The Ultimate Activities Guide for November 13 – 19, 2015
An important fund for Nantucket Island, the Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Fund helps defray the costs of transportation and lodging for patients who must travel off island for cancer treatments. For only a $10 suggested donation at the door, head to Faregrounds and enjoy auctions, raffles, music by Offshore Blues Band and light bites. Can’t make the event but would like to donate to the fund? Click here.
2. Create Your Holiday Table
Saturday, November 14 || 10 – 11 A.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Starting to think about all the hosting ahead of you this holiday season? Wanting to step up your décor game this year? Join David Holland Leggieri of Bartlett’s Farm to learn everything you need to know about brightening up your holiday table! This event is free.
3. Nanpuppets Show
Saturday, November 14 || 10:30 – 11 A.M. || Nantucket Bookworks
Bring the kiddos by Bookworks’ Children’s Room for a puppet show with some of Nantucket’s favorite furry friends! Combining education with entertainment, the Nanpuppets show creates an imaginative and playful environment for toddlers and young children all over the island.
Join Theatre Workshop of Nantucket for an evening of presidential comedy at the Atheneum. David Mamet’s 2007 play, set in the Oval Office of the White House, depicts one November day in the life of incumbent President Charles Smith. Will President Smith’s turkey pardoning be enough to put him in the good graces of the American public? Come find out. Admission is free.
5. NHA Diversity Festival
Sunday, November 15 || 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. || The Whaling Museum
In celebration of Nantucket’s diverse cultures, the NHA will open the doors of the Whaling Museum for a one-day diversity festival, featuring tours offered in multiple languages (including Spanish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Thai and English) and special refreshments! Admission is free so don’t miss your chance to check out the new exhibits.
Sunday, November 15 || 2 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy “Hamlet.” Broadcast on the big screen at the Dreamland, this is your chance to see National Theatre right here in the U.S. Buy your tickets here.
7. Take a Hike Day
Tuesday, November 17
It’s National “Take a Hike Day” and there’s no better place to get outside and explore than right here on Nantucket! Take an hour out of your day and head to the Middle Moors, Squam Swamp, or the Cranberry Bogs. We promise, you won’t regret it!
Local interior designer Audrey Sterk will discuss pattern, painting, and design at this week’s Food for Thought lunch discussion. Join the NHA and Sterk as she talks about her innovative wall-coverings, painting and custom murals, which can be see all over the island and around the world. All you need to do is bring your lunch!
9. Turkey Treats Tasting
Thursday, November 19 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirits
Searching for a unique wine to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey? The sommelier team at Épernay is here to help and have just the right wines for your festive celebration, sure to keep your guests talking about them long after the dishes are done!
10. NFF Now: “RAMS”
Thursday, November 19 || 6:30 P.M. || The Dreamland
The Nantucket Film Festival’s NFF Now program is back and ready to take you on a journey to Iceland! One of the most awarded and talked about foreign language films of the year, and Iceland’s submission for the Academy Awards, “RAMS” follows the rivalry of two Icelandic sheepherders struggling to overcome great obstacles in the face of disease. Buy your tickets here.