When he’s not making lip balm, organizing road races, or taking stats for a local high school basketball team, Waldoboro native Lucas McNelly makes films. This September, he plans to shoot his next one, “Maine Noir,” in his hometown.
The Downeast Brass quintet is a musical powerhouse of bold and glorious sound. Hear and see them perform during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, July 29, 5-8 p.m., as they use the new sidewalks as performance space and perform throughout the village.
The Saltwater Artists Gallery is holding a silent auction with the total proceeds to go to the Seagull Shop and Restaurant in New Harbor which burned down last September.
On the sunny afternoon of Friday, July 16, six children paraded through the Merry Barn in Edgecomb juggling colorful scarves to the beat of an old-fashioned circus song. Their families watched from their seats with astonished expressions, wondering how their child learned to juggle in less than a week.
A pastel landscape workshop will be held at Gwendolyn Evans Gallery, 75 Hunters Landing Road, Walpole, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.
“These are times that need live music. And I don’t know of anything that brings people together like the joy of hearing traditional jazz live,” says Elizabeth Bougerol, co-leader of The Hot Sardines, with pianist and bandleader, Evan Palazzo.
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, has performed at the White House, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” On Thursday, July 15, Matt Nakoa comes to the stage at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.
On Thursday, July 15, The Lincoln Home is hosting the first of three concerts in their Summer Music Series on the shore of the Damariscotta River. Orville Lee, incredibly talented singer and songwriter, will be the opening act starting at 6 p.m. The Boneheads will perform from 7-9 p.m.
On a dark and foggy night in September 2020, the beloved SeaGull Shop and Restaurant, on Pemaquid Point, burned to the ground.
Midcoast Conservancy is delighted to offer a jazz concert at Hidden Valley Nature Center featuring the internationally renowned Jamie Saft Trio plus special guests on Saturday, August 28, from 4‑6 p.m. In addition to Saft on keyboards, the trio includes Stu Mahan on bass, John Mettam on drums, with Vanessa Saft on vocals. Additional guest musicians will also make an appearance.
Community theater auditions are being held by appointment over zoom from Thursday, July 1 to Saturday, July 3. River Company is presenting an outside production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream the first weekend in August.
When summer is in full bloom, galleries and art walks welcome visitors and residents to view the diverse works of artists in Maine. This year, Bremen Library on Route 32 will host a show by Sharon Marchi during the month of July. The works include both oil on canvas and watercolor paintings. A reception on Friday, July 9 from 4-7 p.m. is open to the community.
Wiscasset held its first full-scale art walk in two years the evening of Thursday, June 24.
Two new member artists of the Pemaquid Art Gallery, John Butke, of Boothbay, and Gwendolyn Evans, of Walpole, share a few similarities: extensive and impressive professional careers in teaching and creating art, their own local galleries, and a deep love of the beauties of coastal Maine.
Skidompha Library is excited to welcome Vanessa Levat, from Music Together of Bath/Brunswick, to its virtual kids programming this July. Levat will be teaching a free four-week music class for the community. Classes will take place on Zoom at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in July.