Sunday, February 25, 2024

Arts & Entertainment

Off-season dancing and music gets us moving

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As a child, I loved to dance. I took ballet lessons for a while, but quit because I was afraid of the dance instructor who taught the older students, one room over. He had...

Artist Jennifer Rapuano juggles art and books

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If you’ve ever been to one of Jennifer Rapuano’s monthly adult or children’s drop-in craft workshops at the Vineyard Haven library, you know she is a woman of many creative talents. She is the...

All that jazz

What would we do without music? Music makes you happy and lowers stress. So get out and get your jazz on at the West Tisbury library. On Sunday, Feb. 11, from 2:30 to 3:30...

Farm to focaccia

Teri Culletto of Vineyard Baker is teaching a special Valentine’s Day hands-on focaccia class. All pairs are welcome: couples, friends, or family. Culletto will lead participants through the steps necessary to make their very...

Fairies and Dragons Party

Looking for a fun outing for the kids on a cold winter day? Then fly over to the Fairies and Dragons Party at Oak Bluffs library. Kids will partake in activities and games about...

A great filmmaker joins a great artist

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Coming to the M.V. Film Center this weekend is Wim Wenders’ 2023 documentary, “Anselm.” This is not a documentary in any ordinary sense, but Wenders’s use of his  considerable talent in exploration of the art...

Poet’s Corner: Requiem for a Right Whale

Requiem for a Right Whale By Jeffrey Agnoli Beloved cetacean hogtied with fishing line before washing up on the shore not so many yards from our fossil-fueled road you must have rolled and thrashed and if we were looking we would have seen the planet's grid of...

Losing loved ones

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A single shot changed 8-year-old Lily’s life forever in Elaine Kelliher’s “Do You Think I Cried Too Long?” The author writes, “A shotgun blast pierced Lily’s ears, causing her temples to pulse and her...

‘The Zone of Interest’ and the banality of evil

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“The Zone of Interest,” about an apparently ordinary Nazi family living next to Auschwitz concentration camp, comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Feb. 2. It has earned five Oscar nominations as well...

The curtain calls

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Even if you never dreamed of appearing before the footlights, “Theater Fun for Adults” at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is the place to be on Thursday nights from 5 to 6:30 pm. Thirteen of...

Novel ideas

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The LGBTQI+ Book Club at the West Tisbury library has been going strong since February 2023. Library director Alexandra Pratt explains that the club came about as a response to patrons saying that they...

Around the Writers’ Table: Winter writing

Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor, as does spending a winter on the Vineyard. Given these two situational happenstances, it’s not surprising that the Vineyard’s writers use this time between the tourists to...

What Are You Watching? Instagram reels

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars As the sun sets and my day wraps up, I typically watch a show or movie on Netflix. Lately my attention span has been incredibly short — shorter than...

Love Laugh Leap Live

Featherstone Center for the Arts continues its annual tradition by opening the exhibition year with a love-themed show in celebration of Valentine’s Day. 2024 is also a leap year, full of love, joy, and...

Annual Big Night Out

Vineyard Montessori School hosts an unforgettable evening of dancing and fun at the 27th annual Big Night Out fundraiser. On Saturday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 9 pm, the Grange Hall in West Tisbury...

Friday Reset and Rest

By Friday, we could all probably use a little reset. As luck would have it, M.V. Museum is providing a series of Friday Reset gatherings, where we can go and play board games, create...

A doorway to healing

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“Trauma is not the bad things that happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.” —Dr. Gabor Maté When you look up the documentary “The Wisdom of...

Get ready to swing and promenade at the Grange Hall

Join the Vineyard Preservation Trust at the Grange Hall on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for a night of contradancing and community, to benefit the rejuvenation of West Tisbury’s 165-year-old community...

Films, lawns, and live music at the West Tisbury library

On Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 pm, the West Tisbury library hosts a presentation about Vineyard Lawns with Sam Look, executive director of the Vineyard Conservation Society. She will go over the basics of...

Poet’s Corner: ‘January Gems’

January Gems By Ellie Bates Night black velvet sky wears crescent pearl necklace Morning flakes of chalcedony veils dress the fields of fallen snow Ellie Bates lives year-round in Edgartown, and is a member of the MV Poets’ Collective and the Cleaveland House Poets. Her recent chapbook,“Seasonal...