• Review: Grand scores with ‘Spamalot!’

    Review: Grand scores with ‘Spamalot!’

    It has been a long, long time since The Grand Auditorium – once a shining example of community theater at its best – has produced it’s own full-scale musical performance. Well, the wait is over. Not only is The Grand back in the business of making shows, it is demonstrating with its current production of

  • ‘Carmen’ simulcast

    ‘Carmen’ simulcast

    ELLSWORTH — The New York Metropolitan Opera production of “Carmen” will be simulcast “Live in HD” at The Grand on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. Bar Harbor Bank and Trust sponsors the season presentation at The Grand, with additional support from Webersinn Appraisal Company. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for Grand members and

  • Spooky Car Days at Auto Museum

    Spooky Car Days at Auto Museum

    TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum will celebrate Halloween and close out its season with “Spooky Car Days,” Oct. 24-31. There will be a haunted house on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Throughout the week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in craft projects, play games and enjoy tasty treats. They may

  • Award-winning rock to come to 430 Bayside

    Award-winning rock to come to 430 Bayside

    ELLSWORTH — An explosive trio of three nationalities, A Love Electric, hailed as the tomorrow of creative rock by Mexico City’s leading newspaper, La Jornada, will perform at 430 Bayside on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Led by guitarist and vocalist Todd Clouser, a voice recognized at the forefront of a new generation of

  • Halloween cruise should be a thriller

    BAR HARBOR — Pirates, ghosts, cartoon characters and more are waiting for the adventurous to join them on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s “Halloween Spooky Cruise,” set for Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5-7 p.m aboard Friendship V. The whale watch boat will be decorated for the occasion, and a ghastly guide will tell spooky tales

  • ‘Closer to Home’ is wicked good fun

    ‘Closer to Home’ is wicked good fun

    BAR HARBOR —The multitalented, hyper-energetic Brent Hutchins has pulled off something of a theatrical miracle with his play “Closer to Home,” a compilation of loosely related Down East humor vignettes. And, he managed to do it while avoiding most of the clichés and tropes of that genre. The show, for which he designed the sets,

  • Benefit jazz performance set

    BAR HARBOR — Musician and composer Kevin Campbell will lead his contemporary jazz ensemble, the Color of Sound, in a performance of original compositions and familiar jazz classics at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.

  • ‘MAC’ still back in town

    ‘MAC’ still back in town

    TREMONT — This is the time of year when the pace of entertainment offerings slows on Mount Desert Island. Oh, we still have some great amateur and school events to look forward to, and Improv Acadia has a couple of more weeks to do their zany thing, but the music festivals are gone, the final

  • Get ‘Close to the Edge’

    Get ‘Close to the Edge’

    BAR HARBOR — Alison Hudson’s documentary film project, “Close to the Edge: Life in the Khumbu,” will explore what it means to be a Sherpa and to work on the highest mountain in the world. Ms. Hudson will talk about the film at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.