Arts & living

  • Dancin’ moose

    Dancin’ moose

    BAR HARBOR — Big Moose Band will perform for a contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. The caller for the night will be Chrissy Fowler. “No contra dance knowledge is necessary and you don’t even need a partner,” event organizers said. “All dances are taught beforehand so

  • Collins to speak on “Environmentalism 2.0”

    MOUNT DESERT — College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins presents a lecture and discussion on “The Environmental Movement 2.0”,Tuesday Aug. 21 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Parish Hall of Seaside UCC church. The lecture is part of the church’s Soup with Substance Series, which aims to create conversation and dialogue around issues

  • Baskerville hounds the stage

    Baskerville hounds the stage

    MOUNT DESERT — “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig is now playing at Acadia Repertory Theatre in Somesville through Sept. 2. The play “tells the famous tale of the Hound of the Baskervilles, certainly among the most well-known Sherlock Holmes stories, but it does it in a highly theatrical way that both honors

  • Stories from Sicily

    TREMONT — In May of 2018, Tremont artist Judy Taylor took 10 of her art students to sketch, tour and study in southern Sicily, from volcanoes to ancient Greek ruins, hillside towns to stunning seaside villages. On Thursday August 23 at 6 p.m. the Bass Harbor Memorial Library will host the group as they recount

  • The joys of literary friendship

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Maine novelists and friends Margaret Broucek and Joan Dempsey will read briefly from their work, talk about becoming debut authors later in life and discuss the joys of a literary friendship Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Broucek is a filmmaker and playwright whose works have

  • Organ, song recitals set

    Organ, song recitals set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Quietside Festival of Chamber Music presents two performances this weekend. Organist Tom Sheehan will give a recital to benefit the West Side Food Pantry Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor. A performance of art songs with soprano Ketti Muschler and pianist Christina Spurling

  • Chamber Fest is “top drawer”

    Chamber Fest is “top drawer”

    Review by Nan Lincoln   MOUNT DESERT — Of all Mount Desert Island’s venerable summer musical festival traditions perhaps the most genteel is the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music. It began 55 years ago when summer resident Clara Fargo Thomas invited a select gathering of her friends to meet in the drawing room of

  • ‘Protest art’ show opens at Smart Studio

    ‘Protest art’ show opens at Smart Studio

    In rather stark contrast to the restful landscape and seascape paintings one expects to find at the Smart Studio gallery in Northeast Harbor is, for one week starting today (Thursday), a show of “protest art” by about 20 area artists. “Some of the topics that are covered are the #MeToo movement, war, the wall, children