N TOP TEN: May 20 – 26, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for May 20 – 26, 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 2.58.18 PM1. Follain Re-opening Weekend Festivities
Friday, May 20

Yoga? Check. Free professional make-up sessions? Check. Healthy treats and goodies? Check. Follain is pulling out all the stops for their re-opening weekend and proving that they’re not just your average beauty store. Sign up for donation-based “Yoga for a Cause” practice Friday morning, book an appointment for a free make-up session pre-Wine Fest, or just stop by to check out the space!

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 2.59.35 PM2. currentVintage Wine Festival Tasting Extravaganza
Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21

Don’t have an all-access pass to the Nantucket Wine Festival? No problem! You can get your wine fix right in town at currentVintage, where they’ll be pouring world-class wine tastings all weekend long. cV is always the de facto headquarters of many winemakers, somms, tasters and trade professionals, and this year they are proud to host another amazing lineup of tastings. See the cV Facebook page here for more info on each event.

13100703_1689598627973266_5205023459414888637_n3. FishPig
Friday, May 20
4 – 11 P.M. @ Old South Wharf

Nantucket oysters, lobster rolls, a pig and fish roast, wild boar, Cisco Brewers and much, much more! Join Post 390, Harvest Restaurant, Wulf’s Fish and Slip 14 for the annual FISHPIG party. Bonus: Table No. 1 will also be open from 4 – 9 P.M. and will be offering two different wine tastings (as well as offering a 15% discount to all FishPig attendees). Buy your tickets here.

Pride ad for Gene4. Pride Mountain Vineyards Dinner
Friday, May 20
7 P.M. @ ATLAS

ATLAS is joining in the Wine Festival fun with Pride Mountain Vineyards to bring you an exclusive 4-course meal and wine pairing that you won’t want to miss. Pride Mountain, located 2,000 feet above the Napa Valley, has been recognized as one of the “world’s greatest wine estates” by Robert Parker. Tickets are $195 (before tax and gratuity) and you can make your reservation by calling 508-825-5495.

image15. Joshua Tree
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21
10:30 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

The premier U2 tribute band is back at it on Nantucket and will be rocking the Box Friday and Saturday nights. So after you’ve had your fill of vino from the Nantucket Wine Festival (or if you’re looking for a way to steer clear of town), make your way to Dave Street and get lost in the music.

greatpoint2_20086. Coskata-Coatue Open Day
Saturday, May 21
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

For one day only, the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge will be open to the public with NO permits required! Hop in your 4WD and hit the sand for a day cruising the beach. What’s more, the Great Point Lighthouse will also be open from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Click here for more information.

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 3.06.15 PM7. India Hicks Trunk Show
Saturday, May 21
3 – 6 P.M. @ Bodega

Harbor Island-based lifestyle brand India Hicks will be hitting our own little island and hosting a pop-up sip & shop at Bodega this weekend. From jewelry to soaps and lotions, handbags to coffee table books, India Hicks is the epitome of understated style. Swing by Bodega for drinks and a look at the newest collection!

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 3.07.02 PM8. Brunch & Bubbly
Sunday, May 22
10 A.M. and 12 P.M. @ Corner Table Café

Join J Vineyards winemaker Nicole Hitchcock at this unique brunch event, produced by the Nantucket Culinary Center. Chef Greg Margolis will pair a delicious brunch with a fabulous J Vineyard wine list, and guests will have a chance to learn more about the diversity of wine! Buy your tickets to one of their two available seatings here.

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.04.51 AM9. Alison Levine Inspires
Sunday, May 22
10:45 A.M. @ Unitarian Universalist Church

Local island resident Alison Levine will be sharing her inspiring story — as covered by N Magazine in the summer of 2013 — at the Unitarian Universalist Church this weekend. Alison and her husband Tyler graced the pages of N Magazine with their story “Wheel Love.” Give it a read here, and check out Alison’s talk.

13268315_10153658001748549_3347841981794284052_o10. Opening Night: The Odd Couple
Thursday, May 26
7 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket season is officially opening and they are kicking it off with a hilarious production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” The New York Times has said “…There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious,” so we know you’ll want to check it out. Buy your tickets here.

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