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Events Calendar 2017-18

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Abbe Museum Indian Market 2018 - Bar Harbor, ME

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018 Downtown Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor and the Abbe Museum will host the Northeast’s biggest Native American arts marketplace, May 18-20. This three-day event will feature Native art and artists from Maine, the U.S., and Canada. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about these creative works and those behind the handmade heritage products. The event will present the works of 75 Native artists representing 40 nations, a fashion show, a film festival, dance, and music.
Time: All day

Children & Families

Winter Family Fun at Gilsland Farm - Falmouth, ME

Jan 9, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME
Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures. Themes include animal tracks, shapes in nature, backyard birds, snow and ice, and more. This is an eight-week program on successive Tuesdays; there's no class on February 20. Advance registration is encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.
Time: Choose from two sessions: 9:15 a.m.to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Admission: $120
Telephone: 207-781-2330

"Charlotte's Web" - Portland, ME

Mar 11, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
E.B. White’s classic story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur, a spider named Charlotte and a brave little girl. This treasured tale, featuring endearing farm animals should be an heirloom for each generation.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Comedy

Trevor Noah - Portland, ME

Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
Time: Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Admission: $45

The Capitol Steps: "Orange Is The New Barack" - Rockland, ME

Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 30, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
The Capitol Steps, use song parodies and skits to parody political news out of Washington.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50-$55

Gardens

Maine Flower Show 2018 - Portland, ME

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 Brick South building at 8 Thompson’s Point Road Portland, ME
Enjoy displays from landscapers, exhibitors, designers, and horticulturists. Seminars and consultation with experts; display gardens, The year’s theme is Rooted in Maine. Premiere Night is March 21.
Time: Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General, $223; seniors, $18; children under age 12, free

Music

Marc Cohn - Bar Harbor, ME

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, ME
Marc Cohn’s most famous song, “Walking in Memphis,” helped net him a 1991 Grammy for Best New Artist. Since then, he’s put out several other acclaimed albums, collaborating with the likes of Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and Rosanne Cash along the way.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$55
Telephone: 207-288-0829

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Portland, ME

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has shared its uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter for over 50 years. The group has won four Grammy Awards since it became famous from its work with Paul Simon and his Graceland album in 1986.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30–$40
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Steve Earle & The Dukes: 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road - Portland, ME

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 14, 2018 State Theatre, 600 Congress Street Portland, ME
Steve Earle’s newest collection of songs, the 16th studio album of his singular career, is called Terraplane. It is very much a blues album. Opener: The Mastersons
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $50, $40, $30, $25

Jake Shimabukuro - Rockland, ME

Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro is known for his complex finger work, combining sounds of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco in his music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50

The Southern Uprising Tour – Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band - Bangor, ME

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad Street Bangor, ME
The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for the number one crossover country hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” as well as 1980s hits like “In America.” They last played in Bangor in 2010, with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band had a major hit in 1973 with the song “Can’t You See.” Tickets go on sale on February 9 via Ticketmaster.
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $20

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

"Stomp" - Portland, ME

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
The eight-member troupe uses everything but musical instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40–$68
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Theater

"Kinky Boots" - Portland, ME

Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Charlie Price has inherited his father’s failing shoe factory. Determined to save the business, Charlie finds inspiration fro Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he means to be.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.
Admission: $45–$70
Telephone: 207-842-0800

“Dirty Dancing” - Portland, ME

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Have you had the time of your life? “Dirty Dancing” on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Time: 7:30 p.m. both nights
Admission: $45-$70
Telephone: 207-842-0800