KCT Concerts presents Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen in concert at the Katharine Cornell Theatre this Saturday, September 4 at 8 pm.
Ms. Kallet is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose style harks on traditional Irish music and Scandinavian fiddle duets in addition to old-time fiddle and guitar tunes from southern Indiana. The singer has produced five solo albums and is known for her intricate guitar playing and intelligent songwriting that reflects a deep passion for folk tradition and for the New England coast.
Mr. Larsen is one of America's finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, and an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano, and harmonium player. Both artists have performed in concert throughout the country for years and have appeared on radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." In 2007, they released their widely praised first duo recording, "Cross the Water." Individually distinguished artists, when combined the duo boasts a variety and breadth of musical territory with heavy roots in folk style. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children free at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Island Entertainment, Alley's General Store, Scottish Bakehouse, Aboveground Records, and Oak Bluffs General Store. For more information on this nonprofit event, visit kctconcerts.com or call 508-693-6996.
This Sunday, several familiar Island musicians are getting together for a Local Colors Concert at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. Joe Keenan, Kevin Keady, Nancy Jephcote, Tristan Israel, and Paul Thurlow take the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door.
The fifth annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival starts next Thursday, September 9, and runs through the 12th. Festival-goers have the opportunity to see more than 20 films and attend special events, from cocktail parties to dinners, all weekend. For more information, see the special section inside today's Times. A full article will run in the Sept. 9 issue of The Times.
In conjunction with people migrating back to the mainland and closing their summer properties, the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center's Social Action Committee is collecting nonperishable food for the Island Food Pantry, scheduled to reopen in mid-October. Donations of unopened food can be dropped off at the Hebrew Center, located at 130 Center Street in Vineyard Haven Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and Fridays 9 am to 1 pm, For more information, call 508-693-0745.
Tastes of Tashmoo
The Tastes of Tashmoo fundraiser, a benefit for the continuing restoration of the Tashmoo Springs Building built in 1887, is this Friday, Sept. 3, in Hines Point, Vineyard Haven. Enjoy food from Island waters, farms, restaurants, and wine shops, as well as live music and a silent auction. Contact for location: 508-939-0338; JJL@gis.net.
All about Ashtanga
Down Dogs Yoga, a new studio in West Tisbury in the former Citrine store, announces a 30-day Ashtanga yoga challenge. From September 15 to October 15, pay $125 for an unlimited amount of Ashtanga classes. The studio offers two types. The Primary Series, which meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 am, is for all levels. Experienced students are welcome to practice in the Mysore style. Happy Hour is Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm, and is an in-depth breakdown that draws from traditional Ashtanga sequencing and principles. Drop-ins are welcome ($15/class). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-835-3756.
Continuing tradition, Lola's invites you to a Put Lola's To Bed for the Season Pajama Party this coming Monday, September 6. Wear your PJ's and enjoy a $20 all-you-can-eat buffet starting at 9 pm. Regular dinner is served in the dining from from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. For more information, call 508-693-6093.
Following Friday's Shabbat service, the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center presents guest speaker Nitzhia Shaked. Ms. Shaked is a scholar of Jewish law and texts and has been teaching for the past 10 years at San Francisco State University and Sonoma State. The event, which starts at 6:30 pm, will explore the biblical version of rights to life, liberty, happiness, freedom of speech, and other constitutional provisions. For more information, call 508-693-0745 or visit mvhc.us.