September 27: Blue Notes

September 27: Blue Notes

September 27, 2018

Rainbows, storm clouds, fiery red sunsets — the sky has put on a show every night this week. Today’s soundtrack is the rattling of windows, the whistle of a passing gust—the breeze now an impressive 20 knots. The sun sets at 6:30 p.m. tonight. It is fall. Sigh. So beautiful on the one hand; poignant, even foreboding on the other.

At times we feel like nature is all the entertainment we need, but we’re grateful for the Playhouse, the Film Center, the Ritz, the PA club, the ice arena, the libraries, the YMCA, the farmers’ market, and all the other Island spots where warmth, entertainment and fellowship wait for us.

Friday, September 28 | Going to the Dogs

If you’re a dog lover, tonight at 5 p.m. you can grab a seat at the Strand theater and watch the documentary Pick of the Litter about a litter of puppies training to be seeing eye dogs. (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!). After that you’ll still have time to stop in at the PA club for the Animal Shelter’s free celebration of 1,000 pets placed in Island homes. (Food and music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

Also for film buffs: The Manhattan Short Film Festival continues tonight; viewers will get to vote on the best short films of the year (7:30 p.m., MV Film Center).

If you’re a hockey fan, you’ll want to know about The Inaugural Island of Heroes Cup, which kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. Members of the military, police, fire and EMS departments will skate against each other in the three-day event.

Saturday, September 29 | Up and Down

If you like to watch good tennis, head to Farm Neck Golf Club this morning for the Martha’s Vineyard Senior Men’s Doubles Championships. Sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and designated as a national level tournament, the event will feature some of the top men’s senior doubles players from across the country and Canada.

While the Chilmark Flea is done for the season, you can still head up Island to the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market which will continue at the Grange Hall through next weekend and will shift to the Ag Hall on October 13. Or head down-Island with the kids to the Oak Bluffs Library for a Coast Guard Touch-a-Boat event from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This afternoon at the Film Center, catch a screening of Love, Gilda at 4 p.m. or screen more of the short films in the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. A Simple Favor plays at the Capawock at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 30 | Fore!

The 30th annual Big Golf Fore Kids tournament, which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters on Martha’s Vineyard, takes place at Mink Meadows Golf Club starting at 7 a.m. this morning.

If you’re planning on starting the morning a little later than 7 a.m., know that the Vineyard Artisans Festival begins at 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall and the Oak Bluffs Open Market starts at 10 a.m. in Washington Park.

The Ice Arena is open for public skating at 4:20 p.m. And the Manhattan Shorts Festival concludes at the Film Center at 4 p.m.

Have a great weekend!

Sep 29 5am

Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk: Darkness Into Vineyard Light

Joseph Sylvia State Beach

Sep 29 2pm

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates

Oak Bluffs Public Library

Sep 29 10am – Dec 1

Saturday Youth Fall Series

Sassafras Earth Education

Sep 30 10am – Oct 7

Oak Bluffs Open Market

Washington Park




Oct 6 – Oct 7 The 15th Annual Art of Chocolate Festival | Find Out More
Oct 14 MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Awards Ceremony | Find Out More
Oct 18 – Oct 21 Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival | Find Out More

Photo, top: Susie Middleton
Photo, top right: Eli Dagostino

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