Category Archives: Party Invite

Coming Up (9/7/07)

I’m preparing a much larger edition for over the weekend. In the meantime, here’s some tips for this weekend.

Michael Sturgis of Cinco has invited all Mahon About Towners to Cinco tonight for complimentary tapas prepared by chef Jean-Luc on the grill on the outdoor patio tonight, Friday (7th), from 6:30-8:30, with jazz by the Richard Sylvester Trio.

Also tonight, DJ Scott Capizzo and Billy Voss will be down at Jetties Restaurant.

Joshua Tree is at the Box Friday and Saturday nights.

A good chance to feel like the island is ours again at the County Fair this weekend, 10 to 5 on Saturday and 11 to 4 on Sunday out at Tom Nevers. All-Star softball game, pumpkin contest, live music, pet show, storyteller, flea market, records & Burpee animal shows. On Saturday, on your way out, stop at the Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market from 9 to 12 on Nobadeer Farm Road.

The free Sunday Poetry Slam from 2 to 4 at Umass Boston Field Station features Victor D. Infante and an open mic.

The Bob Lehman Trio is back to its Friday through Sunday gig at the Brant Point Grill, from 7:30 to 10:30.

Coming Up (8/23/07)

The Artists Association’s Artist-Patron Night is tonight, Thursday, August 23 from 6 – 8 PM.

Another special invitation to subscribers for a very special event – another House Concert, this time with critically acclaimed Josh Ritter, this Saturday (25th) from 7 to 10 p.m. You’ll never be in as intimate a setting with this artist just about to break out.

“You’re presently reading about what may be the best album of 2007,
Hands down, by the most under-accorded american musical genius…” Editorial Review. The newest CD from Josh Ritter, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, has just been released.

Light appetizers, beer and wine provided. Space is very limited, and the first people who call will get the seats. RSVP to, 212-621-6264. The $25 ticket price will go to the artist.

Josh will also be at this next event:

The Atlantic, a magazine celebrating its 150th anniversary, and PlumTV have formed a multiplatform partnership that celebrates books, ideas, and the spirit of community. The first installment is called Bookmark 2007, which on Sunday presents the “Bookmark on the Beach” Festival, featuring a “civilized debate” on God between Christopher Hitchens, author of “God is Not Great”, and Atlantic Associate Editor and conservative blogger Ross Douthat, moderated by Paul Holdengraber. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter will also perform. A cocktail reception with authors follows. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street, (508) 228-4000. Bookmarks takes place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 5:00 p.m. at Jetties Beach.

An interesting dining event coming up next week, Tuesday, August 28, an “Outstanding in the Field” Dinner. Chef Seth Raynor of The Pearl partners with Outstanding in the Field to present a meal served at a linen-draped table set between the soil and the sky in the fields of Bartlett’s Farm. Outstanding in the Field (OitF) was founded in Santa Cruz, California, by chef/artist Jim Denevan. The goal: To bring diners literally to the source of the food on their plates. Since its first farm dinner in 1999, Outstanding in the Field has presented nearly 70 dinners in farmlands across North America. This is the first such dinner on Nantucket.

The night will begin with a leisurely tour of the farm, followed by a five-course al fresco dinner served family style, accompanied by wines paired with each course. Guests will be joined at the table by John Bartlett, whose family has farmed this land since the early 1800s, and other local food producers who have contributed ingredients for the feast.

Host Farmer: John Bartlett
Guest Chef: Seth Raynor -The Pearl
Guest Fisherman: Skip Bennett -Island Creek Oyster Farm
Guest Brewer: Randy Hudson of Cisco Brewers

All-inclusive per-person price of $200 per guest includes five courses paired with wine, and all taxes and gratuities.

For information and reservations, go to, or call 831.247.1041.

10% of proceeds will be donated to Sustainable Nantucket:

The jazz starts at Cinco, 5 Amelia Drive, Thursdays at about 7:30 out on the patio, and reservations are necessary. It’s the Richard Sylvester Trio or quartet or quintet, depending on who drops in. The music plus spillover into the bar and lounge have made Cinco a hot spot for Thursday nights.

And more Presidential candidates are coming.

Barack and Rudy has been here already. Hillary Clinton will be here for a Town Hall Conversation and reception on Friday, August 24, sponsored by Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Smith Bagley. Reception only is $1000, conversation and reception is $2300. Call Ambassador Bagley at 508-228-4279, or

Ann Romney, wife of Mitt, to the home of Marilyn Whitney, sponsored by Marilyn Whitney and Melanie and Bob Sabelhouse. Thursday, August 28. Reception with photo op, $500, 6 p.m.; Reception only, $250, at 6:30 p.m. Info at 857-288-6663, or

Details for all events are on the Arts and Social Calendar.

