N TOP TEN: May 15 – 21, 2015

The Ultimate Activities Guide for May 15 – 21, 2015

box1. Joshua Tree: U2 Tribute Band
Friday, May 15 + Saturday, May 16 || The Chicken Box
Boogie at The Box with Boston’s premier U2 tribute band!

2. Ventuno Restaurant Re-Opening
Friday, May 15 || 5:30 P.M. || 21 Federal Street
If you were craving Strozzapreti like we were this winter, then you’ll be making a reservation for Friday night at Ventuno as they re-open for Wine Festival weekend!

ssbe3. The Third Eye Exhibition Reception
Friday, May 15 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
Join the Artists Association of Nantucket for their third exhibition of the spring! Artwork for The Third Eye will be accompanied by a bit of text describing the artist’s inspiration.

4. Aperitivo + A Film
Saturday, May 16 || 6 P.M. || Starlight Theatre & Cafe
Linger over a classic Italian Aperitivo and take in Amuri: The Sacred Flavors of Sicily, the new documentary written by celebrated Sicilian Chef, Author + Culinary Historian Fabrizia Lanza, during Sideboard Small Batch Events’ PMO to ACK series!

IMG_88085. Samuel Owen Gallery Opening
Saturday, May 16 || 5 – 7:30 P.M. || 46 Centre Street
New to Nantucket this season, the Samuel Owen contemporary art Gallery is kicking things off with an opening reception co-hosted by the #ACKpartyhosts, Holly Finigan of the Nantucket blACKbook and David Handy of David M. Handy Events.

6. Wine Fest Junior Top Chef Competition
Sunday, May 17 || 9 A.M. || Children’s Beach
Watch the action unfold as four teams of culinary students go head-to-head and compete for the prize of a $5,000 culinary scholarship!

7. Books + Brunch
Sunday, May 17 || 11 A.M. || Ventuno Restaurant
Unwind from your weekend over a leisurely brunch inspired by Fabrizia Lanza’s latest cookbook, Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie, presented by Chef Gabriel Frasca and his talented team behind Ventuno!

bbb8. Nantucket Wine Festival Grand Tasting: Session 3
Sunday, May 17 || 12 – 2:30 P.M. || The White Elephant
The heart + soul of the Festival, this event features 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious, global wineries! Our lucky #NMagGTGiveaway winners will be there, will you?

9. Bubbles, Burgers, and Beer
Sunday, May 17 || 2:30 P.M. || Galley Beach
Join Galley Beach, Veuve Clicquot, Cisco Brewers and Christopher Creek Winery as they celebrate the 2015 Nantucket Wine Festival with a competitive burger cook-off and plenty of drinks to go around!

10. Nepal Earthquake Charity Dinner
Thursday, May 21 || 7 P.M. || The Westmoor Club
Nimesh Maharjan – chef, Nepalese citizen, and full-time Nantucket resident – will be serving a delicious six-course meal at the Westmoor with all proceeds going to benefit the Community Foundation of Nantucket’s Nepalese Relief Fund. For reservations, email ackspiced@gmail.com.

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