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Arts Calendar

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Thursday, May 25
Coda Presents: Brian Kupiec and Bill Haynes
Bill Haynes and Brian Kupiec have been playing together now for several years. Performing original arrangements of roots, folk rock, ballads and blues, they cover Americana with a fresh take on a wide landscape of diverse music. Individually and together they represent a lifetime of well crafted music. Doors open for dinner at 5:00. Music starts at 6:00. Reservations at 244.8133.

Friday, May 26
Coda Presents: Big Tree
Big Tree is a new group on the MDI music scene, but it's comprised of familiar faces. Former frontman of The Beatroots, Bowen Swersey will be joined by stalwarts Phil Kell on fretless bass, Beau Lisy on percussion, and the outstanding Gus LaCasse on fiddle. Doors open for dinner at 5:00. Music starts at 6:30. Reservations at 244.8133.

Friday, May 26
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Outlaw, a New Musical
7PM at the Barn, 130 Tremont Road, Tremont, ME. With Kate Mulley, Andy Peterson and Benita de Wit. Excerpts and songs from a new musical about the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. Rated PG 13. For reservations, call 207-412-9435​.

Saturday, May 27
Mirthapalooza: A Night to Celebrate Larry Stettner, Hosted by the Barn Arts Collective
7 PM - 11 PM at the Legion Hall in Southwest Harbor. Sponsored by the Village Green Arts Association. The musicians of MDI and surrounding areas are feeling the great loss of our favorite audience member, Larry Stettner, and his wife, Franny. We're paying tribute to him the best way we know how -- with a giant music festival. Admission is by donation. Cash Bar. All ages welcome.

Saturday, May 27
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Signal
7PM at the Pacific Hall, 737 Tremont Road, Tremont, ME. Featuring In the Water Theatre Company. A fantastical adventure of a young hero's journey to save those who have been taken by their technological devices. Rated PG. For reservations, call 207-412-9435​.

Friday, June 2
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: PullFace
7PM at the Pacific Hall, 737 Tremont Road, Tremont, ME. Featuring Daria Miyeko Marinelli and Kristan Seemel. A devised song cycle asking if ugliness can be a way to power in the digital age. Rated PG-13. For reservations, call 207-412-9435​.

Saturday, June 3
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Deia - A Live Album
7PM at the Barn, 130 Tremont Road, Tremont, ME. Featuring Namarah. Indie-Hip hop artist, Namarah, taps into the worlds of Funk, Rock and Poetry to produce her debut album Deia, a project fully recorded at The Barn. Rated G. For reservations, call 207-412-9435​.

Friday, June 9
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: House of Telescopes
7PM at the Barn, 130 Tremont Road, Tremont, ME. Featuring Katie Looney. A divided artist commune in rural America​ struggles under the weight of hopelessness in this folkpunk theater piece. Rated PG-13. For reservations, call 207-412-9435​.

Saturday, June 10
SWH Library Presents: Barbara Strubell - Artist's Reception
1:30 - 3:00 pm: All are invited to a reception to meet the artist, Barbara Strubell. "I really want people to see the world that I have created," Barbara says. There will be light refreshments and a display of her wonderful art. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, June 10
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Outside the World
7PM at the Legion Hall in SWH. Featuring La Foule. One day and one night in a refugee camp. An audience immersive show about dignity, survival and the complex nature of charity in the age of evacuation. Rated PG-13. For reservations, call 207-412-9435​.

Wednesday, June 14
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: River Whyless with the Blake Rosso Band
6PM at The Boathouse, 300 Tremont Road. Part of the Boathouse Concert Series

Tuesday, June 27
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Gin Game
Tuesday - Sunday at 8:15 through July 9. Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Their conversations become a battle, much like the ongoing gin games. Info: 244-7260

Wednesday, June 28
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Velveteen Rabbit
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM, continues through August 19. A stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen is given as a Christmas present to a small boy. The boy plays with his other new presents and forgets the velveteen rabbit for a time. One day, the boy comes down with with scarlatina, and the rabbit sits with him as he recovers. Thus many adventures follow! Info: 244-7260

Tuesday, July 4
Island Arts Association Present: YMCA/YWCA MDI Craft Fair
9AM to 3PM at the YMCA in Bar Harbor. This fair is a fundraiser for the YMCA and YWCA. The Island Arts Association was formed in 1975 by a group of Mount Desert Island artisans, with the idea of promoting individual local craftspeople by hosting group shows. Find unique gifts and support two great organizations. Email us at: islandartsassociation@gmail.com with any questions.

Tuesday, July 11
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Christians
Tuesday - Sunday at 8:15 through July 23. Pastor Paul does not believe in Hell, and today, he's going to preach a sermon that finally says what he really believes. He thinks all the people in his church are going be happy to hear what he has to say. He's wrong. Info: 244-7260

Saturday, July 15
Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival Craft Fair
Continues July 16: 10AM to 2PM daily. Many wonderful locally-made crafts available to you to help celebrate the festival. Location: Pemetic Lawn, Southwest Harbor. Call 244-3713 for more information.

Thursday, July 20
SWH Library Presents: Kneisel Hall Chamber Concert
7:00PM: Southwest Harbor Public Library presents the Kneisel Hall Chamber Concert on Thursday, July 20. This free concert will be held at St. John Church, across the street from the Library. For more information, please call the Library, 244-7065.

Tuesday, July 25
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Bus Stop
Tuesday - Sunday at 8:15 through August 13. The play is set in a diner about 25 miles west of Kansas City in early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters (five on the bus) have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from about 1 to 5 a.m. Quasi-romantic relationships ensue between various characters. Info: 244-7260

Saturday, July 29
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
Continues Sunday, July 30. The Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine (CFAAM) was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit charitable organization. Its mission is to provide a venue for artists from or connected to Maine by hosting juried shows in outdoor gallery settings. Join us 9-5 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday for this exhibit of original Maine art. Pemetic Lawn, Southwest Harbor.

Saturday, August 5
Island Arts Association's 2nd Annual Fair at Knowlton Park
Join us for our off-island fair! There will be lots of great arts and crafts to shop for, as well as other activities! Click here for more information. Location: Knowlton Park, State St., Ellsworth.

Saturday, August 12
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
Continues Sunday, August 13. The Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine (CFAAM) was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit charitable organization. Its mission is to provide a venue for artists from or connected to Maine by hosting juried shows in outdoor gallery settings. Join us 9-5 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday for this exhibit of original Maine art. Pemetic Lawn, Southwest Harbor.

Tuesday, August 15
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
Tuesday - Sunday at 8:15 through September 3. Hercule Poirot and his friend Arthur Hastings are summoned to visit a famous physicist, Sir Claud Amory, but they discover on their arrival that he has been murdered. The plot revolves around a stolen formula, with Poirot deducing which of Sir Claud's house guests/family members is the killer. Info: 244-7260

Sunday, August 20
Island Arts Association Present: 13th Annual Fair at Southwest Harbor
10AM to 5PM on the Pemetic Lawn in Southwest Harbor. The Island Arts Association was formed in 1975 by a group of Mount Desert Island artisans, with the idea of promoting individual local craftspeople by hosting group shows. Come find unique treasures and meet the local artists! Email us at: islandartsassociation@gmail.com with any questions.

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