Midcoast Conservancy is delighted to offer a jazz concert at Hidden Valley Nature Center featuring the internationally-renown Jamie Saft Quartet on Aug. 28, from 4-6 p.m. In addition to Saft on keyboards, the quartet includes Bill McHenry on tenor saxophone, Jim Lyden on acoustic bass and Gary Gemmiti on drums. This fundraiser is a return visit after last summer’s sold-out show.
A new show at the Damariscotta River Grill will transform the walls with summer colors and images, exploring a number of themes and capturing the light and beauty of Maine.
The arrival of August begins the second half of the season at Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol. At the mid-summer mark each season, artists refresh their displays with new work. Even if visitors have been to the gallery earlier this year, it’s worth another visit to view the wide variety of artwork created by this year’s 32 juried members.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer than with some family favorites on the stage and screen. First, head down to the theater for an Indiana Jones double header! Two all-time favorites, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Last Crusade,” are playing just two screenings each this Thursday through Saturday.
The public is invited to a mid-season art opening and event honoring patrons of the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol, Thursday, Aug. 4, from 5-6:30 p.m.
For the second year in a row, Sylvan Gallery is pleased to offer an exhibition of the extraordinary oil paintings of Neal Hughes and Crista Pisano, two renowned landscape artists recognized for their skill at capturing the essence of their subject.
The Caldbeck Gallery, at 12 Elm St. in Rockland, will open four new exhibits on first Friday, Aug. 5, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The shows will continue through Sept. 11.
The Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor is pleased to exhibit works by Cynthia Smith.
The South Bristol Rutherford Library is excited to announce its first-ever group art show to be held at the library during the month of August.
Local author William Anthony will sign copies of his novel, “Farnsy,” at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta on Saturday afternoon, July 30, from 1-3 p.m.
The Lincoln Theater’s very own film festival, The MidCoast Film Fest, takes place this weekend, beginning Friday, July 29, and continuing through Sunday, July 31. This season, the theater will screen 18 original films, ranging from feature length, shorts, and documentaries, that are all based on a true story.
For two weekends in mid-summer three actors will walk into a labyrinth and hilarity will ensue. River Company is bringing its second Shakespeare-based production to the circle of stones at the Edgecomb Community Church, but this is no typical rendition of a traditional Shakespeare play.
The Wiscasset Art Walk tradition of making community art continues Thursday, July 28, from 5-8 p.m. Musicians and woodworkers will stake out their spot on the sidewalk to hand-make percussive instruments for visitors to play.
Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee will be discussing “Bygone Ballads of Maine – Songs of Ships & Sailors” at the Bristol Area Library beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. They will share their adventures in various archives and present examples of songs they found there.