslav people, finally free from Communist rule.

As the fledgling nations of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Macedonia took flight, their prospects were rendered more idyllic in world memories of a picture-postcard Olympic venue in Sarajevo eight years earlier.

The carnage that came was sudden and savage. Perhaps we didn’t understand the history of the multiethnic and religious divide in the region. More likely, nothing could have prepared the world for the ferocity of the killing and inhuman savagery that took more than 100,000 lives in two and a half years (1992-1995).

The Olympic bobsled track in Sarajevo became an artillery emplacement. Sarajevo’s streets and the pastoral meadows formerly strolled by Olympians and tourists became killing zones. (For purposes of understanding: Based on population, the numbers of dead in the Bosnian conflict would translate into well over one million American lives lost.)

When it was over, there remained an imbedded nest of live landmines across the landscape and a complete list of human atrocities, including genocide, murder, and rape. Many of the perpetrators are in jail, serving shockingly light sentences for their brutal actions. Many of the survivors will serve life sentences for the crimes committed against them. But as we have seen over time, the human condition seems to prescribe that after the warmongers have done their worst, the peacemakers arrive to nurture and heal.

One such peacemaker is Demaris Wehr, whose work in the postwar region has impelled her to tell the stories of how eight people survived the ordeal. Her book, awaiting publication, is titled Making It Through: Bosnian Survivors Telling Stories of Truth.

Ms. Wehr, a psychotherapist and author with a Ph.D. in religion, will present a slide show of eight survivors’ stories and an overview of the events at the Vineyard Haven public library on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 pm, and again on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the same time. Last week The Times spoke with Ms. Wehr at her off-Island home in Calais, Vt.

“Of all the work I’ve done in my life, this [experience] is the most connected to my soul. The truth really does free us. I saw that happen in Bosnia,” she said. The “truth” she references is a spiritual trait or quality of character she found in each of the war survivors — it’s something they believed which enabled them to survive, and now, ultimately, to thrive.

Ms. Wehr made her first trip to the region in 2000 with the the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, a project called the Dialogue Project.

“I worked the summers of 2001-2002 in Bosnia with a team of facilitators. We did peace-building groups with Muslim and Serbian educators. It was transforming for me. As a result of ongoing interest in Bosnia, I attended a seminar in Sarajevo in the spring of 2003. Island resident Paddy Moore, a specialist in arbitration and conflict resolution and a board member of the Karuna Center, was also on that trip.

“That was the point at which I decided that I had to write the book. I wanted to write about how these people made it through. I picked out eight people I had met, four men and four women: a Serb, three Bosniaks (as Bosnian Muslims prefer to be called), a Jew, a person of mixed faith, and two nonpracticing Muslims,” she said.

The all-Slavic group represented three religions, and multiple ethnicities and intermarriages. One of her subjects today is a Nobel Prize candidate, another is an ambassador. All are people Ms. Wehr describes as “ordinary people who rose to extraordinary heights:

“How they made it through — that was the central question. The experience of interviewing them ended up to be inspiring rather than depressing. They all clung to some sort of quality or strength in which they believed, that helped them avoid going crazy with the madness around them,” she said.

Ms. Wehr adopted the term “centerpost” to describe the individual character traits on which they relied, including: forgiveness, humility, devotion to family, integrity, faith, optimism, duty, and transcendence.

In all, counting the peace-building work, Ms.Wehr would make six trips to Bosnia, interviewing, transcribing translations, checking the stories with the subjects. During the process Ms. Wehr encountered her own tragic circumstances. Her husband of 30 years became ill, and after a year, lost his battle with the illness. One day, as she went about her caregiving, Ms. Wehr said, “I realized that I was using the centerposts I learned from the Bosnians in my own life. I found myself using my Bosnian teachers to learn how to make it through life.

“I found myself using my centerpost qualities as a checklist. Practicing integrity, faith, forgiveness, and duty all became my centerposts while David was dying,” she said.

