“Lives Well Lived” plays Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m. All tickets for the Friday matinee are $6.
Our run of Academy Award-winning films concludes this week with, so he says, the final screen performance by the great three-time Oscar winner, Daniel Day-Lewis. And, oh — those clothes!
Viva, Rhodes and Garren: “Viva Cuba” is the name of the fantastic photography exhibit currently on the walls of The Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Featuring photographs from recent trips to Cuba by Katherine Garren, of Damariscotta, and Gisela H. Rhodes, of Newcastle, this show is must-see stuff. Rhodes (and her dog), incidentally, volunteer once a week at Skidompha.
As part of the popular summer concert series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union, popular singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will appear on Saturday evening, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln County Community Theater, the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, is knee-deep in preparation for this year’s winter musical. This time, the company will present Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5: The Musical,” which will open on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. for a four-performance weekend.
The Vassar Night Owls is one of the oldest female a cappella groups in the United States. The group was founded in 1942 during a flu epidemic at Vassar College in New York. The group specializes in jazz but sings a varied repertoire.
On Saturday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m., McGrory & Wolf Gallery in Waldoboro will hold a special celebration for St. Patrick’s Day. On display will be a handsome piece of calligraphy, 1980 vintage, that gallery owner and artist Polly McGrory designed as a gift for her aunt, Mary McGrory. Mary McGrory wrote a political commentary column for The Washington Post and won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, during her long career.
Die Kunst des feinen Porzellans: I am back from my two-week vacation in Bavaria, Germany, where I had a great time. One of the interesting arts-related things I did – besides just taking in some of the beautiful architecture, such as Wahnfried Haus in Bayreuth, the preserved former home of the late German composer Richard Wagner – was check out Seltmann Weiden, the world-famous manufacturer of fine porcelain in the small city of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, where my son and his family live.
The smelting of iron ore and the craft of blacksmithing have been enormously important to human cultures worldwide for more than 3,000 years. Blacksmiths were so essential to ancient peoples that blacksmith gods appear in Greek, Roman, and numerous other mythologies from Africa to Ireland.
Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Pemaquid Watershed Association office art gallery, at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta, to view some beautiful pieces of art from the PWA collection. These pieces were generously donated to the organization over the past few years. The collection includes paintings, photographs, prints, and drawings, most of which are original works of art that range in size and scope.
“Call Me by Your Name,” rated R and running 130 minutes, will play at Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothee Chalamet), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The free live music series at Oxbow’s farmhouse brewery in Newcastle continues in March on Friday evenings. The O.G.’s will perform on Friday, March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce Rosa Lane as winner of the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates excellence in poetry.
The Academy Awards take place this Sunday evening – and the nominees for Best Picture and other categories continue this week at Lincoln Theater. Will last week’s “Three Billboards” take home the grand prize? Or might this week’s “The Shape of Water?”
The free live music series continues on Friday evenings at Oxbow’s Farmhouse Brewery, with Steve Jones performing on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.