Entertainment

  • Bernstein tribute to open Quietside music festival

    Bernstein tribute to open Quietside music festival

    MOUNT DESERT — Vocalists Katelyn and Isaac Bray and pianist Christina Spurling present a concert to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the Somesville Union Meeting House (SUMH). The program includes a range of musical theater selections and works for piano and voice. There is a $10 suggested donation.

  • Patsy at the grand ole Grand

    Patsy at the grand ole Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Patsy Cline lovers will want to get themselves to The Grand next weekend to see one of the five final performances of its fine production of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” for a great nostalgia-filled night out. First of all, hurrah to The Grand and its new director, Nick Turner, for producing

  • Babson Creek lobster bake set

    Babson Creek lobster bake set

    MOUNT DESERT — A lobster bake will be held at The Community School of Mount Desert Island, 585 Sound Drive, on Tuesday, July 3, from 6-8 p.m. as a fundraiser for the school. “As we grow, it is of the utmost importance to us that a Community School education is accessible to all families. We

  • Piano concert to benefit MDI Search and Rescue

    Piano concert to benefit MDI Search and Rescue

    BAR HARBOR — Ann Sears and Guy Urban will present duet and solo piano works by Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Stewart, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., on Sunday, July 1, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, but donations will benefit MDI Search and Rescue. The suggested donation is

  • Family dance party planned

    Family dance party planned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Local pop-rock band Bee Parks and the Hornets will play for a family dance party at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., as part of the library’s summer Family Concert Series every Thursday evening. The night will feature the debut of the Summer Story Camp theme

  • Music Fest begins with Tea Concert

    Music Fest begins with Tea Concert

    BAR HARBOR — The 52nd Bar Harbor Music Festival will bring 15 different musical events to Bar Harbor from July 1-29. Those events include recitals, chamber music, pops, a New Composer performance and forum, opera, jazz and string orchestra concerts. Soprano April Martin will be featured in the festival’s opening day Tea Concert at the

  • ‘Pandemonium’ to take the stage

    ‘Pandemonium’ to take the stage

    TREMONT — A Greek comedy by Southwest Harbor writer Bowen Swersey will be performed at the Barn Arts Collective’s Barn on Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m. “Pandemonium,” a play in two parts, takes place on the slopes of Mount Olympus. The play is part of the Barn’s new Local Residency Series. Swersey was the

  • Church history, with singing

    BAR HARBOR — Church of Our Father summer member Karin Maag will make a historical presentation with singing at the church parish hall on Friday, June 22, at 3:30 p.m. She will teach about Scottish reformer John Knox and the origins of the Presbyterian Church, which counted nine U.S. presidents among its membership. Scottish-themed refreshments

  • Contra dance to feature Fay

    Contra dance to feature Fay

    BAR HARBOR — Big Moose Band will play and the caller will be Mike Fay for the monthly contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Partners are not needed. No contra dance knowledge is necessary, as all dances will be taught beforehand. An $8 donation is requested from