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Eleanor Hubbard shows off a chicken purse next to a portrait of Nancy Luce at the M.V. Museum. —Photo by Angelina Godbout

The Island is known to produce rugged individualists, but in its centuries of storied characters, none has proved more individual than Nancy Luce, born in 1814. Her parents, Philip and Anna, ran a bustling farm in the Tiah’s Cove area of West Tisbury, yet they bred only one daughter at a time when rural families whelped litters of children. Some unknown illness enfeebled the Luces, and from an early age, a strapping young Nancy ran the farm as best she could.

She was also an entrepreneur. She and neighboring farm women knit wool mittens prized by seamen due to ship out under cold skies. Over nine miles of rough road lay Edgartown, the urban center of Martha’s Vineyard. There, Nancy sold the mittens to a tradesman and he in turn, at wholesale prices, plied Nancy with such coveted items as rice, indigo, coffee, and spices, which Nancy retailed back in her home territory up Island. She performed this feat on horseback, to and fro. In her young years, she loved to ride — to gallop, in fact. These were Nancy’s happiest days, in effect her only happy days.

Nancy Luce buried her chicken friends with marble tombstones. —Photo by Anna Carringer
Nancy Luce buried her chicken friends with marble tombstones. —Photo by Anna Carringer

In 1840 when Nancy was 36, some illness — we can only wonder if it was related to her parents’ years of invalidism — knocked her sideways as well. There would be no more horseback riding. She could still milk the cow, something her father could no longer manage. Nancy found his inattention to hygiene deplorable, but the necessity to care for her sick parents, plus to struggle with the farm, made life unbearable.

Her parents died in due course, and soon afterward some of the abutting neighbors — perhaps coveting her fields — and with the help of townsfolk and selectman, filed a petition to assign a guardian to Nancy Luce on the grounds of “insanity and imbecility.” The family doctor, Willian Luce, who was kind and attentive to Nancy for the rest of her life, wrote to the presiding judge attesting to his patient’s viability as a property owner.

And now Nancy came into her own. Her great passion in life was her attachment to her chickens. Indeed she loved all animals, including her favorite cow, Susannah Allen, who lived in the back room of an admittedly rustic farmhouse, and a pet goat whose death circa 1840 may have triggered a grief so profound that Nancy’s illness spun off from that. In the excellent biography Consider Poor I, The Life And Works of Nancy Luce, first published in 1984, and recently reprinted by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, author Walter Magnes Teller suggests she may have suffered from what, a couple of decades later, a 19th century doctor George M. Beard termed “neurasthenia.”

Mr. Teller writes, “Overworked women were a commonplace of the social and cultural environment then and later… exhausted, nervous, half-crazed, women like her were legion and for the most part, silent. What distinguishes Nancy is that she spoke out in her writing.” She wrote letters on chicken care to the local papers, plaintive, self-pitying, supplicating letters to Dr. Luce, and she began to compose poems about her beloved chickens.

Oh how I long to see my poor little Beauty Linna live and well,

You know not the company she was for me.

Yes, her poetry was, frankly, mediocre, but she had excellent calligraphy, and she drew block letters with decorative flourish. Her paintings, sadly, are lost to time. Being ever the businesswoman, she cobbled together her first collection of poems, Poor Little Hearts, about her profoundly lamented deceased hens, found a publisher in New Bedford, and sold countless booklets to tourists who flocked to visit her.

How to explain the fame part of the Nancy Luce saga? Following the Civil War, the Methodist campground, with its adorable gingerbread cottages shaking their heads above tent platforms like new hydrangea blossoms, attracted huge numbers of summer visitors, essentially America’s first vacationers. On their itinerary was the day-long wagon-ride to the Gay Head Cliffs. A good half-way pit stop was the farm property of the Island’s most colorful madwoman, the one with the marble headstones for three of her dear “friends,” Ada Queetie, Beauty Linna, and Poor Tweedle Dedel.

