Nantucket usually has an attractive crowd of bar-hoppers making the scene around town. You'll find good singles scenes at the The Nautilus and The Club Car, which are reviewed earlier as restaurants, or Slip 14 on South Wharf at 14 Old South Wharf (tel. 508/228-2033; www.slip14.com). Live music comes in many guises on Nantucket, and there are a number of good itinerant performers who play at different venues. The Gaslight (https://gaslightnantucket.com) at 3 North Union St. has live music 7 nights a week in high season. Meanwhile, it may be Reggae Night at The Chicken Box, 16 Daves St. (tel. 508/228-9717; www.thechickenbox.com), when the median age of this rocking venue rises by a decade or two.
Theatre buffs will want to spend an evening at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, 2 Centre St. (at the Methodist Church; tel. 508/228-4305; www.theatreworkshop.com). This shoebox-size theater assays thought-provoking plays as readily as summery musicals. The season runs 8 months, well into the fall. You can catch the children's productions from mid-July to mid-August.
Movies -- Nantucket has a non-profit foundation that supports three different screens in town, a boon for movie lovers. Usually the movies will be a mix of first-run blockbusters, indie films and foreign movies. To see the complete line up, go to www.nantucketdreamland.org.
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