The ultimate activities guide for the week of August 30 – September 5, 2019.


1. Buckle & Shake Concert
Friday, August 30
10:00 pm @ Gaslight

Kick off the holiday weekend the right way by getting your groove on at Gaslight! Local favorite band Buckle & Shake will be breaking it down at downtown’s newest concert venue. Be sure to get there early as lines tend to form on Friday nights! For more information about Buckle & Shake click here, and for more information about Gaslight click here


2. Eat Well: A Summer Series for Curious Cooks
Saturday, August 31
10:00 – 11:00 am @ Nantucket Culinary Center

This is your last chance of the season to take part in NCC’s hit Eat Well series! This Saturday will be hosted by holistic nutritionist Nancy Cohen of We the Leafy, who will teach a masterclass of her late summer recipes. Featuring local, organic, seasonal ingredients, Cohen will teach you how to make simple and easy healthy dishes. For tickets and more information, click here


3. Book Signing: Greer Hendricks
Saturday, August 31
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

This Saturday, score a signed copy of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Anonymous Girl everyone is talking about! Author Greer Hendricks will be on-hand to sign copies of her smash hit novel about a swirling mystery with a surprise ending. Keep your eyes peeled on the Nantucket Book Partners website for more book signings coming this fall! For more information, click here


4. Special Screening of Grey Lady
Saturday, August 31
7:00 pm @ The Dreamland

“Thriller” and “suspense” are two words we don’t often associate with Nantucket, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in this film based on its namesake location. Starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea, this 2017 ‘film noir’ was shot on location – on the Rock, of course! After the film screening, Screenwriter and Director John Shea will be hosting a live Q&A to answer all your burning questions. For tickets and more information, click here


5. Nantucket! The MusACKal Closing Night + NHA Benefit
Sunday, September 1
6:00 pm @ 2 Centre Street

It’s your last chance to see the 2019 MusACKal before the curtain comes down on the island’s most hysterACKal show! Enjoy the final performance and then head to the roof of the Whaling Museum for an awesome afterparty, all benefiting the NHA. Performances run Friday – Sunday at 6:00 pm. For tickets and more information, click here


6. CRU Rockstar Labor Day Brunch
Monday, September 2
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ CRU Oyster Bar

Get ready to rock out at CRU’s annual Labor Day party! With tunes by DJ Ryan Brown and an epic Rockstar theme, it’s sure to be a real (head) banger. KISS makeup, sequin capes, and leather pants are highly encouraged. For reservations and more information about CRU, click here.  


7. Thinking About Your Digital Legacy
Tuesday, September 3
10:00 – 11:30 am @ Nantucket Atheneum

It’s no secret that social media is taking over, but have you thought about what will happen to your online profiles once you’re gone? Janie Hobson Dupont is coming to the Atheneum to provide helpful tips on how to manage your digital life and plan for the future. Space is limited, so make sure to register soon! For more information and to register, click here. 


8. Broadway at the Dreamland: Audra McDonald & Seth Rudetsky
Tuesday, September 3
7:30 pm @ The Dreamland

The Great White Way makes its way to the Grey Lady! Broadway legend (and recipient of the most Tony Awards in history) Audra McDonald will grace the Dreamland’s stage this Tuesday. Interviewed by her friend and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky, this special show is one-night only! For tickets and more information, click here


9. Cheers to Charities: Back to School Sips for Boston Med Flight
Thursday, September 5
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Going back to school is more exciting when it is wine school! Join Lindsay Cox, New England Regional Manager of Domaine Select for a tasting of off-the-beaten schoolyard path wines. Ten percent of sales will be donated to non-profit Boston Med Flight, helping islanders in need of medical attention reach Boston as quickly as possible. For more information, click here


10. Summer’s Last Hurrah à la Provençale with Sarah Leah Chase
Thursday, September 5
6:30 – 9:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Looking to up your game in the kitchen? Join Chef Sarah Leah Chase for a night of dinner, drinks, and learning from the best. Chase has published several very successful cookbooks, including her most recent, New England Open House, which earned an honorable mention for best cookbook of the year. She is currently a recipe consultant for Barefoot Contessa LLC and is excited to return to Nantucket for this demo! For tickets and more information, click here. 

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