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Events Calendar - 2019

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Arts & Crafts Shows

United Maine Craftsmen's Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts 2019

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road (Route 22) Westbrook, ME

Over 100 of Maine's talented artisans will be selling their unique handcrafted products on the grounds of Smiling Hill Farm. Ample free parking, food vendors, rain or shine. Rain date is September 8.

Comedy

Improv Acadia

Jul 11, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Improv Arcadia, 15 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME

Improv Acadia is rated the number one thing to do at night in Bar Harbor by Trip Advisor. The Improv crew creates spontaneous comedy inspired by audience suggestions. The 8 p.m. shows are fine for kids, ranging from G to PG13 material. If no children are present, we let the audience suggestions inform the rating of the show. Reservations recommended, Call 207-288-2503 or send email to improvacadia@mindspring.com. Full bar, snacks, and desserts.

Susan Poulin in Best of Ida

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris, ME

Ida LeClair, the star of Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose, Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale! and A Very Ida Christmas, has been called “the funniest woman in Maine.” Now is your chance to find out why. The Best of Ida is a show jam packed with Ida’s favorite stories.

Dance

The Wondertwins’ To Hip Hop with Love

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Celebration Barn Theatre, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris, ME

With the technical facility of hip hop, the sophistication of the glory days of the Cotton Club, the flash of Rat Pack era Las Vegas, and elements of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime, The Wondertwins create a distinctive style all their own. Six-time winners of Showtime at The Apollo Theater, The Wondertwins have appeared with Maurice Hines Club Harlem.

Dinner

Harvest at the Hut Wine Pairing Dinner and Overnight Stay -- Kingfield ME

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Stratton Brook Hut, 496C Main Street, Kingfield, ME

A local chef prepares dinner from local ingredients. Hike or bike to Stratton Brook Hut anytime after 11a.m. on Saturday. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Because this is a multi-course dinner with a pre-set menu, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Event includes three meals (including the event dinner), all paired wines, and lodging for one night.

Guided Tours

Wabanaki Spirit Walk – Bar Harbor ME

Jul 29, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Departs from Abbe Museum at 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME

Walk the Spirit Road through Bar Harbor with a Wabanaki guide. Visit the sites of Native American encampments. Hear ancient supernatural stories. This tour will expose you to both the paranormal good and evil of Wabanaki cultures. Listen while your guide regales you with tribal histories and contemporary hauntings. Reservations are highly recommended. The number of guests on each is limited. Monday, Wednesday, Friday through Labor Day.

Land & Sea Tour of Portland and Casco Bay with Maine Duck Tours

Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 Departing from 177 Commercial Street, Portland, ME

As you move through the Old Port and land and on sea, a guide tells you all the legends that made Portland into an interesting, drama-filled city. This is anarrated 60-minute land and sea adventure. Perfect for all ages. No bathrooms on board. Dress for the weather.See calendar on website and reserve tickets in advance.

Portland Walking Tour with Beaten Path Tours

Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Tour departs Lobsterman's Park, Temple Street and Middle Street Portland, ME

Take a guided stroll through the Old Port, the Waterfront, and Congress Street/Arts District. Tour passes the Custom House, City Hall, Longfellow's Home, and the Art District. Learn about the architecture, museums, activities and nightlife.

Five-Lighthouse Bike Tour With Summer Feet Cycling Adventures – Portland ME

Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Departs from 14 Ocean Gateway Pier Portland, ME

Join this five-hour and five-lighthouse bicycle tour of Portland. Your ride begins at Willard Beach and continues past Bug Lighthouse and the Portland Breakwater, Spring Point Lighthouse, the Portland Harbor Museum, and Fort Preble. Continuing, bicyclists will pass Portland Head Light, saltwater farms, Two Lights State Park and Kettle Cove. Lobster roll lunch is included. Participants should be comfortable cycling 10 to 12 miles. Reservations are recommended. Book online or call 866-857-9544.

Seacoast Tours of Eagle Island Tours – Freeport ME

Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Depart for tour using the free shuttle from 95 Main Street, Freeport, ME

Eagle Island, the former summer home of Admiral Robert E. Peary, is a National Historic Landmark and the subject of this boat tour. The tour moves among the islands of Casco Bay, past seals, buoys, lobstermen at work. Eagle Island is the destination. The tour is three and a half hours long, with a 15-minute shuttle each way from downtown Freeport.

Historic

The Shipbuilding Odyssey -- Kennebunk ME

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME

This three-hour tour will take you on an adventure through the historic streets of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport to explore the region's shipbuilding heritage. Stops are made at the Bourne & Kingsbury shipyard site; the site of the David Clark shipyard; and at various locations along the way.

Music

The Texas Tenors -- Arundel ME

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent," The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world by Billboard magazine.

Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams pioneered the alt-folk/Americana genre. "A Box of Everything," the band’s most recent release, is a compilation of the greatest hits you’ve never heard from this reclusive band.

Scarab – The Journey Experience

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

this is a very cose re-creation you will see to this supergroup of the 1970s and 1980s. A dynamic stage show with four-part harmonies brings the sights, sounds and songs that made Journey loved the world over.

Marcia Ball

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Texan singer and piano player Marcia Ball has been blending Texas blues, Louisiana swamp ballads and New Orleans second-line rhythms into her roadhouse roots-rock for 30 years.

Kitchen Dwellers

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Portland House of Music, 25 Temple Street, Portland, ME

Bluegrass group Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with a music style they have anointed as Galaxy Grass. The group has played at festivals around the country like The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit, and The Frendly Gathering.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Cocktails by the River with Old York Historical Society -- YOrk ME

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 Perkins House Museum, 394 Southside Road York, ME

Celebrate the re-opening of the Perkins House Museum with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music by Seasmoke, under a tent by the scenic York River. Take a first look at the newly-restored 1926 kitchen, and enjoy light treats along with craft cocktails , beer , and wine. Parking is at the York Middle School at 30 Organug Road, with a trolley to the Perkins House Museum.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Taylor Mac: “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, (Abridged)” -- Portland ME

Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 State Theatre, 609 Congress Street Portland, ME

Taylor Mac tells the history of America in outrageous drag costuming and using a selection of songs ranging from murder ballads to disco. The performance is an immersive experience that tells the story of the country through the voices of marginalized Americans. Mature content.

Shows & Exhibits

Maine Windjammer Fall Sail-In – Brooklin ME

Sep 10, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019 WoodenBoat Publications, Naskeag Road, Brooklin, ME

The fall gathering of the Maine windjammer fleet takes place at the Brooklin, Maine, headquarters of WoodenBoat magazine and WoodenBoat School. The event includes refreshments, live music, tours and a harbor full of historic schooners. Email: info@sailmainecoast.com

Theater

"Peter and the Starcatcher" -- South Berwick ME

Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 School Street, South Berwick, ME

This re-telling of "Peter Pan" from before the beginning. While traveling aboard The Neverland, the Boy meets Molly- a starcatcher-in-training. The girl tells the Boy -- who will become Peter -- about “starstuff”- a powerful dust from beyond this world.

"Ain’t Misbehavin’"

Aug 6, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Portland Stage, 25a Forest Avenue Portland, ME

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in Ain’t Misbehavin’. Join five sensational performers on a sassy, sultry journey – from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood – through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Black and Blue,” “This Joint is Jumpin’,” and “I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling.” Tickets.

"Intimate Apparel"

Aug 7, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

In 1905, an African American seamstress supports herself by creating lingerie for wealthy Manhattan women. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love that she’s yearned for, but it is nothing like she expected. This is a portrait of a young woman’s determination.