The Ultimate Activities Guide for September 18 – 24, 2015
1. Other Desert Cities Closing Weekend
Friday, September 18 || 7:30 P.M. || Centre Stage
Don’t miss your last chance to see Jon Robin Baitz’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated, gripping family drama play out on Nantucket’s Centre Stage! Featuring a knock-out cast, “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of Brooke Wyeth, a young woman who returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Announcing that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history, Brooke draws a line in the sand and dares them to cross it! Get your tickets here before they sell out!
2. Jacob Anthony Butler Performs
Friday, September 18 || 7 – 9 P.M. || Kitty Murtagh’s
One of the four rising Nantucket stars featured in our recent September 2015 issue, Jacob Anthony Butler will be performing at Kitty Murtagh’s this weekend! The local singer-songwriter has quite the following here on island, and we’re sure that it won’t be long before he takes off! Take a listen here.
3. Nantucket Maritime Festival
Saturday, September 19 || 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. || Children’s Beach & Brant Point
Grab the kids and join the Egan Maritime Institute for a day of build-your-own boat races, oyster shucking contests, musical entertainment and more! What better way to celebrate the joy of living on an island or to experience time-honored maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds us? For more information, click here.
4. Tom Nevers’ Nantucket Island Fair
Saturday, September 19 + Sunday, September 20 || 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. || Tom Nevers Park
Nothing says fall like a good ol’ fashioned town fair! Head out to the Old Navy Base at the end of Tom Nevers Road for a weekend of live music, delicious fair food, scarecrow building, livestock shows and more! $15 entry fee for cars, only $5 for cyclists and those on foot. Click here for more information.
Monday, September 21 || 9 P.M. || Loines Observatory, 59 Milk Street Ext.
Nantucket is considered one of the most beautiful places to on the East coast to stargaze, so why not do it with the Maria Mitchell Association’s professional astronomers? Start your week off right and join the MMA for an incredible evening of telescopes and planets! Participation is free for Members and $10 for Non-Members. For more information, click here.
7. Underwater Photography with Ben Phillips
Wednesday, September 23 || 7 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
“Of all the fish in the sea, the things Nantucket native and underwater photographer Ben Phillips find most fascinating are no bigger than your thumbnail!” Following two successful presentations with the Nantucket Historical Association last month, Phillips will be heading to the Dreamland to present a slide show and lecture of his underwater photography from Nantucket, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. For tickets to this special evening, click here. And to read N Magazine’s August 2015 story on Phillips, click here.
8. I of the Storm
Wednesday, September 23 || 7:30 P.M. || Centre Stage
Off Off Broadway Review Award winner Richard Hoehler will be here on island for less than two weeks courtesy of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket performing “I OF THE STORM: A New Solo Riff” by RJ Bartholomew. From riches to rags, “I OF THE STORM” is an unlikely success story in which our hero loses it all and finds what he never had including self acceptance and a long stifled creative bent. Showing at TWN’s Centre Stage through Saturday, October 3rd, we recommend you get your tickets here while you can!
9. Marchesi di Barolo
Thursday, September 24 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirits
Brett Marcy, Fine Wine Specialist with Frederick Wildman & Sons, will showcase wines from this historical wine cellar located in the heart of Barolo. Come out and sample these perfect wines for fall weather and we know you’ll be taking a case home to take you into October!
10. Twelve Angry Women
Thursday, September 24 || 7 P.M. || Quaker Meeting House, 7 Fair Street
The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and the Nantucket Historical Association have teamed up to bring you “Twelve Angry Women,” a staged reading based on Reginald Rose’s iconic courtroom drama “Twelve Angry Men.” Revolving around the deliberation of a female jury over a homicide trial, “Twelve Angry Women” chronicles the journey from agreement to chaos through the introduction of reasonable doubt. Get your tickets here and witness the one of the most thrilling trial stories ever to take the American stage.