The Ultimate Activities Guide for July 10 – 16, 2015
1. Nantucket Yoga Festival Opening Night Celebration
Friday, July 10 || 6- 9 P.M. || The Westmoor Club
The Nantucket Yoga Festival is a celebration that brings together some of the very best yoga instructors and wellness experts to explore healthier ways of living. To kick off the festival, The Westmoor Club will play host to an evening of fresh, organic food prepared by Chef Bruce Sacino — accompanied by pressed juices and local wine — a keynote speech from Max Strom, author of “A Life Worth Breathing,” an aerial yoga performance, and MORE!
2. Hostetler Gallery “Exposed: Art & Lingerie” Show
Friday, July 10 || 5 – 10 P.M. || David Hostetler Gallery
Innovative Nantucket artist David Hostetler has teamed up with the luxurious lingerie brand “Jane’s Vanity” to bring you an evening of lingerie modeling, shopping, and art viewing! Fun Fact: Hostetler’s prints contain actual underwear that has been painted and pressed onto the paper! You won’t want to miss this incredible melange of paint and lingerie.
3. Samuel Owen Gallery “Dale May” Opening Reception
Friday, July 10 || 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. || Samuel Owen Gallery
Dale May is a New York based, award-winning photographer whose work is on display this season at the Samuel Owen Gallery here on Nantucket. May’s work is richly stylized, conceptual, and character-driven, adding a modern and exciting touch to the art scene on Nantucket. Come out and meet the man himself — and enjoy drinks from Cisco Brewers and music by Audio Architechs while you’re at it!
4. Dreamland Stage & Screen Gala
Saturday, July 11 || 6 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
A hotly anticipated event every summer, the Dreamland Theater presents their annual Stage and Screen Gala with special guest Geena Davis! The evening will include a champagne reception, a Q&A moderated by our own John Shea, and an after-party. Tickets can be purchased here.
5. Artists Association of Nantucket’s Annual Benefit Art Auction + Gala
Saturday, July 11 || 5:30 P.M. || Great Harbor Yacht Club
Join the AAN as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Summer Art Auction + Gala! Ticket price includes cocktails, raw bar + hors d’oeuvres, dinner, auction, dessert and dancing! Purchase your tickets here.
6. Maria Mitchell Association Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée
Sunday, July 12 || 7 P.M. || Sankaty Head Golf Club
This year, the Maria Mitchell Association celebrates their 15th annual Evening Under the Stars with a special Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée! Don your Nantucket Reds and get ready for a fabulous evening of food + drink, an auction, music + dancing. Get your tickets here and support this incredible local organization!
7. Cherub @ The Box
Tuesday, July 14 + Wednesday, July 15 || The Chicken Box
You don’t want to miss Nashville duo Cherub as they Rock the Box in this two-night show, sure to have you dancing up a storm! Buy your tickets online today here so that you don’t miss one of the most memorable shows of the summer!
8. Comedy Festival
Wednesday, July 15 – Saturday, July 18 || Dreamland Theater + Nantucket VFW
Looking for a good laugh after a day at the beach? Nantucket’s annual Comedy Festival is back, opening July 15th! Featuring Judy Gold, Lucas Bohn, and a performance by the kids of Stand Up and Learn. Get your tickets here!
9. TWN’s Into The Woods Opening Night
Wednesday, July 15 || 7 P.M. || Bennett Hall
Recently made into a major motion picture, Into the Woods brings to life all of your favorite childhood tales, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood. Come enjoy the exciting work of Stephen Sondheim when the musical opens at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket on July 15! Get your tickets here.
10. Small Friends’ Nantucket Art & Artisan Show Preview Party
Thursday, July 16 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Now in its 24th year, the Nantucket Art and Artisans Show hosted by Small Friends will be held July 16 – 19 at Bartlett’s Farm. Incredible art of all kinds will be available for purchase, including photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles and more. All proceeds will go to benefit Small Friends on Nantucket, a non-profit Early Learning Center for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. Buy your tickets to the Preview Party here.