Musical Shabbat

Musical Shabbat

All are invited for a special shabbat today, April 2, when Rosalie Gerut, musician, singer, songwriter, cantor, recording producer and director leads a joyful and spiritual musical service at 5:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Center street in Vineyard Haven.

Tuneful Trio to Play Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse

The Vineyard Playhouse will transform into Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse on Friday, April 2, with the assistance of a musical trio whose harmonies and arrangements inject new life into familiar traditional songs.

Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone perform both a cappella and with simple accompaniment from guitar and hammered dulcimer. The material is drawn from both contemporary and traditional works from America and the British Isles, with an occasional sea shanty thrown in. Their live performances are engaging for audiences of all ages.

Call to Young Actors: Open Auditions for Imp Musical

Calling kids aged 8 to 18 who can sing and/or act: it’s audition time for the Imp production of Bittersweet, a musical that includes many singing some non-singing roles. Bittersweet is written by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, with lyrics by Ross Mihalko and music by Brian Weiland — the creators of Bears Beware, Goldilocks Is in Your Town; Waking Beauty; Bluebeard; and The Tall Tale Trilogy.

Irish Musicians Return For Show at Katharine Cornell

Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely of the group Lunasa return to the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Their new album, On Common Ground, was named one of the top 10 albums of 2009 by the Irish Echo, which called it “a pinnacle performance from Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford, two uncommonly gifted Irish traditional musicians.”

Band to Sizzle Tonight

Band to Sizzle Tonight

Tonight, Friday, March 5, Papa Tuck will cook steak sandwiches alongside The Tripping Lily Band, from 6 p.m. at the Portuguese American Club on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs. Music begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Island charities. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the P.A. Club, Jim’s Package Store in Oak Bluffs; and Al’s Package Store and the Dock Street Diner in Edgartown.

Myers Brothers Play Che’s

Myers Brothers Play Che’s

Tonight longtime Island musicians Rob and Dave Myers will reunite for a special concert at Che’s Lounge in Vineyard Haven.

Doors open at 8 p.m.; there is a sliding scale donation for admission.

The two brothers, who performed on the Island together in the early 1990s in the alternative pop punk band the Inskirts, will perform material from their individual catalogues, as well as from their work together.

Irish Music Masters Make Return to Katharine Cornell

Karan Casey and John Doyle return to the Island to launch the 2010 music series at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Island Voices Join in Song: All-Church Choir Concert

Voices will rise to the rafters of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, at the second Annual All Church Choir concert Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Church choirs from all over the Island, including the Faith Community Singers, the Federated Church Choir, the Good Shepherd Parish Women’s Choir, the Grace Church Choir, and the United Methodist Choir, will come together for one night.

Caribbean Night Dance

Caribbean Night Dance

Drag that summer wardrobe out from under the bed and get on your flip-flops, because this Saturday, Feb. 13, is Caribbean Night at the Chilmark Community Center from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The Smokin’ Flamingos will provide the music for the evening, while partygoers enjoy dancing, beer, wine and dessert. Raffles and auctions, both live and silent, add to the fun. Admission is $15, and all proceeds benefit the Chilmark School.

Valentine’s Haiti Benefit

Valentine’s Haiti Benefit

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