Daily Archives: May 23, 2008

Coming Up on Nantucket Beginning 5/23/08

Arts and social events for Friday (5/9) through Thursday (5/15):


The Artists Association of Nantucket presents a Sidewalk Art Show, now expanded in cooperation with the Dreamland Foundation and moved to the Dreamland aprking lot. Look for oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, mixed media, photography, textiles, and sculpture.

With a long history, the first Sidewalk Art Sale was founded in 1930 by artist Maud Stumm, and was traditionally held for several days in August, and open to professionals and amateurs alike. The Artists Association took over the event in 1960, and in subsequent years, some of which were sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Sidewalk Art Show venues included Straight Wharf, the Town Building, and the Atheneum. Saturday, May 24, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Rain date: Sunday, May 25.) Participating artists.


The Egan Maritime Institute 2008 Exhibition Opening Reception for “Splash! Boatbuilding on Nantucket” is Friday, May 23, at 6:00 pm at the Coffin School.


Nantucket Theatrical Production’s Short Play Festival entitled “Imagination’s Run Wild”. is comprised of 3 one-act plays by winners of the 2007 Nationwide Short Play Festival and Competition. Curtain is 7:30 PM on Friday May 23, Saturday May 24, Thursday May 29th, Friday May 30th, and Saturday May 31st.
Upstairs Performance Space, Methodist Church. Tickets – $10. Details.


Jeff Ross is back at the Starlight for Memorial Day Weekend, Friday and Saturday nights beginning about 8.

Maxxtone, is at the Box Friday through Sunday night. Entrain comes over from the Vineyard for Monday and Tuesday night. Then Superhoney for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 29th-31st.

The AM Group, last year regularly at the Rose & Crown, now spins every Saturday night at the Muse through October, with “Drop: Local Flavor from Local DJ’s” House music. Details. Video.

At the Rose & Crown, it’s Poker Night on Monday’s, Trivia Quiz Night every Tuesday (at 7 pm), 80’s Video Dance Party on Wednesday, Karaoke on Thursday (9 pm), Disco Night on Friday, Top 40 Video Dance Party on Saturday, and the 2008 Summertime Karaoke Contest on Sundays.


South Wharf Gallery opens “Emerging Artists” with a reception Friday, May 23 from 6:00 to 8:00, featuring Julie Gifford, Randy Hudson, and Juliya Mostykanova. That’s at 3 India Street. Gallery Discussion with the artists on Saturday at 11:00 am.

The Artists Association Spring Show Opening Reception is Friday, May 23, 6 to 8.

The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum opens its exhibit, “Celebrations”, Saturday, May 24, at 10:00 am.


The first Rafael Osona Auction of the summer is this Saturday, May 24, beginning at 9:30 am at Legion Hall. 2-day advance Preview from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Annie Kay speaks on her bookk ‘Every Bite Is Divine: The Balanced Approach to Enjoying Eating, Feeling Healthy and Happy, and Getting to a Weight That’s Natural for You. Wednesday, May 28, at 7:00 pm in the Great Hall. Details.


For Nantucket Preservation Month, The Nantucket Preservation Trust presents an Architectural Walking Tour of Main Street, Friday, May 23rd at 10:00 am. Also a Sconset Architectural Walking Tour: May 30th at 4 pm. Details.


The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is a partnership between Nantucket conservation organizations, government agencies, and visiting and on-island scientists and naturalists in documenting the biodiversity of the islands and adjacent waters of Nantucket, and monitoring and conserving that biodiversity.

The week begins with tonight’s keynote address entitled “There Is No Scientific Debate about Global Warming (The scientific background, politics and predictions about our climate change), by Dr. Hugh Ducklow, Director of The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. All programs are free. Sunday, May 25, 2008, 7:00 pm. Keynote Details.
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Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull: Friday (23rd) through Thursday (29th). Times.

Sex And The City: Friday (30th) through Sunday (1st). Times.

See the Arts & Social Calendar for additional details on the events listed above.

For a more comprehensive listing of ALL Nantucket events, pick up the Nantucket Independent for my Community Calendar, or click here.


Coming Up on Nantucket

The Nantucket AIDS Network has announced that Judy Collins will appear in concert Sunday night, July 6, at 8:00 pm at the Nantucket High School Auditorium. Tickets are $65, $90, $130 and $160, and are available at: Sports Locker, Visitors Services & Information Bureau, Nantucket Bank (Pleasant Street Branch), Law Office of Rhoda H. Weinman, the office of the Nantucket AIDS Network, or by email through me. For information, call 508-228-9600 or 508-228-3955.

The Nantucket Arts Council has announced the 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival from Sunday, July 13 through Sunday, July 20, a weeklong program of free events.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will be performed outdoors at Children’s Beach by the Nantucket based Seaside Shakespeare Company on July 13, 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.

‘The Tempest’ performed by the Provincetown-based Shakespeare on the Cape troupe will take place indoors at Bennett Hall on July 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.

A lecture by noted Shakespeare scholar and author Marjorie Garber of Harvard University will be on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Atheneum.

Children’s Theatre Workshops funded by the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation will be held on July 19 at Bennett Hall.

‘Music in Shakespeare’s Time’, directed by Robert Behrman and featuring Nantucket soloists will be at the Congregational Church on July 20.

The Shakespeare Film Series will be at the Unitarian Church on July 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and on July 19 at 3 p.m.

Preceding the Shakespeare Festival in July will be ‘Shakespeare in the Garden’, to raise funds to enable the Festival to keep all of its events free of charge. This event will take place on Thursday June 26, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the home of Nantucket Arts Council board member Beverly Hall in Madaket. The evening will include a performance of scenes from Twelfth Night, a silent auction, jugglers, music, and buffet. To receive an invitation, contact the Arts Council at (508) 325-8588 or development@nantucketartscouncil.org, and mention Mahon About Town.