Entertainment

  • Dance fest set

    Dance fest set

    BAR HARBOR — Nimbus Dance, the New Jersey-based modern dance company led by Samuel Pott, and the Criterion Theatre present the inaugural Acadia Dance Festival. During the week of July 22-26, Nimbus dancers have led summer camp programs for children at Camp Beech Cliff and Summer Festival of the Arts. Participants in those camps, and

  • ‘Perfect Wedding’ opens tomorrow

    ‘Perfect Wedding’ opens tomorrow

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia Repertory Theatre’s production of “Perfect Wedding” will open Tuesday, July 23 at 8:15 p.m. The show will then run nightly except for Mondays through Aug. 11. In the play, a bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds

  • Kneisel Hall in Southwest

    Kneisel Hall in Southwest

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library presents its annual Kneisel Hall chamber concert on Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in Southwest Harbor across the street from the library at St. John’s Episcopal Church. “This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of the most significant chamber music

  • Rep’s ‘Alice’ is zany fun

    Rep’s ‘Alice’ is zany fun

    Review by Nan Lincoln MOUNT DESERT — For Acadia Repertory Theater’s annual children’s theater offering, Artistic Director Cheryl Willis has fractured yet another classic children’s tale and tossed all the glittery, glowy, silly and saucy bits and pieces onto the stage for her cast of talented young actors to seize upon and transform into an

  • Chamber concerts set

    Chamber concerts set

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music will open its 56th season with a program of Haydn, Dvořák and Edward Elgar on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. Daedalus has been quartet-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. The group has also recently been awarded

  • Dance performances set

    Dance performances set

    BAR HARBOR — A sneak peak of the Acadia Dance Festival will be available at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. The festival, which features performances by Nimbus Dance, will be at the Criterion Theatre on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. The preview at the Jesup is free and

  • Pianists Johnson, Galera to play

    Pianists Johnson, Galera to play

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Music Festival’s 36th Annual New Composers Concert is set for Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. Pianist Margaret Mills will perform a program of works by such present-day greats as Nicholas Scarim, Ramin Amir Arjomand, Richard Wilson, Brian Schober and Gloria Coates. Mills has

  • Harp music

    Harp music

    BAR HARBOR — A night of baroque harp music featuring Phoebe Durand-McDonnell will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Durand-McDonnell, who is from Bar Harbor, began studying harp at age 10 and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a major in harp performance and a minor in

  • ‘Ghostly’ quartets featured

    ‘Ghostly’ quartets featured

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music will open its 56th season with a program of Haydn, Dvořák and Edward Elgar on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. Elgar had a fascination for the occult and some of the music reflects a restlessness, what Elgar described