N TOP TEN: October 6 – 12, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for October 6 – 12, 2017.

1. Put It Up for Puerto Rico
Friday, October 6
5 P.M. @ Atlas

Lady V will be DJing for donations starting at 9:30 P.M. this Friday at Atlas to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico… But be sure to go early for dinner and drinks because all proceeds from the night, as well as donations at the door, will go to vetted organizations directly benefiting those affected by the disaster.

2. Duet Dinner
Friday, October 6 + Saturday, October 7
7 P.M. @ Greydon House

Savor a taste of the South at the first of the Duet Dinner series featuring Michelin Starred Chefs Marcus Gleadow-Ware and Chef Chris Anderson. Visiting from Nashville’s Hutton Hotel, mixologist Megan Cross and Chef Anderson will be serving up vibrant cocktails paired with a six-course dinner experience hosted by Greydon House and The Daily Beast. Bon Appétit! For reservations and more information, click here.

3. Annual Pipe Organ Crawl
Saturday, October 7
9:15 A.M.

Enjoy the symphonic sounds of Nantucket’s historic organs at the 26th annual Organ Crawl. Free of charge and open to all, the Nantucket Music Center will feature seven concerts by local and visiting organists with donations to benefit the preservation of organs on island. For more information and the schedule, click here.

4. Cranberry Festival
Saturday, October 7
11 A.M. – 4 P.M. @ Milestone Cranberry Bog

Nothing about the 14th annual Cranberry Festival will bog you down! With family activities, live music, local food, and experts sharing their secrets toward cultivating the finest cranberries organically, the Cranberry Festival is a completely free event welcome to all ages. For more information, click here.

5. Next Step Fest
Saturday, October 7
4 P.M. + 6 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre

Get a sneak peek into the world-class writing of some of America’s most talented playwrights this weekend. In partnership with the prestigious Ojai Playwrights’ Conference and Space on Ryder Farm, Next Step Fest will present staged readings of two new plays followed by a chance to learn about the developmental process of theater with talk-backs by the plays’ directors and playwrights. For tickets and more information, click here.

6. Nantucket Shorts Festival
Saturday, October 7
4 – 6 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Keep it short and sweet at the 4th annual Shorts Festival held at the Dreamland Theater. Hosted by John Shea and with submissions from filmmakers of all levels, the festival will showcase films produced on or inspired by Nantucket. For tickets and more information, click here.

7. Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand
Sunday, October 8
11 A.M. @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will be sharing the fourth novel of her festive holiday series at Mitchell’s Book Corner. Hilderbrand will raise a final glass to the Quinn family in Winter Solstice, highlighting the ups and down of family and friendship reuniting for the holiday season. For more information, click here.

8. Mini Facials
Saturday, October 7 + Sunday, October 8
1 – 6 P.M. @ Follain

Face the facts about clean beauty with Daniel Venezia of Tata Harper, a pure, performance-based skincare line with natural ingredients sourced from Harper’s Vermont farm. Follain will team with Venezia to offer complimentary, 30-minute facials for those ready to take a stand against toxins. To sign up for your slot, click here.

9. It Was a Very Good Year: Frank Sinatra Tribute
Sunday, October 8
6 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Relive the timeless tunes of legendary artist Frank Sinatra in a stunning multi-media show by Tony Sands, It Was a Very Good Year. Hosted at the Dreamland, this live tribute performance captivates audiences through the life and legacy of one America’s most influential musicians of all time. For tickets and more information, click here.

10. NantucketGrown Food Festival Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12
5 – 7 P.M. @ Nantucket Yacht Club

Celebrate the start of Sustainable Nantucket’s annual Nantucket Grown Food Festival with the island’s experts in locally sourced and sustainable food. Hosted at the Nantucket Yacht Club, the festival’s opening reception will feature appetizers, tastings by seven of Nantucket’s favorite chefs, and diverse food vendors from oyster farmers to artisanal food producers. For tickets and more information, click here.

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