The ultimate activities guide for August 25 – 31, 2017.
If your food is farm-to-table, your flowers should be too. This Friday, venture into the flower fields at Bartlett’s Farm to learn, cut, and create your very own bouquets to bring home. For tickets and more information, click here.
Suit up, swim out, and make a splash to support oncology services on Nantucket at the annual SAA open water swim at Jetties Beach. The event will benefit PASCON and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital to enhance cancer treatment and support services for island residents. For more information, click here.
3. The Legend of King Solomon
Saturday, August 26
7 P.M. @ The Dreamland
Discover the sins, stories, and secrets behind the legendary Jewish king in the 7th annual live dance performance of The Legend of King Solomon. Presented by the Nantucket Ballroom, this performance takes viewers back to Biblical times of magic and mystery for one night only. For tickets and more information, click here.
Mamma Mia, here we go again! Join the Theatre Workshop for their final summer performance of the internationally loved, Tony-nominated musical Mamma Mia at Bennett Hall. Featuring music by pop superstars ABBA, this musical follows soon-to-be married Sophie seeking her unknown father, unveiling secrets from her mother’s past. For tickets, click here.
Get down with Nantucket’s very own reggae band, Foggy Roots this Saturday at Atlas. The island-native, island-inspired band will perform well-known hits by bands like Toots and the Maytals for a yet another energetic, unforgettable night.
Take a look through the lens of the life of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman at this week’s film for thought, The B-Side. This documentary takes viewers behind the camera to unveil an archive of artifacts that captures the lives of beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables whose portraits Dorfman has photographed throughout her profound and inspiring career. For tickets and more information, click here.
Grab your friends and flock together to Maria Mitchell for this week’s Science Speaker Series. Join longtime Tuckernuck resident and avian ecologist Dr. Dick Veit as he discusses his recent studies of using avian observations to contribute to scientific work. For tickets and more information, click here.
8. Book Signing: Dorothea Benton Frank
Thursday, August 31
1 P.M. @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Join New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank for a signing of her newest summer novel, “Same Beach, Next Year.” Known for her captivating stories of love, family, and heartbreak, Frank continues to leave readers wanting more of the tale that Huffington Post called “unputdownable.”
Celebrate the take-off of the newest luxury travel company, Fly Louie, as they launch unique access to charter flight service between NY and Nantucket at prices competitive to commercial seats. Fly Louie will be toasting with bubbles by Champy and light bites by 45 Surfside at the Quidley & Company Gallery, so stop by to mingle with friends, view footage of the Fly Louie experience, and enter to win a round trip travel package! RSVP here.
10. Six Recipes to Savor
Thursday, August 31
6:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center
Savor the last tastes of summer with island culinary icon, Sarah Leah Chase. Indulge in New England seasonal favorites that will sate any palate, including scallop crudo and pasta topped with fresh tomato sauce. Bon appétit! For tickets and more information, click here.