Island Time 2: August 5 – August 8
August 5, 2019
It’s the first full week of August, our liveliest month of the summer on Martha’s Vineyard. How will you spend it? We have some suggestions, with more to come in Thursday’s Island Time.
1. The annual All Island Art Show returns Monday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. Since 1956, artists from all parts of the Vineyard have gathered each summer to show their paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and other creative expressions. The Junior Art Show follows, on Tuesday from 10 to noon — kids can bring up to two artworks each.
2. Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish play a free concert, Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the lawn at theEdgartown Public Library. Bring a blanket for picnicking, or just take a chair. Either way, you may soon find yourself on your feet and moving to the sounds of the Vineyard’s favorite dance band. Tuesday evening concerts continue at the library through August. Rain moves the show inside.
3. The 17th Annual African American Film Festival takes place from August 5 to August 10, with films running all day, most at the Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. Tuesday, August 6, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., preview The Godfather of Harlem, with clips and conversation with executive producer Markuann Smith.Premiering on EPIX on September 29, Godfather of Harlem starrs Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D’Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch and Ilfenesh Hadera and is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson.
5. Learn about the Science and History of Shipwreck Archaeology with archaeologist Marie Zahn, Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. The waters around Martha’s Vineyard are littered with shipwrecks, and each one is a potential time capsule for archaeologists.This talk looks at the study of shipwrecks throughout history and around the world.