Category Archives: Surfing

Surfing Noel’s Waves

The remnants of hurricane Noel turned into a powerful nor’easter. A handful of surfers were out the next day to take advantage of some of the best surf of the year.

For more photos of this event and others, please go to the Mahon About Town Photo Pages.

Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel

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Surfing Noel

Surfing Noel


Ozone Surf Classic 1/4

The Ozone Surf Classic took place on Sunday July 5. All photos are by Katie Kaizer.If you see someone you know in any of these photos, please forward this newsletter to them and encourage them to subscribe. They can do so by clicking the “Forward email” link at the end of the newsletter.

For more photos, go to the Mahon About Town Photo Pages.

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Coming Up (8/3/07)


One day last summer I ran into Jim Warwick from the Starlight who said he had a great blues player appearing that night, someone I shouldn’t miss. He was right. Chris Bergson can sing, and on the guitar, he’s among the best I’ve ever heard. He’s essentially an improvisational blues guitar player, not improvising within the chord the way it’s usually done, but reaching outside the chord the way a jazz musician does.

New York based guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Bergson has performed with Norah Jones and Levon Helm, among others, and has appeared in New York venues such as Joe’s Pub, B.B. King’s, Jazz Standard, The Blue Note and The Living Room. “NYC singer/guitarist Chris Bergson’s smooth jazz-inflected take on the blues marks this young artist as a player who may just help extend the genre’s shelf life.” – Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix.

Chris is back for 2 nights only, this time at Jetties Restaurant, Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, and there’s no cover. Check him out at two sites: Here, and then at MySpace

The Ozone Surf Classic has had sunny days but small waves for the last 2 years. Looks like partly cloudy and small waves for this year’s event on Sunday (5th) from 8 to 6. It’s basically one big beach party for all ages, and most people arrive around lunchtime. The Classic celebrates the life and memory of islander and surfer David Ozias with a surfing contest, music and a barbeque. All proceeds will be donated to local charities in David’s name. Entry forms are available at Juice Guys, Chicken Box, and Indian Summer. Here are photos from last year.

The Second Annual Canine Couture Fashion Show benefiting the Nantucket MSPCA homeless animal program gets going at 6:30 pm on Wednesday (8th). More than 2 dozen dogs will strut their stuff down the catwalk to win prizes for originality of design, creativity, presentation and collaboration. Open bar, appetizers, music, and auctions. Tickets are $150 and available at the MSPCA, Geronimo’s, Sandy Paws, Cold Noses & Vis-à-vis. This one was a sell-out last year, so buy now. Photos of the 2006 event.

The Annual Rock Run (50-mile beach run) takes place Saturday (4th) from 8 to 6: Soloists and teams are welcome. Pre-race meeting 6 PM on August 3 at Children’s Beach. Details and applications at

The Week Ahead . . .

If you’re looking for something to do for a specific day, go right to the Arts and Social Calendar. Otherwise, here are the highlights for the coming week, arranged by genre.


  • Chicken Box: Joshua Tree tonight through Saturday, Sextoy Party Monday to Wednesday. Spookie Daly Pride Thursday through Saturday.
  • Rose & Crown:Every Thursday is Karaoke night. The AM Group Celebrates 15 Years of House Music, with special guests DJ Jamin and DJ Ian on Friday night. It’s DJ Bri Guy’s Video Request Dance Party on Saturday, and DJ Money on Sunday.

    Earth Got the Blues, jazz and blues every Wednesday of summer.

  • The Muse: Fat Cats, Fridays, 6 to 9, and Air Band every Sunday night of the summer.
  • Jetties Restaurant: Andy Bullington and Tom Stodart on Mondays from 5:30 – 7:30; Chuck Colley and Eric Wendelken acoustic fusion-guitar and standup bass Monday through Wednesday. on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; 10 years old Maddie Kennedy and Ali on Wednesday nights.
  • Cinco: Thursday night is jazz night, with the Richard Sylvester Jazz Trio from 7:30 – 10:30. Others sit in from time to time.
  • Brant Point Grill: The Bob Lehman Trio Sunday through Tuesdays nights, 7:30 to 10:30. P. J. Moody plays Sunday Brunch from 11:30 to 2:30.
  • Chanticleer in ‘Sconset: Bob Walder Latin Jazz and Flamenco, 8:30 – 10:30 pm in the Grill Room Monday through Wednesday.
  • Summer House: Jamie Howarth Wednesday through Sunday nights.
  • Club Car: Brian Buch, Saturday through Monday; Anthony Healey, Tuesday through Friday. 8:15 to 1 am.
  • Starlight: Jeff Ross Wednesday through Sunday, 9 to 1.
  • Even Keel Cafe: Piano Dave, Thursday through Sunday, all summer, 6 to 9.


