The Ultimate Activities Guide for August 28 – September 3, 2015
1. The Picture of Dorian Gray
Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 || 7:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
This weekend will welcome Nantucket Ballroom to the Nantucket Dreamland stage for the live dance performance of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” featuring a special appearance by the talented John Shea! In Nantucket Ballroom’s stunningly-adapted production of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 philosophical novel, you will be a voyeur into Dorian’s world as he explores the universal questions of limits. What are the lines between pleasure and obsession, morality and depravity and the consequences of frivolous, self-indulgent decisions. Get your tickets here.
2. Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island
Friday, August 28 || 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. || Mitchell’s Book Corner
Crocker Snow, Jr., majority owner of the island of Muskeget, takes the reader deep inside the island as only he can in his new book, “Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island.” Crocker Snow inherited his property on the island from his father, and has since become the foremost authority on its unique environmental significance. Stop by Mitchell’s Book Corner to pick up a copy and pick Mr. Snow’s brain!
3. Live Music Dining at the Breeze Bar & Café
Friday, August 28 || 5:30 – 9:30 P.M. || The Nantucket Hotel
Start off the last weekend of August with some al fresco dining and a side of live music! Join The Nantucket Hotel’s Breeze Bar & Café for an evening of live piano by Michael Proch and take in the sounds and smells of the island while feasting on fresh seafood and toasting the end of summer!
4. Needlepoint Mermaids with the NHA
Friday, August 28 + Monday, August 31 + Tuesday, September 1 || 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. || 4 Mill Street
Join the NHA and Ana Ericksen, former crafts editor and assistant decorating editor of Country Living magazine, for a three-day class creating a beautiful Nantucket mermaid on an 18-count canvas. All you need to bring is a pair of scissors! For more information and to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Milly & Grace Summer Sale
Daily || 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. || 2 Washington Street
Run, don’t walk, to Milly & Grace for their annual Summer Sale! Enjoy 40% off your favorite summer ensembles and get a sneak peek at the fall styles that are just around the corner!
6. Annye’s Annual Wine Sale
Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30 || Annye’s Whole Foods
Take advantage of Annye’s Annual Wine Sale this weekend and stock up to celebrate the end of summer! 10% off 6 bottles and 20% off 12 bottles. Mix & match while you curate your own selection of favorites!
7. Joshua Tree Concert
Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 || The Chicken Box
Boston’s premier U2 tribute band returns to the Box to close out summer with a bang! Priding themselves in their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations, Joshua Tree has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands for old and new fans alike!
8. Full Moon Dinner
Saturday, August 29 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
The last Full Moon of summer means time to celebrate! And what better way than with a fresh farm-to-table dinner at Bartlett’s?! From watermelon salad to grilled swordfish, your tastebuds are in for a real treat! UPDATE: This dinner is Sold Out!
9. Earth Got Blues Band
Sunday, August 30 || 3:30 – 6 P.M. || Cisco Brewers
Nantucket’s own 4-piece blues band will take the stage at Cisco Brewers for an afternoon of golden era music and good times! Performing authentic 40s and 50s tunes, Earth Got Blues will have you tapping your foot with glee. So grab a Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, a snack from the Millie’s food truck, and sit back and enjoy your Sunday!
10. MET Live Summer Encore: Aida
Sunday, August 30 || 4 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
The Met’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic will grace the screen at the Dreamland for an afternoon of culture! A powerful tale of love and politics, Aida features Liudmyla Monastyrska in the title role. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi takes the podium in this show you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets here.