🎖️Weekend Update: 11/10-11/12 - Events on Martha's Vineyard this Weekend
veterans day events/5k, walks, improv, WTFM, music + harvest din
It’s November…are we talking Christmas? Apparently so! Holiday Markets start this weekend, and mark up your calendars with Save The Dates for all the festivities coming up. Also take note of the Thanksgiving Pre-Orders and get your orders in before deadlines.
🎄As I start thinking gifts- I’ve got our 2023 gift guide coming on Monday! Because near or far, there are so many ways to support local year-round.
🎖️What To Do This Weekend
🎤 Trivia Night at Black Dog Cafe, 6-8p
🎨 Exhibit Opening Reception: Elizabeth R. Whelan at WT Public Library, 3-4:30p
Elizabeth R. Whelan’s botanical drawings will be on display at the West Tisbury Library for the month of November. Join her to celebrate the opening of this exhibit.
🎤 TBD Improv at Grange Hall, 7p / info
The absurdity and comedy are to be determined...by you! A cast of Island performers vies for your laughter by using their wits, and suggestions from the audience, in on-the-spot improvisational theater. Guided by Sean Roach, a seasoned entertainer with years of expertise in creating shows for people of all ages, this is improv at its best — quick, clever, and uproariously funny.
🎵African Drums and Dance at PathwayARTS, 7-9p
From Uganda, Godfrey returns with infectious energy. Performance then dance class for all.
🎵Wicked Good Musical Revue at MV Playhouse, 7p (Sat at 7 and Sun at 2 also) / info
A delightful evening of music and song presented by some of the Vineyard’s best performers.
☀️Veterans Day Hike at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, 9-10:30a
Hike will be approximately 1.5 miles over moderate to difficult terrain; limited shade and soft sand. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged. Pre-registration required. Meet at the winter entrance. Sign Up
☀️VCS Winter Walk: Tisbury Great Pond, 10a-12p
Join us this fall and winter for the always fun and informative Winter Walks series. Get outdoors, take in the Island’s scenic beauty, and learn the interesting conservation history of some of our local ecological treasures.
Our first walk of the 2023-24 season will be a visit to the Tisbury Great Pond, beginning at the Athearn family’s beautiful flower fields. Please note, registration is required.
🎄Salt Rock Chocolates Pop-Up at Pandora’s Box, 11a-2p (Wednesdays and Saturdays through 12/20)
🍁West Tisbury Winter Farmers' Market at Agricultural Hall, 10a-1p
Enjoy the winter version of the West Tisbury Farmers' Market, held indoors at the Agricultural Hall.
🎄World Market Holiday Shop at Capawock Theatre, 10a-6p (Sun too)
Holiday pop-up market featuring crafts from Haiti, India, Africa, Middle East and Guatemala.
🎖️Veterans Day Parade at Nancy’s, 10:45a
In Oak Bluffs at 10:45 a.m., the annual Veterans Day Parade hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9261 will start off from Nancy’s restaurant and proceed to the monument in Ocean Park.
🎵 East African Dance with Godfrey Muwulya at Slough Farm, 11a-12:30p
🎵UUSMV Community Concert at Unitarian Universalist Society, 1:30p
Join us for another joyful concert with Jeremy Berlin and Delanie Pickering.
☀️Veterans Day Cape Pogue Discovery Tour: Afternoon, 1:30-3p / info
This Veterans Day, explore Cape Pogue’s magnificent barrier beach and wildlife refuge on an open-air, over-sand adventure. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. This tour does not visit the lighthouse. Participants will be picked up at the Chappaquiddick side of the Chappy ferry 15 minutes before the tour begins, and dropped off after the tour finishes. Pre-registration is required.
🍁Harvest Dinner at First Baptist Church Parish House, 5-6:30p
Join the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven for this fundraiser: a complete turkey dinner with all the fixin's. This is a family-friendly event. Dine in or take out. $18 adults, $10 children
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☀️Veterans Day 5K at Katama Airfield, 9a
Annual walk/run to support Martha's Vineyard Community Services' Veterans Outreach. Event begins and ends at Katama Kitchen/Katama Airfield. No frills! No water stops, no T-shirts, no timing. $10 suggested donation
🍁Parker House Rolls with Vineyard Baker at FARM Institute, 10a-12p / info
Just in time for all your holiday meals, learn how to make these delicious Parker House rolls from scratch in this hands-on class! Teri will walk participants through the steps of bread baking including shaping and rolling dough. All participants will make their own rolls to take home with them.
Pre-registration required for all Farm Institute cooking classes.
🎵Second Sunday Jazz at West Tisbury Public Library, 2:30-3:30p
The public is invited to a live, in-person jazz concert at the West Tisbury Library. This concert features the Lucas Ostinato Trio.
🎤 Film Screening and Fundraiser: Mending the Line at MV Film Center, 4p / info
In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to present this event, with most of the the proceeds going directly to new Veterans’ housing on the island. The Feature will be preceded by two short films and followed by a Q & A.Tickets: $20. Free admission for veterans is available at the box office.
🍽️ Food News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Last Days: Beach Road last day 11/10, L'Etoile last day 11/18
Special Brunch Offerings: S+S Kitchenette, Outermost Inn, Loud Kitchen at The Ritz, Pawnee House, Sweet Life Cafe
MoGlo Food Truck Pop-Ups: Sundays, 4-6:30p
Chef Lori Soul Food Pop-Up at The Larder: 11/15, 12-6
Thanksgiving Pre-Orders: The Black Dog Cafe, S+S Kitchenette, Black Sheep, Catboat Coffee, Little House Cafe, Pie Chicks, Edgartown Meat + Fish, Juice by the Sea, Morning Glory Farm, The Larder. Reservations for dining available at Bettini.
📅 Save The Date
🎄 November 13-December 16 - Featherstone Holiday Gift Show (12-4)
🎨 November 14 - PathwaysArts Writing and Poetry Series: Featuring Bill Eville
🎤 November 15 - Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Annual Meeting
🍽️ November 17 - Black Dog Chef Tasting Wine Dinner
👨👩👧 November 18 - 10th Annual Truckin' MV at MVRHS
🍁 November 18 - West Tisbury Farmer’s Market at Ag Hall
🍽️ November 20 - Noodle Night Pop Up at Tigerhawk
👨👩👧 November 22 - Family Hike at Wasque
👨👩👧 November 22 - Out and About at Native Earth Teaching Farm
☀️November 23 - Turkey Trot - Oak Bluffs 5K / info
🍁November 23 - Thanksgiving Weekend Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
🍁November 24 - 42nd Annual Felix Neck Fall Festival: Scat Happens
🎄November 24 - Holiday Oak Bluffs Open Market at Strand Theater
👨👩👧 November 24 - Misty Meadows Annual Open House
🍁November 24 - Vineyard Artisans 27th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival
🎵November 25 - Sounds of Autumn Concert Series: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
🎄December 3 - Family Friendly Interactive Polar Express at MV Film Center / info
🎄December 7-10 - Christmas in Edgartown
🎄December 8 - Illuminate Mytoi
🎄December 16 - West Tisbury Farmer’s Market at Ag Hall
For Save the Dates for November and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.