Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard

Learn about the history of beer this Sunday at Dreamland with the M.V. Museum. — Photo courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Museum

Pints from the Past

Join Christopher Bowen, beer historian and master brewer of Colonial and Victorian era beer, and learn about the history and process of brewing historic beer this Sunday, April 28, at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs in a program hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

Mr. Bowen will have samples of classic beer recipes to taste, and he will explain how what people drink and how beer is made has changed over time from old England to New England. He’ll also describe the real reasons the Mayflower and other ships carried beer and ale on the journey to the New World.

He will also discuss the influence of the Industrial Revolution on brewing tastes and technologies and highlight some of the local New England breweries and their histories.

The event is from 1 to 2:30 pm, and is $20; $15 for museum members. For more information, contact 508-627-4441;

Music men

Recently back from the U.K. with six new tunes he wrote while abroad, Alex Karalekas is still doing his

thing. He is assembling a show at Pathways in Chilmark this Friday evening at 8 pm.

The event is a CD release party for another Island musician, Adam Howell. Willy Mason, home for a short time before heading back to continue his European tour, will also play. Dukes County Love Affair (DCLA) and a special appearance by Milo Silva round out the evening. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided, and admission is free.

Heavy Nettle

Celebrate, snack on, and learn to cook with nettles, a wild spring green that grows on the Vineyard, next Sunday, May 5, at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown.

Sharky’s helps The One Fund

JB Blau of Sharky’s Cantina announced that 100 percent of food sales from both Sharky’s this Thursday, April 25 between 3 and 11 pm will go to The One Fund, which was created last week by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. For more information, call Sharky’s Oak Bluffs at 508-693-7501 or Sharky’s Edgartown at 627-6565.