Entertainment

  • Wordplay leads off Rep season

    Wordplay leads off Rep season

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia Repertory Theatre will open its 47th Season in the Somesville Masonic Hall on June 25 with Michael Hollinger’s play “Ghost-Writer.” In the play novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his typist Myra continues to take his dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press, and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove

  • Traditional music and dance fest set

    BAR HARBOR — The Acadia School of Traditional Music will present the seventh annual Acadia Trad Festival June 23-28 at College of the Atlantic. The festival consists of a week of classes, workshops, public concerts, community dances and music sessions. The 2019 Acadia Trad Festival will focus on Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Acadian, Québecois and

  • Pride drag show set

    Pride drag show set

    BAR HARBOR — Cherry Lemonade, the drag persona of Conor Leigh Tubbs of Portland, will host a drag show Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the Criterion as part of the annual Bar Harbor Pride Festival. The show also features Bunny Wonderland, Lady Ginger, Geo Neptune, Ophelia Johnson and Gigi Gabor. Tickets range in

  • Oshima Brothers to play at Coda

    Oshima Brothers to play at Coda

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Oshima Brothers will make the Mount Desert Island debut Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Coda Restaruant. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine and now residing in Midcoast, Sean and Jamie Oshima “have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop, creating a surprisingly full sound

  • “We Were an Island” debuts

    “We Were an Island” debuts

    BAR HARBOR — After three years in pre-production, a of year filming and post production editing, not to mention the years of imagining it, Peter Logue’s first narrative film “We Were an Island” is ready for its premier Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Criterion Theatre. The film is inspired by the lives

  • Mandy Patinkin concert announced

    Mandy Patinkin concert announced

    BAR HARBOR — Acclaimed Broadway actor, singer and storyteller Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on the piano, will perform his new theater concert “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries” at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of show stopping,” raves The New Yorker. “Diaries” is

  • Fiddler La Casse to play

    Fiddler La Casse to play

    BAR HARBOR — Fiddler Gus La Casse will perform Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. La Casse, described as a dynamic fiddler, plays both standards of the Cape Breton and Acadian genres as well as his own solo material. La Casse is an active solo performer and plays with various

  • Improv All-Stars

    Improv All-Stars

    BAR HARBOR — ImprovAcadia opened for its 16th season on Friday, May 24. In the 50-seat theater on Cottage Street, the cast of ImprovAcadia has created more than 3,000 hilarious and unique shows for audiences from all over the world. The season will run through Oct. 19. The cast, which includes co-owner Jennifer Shepard, is