It was mid-fall and local musician Adam Lipsky was feeling kind of blue. He looked around the Island and thought the possible venues for playing and listening to music felt static.

Sometimes puppets are just a fun diversion and a creative way to tell a story. Next Saturday, June 15, puppets will also help disabled children in Zambia.


Spindrift Marionettes bring out their lively marionette puppets to perform The Magic Teakettle at the Grange Hall on July 17 at 3 p.m. The Magic Teakettle is an adaptation of a Japanese folk tale about a tenuki, a magical creature who can turn into anything.


Puppets on Main Street

Look for romance and comedy under the linden tree every Saturday night, when the inimitable Bella brings Trouble in Paradise, her new musical puppet show, to passersby at 6 p.m. weekly through July and August.


Bilingual Puppets

Bella’s Musical Puppet Show presents Arakataka’s Chorus Band/Coral do Arakataka, where everyone is invited to join in singing the American and Brazilian folk songs, on Sunday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the makeshift theatre in a warehouse behind 56/58 Main street in Vineyard Haven.


The musical puppet show The Hole Without A Bottom (O Buraco Sem Fundo) premieres at Che’s Lounge on Sunday, April 5, and will continue every Sunday in April at 11:30 a.m.

Featuring Island performer Bella, The Hole Without A Bottom is an original play adapted from an original story, performed in English and Portuguese. The suggested donation is $5.