The Ultimate Activities Guide for July 24 – 30, 2015
1. Face OFF Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, July 24 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Hostetler Gallery
Master fine art print maker Art Werger will display his work alongside David Hostetler in this new exhibition, “Face OFF.” Werger’s work in this series depicts a multitude of snap shots, set in a grid, of individuals interacting. Meanwhile, Hostetler’s abstract monoprints demonstrate the power of a single image.
2. Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival
Friday, July 24 || 6 P.M. || Nantucket High School Auditorium
Join the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Miami City Ballet as they take the stage and bring the highest level of dance expertise right here to Nantucket! Bonus: Ticket proceeds support Nantucket’s Atheneum library! Get yours here.
3. GRACEDBYGRIT Exclusive Sale
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26 || Store Hours || TownPool Nantucket
Exclusive for N Magazine readers, enjoy 20% off your in-store purchase of any GRACEDBYGRIT product(s) at Nantucket’s TownPool store. This high-performance clothing is designed for land and sea, with swimsuit-like fabric that dries quickly making it the perfect line for all the water-loving ladies of the island! Find more information here.
4. Sue Costello’s “I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny”
Saturday, July 25 || 7:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Join stand up comic Sue Costello for an evening of laughter as she performs her one person play, “I Wasn’t Trying to be Funny.” Travel through Costello’s life growing up in Dorchester, MA all the way to her professional life working in New York and Hollywood. Fellow comedian Molly Shannon has said of the show, “Sue’s show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run don’t walk to the theatre!” NOTE: This is recommended for viewers 16+. Tickets are available here.
5. #ACKpartyhosts presents: Florals & Corals
Sunday, July 26 || 12 – 3 P.M. || The Chanticleer
The #ACKpartyhosts are at it again! Join David M. Handy Events and The Nantucket blACKbook for their July “Florals & Corals” event at one of Nantucket’s most treasured locales, Sconset’s The Chanticleer. Guests will enjoy cocktails, lawn games, a three-course brunch, dessert and champagne — all while celebrating 10 years of business with Chanticleer Owners, Susan and Jeff! Tickets are selling out so be sure to gets yours here.
6. MET Live
Sunday, July 26 || 4 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Looking for a little off-island culture this weekend? Head over to the Dreamland for their MET Live Summer Encores where this Sunday, they will be broadcasting La Fill Du Regiment. Laurent Pelly’s hilarious new production, called “the operatic show of the season” by The Times of London during its Covent Garden run, features Natalie Dessay’s fearless coloratura and impeccable comic timing and Juan Diego Flórez’s remarkable musicality. Tickets are available here.
7. Bad Fish at the Box
Tuesday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 29 || The Chicken Box
Nothing says “Summer” like this Sublime tribute band! Need we say more? Get your tickets here.
8. Bartlett’s Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring White Heron Theatre Company
Tuesday, July 28 || 6 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Two of our favorite things: farm fresh food from Bartlett’s farm and top-notch theater entertainment! Join Bartlett’s and White Heron Theatre Company for this extra special Dinner + a Show event as they present “Gravedigger’s Tale” based on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Get your tickets here.
9. NHA Designer Luncheon with Katie Ridder
Wednesday, July 28 || 11:30 A.M. || Great Harbor Yacht Club
As part of the Nantucket Historical Association’s Antiques & Design Show, join top designer Katie Ridder for a champagne reception and delicious lunch, and enjoy the great pleasure of listening to Ms. Ridder discuss her incredible career and design style. How often is it that you get to dine with someone whose work has been featured consistently in leading international publications, including House and Garden, Town and Country, House Beautiful, Domino, The New York Times, and Elle Décor?! UPDATE: This event is Sold Out!
10. NHA Antiques & Design Show Opening Night Party
Thursday, July 30 || 6:30 P.M. || The Tent at Bartlett’s Farm
This exclusive event features the wildly popular east coast band Sultans of Swing. Guests will dance the night away while enjoying delectable cocktails and nibbles, and get a sneak-peek at an impressive array of fine art, rugs, books and Nantucket memorabilia from over 40 antique dealers prior to the show’s official opening. Don’t miss out on one of the mostly hotly anticipated events of the summer and get your tickets here.