Monday, June 24, 2024

Arts & Entertainment

For thirsty marauders

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A sight guaranteed to stir my wrathIs that of crows in the small birds' bath.

MV Glee: Formula for fun

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In one whiplash moment, commotion turns to concentration. A shouted command, and a dozen laughing, talking youth abruptly form a regimented chorus line and comply.

Two film events this weekend: Bee Brunch, Oscar Live Shorts

Film enthusiasts can look forward to two movie events this weekend.

ITW’s “Cinderella”

In 1955, Warren Martin, a professor of music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, wrote a musical comedy version of the fairytale Cinderella, as entertainment for an alumni weekend celebration.

Featherstone’s permanent collection celebrated

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Displayed in arrangements on pedestals, shelves, and walls, Featherstone's Permanent Collection marks the 15th anniversary of the Vineyard's nonprofit center.

Twenty something on the Vineyard? What to do all winter?

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There are, after all, no nightclubs (though many would love to see Nectar's open year-round), no bowling alleys (there should be), and in general not a whole lot to do that doesn't require a bit of self-motivation.

Reel Picks

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There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the lead role in "Swan Lake.

Swamp Angels: voicing Vineyard angst

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The Swamp Angels offer their first, and self-titled, album.

Noteworthy events

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Bunch of Grapes will host a screenwriter's circle beginning on February 15 and continuing for eight weeks.

And now, the moment you’ve waited for – the envelope please

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I'm a big fan of "The King's Speech" for the Oscar.

Family. Film. Feast. Saturday in Chilmark

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) is offering a better option than hibernation for Island families this weekend.

Noteworthy events

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Island dog photographer Lisa Vanderhoop of Aquinnah, creator of the Vineyard Seadog calendar, will be featured in a Valentine-themed art show at the Chilmark Bank starting this Friday, Feb.

Reel Picks

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There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the lead role in "Swan Lake.

Martha’s Vineyard trivia nights

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Trivia is the Island's winter sport of choice: Tuesday at The Newes and Wednesday at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Thursday at the Portuguese-American Club.

Big Chili Contest gets even bigger

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This year's annual Big Chili Contest held Saturday attracted a record crowd and raised approximately $35,000 for the Red Stocking Fund.

Reel Picks

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There's innocence and madness as the dance-obsessed ballerina Nina (a brilliant Natalie Portman), competes with Lily (Mila Kunis) for the principle role in "Swan Lake," a duel role that represents good and evil.

Jon Katz talks “Rose In a Storm” at Edgartown Library

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"Rose In A Storm" is a terrific yarn. Jon Katz has authored 19 books and has a journalistic resume that includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard unveils mural, plans for Teen Center

"With the power of soul – anything is possible.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “The Way We Get By”

Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan land first in Bangor, Maine, often in the middle of the night.

“Timon of Athens” Friday and Saturday at Vineyard Playhouse

Shakespeare for the Masses performs their version of "Timon of Athens" tomorrow and Saturday evenings at the Vineyard Playhouse on Church Street in Vineyard Haven.