January 13, 2012 RSS feed / Ticket

‘Circle Mirror,’ ‘Cabaret’ next up at Theater Project

BRUNSWICK The Theater Project’s Professional Ensemble will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” and “Winter Cabaret” on alternating weekends in January and February, beginning Jan. 20. More...

Orchestra performs twice this weekend

TOPSHAM — The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra plans to perform concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School. More...

Gallery hosts Saturday reception for painters

BRUNSWICK — An opening reception for “New Visions of New England, a joint exhibit by painters Priscilla Myer McKeith and David McKeith, runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St. More...

THE BEST OF BILLBOARD

Studio Theatre of Bath will hold auditions for its spring fundraiser on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 at the Winter Street Annex in Bath. More...

Local photographer explains river project

HALLOWELL — Michael Kolster, a Brunswick photographer who teaches at Bowdoin College, will give a free presentation titled “A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place,” at 6:30 p.m. More...

Studio Theatre seeks singers for spring show

BATH — Studio Theatre of Bath will hold auditions on Jan. 20 and 21 for its spring fundraiser, which will follow the first 25 years of Billboard rock ’n’ roll hits from 1955 to 1979. More...

‘Double Indemnity’ next up in ‘Film Noir’ series

BRUNSWICK Curtis Memorial Library will screen “Double Indemnity,” director Billy Wilder’s 1944 murder mystery, at 7:30 p. m. today as the second installment in its four-part “Film Noir for Dark Nights” series. More...

Festival celebrates smelt, ice

BOWDOINHAM The Ice and Smelt Festival is scheduled to take place Feb. 3 and 4 at Mailly Waterfront Park. The snow date is Feb. 5. The Merrymeeting Arts Center will host a public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. More...

‘Midwinter’s Night Dream’ show features 9 artists

BATH — “ Midwinter’s Night Dream,” an exhibit of works by nine Maine artists will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St. More...

Long Branch adds Saturday film series

BOWDOINHAM — Long Branch School and General Store plans to launch a series of screenings and discussions of classic and contemporary films. The films will be shown at 20 Main St. Admission is free, but donations will be graciously accepted. More...

‘Downton’ actress loves being American in London

When we met last summer in Beverly Hills, Elizabeth McGovern looked resplendent in a red dress, as elegant and refined as anything her character, Lady Cora on “Downton Abbey,” would wear. More...

Scorsese, Allen earn Directors Guild honors

LOS ANGELES “Hugo” filmmaker Martin Scorsese and “ Midnight in Paris” creator Woody Allen were among nominees Monday for top filmmaking honors from the Directors Guild of America. More...

Library plans author talk

HARPSWELL C undy’s Harbor resident Henry Bird, author of “Ride the Wind: Biologist and Pastor,” will give a talk at 2 p.m. More...

Heartwood brings Shakers to stage

DAMARISCOTTA H eartwood Theater will present “As It Is In Heaven,” a play by Arlene Sutton, beginning Jan. 20 at Skidompha Library on Main Street. A Heartwood release describes the production as follows: More...

Musical multi-taskers to ‘sculpt sound’ tonight

PHIPPSBURG — The Maine-based duo Perpetual e-Motion, John Cote and Ed Howe, will perform in concert at the Phippsburg Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. today. More...

Avast, winter haters, party for a good cause

BATH — Fred and Sally’s “Winter Sucks” party, a fundraiser for the Bath Area Food Bank, will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St. More...

Maine artists featured at Topsham library

TOPSHAM — Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, will hold a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Crooker Gallery to kick off the fourth annual “Joy of Art” juried art exhibit. More...

(SHORT) TERM LIFE INSURANCE

As the second installment of its January “film noir” series, Curtis Memorial Library will screen “Double Indemnity” at 7:30 p.m. today. Admission is free. Popcorn, candy cigarettes and “mocktails” will be served. More...

Big public projects focus of Railway Village series

BOOTHBAY The Boothbay Railway Village will host a program titled “Largest Public Works in Maine, 1900-1950” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. This is the second in the museum’s winter speakers series. More...

Bluegrass players share some musical pointers

YARMOUTH — Award-winning musicians Jesse Brock (mandolin), Mike Bub (bass), Gary Filgate (banjo) and John Miller (guitar) will lead an intensive, bluegrass music workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. More...

Acclaimed conductor, violinist lead PSO concert

PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) Tuesday Classical concert on Jan. 24 features three works by two composers who were each deeply inspired by their homelands, according to a PSO release. More...

Is Meryl Streep the greatest film actress?

LOS ANGELES In “The Iron Lady,” which opened in limited release last week, Meryl Streep plays an aging Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister. More...

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

For week of Jan. 15 ARIES: Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you’re in a good mood, and you begin to express your inner child this week. You want to participate in as many activities as you can. TAURUS: Apr 21/May 21 More...

Library hosts talks on sending towns’ history

BATH — The Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room announces its eighth annual Town History Series, jointly sponsored by Patten Free Library and the Bath Historical Society. On six consecutive Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a. More...

Critics pick ‘Melancholia’ as best film of ’11

NEW YORK ( AP) — The National Society of Film Critics selected Lars von Trier’s drama “Melancholia” as the best picture of 2011 during its annual meeting Saturday. More...