Sunday, May 22, 2022

Arts & Entertainment

ArtFarm play festival

Contrary to polished and rehearsed performances that many people go to the theater for, the upcoming theatre festival, New Writers, New Plays, gives the audience power to shape the works that they will see this Thursday through Saturday.

Fourth of July events on Martha’s Vineyard

Independence Day Children's Parade 10 am, gather at West Clinton Ave.

What if JFK had lived? A one-man play

Attorney, college professor, and Edgartown summer resident for the last 25 years, Dennis C.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival: 10 years and counting

The Chilmark-based Martha's Vineyard Film Festival continues the celebration of its 10th year, begun in March, with a roster of nine films, primarily documentaries.

West Tisbury Farmers Market: Not just produce anymore

While the mere mention of the West Tisbury Farmers Market evokes thoughts of fresh, Island-grown vegetables and fruits, many of us fail to realize that they offer much more.

RISE dance recital in photos

More than 100 dancers performed in "The British Invasion Then and Now," RISE's dance performances last Sunday afternoon and evening, held at the M.

The Yard hosts Bombshell Sound Agents dance party

On an island that has traditionally embraced blues, folk, and rock and roll, a dance music revolution is washing up the Vineyard's beaches, and it's going to begin up-Island with a bang.

First time Edgartown author pens “Hundred Day Haul”

"Hundred Day Haul" is a bittersweet drive through a different America, one that is worth remembering —especially in the hopes of that optimism being restored.

Noteworthy events

When Jemima James hosts her second annual Variety Show at Featherstone Center for the Arts' Musical Monday this Monday, July 5, she'll be transforming a long family tradition into an event for the entire community.

New Shows: What Makes Opening Receptions Work

What gives an Island art opening its pizzazz? Sue Dawson, who manages Alison Shaw Gallery in Oak Bluffs, compares opening receptions to a new display in a store window –– it piques people's interest; it is a reason to come in.

Best Fest: Young, local musicians at Featherstone

Hear Kahoots, Apollo Sunshine, Pierre, Belle and the Bees, Dukes County Love Affair, Colin Ruel, and DJ Pretty Ninja this Saturday afternoon at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

HarborFest and Summer Solstice fill Oak Bluffs

The 19th annual HarborFest and the fifth annual Summer Solstice celebration, hosted by the Oak Bluffs Association (OBA), was "as good as ever," according to Dennis daRosa, president of the OBA.

Fashion show at Il Tesoro

Il Tesoro at the Terrace in Edgartown introduced their summer lunch menu to a crowd this past Monday, June 21, in collaboration with a fashion show with In the Pink, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store.

Where to find party supplies on the Vineyard

Summer on the Vineyard brings lots of activities, extended family members, friends, and loads of parties.

A peak into The Yard’s 2010 season

For most of its 40-year existence, The Yard in Chilmark has been dedicated to dance with a two-fold agenda: fostering national talent in the world of dance through residencies, and bringing world class original performances to Island audiences.

“Blessed Is the Match”

Most Americans knows who Anne Frank is, but hardly anyone outside Israel has heard of Hannah Senesh (Szenes), the Hungarian Jewish patriot who died in the effort to rescue her native country from Nazism.

Willy Mason and Norah Jones sweep Europe

Vineyard singer/songwriter Willy Mason is currently opening for Norah Jones on a concert tour of the United Kingdom and Europe.

Reel Picks

There's something essentially honest about this very funny odd-couple comedy, with nervous record company rep (Jonah Hill) having to escort sex/drugs/rock and let-the-good-times-roll star (Russell Brand) from London to New York, to Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.

Gallery hopping

It began rather quietly five years ago in downtown Edgartown, and four years ago in the Arts District in Oak Bluffs; the towns' art galleries took over the streets for the evening.

Bombshell Sound Agents dance to Justin Martin

Bombshell Sound Agents hosted its first official Hi Life Dance Party last Friday night at the Mediterranean.