The Ultimate Activities Guide for August 7 – 13, 2015
1. Hostetler Gallery’s “Mid Life Crisis” Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, August 7 || 6 – 8 P.M. || David Hostetler Gallery
See how David Hostetler explores the obstacles of aging through his artwork. Hostetler pairs his earlier, mid-1900’s artwork with his recent works, and the contrast is truly thought provoking.
2. Cynthia Carris Alonso Book Signing
Friday, August 7 || 7:30 P.M. || Mitchell’s
Already dreaming about where you’ll escape to this winter? Stop by Mitchell’s Book Corner this Friday and learn about the vibrant culture and people of Cuba from author/photographer Cynthia Carris Alonso as she shares her new book “Passage to Cuba.”
3. Boston Pops
Saturday, August 8 || 7 P.M. || Jetties Beach
One of Nantucket’s most exciting traditions, the Boston Pops is a time to gather your loved ones and enjoy a magical summer evening under the stars. Grab a blanket, some tasty treats, and the best company you can find and head over to Jetties for music, fireworks, and fun!
4. Nautican Foundation Summer Soirée
Saturday, August 8 || 7 – 11 P.M. || The Whaling Museum
Come to the Nautican Foundation’s 8th Annual Soiree benefiting Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket, which provides funding for HealthCare programs aiding the Nantucket community. Enjoy hors d’oeurves and an open bar as well as music that will have you dancing all night long! Tickets are available here.
5. Breeze Café Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch
Sunday, August 9 || 11 A.M. || The Nantucket Hotel, Breeze Café
This Sunday treat yourself to an exceptional brunch at the Breeze Café and indulge in Chef Josh Schoen’s seasonal creations before Monday rolls around! Featuring signature dishes like smoked salmon salad and lobster bisque paired with chilled Veuve Clicquot Brut, $100 per couple gets you brunch, a bottle of champagne, live music, and front row seats to their fashion show featuring gems by Pageo Jewelers.
6. The Future of Investigative Journalism
Monday, August 10 || 8 P.M. || Unitarian Church
Brought to you by the Nantucket Atheneum, here’s your opportunity to learn about the recent shifts taking place in the world of investigative reporting. Moderated by Joe Bergantino of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, panelists include Sarah Cohen, editor at The New York Times and Leonard Downie, Jr. VP at large of The Washington Post. Get your tickets here and don’t miss this educational evening.
7. St. Jimmy Celebrates: “The Food at Our Feet”
Tuesday, August 11 AND Thursday, August 13 || 7:30 P.M. || Downstairs at Unitarian Church
White Heron Theatre Company presents a pop-up theatre performance! St. Jimmy invites you to a gastro-liturgical event which takes notable cooks as spiritual ingredients. With this cooking-show-meets-church-service, St. Jimmy forages from chef personalities, biographies, and voices – from the literary aspects of Paula Deen’s peculiar sentence structure to the literal sounds that come from looping the frequencies of Sandra Lee’s better-fueled glee – and turns them into a communal experience of cabaret, tragedy, edible puppet oratorio and encounter with the divine!
8. Nantucket Musical Arts Society: Vivian Choi Concert
Tuesday, August 11 || 8 P.M. || First Congregational Church
Hailed as “an exemplar of the modern global pianist,” Vivian Choi hits Nantucket for a one-night concert presented by the Nantucket Musical Arts Society. Since her debut at the Sydney Opera House — at the young age of 12 — Vivian Choi has performed extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. Don’t miss your chance to hear this extraordinary musician right here on island!
9. The History & Art of Scrimshaw
Tuesday, August 11 || 6 – 7 P.M. || Shipwreck & Livesaving Museum
Put a little history into your Tuesday evening with a lecture by celebrated Nantucket artists David Lazarus at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum. Learn about the history and art of scrimshaw directly from this master craftsman!
10. The Revivalists
Wednesday, August 12 + Thursday, August 13 || The Chicken Box
Head to the Chicken Box to enjoy an unforgettable performance from the Revivalists, named Best Emerging Artist in 2011 and Best Rock Act in 2012, and an annual favorite at the Box! A combination of soul and rock, this band will have you on your feet until the early hours of the morning. Get your tickets here.