The ultimate activities guide for November 18 – 24, 2016.
1. Opening Night: TWN’s A Christmas Story
Friday, November 18
6 P.M. @ Bennett Hall
BB guns, leg lamps and bunny suits – oh my! Everyone’s favorite holiday classic will dance and sing its way onto stage as TWN wraps up its 60th season with A Christmas Story: The Musical. For tickets and more information, click here.
The talented students of Nantucket High School’s own Drama Club will be performing Thornton Wilder’s comedy “The Matchmaker,” the play that was eventually adapted for film as the one-and-only “Hello, Dolly!” Tickets are only $12/adults, $10/students and seniors and you only have two more chances to catch this production (closing Sunday at 2 P.M.)
It’s back again. The BIG Nantucket yard sale benefitting the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum… and this year it is being held in Bartlett’s Garden Center. From furniture to artwork, clothing to accessories, they’ll have it all. And if you’re really chomping at the bit, arrive at 9 A.M. for the $10 early bird entry. The sale will also be running Sunday from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. but don’t wait, these items are priced to sell!
All you have to do is arrive, and relax. This 2-hour restorative workshop will use silk hammocks as a prop to support several restorative yoga poses sure to release that tension and stress you’ve been holding. No previous yoga experience is required, just an open mind and willingness to let go. For more information and to register, click here.
5. Foggy Roots Live
Saturday, November 19
9:30 – 11:30 P.M. @ Atlas
Who’s ready for some reggae? Foggy Roots, Nantucket’s own reggae band, will be rocking Atlas for an evening of good jams and good drinks. So before you gear up for all your Thanksgiving holiday prep next week, why not let loose and dance it out?
Who said Sundays were for sitting around? Start your morning off on the right foot and join Peter Brace for a 2.5 hour guided wilderness hike around Smith’s Point. Pick up and drop off will be at Handlebar Café on Washington Street and reservations are just $40/adults, $20/kids. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Get the holiday season rolling by admiring an array of spectacularly crafted wreaths by local businesses and organizations, all of which will be up for bid to benefit the NHA’s year round programming. The wreaths will be on display through November 27th. Click here for tickets and more information.
Mapping Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, food critic Jonathan Critic will have you starving for more in this Sundance Selects documentary. With a special eye towards international and immigrant cuisine, “City of Gold” is utterly delicious. Buy your tickets here.
9. 15th Annual Turkey Plunge
Thursday, November 24
10 A.M. @ Children’s Beach
It’s time to brave the cold waters of Children’s Beach and take the plunge to support the Atheneums’s Weezie Library for Children. After all, nothing works up an appetite quite like a brisk dip. To register, click here.
On island for Thanksgiving and looking to avoid your kitchen? Join The Nantucket Hotel for their annual Thanksgiving Feast extravaganza. This old-fashioned buffet dinner, complete with all the trimmings, will feature live piano music, activities for the kids, and the stunning backdrop of the Grand Ballroom. Seatings are available from 2 P.M. to 7 P.M. and reservations can be made by calling 508.228.4730.