Nancy Luce sold portraits of herself with her chickens to tourists. —Photo courtesy of the M.V. Museum
Nancy Luce sold portraits of herself with her chickens to tourists. —Photo courtesy of the M.V. Museum

Nancy Luce was admired (and with that admiration came a dash of pity) by many, and jeered at by rude boys who learned she hated loud noises; during the Ag Fair, they organized parties to bang pots outside her windows. But lots of people bought her little books, and later the photographs she was canny enough to commission of herself and her hens.

Her legend lives on: no one visits the Island for longer than a few days without coming across an account of her. And now the Nancy Luce story, with a great number of artifacts, has been artfully assembled at the museum on School Street in Edgartown.

The first sight one comes upon is the iconic gold-and-sepia toned photograph of Nancy, her long, sad face enveloped in a scarf, as she sits on a rocker with a chicken in each hand. A painting of her farmhouse by an unknown artist gives us a sense of where her life played itself out from birth to death, in 1890. Samples of writing in the poet’s hand are on display, as well as the exquisite marble hen headstones. Artist Caryn King contributed a Nancy Luce doll in her headscarf, her long, emaciated frame in a white work-apron and blue farm dress. If this doll could be mass-produced, the museum would sell out as quickly as Nancy Luce found takers for her poetry.

The exhibit will be on display until the end of January, 2015, every week running Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. “Consider Poor I” is on sale in the gift shop and also at Island bookstores.

Musical director Molly Conole will lead Saturday's cabaret. —Photo courtesy of M.V. Playhouse

On Saturday, November 15, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will resound with music, laughter, and a bit of nostalgia for the season’s first Wicked Good Winter Cabaret. From the Wilkommen greeting to the Jacques Brel finale, the cabaret — entitled Beginnings — is a romp. Singers Molly Conole, Kenny Romero, and Paul Munafo will perform with the accompaniment of pianist Phil Dietterich.

Under the direction of Ms. Conole, the program features works from 14 Broadway musicals, some familiar and some less so. The performers are highly experienced theater people, so expect action, amusement, and a whole evening of lively entertainment with a large helping of humor.

Kenny Romero has been acting since he was a kid with Island Theatre Workshop. He returned to the Island after working in New York, on Broadway, off Broadway, with Broadway tours, and as an entertainer on cruise ships.

Phil Dietterich retired to the Island more than 20 years ago after a career as minister of music at First Methodist Church in Westfield, New Jersey. Not one to take retirement seriously, Phil is in charge of the piano at many Island venues.

Molly Conole has also come home to the Island, after many years in New York and Florida, singing with the Light Opera of Manhattan and at Walt Disney World.

Paul Munafo, well-known to Playhouse audiences as an actor, shared another of his talents in the rebuilding of the the Playhouse. Saturday’s show will be performed in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby, where Mr. Munafo’s artistry in wood is on display.

As for the tunes, they are guaranteed to draw you in, and you may very well hum them on the way home.

“Beginnings,” Wicked Good Winter Cabaret, Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets $20 in advance or at the box office. For more information, call 508-696-6300 or visit vineyardplayhouse.org.

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6 month old Clementine DeForest enjoys the pumpkin patch. —Photo by Susan Safford

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Guests could take a hayride around the Edgartown farmlands. — Photo by Susan Safford

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A kids pumpkin painting contest was one of the day's activities. —Photo courtesy of Morning Glory

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A kids pumpkin painting contest was one of the day's activities. —Photo by Susan Safford

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Adults and kids participated in a pumpkin carving contest. —Photo by Susan Safford

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Morning Glory Farm Stand has gourds galore. —Courtesy Morning Glory Farm

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Kids learn how to use an old fashioned cider press. — Photo courtesy of Morning Glory

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Slip Away Farm slipped away with the blue ribbon for adult pumpkin carving. — Photo courtesy of Morning Glory

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Goats visited the Pumpkin Festival, too. —Photo courtesy of Morning Glory

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Crowds gathered at Morning Glory for pumpkin-themed activities on Saturday. —Photo courtesy of Morning Glory


Islanders flocked to Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown last Saturday, October 18, for the annual Morning Glory Pumpkin Festival. The day included activities for all ages. Especially popular were the pony rides, hayrides, farm tour, and hay maze. Guests took part in pumpkin carving and decorating, and many decorated themselves with face paint. The Morning Glory Kitchen served up food and beverages throughout the day to fuel the fun. “We love to see the community come together,” Morning Glory Farm wrote of the event on their Facebook page.

