The Nantucket AIDS Network presents A Night of Disco at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street, Friday night (30th), beginning at 8 pm. The night will benefit the John G. Topham Jr. Spirit Fund. Music by DJ’s Bri Guy & Tonic. Raffle drawing at 10:30 pm. First prize is a trip to Bermuda for 2. Dress festively; polyester a plus. Tickets $25 each, includes free hors d’oeuvres.
The latest Theatre Workshop production is up – two Harold Pinter plays directed by Michael Feeney. In “A Kind of Alaska”, a woman is suddenly returned to life from a 29-year narcoleptic trance, believing herself to be only 16 yet vaguely conscious of having been on a strange journey in a sort of Alaska of the spirit. Features Bernadette Feeney, Cheryl Fudge, Frank Morral. In “The Dumb Waiter”, as two assassins await their instructions and as tension turns toward dark farce, the dumb waiter drones into action, delivering ever more exotic culinary requests and, eventually, the go-ahead to proceed with the kill, with a twist. The performance runs until April 14th, Wednesday through Saturday nights at 8 pm, and a Sunday April 1st matinee at 3 pm. Performance Center, Methodist Church, 2 Centre St.
The New York-based American Place Theater brings its theatrical performance of Khaled Hosseini’s novel ‘The Kite Runner’ to the Nantucket High School, as part of the One Book One Island program. APT’s “Literature to Life” program presents professionally staged verbatim adaptations of significant American literary works. Friday (30th), 7 pm.
The Nantucket School of Music presents a Renaissance Celebration: songs by Chorus & Soloists, tunes by Recorder Consort. Composers from Lassus and Campion to Rutter and Lennon/McCartney. Barbara Elder conducts. Coffin School, 4 Winter Street. Friday (30th) at 8 pm and Saturday at 4 pm.
Local band Sweetmeat & the Silverfish play the Rose & Crown on Saturday night (31st). Comprised of brothers Vic and Ben Ferrantella, their cousin Mike Stefanski, and lifelong friend Chris Beamish, the band has been recording a new album at Nick Ferrantella’s studio. Nick was the tour manager for Foreigner in the late 1970s, and played drums for The Leslie West Band. Rose & Crown, Saturday (31st) at 10 p.m.
The Nantucket Arts Council presents a classical trio of Oleh Krysa, violin; Julian Milkis, clarinet, and Sima Kustanovich, piano, with a reception following. Coffin School, Sunday (1st) at 4 pm.
WNAN’s Pub Night will be at The Brotherhood, Thursday (5th) from 5 to 7.
Don’t forget to vote this coming Tuesday, April 3rd.