Invitation: House Party

A special invitation to Mahon About Town Subscribers.

This invitation is not available to the public, and details were only finalized last night.


A unique and rare opportunity to see Ingrid perform in a small and intimate setting.

A private house concert in Sconset from 7 – 10 pm, this Thursday, July 26. Music begins at 8 p.m.

A portion of the $25 ticket price goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Nantucket.

Space is limited. First come, first served

Light appetizers, beer and wine provided … feel free to BYOB.


An Invitation to Alice’s Restaurant

If you’ve been wondering when Alice’s Restaurant will be opening at the airport, what will it look like, and what will it serve, tonight can be your night. A special invitation has been extended to Mahon About Town subscribers to attend tonight’s (Wednesday) pre-opening party, between 6 and 8 p.m.

I understand they’ll be phasing in to full service over the next few days.

This Week on Nantucket

No matter what you may have heard, the Daffodil Parade on Main Street has not and will not be cancelled tomorrow due to the weather. Let the show go on.

South Wharf Gallery at 3 India Street will be open all day Saturday. No reception is planned, as previously reported here.

Beth English has been holding a series of trunk shows called “currentVintage” that’s getting some buzz. The next Party & Trunk Show will be hosted by Cheryl Fudge at the Nantucket Stock Exchange, 25A Old South Rd, 508-228-9155. Sips, Nibbles & Treasures. Daffodil Sunday from 1 to 5.

The Grand Opening of the W Michael Salon at 19A Surfside Road: this Saturday from 5 to 7, with wine and cheese.

The Daffodil Party at Country Village Real Estate, 10 Straight Wharf, takes place on Saturday from 3 to 5, not the time earlier reported here.

The StoryCorps Oral History Project is coming to Nantucket, a special one-day field trip on Wednesday, May 16th. StoryCorps is a traveling oral history recording project affiliated with both NPR (National Public Radio) and the Library of Congress. The goal is to record the stories of people living in America in the early 2000’s, so that those interviewed can have a recording for their own family archives, and the Library of Congress can compile its own vast archive. A few of the interviews that have been recorded have been edited into radio vignettes which are heard each Friday on NPR’s Morning Edition. Locally you can hear StoryCorps on air at 6:30 am and 8:30 am on 91.1fm WNAN or 94.3fm WZAI.

WNAN has asked me to help find PAIRS of people who could be interviewed – friends interview friends, a son interviews his mother. etc. StoryCorps has a strong desire to reach outside the typical public radio listener to people whose stories may not have been told before. There will be 7 to 8 interview slots, so please let WNAN know as soon as possible if you are interested or know of an interview pair. E-mail: or by phone: (508) 548-9600, ext. 101.

This Weekend on Nantucket

Here are the best bets for the upcoming weekend.

One of the best bands you’ll see all year here, Spookie Daly Pride, is at the Box this Friday and Saturday night. Wacked and wild, they generally start about 11.Check out the music samples on their website.

At the Box tonight is a benefit for Nantucket Sports and Therapeutic Accessible Recreation (S.T.A.R.), from 7 to 11, with soca and Carribean music by Nantucket’s own Island Fusion. Rocky and the boys are mixing up special Bahama Mamas (sponsored by United Liquors) for the occasion; food by Megan Boyes Catering; prizes and auction. Connor Gifford made me promise I’d be there, and I will be. Tickets $40 at the door.

Two Cinco de Mayo parties that I know of: one is, of course, at Cinco, the other at the Rose & Crown.

Other live music this weekend: Blue Mood with Andy Bullington & Tom Stoddart at Even Keel on Friday; the Bob Lehman Trio at the Brant Point Grill on Friday and Saturday; and the NCMC Jazz Band Concert on Sunday.

The White Elephant Charity Brunch is Sunday from 11 to 2. It’s quite a spread, benefitting 3 local non-profits.

It’s the last weekend of the Short Play Festival.

May is Preservation Month on Nantucket, and Saturday night is the Opening Reception sponsored by the Nantucket Preservation Trust.

Look for a larger newsletter tomorrow.

This Week on Nantucket

More highlights of the upcoming week. See the Arts and Social Calendar for additional details for all events.

