The ultimate activities guide for September 1 – 7, 2017.
Watch Nantucket’s whaling history come to life in a musical medley of theater, folk music, and 19th-century storytelling in White Heron Theatre’s final performance of Seawife. Seawife tells a tale inspired by the adventures of some of Nantucket’s first sailors and captains with original music by The Lobbyists. For tickets and more information, click here.
2. Green Line Inbound
Friday, September 1
10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box
What started as five suburban kids from different corners of the country has led to one of Boston’s most iconic bands known as Green Line Inbound. Back this year for another energized performance, Green Line Inbound will be heating up the Chicken Box all weekend long. For more information, click here.
As students head back to school, help Maria Mitchell’s animals back to the ocean after a successful summer of education and exploration. This free event welcomes assistance from all ages to release aquarium critters back to their homes until next year. For more information, click here.
Celebrate the long weekend with local DJ Pete Ahern at Altas this Saturday. A seasoned expert in music, Ahern has been performing on Nantucket for over ten years and continues to bring unforgettable energy to each performance. Make your dinner reservation now and stay late to tear up the dance floor!
5. Build Your Brand
Wednesday, September 6
9 A.M. @ Holly’s Happy Place
Class is in session at Holly’s Happy Place! Back by popular demand, Holly Finigan and Georgie Morley will present their first fall social media class focused on building your brand, connecting to the right people, and engaging with your audience. To sign up, click here.
This Wednesday, find out what’s so scary about the big bad Virginia Woolf at the Theatre Workshop’s opening night of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf takes viewers into the intimate breakdown of the marriage of Martha and George in what has been called the hallmark of American theatre. For tickets and more information, click here.
Revisit the classic small-town tale of racial inequality, morality and strength at the Dreamland this Wednesday. For one-night only, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird will come to life and remind viewers how one story could leave a mark on innumerable lives. For tickets and more information, click here.
8. Woodstock Artists on Nantucket
Wednesday, September 6
@ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
Take a walk back to the days of peace and music at ANN’s Woodstock Artists on Nantucket. The exhibition will feature works by four Woodstock artists with island connections. For more information, click here.
Join Dr. Marko Horb as he discusses his biomedical discoveries that could be used as treatment of diabetes. Visiting from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Horb has worked to promote the formation of insulin-producing cells and other genome applications to help fight disease. For tickets and more information, click here.
Learn what it takes to keep the lights burning and the shores safe this Thursday at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. Karen Butler, author of Nantucket Lights, will explore the lives of Nantucket lighthouse keepers and their families. For more information, click here.