N TOP TEN: August 10 – 16, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for August 10 – 16, 2018.


1. Dragonfly
Friday, August 10
5:30 – 9:00 pm @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

Turn your attention to mental health and help Island families affected by mental illness at the 3rd annual Dragonfly Nantucket fundraiser, benefiting NAMI of Cape Cod and the Islands. Hosted at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, and complete with music by Jeff Ross, a silent auction, and delicious drinks & hors d’oeuvres, support NAMI as they aim to stop the negative stigma associated with mental illness and promote wellness for all through support, education, and advocacy. For tickets and more information, click here


2. Neely & Chloe Pop Up @ Margaux
Friday, August 10
10:00 am – 7:00 pm @ Margaux

Two brands redefining the luxury apparel sector will come together this Friday as Neely & Chloe and Margaux join forces! Think quality bags you can carry for years to come paired perfectly with Margaux’s classic products that redefine traditional shoe retail. Pop in to this pop-up shop and see how these pieces can change your whole wardrobe. Click here for more information about Neely & Chloe. 


3. Nantucket Summer Antiques Show
Friday, August 10 – Monday, August 13
@ The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

Give a new life to historical island pieces at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show! The 3rd annual gathering of antiques will be open to the public for the weekend, and you’re sure to find a great piece to take home. Enjoy an air-conditioned tent, explore the selection and leave with some new-old pieces. Click here for more information. 


4. Hania New York Pop Up
Saturday, August 11
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Olivela

Swing by Olivela Nantucket this Saturday for a trunk show and designer meet-and-greet featuring Hania New York and Anya Cole. This handcrafted, high-quality, sustainable brand from New York features pieces by local artisans across the city and prides itself on supporting local causes: 20% of the pop-up’s proceeds will be donated to Olivela’s partner organization, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. So, talk and shop your way to a wholesome wardrobe! Click here for more information about Hania New York. 


5. Boston Pops
Saturday, August 11
6:30 pm @ Jetties Beach

Grab your beach chairs and blankets and get ready because this year’s edition of the Pops will be one for the pop culture history books! This weekend, RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles will join the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart for the 22nd Annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert. The British Invasion will hit Jetties Beach for the largest single fundraiser of the year for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. For more information and tickets, click here


6. Due West Pop Up 
Sunday, August 12
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ CRU

After you hit the beach and before you hit the ferry, get a taste of New York right here on Nantucket. The West Village’s award-winning cocktail bar Due West will be at CRU restaurant, recapping the Pops and poppin’ tops! Experience this hot collaboration by sipping their creatively bottled cocktails, including their signature Rosétorade (pronounced Rosay-tor-aid), and pick up brand new, exclusive (one day only) Due West/CRU merchandise. Click here for more information about how to get to CRU. 


7. Susan Burns’ Comedy Extravaganza
Sunday, August 12 + Monday, August 13
7:00 pm @ Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Get ready to split your sides with laughter as Susan Burns returns to the TWN stage for the 2018 season. Hosted by emcee Scott Blakeman (one of the founders of show “Laughing Liberally”) and featuring special guest Pat Canderas of Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom,” this comedy show is sure to keep you laughing all night long. Make sure to grab your tickets so you can be a part of the ‘laughtivities.’ Click here for tickets and more information.


8. G. Love
Sunday, August 12
10:00 pm @ The Chicken Box

Groove your way over to the Chicken Box Sunday night for a performance by enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton. The Philadelphia native is one of the funkiest performers of alternative hip-hop blues, and is back by popular demand for his annual summer concert. Grab your tickets early as this one is sure to sell out! Click here for tickets and more information.


9. The Nantucket Mixtape Vol. 2
Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17
Various Times @ White Heron Theater

Join White Heron’s Student Company and Nantucket Music Center’s Student Theatre Orchestra as they come together to present a night full of music, theatre, and dance. Each individual student’s progress through dedicated training will be displayed in the Nantucket Mixtape Vol 2. This presentation is a fan favorite and not to be missed! Click here for tickets and more information.


10. America’s Future
Monday, August 13
5:00 pm @ Dreamland

We are 86 days away from delivering the verdict on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office and we need to talk about it. CNN Chief Political Correspondent, Dana Bash and MSNBC Political Analyst, Mike Barnicle will have a conversation with CNN Political Analyst David Gregory about America’s future. Be there to find out what changes and opportunities are around the corner and what to expect from the midterm election. For tickets, click here