• Wake up to the world

    Wake up to the world

    STONINGTON — Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will read selected poems from his fifth, newly published poetry book “How to Start Over” (2019, Deerbrook Editions, Cumberland, Me.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Stonington Opera House. The event is free and open to all. Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, who was President Barack

  • More than an affair

    More than an affair

    LAMOINE — What happens when a young man and young woman, who met the previous night at dinner in an inn — he to oversee the income tax of a client and she to attend a Catholic retreat — find themselves in bed together? For its spring theatrical reading, Lamoine Community Arts will present an

  • Music to our ears!

    Music to our ears!

    BLUE HILL — “Haul, boys haul. Haul, boys haul. Heave away the capstan, lads, and let’s get up the trawl. When the winds a blowin’, the ship’s a gently rollin’…” So goes “Haul, Boy, Haul,” an old sea shanty, sung while sailors heaved at a ship’s capstan to weigh anchor. That sailor’s hauling chant is

  • Family movies only $1 in May

    Family movies only $1 in May

    ELLSWORTH — All this month, movie-goers can sit back and enjoy watching “Aquaman (in 3-D)” and other great family movies on The Grand’s state-of-the-art digital screen for only one dollar. Maine Coast Sea Vegetables is sponsoring “Aquaman,” the first in this month’s “Dollar Family Movie” series, which will show at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10.

  • Listen up!

    Listen up!

    Soul Man Edgy, reflective and funny is how The Crown Vics drummer Steve Peer describes Chris Ross and The North, who will hold forth at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at 430 Bayside in Ellsworth. Peer calls Hancock singer/songwriter Chris Ross “a smooth and eloquent performer while bringing plenty of grit and a sonorous

  • Abbe Museum’s Indian Market expected to be even bigger

    Abbe Museum’s Indian Market expected to be even bigger

    BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum Indian Market is back, and bigger. The weekend-long celebration of Native American art and artists is set for Friday-Sunday, May 17-19. In addition to the market and performances on the Village Green, the event will include a fashion show at The Criterion Theatre and an Indigenous Film Festival at

  • A big success

    A big success

    BLUE HILL — They may be little, but they are mighty. That is an apt description of the women in the Louisa May Alcott story about the March sisters. Mighty also is a good adjective for the women who play those roles in New Surry Theatre’s production of “Little Women,” which opened last weekend at

  • Sibling harmony

    Sibling harmony

    ELLSWORTH — GoldenOak, an indie-soul-folk band based in Portland, will play a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at The Grand. Proceeds will support Healthy Acadia’s farm-based food collection and donation program that supplies surplus nutritious produce to people experiencing hunger. GoldenOak, which is fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall, who come

  • Read their lips!

    Read their lips!

    ELLSWORTH — A battle is brewing and will come to a head next Saturday, May 4, when individuals and area businesses try to outperform each other at The Grand’s 2019 “Grand Mouth Off Lip Sync Battle” kicking off at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15 per person. In its fourth year, The Grand fundraiser’s business contestants

  • For the love of Bach

    For the love of Bach

    BLUE HILL — Bach’s remarkable oratorio St. Matthew Passion, composed for the Good Friday service at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, in 1729, will be the Bagaduce Chorale’s featured work at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Ellsworth