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Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Pygmalion
Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:15 PM. Prof. Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then bond, and trouble ensues.

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Acadia Repretory Theatre Presents: Cinderella
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.

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The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Bee Parks and the Hornets at The Criterion
Bee Parks and the Hornets is an original indie pop-rock band for young audiences presented by Barn Arts Collective that uses live music, puppetry, and audience participation to encourage kindness, environmental stewardship and movement! Join us every Thursday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. July 5-September 2. Click here for more information.

Friday, July 20
Sips Presents: Happy Hour with Brian Kupiec
Join us at 4PM for Happy Hour with Brian Kupiec! Reservations recommended - call 244-4550.

Friday, July 20
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Michael and the Ya Yas
7-10PM: $5 at the door. Michael Anderson on piano and vocals is joined by Phil Kell on guitar, Bobby Duron on drums, and Mark Kantor on harmonica.

Saturday, July 21
Barn Arts Collective Presents: Island Environmental: A View of MDI through Photography, Science and Word
7PM at the Barn: A work-in-progress showing from resident artists in the Barn Arts Residency Program Cheryl Novins & Michele Benoit. Exploring conservation issues on MDI through the use of photography with a nod to science, prose, and the spoken word. Rated G. Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 21
Claremont Hotel Concert Series: Accomplished Students of Kneisel Hall
8:15 PM in the Clarkpoint Room. Classical concert presented by small groups of students from Blue HIll’s prestigious Kneisel Hall. Information available at 244-5036. Parking is reserved for hotel guests. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Thursday, July 24
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Kneisel Hall Chamber Concert
7:00 pm: Southwest Harbor Public Library presents the Kneisel Hall Chamber Concert on Thursday, July 26, 7:00 pm. 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 24
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:15 PMVanya & Sonia have never left their childhood home, while sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha & her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the quiet household into utter chaos as its residents & visitors get swept up in an mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape.

Wednesday, July 25
Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Gus LaCasse
7PM: Join us at 7pm for Wednesday Night Music with Gus LaCasse! Reservations recommended - all 244-4550.

Wednesday, July 25
Barn Arts Collective Presents: Under the Light
7-9PM location TBD: The dancer and the painter: Jan Pinkerton and Joanna Logue. A new work daring to expose the underlying resilience that reveals our identity, and exploring themes common to the human condition such fear, loss and courage. *Part of our Local Residency Series, featuring local artists and stories. Rated PG-13 Click for more details.

Friday, July 27
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Bobbi Lane with Peter Lindquist
7-10PM: $5 at the door. RockBox Food Co. on site, cooking up great eats. Bobbi Lane was born in Western Maine, skiing and boating, always on the go. Music started early, about 4. First gig, standing on the toy box singing to a room full of stuffed animals and taking a five minute bow.

Saturday, July 28
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance's Annual Gallery on the Green
Saturday 9-5; Sunday 10-5: On the Pemetic School Lawn in Southwest Harbor. More than 50 of Maine's most recognized artists, including winners of top awards and national competitions, will take part in this summer's Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine's annual outdoor shows. Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 28
Barn Arts Collective Presents: FORA / The Casualties of Need
7-9PM at the Barn: FORA is a musical about love, family and country told through the eyes of 17 year old Gigi and the citizens of the island nation of Forafu. Casualties is about a 26 year old biracial woman begins to heal the fragmented relationship with her father she discovers that some of her anger towards him has less to do with who he is but what he is, black. PG / PG13. Click for more info.

Friday, August 3
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Djar Djar
7-10PM: Local and original alt-rock band Djar Djar comes to Fogtown! See them at: https://djardjardjardjar.bandcamp.com/ . $5 at the door. RockBox Food Co. available.

