The ultimate activities guide for July 14 – 20, 2017.
Join the Artists Association of Nantucket in celebration of the Summer Small Works Exhibition this Friday for their opening reception. The show will consist of close to 400 works, all size 11×14 or smaller, with artist Jan Purdy Metcalf as a featured artist. Metcalf’s work this season focuses on little black dresses and dancers gliding through the paint. The show will continue until July 31st. For more information, click here.
Examine the finest details of the island like you’ve never seen them before through the work of long-time Nantucket admirer Forrest Rodts. Whether it’s a few labs hanging in the back of a jeep or a crew of surfers catching the waves on Cisco Beach, Rodts’ work will make you feel like you’re there experiencing it all. Visit Quidley & Company for the opening reception of Rodts’ new summer collection, and read our interview with the artist here.
Be sure to leave your Saturday morning open this week for a hands-on cooking class with host, writer and recipe developer Carole Murko. Through years of personal study and dedication, Murko has developed a personal commitment to eating healthy and living well. During this one and a half hour class, she will introduce you to the essential steps for creating a gluten free, dairy free and soy free meal perfect for sharing with family and friends. For tickets and more information, click here.
Swim, cycle, and stride to support the Nantucket Scholarship Fund by participating in this year’s Nantucket Triathlon. Open to athletes of all ages, the triathlon will start with a swim at Jetties Beach, a bike ride out to Madaket, and end with a 3.4 mile run around town. For more information and registration, click here.
Watch Nantucket’s whaling history come to life in a musical medley of theater, folk music, and 19th-century storytelling. The first musical to hit White Heron Theatre’s summer season, Seawife tells a tale inspired by the adventures of some of Nantucket’s first sailors and captains with original music by The Lobbyists. For tickets and more information, click here.
Set your clocks to island time at Caribbean Calypso Night! In addition to island-inspired music by the PanNeubean Steel Drum Band, the night will feature cocktails, a farm-to-table dinner, live auction, and performance by comedian Kevin Flynn, all to benefit the Nantucket New School and Strong Wings Adventure School at Bartlett’s Farm Garden Center. For tickets and more information, click here.
7. G. Love
Tuesday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 19
10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box
Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter, G. Love, will perform solo at the Chicken Box. His music, a blend of classic jazz, old-school blues, and modern hip-hop, is an eclectic melting pot of styles for all music lovers. What’s not to love? For tickets and more information, click here.
8. Film for Thought: Stop Making Sense
Wednesday, July 19
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland
For one night only, the Dreamland Theatre is screening what has been named the greatest documentary concert film in history. A venture into the lives of iconic rock group Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense is an artful story of the band’s story through musical performance. For tickets and more information, click here.
9. A Garden Soirée
Wednesday, July 19
6 – 9 P.M. @ Middle Brick
The Nantucket Garden Festival will blossom into its 6th year by hosting their annual Garden Soirée at the historic Middle Brick Garden. With farm-to-table cuisine, garden-inspired cocktails, and live music by Coq au Vin, this fresh and flowery night is a must! For more information, click here.
10. Green Thumb Flower Show
Thursday, July 20
10 A.M. – 4 P.M. @ ‘Sconset Casino
Plant yourself among Nantucket’s most beautiful flower creations at Nantucket Garden Club’s 49th annual Green Thumb Flower Show hosted at the ‘Sconset Casino. Admission is free of charge and welcome to all. For more information, click here.