N TOP TEN: MAY 5 – 11, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for May 5 – 11, 2017.


1. Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Friday, May 5
6:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Join Chef Greg and the talented team of the Nantucket Culinary Center for an evening of authentic Mexican dishes bursting with fresh flavors. This is a spring fiesta not to be missed so reserve your spot here.



2. Brian Glowacki & Friends
Friday, May 5
8 P.M. @ Faregrounds

You all know him, you all love him, and now’s your chance to join him for a night of comedy right here on Nantucket. Brian Glowacki will be taking over Faregrounds for a night of laughs alongside some friends that are sure to have you in stitches. Tickets are just $15 at the door.



3. Daring Daughters of Nantucket
Saturday, May 6
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. @ Mitchell House

Spend your Saturday morning learning about Maria Mitchell and the famous (and infamous) women of Nantucket’s past. This guided walking tour requires pre-registration so call 508-228-2896 to reserve your spot!



4. Sparkling Supernova: Syltbar
Saturday, May 6
4 – 6 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Less sugar and fewer calories are the secret to Syltbar Prosecco’s smashing success, and this weekend is your chance to hear it directly from Syltbar owner Claus Blohm himself! Swing by Épernay for a sparkling sip and we have no doubt you’ll be leaving with a bottle in hand.



5. Nantuckey Derby
Saturday, May 6
4:30 – 7 P.M. @ Nantucket Prime

Join the #ACKpartyhosts for a Derby Day bash to benefit Small Friends on Nantucket, the island’s only large group, year round, early childcare center. Don your Derby duds and make your way to Nantucket Prime for signature drinks, games, a floral photo booth and much more! Tickets are available here.



6. Nantucket S.T.A.R. Gala
Saturday, May 6
7 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

The Derby festivities continue over at The Box where the annual S.T.A.R. fundraiser will be kicking off with a silent auction, live music, delicious bites, and, of course, mint juleps. Tickets are just $30 at the door and go to benefit this important island organization.



7. My Favorite Tracks: Nantucket
Saturday, May 6
10 P.M. @ Atlas

Head to Atlas for an Audio Architechs farewell to one of their own. DJs Pete Ahern and Billy Desmond will start the night out playing their fav beats from 2004-2014 to send off their compatriot DJ Tonic as he says goodbye to Nantucket. Dust off those dancing shoes!



8. Our Nantucket: Ireland
Sunday, May 7
4 – 6 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

Celebrate Nantucket’s incredible diversity at the NHA’s special Our Nantucket series, this week paying tribute to the country and culture of Ireland. Free to the entire community, stop by the Whaling Museum for food, music, storytelling, and more.



9. Ms. Mantucket
Sunday, May 7
6 P.M. @ VFW

Catch some of your favorite Nantucket men as they strut their stuff for a good cause at this year’s Ms. Mantucket pageant. Raising funds to support our local VFW never looked so good! Tickets are $50 and available at the door.



10. Opening Night: Barefoot in the Park
Wednesday, May 10
7 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

The 1964 Tony Award-nominated show Barefoot in the Park will hit the stage right here on Nantucket. See how “opposites attract” and a comedy of errors ensues as Theatre Workshop kicks off its 2017 season. Tickets are available here.