Tempest at Lighthouse
The Martha's Vineyard Museum will host a sneak preview of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at the Edgartown Lighthouse this Friday, August 27. The classic tale of shipwrecks, castaways, and islands is fitting for its locale. The play will be performed by Shakespeare for the Masses, a popular and cheeky theatre troupe which performs regularly off-season. The performance will be script-in-hand and lighthouse-friendly. It will begin at 6 pm. The performance is free; $5 to climb up in the lighthouse. There is no rain date.
The fun continues Saturday morning, when from 9 am to 12 noon, the Museum will host Archeology I.D. Day to coincide with the Martha's Vineyard Museum's Archeology Lecture Series. Guests are invited to bring artifacts from the Vineyard and beyond for archeology experts to identify and discuss. Distinguished experts include: Dick Burt, Duncan Caldwell, Bill Moody, and Jim Richardson. Admission for Archeology I.D. Day is free for members and $7 for non-members.
Pretty in Pink
The Edgartown library children's department hosts a Pink Party this Friday, August 27, beginning at 4 pm. The event features Victoria Kann, an award-winning illustrator and author of the picture book series "Pinkalicious," which stars a fanciful and pink-frenzied protagonist. Ms. Kann will present her new book. Pink refreshments will be served and pink attire is suggested.
Sip in Style
Renowned Islander Natalie Dickerson and the Pathway Organization invites guests to a wine-tasting and fundraising event hosted by the Oyster Bar Grill this Sunday, August 29. The restaurant, located on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, will offer wine and champagne from 1 to 3 pm on behalf of Pathway to your Success, a weekly television show broadcast on MVTV and the web, hosted by Ms. Dickerson.
The program highlights the stories and profiles of local business people and integrates them in a meaningful way as an educational tool in both the classroom and the workforce. Ms. Dickerson wants the show to become a reference tool for local entrepreneurs.
New plays at Playhouse
The Vineyard Playhouse begins an exciting week of performances next week with Monday Night's Special, "The Last Will," a new play by Robert Brustein, directed by Daniela Varon.
Monday Night Specials are a series of performances that take place throughout the summer when Playhouse welcomes Island luminaries to read new pieces. "The Last Will" will star Emmy-award winning actor Tony Shalhoub and actress Brooke Adams, among others. A $10 minimum donation is suggested.
Also at the Playhouse Thursday, September 2, "Faith Healer" a play by Brian Friel, will open and run through September 16. "Faith Healer" is directed by Joann Green Breuer and will star Gerard Maher, Paul O'Brien, and Sandra Shipley. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Vineyard Playhouse at vineyardplayhouse.org.
Sing with Dorothy
Next Wednesday, September 1, Dorothy Bangs will host a sing-along at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 pm. The event features guest performers and refreshments. A contribution plate will be available for the building fund at the church. The First Baptist Church is located at 43 Spring Street in Vineyard Haven.
The second annual Good Dog Goods dog parade scheduled for last Sunday, was rescheduled due to poor weather, for this Saturday, August 28 and will begin at 6:30 pm at Ocean Park. The parade is now themed, So, Long Bo! as an homage to the First Dog and the First Family, vacationing on the Island beginning last Thursday, August 19. Best friends Mya Perez and her cousin Christian Turner, both five years old and huge dog lovers, will lead the parade with dog marshall Reggie Orcutt, a five-year-old Norwich Terrier owned by Greg and Mary Orcutt and Nico, Meaghan, and Ele Esposito. Dog marshall Reggie, a show champion, is an expert at leading parades and a major kid zealot.
Also rescheduled for this Saturday, August 28, is Let's Move Martha's Vineyard, an all-day event with health and fitness activities will take place around the Island at Waban-Alley, Veira, and Niantic parks, and Inkwell town beach in Oak Bluffs. Activities include tennis, canoe rides, and banana boat rides, as well as a little league all star game that will take place at 5:30 pm at Veria Park. Healthy food will be in abundance along with an array of local music and talent. The event was rescheduled from August 24. Admission is free for both events.