N TOP TEN: August 11 – 17, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for August 11 – 17, 2017.


1. Cabaret Evening with Heidi Blickenstaff
Friday, August 11
7:30 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

Join Broadway star Heidi Blickenstaff for an intimate cabaret performance on the grounds of the First Congregational Church. Blickenstaff, star of ten-time Tony nominated Something Rotten!, has a long career performing in various Broadway credits and Disney Theatricals. For tickets and more information, click here.




2. Nantucket Summer Antiques Show
Friday, August 11 – Monday, August 14

Hosted at the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, the show will feature over thirty hand-picked fine antique dealers from the US and Europe to support three charitable organizations on Nantucket. This year, the Antiques Council has chosen to benefit the Nantucket Preservation Trust, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and the Nantucket Garden Club Scholarship Program through a series of events highlighting the rich history and design of Nantucket. For more information, click here.



3. Boston Pops on Nantucket
Saturday, August 12
7 P.M. @ Jetties Beach

This week, The Beach Boys will join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a celebration of music, dancing, and fireworks located on Jetties Beach. Voted Nantucket’s best summer event, the annual concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. This even is SOLD OUT but for more info, click here.




4. Nantucket Race Week Kicks Off
Saturday, August 12

Join the fleet and set sail into nine days of regattas, celebrations, and award ceremonies for the annual Nantucket Race Week. Hosted by the Nantucket Yacht Club and the Great Harbor Yacht Club, NRW benefits Nantucket Community Sailing, a non-profit committed to providing affordable access to sailing and watersports to the island. For more information, click here.




5. Jimmy Tingle: Humor of Humanity
Monday, August 14
7:30 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre

This Monday, top comedian Jimmy Tingle will be raising spirits to raise awareness at Humor for Humanity, an enterprise dedicated to using entertainment as a vehicle for social change. Hosted at the White Heron Theatre, this cheerfully energetic performance will benefit A Safe Place, an agency providing free services for survivors of domestic violence. For more information, click here.




6. Moby Dick Rehearsed
Tuesday, August 15 – Thursday, August 17
7 P.M.

For three nights only, the NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket are pleased to present the one-act play “Moby Dick Rehearsed”. The story is a play within a play written by Orson Welles in 1950 as a testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville’s masterpiece of American literature that has remained timeless for years. For tickets and more information, click here.




7. Page to Stage: David Gregory
Tuesday, August 15
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

This week’s Page to Stage event at the Dreamland features CNN political analyst David Gregory in conversation with Natalie Jacobsen. Gregory – who was raised by a Catholic mother and Jewish father and married a Protestant woman – will discuss the exploration of spirituality that he endured through his life and experience as a well-known journalist. For tickets and more information, click here.




8. Wine and Watercolor
Wednesday, August 16
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Blend flavors and strokes this Wednesday night at the Nantucket Culinary Center with Edwin Rudd of the Artists Association. With a glass of wine and vibrant water colors, you’re sure to unwind and engage your inner artist no matter the skill level. For tickets and more information, click here.




9. Stars & Senses Night Hike
Thursday, August 17
9 P.M.

Embrace infinity and beyond this Thursday through Maria Mitchell’s last Stars and Senses Night Hike of the summer season. Discover how our eyes adjust to darkness, take notice of the sounds of nocturnal animals along the way and listen to stories of summer constellations that trace the night sky. For tickets and more information, click here.



10. Page to Stage: Ben Mezrich
Thursday, August 17
5 P.M. @ The Dreamland

This Thursday, don’t miss bestselling author Ben Mezrich in conversation with N Magazine editor Rob Cocuzzo as they discuss Mezrich’s new book, “Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures.” The story questions genetics, the race against global warming, the ethical dilemma of cloning extinct animals and more. For tickets and more information, click here.