N TOP TEN: August 3 – 9, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for August 3 – 9, 2018.


1. Bearstronaut Returns
Friday, August 3 + Saturday, August 4
3:00 – 7:00 pm @ Cisco Brewers

Get ready for an out-of-this-world concert experience! After a smashing performance at this year’s Flower Power Party in April, Boston-based synth-pop band Bearstronaut is back to rock the Brewery all weekend. Enjoy good tunes, grab a drink and have a whale of a time. For more information on the band, click here


2. Night at the Museum
Saturday, August 4
6:00 pm @ The Whaling Museum

Come out to Nantucket by Design’s Night at the Museum Gala and see the museum come alive after dark. Honoring Janet and Rick Sherlund, this magical party will give you a chance to be fully immersed in Nantucket’s history. Enjoy food, drinks, live music and a silent auction all to benefit the NHA. The one-night-only event is sure to be one for the history books! For tickets and more information, click here


3. Harry Potter 20 Years of Magic Party
Saturday, August 4
8:00 – 10:00 pm @ Nantucket Bookworks

Calling all magic lovers! Wizardry will take over Nantucket Bookworks as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter. Dress as your favorite character and swoop into the store for all new illustrated covers, games, a costume contest and more – including a chance to find out your true Hogwarts House in a Sorting Hat Ceremony. For more information, click here


4. Ingrid Michaelson
Sunday, August 5
7:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Singer-songwriter and actor Ingrid Michaelson is here to rock the main stage at the Dreamland! Michaelson is coming to Nantucket for the first time to perform songs from her latest EP Alter Ego and shed light on her most recent project inspired by Netflix series Stranger Things. Get ready to be blown away by this powerful artist’s performance. For tickets and more information, click here


5. David Sedaris
Tuesday, August 7
8:00 pm @ Mary P. Walker Auditorium

Bestselling author David Sedaris returns to Nantucket this August after releasing his latest, smash-hit book, Calypso. Famous for his dark comedic style and word-weary cynicism, Sedaris is bound to have audiences in stitches as he reads through some of his new material. For tickets and more information, click here


6. 64th Annual Garden Club House & Garden Tour
Wednesday, August 8
11:00 am – 4:00 pm in Sconset

Join the Nantucket Garden Club for a day of bouquets and beauty on the 64th Annual House and Garden Tour. This event, called “A Sconset Experience,” will highlight some of the most beautiful and historic homes on the island. Advance ticket sales begin August 3rd, and proceeds support Nantucket scholarships, conservation, and community projects. For more information on where to purchase tickets around town, click here


7. Hearts Beat Loud
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

This week’s ‘Film for Thought’ is a heartwarming story about following your dreams and finding your own path in life. When widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank decides to start a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves for college, they both begin a journey they didn’t see coming. The screening will be followed by a special Q&A session with one of the film’s producers, Paul Bernon. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Broadway at the Dreamland: Megan Hilty
Wednesday, August 8
7:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Megan Hilty, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Wicked & NBC’s Smash, will be here this week to make her Nantucket debut! Come out for an unscripted evening with the actress alongside radio music director and host Seth Rudetsky. Megan will share intimate behind-the-scenes stories of her Broadway, television, and music career through Rudetsky’s funny and revealing questions. Don’t miss the chance to see and hear this talented star – for tickets and more information, click here


9. Geschke Lecture Series: Gen. David Petraeus
Thursday, August 9
7:00 pm @ The Atheneum

General David H. Petraeus is one of the most prominent military leaders in recent U.S. history, not to mention a highly decorated four-star general. Join him as he speaks about his 37-year-career in the military, including his roles as the Director of the CIA and Commander of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. Addressing topics he considers to be the most significant global changes facing us today, Petraeus is sure spark up a conversation. Click here for more information. 


10. Nantucket Preservation Trust August Fête
Thursday, August 9
6:00 pm @ Old School Master’s House at 3 Charter Street

Nantucket Preservation Trust’s August Fête is heading back to school as they celebrate the School Street neighborhood. Guests will tour this historic group of homes and bid on one-of-a-kind items at the tented reception at the Old Schoolmaster’s House. Accompanied by hearty hors d’oeuvres prepared by Nantucket Catering Company, raw bar from Spanky’s and live music from the Step Cats, this night will transform your view on Nantucket’s past. For tickets and more information, click here

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