N TOP TEN: August 4 – 10, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for August 4 – 10, 2017.

1. Clean Beauty Picks
Friday, August 4
4 – 6 P.M. @ Follain

Join Follain founder Tara Foley and beauty expert Victoria Kirby for a night dedicated to the importance of simple, safe, and sustainable beauty products. As beauty director of REDBOOK Magazine, Kirby will discuss her experiences in the industry and the movement toward clean and effective products. This free event will include a guided shopping experience and makeup consultations. To reserve your space, click here.

2. Opening Reception: Art Imitates Life Imitates Art
Friday, August 4
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Visit the Artists Association of Nantucket for their height of the season show complete with both large and small works by member artists. With over one hundred contributing artist members, this year’s exhibition will display Nantucket’s finest professional works open to any subject. For more information, click here.

3. Corroon Trunk Show
Saturday, August 5
10 A.M. – 5 P.M. @ Perch

Catch the travel bug at Perch with a beautiful collection of bags and travel accessories by Corroon. Inspired by timeless luggage, Corroon crafts practical products to help every adventurer get from point A to point B in style. Add a personal touch to your bag with a graphic or monogram at the time of purchase.

4. Americana, English, Fine Art & Marine Auction
Saturday, August 5
9:30 A.M. @ American Legion Hall

Fine furnishings meet maritime artifacts for Rafael Osona’s annual Americana, Fine Art and Marine Auction at the American Legion Hall. Boasting a collection of folk art, 19th century Scrimshaw, and home furnishings, this auction is not to be missed. To view the fully curated catalog online, click here.

5. Midsummer Masquerade
Sunday, August 6
6 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre

Raise a glass of rose for the opening night of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet presented by White Heron Theatre. Hosted by Nantucket blACKbook, the celebration will include an assortment of cheese boards, Whispering Angel, and custom flower masks, followed by a much-anticipated performance of Romeo and Juliet. For tickets and more information, click here.

6. BBQ, Bocce & Bluegrass
Sunday, August 6
3 P.M. @ Almanack Arts Colony

This Sunday, come out for unlimited BBQ, beer and wine, live music and an afternoon-long bocce ball tournament that is sure to entertain all. Attendees are welcome to register to play or simply watch and enjoy all the fun perfect for the whole family. For tickets, registration and more information, click here.

7. Daughter of a Garbageman
Sunday, August 6 + Monday, August 7
7 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

The Theatre Workshop presents the tale of journalist, comedian and talk show host Maureen Langan, who was taught by her parents that education and hard work would lead to a rewarding life no matter what. In this one-woman show directed by David Ford, Langan questions the value behind family ideals through a comedic act about family relationships, self acceptance and American culture. For tickets and more information, click here.

8. Drive-In Movie Night
Tuesday, August 8
6:30 P.M. @ Tom Nevers Field

This Tuesday, pull up to Tom Nevers Field for a drive-in movie night presented by Friends of Nantucket Public Schools. Pack a meal, pick a spot and enjoy this special showing of Guardians of the Galaxy under the stars with friends and family. Picnic time will run from 6:30 to 8:30 with the show starting at dusk. For tickets and more information, click here.

9. House and Garden Tour
Wednesday, August 9
11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Revel in the beauty of local homes and gardens during the Nantucket Garden Club’s 63rd Annual House and Garden Tour. Tickets will be sold this week on Main Street, Bartlett’s Farm and in ‘Sconset by the rotary, and will also be available for purchase at each house the day of the tour. For more information, click here.

10. August Fete
Thursday, August 10
6 – 9 P.M.

Come out and celebrate the allure of Nantucket’s charming architecture at the Nantucket Preservation Trust’s 12th annual August Fete. The evening will start with a tour of historic island homes followed by a tented reception, live music by the Chuck Colley Band and food supplied by Nantucket Catering Company and Spanky’s Raw Bar. For tickets and more information, click here.

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