The ultimate activities guide for August 19 – 25, 2016.
There’s no place like Nantucket, there’s no place like Nantucket. Come and enjoy everyone’s favorite family musical, The Wizard of Oz, in an adaptation starring 52 students between the ages of 6 and 14. Bound to be a fun and entertaining show, follow the yellow brick road to the Dreamland and buy your tickets here.
Be a part of a larger voice calling for autism awareness in the 10th annual Nantucket Autism Speaks Walk starting at Jetties Beach.The walk is also an opportunity to raise money for autism research, family services for those affected and more. Register for and learn more about the event here.
Let’s groove tonight! For the 15th year, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club will host an evening of fun with food, drinks, and plenty of dancing to honor Tim Russert. Proceeds go towards running the Club’s daily operations throughout the year. This event is SOLD OUT, but you can learn more here.
Get ready to move this weekend at Atlas for DJ Jacob Marley’s send-off! Add great cocktails to this elegant hot-spot, top it off with dancing, and you’re guaranteed a perfect night out. DJ Marley will go out with a band and as he says, “All I want to do is make you bounce.” There is no cover, so stop on over and don’t forget your dancing shoes.
The world’s finest crafted sailboats will race through Nantucket Harbor for the forty-fourth annual Opera House Cup Regatta. The boats are escorted by the rainbow fleet, creating one of the summer’s most spectacular sights. To register and for more information, click here.
Known as one of the most hilarious and buzzed about shows off-Broadway in recent years, Celebrity Autobiography will hit the stage right here on Nantucket. The show plays out the memoirs of your favorite celebrities — and all written in their own words! It has sold old in New York for three years, so don’t miss out on the fun. Purchase your tickets here.
Let the air out of your tires and prepare your beach essentials for a BBQ that benefits Nantucket’s beaches. Head out to the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge for a fun evening in a secluded spot. Come with an over sand beach permit or buy a day-of pass. For more information, click here.
Whether your creative juices are already flowing or they just need a little liquid courage, the Wine & Watercolor class should be your plan for Thursday night. Unwind with wine and appetizers while expressing yourself through watercolor. Instructor Kevin Dadoly will stage a still life based off the work of Claude Monet and all levels of experience are welcome. For tickets and more information, click here.
9. Nantucket’s Offshore Wonders w/ Ben Phillips
Thursday, August 26
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland
Diving into the deep unknown, Ben Phillips works to protect our diverse oceans and all that they hold by plunging into Nantucket waters, and waters around the world, and photographing the sea life. Come hear Phillips present about his photography and stay for a viewing of his prints. For tickets, click here.
Thursday, August 25
7:30 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre Company
The White Heron Theatre Company presents Sharr White’s original play, Annapurna, a comedy following the complex relationship between ex-spouses Emma and Ulysses. After reuniting in Ulysses’s dilapidated trailer home, they attempt to rekindle their broken relationship. The Huffington Post called their relationship an “emotional whirlpool,” so brace yourselves and buy your tickets here.