N TOP TEN: July 15 – 21, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for July 15 – 21, 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 3.47.05 PM1. Opening Night: Annie Get Your Gun
Friday, July 15
6 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

Draw the curtain back for the opening night of Irvin Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.” Enjoy the exciting and entertaining story about sharpshooter Annie Oakley, and sing along to some of theater’s greatest showtunes like “Anything You Can Do” and “There’s No Business Like Showbusiness.” Check out showtimes and buy your tickets here.

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 3.49.01 PM2. AAN Summer Small Works Reception
Friday, July 15
6 – 8 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Kick off your weekend and celebrate the opening of the Artists Association of Nantucket’s Summer Small Works. Nantucket artists will be displaying small pieces no larger than 11″ x 14″. The exhibition will run until August 1, Monday – Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM, but don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with the artists themselves and toast the summer.

acktri.com3. Nantucket Triathlon
Saturday, July 16
6:30 A.M. @ Jetties Beach

They say once you learn how to ride a bike, you’ll never have to learn again… but what about swimming, biking, and running one right after the other? Come out to Jetties Beach and support triathletes from Nantucket and beyond. Swimmers will begin the race at Jetties, cycle over to Madaket, then finish on their feet back to Jetties. If you see anyone on the move, give them a round of applause… they deserve it!

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 11.59.57 AM4. DJ Ben Brier
Saturday, July 16
10 P.M. @ Atlas

Slip on your dancing shoes and head over to Atlas for a night of cocktails, dancing, and DJ Ben Brier! Known for their classic cocktails with a twist and fresh fish and veggies, stop in for dinner beforehand and start off the evening right. Who doesn’t love a great meal, dancing and did we mention there’s no cover charge?

DanceWeb5. Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival
Monday, July 18 – July 23

Leap into summer with the Nantucket Atheneum’s 9th annual Dance Festival. After a week of free ballet-related events, the Dance Festival’s finale is two ballet performances by some of the best dancers and choreographers in the world. Proceeds from the performances support the library. For registration, tickets and more information, click here.

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6. Garden Festival
Tuesday, July 19 – July 21

Summertime flowers are in full bloom, so come check them out in all their glory at this summer’s Garden Festival supporting the Nantucket Lighthouse School. Whether you have a green thumb yourself or just want to walk through beautiful gardens, the festival has something for everyone… from workshops to garden tours plus an opening night party. Find out more and register for the event here.

MagicInTheMoonlight_FB_updated7. Nantucket New School Magic in the Moonlight
Tuesday, July 19
6 – 9 P.M. @ Bartlett’s Farm

Abracadabra! A night of delicious local food and magic under the moon has arrived to Bartlett’s Farm. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner and appearance by magician, illusionist and mentalist Simon Winthrop, benefiting the Nantucket New School and Strong Wings Adventure School. Call 508.228.8769 or e-mail events@nantucketnewschool.org for ticket information!

sip local8. Sip Local with Nantucket Vineyard
Thursday, July 21
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Nantucket’s got it all – including its own wine! If you love everything else about the island, you’ll love the “washashore” wine by Nantucket Vineyard, too. Wine guru Michael Harter will pour their current releases, made on island with grapes from the West Coast, at this special tasting at Épernay.

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9. Page to Stage: Valiant Ambition
Thursday, July 21
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Take a trip back in time to the American Revolution. Nathaniel Philbrick will share the Revolutionary War tale from his newest book, Valiant Ambition, featuring George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Click here for more information.

jude10. St. Jude Garden Harvest
Thursday, July 21
6 P.M. @ The Dreamland

The second annual Nantucket Garden Harvest to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will take place at the Nantucket Dreamland Theatre. Enjoy farm-fresh food prepared by local chefs from seven of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants and other from around the country. Tickets can be purchased here.

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