Entertainment

  • ‘Cendrillon’ to be simulcast

    ‘Cendrillon’ to be simulcast

    ELLSWORTH — The New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Cendrillon,” Jules Massenet’s take on the Cinderella story, will be simulcast in high definition at The Grand on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. “Glorious,” raved The New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her

  • Shakespeare reading open to public participation

    Shakespeare reading open to public participation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Shakespeare community play reading will be hosted by the Barn Arts Collective’s Andrew Simon and Brittany Parker at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will break up into two groups to read the Barn Art’s cut versions of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest.”

  • Oh, the show they put on!! ACT’s ‘Seussical’

    Oh, the show they put on!! ACT’s ‘Seussical’

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of folks left The Criterion Theatre last weekend with broad grins on their faces, happy tunes on their lips and visions of colorful critters dancing in their heads. It was the second weekend of performances of Acadia Community Theater’s enchanting production of “Seussical.” It’s a pretty sure bet that even the

  • Big Moose to play for contra dance

    Big Moose to play for contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — The Big Moose Band will play for a contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and families are invited to join in. All dances are taught beforehand, and nondancers can come to enjoy the music. Big Moose features area musicians Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis,

  • Mohr to bring stand-up to Criterion

    Mohr to bring stand-up to Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Comedian, actor and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jay Mohr will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Sunday, May 27, at 8 p.m. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Mohr has become an artist that is very difficult to define and has always pushed himself to be more

  • ‘Hidden Figures’ to be shown, discussed

    ‘Hidden Figures’ to be shown, discussed

    BAR HARBOR — “Hidden Figures” will be screened at the YWCA MDI by the YWCA and the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) — brilliant African-American women working at NASA

  • Drama club celebrates poetry with the Bard

    Drama club celebrates poetry with the Bard

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Drama Club will celebrate National Poetry Month at the Southwest Harbor Public Library with My Favorite Shakespeare, featuring sonnets, soliloquies and scenes of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, on Wednesday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m. Participants can bring their favorite Shakespeare passages to read or just come listen

  • Women focus of poetry event

    MOUNT DESERT — “Herself,” a community event to celebrate women and women’s issues, will take place at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. The event is titled “Herself” “to deeply identify and remain present with the individual lives of women and the universal themes within a life, and how this

  • Poetry slam celebrates National Poetry Month

    Poetry slam celebrates National Poetry Month

    BAR HARBOR — The next Verse Unleashed poetry slam will take place at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Participants are welcome to share haiku, free verse, sonnet or ode, their own poetry or verse that inspires them. Unlike traditional slams, the Jesup’s slam is about community and camaraderie, not