N TOP TEN: OCTOBER 4 – 10, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of October 4 – 10, 2019.


1. Nantucket Arts Festival
Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 13
Various Times @ Nantucket Cultural District

The Nantucket Arts Festival is celebrating its 25th year with quite an incredible line-up! Events include an art exhibit featuring over 100 professional and amateur artists, concerts, plays, leectures, readings, new videos and more. Produced by Nantucket Arts Council. For more information, click here.


2. The Trouble With The Truth Staged Reading
Friday, October 4
7:00 pm @ Bennett Hall

Be the first to hear the reading of this new play based on the feature film of the same name! Actor, director, and playwright John Shea starred in the 2012 film version of The Trouble with the Truth, and worked on writing the theatrical stage version over the winter. Now, see Shea in action with fellow local actor (and N Magazine stylist) Sarah Fraunfelder as they bring the story to life at Bennett Hall this Friday night for one night only. Admission is free! For more information, click here


3. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Saturday, October 5
9:00 am @ Children’s Beach

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. This important annual fundraiser is a family and community friendly walk, and donations are encouraged to help A Safe Place empower survivors and provide support for victims of domestic abuse. For more information on the walk, click here


4. The Dusty 45s Concert
Saturday, October 5 + Sunday, October 6
3:30 – 7:00 pm @ Cisco Brewery

Enjoy two decades worth of dynamic sound and signature style from The Dusty 45s! Along with playing a few of their own classic hits, the band will pay homage to many artists, such as Herb Alpert, Johnny Cash, and Louis Armstrong. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


5. Nantucket Shark Tank – NICE Pitch Competition
Saturday, October 5
5:00 – 6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

No need to turn on your shark tracker this weekend – we know they’ll all be at the Dreamland hungry for new business ideas! This public “shark tank” inspired event will feature Nantucket entrepreneurs of all ages, who will pitch a panel of judges to compete for cash and a feature in N Magazine. For more information, click here


6. The Harvest Table Class with Kathleen Sanderson
Saturday, October 5
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ The Nantucket Culinary Center

Join celebrated chef Kathleen Sanderson for a fall cooking class that will sure to harvest a bounty of delicious eats! The menu includes charred carrot soup, roasted filet of beef with roasted garlic and burgundy glaze, creamy roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spiced wine poached pears, and more! For tickets and more information, click here


7. Closing Night of Terms of Endearment
Saturday, October 5
7:00 pm @ Bennett Hall

It’s your last chance to see this classic film come alive on stage! This funny and touching tale tells the story about the delicate and sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers both old and new. For tickets and more information, click here 


8. Pre-Release Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand
Sunday, October 6
12:00 – 2:00 pm @ Cisco Brewery

As you plan your upcoming winter vacation, don’t forget to pre-order Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel What Happens in Paradise to take with you to the beach! This follow-up to her 2018 hit Winter in Paradise is sure to be a page-turner and have you dreaming of the tropics in no time. For more information, click here


9. The Giver Opening Night
Wednesday, October 9
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Step into a dystopian world right here on Nantucket. This production, based on the classic novel by Lois Lowry, will be a hit for book-lovers and theater-goers alike. Without a doubt, this play is sure to give everyone a little bit of nostalgia and appreciation for their childhood memories. For tickets and more information, click here


10. Tuscan Treats Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 10
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Meet Italian born Iris Di Cicco, New England Regional Manader of Zonin Italian Wines, as you enjoy a taste of wines from Tuscany. From historical chianti Classico Reserva to refreshing Vermentino, and many treats in between, you will also enjoy a sampling of Italian cheese selections to pair with the tasting. For more information, click here

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