🎳 Weekend Update: 1/26-1/28 - Events on Martha's Vineyard + Off-Season Updates
10 restaurants that are busy in the off-season, skim the latest headlines, our valentines picks
Today is a great day to make your Valentine’s reservations - our top picks with tables still available are Sweet Life Cafe, State Road, Salvatore’s and The Terrace.
The Headlines, According to MVacay
What piqued my interest this week? Skim the latest here (I am not a news source!)
Beach Road Weekend will not take place on MV in 2024 and instead will move to Cape Cod in 2025
The 1/30 Steamship Authority General Opening for reservations have been postponed due to technical difficulties
The Lucy Vincent “arch” fell due to erosion this week (pic of it from Sunday below)
South Beach is still closed
Wicked Burger will open in R+B’s old restaurant space in Edgartown (by chef/owner of Alchemy)
Jimmy Seas will have new ownership in 2027
The Taqueria planned for Old Stone Bank will hopefully open this spring
Golden Bull Steakhouse (currently closed) had their new liquor license approved, but will open at a different location in Vineyard Haven instead of at Five Corners
What To Do This Weekend
The Friday Reset at MV Museum, 5-8p
Join us for a special pet-themed PechaKucha. PechaKucha is a unique presentation style where presenters share 20 images, each for 20 seconds each. Interested in participating? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to present.
Artist's Reception: Denys Wortman, A View from Above at MV Playhouse, 4-5:30
Join us for a celebration of drone photography taken of Island locations by the local artist Denys Wortman.
S'mores and More Full Moon Owl Prowl at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, 5p
Get your gooey marshmallow-graham cracker-chocolate fix around the bonfire at Felix Neck. Then head out for a bright moon stroll to look, listen, and learn about these nocturnal birds.
Live Music: John O'Toole & Loose Fit (Band) at PathwayARTS, 7-9p
TBD Improv at The Barn Bowl & Bistro, 7-8:30p
Coffee House and Open Mic at MV Hebrew Center, 7-9p
Join us for an evening of friends, fun and entertainment. Coffee and desserts.
Clifford: Our Big Red Dog Exhibit Opening Celebration at MV Museum, 10a-12p
Clifford the Big Red Dog has been delighting readers for over 60 years. Our newest exhibit invites children and adults alike to play, explore, and learn about Clifford and the man who brought him to life, Norman Bridwell. In celebration of the opening, join Martha's Vineyard Museum for a fun-filled morning of hands-on activities, delicious snacks, and the chance to meet Clifford.
Free and open to all.
Sonic Flow Experience at Haven, 10a-12p / info
Join us for a meditative sound journey & free flow writing experience to heighten creativity and clarity in your life.
Live Music: John O'Toole at Black Dog Bakery at 5p
Live Music: Chilmark Potluck Jam at Chilmark Community Center, 6p
How to Draw Snowy Scenes with Elizabeth Whelan at VH Library, 1:30p
Space is limited. Please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com to register.
This class is intended for adults.
Joyful Eatings Benefitting Harbor Homes at Federated Church, 2:30-4:30
Join chef Brent Turner of Rosewater for this week's Joyful Eatings, a program that brings professional island chefs and volunteers together each Sunday afternoon to creatively prepare a meal for the Harbor Homes overnight shelter. Volunteer 'sous chefs' learn some yummy recipes, cooking techniques, enjoy a tasting, and help provide a delicious, nutritious meal for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Sign up to be a volunteer sous chef. Pre-registration required.
37th Anniversary Burns Nicht Supper at The Loft, 5p
The Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard cordially invites you to the in-person Burns Nicht Supper, an institution of Scottish life, a night to celebrate the life and genius of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns. Enjoy an evening of pageantry and festivity including Highland piping and Scottish songs. The event will be held at The Loft in Oak Bluffs. Cocktails and social hour begins at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Email Colin Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. $65 per member, $70 per member. RSVP required by Jan. 16. Attire is Highland evening dress or other suitable attire.
📅 Save The Date
Recurring Weekday Activities
Monday Night at the Movies at MV Playhouse - Mondays at 5:30p
Trivia Night at The Ritz on Tuesdays at 7p
Live Music at The PA Club - Wednesdays at 5p
Game Night at The Barn - Wednesdays at 7:30
Coffee & Conversations at The Carnegie - Thursdays at 10a
Catboat weekly food pop-ups - Thursday Nights
Salsa Suelta at OB Library - Thursdays at 5:30p
Coming This Month
January 30 - Special Tour to Celebrate Polly Hill's Birthday
January 30 - Membership Down Game Show at the PA Club, 7p
January 31 - Moments of Warmth with YogiJay at MV Museum, 5-6p
February 1 - Local Food Community Potluck at Ag Hall, 5:30-7p
February 1 - What’s So Funny? Backstage at a New Yorker Cartoon with Paul Karasik at MV Museum
February 3 - Big Night Out at Grange Hall / tickets
February 4 - Exhibit Opening Reception: Love Laugh Leap Live! at Featherstone
February 4 - Red House Movie Night Fundraiser at MV Film Center
February 9 - Miner Family Gallery Opening
February 10 - Contra Dance at Grange Hall
February 10 - Valentines themed artisan pop-up at the PA Club
February 10 - Valentine's Day Pasta Class with Katie Leaird at FARM Institute / tickets / info
February 10 - Miner Family Gathering Sip + Shop Pop-Up
February 13 - Sip and Sparkle Girls Night Out at Stefanie Wolf Designs
February 13 - Galentine's Day Speakeasy at MV Museum
February 14 - Palentine's Social Mixer at Long Point Wildlife Refuge / info
February 17 - Sheep Shearing Shindig at Ag Hall
February 17 - MV Winter Classic 20 Miler + Amity Relay
March 20-24: MV Film Festival at Grange Hall
10 Restaurants that are Busy in the Winter Off-Season on Martha’s Vineyard
It’s a cold and quiet January weekend, but if you step into any of these establishments you’ll be greeted with community, a bustling scene of locals and cozy eats. So if you find yourself wandering the island asking, where are all the people!? Check here and you’ll find them :)
Art Cliff Diner - Breakfast + Lunch
Linda Jean’s - Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner
The PA Club/Mo’s - Lunch, Dinner, Music + Events
Offshore Ale - Lunch(Weekends), Dinner and Music
TownMV - Lunch(Weekends), Dinner and Music
The Ritz - Dinner, Weekend Brunch, Drinks + Music
Barn Bowl + Bistro - Lunch, Dinner and Events
Rockfish - Dinner + Drinks
The Attic - Dinner + Drinks
The Wharf - Dinner + Drinks