It’s a busy week on-screen, as The Harbor Theatre presents Susan Sarandon in “The Meddler,” Thursday, June 16; “Love & Friendship,” Friday-Sunday, June 17-19; “Weiner,” rated R, at 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 20-23; and a free screening of “How To Die In Oregon,” with audience discussion at 1 p.m., June 22.
Monday, June 20 marks the first day of summer. For the first week of summer, not only do we have terrific movies, we continue our free Talking Art in Maine series and we launch our first of six monthly encores of wonderful plays originally broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. This month, following on his hosting duties at the Tony Awards, James Corden can be seen in his hysterical Tony Award-winning performance of “One Man, Two Guvnors.” In July, Helen Mirren returns in her multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience.” Such fun.
Strawberries are ripening in the fields, soon to be transformed into luscious shortcakes piled high with real whipped cream, jam, and ice cream to be made available at the upcoming Strawberry Festival at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset. The 64th annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” concludes its run Thursday night, June 9, followed by Susan Sarandon in “The Meddler” and Oscar-winning director Charles Ferguson’s new film about global warming, “Time to Choose” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
Our summer schedule is in full swing, with shows daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. This week, there are two exceptions: Wednesday night, June 15, when Damariscotta’s annual town meeting will take place at the theater, and Thursday night, June 16, when we will host a special free event by the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. We hope you’ll join us.
Starting Wednesday, June 8 the Waldoboro Farmers Market will offer fresh produce and other goodies at Cider Hill Farm, 777 W. Main Street (old Route 1). A variety of popular local vendors will be on hand from 3-6 p.m. on that day.
The Waldoboro Woman’s Club will hold its annual Whale of a Sale event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the VFW Hall on Mill Street in Waldoboro. Featured at the sale will be “trash” and treasures, including antiques, as well as a silent auction, which is always popular. Bidding for the auction will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
The Olde Bristol Days committee is excited to announce, once again, that Portland’s finest reggae band, Stream, will be returning on Saturday, June 11 to rock the harbor at The Contented Sole restaurant in New Harbor, overlooking the Pemaquid River and John’s Bay. The Rock the Harbor event will begin at 4 p.m. on that day.
Dependable, likable guy-next-door Tom Hanks follows up his performance in “Bridge of Spies” with a new comedy/drama, “A Hologram for the King.” See the film as part of our summer schedule of two shows daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the exception of a brief musical interlude this week with our friends from Hearts Ever Young.
The Maine-made movie “The Congressman” plays Thursday, May 19 followed by Tom Hanks in “A Hologram for the King,” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
Shot on Monhegan Island and with the State House in Augusta doubling for the U.S. Capitol building, “The Congressman” brings our neighborhood to the big screen. Having premiered while a work-in-progress at the Maine International Film Festival, the Maine-based drama has now gone into wide release and opens on Friday, May 20 at Lincoln Theater.
From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, and Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, both of Union, are teaming up to offer a memorable day of Maine wine, spirits, gifts, and treats.
The first summer supper of the season will be held at Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb on Saturday, May 21. Guests are encouraged to start arriving at 4 p.m.; the supper will start at 5 p.m. People are invited to gather, browse in the thrift shop, check out the items on the free table, pick up a book for summer reading, or simply share summer experiences. Homemade baked beans, casseroles, salads, and desserts will be on offer for supper.
As Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail put it, “Although the likes of Blythe Danner and Lily Tomlin have recently headlined films, it’s rare to find a woman over the age of 50 (or, really, 35) top-lining her own movie – and even more unlikely for that film to center on said woman’s sexual desires. Yet against all odds, here is ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris,’ a sharp dramedy focusing on the romantic stirrings of a lonely office worker, played with considerable wit and verve by the 69-year-old Sally Field.” She’s come a long way since “The Flying Nun.” Don’t miss her.