Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

July 20, 2023
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish take to the outdoor stage — the deck of Featherstone’s Art Barn — tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. That’s just one of 53 opportunities to hear live music on this Island in the next week! Music not your thing? There are 62 art exhibits, classes, or shows you and your art-loving friends could check out. Rather be outside? Yep, you guessed it: There are at least 50 ways to do that this week, from guided nature walks and kayak quests, to Alpaca Walk and Talks and Goat Yoga.
In fact, you can find activities to suit any member of the family by visiting The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar. Scroll through any week or day, or use the “event types” tab to curate a list of events in your interest area, whether it be kids activities, sports, nightlife or more. And check out our highlights below before you plan your schedule for the next few days.
What’s the cost of producing cheap food? Food critic and memoirist Ruth Reichl answers this question through interviews with a wide spectrum of food producers and chefs in a new documentary by Laura Gabbert called Food and Country. Circuit Arts will screen the film at the Grange Hall on Friday night, July 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Ms. Reichl and executive co-producer Geralyn White Dreyfous will lead a discussion afterwards.
Celebrate diversity at the Tabernacle on Saturday, July 22 at the Truth and Joy Celebration from 12 to 8 p.m. Live music, art, and food made by local vendors are all in store. At 3 p.m., there will be special presentation by Kyle Williams of A Long Talk about an Uncomfortable Truth and students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School.
Martha’s Vineyard Museum is transforming the historic Cooke House and Legacy Gardens in Edgartown for Tavern Night on Saturday, July 22. Enjoy live music and nibbles while playing lawn games from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Bite Me Stand-Up Comedy Show features talented NYC and Boston comedians playing two venues on Wednesday night, July 26. At 7 p.m., they’ll perform at The Barn, Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs, followed by a 10 p.m. show at The Wharf Pub and Restaurant in Edgartown.
The sixth annual HBCUs Legacy Week begins on Sunday, July 23 with a full roster of events designed for alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to connect and celebrate.
Live Music This Week
There’s plenty of live music to enjoy in the next few days. Here are a few highlights:
  • The Jaywalkers play the Black Dog Café today, Thursday, July 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Music from the Soul, a concert to benefit Sophia Hart, happens at the Old Whaling Church on Friday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Dock Dance Band plays at Memorial Wharf on Tuesday, July 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mark Your Calendar For Fundraisers
This is the time of the year on the Island when many Vineyard nonprofits host their most important fundraisers. Buying tickets in advance is encouraged. Upcoming events are listed below; find more on our calendar.

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