Schedule of events at a glance.

Is there a better way to spend a fall weekend on Martha's Vineyard than sampling great wine and local bites and beer at the MV Food and Wine Festival? Starts tonight with Fresh off the Farm at the Ag Hall, benefiting Island Grown Schools. – photo courtesy MVFWF

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
Fresh off the Farm:
Celebrating the Island’s Local Farms & Chefs
Featuring Good Night Louise, Dine Around with wines from around the world
Portion of proceeds to benefit Island Grown Schools
Agricultural Hall, West Tisbury
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $50
Detailed info and tickets here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Detailed info and tickets for all Friday events here.
Seminar: Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles!!
Sponsored by Drync
l’etoile, Edgartown
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $50

Sommelier Throw Down!
Featuring 3 Master Sommeliers, Dan Michaud as Emcee & chef Rachel Klein
Grand Tent on Mayhew Lane, Edgartown
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | $60

Seminar: Sake 101 & o ya Pairings
Edgartown Yacht Club
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $50

Seminar: Argentina vs Germany REMATCH
Featuring wine personality Mark Fine & Jacob Wirth Company
Grand Tent on Mayhew Lane, Edgartown
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | $50

GOURMET WINE CELLAR
Featuring chefs Nathan Gould (MV), Filippo Gozzoli (NYC), Robert Sisca (MA)
Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $300
Nathan Gould: Chef’s Story.

The After Party!
Featuring after dinner drinks, 2 tix per person,
Island desserts, & a DJ
The Boathouse, Edgartown
8:00 p.m. | $40

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
All Saturday events, info and tickets here.
Seminar: Rock Star Adventure
Featuring cheese, charcuterie and wine pairings with Judy Klumick & Lisa Kaplan
Black Sheep, Edgartown
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $50
Judy Klumick: Chef’s Story.

Seminar: Get BAD with Martha
Featuring brew master Jim Carleton &
architect Patrick Ahearn
Bad Martha Farmers Brewery, Edgartown
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $50

Seminar: Raising the Steaks
with Chef Chris Coombs
Lure Grill, Winnetu, Edgartown
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $50
Chris Coombs interview.

Seminar: Shucks, it’s Oysters!
Atlantic Fish & Chophouse, Edgartown
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $50

Seminar: Farm to Plate
Featuring chefs Jan Buhrman and Jeremy Davis
The Port Hunter, Edgartown
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $50
Jeremy Davis: Chef’s story.

Seminar: Architecture
Featuring architect Patrick Ahearn
The Christina Gallery, Edgartown
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | $50

Seminar: Chocolate & Wine
Featuring Not Your Sugar Mamas
Kelley House, Edgartown
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | $50

GRAND TASTING
Grand Tent on Mayhew Lane, Edgartown
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. VIP/Gold Pass
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Taste Ticket $125
Demo Chefs in this order:
Michael Betts
Chris Fischer
Jason Santos

Bryan Page Wine Dinner:
Featuring chefs Max Eagan & Dante de Magistris
Isola, Edgartown
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner | $185

Joseph Carr Wine Dinner:
Joseph Carr featuring chef Justin Melnick
The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn, Edgartown
7:00 p.m. | $185
Justin Melnick: Chef’s story, and wine cellar story.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Grand Sunday Brunch
Water Street Restaurant,
Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | $60
Water Street Chef Nathan Gould, Chef’s Story.

Ceremonial dancing, always a highlight of the powwow. — File photo by Lynn Christoffers

The 10th annual Aquinnah Wampanoag Powwow is this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, at the Aquinnah Circle. Each day, gates open at 11 am, with the Grand Entry at 12:30 pm. The powwow features native drumming and dancing, Native-American vendors, a Spot Dance Contest, and more. Admission is $10; $5 veterans and children; free for tribal members with IDs. No pets allowed.