N TOP TEN: September 2 – 8, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for September 2 – 8, 2016.

1. Buck-a-shuck at BPG
Friday, September 2
2:30 – 4:30 P.M. @ Brant Point Grill

Oysters and clams for $1, oh my! Kick off the weekend early and head over to the Brant Point Grill lawn for sweeping views of the harbor, live music by PJ Moody and buck-a-shuck treats. Throw in a cocktail or two and you’ll be ready to paint the town and take on Labor Day Weekend with style.

2. What Made Me Who I Am Pre-Release Sale
Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5
Mitchell’s Book Corner

Nantucket summer resident and founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau, Bernie Swain, will be pre-releasing his new book, What Made Me Who I Am, right here on island this Labor Day Weekend! Called an “inspiring gem” by documentarian Ken Burns, this book captures the leadership transformations of 34 influential power figures and important advice for people of all ages and walks of life.

MMA3. Aquarium Release Day
Saturday, September 3
10 A.M. – 1 P.M. @ Maria Mitchell Aquarium

Summer has come to an end and it’s time for the MMA animals to head home. Swing by the Maria Mitchell Aquarium on Washington Street and give the animals a proper Nantucket send-off. And don’t worry… they’ll be back next year.

4. Pick-Your-Own Tomatoes
Saturday, September 3
10 A.M. – 2 P.M. @ Bartlett’s Farm

Bartlett’s first PYO tomato event of the season has arrived! So whether you’re looking to make a sauce, can them up for later, or bite right into a fresh one on the spot, here’s your chance. We’re thinking there’s a lot of gazpacho in our future…

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5. Summer Celebration with Pete Ahern
Saturday, September 3
10 P.M. @ Atlas

Join Atlas and Pete Ahern of the Audio Architechs for an evening of Deep House music to celebrate the end of summer and the start of a beautiful fall season on Nantucket. Our tip? Tell bartender David Pepe to surprise you with a special cocktail… you won’t be disappointed!

6. Susan Burns’ Comedy Extravaganza
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4
7:30 P.M. @ Centre Stage

A Nantucket Labor Day Weekend tradition, Susan Burns is celebrating 20 years of comedy on the island with her funny friends Amy Stiller, Scott Blakeman and Jane Condon. For more information and to buy your tickets, click here.

7. Bikini Brunch
Monday, September 5
11 A.M. @ CRU

Don your finest resort wear and get down to the wharf for CRU’s Labor Day Weekend bikini brunch. DJ Ryan Brown will be there spinning the best tunes around and there’s no better way to celebrate a long weekend than with a glass of rosé and a lobster roll. Make your reservations today!

skivvies8. The Skivvies
Monday, September 5
6 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

Musicians. Performing in their underwear. Need we say more? Join Theatre Workshop for a one-night-only show of “musically thrilling” covers that you definitely won’t want to miss. Bonus: word on the street is that two of Nantucket’s own – Sarah Fraunfelder and Jason Bridges – will be gracing the stage for a song or two. Buy your tickets here now before they sell out!

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9. Film for Thought: La Novia
Wednesday, September 7
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Expand your horizons and join the Dreamland for their “Film for Thought” series as they bring you the 2015 Spanish drama La Novia (The Bride). Screened as one of the three films under consideration to be the Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, La Novia is the thrilling tale of a love triangle. Buy your tickets here.

November10. Opening Night: November
Wednesday, September 7
7 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

As we approach our own presidential election, the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket will perform November, a humorous take on the state of America today. When Charles Smith’s chances of reelection aren’t looking great, he wins his support back by pardoning two turkeys from becoming his Thanksgiving dinner. For tickets and more information, click here.

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