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Short post today cuz my mammy is coming into town. If you're ever looking for cool places to take out-of-staters and to rhetorically answer their ever-present question, "Why do you live here?" You say: "Cocktail hour offered by Point Lookout every Wednesday from 4-6 pm." It's not something they advertise--but it's open to everyone and that's why I'm bringing it to you in The Killer Convo. Sipping a 'tini at the top of Ducktrap Mountain overlooking the islands of Penobscot Bay almost makes living here in February worth it.
Okay, here's the roundup. Some wonky stuff this weekend, the way we likes it.
Thursday, June 24 6:30-8:30 pm
If you like found art or mixed media projects, this is a terribly creative way to destroy and recreate an old book. An Altered Books Art Project with Carolyn Brown will be offered at the Appleton library June 24, July 1 and July 8. Brown will also offer a Science Fiction/Fantasy Art experience on July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5; both art sessions will be held at the library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will include all materials and instruction. Enrollment at each session is limited to 15 students with a commitment to attend all three classes. Students can register by calling the library at 785-5656.
Mortified- Rock City Books and Coffee
Friday, June 25 8 pm
We've all been waiting for this. This is shaping up to be a night of hilarity--so prepare to witness total middle school humiliation as entertainment! See my my earlier post for more details.
*Witness adults performing excerpts from adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, stories and more.
*Bad Teen Poetry Slam: Bring your worst poem from your teen years and compete for prizes—whichever is voted by the audience as the worst will triumph!
*Live music featuring acoustic renderings of songs you loved to hate and couldn’t help but love when you were 14
*Special food & drinks for the event, and deals on Mortified books
Pecha Kucha-Tarratine Bingo Hall
Friday, June 25, Belfast, 7 pm
Rivaling Mortified this evening is the second 2010 Pecha Kucha Night in midcoast Maine on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Tarratine Tribe/Bingo Hall, 153 Main Street in Belfast. Eight individuals have been chosen to give a fast-paced presentation on their work, showing 20 images for 20 seconds each, to be followed by discussion and socializing. Light refreshments will be served. Pecha Kucha Night is open to the public; doors open at 6 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee.
Saturday June 26, Rockport Harbor
Kastle Funkton Entertainment presents an all ages concert. Bring chairs/blankets/food to grill and enjoy the beauty of Rockport Harbor. There is no rain date for this, so let's hope for some great summer weather! Great local musicians to perform (all styles of music, from funk to folk to tribal and jazz) Performance art and children's art table. Bring out the whole family (even that bent out of shape uncle), your groove slippers and have fun. Raffle prizes, laughter and sunshine!!! This is a free event w/ donations welcome(please support your local musicians) For more info, please contact John Orlando on Facebook or email@example.com .......................... eya at the harbah!!!
Roots and Tendrils-Belfast
Saturday June 26
An awesome line-up of award winning musicians! Audrey Ryan, a Somerville based (but MDI born) one-woman indie rock show, and Boston folk quartet, The Points North, will be performing. Check them out here.
Stay tuned for the art walks next week in Belfast and Rockland! Art, free wine. Fun, fun!
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Oh HELL no! There is just too much good stuff happening this weekend--now that we are finally getting a good stretch of summer sun. This weekend is all about being outside, celebrating with your friends and community and livin' it.
Roots and Tendrils Belfast
Friday, June 18 8 pm
Start your Friday off with the Midcoast's own Gabriel Zacchai Trio and Portland based singer/songwriter Putnam Smith will be performing their original music at Roots and Tendrils. Show starts at 8, cost is $5
Southern Maine Pride Parade and Festival
Friday, Saturday June 18-19
There are some things worth getting outta the midcoast for. The Southern Maine Pride Parade and Festival is one of them. Queer Eye For The Straight Guy Carson Kressley, who is in Maine this summer, starring at the Ogunquit Play House, will be major attractions riding in this year’s parade. Sponsors for the event include Bank of America, The Home Depot, DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA), Proactive Resources Design (PRD), LIFE Ogunquit & LIFE Portland, Maine AIDS Alliance, and West End Legal, LLC. With nearly 100 vendors, Festival is scheduled for 1pm - 5 :30pm. Billed as a fun, family event , festivities include live entertainment, vendors, food, kid’s space and more.
As you come back up back to the midcoast, stop at Ogunquit. The Maine AIDS Alliance are hosting two nightlife events called “Life.” The first event will be held at MaineStreet in Ogunquit on Friday, June 18, featuring Boston DJ Rich Ladue. The second event is on Saturday June 19 . The long held tradition of the Pride Pier Dance will now move to Port City Music Hall Saturday night, where international DJ Scotty Thomson will join local DJs, drag performers, and dancers for the much anticipated Pride finale, 8pm – 1pm. For more info
Rockland Summer Solstice
Saturday, June 19 5-9 pm
This is the 10th anniversary of the Rockland Summer Solstice street event which is much like an unorganized parade of wack. You have to see the street to know--it's giving the Toboggan Races a run for its money. This year 17 downtown restaurants and food specialty shops along with 14 retail shops will be participating, with food, sidewalk sales, entertainment and activities. Make sure you check out Asymmetrick Arts and The Vista's music and video installation. Bands that will play on Main Street include Juke Rocket, Rattleboxx and Undercover. Bay Winds North and Breakers Jazz will play in Winslow Holbrook Park, on the corner of Main and Park streets.
Lobster Boat Races
Sunday, June 19
This is the second year that Rockland, the "Lobster Capital of The World" will be hosting the lobster boat races. If you're lucky enough to know someone who has room on a boat, this is going to be a massive harbor PAH-TAY. But you can still get a great view of the races from the Rockland Breakwater. Be sure to wear good walking shoes as you will have to probably park far away and the the granite blocks of breakwater make for tricky footing. Get there about 9:30 am to get a good view. For more info
Oh and hey: shout out to the local biznesses who made Downeast Magazine's cut for Reader's Choice 2010. (Midcoast rocks!)
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