• Music festival returns to celebrate Stettner

    Music festival returns to celebrate Stettner

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mirthapalooza II, the 2nd annual music festival of local bands in celebration of the late community leader Larry Stettner, will take place at the Legion Hall on Saturday, May 26, from 5-10 p.m. The event, presented by the Barn Arts Collective and the Village Green Arts Association, will benefit the Common Good

  • Contra dance coming up

    Contra dance coming up

    BAR HARBOR — The Big Moose Band will play for the monthly contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. All dances are taught beforehand so anyone can join in. No partner is necessary. Big Moose features area musicians including Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred

  • Dance for the whole family planned

    BAR HARBOR — A Spring Fling Family Dance will be hosted by the Conners Emerson PTSA in the school gym on Friday, May 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The dance is free and open to the entire MDI community. Families with pre-K and younger children are encouraged to attend as well (the dance music will be

  • History Happy Hour features trivia

    History Happy Hour features trivia

    BAR HARBOR — A Jeopardy-themed History Happy Hour will be hosted by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society and Seal Cove Auto Museum at Galyn’s on Thursday, May 17, from 5-7 p.m. Subjects will range from local and Maine-based trivia to ancient history, as well as photo-identification challenges that organizers expect will stump all but

  • River Whyless to play

    River Whyless to play

    BAR HARBOR — River Whyless, a folk-rock band from Asheville, N.C., will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. as part of a nationwide tour in support of the band’s new album, “Kindness, a Rebel.” The band includes singer-violinist Halli Anderson, drummer Alex McWalters, bassist Daniel Shearin and singer-guitarist and

  • Bee Parks and the Hornets to play all summer

    Bee Parks and the Hornets to play all summer

    BAR HARBOR — Bee Parks and the Hornets, an original indie pop-rock band for all ages presented by the Barn Arts Collective, will have a summer-long run at The Criterion Theatre, with 60-minute performances each Thursday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. from July 5 though Sept. 2. Through high-energy live original music,

  • ‘Black Comedy’

    ‘Black Comedy’

    BAR HARBOR — Chris Dougherty, the director of Peter Shaffer’s clever farce “Black Comedy” at Mount Desert Island High School, has the advantage of another week of rehearsals before her play opens on May 11. But she has an added challenge: blocking the considerable action in this play in a total virtual blackout. While the