N TOP TEN: August 17 – 23, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for August 17 – 23, 2018.


1. Autism Speaks Walk
Saturday, August 18
8:30 am @ Sandbar at Jetties Beach

Autism affects one in almost every 60 people in the United States, and our island community is no exception. Take steps towards new research in this field at the annual Autism Speaks Walk this Sunday. Help the island raise its goal of $215,000 to enhance the lives of those living with autism. You can start a team, join a team or come on your own! For more information and registration, click here.


2. Moby Dick Rehearsed
Saturday, August 18
7:00 pm @ The Whaling Museum

Climb aboard for the whaling adventure of a lifetime as the Nantucket Historical Association and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket present Moby Dick Rehearsed! This one act play within a play is a celebration of the stage and the enduring legacy of Herman Mellville. So, make sure to come watch the great Captain Ahab in action and a have a whale of time. For more information, click here


3. Tim Russert Summer Groove
Saturday, August 18
6:00 pm @ Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

Nantucket, it’s time to get your groove on! Honoring the late Tim Russert, the 17th annual Summer Groove benefits the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club. Thought by many as the hottest party of the season, there will be dancing, drinking, eating and celebrating the tremendous work of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, click here


4. Opera House Cup
Sunday, August 19
All day @ The Nantucket Boat Basin

This Sunday, Nantucket Community Sailing will celebrate its 46th annual Rainbow Fleet and Opera House Cup! The regatta is the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast and every year it attracts some of the finest sailboats in the world. After the race is over and the sails have been rolled up, the OHC Awards Dinner will be held under the tents at Jetties Beach. For more information, click here.


5. Wetware Premiere
Sunday, August 19
6:00 pm @ Dreamland

Journey to a near future where people “down on their luck” are able to apply for special genetic modifications to do extraordinary jobs. However, when two advanced prototypes named Jack and Kay escape from the lab, everything changes. The indie feature will have its Nantucket premiere at the Dreamland this Sunday, and lead actors Cameron Scoggins, Morgan Wolk, and Bret Lada will be on-hand for an after-film reception. Get your tickets now here


6. Latter Day Cabaret
Monday, August 20
7:00 pm @ Bennett Hall, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

“Hello!” Have you heard? The Theatre Workshop will transform Bennett Hall into a Broadway cabaret as the cast from The Book of Mormon drops in to perform musical theatre hits. If you are lucky enough to get a seat at the VIP table, you will receive a special gift and a pass to the exclusive after party. For tickets and more information, click here.


7. About Alice Opening Night
Thursday, August 23
7:00 pm @ White Heron

Enjoy a night at the theater and take in “About Alice,” the new play by renowned humorist and New Yorker writer, Calvin Trillin. Based on his best-selling book of the same name, Trillin’s inspiration comes from his late wife, Alice. Bonus? The opening night will feature an interview between Trillin and MSNBC journalist Mike Barnicle. For more info, click here


8. Joshua Tree
Thursday, August 23
10:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

“It’s a Beautiful Day” for Joshua Tree to return to the Box! The band is famous for being the East Coast’s ultimate U2 cover band, and they never disappoint their beloved Box crowd. The talented group will play songs from U2’s first album, Boys, to the most recent, Songs of Innocence. For tickets and more information, click here


9. Trustees Great Point Celebration
Thursday, August 23
5:00 pm @ Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

Grab your beach chairs and join the Trustees of Reservations for the ultimate beach barbecue in celebration of the preservation of Nantucket’s beautiful northwest peninsula. In addition to bites and beverages, the Trustees will be guiding tours of Great Point Lighthouse and educating guests about this fragile wildlife haven. For tickets and more information, click here


10. Final Nantucket Supper Club
Thursday, August 23
7:30 pm @ Nantucket Hotel Grand Ballroom

Celebrate the end of summer in style with the last Nantucket Supper Club event of 2018. The Nantucket Hotel and ReMain invite you to join them for an intimate musical, dining, and dancing experience. Dip and twirl the night away in Nantucket’s Grand Ballroom to Swingadelic while enjoying a delicious 4-course dinner. Come dressed in your best elegant island wear but make sure to get a ticket soon! For more information, click here

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