Sunday, February 25, 2024

Arts & Entertainment

Yorgos Lanthimos’s odd and imaginative new film

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“Poor Things” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, this film is a bizarre and ingenious remake of the Frankenstein myth, based...

Denys Wortman’s view from above at M.V. Playhouse

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Denys Wortman gives us a rare perspective of this place we call home — specifically, from up high. His current exhibit, “View from Above,” at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, is an alluring array of...

Jewelry Makers: A little sparkle

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The Island is known for summoning creatives. We’re surrounded by musicians, writers, dancers, actors, photographers, comedians, and visual artists who work in a variety of mediums. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with...

WHOI: Deep dive

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Recently the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) published its first children's book — a deep sea dive into a world that most of us will never witness outside of photos. “Where the Weird Things...

Chain reaction activity

Build a fun Rube Goldberg–esque contraption (intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect, overly complicated way) at the West Tisbury library with Hugh Phear. All ages are welcome to try their...

Island Alpaca walk and talk

Alpacas are gentle souls, and they like company, so take a stroll with one and get to know it better during Alpaca Walk and Talk. Learn about where alpacas come from, why they're important,...

Full moon owl prowl

Who? You. Get outside and join an owl prowl. Owls are quiet critters, silently flying through the Island woods and fields. They communicate, however, and you just might be able to hear one or...

Upcoming activities at the West Tisbury library

Jason Mazar-Kelly will lead an all-levels virtual Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 pm. Visit wholesomemv.com to sign up. Then at 10:30 am, join Music with Maryse, a...

Poet’s Corner: ‘On Aging and the Loss of One’s Marbles’

On Aging and the Loss of One’s Marbles By Ellen Martin Story Sad, to think I’m losing marbles these days. Used to lose a lot when I was a kid playing on the sidewalk. Could never finger-flick other marbles out...

Around the bookstore

Watching the Christmas decorations come down on Main Street in Edgartown caused a sigh to slip out; it always seems they come down a week too soon — but that’s me, someone who’d like...

Two artists, one show at Pathways

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A new exhibit at Pathways pairs two artists from different generations whose work, though vastly different, complements the other well. Paul Lazes has been creating art since his days studying at the California Institute of...

A grouchy cab driver is won over in ‘Driving Madeleine’

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“Driving Madeleine” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Jan. 19. This film is a delightful story of two characters confined in the space of a car, much like Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat” and many...

Farming and prose

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Scott Chaskey’s new book, “Soil and Spirit: Cultivation and Kinship in the Web of Life,” is an ode to nature in many ways. It brims with personal essays and poems in which he intermingles...

Winter writing

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It’s wintertime. It’s cold. It gets dark at an absurdly early hour. What better time to light a fire under your inner muse? The upcoming literary arts workshops at Featherstone Center for the Arts...

Mini golf at the library

Did you know that there is a mini-golf course in the Oak Bluffs library? Well, to clarify, on Friday, Jan. 19, both floors of the library will be transformed into a spacious 18-hole golf...

Community Chess Night

According to chess.com, the game is beneficial in numerous ways — it helps to develop creativity, build confidence, improve problem-solving skills, and much more. Plus, it’s fun. On Mondays throughout the winter in the...

Get your dance on

The West Tisbury library hosts an in-person “Adult Community Dance Class” on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Instructor Jesse Keller Jason begins the class with a guided warm-up that will align the body...

What Are You Watching? NFL Playoffs

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars It's the NFL playoffs! The prime time of the season, when all the best teams in the NFL square off against each other in a bracketed tournament to reach...

Poet’s Corner: ‘Forgetting to Remember’

Forgetting to Remember By Peter Ledermann Speak not casually ever As there is no drop of rain that is insignificant Nor any look that we give to one another Impermanent Look to the passage of every moment as precious as The splitting of...

Of friends and frogs

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Kanta Lipsky, who lives on the Vineyard, says she is a big fan of the tree frog commonly referred to as spring peepers, but affectionately called pinkletinks on the Island. Her second children’s book...