• Pianist Patten to perform

    Pianist Patten to perform

    MOUNT DESERT — Sydney Patten will give a piano concert at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. Patten will perform the music of Scott Joplin, Frederic Chopin, Francis Poulenc and her own compositions. In addition, she will perform one piece with Andrew Simon, the founding artistic director of the Barn

  • Nell to perform at yacht club

    Nell to perform at yacht club

    MOUNT DESERT — Author, sailor and singer-songwriter Daisy Nell will read, perform and give tours of the brigantine Redbird at the Seal Harbor Yacht Club, 29 Steamboat Wharf Road, on Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. Nell hails from the port of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. During the summer months, she and her husband, Stan Collinson, and

  • Crown Vics breaking out with ‘Hell Yeah’

    Crown Vics breaking out with ‘Hell Yeah’

    For the past three years, The Crown Vics have worked hard to establish a reputation as Maine’s premiere rockabilly band. Now, with the release of their first official CD, “Hell Yeah,” that could all change. “We’re trying to shed the rockabilly skin a little,” drummer Steve Peer admitted in a recent interview. “All of us

  • Opera graces Criterion

    Opera graces Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Donizetti’s opera buffa “Don Pasquale” will be presented by the Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Joey Desota is the stage director, Cara Chowning is the music director, and Fenlon Lamb is the producer of the only fully staged live opera

  • Music aids food pantry

    Music aids food pantry

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Soprano Caroline Homer and pianist Ben Havey will perform their third annual recital to benefit the Westside Food Pantry at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 315 Main St., on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The program includes Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109, one of his late masterpieces, and French art songs

  • Lewis to tell animated tales

    Lewis to tell animated tales

    MOUNT DESERT — Performance storyteller Hope Lewis will visit the Northeast Harbor Library on Monday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. to tell tales starring animals. She will be joined by some “stuffie/puppet friends.” A local resident, Lewis is part of the Lovers of Old & New Stories Storytelling Guild and president of Northeast Storytelling. Visit

  • Two plays, one film on tap

    Two plays, one film on tap

    TREMONT — The Barn Arts Collective will present two original plays and an original short film this weekend in Bass Harbor. “The Giants, Part Three,” a new play by Matthew Jellison and directed by Isaac Klein, will show at Chummy’s Boathouse on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. “Continue,” a play

  • Nimbus dancers to perform

    Nimbus dancers to perform

    TREMONT — The professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works will put on a performance complete with narration, colorful costumes and full lighting at Camp Beech Cliff, 264 Beech Hill Road, on Friday, July 21, at 6 p.m. The show will introduce young audience members to dance. The performance features folk talks from around the world,

  • Schubeck calls contra

    Schubeck calls contra

    BAR HARBOR — Big Moose Band will play for a night of contra dancing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m. The caller for this month’s dance is Bill Schubeck. All dances are taught, so no contra dance knowledge is needed. Nondancers can listen to the music. A donation of

  • Theater wrestles with faith in ‘The Christians’

    Theater wrestles with faith in ‘The Christians’

    MOUNT DESERT — Going to the Acadia Repertory Theatre in Somesville last Wednesday night was very much like attending church on a Sunday. Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians” opens with a gospel song sung with fervor by a convincing choir. The music stops, and a tall, handsome, young minister comes to the pulpit, backlit by a