N TOP TEN: AUGUST 23 – 29, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of August 23 – 29, 2019.


1. Moby Dick Rehearsed
Friday, August 23
7:00 pm @ The Whaling Museum

Have a whale of a time and see a Nantucket classic this weekend! John Shea will be putting on Moby Dick for the 9th year with the Nantucket Historical Association and the Theatre Workshop underneath the Whaling Museum’s giant whale skeleton. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


2. Fireflies
Friday, August 23 – Saturday, September 14
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

Grab your friends and head to the White Heron Theatre to see their production of Fireflies, a romantic comedy about a respected Texan dame and her complicated relationship with a drifter handyman. For tickets and more information, click here. 


3. Swim Across America
Saturday, August 24
6:30 am @ Jetties Beach

Since Nantucket’s first Swim Across America event in 1987, there have been more than 20 open water swims and over 100 pool events across the country. The charitable organization will take over Jetties Beach again this month, so grab your swim cap and goggles and swim across Nantucket to benefit cancer research! For tickets and more information, click here. 


4. Rafael Osona Auction
Saturday, August 24
9:30 am @ The American Legion

Break out the gavel and make room in your home – you’re going to want to bring home a piece from the Rafael Osona Auction. Pieces include antique furniture, fine art, and other one-of-a-kind vintage finds. For preview photos and more information, click here


5. Book Signing with Jeanne Blasberg
Saturday, August 24
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

For novels steeped in tradition with twists and turns, head to Mitchell’s and grab The Nine and Eden by Jeanne Blasberg! Both of these beach reads include life-changing events that rock the characters and readers right out of their seats. The Nine is a coming of age story for a young son at prep school, while Eden tells a tale of a century-old family hitting a rattling roadblock. For more information, click here.


6. Sip & Script: A Modern Calligraphy Class 
Saturday, August 24
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Sip & Script is returning to Nantucket for a fun afternoon of calligraphy, light appetizers, and drinks. This event is open to all levels, so don’t worry if you’re new to the quill. All materials will be provided, and you can even keep your beginner’s calligraphy kit at the end of the session! For tickets and more information, click here. 


7. Susan Burns’ Comedy Extravaganza 
Saturday, August 24 + Sunday, August 25
8:00 pm @ 2 Centre Street

Come out to this Nantucket tradition presented by the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and Nantucket! the MusACKal. This year’s comedy event will feature Scott Blakeman from Laughing Liberally, Nancy Shayne from Sex and the City, and Amy Stiller! Tickets are $25. For more information, click here.


8. Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long! 
Sunday, August 25
6:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Calling all Dancing Queens – this one’s for you! Get ready to sing-a-long to all your ABBA favorites from the comfort of your Dreamland seat. You’ll surely leave the theater singing ‘Thank you for the Music.’ For tickets and more information, click here


9. Author Talk: Chris Tebbetts 
Wednesday, August 28
7:00 – 8:15 pm @ Nantucket Atheneum

Head over to the Atheneum to hear Chris Tebbetts read from his newest YA novel, Me, Myself & Him! Following the reading, Tebbetts will talk a little bit about his writing process and host a Q&A. This novel explores decision-making and how certain choices can shape a person’s life with two parallel plots about the same main character. For more information, click here.


10. Wines of the West Coast Tasting
Thursday, August 29
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Join Julian Casey of Vineyard Roads and take a tasting trip to Columbia Valley of Washington, Willamette Valley of Oregon, and Northern California! Wines at this event will come from artisanal producers of the West Coast. For more information, click here.

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