The Ultimate Activities Guide for June 19 – 25, 2015
1. Philip Bloom Gallery Exhibition Reception
Friday, June 19 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Philip Bloom Gallery
New to Nantucket this summer, the Philip Bloom Gallery will be bringing emerging contemporary artists from around the world right here to the island. Their inaugural exhibition, “From the Ashes of Conceptualism,” features artists Cassandra Levine, Javier Ramirez and Patrick Shoemaker. Join them for this exciting reception!
2. Boys & Girls Club of Nantucket Grand Opening
Saturday, June 20 || 12 – 4 P.M. || Boys & Girls Club
After almost a full year of construction, the Boys & Girls Club is up and ready to welcome the youth of Nantucket! Swing by the new building this Saturday, meet the staff, and hear about all the new programs and facilities (including 12 new basketball hoops!)
3. Bourbon Lounge Dinner
Saturday, June 20 || The Proprietors Bar & Table
Start the Father’s Day celebration early at Proprietors for their limited-seating “Bourbon Dinner” where you will sample 4 types of Bourbon provided by Sazerac Co. and converse with a bourbon expert, and dine on delicious plates by Chef Tom Berry and house-made charcuterie by Chef Mike LaScala. Call 508-228-7477 for reservations.
4. Iron Teams Race
Sunday, June 21
Break a sweat for a good cause with the 35th annual Nantucket Iron Team Relay. Not racing? Get outside and support those running, swimming, paddling and biking to raise money for the Mentoring Youth Nantucket!
5. Book Fest Pig Roast & Send Off Party
Sunday, June 21 || 3 P.M. || Cisco Brewers
Celebrate the culmination of a fabulous festival by raising a Whale’s Tale Pale Ale with your favorite authors at this annual bash! Admission includes 2 drink tickets and the meal. UPDATE: This event is Sold Out.
6. PRIDE Tea Dance
Sunday, June 21 || 3 – 7 P.M. || The Chicken Box
What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than boogying at the Box?! Celebrate Pride with ACK-LGBTQI & friends while enjoying music from DJ Julie. Gay, straight, everyone welcome.
7. Daniel Tosh
Sunday, June 21 || 7 and 9:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theatre
After the rough winter we had, it seems only fitting that comedian Daniel Tosh blows through the island with his Great Nor’Easter Tour of 2015. This one-night-only event is for mature audiences only, but is sure to have you laughing! UPDATE: This event is Sold Out.
8. Opening Night Film: Nantucket Film Festival
Wednesday, June 24 || 7:30 P.M. || Nantucket High School
Kick off the 2015 Nantucket Film Festival with this feature film following author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segal) and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) as they embark on an intimate five-day interview at the end of Wallace’s “Infinte Jest” book tour.
9. Staged Reading: Nantucket Film Festival
Thursday, June 25 || 6:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theatre
National and local actors take the stage for the TV Pilot Reading of “Bob Fisher’s My Roommate.” This is the almost-true-story of 28-year-old writing assistant Spencer Sloan living with his 50-year-old boss, Bob Fisher (Screenwriter of “Wedding Crashers”), in a two-bedroom apartment in Chicago during the filming of the first season of the TV show “Sirens.” This event is sure to get you laughing!
10. Joshua Tree
Thursday, June 25 – Saturday, June 27 || The Chicken Box
They’re BACK! After spending your day seated, watching movie after movie for the Nantucket Film Festival, you’re going to need to let off some steam and move those legs! We suggest you head over to the Box and groove to our favorite U2 tribute band!