Island Time, Feb. 20-23: Wide-Open Weekend

Island Time, Feb. 20-23: Wide-Open Weekend

February 21, 2020

School vacation starts Friday for Martha’s Vineyard families, many of whom will be heading off-Island as soon as they can get all the kids in the car. For the rest of us, it’s a wide-open Vineyard weekend with plenty to do by day and night. Here are a few suggestions for the days to come, and you can find everything that’s happening on the Island in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.

 

Friday, Feb. 21 | Eat, drink, listen, enjoy

Stop by Featherstone Center for the Arts to see the new show The Numbers Speak For Themselves between noon and 4 p.m. today and through March 15.

The Call of the Wild plays Edgartown Cinemas at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

At Pathways Arts in Chilmark, a double feature starts at 7 p.m. “Two Meditative Journeys, Sights and Sounds” begins with Valerie Sonnenthal’s presentation about her travels in Tibet and will be followed by Avian Improv, a photography and music show presented by photographer Lanny McDowell and pianist David Stanwood.

Musician Mike Benjamin plays at the Newes from America pub in Edgartown from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and D.J. Rickie Prime entertains at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs starting at 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21 | Eat, drink, listen, enjoy

Stop by Featherstone Center for the Arts to see the new show The Numbers Speak For Themselves between noon and 4 p.m. today and through March 15.

The Call of the Wild plays Edgartown Cinemas at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

At Pathways Arts in Chilmark, a double feature starts at 7 p.m. “Two Meditative Journeys, Sights and Sounds” begins with Valerie Sonnenthal’s presentation about her travels in Tibet and will be followed by Avian Improv, a photography and music show presented by photographer Lanny McDowell and pianist David Stanwood.

Musician Mike Benjamin plays at the Newes from America pub in Edgartown from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and D.J. Rickie Prime entertains at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs starting at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22 | Meat you at the ball

Join Polly Hill Arboretum director Tim Boland to learn about Witch-Hazels: Harbingers of Spring, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the arboretum in West Tisbury.

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society presents a hands-on Venison Cooking Workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. It’s an apt lead-in to tonight’s Meat Ball, an annual feast of all things meat with dancing to live music, at the hall from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Trinity Worship Center in Oak Bluffs hosts tonight’s Community Supper at 5:30 p.m.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven screens Just Mercy at 4 p.m. and 63 Up at 7:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Island angler and author Janet Messineo hosts an evening of Fish Tales at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven.

Sunday, Feb. 23 | Love and operas

Experience the Metropolitan Opera production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess—its first in nearly three decades—live from New York on the screen of the Film Center starting at 1 p.m.

Singles are especially invited to Fiascoes & Fun, starting at 2 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven library, where author Tricia Bennett shares from her upcoming book on finding love in an event that also includes refreshments and a group activity.

Hikers of drinking age might enjoy the Sunday Funday Brew Hike through Long Point Reservation in West Tisbury, starting at 3 p.m.

Opera Night returns to La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven, with soprano, baritone and piano music accompanying dinner from 4 p.mn. to 9 p.m.

The Gentlemen plays at Edgartown Cinemas at 6:45 p.m.

Peter H. Luce Play Readers Society Feb 19 9am – Feb 26

Peter H. Luce Play Readers Society

Tisbury Senior Center

Glow Yoga for Tweens & Teens Feb 21 3:30pm

Glow Yoga for Tweens & Teens

West Tisbury Public Library

Clifford the Big Red Dog's Birthday Party Feb 22 10:30am

Clifford the Big Red Dog’s Birthday Party

Edgartown Public Library

Moby-Dick Book Club Feb 22 2pm

Moby-Dick Book Club

The Carnegie

Open Writing Hours Feb 23 1pm – Apr 26

Open Writing Hours

Featherstone Center for the Arts

Art in the Stacks: Edward Gorey Feb 24 10am – Mar 30

Art in the Stacks: Edward Gorey

Vineyard Haven Public Library

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Featured photo by Tim Johnson.

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