Song and Dance
March 9, 2023
The quiet winter interlude was lovely, but we’re more than ready to turn up the Vineyard volume this week. Right on cue, the calendar is filling up with live music, dance parties, and even a free tango concert.
The Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs re-opened this week after its winter nap. Trivia is back on Tuesdays, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish play on Wednesdays, The Rosie Show is on for Saturdays, and more musicians such as The Black Eyed Susans and 2Boys are on the schedule as well.
After a few renovations, the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs is open again, and resident eatery Mo’s Lunch will return to business on Thursday, March 16. The music line-up at the club this weekend includes Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and ESP at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. And mark your calendars for the Lip Sync Contest to benefit Friends of Family Planning on Saturday, March 18 at the club, starting at 7 p.m. DJ Dern will spin tunes afterwards.
Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time returns this Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. More time to enjoy everything on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar!
On Friday, March 10, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is turning the traditional Friday happy hour on its head with Wool & Wine: Needle-Felted Coaster and Keychains. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., you can enjoy a glass of wine and experiment with spinning, weaving, knitting and felting while learning about the different ways to turn wool into something beautiful. Pre-register here.
Celebrate International Women’s Month with PathwaysArts on Friday, March 10 at its Women Live event. Natasha Taylor hosts this evening of female Island artists performing in the genres of spoken word, dance and music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., you can get an insider look at wooden boat building at Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway’s Open House. It’s a unique opportunity to watch master craftsmen at work. Take a tour, learn about new projects, hear stories from the boatbuilders and enjoy Saturday morning coffee.
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society is bringing musical sextet QuinTango to the Island for a residency week of education and music making. The ensemble will perform a free concert of Argentinian tango classics and re-interpretations on Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center. A community tango dance follows after the concert.
To prepare, put on your dancing shoes for the tango lessons led by Analia Centurio, a tango dance master. Analia will teach on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the MVRHS cafeteria.
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