Saturday, October 24, 2020

Arts & Entertainment

Manhattan Shorts: Nine short films not to miss

  The 23rd annual Manhattan Short Festival launches nine film shorts at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, Oct. 1, continuing through Oct. 8. Viewers...

Wear your mask

Gretchen Baer was dismayed and perplexed. Cases of COVID-19 were spiking in Bisbee, Ariz., the small town where she lived. Bikers for Trump, the...

‘Magnetic Flux’ in the new Knowhere Center

In 2016, New York City first opened the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a replacement for the PATH train station in Lower Manhattan that...

Allen Whiting at the Old Sculpin Gallery through Sept. 25

According to a press release, Whiting is the newest member of the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association (MVAA), whose members exhibit their works at the...

Pop-Up Library and children’s book giveaway

On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 am to 2 pm, the West Tisbury library hosts a Pop-Up Library in the library’s parking lot. The event...

Beginner’s luck?

Michael McAuliffe has written a terrific first novel in “No Truth Left to Tell,” a story of race, police corruption, violent extremism, and the...

Manhattan Short Festival winners coming soon

The Manhattan Short Festival arrives on-Island Thursday, October 1, through Sunday, October 4, with nine potential winners. They include shorts from Australia, Finland, Iran,...

Outdoor music uplifts Island community

Island musicians and music lovers alike have been starved for live performances since the start of the pandemic. The many talented artists on the Vineyard...

Rocking the Cove

John O’Toole picked up his first guitar when he was about 7 years old, and hasn’t stopped playing since. O’Toole is an Island music man;...

Hair-raising history

Some 26 years ago, the first collection of Island ghost stories arrived on our shores, or more specifically our bookshelves. “Haunted Island,” from Down...

Lighting up the fall

Things are stirring up at that magnificent Martha’s Vineyard Museum on the bluff overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor. The transformed 1895 Marine Hospital serves the...

Thoughtful folk art and rustic wares at Althea Designs

You may have seen Althea Freeman-Miller's distinctive block prints at the Scottish Bakehouse, or if you visited the Artisans Festival or Chilmark Flea Market...

A photographer documents Obama at the White House

“The Way I See It” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Sept. 18. A compelling documentary, it describes the work of chief...

Online dance class with the Yard

Online dance class is returning this fall, thanks to the West Tisbury library’s programming department. Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, at 2 pm, the Yard...

David Copperfield: Dickens at his best

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, Sept.18. Charles Dickens is at his best in this lively...

Sculptor Steve Lohman’s playful exhibit ‘That’s All Folks’

Much of the work that wire sculptor Steve Lohman is known for is on a fairly large scale. He creates three-dimensional line drawings writ...

The International Film Festival continues

The M.V. Film Society continues its International Film Festival through Sunday, Sept. 13, with films from seven different countries. The International Shorts Program is...

Artist Jeanne Staples responds to the pandemic

In an exhibit titled “Chris Murphy, Black Oaks and Other Covid Diversions,” Jeanne Staples responds to the pandemic in a show at the Granary...

Just poetry

Dripping from an overhang, seeping down someone’s back, or turning a sleeping bag into a sponge, the rain in Portland, Ore., is constant, always...

Bold new works at the Eisenhauer Gallery

The Eisenhauer Gallery in Edgartown has always been known for the diversity of the work on display. From abstract to realism, from landscapes to...