N TOP TEN: September 22 – 28, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for September 22 – 28, 2017.


1. Joshua Tree Performs
Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23
10 P.M. @ The Chicken Box

It’s a beautiful day at the Chicken Box when Joshua Tree is on island. As the nation’s premier U2 tribute band, Joshua Tree performs everything from early fan favorites to the Irish rock band’s most recent hits with emotion, intensity, and incredibly accurate sound. For tickets and more information, click here.



2. NFF NOW: Kid’s Shorts
Saturday, September 23
4 P.M. @ The Dreamland

The Dreamland is keeping things short, sweet, and family-friendly this Saturday with some of this year’s favorite independent short films from the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival. As a one-night-only encore, the season’s best action and animated stories such as Ocean Song, Jazzoo, and Litterbugs will come to life for all ages. For tickets and more information, click here.



3. Spirit Animals
Sunday, September 24
7 – 9 P.M. @ Holly’s Happy Place

Unleash your inner animal this Sunday with island shaman Alexandra Catchpole as she shares the secret behind finding your spirit animal. As a Reiki master and intuitive, Catchpole will be transforming Holly’s Happy Place into a wild zoo of Zen to show us the importance of embracing your wild side. To sign up, click here.



4. Ladies Night
Monday, September 25
@ Nautilus

Get nauti and celebrate the slowing-down of the season with your favorite female bartenders on-island. This Monday, Jess Hanan of the Cisco Brewery will be guest starring at Nautilus to shake up some drinks as a part of this September special. Cheers!





5. Fall Restaurant Week
Monday, September 25 – Sunday, October 1

Indulge in the taste of culinary tradition for Nantucket Restaurant Week. With over 30 participating restaurants, you can savor and save with prix fixe menus by Nantucket’s favorite chefs. For more information, click here.



6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Wednesday, September 27
5:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

This Wednesday, the Dreamland is switching up sets to the sleepy southern town of Maycomb, Alabama for the opening night of To Kill a Mockingbird. Watch Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel come to life as a live stage production welcome to all ages and revisit the timeless tale like you’ve never seen before. For tickets and more information, click here.




7. Film for Thought: My Father’s Land
Wednesday, September 27
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Follow the journey of Haitian Bushman, Papa Jah as he sacrifices legal immigration status in the Bahamas to return home to the land, life, and family he had left behind. In an intimate documentary look at the socioeconomic complexities of culture, immigration, and identity, My Father’s Land explores issues of policy through a story filled with love, humor, and compassion. For tickets and more information, click here.



8. Author Talk: The Do-Over
Wednesday, September 27
7 – 8:15 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Discover the freedom in shedding the “shoulds” in life to experience the unexpected with author, professor, and former minister Amanda MacKenzie. The Do-Over brings readers through MacKenzie’s journey from a small-town in New England, out of the ministry, over the Italian Alps, and to a place of true clarity. For more information, click here.




9. Sally & George
Thursday, September 28
4 P.M. @ Cisco Brewery

Sprouted from the land of bluegrass where country music was born, Nashville-based duo Sally & George are heading north to Cisco Brewery this Thursday. As part of their Over the Moon Tour, the pair will perform their freeform, stripped-down instrumentation and hypnotic vocals that meet beautifully at a crossroads between country and rock and roll.



10. America’s Powerhouse Reds Tasting
Thursday, September 28
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Get to know your grapes with the experts at Épernay this Thursday. With a rich selection full-bodied, hearty all-American wines from California, this tasting uncorks the secrets behind grape varietals and how our favorite fruit can deliver a strong punch on the palate.