June 13: Because the Night Belongs to Us
June 13, 2018
With the long days carrying the light deep into the evening hours, you’ve still got time after supper to jump in the car and watch the sunset in Menemsha. Or to drive downtown for an ice cream. The bars on Circuit Ave. are thrumming with live music, somewhere the Vineyard Sound boys are crooning on a street corner, and up at the Yard, the night is filled with dance. Catch a movie—the Strand opens this week; catch a baseball game; catch an art show.
Or just sit on your front step with a friend and wait for the stars.
Oh, and by the way, June days on the Vineyard are pretty sweet, too. Here are our picks for fun activities this Father’s Day weeked, both day and night.
Friday, June 15 | Night Out
Whether we go at 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., we’re definitely putting one of today’s special screenings of the film Itzhak on our schedules. Director Alison Chernick will be on hand for a Q & A after both of these showings. The film is an enchanting documentary about the life and music of violinist and polio survivor, Itzhak Perlman, as well as a tender look at his marriage of 50 years. And if we go at 4 p.m., we can double up on movies and see Oceans 8 at the Strand at 8 p.m. Maybe we’ll have time for some of that delicious chicken barbecue at Sea Smoke in Oak Bluffs in between.
Afterwards, we’re off to Edgartown to go dancing at the Port Hunter, where Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish take the floor at 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 16 | Family Fun
All six towns are hosting fun outdoor family activities today, so take your pick: the Oak Bluffs Harborfest or the Midsummer Faerie Festival in Oak Bluffs, the Tisbury Family Shellfishing Day on Lagoon Pond, West Tisbury Town Picnic at the Ag Hall, the Dogs for Dad barbecue at the Aquinnah Public Library, Dad Olympics at the Edgartown Library, and the Children’s Fair at the Chilmark Community Church.
If you’re in Vineyard Haven, be sure to stop by the Vineyard Committee on Hunger’s annual bake sale, on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tonight? Incredibles 2 plays at the Capwock at 7 p.m.; The Emerald City Confessions, a dance recital, is on at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.; and the Bloomsday celebration is happening at the Katharine Cornell Theater at 8 p.m. And there are plenty of live music options for later.
Sunday, June 17 | Dad Loves ‘Cue
This morning we’re taking Dad to the Car-B-Q Classic. We’ll watch the procession of vintage autos from Bend in the Road Beach (10 a.m.) and then head to the Harbor View for the car show and hot barbecue (starting at 11 a.m.).
Apparently dads are really fond of barbecue, because the FARM Institute is also having its own Father’s Day BBQ & Bluegrass event this afternoon at 4 p.m. Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery will be on hand with Dad’s other favorite.
Wind up the day at the Shark tank. The MV Sharks play the Worcester Bravehearts at 6:30 p.m.