The Ultimate Activities Guide for May 29 – June 4, 2015
1. Artists Open Exhibition Reception
Friday, May 29 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
Join the Artists Association of Nantucket as they celebrate the talents of Nantucket artists! BONUS: The show is running concurrently with the “Cellography” exhibition, which features cell phone (or tablet) photography curated by AAN member and well-known island artist Russell Wieland.
2. Opening Weekend of Rumors at TWN
Friday, May 29 || 7 P.M. || Bennett Hall
Gossip. Hearsay. Side-splitting hilarity. Prepare to laugh the evening away with the talented folks of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket!
3. Swing Into Spring Jazz Concert
Friday, May 29 || 7:30 – 10 P.M. || Nantucket Yacht Club
Enjoy a night out listening and dancing to the music of the Nantucket Community Jazz Band! Light fare and cash bar.
4. Ballin’ for Butler Charity Basketball Game
Saturday, May 30 || 4 P.M. || Nantucket High School
Lace up your sneaks and break a sweat for a great cause as the Nantucket community comes together to support and raise funds for our own Josh Butler.
5. Saturday at Cisco Brewers
Saturday, May 30 || Starting at 1 P.M. || Cisco Brewers
What better way to spend a Saturday than at Cisco?! Enjoy food from the Lobster Trap and Millie’s food truck while you listen to the musical stylings of 4EZ Payments and Buckle + Shake!
6. New England’s Mythic Fisherman
Saturday, May 30 || 6 P.M. || Whaling Museum
Join the NHA for a special evening with historian Jonathan Olly! From the romanticized icon of the “old sea salt,” to the struggle for representation facing today’s fishermen, Olly tells the story of New England’s fishermen and their lasting place in the American imagination.
7. Artie Shaw Orchestra
Sunday, May 31 || 4 P.M. || Dreamland Theatre
Straight from New York City, the Artie Shaw Orchestra remains one of the “swingingest” outfits around!
8. 22nd Annual Dreamcatcher Dinner + Auction
Sunday, May 31 || 6 P.M. || Galley Beach
One of Nantucket’s most highly-anticipated fundraising events of the year, join Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket at Galley Beach for an evening of fine dining, terrific company, and wonderful auction items!
9. Restaurant Week
June 1 – 7
As if you needed an excuse to kick-off June by sampling the delectable dishes of Nantucket’s finest restaurants! Be sure to make your reservations early!
10. “In the Heart of the Sea” Walking Tour
Daily || 2:15 P.M. || Whaling Museum
Explore downtown Nantucket on foot and see the locations of Ron Howard’s sure-to-be blockbuster, based on Nat Philbrick’s bestseller, recounting the story of the ill-fated whaleship Essex!