The Ultimate Activities Guide for July 17 – 23, 2015
1. Philip Bloom Gallery “It’s Not What You Think” Exhibition Reception
Friday, July 17 || 6- 8 P.M. || Philip Bloom Gallery
Garden hoses, a bathtub, clouds, yarnbombed chairs and more. Intrigued? We are! Head over to the Philip Bloom Gallery at 117 Orange Street for an evening reception celebrating their recent multi-media installation exhibit, “It’s Not What You Think.”
2. 7th Annual Nantucket Triathlon
Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19
Calling all athletes! The 7th Annual Nantucket Triathlon offers racers the opportunity to compete in the Sprint Distance and/or Olympic Distance races, with proceeds benefitting the Town of Nantucket Scholarship Fund. Visit AckTri.com for more information!
3. #ACKcool Party
Saturday, July 18 || 4 – 8 P.M. || Grey Lady
Looking for something to do post-beach this Saturday? Roll on over to the Grey Lady at 2 Chins Way for some cocktails, giveaways and mingling with a few of the coolest young companies around! They’ve got all the bases covered, from cupcakes to clothing to accessories, and we’re certain you’ll leave with a new list of favorite brands! We’ll be there, will you?
4. J. McLaughlin // White Heron Theatre Company Sip + Shop
Saturday, July 18 || 5 – 8 P.M. || J. McLaughlin
Enjoy some light refreshments while shopping J. McLaughlin’s Summer collection, all while supporting Nantucket’s own White Heron Theatre Company. 15% of all sales will go to benefit White Heron, and you’ll leave with some stylish new threads!
5. Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm Fresh Feast
Saturday, July 18 || 5:30 P.M. || 168 Hummock Pond Road
Enjoy a locally-sourced, gourmet dinner under the stars in Sustainable Nantucket’s NEW Educational Community Farm fields! And as if it didn’t sound magical enough, the night also included both a silent and live auction, live music, and dancing! Visit SustainableNantucket.org for tickets and more information.
6. The Witches, a Cabaret
Monday, July 20 & Tuesday, July 21 || 7 P.M. || Bennett Hall
Broadway takes over Bennett Hall for two nights only as the Wicked-ly talented divas Dee Roscioli, Patti Murin and Jenna Leigh Green take the stage to perform your favorite Broadway songs from Wicked and beyond. For tickets and more information, click here.
7. Murray’s Sip + Shop Trunk Show
Tuesday, July 21 || 5 – 6:30 P.M. || Murray’s Toggery
To celebrate Murray’s 10th Anniversary carrying Smathers & Branson, THE hand-stitched needlepoint accessories company — as well as their 70th year in business — they invite you to join them for a Sip + Shop Trunk Show! Swing by their Main Street store and stock up on these unique belts, hats, iPhone cases and more — all must-haves for any Nantucket prep!
8. Trombone Shorty
Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22 || The Chicken Box
Bringing a little bit of NOLA to ACK, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be rocking the Box with their funk, hip-hop beats and jazz improvisation. This is sure to be one of the musical highlights of the summer, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!
9. Nantucket Garden Festival Soirée
Wednesday, July 22 || 6 – 9 P.M. || Middle Brick Garden, 95 Main Street
You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy Nantucket’s 7th annual Garden Festival, just a desire to celebrate the exquisite and unique ecosystems of the island! Kickoff the festival in the historic gardens of the famed Middle Brick while enjoying live music by Coq au Vin, creative local cuisine and a raw bar, an eclectic silent auction, and featured guest speaker and Emmy award winner Russell Morash. Get your tickets at NantucketGardenFestival.org.
10. Nantucket Garden Harvest
Thursday, July 23 || 6:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as some of the best chefs in the country prepare a tasting of their signature dishes drawing inspiration from the St. Jude Culinary Team, who work tirelessly to provide the healthiest, most nutritious options for their patients. Local chefs participating include Chef Michael LaScola of The Proprietors Bar & Table, Chef Erin Zircher of Cru, Chef Gabriel Frasca of Straight Wharf Restaurant and Ventuno, Chef David Daniels of Met on Main, and Chef Nimesh Maharjan. Tickets are still available at Stjude.org/Nantucket.