N TOP TEN: August 31 – September 6, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for August 31 – September 6, 2018.


1. Makeup Tutorials and Touchups
Friday, August 31
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ BeautyCounter

As the summer is wrapping up so are the weekly makeup tutorials hosted by the Beautycounter. Join Emily Denny of Emily Nantucket, N Magazine’s official makeup artist, as she guides you through the product options at 2018’s Beautycounter pop-up store on Old South Wharf. Treat yourself to a night of better beauty! For more information, follow Beautycounter’s Facebook page here


2. Evanston Salt Costs Climbing Opening Night Gala
Friday, August 31
6:30 pm Showtime, 8:30 pm After Party @ White Heron Theatre

Get dressed in your theatrical best and hit the town for the World Premiere Party for Evanston Salt Costs Climbing. Join White Heron Theatre and Nantucket blACKbook for the show at 6:30pm, followed by an after party with Sushi by Sean, cocktails by WanderLush and floral design by Colleen Dunleavy. Play on! For tickets and more information, click here


3. Ann Martindale and Ricard Busch
Friday, August 31
7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall

Enjoy a night of mellow American jazz and popular standards with Ann Martindale and Richard Busch, a 10-year performance duo that will transport you back to “nightclub days when Bogie and Bacall were all that was cool.” Richard, an accomplished composer, pianist and Juilliard graduate, and Ann, a soloist that has performed across New England, will give you an intimate night to kick off Labor Day weekend. Click here for more information. 


4. Book Signing with Steven Axelrod
Saturday, September 1
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

It’s no mystery why Nantucket author Steven Axelrod’s books are so popular – his gripping mysteries are page-turners, and are set right here on island! Grab a pen and come out to meet him at his book signing for Nantucket Sawbuck, a story about a Nantucket homeowner living beyond his means, until his untimely death in his McMansion. For more information, click here


5. MET Live: Il Trovatore
Saturday, September 1
10:00 am @ The Dreamland

Watch Soprano Anna Netrobko’s vocal skills on full display in her newest roll as Leonora from the Met Opera Il Trovatore. Acclaimed as a “high flown, sprawling melodrama flamboyantly defiant of the Aristotelian unities, packed with all manner of fantastic and bizarre incident” by Verdi scholar Julian Budden, Il Trovatore is a summer event not to be missed. For tickets and more information, click here


6. Diana Cesaria Fine Jewelry Trunk Show
Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3
All Day @ Olivela

A trunk show with designer pieces will take place this Labor Day weekend at Olivela’s first ever brick-and-mortar pop-up store. New York City-based private jeweler Diana Cesaria creates her pieces with meticulous design and an eye for quality, with each diamond certified by the leading Gem Labs. Join Olivela for this at this unique Labor Day trunk show. For more information, click here


7. Rock & Rosé
Sunday, September 2
4:30 – 7:30 pm @ The Summer House

Did you miss your chance for the annual beach party everyone must attend? Well good news! Due to rain Rock and Rosé has been rescheduled for this Sunday out at The Summer House. Make your way out to ‘Sconset and settle in with everyone’s favorite rosé, Whispering Angel, and DJ Layz Boy to end your ACK summer on a high note. For more information, click here.  


8. Cru’s Love Boat Brunch
Monday, September 3
1:00 pm @ CRU

Summer may be coming to an end, but the party at Cru is just getting started with their annual Labor Day brunch. Sip on some Domaines Ott and enjoy tunes from DJ Ryan Brown at the hottest day-time party of the unofficial last weekend of the summer… and with a Love-Boat inspired theme, you know it’s going to be a boat load of fun. For more information on Cru, click here


9. Supper Club
Tuesday, September 4
7:00 – 9:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Kick off the off-season with a locally sourced meal that will send you on a trip to the Middle East. Based on famous cookbook Soframiz by Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick, Chef Greg will explore the flavors of the Middle East region as he shows his favorite cooking techniques. Indulge in this artfully crafted meal specifically for this night, for more information and tickets, click here.  


10. Science Speaker Series: Dr. Lepore
Wednesday, September 5
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Maria Mitchell Association

As a fierce advocate for the awareness of tick-borne diseases on island, Dr. Timothy Lepore is going to bring a plethora of knowledge to the table at the next Science Speaker Series at the Maria Mitchell Association. Dr. Lepore has been treating and caring or the Nantucket community for the past 35 years; he plans to discuss the symptoms, treatments and ways to avoid these ever-prevalent diseases on island. For more information, click here

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