N TOP TEN: November 17 – 23, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for November 17 – 23, 2017.


1. Bluebirds of Paradise
Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19
4 P.M. @ Cisco Brewers

The Bluebirds of Paradise are flying in from New York this weekend, bringing with them a unique blend of jazz and indie-folk tunes steeped in Brazilian overtones. Be sure to catch a show by this singer-songwriter duo, performing all weekend at the Brewery.





2. Opening Night: The Sound of Music
Friday, November 17
6 P.M. @ Bennett Hall

The hills are alive with the sound of music this Thursday at the Theatre Workshop. Now through December, the Tony and Academy Award winning musical will come to life with the Von Trapp family, Maria, and some of the most beloved songs of all time. For tickets and more information, click here.



3. Annual Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum Yard Sale
Saturday, November 18 – Sunday, November 19
10 A.M. – 3 P.M. @ Bartlett’s Farm

From art and antiques to holiday gifts and home furnishings, the annual island Yard Sale offers something for everyone… and just in time for the holidays! Hosted at Bartlett’s Farm, this shopping extravaganza to benefit the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is a must. For more information, click here.




4. 4th Annual Falconry: On the Hunt
Saturday, November 18
2 – 4 P.M. @ Maria Mitchell Association

Join the experts from Nantucket Hawking and Falconry for the 4th Annual Falconry hunt brought to you by Maria Mitchell. Discover the history of the hunt through an afternoon in the field filled with falcons, hawks, and other birds of prey. For more information, click here.



5. Hands-On Cooking: Thanksgiving Sides
Saturday, November 18
10 A.M. @ Nantucket Culinary

This Saturday, Chef Greg of Nantucket Culinary is serving up sweet and savory side dishes that will show up any turkey or stuffing this Thanksgiving. This hands on demonstration will feature decadent stress-free recipes worth giving thanks to, including cider-glazed butternut squash, bacon and cornbread stuffing, and Brussel sprout gratin. For more information, click here.




6. Taming of the Shrew: Encore Performance
Sunday, November 19
12:55 P.M. @ The Dreamland

This Sunday, watch as Shakespeare’s famously chauvinistic comedy hits the stage as a colorful ballet production by acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot. From a battle of wit to a battle of the sexes, Taming of the Shrew unveils the conventional love story of two forces of nature brought together against all odds. For tickets and more information, click here.





7. Festival of Wreaths Preview Party
Tuesday, November 21
5 – 7 P.M. @ The Whaling Museum

The NHA is kicking off the holiday season with the 19th annual Festival of Wreaths at the Whaling Museum. With a display of beautifully-crafted wreaths by local artisans, artists, students and other talented islanders, this event captures community creativity to benefit NHA’s year-round outreach and preservation efforts. For tickets, click here.



8. Turkey Temptations Tasting
Tuesday, November 21
4 – 6 P.M. @ BRIX Wine Shop

Top off your Thanksgiving table with a taste of France, brought to you by BRIX Wine Shop. Discover the perfect pairings to be poured this season from Alsatian Pinot Gris to Cru Beaujolais. Cheers!




9. 16th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge
Thursday, November 23
10 A.M. @ Children’s Beach

This Turkey Day, flock to Children’s Beach and brave the cold to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Spectators and swimmers will test the wintery waters at the 16th annual Turkey Plunge for this family-favorite fundraiser. To sign up or donate, click here.




10. Opening Night: It’s a Wonderful Life, Radio Play
Thursday, November 23
7:30 P.M. @ White Heron Theatre Company

The holiday classic to define all holiday classics will come to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast in a captivating performance by the White Heron Theatre. A holiday treat for all ages, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the heart-warming fable of idealistic George Bailey as his life unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve. For tickets and more information, click here.