Arts and social events: Friday (4/25) through Thursday (5/1):
With a less than ideal forecast, (15 – 20 mph east-northeast winds, a high of about 47), here’s what’s happening for the weekend.
The first cars start lining up on and filling up Main Street at 9:30 on Saturday. At noon, the Antique Car Parade begins, proceeding to ‘Sconset for the Daffodil Tailgate Picnic from 1 to 3.
While out there in ‘Sconset, stop by at the Country Village Real Estate Open House at 10 Main Street. There, you’ll also be able to meet writer Scott Simonsen, producer Tim White, and director Trevor White of an independent film called “Tides of Summer”, expected to be shot on island at the end of the summer or early fall.
While the cars are lining up on Main Street, head over to Children’s Beach (new location) for the Daffodil Children’s Parade at 10 am, with decorated bikes, wagons, skateboards, baby carriages, and always a few surprises. Every entrant earns a ribbon. Details.
The parade is followed at 10:45 by the Daffy Hat Pageant. Then the newly established Dog Parade gets going just after the cars leave town, at 12:30 at the corner of Main and Federal.
All events above are sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.
The “Rainbow of Daffodils” themed 34th Annual Nantucket Daffodil Show is open Saturday from 2 to 5, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at the Coffin School. Details.
Spring Down the House benefits Small Friends, Saturday, April 26 from 5 to 10 pm at the Chanticleer and Casino. Details.
Seaside Shakespeare’s presents a CD Release & Shakespeare’s Birthday Party, Sunday, April 27, 5 to 7 at the Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant with champagne, live music, and birthday cake. Details.
The Clothesline Project, presented by A Safe Place Nantucket, enables women affected by violence to.express their emotions by decorating a shirt and hanging it on a clothesline. Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 to 4 at the Atheneum. Details.
Maxxtone is at the Box Friday and Saturday night.
At the Rose & Crown, it’s Poker Night on Monday’s, Trivia Quiz Night every Tuesday (at 7 pm), Karaoke on Thursday (9 pm), and DJ Bri Guy on Fridays and Saturdays.
THEATER AND PERFORMANCE
Doubt, A Parable, a play by John Patrick Shanley, continues its run at the Methodist Church. The performance is directed by Michael Feeney, and features Ciaran Byrne, Pam Murphy, Callahan Keever, and Tina Hoskins. Curtain at 7:30. Thursday April 24th – Saturday April 26th; Thursday May 1st – Saturday May 3rd. Details.
Coffee House for Music and Poetry: Friday, April 25, 6 to 9 pm at The Bean. Open mic. Bring a poem, bring your guitar. Featuring music from Vince Veilleux and poetry from Wyatt Leske. Master of Ceremonies – John Luttman.
ART & CRAFT
Nantucket Handmade features 16 island artisans showing pottery, textiles, jewelry and more. Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 4 to 7 pm at the Preservation Institute. Show hours Saturday are 9 to 4.
The Artists Association presents the First Members Show Opening Reception on Friday, April 25, 6 to 8. Next Thursday is the Junior Artist Show Opening Reception for elementary school students from 4 to 5:30.
The Gallery at Four India Street’s opening reception for “Fine Art and Daffodils” is Saturday from noon to 3.
BOOKS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS
It’s Herbs Through the Ages at Bartlett’s Farm – history, superstitions, magic lore and medicinal and health uses of commonly used and easy to grow herbs. Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am. Details.
Cindy Houghton, author of ‘Out of The Fog: Tragedy on Nantucket’ will speak about surviving a plane crash on Nantucket in 1958. Monday, April 28, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Atheneum. Details.
Atheneum Used Book Sale: Saturday, April 26, 10 to 4, in the Lower Gallery.
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.