Island Time, January 16-19: Time to Remember

Island Time, January 16-19: Time to Remember

January 17, 2020

Monday’s holiday honors civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a day designed to celebrate his legacy with activities that serve the community, and provides the first three-day weekend of the year. Several churches are planning special musical and other tributes, and there are plenty of opportunities this weekend for both service and fun on Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve picked a few best bets for you from the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar, where you can find events taking place every day of the week, all year round.

Friday, Jan. 17 | Weekend starts here

Joe Sollitto was clerk of the Dukes County Superior Court for 42 years until his retirement late in 2018. The former Oak Bluffs police officer and renowned raconteur will share his stories in a Conversation with Joe Sollitto starting at 10 a.m. at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

The MVRHS girls basketball team takes on Nauset at the high school gym in Oak Bluffs starting at 4:30 p.m.

Mike Benjamin plays acoustic covers of classic hits at the Newes from America in Edgartown from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Wear flannel to Grunge Night at the Ritz in Oak Bluffs, starting at 10 p.m.

Doolittle plays at Edgartown Cinemas at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18 | Catching the sun

Allen Farm Sheep & Wool Company in Chilmark presents the latest talk in its Permaculture Through the Seasons series from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This month’s topic is earthworks and natural building.

At Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, learn to create stained-glass suncatchers with Jamie Hathaway from 9 a.m. to noon.

The MV Women’s March Rally returns to Five Corners in Vineyard Haven for its third year, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Starting at 2 p.m. at the Edgartown Library, the Great Edgartown Type-In brings out dozens of vintage typewriters for the public to explore.

The First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven celebrates Dr. King with a roast beef dinner at 5 p.m. and a tribute concert with pianist Geoffrey Dana Hicks at 7:30 p.m.

Children of Bal Ashram, the award-winning documentary, has a special screening at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven following a 5:30 p.m. reception for the photographic exhibition Our Children in the lobby art space.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven shows Golden Globe winner 1917 at 7:30 p.m.

At the Ritz, Rose Guerin presents Rosie’s Ritzy Revue starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 19 | Roll and glow

The Barn Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs turns on the black lights for Family Fun Glow Bowling from noon to 5 p.m.

Hikers over 21 can take a Sunday Funday Brew Hike through Long Point Wildlife Refuge in West Tisbury from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Opera Night returns to La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Jumanji: The Next Level plays at 4:15 p.m. at Edgartown Cinemas.

 

Featured photo by Albert O. Fischer

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Community Dance Class Jan 16 10:30am – Feb 13

Community Dance Class

Edgartown Public Library

Adrenaline Music Project Jan 16 3pm – May 28

Adrenaline Music Project

Alex’s Place

Thirsty Thursday Group Run/Walk Jan 16 5:30pm – Apr 9

Thirsty Thursday Group Run/Walk

Newes From America Pub

Live Music: Edbury All-Stars Jan 16 8:30pm – Jan 30

Live Music: Edbury All-Stars

The Ritz Cafe

Music Evening Jan 18 7pm

Music Evening

PathwaysARTS

She's coming in July Jan 19 12pm – Jan 20

Open Auditions: Cinderella

Island Theatre Workshop

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