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Events Calendar - 2019

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Antiques

Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn

Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019 Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive Ellsworth, ME

The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, staged under a tent on the museum grounds, will feature 27 dealers of national, international, as well as regional renown. Expect to see American and English furniture and accessories, American paintings and watercolors, quilts, prints, rare books, ceramics, porcelains, folk art, silver, jewelry, and Oriental rugs. The show kicks off with an opening night party and dinner on Wednesday.

Art Shows

Art in the Park Fine Art Show & Sale 2019

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Mill Creek Park, on Broadway between Ocean Street and Cottage Road, South Portland, ME

The show will feature original art work and photography by scores of artists in styles, sizes and prices to suit all tastes. Food, music and fun for the kids make this a great weekend. Email: mhoward@southportland.org

Children & Families

Nature Pottery at Scarborough Marsh -- Scarborough ME

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019 Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME

Explorers search the marsh for natural artifacts like shells, grasses and flowers and incorporate these treasures into their own handmade pottery. Advanced registration necessary. Call 207-883-5100. This program repeats on August 13.

Art Workshop: Drawing 3-D Maine Landscapes

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Flagstaff Lake Hut Carrabassett Valley, ME

Learn to draw 3-D Maine landscapes in simple steps. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Supplies provided. Come for lunch from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. and enjoy some lake fun before the workshop begins. Map to location Overnight and day guests are welcome to join this activity.

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.

Dance -- Participation

Swing Night with Clyde Bisbee & The Wheelhouse Revelers -- Kittery ME

Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, me

Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece swing jazz and Western swing dance band playing music from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. A free beginner swing dance lesson is offered at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Music

Bowdoin International Music Festival 2019

Jun 24, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

Two Sunday concerts will present Imani Winds and Yefim Bronfman. Monday concerts bring the Calidore, American, Jupiter, and Ying Quartets and the Horzowski Trio. Jupiter and Ying Quartets will perform twice. Wednesdays are the realm of festival faculty, guest artists, and fellows exploring the chamber music repertoire. Fridays in 2019 bring violinist Tessa Lark, playing Sibelius’s violin concerto in D minor, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Last year tickets sold out quickly; reserve your seats soon!

Concerts in the Park 2019 in Kennebunk

Jul 4, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 Lafayette Park Kennebunk, ME

Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket for Wednesday evening concerts in Lafayette Park every Wednesday night. This summer's schedule includes:
July 4 - The O Harrows. The O Harrows from Portland bring a night of catchy and danceable music.
July 11 - Kennebunk River Band. Original songs and everything from Dylan, the Dead to Tom Petty and Eddie Vedder, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.
July 18 - Delta Knights
July 25 - Ken & Mo. Classic rock duo plays songs spanning nearly six decades.
August 1 - The Chris Humphrey Big Band. 14-piece jazz and swing big band.
August 9 - Finestkind. Traditional country music, country blues and Texas swing.
August 15: Make-up date, if needed

Summer Concert Series 2019 of the Bay Chamber Music School

Jul 11, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street; Union Hall, 24 Central Street, Rockport, ME

Artists from all over the world return each summer to perform at the beloved Rockport Opera House or at Union Hall as guests of the Bay Chamber Music School.
July 11 -- Jupiter String Quartet - Imprimatur . At Rockport Opera House. 7:30 p.m.
July 12 -- The Sound Of Science . At Union Hall. 5:30 p.m.
July 12 -- A Cyclic Expedition . At Union Hall. 8:30 p.m.
July 18 -- Transfigured Night . At Rockport Opera House. 7:30 p.m.
July 19 -- Gandelsman, Nicolas & Iverson. At Union Hall. 8:30 p.m.
July 25 -- La Belle Époque . At Rockport Opera House. 7:30 p.m.
July 26 -- Tales Transformed . At Union Hall. 8:30 p.m.
August 1 -- Bach, Mozart And Fauré. At Rockport Opera House. 7:30 p.m.
August 2 -- Meet Orion Weiss . At Union Hall. 8:30 p.m.
August 2 – Metamorfose . At Union Hall. 8:30 p.m.
August 8 – Capriccio . At Rockport Opera House. 7:30 p.m.
August 9 -- The Nightingale’s Sonata. At Rockport Opera House. 5:30 p.m.
August 9 -- Candlelit Baroque Concert . At Union Hall. 8:30 p.m.

"The Magic Flute" with Opera Maine

Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

Magnificent music draws you into a fantasy world, where Prince Tamino and the bird catcher Papageno embark upon a trial-filled journey to rescue the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night. The twisting tale of good, evil, enlightenment, and love will captivate young and old alike. Opera is sung in two acts, in German, with English dialogue and supertitles. Three hours and 20 minutes, 1 intermission.
Dates; July 24 at 7:30 p.m. and July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives

Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 25 Dallas Hill Road Rangeley, ME

Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives perform at the Rangeley Health and Wellness benefit concert. This will be a great evening filled with music and a beautiful sunset over Rangeley Lake. NO food, drink, weapons (pocket knives included) are permitted on premise. Food vendors and a beer garden on site.

The Weight Band with members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock, New York barn of Levon Helm when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante — both former members of The Band — performed “Songs of The Band.” Garth Hudson, Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs carry on the legacy of the unforgettable rock group.

Annex Contemporary Dance Company

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME

The Seacoast's professional dance troupe will present an evening of dance, revisiting past repertory and presenting new work with guest artists.

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.

Outdoor Activities

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

Jun 26, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME

Explore the marsh for plants and animals through activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichog, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the creatures living there. All ages. No reservations are needed. Dates: June 26, July 24, August 21.

Bird Monitoring

Jul 20, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Rod Scarborough, ME

Join this marsh-wide bird survey. Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak. Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders. All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird. Dates: July 20 and August 17.

Old Orchard Beach Olympics 2019

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Town Square and Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME

Join us for three days of games and fun competitions including an exciting opening ceremony, live music, silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Maine. Free participant lanyard tags are available for kids ages 5 to 16 at the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Friday: Opening ceremonies at 7pm with live entertainment at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Games and silent auction start at 10 a.m. in the downtown square
Sunday: Live entertainment starts at 11 a.m.

Science & Nature

Sunset Puffin Cruise

Jul 11, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 129 ME-32, New Harbor, ME

Join Maine Audubon for an evening cruise out of New Harbor to motor around Eastern Egg Rock and see the Atlantic Puffins that nest there! Sunset lays a beautiful evening light on the birds (great for photographers). The cruise will visit Franklin Lighthouse just as the light comes on. Cruise repeats on July 26.

Theater

"Cabaret"

Jul 17, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin’s alluring Kit Kat Klub. This unforgettable musical tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, who falls in love with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their romance sizzles amid the back room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. Schedule and tickets.

"Hamlet"

Jul 18, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

Considered one of the most powerful tragedies in the English language, Hamlet is widely regarded as both the best of Shakespeare’s works and “the perfect play.” Come see Hamlet’s search for answers. Dates: July 18 and 27 and August 2, 8, 13 at 7:30 p.m.; August 4, 14, 17 at at 1 p.m.; July 28 at 7 p.m.

"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.