N TOP TEN: September 14 – 20, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for September 14 – 20, 2018.

1. NFF Now: Fair Game – New Director’s Cut
Friday, September 14
7:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Get a seat early for this exclusive, one-night-only event. The international event that grabbed headlines hits the big screen in Fair Game, the story about CIA Operative Valerie Plame and her diplomat husband Joe Wilson. This brand-new, director’s cut screening of the film will begin with a Q&A with the film’s director Doug Liman and real-life subject Valerie Plame. For tickets and more information, click here


2. Nantucket Project
Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16
All Day @ The White Elephant

Over 500 visionaries and seekers are attending the Nantucket Project’s eighth gathering, exploring this year’s theme: Neighborhood. Although tickets to the festival are sold-out, you can still attend a Neighborhood session on Nantucket and the mainland. To find out how to attend one and to  learn about the fresh ideas being brought to Nantucket, click here.


3. Closing Weekend: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing
Friday, September 14 – Saturday, September 15
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

If you missed your chance earlier to catch this star-studded show, you have two last chances this weekend! Don’t miss this heartwarming tale about hardworking people and their journey to connect with each other on a deeper level. Bring your tissues because this one might cause a few tears. For tickets and more information, click here, and for our Q&A with star Justin Kirk, click here


4. Opening Weekend: The Cocktail Hour
Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16
6:00 pm (and 3:00 pm Sunday) @ Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

When one door (show) closes, another door (show) opens! Described by The New York Times as an exploration of “an over-privileged family” fighting domestic battles “while downing drinks,” the Theatre Workshop’s production The Cocktail Hour is sure to have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Watch as they diver deeper into their unique family as the martinis flow. For tickets and more information, click here.


5. Tig Notaro 
Saturday, September 15
7:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Couldn’t snag a ticket to the Nantucket Project to hear Tig Notaro speak? You’re in luck, because she’ll be performing a live stand-up routine at the Dreamland on Saturday night. Most famous for her semi-autobiographical series One Mississippi on Amazon and her hilarious and riotous stand-up, Notaro is sure to draw big laughs all evening. For tickets and more information, click here


6. Author Talk: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Sunday, September 16
8:00 – 9:00 am @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Frederick Douglass has a deep history here on Nantucket, and who better to talk about it than author of Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American Celeste-Marie Bernier. A fantastic collection of photos for Nantucket lovers and history buffs alike. For more information, click here


7. Ethan Parker Band
Monday, September 17
3:00 pm @ Cisco Brewers

Cisco Brewers gets a touch of southern charm this Monday when the Ethan Parker Band comes to visit. Known for their unique blend of Tennessee folk and rootsy Caribbean jazz, you’ll be in heaven listening to their jams with a Figawi Wowie in hand. For more events on the Cisco Brewers calendar, click here


8. Annual Chef’s Dinner
Monday, September 17
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Nantucket Yacht Club

Do good and eat well at the Annual Chef’s Dinner! Benefitting Nantucket Food Fuel and Rental Assistance’s (NFFRA) programs, this feast will delight the senses while helping out some of Nantucket’s most in-need community members. This year the fundraiser will focus on the Nantucket Food Pantry, and the delicious dinner will be prepared by Nantucket Yacht Club’s Chef Chris Freeman. For tickets and more information, click here


9. Film For Thought: Studio 54
Wednesday, September 19
6:30 pm @ The Dreamland

Throw your grooviest pants on and bring your disco ball: Studio 54 will be alive and well at the Dreamland this Wednesday. Go behind the velvet ropes in this revealing documentary about the place that came to symbolize the hedonism of the 1970’s. For tickets and more information, click here


10. Epernay Wine Tasting Domaine Select Wine Estates Tasting
Thursday, September 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Epernay

Let the good times flow this Thursday at Epernay! Lindsay Cox, New England Regional Manager of Domaine Select Estates, will be on-hand to pour their diverse European wines. The perfect way to toast the beginning of the off-season! For more information and to register for this event, click here

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