September 21, 2023
Little kids have their own fishing derby this weekend. Big kids are scrambling to find the best spots in the ongoing Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. And fly fisherwomen can take a class from Kismet Outfitters at the Edgartown Lighthouse on Saturday. It’s enough to make anyone want to pull on a pair of galoshes, grab a rod and set bait to hook. There’s something to be said for an Island that honors a pastime devoted to patience and tall stories. But if fishing just isn’t your thing, you can get your fill of tall stories at the theatre this weekend or practice your patience on a pottery wheel. Read on for details, and find much more to do in the next week on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
Audrey 2 is one hungry plant and the musical theatre crowd at Island Theatre Workshop wants to share her songs with you. Performances of the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors begin tonight, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center and will be held through Oct. 1.
A special performance on Saturday, Sept. 23 benefits CONNECT to End Violence and includes a talkback with CONNECT staff and cast members.
Get ready for the cozy days ahead by making your own pottery cup to hold a warm cup of tea. Learn molding, shaping and how to use the potters wheel for a meaningful creation. Victoria Correnti leads the Chai Cup Pottery Workshop at Slough Farm in Katama on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
It’s a ladies’ afternoon out to build fly casting skills on Saturday, Sept. 23 when Abbie Schuster of Kismet Outfitters offers a women-only lesson in fly fishing, knot techniques and casting instruction. The Fall Fly Fishing Extravaganza takes place at the Edgartown Lighthouse from 3 to 5 p.m.
Children and adults alike delight in the early morning fishing that happens at the annual Kids Derby Day, a tradition held as part of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Oak Bluffs ferry pier will be open starting around 5:45 a.m., just before the sun rises, for children ages 4 to 14 to enjoy a derby of their own.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, Island Autism will hold a fundraiser themed Endless Summer. Enjoy music from the Sultans of Swing, food and drinks and a silent auction while supporting a local nonprofit working with Islanders on the autism spectrum. The gala takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Edgartown Yacht Club tennis facility.