Saturday, August 4
Island Arts Association's Made In Maine Craft Fair
8AM - 2PM at Knowlton Park in Ellsworth: Our 3rd Craft Fair in Knowlton Park --- our fair coincides with the Ellsworth Rotary's pancake breakfast - hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 9
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Find Out
7-10PM: Find Out comes to Fogtown! Featuring composer Danny Fisher-Lochhead and his ensemble of master jazz musicians. More about Find out at: https://dannyfisherlochhead.bandcamp.com/. $10 at the door. Eat At Joe's food truck will be here to feed you!

Friday, August 10
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Freemont Street String Band
6-9PM: Cool off from those dog days of summer with a night of cool brews and Yankee Bluegrass! $10 at the door.

Saturday, August 11
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance's Annual Gallery on the Green
Saturday 9-5; Sunday 10-5: On the Pemetic School Lawn in Southwest Harbor. More than 50 of Maine's most recognized artists, including winners of top awards and national competitions, will take part in this summer's Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine's annual outdoor shows. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 11
Claremont Hotel Concert Series: Tom Snow & Elizabeth Synott
8:15 PM in the Clarkpoint Room. Jazz & show tunes by pianist Thomas Snow and vocalist Elizabeth Synott. Information available at 244-5036. Parking is reserved for hotel guests. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Tuesday, August 14
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:15 PM. Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

Friday, August 17
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Blind Albert
7-10PM: Blind Albert, blues and rock singer/songwriter. Learn more at: https://www.bandmix.com/blindalbert/. $5 at the door. RockBox Food Co. available.

Saturday, August 18
Barn Arts Collective Presents: Emma Goldman's Good Tyme Anarchist Ice Cream Cafe / PS 96
7-9PM at the Barn: Kate Sheridan & Christine Freije. A one-woman exploration of the true historical story of legendary lady anarchist Emma Goldman's one-time ice cream shop ownership, the assassination it inspired, and the still all-too-pertinent themes of men, money, and power - WITH ICE CREAM! Rated PG-13.

Saturday, August 18
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Milk & Honey Rebellion
7-10PM: The Milk & Honey Rebellion returns to Fogtown to put on another great show of originals and covers inspired by alt, folk and rock! $5 at the door. YumBus will be here serving street-food faves.

Saturday, August 18
Claremont Hotel Concert Series: Thomas Snow Trio
8:15 PM in the Clarkpoint Room. Traditional & contemporary jazz by pianist Thomas Snow, saxophonist Ralph Norris, and bassist Tim Webb. Information available at 244-5036. Parking is reserved for hotel guests. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Sunday, August 19
Island Arts Association's 14th Annual Fair at Southwest Harbor
10AM - 5PM: Join us on the Pemetic School Lawn in Southwest Harbor for the finest locally made arts and crafts! Click here for more infomration.

Saturday, August 25
Claremont Hotel Concert Series: The Hot Club of Portland
8:15 PM in the Clarkpoint Room. Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt by guitarists Brian Killough & Mike Arciero, bassist John Hunter and violinist Jason Anick. Information available at 244-5036. Parking is reserved for hotel guests. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Tuesday, August 28
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Garden Party
4-6PM: Join us for a fun little gathering. There will be live music and food for purchase from Eat At Joe's food truck. A portion of sales will benefit Health Equity Alliance. To learn more about Health Equity Alliance, go to: https://www.facebook.com/mehealthequity/

Saturday, September 1
Island Arts Association's Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair
Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-5: On the Village Green in Bar Harbor. Our annual two day craft fair in the Village Green - featuring artisans from MDI, the outer islands, Hancock County and a few from other areas of Maine.

Saturday, September 1
Claremont Hotel Concert Series: The Kinhaven Duo
8:15 PM in the Clarkpoint Room. Sonatas of Schubert and Beethoven performed by pianist James Parakilas and violinist Mary Hunter. Information available at 244-5036. Parking is reserved for hotel guests. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Saturday, October 6
Island Arts Association's 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair
10AM - 3PM on the Pemetic School Lawn in downtown Southwest Harbor. Join us again this year to celebrate the harvest season with great handmade, local artisans' crafts. Click here for more information.

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