N TOP TEN: August 5 – 11, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for August 5 – 11, 2016.

New Party at the Oldest House1. New Party at the Oldest House
Saturday, August 6
6 P.M. @ Oldest House, 16 Sunset Hill

Swing on by the New Party at the Oldest House and celebrate the NHA! This delightful evening will highlight the talents of four different designers, Trudy Dujardin, Donna Elle, Barbara Halsted, and Michelle Holland in four distinct lounge areas. Relax, sip a signature “New Party” cocktail, visit the bourbon bar and celebrate with The Sultans of Swing! For tickets, click here.

velocity of autumn2. The Velocity of Autumn
Sunday, August 7
2 and 7:30 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre Company

Described as “an explosive comedy”, The Velocity of Autumn is now showing at the White Heron Theater. A hilarious show involving an elderly woman, her son, Molotov cocktails, and the struggle to decide where the woman will go for her remaining years, you’re sure to be in stitches. The show will be performed several times throughout the month, but twice on Sunday including a matinee. Buy your tickets here.

BBQ BOCCE AND BLUEGRASS3. BBQ, Bocce and Bluegrass
Sunday, August 7
3 P.M. @ Almanack Arts Colony

Polish your pallina and get the ball rolling at any Bocce enthusiast’s dream event! Alongside 150 Bocce Ball players, everyone will compete for the top prize donated by Barber Brothers Furniture. All proceeds from this friendly and fun competition will benefit the Almanack Arts Colony. Take a whack at this event and purchase tickets here.

LT-Glance2-2-640x3604. Service Dogs for Heroes
Sunday, August 7
5:30 P.M. @ The Westmoor Club

Come honor wounded combat veterans and their service dogs at what is sure to be a fun, and moving, event. Listen to special guest speaker and New York Times best selling author Luis Carlos Montalván share his experiences about his service dog, Tuesday and support local non profit organization Holidays for Heroes. Click here for tickets and more information.

Summer-Sunset-Series-Ali-Shaheed-Muhammad5. Summer Sunset Series w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Monday, August 8
7 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Jam out in the most unique music venue you’ve ever experienced: right under the great whale in the Whaling Museum’s Main Hall. Support the Nantucket Historical Association while enjoying the music of Ali Shaheed Muhammed, DJ and founding member of A Tribe Called Quest. Bound to be an evening event to remember, buy your tickets here.

MobyDickJuly2015__1346. Moby Dick Rehearsed
Tuesday, August 9 – Friday, August 12
7 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Join Ishmael, Captain Ahab and the rest of the Pequod’s crew for Moby Dick Rehearsed, back by popular demand this summer. This staged reading starring John Shea and produced by Theatre Workshop will let you into the world of whaling ships for one of the most exciting sea stories of all time. It’ll be a whale of a time! Buy your tickets here.

garden7. 62nd Annual House and Garden Tour
Wednesday, August 10
11 A.M. – 4 P.M. @ Orange Street

With historic charm, priceless views and impeccable gardens, Nantucket is full of dream homes. The House and Garden Tour is your chance to go inside and explore some of Nantucket’s most beautiful homes and gardens. This summer’s tour focuses on the Orange Street area, and all ticket proceeds support Nantucket conservation, scholarships, and community projects. Purchase tickets and find out more here.

Keel Vodka8. Keel Vodka Tasting
Wednesday, August 10
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

This locally owned, low-calorie and low-carb spirit will have you buzzing its name to all of your friends. Inspired by avid sailors and the open ocean, this vodka won’t weigh you down… rather it will help you “stay balanced”. Head over to Épernay and meet Keel’s Regional Manager Max Moss, who will be mixing up some guilt-free, nautical cocktails!

newFete Invite 2016 FRONT sold out(1)9. Nantucket Preservation Trust’s August Fete
Thursday, August 11
6 P.M. @ 139 Main Street

If you have ever walked on upper Main Street, you have definitely been tempted to knock on the doors of the beautiful homes and walk right in. At this year’s SOLD OUT August Fete, attendees will have the opportunity to do just that! After touring these historic homes, everyone will congregate at the Richard Gardner II house garden for a reception with catering, a raw bar, music and a silent auction!

night10. Stars & Senses Night Hike
Thursday, August 11
9 P.M. @ The State Forest

There’s more than meets the eye under the cover of darkness. Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education and the Maria Mitchell Association Astronomy Educator as she leads a hike under the stars discussing nocturnal animals, stories of constellations and more! Register here.

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