Entertainment

  • Canada’s acclaimed trio to perform

    Canada’s acclaimed trio to perform

    BLUE HILL — The Gryphon Trio, Canada’s eminent piano trio, will grace the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. As part of its outreach program, the highly regarded trio also will perform at 9:30 a.m. at the Penobscot Community School. Presented by the Blue Hill Concert Association, as

  • Set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend

    Set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — In its 42nd season, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society Of Maine will take the audience on a rollicking ride aboard HMS Pinafore starting at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, at The Grand. A matinee will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. The production continues Feb. 16-18. Directed by Sandi Blanchette,

  • Singer Martin Sexton ready to rev up Criterion crowd

    Singer Martin Sexton ready to rev up Criterion crowd

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor’s Criterion Theatre will be a scene of unity on Feb. 15, if everything goes according to Martin Sexton’s plan. The sprawling, opera-style theater — opened in 1932 by a former bootlegger, according to the venue’s history — will host Sexton that night. He’s in the middle of a cross country winter

  • Meetinghouse Theatre Lab to stage acclaimed play

    Meetinghouse Theatre Lab to stage acclaimed play

    WINTER HARBOR — For a couple of years, Schoodic Arts for All’s Meetinghouse Theatre Lab has sought the rights to stage the adaption of Mark Haddon’s 2003 bestselling novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” That quest was fulfilled last month. Now the troupe is poised to cast Simon Stevens’ stage adaption

  • Symphony’s own gifted musicians highlighted

    ORONO — If the inclusion of pieces by Arnold Schoenberg and a living composer deterred people from attending the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s first Masterworks concert of 2018, they were mistaken and missed a delightful concert. Last Sunday’s performance, which featured soloists from the orchestra and a small string ensemble, was one of the most accessible

  • Coda restaurant to showcase local songwriters

    Coda restaurant to showcase local songwriters

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Songwriter Showcase, featuring six local singer-songwriters who will share their music and inspirations, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at The Tavern at Coda at 18 Village Green Way. Hosted by Bowen Swersey, whose former band The Beatroots was much in demand during the 1990s, the Showcase costs

  • Opera House Arts casting “Play-in-a-Day”

    Opera House Arts casting “Play-in-a-Day”

    Opera House Arts invites interested actors to a potluck supper to cast its “Play-in-a-Day” production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at the Reach Performing Arts Center in Deer Isle. Supper-goers will participate in a read-through with the directors who will assign roles. Then, “Tempest” cast and directors will work

  • Mavis Staples to perform at the Criterion

    Mavis Staples to perform at the Criterion

    “Livin’ on a high note” is the name of R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples’ 2016 album. Staples, who got her start playing with her family’s band, the Staple Singers in 1948, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. From Chicago, Staples is much in demand

  • Grand offers sneak peek of “Victoria”

    Grand offers sneak peek of “Victoria”

    ELLSWORTH — Fans of PBS’s “Masterpiece,” the Sunday night British drama and mystery program, can settle in with popcorn in hand and see ahead the first episode in Season 2 of the ITV production “Victoria” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at The Grand. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In a joint-venture with Maine