Entertainment

  • Brass Club Speakeasy to beat the winter doldrums

    Brass Club Speakeasy to beat the winter doldrums

    TREMONT — The fourth annual Speakeasy will be held at the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p.m. This year, the Speakeasy — a historically sold-out event — is moving forward into the Jazz Age, an era in which Americans hungered for entertainment and distraction from the doldrums of the Great

  • ‘Rhythms of the Heart’ to open Native film series

    ‘Rhythms of the Heart’ to open Native film series

    MOUNT DESERT — A three-part film series focusing on Native American subjects will open with the film “Rhythms of the Heart” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. The documentary screening (78 minutes) will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Thom Willey, Mount Desert Island native and resident of

  • Games morning in the cards

    Games morning in the cards

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — People of all ages are invited to play games at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9:30-11 a.m. Volunteers Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson and Linda Hayward will host the event and provide a variety of interesting games, including chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers, dominoes, pick-up-sticks and puzzles. Children must

  • Songwriter Showcase returns

    Songwriter Showcase returns

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Coda will host its second Songwriter Showcase event at the Village Green on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. Host Bowen Swersey will introduce five artists who will play their original compositions and talk about their inspiration and songwriting process. Swersey is the former front man of The Beatroots, a Mount Desert

  • Contra dance features Big Moose Band

    Contra dance features Big Moose Band

    BAR HARBOR — Big Moose Band will play for the monthly contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. The caller for this month’s dance is Chrissy Fowler. No contra dance experience is necessary. All dances are taught. Beginners and families are welcome, as well as regular contra dancers.

  • WWII resistance is film focus

    WWII resistance is film focus

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Filmmaker Peter Logue will present his film “The Search for the White Rose” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the screening. “In 1942, amidst the horrors of the Third Reich, five University of Munich students and their professor formed a clandestine

  • Grand to show vacation movies in 3D

    Grand to show vacation movies in 3D

    ELLSWORTH — “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be shown at The Grand Monday through Friday, Feb. 19-23, at 1 p.m. This “live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic, which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience … stays true to the original music while updating the

  • ‘Pinafore and More’ brightens winter gloom

    ‘Pinafore and More’ brightens winter gloom

    ELLSWORTH — One warm, bright spot o’ fun in the midst of 40 years of dreary Februaries has been the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine’s annual operetta. This years’ production of G&S’s first big hit, “HMS Pinafore,” is no exception. There are colorful characters, catchy tunes, clever lyrics. What’s not to love? And this

  • Slam seeks poets

    Slam seeks poets

    BAR HARBOR — Poets and lovers of verse are invited to stop by the Verses Unleashed poetry slam at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. Participants are welcome to share their poetry or a piece of poetry that inspires them, whether it’s a haiku, ode, sonnet or free verse, a

  • Oscar night is back

    Oscar night is back

    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library and Reel Pizza Cinerama will host their fifth annual Oscar Night on Sunday, March 4. The Oscars will start half an hour earlier than usual, at 8 p.m., with the red-carpet festivities starting at 6:30 p.m. Food and champagne will be served. ImprovAcadia will be back with a