N TOP TEN: May 19 – 25, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for May 19 – 25, 2017.


1. Miss Fairchild Is The Life Of The Party
Friday, May 19
4:30 P.M. @ Cisco Brewers + 10 P.M. @ Atlas

Boston-based band Miss Fairchild is returning to the island and bringing the party! They’ll be rocking both Cisco and Atlas this Friday in support of their forthcoming single, “Life of the Party.” Catch them every 3rd Friday of the month from now through September and don’t forget your dancing shoes.



2. Clambake Wine + Steamers
Saturday, May 20
12 – 2 P.M. @ currentVintage

Swing by currentVintage for an afternoon tasting with Clambake Wines, recently featured in the April issue of Forbes as “the east coast millennial chefs that are changing California winemaking.” Sip on their Mendocino Unoaked Chardonnay and Old Vine Carignan Rosé and we have no doubt you’ll have found your new favorite small-batch wine.



3. Grey Lady
Saturday, May 20 + Sunday, May 21
@ The Dreamland

Missed the big premiere? Not to fret… John Shea’s Nantucket-shot film Grey Lady, starring Eric Dane and with appearances by many of your Nantucket neighbors, will once again be screening right here on island this weekend at four different show times. Buy your tickets here.




4. Copain Vineyards Dinner
Saturday, May 20
7 P.M. @ Atlas

Join Atlas for their special wine dinner with Copain Vineyards this Wine Fest weekend. Because who wouldn’t want to spend their Saturday evening enjoying a 4-course tasting menu paired perfectly with some of Copain’s finest bottles? For reservations and more information, click here.



5. Junior Top Chef Competitions
Sunday, May 21
10 A.M. @ The White Elephant

Food, fundraising, and a little friendly competition – what’s not to love about Nantucket Wine Festival’s Junior Top Chef Competition? Stop by the White Elephant to watch four cooking teams compete for the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Scholarship. For more information, click here.




6. CRU Rose Brunch
Sunday, May 21
11 A.M. @ CRU

Celebrating 10 years of Chateau d’Esclans, CRU will be hosting its annual rosé brunch. Enjoy everyone’s favorite pink drink and arguably the best view in town while DJ Ryan Brown spins your favorite tunes. For reservations, email reservations@crunantucket.com.



7. The Nantucket Young Playwrights Project
Sunday, May 21
2 – 3 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Jay Craven, Vermont-based filmmaker, and the students of the Nantucket Young Playwrights Project will take to the Atheneum’s Great Hall stage to perform readings of their own 10-minute plays and you’re invited to watch and support. Entrance is free.



8. Chasing Trane Screening
Wednesday, May 24
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Calling all music lovers! Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary will bring jazz musician John Coltrane to life in a way never seen before. Having made the 2016 film festival rounds last year to great praise, this extraordinary story is not-to-be-missed. Tickets are available here.



9. Craft Beer Taste-Off
Thursday, May 25
5 – 7 P.M. @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

After a weekend full of wine and more wine, Épernay is turning their attention to the world of American craft beer. Stop by to taste-test some of the coolest craft brews around and pick up a six-pack for the weekend.




10. Intro to Cooking Thai Food
Thursday, May 25
6:30 – 9 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Join the Nantucket Culinary Center as they welcome Chef Kwan for a Thai cooking demonstration and dinner. Enjoy eggs rolls, cucumber salad, Massaman curry, and more alongside this talented chef, and leave with a full stomach and stack of recipes to try on your own at home! Register here.