Thursday 26th

The Short Play Festival, presented by Theatre Workshop and Nantucket Theatrical Productions, runs April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Performance Center, Methodist Church, 2 Centre St. Details on the Calendar.

Friday 27th

  • The Halfween James Bond 007 party hosted by the Nantucket Arts Council. Casino, Costume Contest, Prizes, Black Tie or Bad Guy Attire Suggested. Live music by Miss Fairchild. 8:00 pm – 12:00 am at the Rose & Crown.

  • Maxxtone at the Box: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

  • The 6th annual Mayfest Celebration benefitting the Lighthouse School, with silent auction, live auction, music, the food of Peter Wallace, and an open bar: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. at the Westmoor Club. Details.

  • The Paintings of Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin exhibition opens today from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Whitney Gallery, NHA Research Library, 7 Fair Street.

  • The opening reception for the Artists Association Daffodil Weekend Show takes place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the gallery.

  • Galleryblue Grand Opening, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, featuring oil based prints by Judith Brust at 20 & 21 Old South Wharf.

  • The opening reception for the Nantucket Handmade Crafts Show Opening, presented by the Nantucket Artisans Collective, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Preservation Hall, Upstairs at 11 Centre Street.The show continues Saturday from 10 to 4.

This Week on Nantucket

Saturday 28th

  • It’s Daffy Day of course. Capsule summary: Antique Car Parade (9:30 am – 12:00 pm); Children’s Parade, Harbor House (10:00 am – 11:00 am); Daffy Hats Pageant at the Harbor House (10:45 am – 11:15 am); Tailgate Picnic in ‘Sconset (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
  • Handmade Crafts Show, presented by the Nantucket Artisans Collective, opening reception, 5 to 8.
    Show also Saturday (28th), 10 to 4. Preservation Hall

  • Daffodil Party, Country Village Real Estate, 10 Straight Wharf, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Pierce Galleries Opening Reception, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 33rd Annual Daffodil Flower Show: “Daffodils at Sea” at the Coffin School, 4 Winter Street, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • The Fourth Annual Nantucket Advocate for Children’s Awards Evening and Spring Fling, Harbor House, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Columba Baroque Chamber Ensemble, St. Paul’s, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Spring Down the House. Dining and dancing to the Sultans of Swing.6:00 pm – 10:30 pm.
    Dining at the Chanticleer: 6 pm; Dessert, Drinks and Dancing: Sconset Casino: 7 pm

  • Maxxtone at the Box: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

Sunday 29th

  • Pianist Dr. Tinka Knopf de Esteban and Junyi Li Fitzgibbon, Nantucket Whaling Museum, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Nantucket Poetry Slam, Umass Boston Field Station, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Singer/songwriter Amy England, Nantucket Atheneum, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Nantucket Party Invitation

Party Invitation

A reminder and more details about the first Mahon About Town party of the season on Thursday, April 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m., a warm up for Daffodil Weekend. The party will be at the “new” Rose & Crown: a new look, new menu, new lighting and sound system, and new comfortable booths surrounding the main floor.

There will be a cash bar, and free appetizers and samples from the new R&C menu. Here’s just a few sample items from the new pub menu: rissoto and mozzarella croquettes, Spicy Cajun Popcorn Shrimp, Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger, Cubano Burger, Savory Meatloaf Sandwich, Lamb Shank, Roasted Veggie & Goat Cheese Quesadilla, and more.

On stage will be an island all-star jazz and Chicago blues band with Tom Stoddart on horn, Jake Vohs on piano, Andy Bullington guitar, and Erik Wendelkin on bass.

I thought this would also be a good opportunity to raise a little money for a worthy non-profit, so we’ll be asking for a suggested donation of $10 at the door for Nantucket Behavioral Health, the primary mental health agency on the island.

Our party ends around 9, but you may want to stick around for the Karaoke Finals that start at 10. The winner that night competes against all other winners from the past few months to win a grand cruise.

Bring your friends, and meet up with friends and other MAT subscribers before the Daffodil crush. Hope to see you there.

Mahon About Town Subscriber Party

Just a reminder of the Mahon About Town and Nantucket Island Resorts cocktail party at the Brant Point Grill, this Sunday night (December 3rd) from 7 to 10 p.m. I believe there are still seats available for the special half price menu for this their last night of the season. If you want a table in the dining room, I suggest you call 508-325-1320 as soon as possible. Tell them you’re coming for the party, and they’ll seat you accordingly. But dinner is not necessary to come and enjoy friends and music by the Bob Lehman Trio. No cover.