Friday, August 12, 2022

Natural hair festival

The Soulfully Textured Hair Festival is coming to Waban Park in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, August 13, from 11 am to 4 pm. This...

Author talk: ‘Noah’s Rejects’

Rob Kagan will present his new book “Noah’s Rejects: A Cautionary Tale About Life on an Island Paradise,” at the Vineyard Haven library on...

Finger-pickin’ good

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Talking with musician Jim Kweskin is a bit like getting a history lesson in Americana music. Kweskin founded the 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band...

‘The perfect time to tell this story’

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Vineyard visitors from all across the country came out to the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (PAC) Saturday night to witness a sneak peek...

Catch the new wave of filmmaking voices

The M.V. African American Film Festival announces an opportunity for young adults ages 18 to 23. The festival offers free passes for the young...

Otherworldly works of art

Local artist Margot Datz spent three glorious months on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Nevis last winter, which heightened her senses not only to...

Powerful words

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It was a special night for the spoken word at the “Poetry on the Vineyard: Def Poetry Reunion” benefit performance at Martha’s Vineyard Performing...

An intimate journey

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Francesca Giacco’s exceptional use of language in “Six Days in Rome” creates an immensely nuanced protagonist in Emilia, as we travel with her not...

Photographer Robin Gottesman shares her view from above

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Robin Gottesman has been taking photos of the Vineyard for more than a decade. Last year she decided she wanted to explore a different...

Featherstone exhibit celebrates Black female creativity and imagination

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“Imagine: Celebrating Black Female Creativity” is sure to be an important, must-see exhibition this summer. The show — rich with painters, photographers, sculptors, and...

Better than ever

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The 20th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the short film category, opens with an impressive slate...

‘Hallelujah’ combines Leonard Cohen’s story with the song’s journey

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The M.V. Film Center’s Doc Week ends tomorrow, Friday, August 5, with an exceptional documentary, “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song.” This film...

Larger than life

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In a country where the overwhelming majority are descended from immigrants, and where immigration policy has always been a hot-button issue, it's no wonder...

Amity Island 5K & Fun Run

The Amity Island Running Club hosts its annual 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, August 7, with proceeds benefiting local charities and Island kids....

Tend your garden

Check out this opportunity at the Polly Hill Arboretum to learn invasive plant and weed mitigation strategies to use in your own garden. Join...

Meet and Greet

Oil painter Paul Beebe has been painting since the age of 15. His fascination with marine subjects began over 30 years ago, after his...

All the write stuff

The Martha’s Vineyard Times–sponsored conference Islanders Write returned to Featherstone Center for the Arts last weekend, after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Attendees of five panel...

What Are You Watching? The Sopranos

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I was late to “The Sopranos” table, just starting to watch it a month or so ago. We wrapped...

Storytelling on ice

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Don’t expect something like Disney on Ice or the Ice Capades, or competitive Olympic-type figure skating in Brownbody’s upcoming show, “Tracing Sacred Steps.” In...

Islanders Write 2022 Program Guide

Click here for the Islanders Write 2022 Program Guide