Island Time, February 13-16: Romance & Revelry

Island Time, February 13-16: Romance & Revelry

February 13, 2020
When Valentine’s Day falls on the eve of a three-day weekend, there’s no better place to be than Martha’s Vineyard. The Island is full of romantic concerts, special meals and events both indoors and out. There’s even an over-21 prom on Saturday night! We’ve picked a few weekend activities for your consideration, and you can find everything that’s happening in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.


Friday, Feb. 14 | Dinners and shows

Restaurants with special Valentine’s Day dinners tonight include the Plane View in West Tisbury, Bettini in Edgartown and the Black Dog Tavern (also serving brunch) in Vineyard Haven.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is also getting into the act, hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner with four Island chefs—Kevin Crowell of Detente, Gina Stanley of Artcliff Diner, Kyle Anderson of Kitchen Porch and Sean Yancey of the West Chop Club —plus music by Jeremy Berlin and Rose Guerin.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pathways in Chilmark presents Love Songs performed by Island artists including Missis Biskis, Ben Taylor, Isaac Taylor, Lucy Mayhew, Alex Karalekas and more.

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven presents Wintertime Melodies, a concert of love songs from the Sinatra songbook performed by Shelagh Hackett, Paul Munafo and special guests, at 7 p.m.

Just Mercy plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 p.m.

At the Cardboard Box in Oak Bluffs, DJs spin slow jams and romantic music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15 | Prom night

It’s Spinning Weekend at the FARM Institute in Edgartown, where you can learn basic skills and techniques for using spinning wheels and drop spindles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday.

Unlock your inner artist with the Creativity Workshop, using writing, meditation, intuitive drawing and simple printmaking techniques, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs.

Die-hard runners of all levels flock to the Martha’s Vineyard 20-Miler & Amity Island Relay, starting at 11 a.m. at the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven.

The Barn Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs sobers up this afternoon with the Stay In Your Lane Bowling Tournament, a non-drinking tourney celebrating sobriety and the Vineyard House, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Seekers of Arctic owls and Island images can join photographer Michael Blanchard on a Snowy Owl Prowl of Cape Pogue from noon to 2 p.m.

The Edgartown Library presents acclaimed Island fiddler, guitarist, composer and singer Nancy Jephcote in concert, with longtime collaborators Paul Thurlow and Anthony Esposito, at 2 p.m.

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey plays Edgartown Cinemas at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Bring a date or go stag — it’s formal time at the Ritz in Oak Bluffs, which holds its first-ever Ritz Prom starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16 | Squibnocket hike

There’s no off-season for Disc Golf Doubles, weekly year-round at the Riverhead Disc Golf Course in Edgartown starting at 10 a.m.

Sunday is Lasagna Lunch day at the Federated Church in Edgartown, which serves a full meal with salad, beverages and dessert from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

From 1 to 3 p.m., you can explore privately-held conservation land in Chilmark with the Trustees’ Squibnocket Winter Walk.

At 2 p.m., it’s your very last chance to see Big Fish, the musical spectacular at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.

Weathering with You plays Edgartown Cinemas at 1:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and the Film Center screens Jojo Rabbit at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18  | Tuesdays in the Newsroom: Meet the Tankards!

In honor of Black History Month, join us in welcoming three members of the Tankard family to the Vineyard Gazette newsroom on Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. Patricia Tankard, Bob Tankard and Carol Tankard Giosmas — three of 10 siblings — will talk about what it was like to move here from New Jersey in 1961, the obstacles they faced, the importance of friends and family, and their unique perspective on the degree to which the Vineyard’s relationship to race has changed over 60 years.


Girls Varsity Basketball Feb 14 4:30pm

Girls Varsity Basketball

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School

Above The Net Volleyball Tournament Feb 15 10am

Above The Net Volleyball Tournament

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School

Boys Varsity Hockey Feb 15 7pm

Boys Varsity Hockey

Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena

Monday Night at the Movies Feb 17 6pm

Monday Night at the Movies

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Winter Dinner Lecture Series Feb 18 6pm

Winter Dinner Lecture Series

Black Dog Tavern

Witch-Hazels—Harbingers of Spring Feb 22 10am

Witch-Hazels—Harbingers of Spring

Polly Hill Arboretum


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