Mary Jane Carpenter shares the history behind five West Chop homes on Saturday, Sept. 13.

On Sunday, Sept. 14, mezzo-soprano Lia Kahler will perform at the Chilmark Community Church. She will perform spirituals, arias and solo works.

Quiet, dignified, powerful, with long lashes depicted in all their delicate detail. A horse from Sable Island comes to life in your dining room.

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the fifth annual Best Fest. Best of what? Best of everything creative, musical and downright groovy.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will celebrate its 10th annual Island Pow Wow at the Aquinnah Circle.

All you need to travel the world this week is a seat at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for this year’s international film festival.

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Arts Briefs

Polly Hill Arboretum hosts a lecture entitled Landscape History at the Arboretum on Tuesday, June 16, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Vineyard Playhouse is hosting a night at sea even the most devoted landlubber can enjoy.

Kay Scheidler, author of Standards Matter, will be speaking at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m.

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