  • John Buttrick: Noonlight Sonatas. Wednesdays at noon.
  • The Cobbletones put on a crowd-gathering show in front of Zero Main (thank Paul and Noel for graciously allowing the show) every Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 and 9:15 pm.
  • Wordstock is a new event this year, taking place Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 10 pm, at 42 Monohansett Road (between the airport and Surfside.)
  • Blues After Hours is at Children’s Beach Sunday from 6 to 7.
  • The NCMC String and Wind Ensembles perform Monday from 12:15 to 12:45 at the Methodist Church.
  • Violinist Emil Chudnovsky performs Tuesday at 8 at the First Congregational Church as part of the Nantucket Musical Arts Society series.
  • Nat Hewitt, fiddle and vocals, and Liza Constable, guitar and vocals, perform Thursday at the Noonday Concert Series at the Unitarian Church. That’s at noon.
  • The NCMC Jazz Band plays Children’s Beach, Thursday at 6.


  • The Nantucket Garden Club’s 53rd Annual House Tour of 6 homes in Monomoy takes place Thursday the 8th, from 11 to 5, with Tea and Boutique in the garden at “Longevity”, 52 Monomoy Road.


  • Jeffrey Goldberg. Bookmark 2007’s “Meet the Author” lecture, a production of The Atlantic and PlumTV. Atlantic Editor James Bennet will have a conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, journalist and author of “Prisoners”, which has been hailed as one of the year’s best books. Sunday, Bennett Hall from 3 to 5 pm.
  • Artists Lecture: Glass Sculptor Christopher Ries. Whaling Museum, Sunday at 8 p.m.
  • Lecture: Dr. John Howe, Project Hope President & CEO. Wednesday at 8, Unitarian Church.
  • Jill Ker Conway: “Stories of Scientists Who are Women”. Coffin School, Thursday (9th) at 5:30.


  • Annie Kay: Every Bite Is Divine. Bookworks, Friday from 7 to 8:30.
  • Nancy Barr: “Backstage with Julia”. Mitchell’s Book Corner. Saturday 10 am to noon.
  • Thomas Mallon: “Fellow Travelers”. Bookworks. Sunday from 11 to noon.
  • Mary South: “The Cure for Anything is Saltwater”. Bookworks, Monday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Moby Dick the Musical

In order to save their bankrupt school that’s seen better days, the girls of St. Godley’s Academy for Young Ladies decide to put on a musical version of Moby Dick. The satirical romp that ensues proves to be a world of double entendres and pastiche-y company numbers. This musical is for all ages, and will be performed by Nantucket’s first Resident Company, here from theater and drama schools around the country. Presented by the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Tickets at or at the box office at the Methodist Church 508-228-4305.Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets and information:508-228-4305.

Aug 2,3,4,6,9,10,13,16,19,20,23,24,25 at 8 PM
August. 1,8,15 & 22 at 8:30 PM
Aug 8,9,10,15,16,22,23,24 at 2PM


  • Comedy Improv: Methodist Church, Sunday, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Comedy Night with Kevin Flynn, Monday, Methodist Church, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm


SPOTLIGHT: Art Cabinet Cultural Night
In the tradition of a European salon, the Art Cabinet presents an evening of classical music, a lecture, an art discussion, followed by jazz and champagne, built about the work of Amerell and Peter Weber. Christine Neudert will speak on “Art and Humanity”; John Dowland will perform a concert of Renaissance music for voice and guitar; Prof. Chiesa will speak on “The Pleasure of the Eye”; then jazz by “Blue Lion Music.” The studio is at 18 Dukes Road, but please call to reserve your spot. (508) 325- 7202; Saturday night from 6 to 9.

  • Brigham Galleries: Florence Academy of Art, Friday, 6 to 8
  • Gallery at Four India: John P. Osborne, Friday, 6 to 8
  • Mielko Gallery: Tom Mielko, Friday, 6 to 8
  • Old Spouter Gallery: Joan Albaugh, Friday, 6 to 8
  • Pierce Galleries: American Impressionists, Friday, 6 to 8
  • Round The Horn: John Merson and Carol Bunevich. Contemporary Art of Vietnam, Print and Painting. Friday, 6 to 8
  • Woodcarving exhibit featuring Master Woodcarver Paul McCarthy and his students. Friday and Saturday, 10 to 4 at Arrowhead, 9 Wampanoag Way


  • Ratatouille: Monday and Tuesday
  • Chuck and Larry: Friday through Sunday
  • Harry Potter: Thursday (2), and Wednesday and Thursday (8 & 9)

Go to the Arts and Social Calendar for times.