Five Things You Need to Know Today: September 1

Today is the Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival, there is a Hiroko Thomson Art Opening and Comedian Scott Blakeman performs at the Grange Hall

1. The takes place today in in Oak Bluffs. There will many wind based events including 'kids only' model sailboat races, kite construction and flying, Frisbee games, kite boarding, and other flying contraptions, demonstrations, competitions and prizes. Free. 10 am – 6 pm. For more information, call 508-364-5061 or visit http://www.mvwindfestival.com

2. There is a today at the . This permanent exhibition will include a rotating series that explores the scope of the Museum's collection. Visitors will see seldom seen objects which are individually compelling but without an over-arching narrative theme. Objects will be frequently rotated; the first installment will include a selection of recently restored portraits. 10 am.  For more information, call 508-627-4441 or visit www.­mvmuseum.­org/­spotlight.­php

3. This afternoon at the , there is a . Refreshments will be served. 3 pm – 5 pm. For more information, call 508-645-2483

4. performs tonight at the in West Tisbury tonight. Hailed as "The top political comedian working in New York today,” Blakeman performs his political humor from a liberal Jewish point of view. $25. 8 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information visit www.liberalcomedian.­com

5. takes place this evening at in Chilmark. An evening of work directed by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller including works by The Yard Staff and Interns, and accompanied by the sophisticated Vineyard Improvisational company, What’s Written Within. Student/Senior $15/General $25. For more information, call 508-645-9662


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