Arts & living

  • Life and chocolate

    Life and chocolate

    BAR HARBOR — Joe Blotnick and Jill Higgins will discuss their work in the Dominican Republic as Peace Corps volunteers Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. They will also show a 30-minute film, “Chocolate Country,” directed by their son Robin. Blotnik and Higgins spent two years there as Peace Corps

  • Ocean exploration, conservation is film focus

    Ocean exploration, conservation is film focus

    BAR HARBOR — A film about the late underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy, produced by his wife, will be shown at the Criterion this weekend. The film, “Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike DeGruy,” opened the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January of this year. DeGruy filmed the oceans for more than three decades,

  • Students named to All-State

    Students named to All-State

    BAR HARBOR — Seven Mount Desert Island High School music students were recently accepted in to the Maine Music Educator’s Association Jazz All-State Festival groups. Finn Hansbury will be the top tenor in the festival’s mixed choir. Winslow Jeffery will play guitar for the girls’ choir. In the Honors Band, Jane Pope will be lead

  • Prince tribute show set

    Prince tribute show set

    BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre will host “Purple Brainz: A Halloween Tribute 2 Prince” on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Dean Ford plays the late legendary musician in the show with his Portland-based band, The Beautiful Ones. “Ford embodies Prince with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as

  • Punk rock musical by The Coldharts

    Punk rock musical by The Coldharts

    TREMONT — Barn Arts will present “The Unrepentant Necrophile,” a new punk rock musical about a mortician and her body, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. “‘The Unrepentant Necrophile’ is this year’s Rocky Horror Show,” said Artistic Director Andrew Simon, referring to Bar Arts’ 2015 production of the

  • Book publishing workshop planned

    BAR HARBOR — Internationally bestselling author Carrie Jones will lead a workshop on “Book Publishing 101” Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 3-5 p.m. at Anchorspace. Jones has written more than 19 books and will take participants through each step of the process of getting a book published. She’ll discuss planning, writing, editing, submitting, and marketing/selling a

  • ‘Recovery rocks’ art and potluck set

    ‘Recovery rocks’ art and potluck set

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia’s Building a Recovery community initiative will host a “recovery rocks” creative art session and potluck on Monday, Oct. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. The free event will be held at Healthy Acadia’s new location for recovery supports programming, located at 24 Church Street in Ellsworth. The session will be led by community

  • Concert celebrates immigrant communities

    Concert celebrates immigrant communities

    BAR HARBOR — Portland-based Palaver Strings will perform “Welcome Home,” a program which celebrates the vitality of Maine’s immigrant communities through music and storytelling, Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Criterion Theatre. Created in partnership with the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center and Portland Ovations, “Welcome Home” has the goal of “sharing with

  • Parish House documentary

    Parish House documentary

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “It Takes a Community” will be screened at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The documentary by Southwest Harbor filmmaker Peter Logue tells the story of The Parish House, a supported housing facility on Mount Desert Island for young adults with disabilities. “The film demonstrates the

  • Forelle Trio to play

    Forelle Trio to play

    ELLSWORTH — Forelle Trio, comprised of violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip Silver, will play works by Bloch and Mendelssohn in a midday concert at Thursday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Moore Community Center. The concert is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with help from the City of