Arts & living

  • Japan talk set for Feb. 7

    Japan talk set for Feb. 7

    BAR HARBOR—Alan Wittenberg first visited Japan in 1983, since then he has visited the country more than 30 times. He has visited for reasons including his involvement in music therapy, the Surry Opera Company and Buddhism as well as cross international exchange for his academic and cultural pursuits. Join Wittenberg as he shares photos and

  • Exploring censorship in contemporary China

    Exploring censorship in contemporary China

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — University of Maine professor Kristin Vekasi will give a Camden Conference talk “Beyond the Great Firewall: Censorship and Politics in Contemporary China” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1:30-3 p.m. Vekasi will present that the Chinese government has a sophisticated censorship regime, where they directly control or

  • Leaving Tulsa to perform Seal Cove Auto Museum

    Leaving Tulsa to perform Seal Cove Auto Museum

    TREMONT — Music duo Leaving Tulsa will perform at the next Beers & Gears event at the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. A $10 cover charge includes live music, museum admission, tabletop games, snacks and two drink tickets. The bar will offer a special local brew along with nonalcoholic

  • “The Grey Fox” to show in Southwest Harbor

    “The Grey Fox” to show in Southwest Harbor

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library will present the 1982 film “The Grey Fox” with Richard Farnsworth, on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Shot in British Columbia in 1981, and based on a true account, “The Grey Fox” stars Richard Farnsworth as Miner, an aging Old West stagecoach robber thrust into a modern

  • Big Moose to perform

    Big Moose to perform

    BAR HARBOR — The first contra dance of 2020 will be held at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 25, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Big Moose Band will perform, with Chrissy Fowler as the caller. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be free dance instruction for first time contra dancers to

  • The Calvineers film project

    The Calvineers film project

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Maine filmmakers Thom Willey and Laurie Flood will talk about their current film project, “The Calvineers Movie,” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1:30 p.m. This film, currently in production, documents and shares the work of the Calvineers, a North Atlantic right whale conservation group from the

  • Viewing of “Rocketman”

    Viewing of “Rocketman”

    BAR HARBOR — A screening and discussion of the film “Rocketman” is planned for Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Laboratory. The event is part of a series of discussions based on stories of addiction as portrayed in literature and film. The series is presented by Acadia Family Center and the Jackson

  • Love is in the air: Florist preps for big holiday

    Love is in the air: Florist preps for big holiday

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Between them, Jennie Keene and Rhoda Burke have more than 75 years of experience working with flowers, which will give them an edge when it comes to creating the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet. Both got started in high school, training at well-established businesses and have continued primping petals, trimming thorns and designing

  • Walking the Dingle Way

    Walking the Dingle Way

    TREMONT — Callie Gothard, Ken Olson and Suzanne and Pete Madeira will speak about their recent trip to Ireland on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Pacific Hall. They will share their adventure of walking on the ancient paths, tracks, roads and boreens of the Dingle Way. Contact 244-3798.

  • Violin duo to play midday concert

    Violin duo to play midday concert

    ELLSWORTH — A violin duo featuring Sophie Davis and Luke Fatora will play a midday concert on Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The concert is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with help from the City of Ellsworth and the Onion Foundation. The program will include