N TOP TEN: July 7 – 13, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for July 7 – 13, 2017.

1. Water Proof
Friday, July 7
5 – 7:30 P.M. @ The Nantucket Hotel

Dive into the beauty of Nantucket’s waves at Water Proof, Kit Noble’s first ever fine arts display featuring a dynamic collection of water images. As a longtime photographer and adventurer, Noble has taken this series to new depths by venturing into the ocean to capture Nantucket’s ever-changing seascapes like you’ve never seen before. For more information, click here.

2. Nantucket Yoga Festival
Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9
@ Bartlett’s Farm

Revive, recharge, and restore during a weekend of wellness at the 7th annual Nantucket Yoga Festival hosted at Bartlett’s Farm. Welcome to yogis of all levels, the festival offers a variety of classes and workshops by expert instructors and health gurus. For more information, click here.

3. Race for Open Space: The Jog in the Bog
Saturday, July 8
8:45 A.M.

Kick off the weekend with a walk, jog or run through the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Milestone Cranberry Bog for the foundation’s annual Race for Open Space event. The 5k race or 2 mile walk attracts athletes of all levels in effort to raise money for the Foundation’s Land Fund, which preserves and protects the island’s invaluable open spaces. For registration and more information, click here.

4. Artists Association Auction & Gala
Saturday, July 8
5 P.M. @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

Join the Artists Association of Nantucket for a night under the stars at the 22nd annual AAN Auction & Gala hosted at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Sixty pieces by AAN member artists will be auctioned off to benefit the Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery and the ANN Arts Program. In addition to music by Bob Lehman, dancing, and dinner, the tent will be decorated to resemble the ever-changing cloudscapes that are portrayed in the work of beloved Nantucket artist and guest of honor, Ken Layman. For more information, click here.

5. Opening Night: Mamma Mia!
Saturday, July 8
6 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

Mamma Mia, here we go again! The Theatre Workshop is changing sets to perform the internationally loved, Tony-nominated musical “Mamma Mia” now through August. Featuring music by pop superstars ABBA, this musical follows soon-to-be married Sophie seeking her unknown father, unveiling secrets from her mother’s past. For tickets, click here.

6. Red Tie Soirée
Sunday, July 9
7 P.M. @ Sankaty Head Golf Club

Get ready in your best Nantucket reds for Maria Mitchell Association’s largest fundraiser of the year. Hosted at the Sankaty Head Golf Club, the Red-Tie Soirée to benefit the MMA Science Center will have an open bar, food by Spanky’s Raw Bar, music by the Perry Rossi Band, and much more! For tickets and more information, click here.

7. Opening Night Gala: Outside Mullingar
Monday, July 10
6:30 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre

Bury those Monday blues this week with the opening night of “Outside Mullingar,” an uplifting comedy set in rural Ireland about two neighbors with conflicting viewpoints. The Opening Night Gala will celebrate the start of White Heron’s 5th season of professional Equity theatre on Nantucket with music, food, and refreshments after the show. For ticket packages and more information, click here.

8. Page to Stage: Elin Hilderbrand
Tuesday, July 11
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

New York Times bestselling novelist and long-time Nantucket resident Elin Hilderbrand is returning home to take the stage of the Dreamland to discuss and read from her new book, The Identicals. Hilderbrand will be interviewed by Sara Underwood from Fox News for this special discourse of a novel once again set on the unique island of Nantucket. For tickets and more information, click here.

9. Nantucket Comedy Festival
Wednesday, July 12 – Saturday, July 15

Brighten up your week with pure fun, education, and laughter at the 10th annual Nantucket Comedy Festival, with proceeds benefiting Stand Up & Learn, the innovative program implemented to encourage confidence and comedic self-expression. Performers at this year’s event include comedic writer-director Peter Farrelly, comedian of the year Brian Regan, Kelly MacFarland and more. For a schedule of events, tickets and more information, click here.

10. Nantucket Art & Artisan Show Preview Party
Thursday, July 13
6 P.M. @ Boys & Girls Club

Celebrate three days of countless crafts by sixty artisans for one great cause at the 26th annual Art & Artisan Show opening night preview party. Be the first to shop the show and meet this year’s celebrated artisans with music by local artists, libations by Cisco Brewers, and catering by Dean Miller and Fusion of Flavor. Hosted at the Boys & Girls Club, this Under the Sea celebration will benefit Small Friends on Nantucket. For tickets and more information, click here.

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