N TOP TEN: July 1 – 7, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for July 1 – 7, 2016.

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1. All-Star American Wine Tasting
Friday, July 1
4 – 7 P.M. @ currentVintage

Celebrate the upcoming weekend of red, white and blue at currentVintage’s wine and (American) cheese tasting. Sample a variety of delicious wines, including Cherry Tart & Cherry Pie Pinot Noir and Fleur de California Rosé, and toast to Independence Day!

Samuel Owen Slurpee Wave Party2. Slurpee Wave Party 2.0
Friday, July 1
5 – 8 P.M. @ Samuel Owen Gallery

Remember those viral slurpee wave photos from two winters ago? Well, photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh is back this summer with a new collection of previously-unreleased images! You do not want to miss out on a first glimpse of these photos or his two custom-made surfboards adorned with the famous slurpee waves themselves.

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 12.49.30 PM3. Opening Night: Venus in Fur
Friday, July 1
7 P.M. @ Centre Stage

Raise the curtain! This weekend, the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket premieres David Ives’ provocative story about an actress’s audition in Venus in Fur. Sit back and enjoy a show with Nantucket’s finest actors before the busy weekend begins! For showtimes and tickets, click here.

Paula Poundstone4. Nantucket Summer Series: Paula Poundstone
Saturday, July 2
7 P.M. @ Nantucket High School, Walker Auditorium

Start July off on a high note with a night of comedy featuring stand up comedian Paula Poundstone from NPR’s #1 show, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.” For tickets and more information, click here.

Churn-Still-03(1)5. Make Butter Better Brunch
Sunday, July 3
10:30 A.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

The folks of Churncraft, featured in our May 2016 issue, will be teaming up with Nantucket Culinary Center this for an interactive demonstration of their hand-powered butter churn followed by a delicious brunch with Chef Greg Margolis. Eggs benedict? Check. Scones with strawberry butter? Double check. And no brunch is complete without a little bubbly! Buy your tickets here.

4th of July fireworks
6. Independence Day Fireworks
Sunday, July 3
9 P.M. @ Jetties Beach

Bing, bang, boom! March your way down to Jetties Beach and grab a front row seat to Nantucket’s annual firework show. Bring a friend, bring a picnic, and bring your patriotic spirit to celebrate America’s independence. Note that should the weather not cooperate, the rain date is July 5.

4th of july Lohman IMG_24817. Community Declaration of Independence Reading
Monday, July 4
9 A.M. @ Unitarian Universalist Church

Start waving your flag high for Nantucket’s 16th annual community reading of the Declaration of Independence. The festivities will begin with a community sing-a-long led by Bob and Diane Lehman and the Meeting House Community Chorus, so be sure to warm up that voice beforehand.

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 12.52.50 PM8. Trombone Shorty Concert
Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6
9 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

The 4th of July fun and festivities will continue to mid-week when Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue hit the stage at The Chicken Box. The New Orleans native performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert at this year’s Grammy Awards, so you don’t want to miss your chance to see him up close. For tickets, click here.

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 12.55.33 PM9. Science Speaker Series: Dr. Kathy Rhode
Wednesday, July 6
7 P.M. @ 33 Washington Street

Join Dr. Kathy Rhode for an evening that is sure to be out of this world! We all know that the Milky Way is a big place, but did you ever wonder, “What else is out there?” Dr. Rhode will explain how she is using technologies and telescopes to discover new galaxies in our universe. Take a step into the unknown and find more information here.

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 9.26.56 AM10. EZIA Benefit Cocktail Party
Thursday, July 7
5 – 7 P.M. @ EZIA Athletic Club, 88 Old South Road

Suit up and head over to Nantucket’s new EZIA Athletic Club for a cocktail party benefiting the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and a sneak preview of the EZIA property and building plans. Guests will enjoy an open bar and raw bar, entertainment and a donation-based door prize from Samuel Owen Gallery. Just be sure to RSVP in advance to info@ezianantucket.com

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