Entertainment

  • Acadia Rep welcomes ‘The Unexpected Guest’

    Acadia Rep welcomes ‘The Unexpected Guest’

    MOUNT DESERT — The Agatha Christie play “The Unexpected Guest” opened at the Acadia Repertory Theatre in Somesville on Aug. 12 and will run through August 31. The theater is one of the few professional theatres in North America that regularly programs Agatha Christie plays. Since 1990, Christie’s fiendishly plotted and tautly written plays have

  • ‘Forever Wild’ celebrates American wilderness

    ‘Forever Wild’ celebrates American wilderness

    BAR HARBOR — In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into being, and for the first time in human history, a society created a law to keep the wildest lands wild forever. The act also gave ordinary Americans a tool for creating wilderness by protecting the mountains, forests, deserts, prairies and rivers they

  • Pecha Kucha MDI set for June 18

    Pecha Kucha MDI set for June 18

    BAR HARBOR — The next Pecha Kucha MDI night is set for Wednesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbe Museum backyard. “Bring a lawn chair, picnic dinner and eagerness to learn something new very quickly,” organizers said. The Pecha Kucha format is simple: 20 images x 20 seconds. This format makes presentations concise

  • Band to rock MDI

    Band to rock MDI

    BAR HARBOR — The Mallett Brothers Band brings their eclectic country-rock sound to the Atlantic Oceanside and Event Center on Friday, June 13. The high-energy band, formed in 2009, has released three albums and is touring nationally. Chris Ross, local acoustic singer-songwriter, opens for the band. Tickets for the 6 to 9 p.m. show are

  • “The Wound” horror film shot in NEH

    “The Wound” horror film shot in NEH

    MOUNT DESERT — Fourth-generation summer resident and filmmaker Dave Garrett had a pretty bad health problem a few years back. A routine hernia operation had gone horribly awry, turning into a series of abdominal surgeries that lasted the course of several years. In the summer of 2011, Garrett arrived at his family’s shorefront home in

  • Winging it a rush for Improv founder

    Winging it a rush for Improv founder

    BAR HARBOR — After 20-plus years of making-it-up-as-you-go, improvisational comedian Jennifer Shepard still gets quite a thrill when she steps onto the stage. “It’s rather nerve-wracking, and it feels exciting, especially when you have an audience that’s excited to be there,” Shepard says. Shepard will join Improv Acadia veteran Dennis Smith and musical director Larrance

  • Winging it a rush for Improv founder

    Winging it a rush for Improv founder

    BAR HARBOR — After 20-plus years of making-it-up-as-you-go, improvisational comedian Jennifer Shepard still gets quite a thrill when she steps onto the stage. “It’s rather nerve-wracking, and it feels exciting, especially when you have an audience that’s excited to be there,” Shepard says. Shepard will join Improv Acadia veteran Dennis Smith and musical director Larrance