Oct 01 Saturday
Come to historic downtown Ellsworth and experience our creative culture! The 5th Annual Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend starts Friday, September 30 and runs through Sunday, October 2, 2022. You’ll go on studio tours, watch craft demonstrations and listen to live music. Many retail shops are also offering great sales. SPOTLIGHT EXPERIENCE - The weekend will coincide with the start of work on the Water Street Mural along the Union River, including an artist talk on 10/1 by muralist Judy Taylor. For a full event listing, visit https://mainecraftweekend.org/2022-ellsworth/
AIGA Maine Poster Show: Maine PerspectivesAugust 5th–October 8th, 2022Lower Level, Portland Public Library5 Monument Square, Portland, ME
AIGA Maine is holding its first summer poster show, featuring the work of Maine-based designers and artists. The summer poster show is titled Maine Perspectives, and the artwork has been created around that theme.
This show represents a range of work by designers and artists working in Maine. Through the visual medium of the poster, they share stories about Maine—stories of place, culture, style, community, nature, and identity.
The work showcases a wide range of styles rooted in the diverse viewpoints of our participants, coming together around a consistent canvas size and thematic focus.
The show will officially open on First Friday, August 5th, and be accessible that evening until 7:00pm. It will remain open to the public during regular branch hours until October 8th, with extended hours on First Fridays in September and October.
Featuring new oil abstractions and Autumnal encaustics by gallery artists Erika Manning and Anastasia Gatto and welcoming new artists Ivonne Portillo and Patrick Walsh.
CUPID’S ARROW STRIKES AGAIN! By Michael J. TobinThey’re Baaaaaack! It’s the “HIT”larious story of Fannie Lou Harper and Jimmie Tate, two “people of age” who log onto Silver Southern Singles and the wacky world of online dating. It’s funny fun that will have you laughing nonstop! Laughter IS the best medicine... STARRING MICHAEL J. TOBIN & NANCY MACGILL
Ancient Sanskrit chants for prosperity and peace, call and response, with harmonium and drum. By donation to benefit Doctors Without Borders relief efforts in Ukraine. Led by Kripalu Yoga Teachers Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, John Yasenchak and Sandy Cyrus. Get ready to rock and roll.
Join PBLS staff, volunteers and local performers for an evening of live multicultural music and performance. Entrance is free of charge & snacks are provided. Coffee/beer/wine/soft drinks available for purchase (and filtered tap water is always free at PBLS!). Concession proceeds benefit our FREE community language and cultural programming, including FREE ESL for New Mainers! Thank you for the support!
Guests (audience members & performers) are encouraged to pre-register (and receive a complimentary drink ticket!) or simply show up when the doors open at 5:45 PM. Entrance is free in both scenarios.
Event Date: 4th Friday of each month*, 6:00-9:00 PM (door opens 5:45 PM) *Jan-Oct
Location: Penobscot Bay Language School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland, ME 04841
EVENT COVID POLICY: Symptomatic persons are asked to please stay home (regardless of vaccination status). Space is limited to 30 guests (including staff, volunteers and performers) during the event to allow for more social distancing between patrons. Outdoor patio space available pending inclement weather. Thank you for helping us stay safe!
October 1st is International Observe the Moon night and Downeast Amateur Astronomers and your local national park, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, will be cohosting a star party. The night begins at 6:30 p.m. at the park, 84 Saint Croix Drive about 8 miles south of Calais on Route 1.
The free night of stargazing will include Night Explorer Junior Ranger activity books and activities for kids 6-12 – and anyone else that may want to join in! The night will include looking at a variety of local planets and deep space object. The night is weather dependent, clouds or rain will cancel the event. Limited parking is available in visitor center parking lot and behind the visitor center. Sky viewing begins at 6:30 and there will be telescopes set up for you to view through or bring your own if you like. Don’t forget, you also can look at the sky through binoculars!
The River Comics present live stand-up comedy every Saturday at 7:00 PM from the stage at Craft Brew Underground in Auburn, Maine. An ever-changing list of comedians from all across the region bring the laughs on a weekly basis.
Donna the Buffalo draws on a deep pool of musical influences, from country and rock ‘n’ roll, to bluegrass and old-time fiddle, as well as Cajun and Zydeco. In many ways, they were Americana before the term was ever coined. The band has played thousands of shows and countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride, Austin City Limits Festival, Merle Fest, and Philadelphia Folk Festival. Donna The Buffalo has become the house band for closing the events by backing up artists including The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams, Zac Brown, Bela Fleck, John Paul Jones, and Chris Thile. They’ve opened for The Dead and have toured with Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale, Rusted Root, and Railroad Earth to name a few.